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Leeds Beckett BA Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition

After winning her heat in November 2019 Leeds Beckett University student, Lucy Robinson, got through to the grand final which took place on the 10th of December 2019 in the famous Dark Horse, Belfast.

17/01/20
The Georges Perec book cover

Georges Perec book chapter and reading

Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts, delivered a reading at the book launch of a new edited volume titled Georges Perec’s Geographies.

30/10/19
Rowena Smith

Studying MA Music Production

Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.

28/10/19
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Teresa Brayshaw holding a copy of The 21st Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.

Group of people sat on stairs outside studio

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

"Page 127", a creation by Maria Popova of Performing Arts

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.

Oliver performing Ursonate Post-truth

Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray, the Dean of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and Head of Performing Arts performed his solo work Ursonate Post-truth in Venice on Friday 10 May.

24/05/19
Staff and Students

European Unions: Chapter Two

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

The performers in action

Academics work premieres at SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance

Dance academic and choreographer Beth Cassani (Leeds Beckett University) has collaborated with Joseph Mercier (NSCD and Panic Lab) to make a new full-length touring show. The Faun Project premiered at the SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance at York Theatre Royal at the end of February.

13/03/19
Performance

European Unions: Chapter One

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Music:Leeds

Sound good together with Music:Leeds

New organization launched to coordinate, support, promote and develop the Leeds’ music industry.

10/02/19
Dr Miller and her band Charanga del Norte onstage

Dr Sue Miller talks about her band, Charanga del Norte

Dr Sue Miller was invited to join other special guests at the season launch at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on 28 January to talk about her band - Charanga del Norte - and her Cuban music, dance and animation collaboration with professional Cuban dancer-animator (and ex Leeds Beckett alumni BA (Hons) Animation) Guillermo Davis.

29/01/19
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Cast of "Department of Distraction"

The Department of Distractions: Third Angel’s Dr Alex Kelly asks “What aren’t you looking at?”

Leeds Beckett academic Alex Kelly / Third Angel brings to Sheffield Theatres a conspiracy-theory detective story for the 21st century. The Department of Distractions is a play about an organisation so clandestine you won’t have heard of them. Until now.

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