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Young at Arts

The LEAF Partnership • Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties • Northern Ballet • Opera North • Phoenix Dance Theatre • West Yorkshire Playhouse • Yorkshire Dance • presents
Young at Arts

Young at Arts is a two-year project, part of Time to Shine, a six-year programme delivered by Leeds Older People’s Forum and funded through Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better.

Time To Shine takes a city-wide approach to addressing the social isolation of older people. The LEAF partnership’s Young at Arts will create social opportunities through culture and the arts.

Weekly Activities

Three Months in Richmond Hill
movement and dance for ages 55+ with Yorkshire Dance
Mondays, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
9 January-27 March
Richmond Hill Community Centre, Long Close Lane, LS9 8NP
Details here

Three Months in Morley
singing and dancing for ages 55+ with Opera North & Phoenix Dance Theatre
Mondays, 10.00am – 12 noon
9 January-27 March
Morley Town Hall
Details here

Our programmes of regular activity at Halcyon Court in Headingley began again in January 2017

Monthly Activities

Food For Thought
a new project exploring food & memory
with The Real Junk Food Project for adults aged 55+
Five FREE workshops will run on
Tuesday 28 February
Tuesday 28 March
Tuesday 25 April
Tuesday 30 May
Tuesday 27 June
Armley Junk-tion Cafe, Chapel Lane, LS12 2DJ
Details here


The six arts organisations in the LEAF partnership have a wealth of experience of working with older adults, and throughout autumn 2015 and spring 2016 they have been running a series of programmes across the city for anyone aged 55 or over.


Big Lottery Fund