Ten Weeks in Gipton

The LEAF Partnership – Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties, Northern Ballet, Opera North, Phoenix Dance Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Yorkshire Dance – invites you to

Young at Arts - 10 Weeks in Giptonfor ages 55+
Northern Ballet
Phoenix Dance Theatre
& West Yorkshire Playhouse

Mondays, from 12 October – 14 December
3.00pm – 4.00pm

Oakwood Lane Medical Practice
2 Amberton Terrace, LS8 3BZ

The six arts organisations in the LEAF partnership have a wealth of experience of working with older adults, and this Ten Week programme brings them right to your neighbourhood. Join three of them every Monday, and get creative! Try out some artistic activity, guided by professional artists.

No experience needed – and we particularly welcome people who’ve never done anything like this before. Come to as many or as few sessions as you like. They’re all FREE, and refreshments are provided.


12, 19 & 26 Oct
Northern Ballet
No tights, no tutus – a dance workshop inspired by popular music from Dean Martin to Elvis Presley. Join us to shake, rattle and roll!

2, 9 & 16 Nov
West Yorkshire Playhouse
What are the incredible stories of your community? Explore and celebrate the character of Gipton through memories, movement, music and words.

23 & 30 Nov, 7 Dec
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Light dance movement – fun-filled sessions to explore your creative side, energise you and connect you to others along the way!

14 Dec
Celebration Session
Celebrate the end of Ten Weeks in Gipton, and look forward to what’s next… Fun, food and festivities!


If you need help getting here, or would like to discuss your access needs, let us know.

Call Shabina Aslam on 0113 243 9867
or e-mail ShabinaAslam@yorkshiredance.com


Two other Ten Week programmes will be taking place before Christmas 2015 – one in Morley with sessions led by Yorkshire Dance, Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre, and one in Rothwell with Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance.

At the end of each Ten Week programme, you and the rest of the participants will be able to decide what you’d like to do next… more dance, more singing, more acting, or something completely different! How about making a radio play??


Big Lottery FundYoung 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.