Ten Weeks in Morley

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 Morley
for ages 55+
with Yorkshire Dance
Opera North
Phoenix Dance Theatre

Morleian Room, Morley Town Hall
Mondays, from 12 October – 14 December
10.00am – 12 noon

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
with Yorkshire Dance
Gentle movement-play to stimulate mind and body. You don’t have to be a dancer – this is for any body. Laughs Guaranteed.

2, 9 & 16 Nov
with Opera North
Sing ON with Opera North in a relaxed and friendly environment; sing some songs and make a lovely sound together.

23, 30 Nov & 7 Dec
with 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
Pre-Christmas party!
Celebrate the end of Ten Weeks in Morley, 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 Rothwell with sessions led by West Yorkshire Playhouse, Yorkshire Dance and Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties, and one in Gipton with Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

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.