Dancing in Time - Richmond Hill (c) Sara Teresa

Ten Weeks in Richmond Hill

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 Richmond Hillfor ages 55+
Yorkshire Dance
Opera North
& West Yorkshire Playhouse

Mondays, from 25 January – 4 April 2016
(no session on Easter Monday)
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Richmond Hill Community Centre
Long Close Lane, LS9 8NP

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 in 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.


25 Jan, 1 & 8 Feb
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.

15, 22 & 29 Feb
Opera North
Sing ON with Opera North in a relaxed and friendly environment; sing some songs and make a lovely sound together.

7, 14 & 21 Mar
West Yorkshire Playhouse
What are your incredible stories, and what about stories from your local community? Discover your hidden story-telling talent, then share, have fun and celebrate together.

4 Apr
Celebrate the end of Ten Weeks in Richmond Hill, and look forward to what’s next… Fun, dancing, food & 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


A range of other Ten Week programmes have been taking place in communities across Leeds since October 2015.

At the end of your 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! We’d love to hear your ideas.


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.