Ten Weeks in Rothwell

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 Rothwellfor ages 55+
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Yorkshire Dance
& City Varieties Music Hall

Fridays, from 16 October – 18 December
10.30am – 12 noon

Rothwell Parish Centre
except 30 Oct, 6 & 13 Nov
at Rothwell Baptist Church

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 Friday, 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.


16, 23 & 30 Oct
West Yorkshire Playhouse
What are the incredible stories of your community? Explore and celebrate the character of Rothwell through memories, movement, music and words.

6, 13 & 20 Nov
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.

27 Nov, 4 & 11 Dec
City Varieties Music Hall
Remembering the BBC’s Good Old Days, explore objects, photos and film before sharing stories in a relaxed, friendly environment.

18 Dec 
Celebrate the end of Ten Weeks in Rothwell, and look forward to what’s next… Fun, 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


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 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.