It’s been a programme packed, star studded start to the Leeds International Festival…
But there’s still plenty more in the world of Music, Moving Image and Tech to come.
Today sees the launch of The Lumen Prize is the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize and encompasses the very latest technology and methodology including 360 projections, spherical screens, Virtual Reality, sensory interfaces, projection mapping, Augmented Reality and sound generators.
We also see the return of the Digital Art Debate, following on from 2016’s success Leeds Dock are excited to be hosting this year’s event at The Tetley with a Show, Tell & Discuss format of presentations, panel discussion, Q&A and networking opportunity.
Digital Art encompasses a wide range of disciplines from graphic art & photography to installations and large scale public art, with technology progressing rapidly the opportunities and implications for artists today are changing just as fast. This event provides the opportunity to hear from some of the leading figures in the UK’s digital art and technology worlds.
Tomorrow sees Make believe an event for children to come play, imagine, tinker and invent at the Leeds City Museum
We want kids dreaming up and inventing the tech of their future using coding, hacking, animation and storytelling skills to encourage more children to consider a STEAM led career path.Come play, imagine, tinker and invent at a free family event at the Leeds City Museum.
Live At Leeds
Tomorrow also sees the kick off of Live at Leeds. A music festival that has forged a reputation for being the first place to see the hottest breakthrough artists, with past LAL acts including Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Sam Smith, The 1975, Bombay Bicycle Club and Royal Blood to name a few!
Playing Live at Leeds in 2017:
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies, Nothing But Thieves, DMA’s, Gabrielle Aplin, Jagwar Ma, Teleman, Temples, The Hunna, The Pigeon Detectives, Black Honey, Clean Cut Kid, Fickle Friends, Honeyblood, Jake Isaac, Jaws, Let’s Eat Grandma, Lewis Watson, Superfood, The Amazons, The Big Moon, The Magic Gang, The Moonlandingz, Tom Grennan and over a hundred more!
To see the full lineup, for to find out more about any of the Live at Leeds artists visit www.liveatleeds.com
The Finale this Sunday
And Sundays finale, will see An afternoon of world music, free to the general public, taking place on Briggate. The stage will showcase diverse music from around the world, arranged in collaboration with South Asian Arts and Leeds West Indian Carnival. Check back for announcements of who will be performing!