In recent years the Library has delivered a number of Projects to attract new audiences with the Library and to look at new ways in which we can raise the profile and engage the wider public in the work and significance of our Collections through

The Library has worked in partnership with several arts and cultural organisations.  These have included:

Below are links to some of the projects that the Library has been involved in highlighting some of the many artists, performers and writers who have collaborated to bring our Library and Collections to life.

Much of the work associated with the projects could not have been made possible without the support and funding from a number of funding bodies and grant giving trusts including the Arts Council, HLF, Leeds Inspired and The Bramall Trust.

Most notable are the projects undertaken with Alchemy Anew who with the Library have delivered several projects in recent years including Hidden Diamonds in 2015 and The Haunting: Ghosts of Every Shade in 2016 that combined music, drama, spoken work, film, visual arts, installations, dance and craft to bring unique spectacles and experiences to the Library

Below are links to some of these projects including videos of the some of our many collaborators and contributors.  We will also detail forthcoming projects that we will be taking forward on this pages.

The Hidden Diamond

 

Radiance is a specially commissioned poem written by writer, Rommi Smith  for The Hidden Diamond.

The Haunting : Ghosts of Every Shade

Filmed performances from The Haunting.

Sound clips of the Haunted Doll’s House.

Events at The Leeds Library

Yorkshire Foundation Cricket Archive - Brian Close Collection

Tuesday 29th May,
12:30 to 13:30

A talk about the recently purchased archive of Yorkshire and England Cricketer Brian Close, by Leeds Library member Brian Sanderson. This is a FREE event. more...

Charlotte Brontë in Brussels

Thursday 7th June,
19:30 to 21:30

Headingley LitFest An ‘In Between the Lines’ event Charlotte Brontë in Brussels Helen MacEwan will give an illustrated talk on her recent publication Through Belgian Eyes: Charlotte Brontë’s more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (RW2018)

Saturday 9th June,
13:15 to 16:00

PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE OF DATE!! Members' Film Club: The W&H Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Tour of the Leeds Library

Wednesday 13th June,
10:30 to 11:30

Visit the historic Leeds Library. The oldest surviving library of its kind in the UK. All welcome but booking essential. more...