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:
- The Ilkley Literature Festival
- Big Bookend Festival
- Mill Hill Chapel
- Riptide Theatre
- The Leeds International Film Festival
- Leeds University
- Leeds Beckett University
- Alchemy Anew
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.