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

Headingley LitFest 'Between the Lines' Event: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex

Thursday 27th September,
19:30 to 21:00

A Headingley LitFest ‘Between the Lines’ event Merry Melancholy presents the play: A Rehearsal of the Life and Death of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex Tudor song and drama with Jenny Hill a more...

Thoresby Society -The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction of Dialysis in Britain

Monday 1st October,
18:30 to 20:00

The Country is against us: Leeds and the introduction  of Dialysis in Britain. Dr John Turney shows how Leeds led the way in this important field of medicine.This is a FREE event more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (FS2018)

Saturday 6th October,
13:15 to 16:00

Members' Film Club: The Anti-war War Season  Details are only available in the library. £4.00 including refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY! more...

Frankenstein at The Leeds Library

Tuesday 9th October,
17:15 to 18:00

For 3 days only, from Tuesday 9 Oct  - Thursday 11 Oct , the Leeds Library presents a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices more...