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Play, Sat 9 Nov 2019


New Writing with New Contemporaries

New Writing with New Contemporaries


A day long series of live performances by emerging visual artists working with text and writing to coincide with the New Contemporaries 2019 exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.

New Contemporaries are presenting a number of live performances with emerging visual artists who work with writing, literature and spoken word. From a shortlist generated by a prestigious group of nominators including Maria Fusco, Katrina Palmer, Bedwyr Williams and New Contemporaries alumni Harold Offeh and Heather Phillipson, six emerging artists from across the UK have will participate: Jude Browning, Lucy Rose Cunningham, Freya Dooley, Malachy Harvey, Leo Hermitt and Ruby Lewis.

The selected artists will receive mentoring sessions to develop new works which they will then showcase through public performances at New Contemporaries 2019 exhibition partner venue, Leeds Art Gallery on Saturday 9th November.

This programme aims to develop a new model for supporting and publicly presenting experimental writing by talented emerging artists from across the UK. New Writing with New Contemporaries, developed in collaboration with Yorkshire-based artist Nick Thurston and art writing platform Corridor8. The programme forms part of New Contemporaries 70th anniversary celebrations with new innovative activity across the year.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Toilets, baby change, full disabled access, shop, cafe. The site has a Changing Places toilet facility situated in the Gallery shop

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Nov 2019 10:00 to 17:00


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    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AA



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    By Public Transport:
    City centre civic quarter, next to Town Hall, juct 4 on city centre loop.

    Parking: with charge


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Toilets, baby change, full disabled access, shop, cafe. The site has a Changing Places toilet facility situated in the Gallery shop