2018 Festival

The BEYOND Festival will run from 5th – 22nd July 2018.

Click here to download a .pdf of the festival programme

Click here to download a .pdf map of the BEYOND Festival venues

You can also view events and venue details on the calendar below:

Jul
11
Wed
Clowning Around (2) @ Chapel FM
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Practically Theatre has worked in collaboration with The Clown Space to devise Clowning Around; a playful theatre performance exploring what we do (and do not) find funny!

Practically Theatre works with performers with learning disabilities devising
theatre. The skills and ideas of the individual performers create the performances you see. The company has spent eight weeks working with The Clown Space to create this work, investigating what makes us laugh in the hope it will amuse you too!

Join the performers on a journey through play, laughter, failure and fun. “Laughing is easy, you open your mouth and go HA HA HA!”

Clowning Around (1) @ Kirk Deighton Village Hall
Jul 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Practically Theatre has worked in collaboration with The Clown Space to devise Clowning Around; a playful theatre performance exploring what we do (and do not) find funny!

Practically Theatre works with performers with learning disabilities devising
theatre. The skills and ideas of the individual performers create the performances you see. The company has spent eight weeks working with The Clown Space to create this work, investigating what makes us laugh in the hope it will amuse you too!

Join the performers on a journey through play, laughter, failure and fun. “Laughing is easy, you open your mouth and go HA HA HA!”

Expressions (1) @ Northern Ballet
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of inclusive dance groups from Yorkshire and beyond.

Expressions showcases the work of community and professional inclusive dance groups from across the Yorkshire region and beyond. As the only event of its kind in Leeds, Expressions gives talented disabled dancers the chance to perform on a professional stage.

This year, Expressions welcomes Casson & Friends, a record-breaking dance theatre company creating work which focuses on collaboration, interaction and joy.
They will be performing their fun, family adventure, Night at the Theatre. Alongside Casson & Friends, we will be showcasing the exciting work of Opening Doors from Malta, TIN Arts and Northern Ballet’s very own Ability.

Jul
12
Thu
Expressions (2) matinée @ Northern Ballet
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm

A celebration of inclusive dance groups from Yorkshire and beyond.

Expressions showcases the work of community and professional inclusive dance groups from across the Yorkshire region and beyond. As the only event of its kind in Leeds, Expressions gives talented disabled dancers the chance to perform on a professional stage.

This year, Expressions welcomes Casson & Friends, a record-breaking dance theatre company creating work which focuses on collaboration, interaction and joy.
They will be performing their fun, family adventure, Night at the Theatre. Alongside Casson & Friends, we will be showcasing the exciting work of Opening Doors from Malta, TIN Arts and Northern Ballet’s very own Ability.

Expressions (2) @ Northern Ballet
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of inclusive dance groups from Yorkshire and beyond.

Expressions showcases the work of community and professional inclusive dance groups from across the Yorkshire region and beyond. As the only event of its kind in Leeds, Expressions gives talented disabled dancers the chance to perform on a professional stage.

This year, Expressions welcomes Casson & Friends, a record-breaking dance theatre company creating work which focuses on collaboration, interaction and joy.
They will be performing their fun, family adventure, Night at the Theatre. Alongside Casson & Friends, we will be showcasing the exciting work of Opening Doors from Malta, TIN Arts and Northern Ballet’s very own Ability.

Jul
14
Sat
BEYOND @ Kirkgate Market @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dance, clowns, strange goings-on and more…

A selection of performances to move you, make you laugh and get you thinking. BEYOND will be taking over the Leeds Kirkgate Market Event Space. Expect dance, drama, clowning around, the weird and the wonderful and much much more.

Pop by to see just one performance or stay the whole day to see everything!

Jul
18
Wed
Connections @ Artlink West Yorkshire
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artists Rozi Fuller and Jim Bond have worked with Naburn Court participants to explore connections through print, collage, drawing and painting.
All expressed in the final installation piece through light, shadow and projection.
A workshop led by the artists will accompany this piece from 1pm – 3pm.

 

Jul
19
Thu
BEYOND @ Armley Mills @ Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interactive performance with storytelling, music and movement at a museum.

The Eden group from Pyramid of Arts present A Journey Through the Mills, an interactive performance inspired by Armley Mills. This performances uses the sounds, sights, and stories of Armley Mills to tell the tale of the area’s history, and what the site means to people today.

We invite you to enjoy music, movement, and storytelling, all written and performed by the Eden group. Join us as we re-imagine what life was like as a mill worker, and tell the stories long hidden within the mill’s walls.

NB This event is not ticketed but there is an entry fee to the museum.  £4 adults, £3.20 concessions, £2 children.  Carers free.

Jul
20
Fri
Symposium @ Studio 24
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

How can we work together to make things better for artists with learning disabilities? Come and have a conversation with everyone involved with  BEYOND.

There will be a chance to meet some of the artists involved in the BEYOND Festival and find out more about the work that they do, network with other organisations in the city and beyond, have fun and meet new people.

We will also be asking ourselves questions about the barriers that still exist to for artists with learning disabilities, and what we might do together to overcome these barriers.

Tarzanne (evening) @ Interplay
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A retelling of Tarzan, designed to stimulate all your senses.

Tarzanne tells the story of a young girl lost to the jungle as a toddler, growing up with an adoptive family of apes. Join us at Interplay, the National Sensory Theatre, come inside our immersive 360° dome, and discover Tarzanne’s journey from the lush forests that raised her to the concrete jungle of her wealthy family in the Victorian world.  Will they be able to civilise this feral child?

Jul
21
Sat
Tarzanne (afternoon) @ Interplay
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

A retelling of Tarzan, designed to stimulate all your senses.

Tarzanne tells the story of a young girl lost to the jungle as a toddler, growing up with an adoptive family of apes. Join us at Interplay, the National Sensory Theatre, come inside our immersive 360° dome, and discover Tarzanne’s journey from the lush forests that raised her to the concrete jungle of her wealthy family in the Victorian world.  Will they be able to civilise this feral child?