Events

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

If you would like to be involved, please contact us.

Jul
5
Thu
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 5 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 5 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.

Moan Mats @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 5 all-day

Stephen Harvey’s artwork articulates the struggles and frustrations that he feels around his lack of independence and his reliance on social care. The artwork is designed to be seen in the context where these frustrations occur; tea-towels designed to tell people in noisy kitchens to be quiet, beer-mats for pubs where Stephen can’t be. The work will be on display at sites around the city,as well as in the Library.

Model City @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 5 all-day

Howard Haigh has created a large model city: houses, landmarks, roads, paths, hills and trees. Encompassing elements of Leeds, the model demonstrates his knowledge of architecture and geography as well as being a personal reflection on place.

Swarthmore Student Exhibition @ Swarthmore Education Centre
Jul 5 all-day

An exhibition of art works produced by the students
at Swarthmore including painting and drawing,
pottery and paper crafts.

Come along and have a coffee whilst admiring the
art work, find out more about Swarthmore, the
courses on offer and the excellent facilities it has.

Please call beforehand to check cafe opening hours – 0113 243 2210

Wall Art Signage @ Cafe @ Becklin Centre
Jul 5 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

People Matters have joined with Aspire CBS to produce new large scale signage with a
personal touch. Over 30 service users got involved working with artist Andrew Barton to
produce this fantastic photo collage showing a Leeds city scape merging Leeds present and
past with artwork and 30 letters standing proud in this public space. This has been a
mammoth project where artists have worked together to learn new skills and knowledge
that they have then been able to apply in creating this installation. It will remain as a
permanent fixture and available to view long after the festival has ended and the next is
planned.

The Sausage Atlas @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Andrew Towse is an artist who has produced a number of commissions, exhibitions, publications, and conference talks. Supported by artist Anne-Marie Atkinson and Pyramid of Arts, Andrew has developed strong technical skills and a distinctive way of documenting his life through photography and photomontage.

Continually throughout his practice, Andrew has documented his favourite food: a sausage sandwich on brown bread with brown sauce.  Amassing over 200 images, he was awarded a £15,000 grant from Leeds2023 to present this archive during the BEYOND festival.

A one-metre cube frame at Leeds Market marks the starting point for a trail that takes the viewer on a trip to over 20 cafes in Leeds and Morley, locations where Andrew has consumed and immortalised sausage sandwiches. The project oscillates between banal and absurd, serious and humorous; gross and delicious.

Visit the market or any BEYOND venue to pick up a map to all of the cafes where smaller cubes are displayed. Every cube has different images. You are invited to try and visit as many as possible over the festival, and perhaps sample a few sausage sandwiches yourself!

Out of Order @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Part of Moan Mats by Stephen Harvey and Julie Shackleton, this is an exhibition on the  Staircase Gallery, inspired by lifts being out of order.

The work is designed to be viewed from the bottom of the staircase and so is accessible without any need to climb stairs.

Pictures by Ria @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ria is a young artist who works with Pyramid of Arts’ YoYos Group. She is a prolific producer of abstract drawings, prints and paintings making use of bright colours and abstract patterns. This will be her first exhibition as a solo artist.

Slate – From Wall to Art @ The Original Feel Good Furniture Shop
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A transformation from wall to art personally inviting you in.

Volunteers from across Slate have come together to learn, share and
create a piece of art. They are proud to share it with all as it takes
pride of place at the entrance to their original Feel Good Furniture
Store. The group have learnt lots of new skills and explored a range of
materials with an artist from People Matters to produce a piece of art to
stand the test of time and the British weather.

Jul
6
Fri
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 6 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 6 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.

Moan Mats @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 6 all-day

Stephen Harvey’s artwork articulates the struggles and frustrations that he feels around his lack of independence and his reliance on social care. The artwork is designed to be seen in the context where these frustrations occur; tea-towels designed to tell people in noisy kitchens to be quiet, beer-mats for pubs where Stephen can’t be. The work will be on display at sites around the city,as well as in the Library.

Model City @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 6 all-day

Howard Haigh has created a large model city: houses, landmarks, roads, paths, hills and trees. Encompassing elements of Leeds, the model demonstrates his knowledge of architecture and geography as well as being a personal reflection on place.

Swarthmore Student Exhibition @ Swarthmore Education Centre
Jul 6 all-day

An exhibition of art works produced by the students
at Swarthmore including painting and drawing,
pottery and paper crafts.

Come along and have a coffee whilst admiring the
art work, find out more about Swarthmore, the
courses on offer and the excellent facilities it has.

Please call beforehand to check cafe opening hours – 0113 243 2210

Wall Art Signage @ Cafe @ Becklin Centre
Jul 6 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

People Matters have joined with Aspire CBS to produce new large scale signage with a
personal touch. Over 30 service users got involved working with artist Andrew Barton to
produce this fantastic photo collage showing a Leeds city scape merging Leeds present and
past with artwork and 30 letters standing proud in this public space. This has been a
mammoth project where artists have worked together to learn new skills and knowledge
that they have then been able to apply in creating this installation. It will remain as a
permanent fixture and available to view long after the festival has ended and the next is
planned.

The Sausage Atlas @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Andrew Towse is an artist who has produced a number of commissions, exhibitions, publications, and conference talks. Supported by artist Anne-Marie Atkinson and Pyramid of Arts, Andrew has developed strong technical skills and a distinctive way of documenting his life through photography and photomontage.

Continually throughout his practice, Andrew has documented his favourite food: a sausage sandwich on brown bread with brown sauce.  Amassing over 200 images, he was awarded a £15,000 grant from Leeds2023 to present this archive during the BEYOND festival.

A one-metre cube frame at Leeds Market marks the starting point for a trail that takes the viewer on a trip to over 20 cafes in Leeds and Morley, locations where Andrew has consumed and immortalised sausage sandwiches. The project oscillates between banal and absurd, serious and humorous; gross and delicious.

Visit the market or any BEYOND venue to pick up a map to all of the cafes where smaller cubes are displayed. Every cube has different images. You are invited to try and visit as many as possible over the festival, and perhaps sample a few sausage sandwiches yourself!

Out of Order @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Part of Moan Mats by Stephen Harvey and Julie Shackleton, this is an exhibition on the  Staircase Gallery, inspired by lifts being out of order.

The work is designed to be viewed from the bottom of the staircase and so is accessible without any need to climb stairs.

Pictures by Ria @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ria is a young artist who works with Pyramid of Arts’ YoYos Group. She is a prolific producer of abstract drawings, prints and paintings making use of bright colours and abstract patterns. This will be her first exhibition as a solo artist.

Slate – From Wall to Art @ The Original Feel Good Furniture Shop
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A transformation from wall to art personally inviting you in.

Volunteers from across Slate have come together to learn, share and
create a piece of art. They are proud to share it with all as it takes
pride of place at the entrance to their original Feel Good Furniture
Store. The group have learnt lots of new skills and explored a range of
materials with an artist from People Matters to produce a piece of art to
stand the test of time and the British weather.

Jul
7
Sat
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 7 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 7 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.

Moan Mats @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 7 all-day

Stephen Harvey’s artwork articulates the struggles and frustrations that he feels around his lack of independence and his reliance on social care. The artwork is designed to be seen in the context where these frustrations occur; tea-towels designed to tell people in noisy kitchens to be quiet, beer-mats for pubs where Stephen can’t be. The work will be on display at sites around the city,as well as in the Library.

Model City @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 7 all-day

Howard Haigh has created a large model city: houses, landmarks, roads, paths, hills and trees. Encompassing elements of Leeds, the model demonstrates his knowledge of architecture and geography as well as being a personal reflection on place.

Swarthmore Student Exhibition @ Swarthmore Education Centre
Jul 7 all-day

An exhibition of art works produced by the students
at Swarthmore including painting and drawing,
pottery and paper crafts.

Come along and have a coffee whilst admiring the
art work, find out more about Swarthmore, the
courses on offer and the excellent facilities it has.

Please call beforehand to check cafe opening hours – 0113 243 2210

The Sausage Atlas @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Andrew Towse is an artist who has produced a number of commissions, exhibitions, publications, and conference talks. Supported by artist Anne-Marie Atkinson and Pyramid of Arts, Andrew has developed strong technical skills and a distinctive way of documenting his life through photography and photomontage.

Continually throughout his practice, Andrew has documented his favourite food: a sausage sandwich on brown bread with brown sauce.  Amassing over 200 images, he was awarded a £15,000 grant from Leeds2023 to present this archive during the BEYOND festival.

A one-metre cube frame at Leeds Market marks the starting point for a trail that takes the viewer on a trip to over 20 cafes in Leeds and Morley, locations where Andrew has consumed and immortalised sausage sandwiches. The project oscillates between banal and absurd, serious and humorous; gross and delicious.

Visit the market or any BEYOND venue to pick up a map to all of the cafes where smaller cubes are displayed. Every cube has different images. You are invited to try and visit as many as possible over the festival, and perhaps sample a few sausage sandwiches yourself!

Out of Order @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Part of Moan Mats by Stephen Harvey and Julie Shackleton, this is an exhibition on the  Staircase Gallery, inspired by lifts being out of order.

The work is designed to be viewed from the bottom of the staircase and so is accessible without any need to climb stairs.

Pictures by Ria @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ria is a young artist who works with Pyramid of Arts’ YoYos Group. She is a prolific producer of abstract drawings, prints and paintings making use of bright colours and abstract patterns. This will be her first exhibition as a solo artist.

Slate – From Wall to Art @ The Original Feel Good Furniture Shop
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A transformation from wall to art personally inviting you in.

Volunteers from across Slate have come together to learn, share and
create a piece of art. They are proud to share it with all as it takes
pride of place at the entrance to their original Feel Good Furniture
Store. The group have learnt lots of new skills and explored a range of
materials with an artist from People Matters to produce a piece of art to
stand the test of time and the British weather.

Jul
8
Sun
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 8 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 8 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.

Moan Mats @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 8 all-day

Stephen Harvey’s artwork articulates the struggles and frustrations that he feels around his lack of independence and his reliance on social care. The artwork is designed to be seen in the context where these frustrations occur; tea-towels designed to tell people in noisy kitchens to be quiet, beer-mats for pubs where Stephen can’t be. The work will be on display at sites around the city,as well as in the Library.

Model City @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 8 all-day

Howard Haigh has created a large model city: houses, landmarks, roads, paths, hills and trees. Encompassing elements of Leeds, the model demonstrates his knowledge of architecture and geography as well as being a personal reflection on place.

Swarthmore Student Exhibition @ Swarthmore Education Centre
Jul 8 all-day

An exhibition of art works produced by the students
at Swarthmore including painting and drawing,
pottery and paper crafts.

Come along and have a coffee whilst admiring the
art work, find out more about Swarthmore, the
courses on offer and the excellent facilities it has.

Please call beforehand to check cafe opening hours – 0113 243 2210

Slate – From Wall to Art @ The Original Feel Good Furniture Shop
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

A transformation from wall to art personally inviting you in.

Volunteers from across Slate have come together to learn, share and
create a piece of art. They are proud to share it with all as it takes
pride of place at the entrance to their original Feel Good Furniture
Store. The group have learnt lots of new skills and explored a range of
materials with an artist from People Matters to produce a piece of art to
stand the test of time and the British weather.

Jul
9
Mon
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 9 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 9 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.

Moan Mats @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 9 all-day

Stephen Harvey’s artwork articulates the struggles and frustrations that he feels around his lack of independence and his reliance on social care. The artwork is designed to be seen in the context where these frustrations occur; tea-towels designed to tell people in noisy kitchens to be quiet, beer-mats for pubs where Stephen can’t be. The work will be on display at sites around the city,as well as in the Library.

Model City @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 9 all-day

Howard Haigh has created a large model city: houses, landmarks, roads, paths, hills and trees. Encompassing elements of Leeds, the model demonstrates his knowledge of architecture and geography as well as being a personal reflection on place.

Swarthmore Student Exhibition @ Swarthmore Education Centre
Jul 9 all-day

An exhibition of art works produced by the students
at Swarthmore including painting and drawing,
pottery and paper crafts.

Come along and have a coffee whilst admiring the
art work, find out more about Swarthmore, the
courses on offer and the excellent facilities it has.

Please call beforehand to check cafe opening hours – 0113 243 2210

Wall Art Signage @ Cafe @ Becklin Centre
Jul 9 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

People Matters have joined with Aspire CBS to produce new large scale signage with a
personal touch. Over 30 service users got involved working with artist Andrew Barton to
produce this fantastic photo collage showing a Leeds city scape merging Leeds present and
past with artwork and 30 letters standing proud in this public space. This has been a
mammoth project where artists have worked together to learn new skills and knowledge
that they have then been able to apply in creating this installation. It will remain as a
permanent fixture and available to view long after the festival has ended and the next is
planned.

The Sausage Atlas @ Leeds Kirkgate Market
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Andrew Towse is an artist who has produced a number of commissions, exhibitions, publications, and conference talks. Supported by artist Anne-Marie Atkinson and Pyramid of Arts, Andrew has developed strong technical skills and a distinctive way of documenting his life through photography and photomontage.

Continually throughout his practice, Andrew has documented his favourite food: a sausage sandwich on brown bread with brown sauce.  Amassing over 200 images, he was awarded a £15,000 grant from Leeds2023 to present this archive during the BEYOND festival.

A one-metre cube frame at Leeds Market marks the starting point for a trail that takes the viewer on a trip to over 20 cafes in Leeds and Morley, locations where Andrew has consumed and immortalised sausage sandwiches. The project oscillates between banal and absurd, serious and humorous; gross and delicious.

Visit the market or any BEYOND venue to pick up a map to all of the cafes where smaller cubes are displayed. Every cube has different images. You are invited to try and visit as many as possible over the festival, and perhaps sample a few sausage sandwiches yourself!

Out of Order @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Part of Moan Mats by Stephen Harvey and Julie Shackleton, this is an exhibition on the  Staircase Gallery, inspired by lifts being out of order.

The work is designed to be viewed from the bottom of the staircase and so is accessible without any need to climb stairs.

Pictures by Ria @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ria is a young artist who works with Pyramid of Arts’ YoYos Group. She is a prolific producer of abstract drawings, prints and paintings making use of bright colours and abstract patterns. This will be her first exhibition as a solo artist.

Slate – From Wall to Art @ The Original Feel Good Furniture Shop
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A transformation from wall to art personally inviting you in.

Volunteers from across Slate have come together to learn, share and
create a piece of art. They are proud to share it with all as it takes
pride of place at the entrance to their original Feel Good Furniture
Store. The group have learnt lots of new skills and explored a range of
materials with an artist from People Matters to produce a piece of art to
stand the test of time and the British weather.

Colour Full (JoAnne Haines) @ Studio 24
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mind the Gap Artist JoAnne Haines presents a visual art exhibition and film created  alongside a contemporary dancer and visual artist.

Through dance techniques and improvisation, JoAnne and the team created the works by exploring new creative and sensory painting using body parts. Colour Full was realised during a play day at MTG Studios in Bradford, captured on time lapse film, allowing audiences to see the creative processes used. The ultimate ambition for Colour Full is to
develop the creative process into a participatory workshop for people with disabilities.

I Am What I Am @ Studio 24
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A series of photographs taken as part of Purple Patch Arts’ Lifelong Learning Programmes.

Taking the fabulous Gloria Gaynor song as insipration, the images celebrate what makes us unique and encourages us to shout out loud and proud!

“I don’t want praise, I don’t want pity. I bang my own drum. Some think it’s noise. I think it’s pretty. I am what I am!”

Views From the Bridge @ Studio 24
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This body of work explores the continuing collaboration between artist Alan Pergusey with  some members and staff of The Bridge (Health for All).

The paintings reflect and celebrate the culture of friendship, fun and creativity which The Bridge nurtures. The paintings were completed during sessions which Alan ran through March and April. Initially he sketched out the paintings in charcoal and mentored the
trainee artists to continue with the pictures using paint, advising which colours and brush techniques to use to achieve the desired effects.

Jul
10
Tue
Big Monster @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 10 all-day

Big Monster in a Little City: Age of Kaiju
A mad and absurd disaster-monster movie

This film will be the third short film created by Specialist Autism Services’ Multimedia group (operating under the name of Mad Media Studios). It is by far their most ambitious, adventurous and technically challenging film yet. Taking influence from giant monster movies like Godzilla, Age of Kaiju depicts an epic battle between two monsters of gargan­ tuan proportions, a giant robot, and humans with killer survival instincts, wreaking havoc and destruction on the city of Nova-Manchester.

Living Lines @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Jul 10 all-day

Legends are a group of artists with learning disabilities aged 55 and above. Inspired by the work of Henri Matisse they have played with lines, shapes and patterns in nature. They have also explored Matisse’s cut-out work, to see how the work of individuals can be combined to make a large group piece. After the BEYOND Festival these canvases will be split up and exhibited in the Legends’ local GP surgeries.