Friday, October 08, 2010

Play With Your City

Light Night SheepImage by joedawson via Flickr
Light Night is an annual multi-artform festival, which takes place on one evening at numerous venues across Leeds city centre. It is a celebratory showcase for the full range of diverse and thriving creative activity taking place in Leeds all year round, and gives visitors free access to art and venues that they might not normally see. Being new to the city this was hugely appealing and we ventured out into Leeds with our maps! The Moving Maze wasn't that appealing as we passed through Millennium Square quickly, hoping to purchase tickets for the Town Hall. Unfortunately we were too late but we were able to visit the court room, prison area and the Light at the End of the Tunnel which looked beautiful. After the Town Hall, our group divided and we visited various contemporary art displays, some were highly innovative although not sure what to make from pass-the-parcel. We participated regardless and were able to walk away wearing unique styled hats for a keepsake. Managed to find a Light Night sheep, by proxy, which had the purpose of being returned to the Town Hall but we kept this as another keepsake. Likewise with the record player made from cardboard that we stumbled across, overall a successful night of acquisitions and plus we got to explore the city that will be home for the next three years.
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