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"Creating the Future"

ArtForms is the music and arts team within Children's Services at Leeds City Council. We believe that all young people in the city have an entitlement to a rich and exciting range of arts, music and cultural activities.

Offering expertise and resources and working in partnership with other cultural organisations in Leeds, we support high quality learning opportunities in and through the arts.

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The latest news from ArtForms

 

ArtForms' new brochure of music services now available!

ArtForms' new brochure of music services now available!

Our new brochure for 2014-15 includes details of weekly delivery, music enhancement and city wide opportunities.
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Coaching and Mentoring for School Leaders- We are what we repeatedly do

Coaching and Mentoring for School Leaders- We are what we repeatedly do

Following the very successful ?Leadership and Learning? programme delivered earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that we are running a second programme to develop ?Coaching and Mentoring? skills,...
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CLYM AUDITIONS 2014

CLYM AUDITIONS 2014

The date for our City of Leeds Youth Music auditions is set as Saturday 14th June
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Ten Pieces Free Screening Update for KS2 Pupils in Leeds

Ten Pieces Free Screening Update for KS2 Pupils in Leeds

Please have a look at how to book free screenings for your school!
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The Schoolroom

The Schoolroom

Journey back in time & experience a typical day in the life of a long ago child at the Schoolroom, Armley Mills.
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Ten Pieces

Ten Pieces

An exciting new initiative led by BBC Learning and BBC Performing Groups for primary schools to creatively engage with classical music
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CLYM 2014-15 Enrolment- Application forms now available!

CLYM 2014-15 Enrolment- Application forms now available!

The combined enrolment- application forms for CLYM groups for 2014-15 are now available to download
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Helping to make Leeds a Child Friendly City

Helping to make Leeds a Child Friendly City

ArtForms supports the ambition to make Leeds a 'Child Friendly City', a place where children are valued, supported, enjoy growing up, and look forward to a bright future.
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Music Connect

Music Connect

Composing a song 'cycle' to celebrate Le Grand Départ
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Young Leader Training Opportunities!

Young Leader Training Opportunities!

Does your school have creative and gifted musicians, actors, dancers and techies who prefer to help behind the scenes rather than appear in the spotlight? Then this training programme is ideal...
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And the award goes to.......

And the award goes to.......

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of the 2014 Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards.
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Let's Make Books!

Let's Make Books!

A visual art and literacy project for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 pupils.
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CheerSing!

CheerSing!

Cheering - the Ultimate Spectator Sport!
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CLYM Open Week

CLYM Open Week

We warmly invite any young person in Leeds who plays an instument or who sings to come and try out, or watch, any of the Youth Music Groups
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Bramley Fabulous 50!

Bramley Fabulous 50!

Find out more about this after school music club involving 9 primary schools in Bramley.
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Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra PLAY-ATHON Fundraiser

The Leeds Youth Jazz-Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) is planning a music marathon to help raise funds for their on-going Durban Project in South Africa.
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Chamber Music Competition

Chamber Music Competition

The eighth ArtForms Chamber Music Competition (making music with friends) took place in the Long Gallery of Temple Newsam House over the last two weeks.
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City Of Leeds Youth Music Prom

City Of Leeds Youth Music Prom

This years Prom saw Leeds Town Hall come to life with music from the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra, Leeds Youth Jazz-Rock Orchestra, the Silver Steel Sparrows and the Youth...
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Write On! Storytelling and writing initiative

Write On! Storytelling and writing initiative

In sneaky, exciting, surprising and surreptitious ways, pupils will learn techniques for starting, sustaining and extending their writing.
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Word Journey to Word Island

Word Journey to Word Island

A full day workshop for Reception and KS1 pupils to develop language and literacy through the outdoor environment.
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City of Leeds Youth Orchestra POP UP!

City of Leeds Youth Orchestra POP UP!

Youth Orchestra pleasantly surpirsed shoppers at Trinity Leeds today with a fantastic performance of Pirates!
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Minibeast Menagerie

Minibeast Menagerie

Create a classroom collection of clay minibeasts!
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Colours of the Carnival

Colours of the Carnival

Cusan Theatre create a magical carnival space in your school for children to play, interact and develop expressive language.
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Equal Sound

Equal Sound

Facilitated by disabled artists from Leeds-based charity Musical Arc, this full day of creative arts and music workshops for up to 60 KS2 children will help promote postiive attitudes to...
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Roots Alive in Durban, South Africa

Roots Alive in Durban, South Africa

Find out more about Leeds premier youth folk group's trip to share music with young people in Durban schools.
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Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows looking for new members

Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows looking for new members

This award-winning city-wide steel band is open to all Leeds school musicians aged 13 to 18 and rehearses at City of Leeds School on Tuesday from 5.30pm - 7pm.
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'SELFIE#'

'SELFIE#'

An arts workshop for KS2, 3 and 4 exploring identity and self image through poetry and photography.
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The Rainforest

The Rainforest

Cusan Theatre create a magical, multi-sensory jungle in your school to develop imaginative writing and storytelling.
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Poetry Slam Day

Poetry Slam Day

A full day performance poetry workshop for primary or high schools. It's 'like the X Factor for Poetry!'
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Morris the Mouse

Morris the Mouse

A fun poetry workshop for KS1, developing speaking and listening skills and recognition of rhythm and rhyme.
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Let's Go Build a Kite!

Let's Go Build a Kite!

A brand new workshop from Chris Harman (The Den Man!) where primary pupils work in teams to research, design and build a Team Kite.
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'Music Connect' and 'First Steps into Music'

'Music Connect' and 'First Steps into Music'

An in-school Continuing Professional Development programme for teachers in Leeds primary schools.
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Song Leaders - play, sing, develop social and leadership skills

Song Leaders - play, sing, develop social and leadership skills

Would you like to revitalize singing in your school playground? Would you like singing to become a natural part of daily life? Would you like your pupils to develop their social and...
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Young Music Leaders

Young Music Leaders

Do you know someone who might make a good young leader and role model for younger children? This opportunity for 12 - 18 year olds to gain experience running...
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Breeze Culture Network

Breeze Culture Network

ArtForms recommends this new online resource which links all professionals providing or looking for cultural opportunties for young people in Leeds.
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