28 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
28 March 2019 to 31 March 2019

Pre-meeting trip to Leeds


Ahead of IETM Hull 2019, on the 27th of March, you’re invited to stop off at Leeds as we gather to walk, talk and dine our way around the city.

We will entertain you, stimulate you and, most importantly, feed you as we travel around the city, meeting artists, visiting venues and discussing innovative ways of working, pioneered by nationally and internationally renowned practitioners.

Hosted by Leeds Dance Partnership in collaboration with Walking Talking Project and artists and programmers from across Yorkshire, Walking with Leeds is a day of opportunities, designed to make connections across the region.

Your port of entry to the UK may bring you to Manchester or Leeds/Bradford airports, so why not take in some extra Yorkshire hospitality while you’re there.  

The route includes both outdoor and indoor spaces and is suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have any other access issues: [email protected].

Price: free  

Reserve your place

Deadline: 26 March
80 participants


12:00 Welcome to the Centre
Leeds Dance Partnership welcomes you at Yorkshire Dance with lunch and an insight into the wide range of work undertaken in the Yorkshire region.        
13:30   Walks
Walk through Leeds city centre to the beautiful Central Library and Art Gallery
Walk and talk while Vanessa Grasse and dancers invite you to MESH.  
15:00 Welcome to Chapeltown
Short bus trip to vibrant Chapeltown, home of Carnival. 
Performance historian Joe Williams will be your guide during a walk around the area, including visits to RJC Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance
17:00 Welcome to Holbeck
Bus ride to the Holbeck home of Slung Low Theatre Company
Drinks reception and dinner with compere Mysti Valentine.  
You will hear about the Cultural Community College and Slung Low's work in the local area, engage with dance performance and meet young people from across the city.
19:00 Bus returns you to Yorkshire Dance to pick up luggage 
or spend the evening in Leeds city centre with its numerous performances and distinctive nightlife. 

If you decide to travel from Hull, the easiest way is by train, and return journeys can be booked from as little as £11.30. Book your journey, and any journeys from neighbouring airports at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

This pre-meeting begins in Leeds at 12:00 and finishes at 19.00 when minibuses will return you to the city centre. You will need to arrange your own accommodation in Leeds that evening or travel to Hull after the event.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transfers between Leeds and Hull for this pre-meeting. Direct trains depart at 18:48, 19:48, 19:55, 20:48, 21:48. The journey is 95 kilometres, which makes a taxi very expensive.

If you choose to stay and spend an evening in the bustling city, you can find signposts to great accommodation and cultural experiences here.

Walking with Leeds has been made possible with support from Leeds City Council and Arts Council England.

Any questions? Get in touch with us through our forum.

© Clive Griffin
Meeting point: Yorkshire Dance
3 St Peter’s Square
United Kingdom
27 March, 2019 - 12:00 to 19:00

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