Bramley Baths: Opera, contemporary dance and poetry in pool


An acclaimed cast of seven dancers and a trio of opera singers will make a splash at Bramley Baths with a special water-based contemporary dance, poetry and opera performance.

‘Dearest Daisy’ is a love story set at a summer fete in the Edwardian period, taking inspiration from the community-led Baths’ own beautiful Edwardian interior.

The water-based performance tells the story of a chance meeting in 1904 – the year the Baths was built – of two individuals and the beautiful, unexpected love that quickly ensues. It’s a journey of past and present, delving in and out of modern and historic love stories, all of which have been influenced in some way by the periodic setting.

‘Dearest Daisy’ is being performed by arts company Northern Rascals on Saturday, August 11 (at 4pm and 7pm). A spokesperson said:

“Interpreted through a mixture of poetry, contemporary dance and live music, Dearest Daisy is a rare opportunity for the community to see Bramley Baths being brought to life through the beauty of this unique show.”

Bramley Baths CEO Sue Stones said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy a unique and inspiring arts and dance performance on our doorstep.”

Tickets cost £7.50 and £5 for Bramley Baths members and concessions. Contact Bramley Baths on 0113 256 0949 or call into reception for tickets.

‘Dearest Daisy’ is supported by Arts Council, Leeds Inspired, Leeds College of Music and Bramley Baths. Northern Rascals is a multi-disciplinary company created by Anna Holmes and Sam Ford to take thought-provoking dance theatre to a variety of audiences.


  1. Delighted that the baths are going from strength to strength and offering such interesting events shall definitely book for this latest one.M.Waterhouse


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