By Louis Chapman-Coombe
Three West Leeds venues have been named as drop off locations for artwork to enter the tickets ballot for the opening event of Leeds 2023 year of culture.
The only way to enter the ballot for tickets to ‘The Awakening’ event at Headingley Stadium is via donation of a piece of art.
Leeds 2023 say that “anything goes in terms of the art that can be sent in to enter the ballot. Organisers are looking for a wide variety of submissions – it can be a doodle or dance, a cake or comic, a painting or poem – however anyone gets their creative kicks can be uploaded as photos, audio or videos to www.leeds2023.co.uk”.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 25 November 2022.
Several locations across the city, three of which are in West Leeds, have been turned into designated drop off points for submissions.
West Leeds drop off locations
New Wortley Community Centre
City-wide drop off locations
Burmantofts Community Hub and Library
LEEDS 2023 HQ, Brewery Place
Leeds Beckett University, City Centre Campus
Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus
Health for All, Middleton
Reginald Centre, Chapeltown
The Old Fire Station, Gipton
Voluntary Action Leeds, Hunslet.
There are also new ‘creation stations’ set up too, which offer people a chance to create their entry as well as providing materials on specific dates.
West Leeds ‘creation stations’
Left Bank Leeds, 23 November.
‘The Awakening’ is the opening event of the Leeds 2023 celebration of culture on 7 January 2023. It will feature appearances from several famous faces, including hosts Gabby Logan MBE and former Leeds United footballer and broadcaster Sanchez Payne, as well as George Webster and Leeds Rhinos’ Bramley legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan. The event will also include performances from Corinne Bailey Rae, Simon Armitage and LYR.