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How artists, DJs and rappers aim to keep kids off Pudsey and Bramley streets

Bored youngsters in Pudsey and Bramley are set to benefit from two new projects focussing on urban music and the arts.

Pudsey-based The Music Box, which delivers creative music-based activities, says the projects will workshops led by experienced and supportive arts practitioners, DJs and rappers.

It aims to provide a safe place for young people, aged 11 to 17 years old, and to work with them to create a positive space with interesting activities on offer.

Activities include DJing and beat making, rapping, beatboxing and lyric writing, graffiti and visual arts.

Pudsey-based DJ and music producer Daniele De Lissandri, from Music Box, said:

“I’ve seen the young people around the bus station and the park.

“For a long time we have wanted to run something that is aimed at those young people living in LS28 with nothing else to do on a Friday night in the centre of Pudsey. We’re hoping it’ll help tackle some of the anti-social behaviour that’s going on.

“This project will have a focus of music and urban arts where will offer current and relevant workshops lead by experienced, inspirational and supportive arts practitioners, DJs and Rappers.

“We will provide a safe place for young people, aged 11 to 17 years old and aim to work with them over the course of the project to create a positive space with interesting activities on offer.”

Beats on the Street

Beats on the Street runs every Friday night at St Andrew’s Church in Robin Lane, Pudsey, starting on Friday, 14 January 2022. The free drop-in workshop runs 6.30pm to 8pm.

To book, contact Dan@themusicbox.org.uk.

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Fairfield Urban Arts Project

Fairfield Urban Arts Project is run in partnership with Barca Leeds.

The free workshop runs every Tuesday, from 11 January 2022, at Fairfield Community Centre, Fairfield Terrace, Bramley, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

To book your space contact Dan@themusicbox.org.uk.

You need to have an LS28 postcode to book a space for the Pudsey workshops and a Bramley LS13 postcode for the Bramley project.

This project is working in partnership with Leeds Youth Service and Barca and funded by Pudsey councillors in the Outer West Community Committee; Councillor Dawn Seary, Cllr Simon Seary and Councillor Trish Smith and Bramley Councillors Cllr Caroline Gruen, Cllr Julie Heselwood and Cllr Kevin Ritchie, from the Inner West Community Committee.

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