December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Winter Solstice Open Stage and Market

It’s Winter time again and, now the days are drawing to their shortest length, what better time to have a great big ol’ party to push the dark away!

You can expect maHOOSive performances from the wealth of talent that passes through the Open Source doors in the form of; music, performance, spoken word and comedy.

Stalls from local independent makers and artists will share their sweet crafted wares from 6pm. As well, come fill yer beautiful faces with wholesome, tasty veggie/vegan treats and lovely drinkable things before the open stage kicks off! We’ll share what’s on the menu closer to the time…

Open Source Arts holds quarterly celebrations tied to the equinox and solstice, as we believe in celebration and the ancient art of gathering- bringing the diversity in our community together so people from our various projects and activities can meet each other, rather than simply fulfilling excellent projects in isolation. This allows us to connect and share the journey of our successes before moving forward together.

Come join us in celebrating the breadth, diversity, values and people that make up Open Source Arts.

The dancers can meet the carpenters and the ecologists can meet the chefs and the riverfly monitors can meet the double bass players and the project managers can meet the costume designers etc and community and collaboration can blossom before we notice it’s really happening!

Tell your friends, bring your kindred folk, invite your enemies – let’s connect this Solstice together under one corrugated roof!

Stay tuned in this event page for more details on some of the wonderful creative performances that will take place on the night…

Humongous love and we look forward to seeing you all on the 21st!

OSA xx


We are located on Kirkstall road in Leeds – a short walk, cycle or drive from the centre of the city – directly opposite ITV television studios in the Aire Place Mills complex, along with Seagulls Paint & Aire Place Studios. We are the first building on the left!

Address: Unit 1A Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Rd, LS3 1JL

We have very limited parking on site and encourage everybody to walk, cycle, or take the bus (33 and 34 or leeds bradford airport bus 757, please ask the driver for the stop outside Yorkshire Television or Radio Aire). For those who must drive (bringing a broken bike, perhaps?), there is a very affordable carpark directly across Kirkstall Road, outside Yorkshire Television.

Cash on door please, but cash or card available for drinks/food!

£4 On the door.
Free for young people 12 and under.
Door money is given back to the featured acts.