December 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Source Arts
Aire Place Mills
Leeds LS3 1JL
Winter Solstice Open Stage @ Open Source Arts | England | United Kingdom

You are warmly invited to join us for the Winter edition of our Open Stage! Come, let’s gather together, get cozy and celebrate the winter season with a host of amazing performances from a range of creative disciplines… all in the comfort of our homely, urban warehouse space.

Expect specially selected cream o’ the crop featured artists (still to be announced) alongside the usual sharing of fledgling acts, spoken words, sweet musics, stories & song. Because we value co-creation, we also include a featured workshop before the open stage, to ensure there’s an opportunity for everyone to participate!

FEATURED ACT ANNOUNCEMENT: Open Source Arts favourites HalliGalliwill grace the stage once more as one of the featured acts for their take on a Christmas panto – be sure it’ll be filled with frivolity, foolery and farce. They went down a hoot at our summer solstice open stage and we can’t wait to have their weird and wonderful selves back in our space for a very fitting seasonal and surprising contemporary panto performance.

Other open stage featured guests TBC – stay tuned for more information!

Entry is just £4 OTD, with proceeds split between featured artists, facilitators & the space.

Please remember that the invitation is always there to come fill your lovely faces with wholesome, tasty veggie / vegan treats and drinkable things before the open stage kicks off at 8pm. As per, we’ll also be lighting up the fire outside to warm your cockles under the stars between acts.

Please join us friends of old and new. Bring us your rants, chants & comedy acts. Sing us folklore, tell us fairytales, dust off dirty ditties and questionable party tricks – we welcome all manner of assorted open stage sorcery. Basically, if you can do it in 5 minutes or less with very minimal setup / changeover time, and it fits on the large magic carpet we call the ‘stage’ (it’s 4X2m approx!), yer in!

There are very limited slots available so please email info@opensourcearts.co.uk in advance to sign up with the subject line Winter Solstice Open stage. All acts will be met with a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and minimal heckling 😉

Come one! Come all! Tell your friends, bring your family – let’s get together and celebrate the season with festivities, feasting and fire!

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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 33A 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.