Saturday Town

Saturday Town
Saturday Town logo with strapline

Project at a glance

Saturday Town is the award winning pop up portrait studio of international photographer Casey Orr. In 2023, all fashionable folks in Leeds are invited to show off their style and be photographed in this celebratory photographic project about Northern fashion and identity.

The project explores the self-expression of young people on Saturday afternoons on the high streets and public spaces of England. It is about the powerful, playful language of fashion and how our changing culture can be read through the ways young folks communicate visually.

Saturday Town is also about the streets themselves and the changes happening through the ways we meet each other, shop, and use public spaces and town centres. Casey has travelled throughout the UK with her pop-up portrait studio photographing young people since 2013. The project began in Leeds and 2023 sees her return to the city with a special 10 year anniversary of this work that includes opportunities for young creatives to take part.

Learning resources

Download this Saturday Town creative brief for a creative, thought-provoking session with KS4 and KS5 Arts students. This education pack includes a lesson plan, teachers' notes, briefs for students, and some useful links. Use it to respond to the themes and ideas of Saturday Town: identity, fashion, self expression, changing face of the streets, retail, fashion, photography, Covid generational experiences, Leeds culture and style, the freedoms of Saturday and the weekend!

Saturday Town logo - pink circle with pink and green houses. Text reads 'Saturday Town. Where every day is Saturday!'
KS4, KS5
Saturday Town learning resources

Past Projects