The stadium show was just the start of The Awakening. See how the story continues.
For the ticket ballot for The Awakening we asked you to unleash your inner artist. Now, see your creativity in unexpected places around Leeds City Centre with Waking The Artist.
Kully Thiarai & Alan Lane, Directors of The Awakening explain the importance of collective creativity and how culture can play a key role in making us feel seen and heard.
We commissioned Leeds based filmmakers Sodium Films to show the world what this city is made of. Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the film celebrating Leeds' cultural heritage.
A massive thank you to everyone involved in the design and delivery of The Awakening. It’s your event and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.
As part of our ticket ballot for ‘The Awakening’, we activated the artist within. We asked you to tap into your creative side and the response was so overwhelming, we simply had to share it.
Waking The Artist was a series of activations of ballot artworks that crescendoed in a beautiful exhibition.
Children’s Day: Reimagined was a free, family-friendly event in Roundhay Park, celebrating the children of Leeds.
Inspired by the Children’s Day event of the past and boldly reimagined for the future, it imagined what the world would look like if children were in charge.
The team that created The Awakening as the opening show of our Year of Culture are working on something entirely different and surprising for our closing event. Drawing from the magic of the darkest winter nights and the dawning of a new year, look out for further details about our closing ceremony as we bring a year of waking, playing and dreaming to a close.