05/11/2016 12:00 AM


Hip Hop History Month Celebrations in Leeds


Presenting a week-long festival of Art, Music and Dance through community arts, public workshops, jams, live events, film screenings, conferencing, academic talks, exhibitions and a series of exceptional live events.
 
Skills for community arts with Alan Raw
Synopsis: An introductory session on vital skills needed to apply arts training to working in community Arts with BBC’s Alan Raw.  Alan is also a pioneer of the arts scene running the Creative and Cultural Company which delivers numerous programmes throughout the year, opens arts venues and runs the Hull International Photography Festival.
Venue: Perform 1, Leeds Beckett University, City centre Campus, Leeds
Date: Monday 7th November 2016
Time: 10am – 12 Noon
Cost: Free
 
Entrepreneurial skills for artists with Cherry Bee
Synopsis: An introductory session on vital skills needed in taking a passion for art and turning it into a business covering the importance to business planning and marketing.
Venue: Perform 1, Leeds Beckett University, City Centre Campus
Date: Monday 7th November 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
Cost: Free
 
Public Workshop (Beginner Level) 6-7pm (Advanced Level 7-8pm) with DJ Rasp 2 x UK DMC Champion
Date: 8th November 2016
Time : 6pm -7pm and 7pm - 8pm
Venue: DJ School UK, Leeds
Synopsis: UK Champion DJ Rasp shall be coming to Leeds to deliver a publicly accessible workshop for a limited number of attendees covering the basics of mixing and some basic scratch techniques.  Please click below to book a place for this brilliant workshop.
Cost: Free
 
Screening: Graffiti Wars
Synopsis: A documentary on Graffiti from the Sheffield scene directed by Hugo Smith on the battle between Graffiti’s different sides of the illegal and legal side to painting following a collective of Sheffield’s most respected and well-known writers.
Venue: Lecture Theatre D, Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
Date: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Free
 
Screening: Kapayapaan and Break Mission
Synopsis: A double of mini-documentaries showing two of Hip Hop’s pioneering projects in changing the communities it serves through tackling social issues and working towards solutions
Kapayapaan: An incredible project in the Philippines where world champion Bboy Mouse, Zulupinas, Sas Crew and the Kapayapaan team have brought about serious social change in the ghettos of Manilla and Baclaran of the Philippines. The project is now in its third annual term and actively gives homeless children the opportunity of education in core subjects and hip hop arts as an alternative to gang violence and crime.
Break Mission: A brilliant project founded by Bboys Footloose and Justroc aimed at tackling the crisis of homelessness in the UK which has now gone on to span the globe with iterations of the event and programme happening in Korea, New York, Paris, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Break Mission has solidified the hip hoppers duty to change communities for the better continually for over 5 years now. 
Venue: Lecture Theatre D, Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Free
 
Hip Hop Exhibition Evening
Synopsis: A selection of talented multi-discipline artists exhibiting a selection of thier work in sculpture, graffiti, illustration and painting. The artists will be there in person to talk about their work also and it will feature King Monk, Trik 9, Nikki Blaze, Agent M.
Venue: Angel of Youths, Symons House, Belgrave Street, Leeds
Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Free
 
Screening: Bboy Mercenaries (Second 2 None)
Synopsis: A documentary covering the career and influence of one of the UK’s most incredible Bboy Crews who flew the flag for the UK alongside a number of others through Hip Hop’s dark times.  Their influence and reputation came from the South Coast of the UK and Bournemouth to echo in the halls of Bboy greatness worldwide.
Venue: Lecture Theatre D, Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
Date: Friday 11th November 2016
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Free
 
Hip Hop Community Day at the Leeds City Museum
Synopsis: A whole day dedicated to the culture of Hip Hop inviting the public to come here, see and take part in numerous activities and workshops. The headline day of the programme is the Queens of Hip Hop Showcase which will feature female musicians, artists and dancers celebrating female pioneering contributions to the culture and a panel discussion.
Venue: Leeds City Museum, Leeds City Centre
Date: Saturday 12th November
Time: 11am – 3.30pm
 
Book online here http://hiphophistorymonth.co.uk/workshop-programme/
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