Breeze Arts Festival

Breeze Arts Festival

2014 Festival

The 2014 Breeze Arts Festival will run from Sat 19th July – Sunday 27th July, and will be packed full of activities for 11 – 19 year olds, celebrating the creativity of young people across the city.

Performers and performing groups wanted for Breeze on Briggate on Sat 19th July.

Do you want to perform on our open air stage on Briggate?

Are you or your group aged between 11 – 19?

Are you able to perform on Sat 19th July 2014?

We are looking for the best groups or individuals from Leeds to kick off the festival and perform at Breeze on Briggate on Saturday 19th July 2014. Breeze on Briggate consists of a large stage on Briggate (outside Debenhams) where you can perform to thousands of people! Whether it’s music, dance or even juggling, let us know what you can do. We’re looking for performances between 10 and 30 minutes long.

If you’re interested, then fill out this application form here and send us a dvd or link to a short performance (e.g. on YouTube) by Friday 14th February 2014. We’ll let you know if you’ve been successful or not in March.


2013 Festival

Sadly the 2013 festival is over, but read on to see some highlights and get a feel for what's in store in 2014!

The Breeze Festival 2013 took place in Leeds at the end of May/early June, with over 30 events for young people aged 13-19.

Events included a young people’s tour of Leeds Town Hall, Leeds in Comics workshops, art in Trinity Leeds and at the White Rose Centre, Breezereads Bookfest events in Leeds libraries, a Youth Theatres workshop day and much more. Young people showcased their talent at events on Briggate and at Carriageworks Theatre.

If you’d like to see a copy of the 2013 brochure to find out about the exciting events we had on offer please download it here.

Here are video highlights from BIYF Live on Briggate and the Make Your Own Film Festival workshop in 2013:

See the flashmob by Northern School of Contemporary Dance on Briggate:


and a snapshot of our activities throughout the festival:

Please tell us what you thought of the festival and do our (very short!) survey.

Click here for the survey



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The Young People's Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders and is available throughout England. The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. It is run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall.

Breeze Arts Festival is an Arts Award supporter. If you take part in a workshop or see a performance, it can count towards your Arts Award.

More details about the scheme can be found at


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