On the Edge Festival
20th – 22th July 2012
Situated on Marshall St, off Water Lane, Leeds
On the Edge is a weekend long arts festival combining theatre, live music, visual art, poetry, dance with market stalls and other creative activities.
A fresh edition to the Leeds cultural landscape, On the Edge aims to bring both new performers and audience members to Leeds; to shine a spotlight on the talent that lies in its varying communities; to fly the flag for the arts and to celebrate this wonderful city.
On the Edge 2012 will include:
- Two Theatre spaces
- Festival Gallery Currated by Woolgather Arts
- Edgestock 2012 Live Music Arena,
- Cinema space
- Furry Mic Poetry Slam
- Hip Hop Classical Fusion Soiree
- Festival Market
- Food by Mr Peshwari and a Rowdy Pirate's bar
Confirmed acts include: Ben Lydiat, The Vicars of Skiffle, DJ Booma, Delorean Drivers, Kog Moorcroft, Propane Penny, Rita Payne, What the cat dragged in, Mr Gary C,The Simon Pollard Band, Marc Otway, Peter Marshall And The Lomos, Speed Dinosaurs, Dean Biscuithead, Georgette Hilton, Kayla Kavanagh, LeeSun, The Antics, James Wheale, Pony and Trap, Oriental Dance Company, West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, Invizible Circle...more to follow
Saturday 21st July, 2pm till late – Theatre Performances, Live Music, Gallery and Festival Market.
Sunday 22nd July, 3pm till late – Theatre Performances, Live Music, Gallery and Dance, Festival market and Cabaret Expose.
Weekend Tickets (for sat & sun): £5
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @OntheEdgeLeeds
As TempleWorks is a working building site we cannot have children under 15 (even accompanied by an adult) or animals on site...sorry!
When & Where
On the Edge
On the Edge is Leeds’ pioneering Community Arts and Culture Organisation, founded in 2010 to initiate an annual festival which truly represents and is owned by the people of Leeds, and which aims to follow in the footsteps of Edinburgh and Brighton’s Fringe Festivals for prestige and quality. Our strategy is developed around inclusion and pro-activity by people amongst the artistic community and by community activists working to bring people and ideas together under the mantle of creativity. We believe that art can and should be used as an agent for transformation and regeneration, and we particularly favour positive action on behalf of Leeds’ more deprived and isolated communities.
On the Edge has quickly developed a track record for successfully organising and delivering ambitious large scale arts events on a minimum budget. In July 2011 we hosted our first Festival at Temple.Works.Leeds in Holbeck, where visitors were regaled with theatre, live music, performance art, an arts and crafts market, and our magnificent Festival Gallery. Using good will, ingenuity, and half a ton of elbow grease, we created an environment in which artists and visitors were “all in it together” – we created a experience which nearly 600 people were able to share.