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04 October 2019
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Half-term

08 November 2019
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22 November 2019
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06 December 2019
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Christmas

10 January 2020
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07 February 2020
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Half-term

28 February 2020

06 March 2020
13 March 2020
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Easter

Thursdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm

05 September 2019
12 September 2019
19 September 2019
26 September 2019

03 October 2019
10 October 2019
17 October 2019
24 October 2019

Half-term

07 November 2019
14 November 2019
21 November 2019
28 November 2019

05 December 2019
12 December 2019

Christmas

09 January 2020
16 January 2020
23 January 2020
30 January 2020

06 February 2020
13 February 2020

Half-term

27 February 2020

05 March 2020
12 March 2020
19 March 2020
26 March 2020

Easter

High Rise Movement

High Rise Movement spent half of their Autumn term working on a response to their visit at The Tetley, to see the 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival ExhibitionWhat a great response it was too!

The group worked outwards from the basis that many of the costumes took inspiration from their African roots and used birds as inspiration. They were also very taken with the costume, which was created by Hughbon Condor to celebrate the bicentenary abolition of slavery in 2007, called “Man on hos back”. It featured a colonial man on horseback being dragged from his horse by a slave, and then mounting the horse and riding it into a new direction.

Animals became their theme, and featured animals from around the world. They chose music, and paraded around the gallery, as if it was their own Carnival Procession. Anyone in attendance to the gallery that day would have been met with quite the sound and sight!

Below are some of the highlights of the parade

High Rise Movement group created their own bizarre version of Alice In Wonderland. Their sensory event involved peculiar props, fantastical smells, whimsical music and for the Madhatter’s Tea Party a grand selection of biscuits, of course!

Fundraising event at Cardigan Arms, Saturday 3rd February at 6pm


High Rise Visual Arts were invited by Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills to create a sculpture for the plot located at the rear of the mill next to Buffalo Bill Bridge – just next to Cardigan Fields Leisure Complex off Kirkstall Road.

After visiting the museum a few times, they were inspired to create from the things that they found on the site. The group have been creating large tiles, which will form part of a three tier pyramid.

 The group inspect the plinth that the sculpture will be placed on.

   Tile making in progress.


To complete the project we need to raise a few more ££s. We have raised quite a lot of money already. 

We are having a fundraiser at Cardigan Arms on Kirkstall Road. It has just been reopened by the local Kirkstall Brewery. You can find the event on Facebook by clicking here.

See the poster below for details. We hope that you will be able to come along!

[The poster above has the following information written on it: the date – Saturday 3rd February 2018; the time – 6pm; the venue – Cardigan Arms, Kirkstall Road; what’s happening – tombola, bingo, craft workshops, live music, prizes can be won; entrance fee – Pay as You Feel, and £2 to enter the tombola and the bingo; what the money will be used for]


Cardigan Arms is located top left of the map below, and Armley Mill is located at the bottom, near the River Aire

Fundraising event at Cardigan Arms, Saturday 3rd February at 6pm

High Rise Visual Arts were invited by Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills to create a sculpture for the plot located at the rear of the mill next to Buffalo Bill Bridge – just next to Cardigan Fields Leisure Complex off Kirkstall Road.

After visiting the museum a few times, they were inspired to create from the things that they found on the site. The group have been creating large tiles, which will form part of a three tier pyramid.

To complete the project we need to raise a few more ££s. We have raised quite a lot of money already. 

We are having a fundraiser at Cardigan Arms on Kirkstall Road. It has just been reopened by the local Kirkstall Brewery. You can find the event on Facebook by clicking here.

See the poster below for details. We hope that you will be able to come along!

[The poster above has the following information written on it: the date – Saturday 3rd February 2018; the time – 6pm; the venue – Cardigan Arms, Kirkstall Road; what’s happening – tombola, bingo, craft workshops, live music, prizes can be won; entrance fee – Pay as You Feel, and £2 to enter the tombola and the bingo; what the money will be used for]


Cardigan Arms is located top left of the map below, and Armley Mill is located at the bottom, near the River Aire

…a seaside musical

High Rise Music presents a musical about the seaside, featuring donkeys, ice-cream and fish ‘n’ chips.

Bring your beach hat and towel, take a seat and sit back to enjoy our latest musical extravaganza.

When? 1pm – 3pm, Friday 21st July 2017

Where? Woodside Methodist Church, Outwood Lane, Horsforth LS18 4HP

Tickets?  Free, just turn up!

High Rise Music

High Rise Music group members were given their own choice this term, and decided to continue with the theme of seasons and went on a virtual trip to the seaside.
Incorporating each member’s memories of going to the seaside, and what they saw or did there, into the lyrics of the songs, we have a musical that is reminiscent of most of our ideas of a British Seaside excursion. The group gave a relaxed performance at Woodside Methodist Church Hall, their base for all their sessions.

You can read the programme here and sing along to the songs!


Performance


 

Vibrant and fun sessions, set at the participants’ pace, with professional musicians developing the members’ ideas.

Participants engage in sound making using various tools to encourage communication, confidence and use of fine motor skills.  The group explore sound and silence, including musical improvisation; sound layering using vocal and instrumental sounds and performance.

High Rise provides individual, small group and whole group activities at each session. The music groups work as an ensemble, with opportunities for focus on individual members throughout the session.

High Rise Music Group Documentary, screened during the BEYOND Festival in June 2016. 

Positive and meaningful social interaction is important in our groups.  Individuals with PMLD have smaller personal networks and forming friendships can be more difficult.  Pyramid of Arts gives the opportunity to socialise and meet new people.  Communication through vocalisation, touch and other gestures can help develop a high level of familiarity and reciprocation, which enables trust and creates a relaxed atmosphere in the sessions.

The music group have completed the following projects:

The Viking Musical

Stinton the Musical

High Tide with High Rise – A Seaside Musical

Step Into Spring

Winter Stories

The Elements

The Golden Football

A brilliant and fun session, set to music, High Rise Movement is a gentle choreography that focuses on engagement through touch, massage and props.

The sessions work by stimulating movement and senses. We achieve this in a variety of ways, often using a theme.

We explore methods such as sensory touch; hand massage using oils and lotions; mirroring; contact dance; finger dancing and clapping. We use rhythm in the form of poetry with actions; songs welcoming members into the group; music; percussion to facilitate atmosphere and to awaken other senses.  Props with different textures are employed to give a tactile experience, such as bubbles; ribbon sticks; feathers; scarves with scented oils; massage balls; sponge balls and weighted bean bags.

Massage is used to great effect: patting with different hand and finger shapes; stroking with different textures and using airflow with fans and scarves.

The groups meet in a large hall, allowing plenty of space to move and explore.

Above all, High Rise Movement is an experience that contributes massively to emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing.

High Rise Movement Group Documentary and Musical Performance, created in Spring 2016 and shown as part of the BEYOND Festival in June 2016.

High Rise Movement have been involved in the following projects:

High Rise in Wonderland

Carnival Parade

These books are ALIVE!! Steal away your senses

Winter Stories

The Wizard of Oz

Kirkstall Art Trail 2016

 

High Rise Music spent half of their Autumn term working on a response to their visit at The Tetley, to see the 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival ExhibitionThey continued to work on their musical throughout the rest of the term, and performed the completed piece at Seven Arts. Caribbean sunshine in the middle of December, it was a truly enjoyable show.

You can check out the programme here, complete with lyrics and an understanding of how the group created the songs.

High Rise Music Group only had a short term, so they decided to look at one of their musicals that the group enjoyed the most, and with new members in the group, it was exciting for them to discover it for the first time.

This was also their swan song with the current group members, as the Big Lottery Funded project comes to an end. Many of the members are joining a Music Group that we are setting up from April. We have all enjoyed seeing their performances and singing along to their songs.

You can see a copy of the programme here and read all about the story of the Vikings quest to find the moon, oh, and sing along with the lyrics too!

High Rise Bramley Development Worker

 We are looking for a highly motivated and efficient individual with practical project delivery experience.  This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to take a leading role in a project which is exciting, innovative and will uphold Pyramid’s reputation as a national leader in inclusive arts practice.

This project aims to

  • reduce social isolation
  • increase opportunities for people to take part in creative activity
  • improve community cohesion within Bramley, Leeds
  • improve individual social wellbeing and development of life-skills

Our beneficiaries are

  • people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), local to Bramley
  • non-learning disabled residents of Bramley who actively engage in the project through volunteering and training
  • the wider Bramley community who will experience and enjoy the impact of our project, and benefit from the establishment of a new Tenants and Residents Association in the area

 The Development Worker will:

  • administrate and coordinate sessional activities for our client base, working with our established team of freelance artists
  • liaise with care agencies and Supported Living providers to recruit new participants to the project
  • work to develop networks and connections with organisations and community groups within the Bramley ward
  • recruit volunteers from Bramley and provide supervision and support to ensure that they are getting the best experience and obtaining valuable transferable skills
  • support the development of training in equality, diversity and inclusion for organisations
  • continuously monitor, evaluate and report on the project with regards to its intended outcomes

Fee: £20,600.96 per annum pro rata, 21 hours per week / 0.6fte (actual salary: £12,360.58)

Contract term: The post is offered for a fixed-term of three years, starting mid-late June 2019 (exact date by mutual agreement)

Location: Barkston House, Croydon Street, Leeds LS11 9RT (please note the role will also involve spending a significant amount of time working directly in the Bramley ward.)

How to apply: You can download the application documents below, or contact Alice for a pack by email / post:

info@pyramid-of-arts.org.uk // 0113 234 6040

Application deadline: 2pm Tuesday 7th May 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May 2019
 
Pyramid of Arts is a committed equal opportunities employer.

Click here to download a ZIP file of the application pack

OR

Click here to download the cover letter for applicants

Click here to download the job advert

Click here to download the job description

Click here to download the employee specification

Click here to download the application form

Click here to download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Click here to download our Recruitment and Selection Policy

Click here to download our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

High Rise Bramley Development Worker

 
We are looking for a highly motivated and efficient individual with practical project delivery experience.  This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to take a leading role in a project which is exciting, innovative and will uphold Pyramid’s reputation as a national leader in inclusive arts practice.
 

This project aims to

  • reduce social isolation
  • increase opportunities for people to take part in creative activity
  • improve community cohesion within Bramley, Leeds
  • improve individual social wellbeing and development of life-skills

Our beneficiaries are

  • people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), local to Bramley
  • non-learning disabled residents of Bramley who actively engage in the project through volunteering and training
  • the wider Bramley community who will experience and enjoy the impact of our project, and benefit from the establishment of a new Tenants and Residents Association in the area

 
The Development Worker will:

  • administrate and coordinate sessional activities for our client base, working with our established team of freelance artists
  • liaise with care agencies and Supported Living providers to recruit new participants to the project
  • work to develop networks and connections with organisations and community groups within the Bramley ward
  • recruit volunteers from Bramley and provide supervision and support to ensure that they are getting the best experience and obtaining valuable transferable skills
  • support the development of training in equality, diversity and inclusion for organisations
  • continuously monitor, evaluate and report on the project with regards to its intended outcomes

 

Fee: £20,600.96 per annum pro rata, 21 hours per week / 0.6fte (actual salary: £12,360.58)

Contract term: The post is offered for a fixed-term of three years, starting mid-late June 2019 (exact date by mutual agreement)

Location: Barkston House, Croydon Street, Leeds LS11 9RT (please note the role will also involve spending a significant amount of time working directly in the Bramley ward.)

How to apply: You can download the application documents below, or contact Alice for a pack by email / post:

info@pyramid-of-arts.org.uk // 0113 234 6040

Application deadline: 2pm Tuesday 7th May 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May 2019
 
Pyramid of Arts is a committed equal opportunities employer.

 

Click here to download a ZIP file of the application pack

OR

Click here to download the cover letter for applicants

Click here to download the job advert

Click here to download the job description

Click here to download the employee specification

Click here to download the application form

Click here to download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Click here to download our Recruitment and Selection Policy

Click here to download our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

High Rise Movement

In Spring 2017, the High Rise Movement group visited the Tetley to see ‘These books were alive; they spoke to me!’an exhibition of printed matter and performance works by artist Dora García. During the visit one of the group members was keen to respond literally to a book entitled ‘Steal This Book’, and did indeed steal the book. They took inspiration away with them and created a sensory performance which was showcased at The Tetley in their City Workshop.

They used the idea of travel and set the scene. First they broke through into the bookstore with their swag bag. Boarded a flight to various locations, where they would steal the books. They visited Spain, with its Toros, Catholic widows, and Flamencos. The seaside, with water mist, sand, and sunglasses. And finally a beautiful flower garden. Stealing books in their swag bag on the way.

Artists: Adam Hussain, Andrea Clisby, Anna Ward, Anna-Marie Garbutt, Annie Park, Bev Remmington, Brenda Bagshaw, Caz Stiff, Craig Trigwell, David Wragg, Dominique Ghatoara, Gillian McDonnell, Jade Murphy, Jan Tynan, Jessica Smith, Jill Stoves, Johnny Tabor, Julie Shackleton, Karanveer Singh, Karlene Morren, Kelly Shine, Kim Otter, Lynne Hemingway, Patsy Wolliter, Patricia Ndhlovu, Shane Fowler, Sian Hulley, Sophie Sheerin, Stephen Coates, Stephen Farrell

 

 

High Rise Music

During Spring Term 2017, the two High Rise Groups worked with Leeds Lieder to produce their own musical performance.
Their musical, Step into Spring, riffs on the seasonal theme from one of the Lieder songs, ‘It was a Lover and His Lass’ (from the Shakespeare play, ‘As You Like It’), which resonated with the group, and was the basis of the first song. The musical features the sounds of spring, with dancing animals and singing trees, in a joyous retort to the musical fancy of Shakespeare’s love tale.

Step into Spring is an original musical performed by the High Rise Music Group, baritone Philip Smith and pianist Jonathan Fisher as part of the Leeds Lieder Festival.

Click for the Step Into Spring  programme – complete with lyrics!

Event flyer


Films

Edit of the groups performance at Yorkshire Dance.

Short film about the collaboration with Leeds Lieder and how the group created their musical.

[Both films were recorded and produced by Leeds College of Art students Ruta Puzaite and Zen Khye Ooi.]


Photos by Robert Piwko

 

High Rise Visual Arts

High Rise Movement

High Rise Music

During Autumn Term 2016, the High Rise groups used the theme of Winter Stories to create their own performances, visual arts and sensory experiences.

The culmination of this work was shown at the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills on Saturday 21st January, 2017.

The programme can be viewed above (click on photo for a larger image)

 

Find out more about each story by clicking the links below:

 

 

Artists: Adam Hopkins, Adam Hussain, Alistair Morgan, Andrea Clisby, Anna Ward, Anna-Marie Garbutt, Annie Park, Anthony Jima, Ben Brook, Bev Remmington, Brenda Bagshaw, Cassy Oliphant, Caz Stiff, Chris Walden, Craig Trigwell, Daisy Wray, David Wragg, Debra Hughes, Dominique Ghatoara, Edward Mortimer, Fiona Harrison, Jade Murphy, Jan Tynan, Jessica Smith, Jill Stoves, Johnny Tabor, Julie Shackleton, Karanveer Singh, Karlene Morren, Kelly Shine, Kim Otter, Louise Leary, Lynne Hemingway, Molly Bradshaw, Pam Broadbent, Patsy Wolliter, Patricia Ndhlovu, Pippa Cohen, Rebecca Bowes, Roy Morton, Sammy Holden, Sean Howe, Seb Munday, Shane Fowler, Sian Hulley, Sophie Deakin, Sophie Sheerin, Stephen Coates, Stephen Farrell, Susan Johnson, Toni Beardsall

High Rise Movement

The group visited Kirkstall Abbey as part of a theme exploring the 200th Year anniversary of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

The groups sessions were documented and displayed at the Abbey during the Kirkstall Art Trail in July 2016, where High Rise artists also ran a very busy public workshop.

Artists: Andrea Clisby, Anna-Marie Garbutt, Annie Park, Bev Remmington, Brenda Bagshaw, Caz Stiff, David Cunningham, David Wragg, Janice Hatherly, Jill Stoves, Johnny Tabor, Julie Shackleton, Kelly Shine, Kimberley Otter, Mindy Goose, Patricia Ndholvu, Patsy Wolliter, Sophie Sheerin, Stephen Coates, Stephen Francis

High Rise Movement

The movement group took the theme of musicals in the Spring term of 2016, and the group picked the Wizard of Oz and decided to do their own abridged version.

Artists: Andrea Clisby, Anna-Marie Garbutt, Annie Park, Bev Remmington, Brenda Bagshaw, Caz Stiff, David Cunningham, David Wragg, Jill Stoves, Kelly Shine, Kimberley Otter, Patricia Ndholvu, Patsy Wolliter, Sophie Sheerin

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The High Rise Movement artists

High Rise Sensory

High Rise Visual Arts

In Spring 2016, the two High Rise groups exhibited work created especially for the Shoddy exhibition. The finished work was displayed at Live Arts Bistro, Leeds and again at Bately Art Gallery.

Scraps and off-cuts became striking large artworks, a sculptural synthetic “textile” and a colourful wall hanging. Every member of the group had made their mark and is represented in these vibrant pieces.

Artists: Alice Clayden, Ben Brook, Cassy Oliphant, Chris Morrit, Debra Hughes, Denise Scott, Edward Mortimer, Fiona Harrison, Ian Stephens, Janice Hatherly, Jenny Laskowsky, Lesley Sidwell, Karen Hood, Natalie Kyrkos, Phillip Bennett, Pippa Cohen, Sophie Deakin, Susan Johnson.

Thank you to Mat Dale for the photographs

You can view a publication about the work that was on display at the exhibitions.

High Rise Music

Both music groups came together to create and perform their own musical at the Carriageworks Theatre in April 2016.  The group devised the plot, characters and scenery, and the musical was developed from prompts and vocalisations from the members.

Artists: Adam Hopkins, Alistair Morgan, Anthony Jima, Barrie Nelson, Craig Trigwell, David Cunningham, David Wragg, James Coleman, Julie Shackleton, Louise Leary, Pamela Broadbent, Patricia Ndhlovu, Rebecca Bowes, Sammy Holden, Seb Munday, Toni Beardsall

The Golden Football poster

The Golden Football poster

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