'Growing Into My Beard' is a singer/songwriter meets storytelling coming-of-age tale centered around the search for that fairytale-esque first-love experience...
This was the biggest ever year for Armley Christmas Lights switch on and what better way for us to get involved than with some live music from our young people! The event saw over a thousand strong audience crowded onto Armley Town Street, to watch young people from our Tools for the Trade group as well as artists such as Ricky Fleming playing live.
Our first act, ‘Gorilla Ape’, have been working together since September this year on our Tools for the Trade project, creating a rock/pop ensemble of original songs and melodies. The crowds reaction was brilliant with one audience member saying “absolutely brilliant, a tight and confident performance“.
This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie will open on 3rd August 2012 at Zoo Southside venues, in the heart of the hustling, bustling city that is Edinburgh! Interplay are delighted to be presenting the show for audiences at the Fringe 2012.
This Land is a realisation of a six year body of work. The show was originally developed in special schools in 2006 with a cast of 4 actor-musicians, set inside an intimate transit camp tent. Audiences were immersed in the action as it unfolded around them, with sights, smells, tastes heightening the experience. Using Woody’s own words and music, the story is a rollercoaster of highs and lows chronicling the largely tragic life of a man who influenced music, and shaped the landscape of music that we know and love today.
Our showcase for the Tools for the Trade project went down a storm this week featuring live music from our groups of young people as well as the official premiere of the music video for ‘Walk Over Me’.
The event was attended by a great mixture of young people, local community members, educational staff from across the area as well as local artists and professionals.
On 28th March Interplay are hosting the first Tools for the Trade showcase of 2012. Our young people have been working closely with artists George Gisbourne and Lee Smith over the last 12 weeks and have songs, films and animations to show. From live dub step to a photography display and the world premiere of the band’s amazing new music video, this is a day not to be missed! The young people involved come from all over the Leeds area from both mainstream schools and IGEN Leeds.
The showcase will take place at 11am here in the Interplay main space with refreshments before and after the show.
Lloyds TSB Community Foundation for England and Wales will be funding Interplay’s evening provision from January 2012! The Foundation have awarded Interplay £32,400 to enable us to open the doors of...
On Wednesday the 7th of December the students of Tools For The Trade are showcasing their films, music and ideas developed at Interplay throughout the last term.
Each person involved has worked for 12 weeks to perfect and polish each artwork they have produced. They have put together their idea’s and stories into their own individual pieces and they’re going to be shown, for one afternoon only, for you to come along and view.