On the Edge festival report

The third On The Edge Leeds Community Arts & Cultural festival took place at Temple Works, Holbeck Leeds on the weekend of 21st and 22nd July. This was an event comprising two days of live music, theatre, poetry and art installations, all for the princely sum of a fiver for both days, Russ Dixon reports and shares his photos.

In the four hours I was able to attend on the Saturday the crowd were entertained by Poetry from My Big Phat Writers Group, Theatre from (For) As Long As Love Lasts. The Aireborne Theatre performed The Snow Queen (which they will also perform at the Edinburgh Fringe) and Urban Sprawl, Yorkshire’s only homeless theatre company. Music from We Could Be Astronauts, Georgette Hilton and Kog Moorcroft, not to mention the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra who went head to head with Invizible Circle, a grass roots Hip Hop collective.

In the art spaces there was some rather disturbing Toy Hacking going on. Basically toys could be de-constructed and then re-made into some form of hybrid. I witnessed a Care Bear being decapitated by hacksaw only to be remade into something else…freaky.

All in all, from what I saw, the wide range of entertainment on offer was excellent.

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All images © Russ Dixon. All Rights Reserved.

Si Cliff also has his own take on events – view his images on Flickr.

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