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Quarry Hill Festival

Saturday 2 July 2011

10.00am – 6pm

Quarry Hill Festival, 2 July 2011

Quarry Hill Festival is a day of free performances, workshops, classes and behind-the-scenes insights from some of Leeds’ leading cultural organisations all based on and around the Quarry Hill area of the city.

Join BBC Yorkshire, The Dance Studio Leeds, First Floor, Leeds College of Music, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Red Ladder Theatre Co, SAA-UK, The Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance as they open their doors for one day only.

Plus with the ArtsMix market and a range of food and drink available, there really is something for everyone making Quarry Hill Festival a great day out.

To avoid disappointment we advise you to book on-line in advance at www.wyp.org.uk or call 0113 213 7700.

As part of Quarry Hill Festival we're pleased to offer the following events which can all be booked via the West Yorkshire Playhouse box office.

Tour of the Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre building

A 40 minute tour of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s landmark new building led by one of the team at Northern Ballet. See behind-the-scenes into the rehearsal and office spaces where both companies work as well as see the wardrobe department and costumes from some of Northern Ballet’s productions. Please note, due to performances taking place during the day access to some spaces will be restricted.

Tours take place at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm

Beauty & the Beast family dance workshops

A one hour workshop for the whole family inspired by Northern Ballet’s new production of Beauty & the Beast which premieres at Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas. Families will dance together in a fun workshop, learning simple movements inspired by themes from the ballet as well as create some of their own moves. For ages 5+, no all child or all adult groups permitted.

11.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm

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