Campus Live

Campus Live is an exciting programme of activity taking place throughout the autumn term, designed to delight, surprise and celebrate our University community. 

There’ll be a broad range of events popping up in unexpected places, brought to you by students, staff, alumni and external partners.

Most events take place outside in wheelchair accessible locations on campus. In cases of bad weather, events may be moved indoors but care will be taken to maintain wheelchair accessible routes. Please see information for disabled visitors for details of accessible routes and facilities. If you would like help with specific accessibility needs, please contact the Campus Live team in advance on campuslive@leeds.ac.uk.

Keep checking this webpage for the latest line up, get involved using #LeedsCampusLive and subscribe for updates so you don’t miss a thing.

You can also enjoy concerts at Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, theatre at stage@leeds, and events and exhibitions in our libraries

Programme

This week

Monday 28 November

  • 1pm, Toil and Trouble highlight at the Refectory
    • Theatre and Performance students perform a song and dance highlight from their third-year showcase Toil and Trouble, a cunning tale of bread and death. You can book tickets for the full show at stage@leeds on 1, 2 and 3 December.

Tuesday 29 November

  • 2pm, Leeds Student Radio DJ set at Leeds University Union balcony 
    • Leeds Student Radio are the sound of students in Leeds. DJs will perform a set live across campus. Follow on Instagram @thisislsr
  • 2.15–4.15pm, Lovember Origami Roadshow at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff building, level 12 common room
    • As part of its Lovember series, Team Unity is running a community art project creating a sculpture of origami hearts, engaging students and staff from all backgrounds and nations in creating a symbol of infinite love. 

Wednesday 30 November

  • 12–2pm, Spin Scrabble at Parkinson Court
    • Are you skilled enough to stay on the board for one whole game? Play only one word at a time, and the word with the highest score stays in the game, with a new player joining.

Thursday 1 December

  • 12.15pm and 1.15pm, For Better For Worse at Parkinson Court
    • Leeds graduate Malcolm Webb performs an exhilarating theatrical monologue. Directed by Professor George Rodosthenous. The Company invites you to experience a slice of wonder and self-discovery, celebrating the unsung words that bounce inside the heads of our younger selves. Written by Andrew Mills. Performances last for 25 minutes. Please be aware, this play contains brief mention of the violent death of animals, and contains themes of death and abandonment.
  • 12–3pm, Places of Belonging at Chancellor's Court (between School of Earth and Environment and the Roger Stevens building
    • Co-create community art through reflecting on which campus places mean the most to you. Join for coffee and a chat, and meet new people. There will be informal group walks every half hour to share favourite campus places, so you might discover a new exciting spot. Find us by the Campus Places of Belonging map and follow the adventures on Twitter @UOLbelonging.
  • 1–3pm, Plant Soc outside Leeds University Union
    • Sustainable craft sessions where you'll learn to how to make bird feeders, grow cress, make seed bombs and decorate plant pots. Bring along clean plastic trays that can be used for planting if you can, such as tomato and mushroom trays.

Friday 2 December

  • 11am–3pm, Garm4Garm clothes drop off in the gazebo outside Leeds University Union
    • Please bring any of your pre-loved clothes to receive tokens to use at the Garm4Garm clothes swap on Monday 5 December, where you will be able to collect a brand new (old) wardrobe! 
  • 11am–5pm, Campus Live Escape: Ten Letters at School of Music
    • Investigate, solve puzzles and unravel a Victorian mystery to escape the room! A 30-minute escape room experience, blending traditional and brand new challenges. Book your slot.
  • 2pm, Adam Maghout and Miles O'Sullivan at Beech Grove Plaza
    • An interactive music performance of the most popular pop and rock hits of the last three decades. Follow on Instagram @adam.mgt

5 to 11 December

Monday 5 December

  • 11am–4pm, Garm4Garm clothes swap in the gazebo outside Leeds University Union
    • Bring your tokens from the clothes drop off on Friday 2 December and choose from lots of great clothes. There will be DJs playing and on-site repairs and alterations to fix up any wear and tear and get your clothes fitted to you.

Tuesday 6 December

  • All day, yarn bombing the precinct gates outside Leeds University Union
    • Visit the gates between Leeds University Union and Beech Grove Plaza to see the Campus Live yarn bombing installation. Yarn bombing is applying highly colorful, knitted or crocheted garments to physical objects in society - come and see what's been styled by Uzma Bateman using items collected from the University community, as well as some of her own. 
  • 12pm, Plants for Peace outside Edward Boyle Library
    • Leeds Islamic Society is giving out free succulents with their favourite verses and some loving reminders attached, to spread positivity and greenery around campus. Tag @leedsisoc on social media to show how your plants are enjoying their new homes. 
  • 2pm, Leeds Student Radio DJ set at Leeds University Union balcony 
    • Leeds Student Radio are the sound of students in Leeds. DJs will perform a set live across campus. Follow on Instagram @thisislsr
  • 5.15pm, Christmas Carol Service in the Great Hall
    • Come along to this year’s University Carol Service with traditional readings and Christmas music. For further information email chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk.

Wednesday 7 December

  • 12pm and 1pm, No Wukkas at Beech Grove Plaza
    • A live peformance from Leeds band No Wukkas, with covers and original songs in a stripped back set.
  • 2pm, The Songsmiths at Beech Grove Plaza
    • An interactive A Cappella singing performance.

Friday 9 December

  • 11am–5pm, Campus Live Escape: Ten Letters at School of Music
    • Investigate, solve puzzles and unravel a Victorian mystery to escape the room! A 30-minute escape room experience, blending traditional and brand new challenges. Book your slot.
  • 2pm, The Polcats at Beech Grove Plaza
    • A band formed at the University in 2019. Come and see them perform in a homecoming gig. Follow on Instagram @thepolcats

12 to 18 December

Monday 12 December

  • 3–5.30pm, A Conversation on the Move (COME): What Can Public Art Do (More) on Campus? at the Garstang building, floor 7
    • COME for a tour of artwork on campus (3–4pm) starting at the entrance of the Garstang building, floor 7. Then there will be a roundtable (4–5.30pm) in the foyer asking participants: What does public art do effectively and what could it do (more) in engaging community spaces and reimagining campus design – especially around pressing issues of sustainability, diversity and representation? Refreshments included. Register for the event.

Wednesday 14 December

  • 12.15pm, The Songsmiths at Beech Grove Plaza
    • An interactive A Cappella singing performance.

More events will be added throughout the autumn term, so please keep checking this webpage for updates.