Celebrating our community with Campus Live


The University of Leeds has launched its Campus Live programme, inviting students, staff and the local community to get involved in an inspiring series of exhibitions, events and workshops on campus.

The Campus Live programme celebrates the arts through a variety of exciting activities including music, installations, dance, theatre, sport, crafts and games. The events are open to students, staff and the general public throughout the autumn term.

The full programme can be found on the Campus Live website.

Whether you’re new to Leeds or call Leeds home, grab a classmate, a colleague, or a friend, come down to campus and be a part of our wonderful community.

Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education

Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education said: “The start of the academic year is always such an exciting time. And after a challenging couple of years, it’s even more exciting to see our campus come alive this autumn with Campus Live.  

“We invited our fantastic students, staff, alumni and cultural partners to help us develop a vibrant programme of events over the next few months which will shine a light on our talented University and the wider community. The performers have delivered so far, and it’s just got going.

“Whether you’re new to Leeds or call Leeds home, grab a classmate, a colleague, or a friend, come down to campus and be a part of our wonderful community. We look forward to seeing you.”

Programme highlights so far

Campus icons sand sculpture

The programme kicked off Friday 7 October with the unveiling of a 10-tonne sand sculpture of campus icons.

The sculpture, built by Sand In Your Eye, is situated outside the Edward Boyle Library.

Ayreflow fire entertainment

Ayreflow presented the wonders of fire performing, including spinning, eating and breathing.

Yorkshire Circus

The magic of the circus was brought to campus with performances from Yorkshire Circus.

Rosie & Rachel

Violinists Rosie and Rachel took to campus with a set of varied duets.

Upcoming events

Sketch Club – weekly, Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm

Drop in and draw every Friday afternoon at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.

Moving into Sculpture (Adventures with bodies and public art) – Wednesday 19 October, 2-4pm

Renowned choreographer, Gerry Turvey, offers a workshop to create playful movement ideas in response to the public art trail that runs through the heart of campus. The workshop begins at Clothworkers South. Register via eventbrite.

Poetry in Abundance – Friday 21 October, 2pm

An open-mic poetry event in the marquee opposite Leeds University Union. All styles of poetry and all levels of experience are welcomed, and first-timers are encouraged. 

To book a five-minute slot email enskd@leeds.ac.uk or sign up on the day.

What’s wrong with you? (An exploration of what is wrong with me via comedy) – Tuesday 1st November, 1pm

A stand-up comedy set by Carly Miller about the experience of being a disabled person in a non-disabled world. The performance will take place at Beech Grove Plaza.

The Hit on Stage One at stage@leeds - Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November 7.30pm

A dark comedy play by Zac Brady centred around two hitmen, at stage@leeds. Book tickets via TicketSource.

Further Information

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