The Arts Live sessions will continue on the following dates:
Thursday 18th April (except Street Dance and Art Club which begin the following week)
Thursday 25th April (all sessions from this date)
Thursday 2nd May
Thursday 9th May
Thursday 16th May
Thursday 23rd May
HALF TERM (no sessions) – Thursday 30th May
Thursday 6th June
Thursday 13th June
Thursday 20th June
ARTS FESTIVAL (no sessions) – Thursday 27th June
ARTS FESTIVAL (no sessions) – Thursday 4th July
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 18th July (FINAL SESSION)
All classes will continue as normal, at the normal times on the dates listed above except for the first week, Thursday 18th April. Street Dance and Art Club begin the following week on Thursday 25th April.
Happy new year to you all! The Arts Live sessions will continue on the following dates:
Thursday 10th January
Thursday 17th January
Thursday 24th January
Thursday 31st January
Thursday 7th February
Thursday 14th February
Thursday 21st February HALF TERM (no sessions)
Thursday 28th February
Thursday 7th March
Thursday 14th March
Thursday 21st March (no sessions due to parents evening)
Thursday 28th March
Thursday 4th April EASTER HOLIDAYS (no sessions)
All classes will continue as normal, at the normal times on the dates listed above except for Street Dance. The session times for Street Dance have changed – see here for the new times.
If the change of times presents an obstacle to your child attending their current group and you wish to change to another group then please email us at email@example.com.
We intend to put on a show towards the end of March and we will confirm the date of this event before half term.
There will be no Arts Live activities on the following dates:
Thursday 18th October – School Open Evening
Thursday 1st November – Half-Term
Thursday 22nd November – Awards Evening
Thursday 13th December – Sixth Form Parent’s Evening
The final sessions will take place on 20th December at the usual times.
We aim to offer at least 10 sessions per term. Circumstances beyond our control will sometimes mean we cannot, however during the spring term we will be offering at least 11 sessions plus one performance / exhibition for no extra cost.
If you have any questions about this please contact us.
Welcome to Arts Live, your local community arts school run by Garforth Academy. Now taking place mostly on a Thursday afternoon and evening we plan to offer a wide range of exciting and fun activities for all abilities & ages (unless otherwise stated). These sessions replace the Wednesday and Saturday sessions that took place last year.
The table below shows the groups we plan to offer, subject to the number of enrolments we receive. We intend to run multiple sessions for Street Dance and Guitar Group so please indicate your preference when you enroll (see here for full details about enrolment).
Exciting and fun sessions delivered by Booma – BoomaDance for all abilities with regular performance opportunities
Develop your guitar skills with sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
Activities include DJ skills, making electronic music, rapping & recording
Rock, Pop and Alternative Music
This group is suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists, who want to compose, perform & record original music. The group is led by professional musicians.
Folk and Acoustic Music
This is a community band for young musicians at any level interested in folk and acoustic music. Rehearses once a week and performs regularly throughout the year.
Garforth Jazz Rock Band
This is a high quality band with an outstanding reputation of regular gigs in professional settings, including The Wardrobe, Chapel Allerton Festival, Garforth Arts Festival. No audition required. Suitable for instrumentalists and singers with grade 5+ or equivalent experience.
Adult steel pan group with performance opportunities
We have lots of exciting events coming up in line with the Garforth Arts festival!
Panjumbi – join us on the 26th June at The Lord Gascoigne from 4.30pm – 9.30pm for Steel Pan performances from primary children, Secondary students, teachers (Steel PANTS!!) and the Steel Crazy group. Entry is FREE!
Camerata Vocal Musica Aurea – Thurs 28th June come along to St Mary’s church to see the youth choir perform. This kicks off at 7.30pm and tickets are £7/£5.
Hannah James/Sam Sweeney – Come and witness the SLANIA group perform along with Hannah and Sam at Garforth Working Mens club on Tues 3rd July from 7.30pm. Tickets are a bargain at £8/£6!
Urban Arts Project – AMP are on hand to showcase their skills at this years Urban Art Project event held on Thurs 5th July at The Works Skatepark in Leeds. Tickets are £4/£3
The Playground Party – The big finale for the Arts Festival is, as ever, lining up to be one to remember! Come along to see countless acts with the streetdancers on hand to show off their moves! This is also another chance to see AMP perform. Ticket prices vary and details are on the website.
Keep a check on the website for more details on all the events going on at this years Garforth Art Festival! We look forward to seeing you there!