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World On Our Doorstep Festival 2019
27/09/2019 at 7:30 pm - 29/09/2019 at 11:00 pm
World On Our Doorstep is a festival celebrating the diverse musical heritage in Leeds. It features a cross section of music happening in our area, including Caribbean, Asian, African, European, Irish, Yorkshire and more. The festival embraces the traditional and the contemporary; and various fusion styles of music, that continue to flourish in Leeds. It takes place from Friday 27th September to Sunday 29th September.
The festival is based in Chapel Allerton, bringing North Leeds communities together with a melting pot of music performances and interactive workshops. The way in which the festival is curated encourages people to visit venues that they might not normally, as well as presenting styles of music that might not ordinarily take place in these venues. Venues that are part of the festival are as follows: The Woods, Seven Arts, Alley Cats Bar, Inkwell Arts and The Polish Catholic Centre. Alley Cats Bar hosts a weekend of ‘pop-up’ gigs, which offers opportunities for emerging performers to play, plus ‘jam sessions’ which will encourage disparate music styles to coexist. Dance, drum and singing workshops will take place at Seven Arts, for larger audiences; whilst Inkwell will see smaller intimate workshops.
Over the three days, there will be four featured concerts at the Polish Catholic Centre and Seven Arts, which will showcase local talent in a professional environment. There will also be Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at Seven Arts and Inkwell. We offer volunteering opportunities in Event Management, Front of House Management, Promotion and Sound Engineering Assistance. The festival is run in partnership with a number of voluntary/charitable organisations. These are South Asian Arts UK, Black Health Initiative, JazzLeeds, Muzikantes Festival, MUSIC:LEEDS and Irish Arts Foundation.