Introducing Lady Beck
An exciting new Art Space for Leeds Grassroots Community
Assembly House is proud to announce the launch of Lady Beck Studios & Project Space. Based in the heart of Mabgate and named after the stream that runs through the area, many will be aware of the space under it’s previous name ‘Enjoy’.
Assembly House were approached by those formerly running the space in order to secure its continued legacy. Enjoy - a cornerstone of the arts community in Leeds - was a space that inspired us to start our own project. We are honoured and excited to be involved with the future of this artspace and are committed to ensuring that the needs of artists remain the sole focus of the venue.
This marks a major milestone for Assembly House as we strive to build the organisation's resilience and capacity so that we can continue to nurture Leed’s fertile creative community and sustain the long term provision of affordable workspaces.
The addition of a second project space at Lady Beck means we will now be able to make both the existing site Assembly House Studios in Armley and Lady Beck on Mabgate available for external hire, in order to provide students and early-career creatives with the opportunity to organise events and exhibitions themselves.
New to Lady Beck, an additional floor has been secured that will be developed into affordable studios focussing on emerging groups and collectives. Having benefited from similar offers when we established, we feel it is important to provide opportunities to new groups starting out.
We would especially like to thank Kayleigh Morris, Beth Rose, Ross Halden, Matt Allen and Adam Young for their support, along with everyone who has given us their help along the way.
2016 will be a big year for us and we look forward to sharing it with you all. If you would like to get involved or would like more information about upcoming events, space hire or future availability of studio spaces, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
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Unit 22, 64-76 Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ
Events at Lady Beck:
15th April 6pm - No Thrills Exhibition
12th May - Tessa Houghton Exhibition
20th May - Lady Beck Launch Party
9th June - Lydia Brockless & Sophie Giller Exhibition