Leeds Breeze Festival 2011: Packed menu for 16th year

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yorkshire’S biggest festival for young people returns to Leeds next week for its 16th fun-packed year – and it’s sure to be another Breeze!

This year’s festival agenda features 25 events and activities across the city centre over 12 days from Wednesday, May 25 to Sunday, June 5.

Organised by Leeds City Council’s arts and regeneration team in partnership with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Phoenix Dance and Leeds Grand Theatre, the festival showcases new work developed by young people for young people including workshops, exhibitions and performances.

For the first time this year a team of young people called the Breeze Festival Management Team have been involved in organising, amanaging and marketing the event.

The group meet regularly since being formed in March and have played a key role in shaping the make-up of the festival.

Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure councillor Adam Ogilvie said: “The Breeze International Youth Festival gets bigger and better every year and with such an exciting and varied programme on offer we look forward to seeing lots of people attending and enjoying the great young talent to be found in Leeds.”

The festival begins on Wednesday with the premiere of ‘Where’s Your Mama Gone’ at The Carriageworks, followed by a director’s talk after the performance.

BIYF Live! On Briggate returns on Saturday, May 28 with a free concert featuring live music and dance.

Visit: www.breezeleeds.org/biyf for full details.

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