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A twelve-day celebration of Irish arts and culture kicks off in Leeds from the 7th to the 18th of November. Dozens of events including music sessions, literary, film and theatrical events and talks are planned to take place at venues across Leeds, bringing Ireland’s finest artists to the city.

Organized by the Irish Arts Foundation, based in Leeds, events are designed to appeal to both those of an Irish background and people from the wider community with an interest in music and the arts. Des Hurley, Project Director explains, “The idea is to provide a unique opportunity for the Irish community in Leeds to showcase their rich and vibrant cultural traditions.”

The Leeds Gathering features some of the most dynamic local, national and international performers and artistes in the world of Irish Arts. In short, there’s something for everyone so visit Leeds on the weekend of the 7th and be a part of the crowds at the 2007 Leeds Gathering.

For further info contact Irish Arts Foundation on or visit the website

The Irish Arts Foundation was established in Leeds in June 1998 as a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity. The mission of the organisation is to introduce and actively encourage the playing, listening, understanding and celebration of traditional Irish music and Irish cultural heritage more generally through classes, workshops, access to materials, resources, promotion and performance.

For further information about the Irish Arts Foundation and/or The Gathering please contact:
Chris O’Malley (Community Development Officer) or Lisa Fieldhouse (Programmes Officer)
Irish Arts Foundation
West Park Centre Spen Lane Leeds LS16 5BE

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