The Other Room July update

We can confirm the performers for our July gig at Leeds Gallery (not Leeds Art Gallery). A very special visit from Hazel Smith, Ryan Ormonde coming from London and The Other Room’s Tom Jenks’ and Chris McCabe’s uproarious shindig collaboration Gnomes; now in its third guise. Before that of course at our new home in Manchester, The Castle, we welcome Peter Jaeger, Ira Lightman and Helmut Lemke on June 12th, details in the column to the right. August 14th in Manchester sees Frank Kuppner, Nathan Jones and David Gaffney whoop it up.

Ghost Cargo – a “sky writing” project over Leeds, by Caroline Bergvall

Tuesday, June 21 ยท 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Be part of an incredible art event, taking place right across Leeds:

At midday on the 2011 summer solstice, Tuesday, 21 June 2011, the skies above and around Leeds city centre will play host to a unique ‘sky writing’ project conceived by internationally renowned artist and writer, Caroline Bergvall, and delivered as a part of the 20th annual Refugee Week celebrations. As part of the project, the artist is inviting people right across Leeds to pick up their phones and video cameras, film the artwork as it passes overhead, and upload their footage to this Event page.

All the footage collected will be edited together into a film for presentation at Leeds Art Gallery later this year.

‘Ghost Cargo’ will fly for 90 minutes across the Yorkshire landscape, reaching Leeds city centre at midday. We are inviting everyone with access to a video camera or video enabled phone to get involved by filming Ghost Cargo as it passes overhead, and to upload their footage to this Event page (if you can add a comment under your video submission, with details of where you filmed from – an address or postcode – that would be great!)

The project is being delivered in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery and Writing Encounters, an initiative that supports writers and artists who work with text.

More information about the project can be found here: