x marks the spotIn spring 2014, Ludus launches a series of events over several months, popping up to animate different parts of the city. It starts with two performances in the first week of April. Residents and visitors are invited to come out to play, to see what performance can do to enliven where it lands – and perhaps to share some reflections.

Running right through Ludus are two strands – Ludus Festival Leeds performances and LudusThinks events. So as well as going to performances, you can join a public debate on the value of culture; discuss with other folk what you made of Aria at Bramley Baths, Life Boat at Cross Flatts, or White Cane in the city centre; or join an international conversation about performance, place and possibility.

Ludus is a festival of performance. But it’s not just that. Ludus means ‘play’ so it’s also about Leeds trying out different ideas about performance, what we might find and where we might find it, once we embrace the idea of ‘play.’