Ludus Thinks: Festival Futures

Over the past four years Ludus Festival Leeds has been exploring different ways of celebrating performance and seeing how performance can animate different parts of the city. That work is now drawing to a close in its present form and our most recent piece of work has been a programme of action research with communities across the city exploring a future where they are placed in the role of curators, commissioners and presenters.


In this final Ludus Thinks event, we want to reflect on what Ludus has achieved thus far and its implications:

What have we learned about partnerships between artists, cultural producers, audiences, communities and the academy in Leeds?

How do collaborations like Ludus contribute to the cultural ecology of Leeds?

Who benefits and how?

How might the University’s new Cultural Institute develop the potential of Ludus?


We hope you can come along on Saturday 26 September and reflect with us on these questions.


Please book your place here:


A light lunch will be provided.


As part of the event there will be an opportunity to participate in The Third Chamber, a specially created ‘Third House of Parliament’ that Ludus Festival Leeds presented in May and June  to support conversations with audiences exploring the idea of ‘Performance, Place and Possibility’ across Leeds