The Tetley Weekender - A new addition to the festival for 2016
Building on The Tetley’s reputation for exciting large-scale events, The Tetley Weekender is a new annual micro-festival for all ages on Leeds’ South Bank as part of Leeds Waterfront Festival. Each year the festival will be inspired by The Tetley’s current exhibition programme, which for 2016 is No Quiet Place, an exploration of sound and visual art. Working with musicians, visual artists and guest-curators this micro festival of creativity takes noise as a starting point with a programme ranging from live music for the under-fives to experimental sound art.
On Saturday from 2pm Recon present an Out There Sounds For All The Family event featuring a kids’ gig by post-punk indie pop trio Cowtown (facilitated by artist Bryony Pritchard), and Golden Meat Duo who will be creating an audio visual interactive environment for all ages. There’ll also be a range of drop-in family sound workshops led by artists and groups including Hayley Mills-Styles and Pyramid of Arts from 11am to 3pm. Outside on Brewery Green, you can hear 105+dB by Invisible Flock, a new sonic artwork that captures the 3D sound of football games.
From 6pm artists exhibiting in No Quiet Place, Paul Elliman and Hanne Lippard will give live spoken word and vocal performances, followed by Ewan Stefani’s Analogue Synth Ensemble and a live set by Rian Treanor that promises intense sonics from the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, late into the evening.
On Sunday join artists featured in No Quiet Place including Akeelah Bertram, Clare Charnely, Paul Elliman and Hanne Lippard for a brunch time discussion followed by a live showcase by musicians on Trestle Records, an East London label dedicated to putting out new experimental music.
The Tetley is a fantastic, welcoming venue for all the family to relax, explore and refresh. If you haven't visited before, make sure you do during festival weekend! You can download a full guide to The Tetley summer programme here.