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Both Sides Now – Film Music

Both Sides Now – Film Music

Studio12 continued to work in partnership with Brighter Sound to help address the gender gap in the industry, this time collaborating on Both Sides Now: Film Music. Over 5 days 10 young women and non-binary artists created, recorded and mixed their own short film...

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Channel 4 DIVERSE Festival

Channel 4 DIVERSE Festival

As part of the Channel 4 Diverse Festival Studio12 worked in partnership with 4Talent to deliver a spoken word workshop with the award winning poet and activist Asma Elbadawi. Asma’s workshop explored diversity in the TV industry and raised questions for the young...

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Both Sides Now: Bianca Gerald

Both Sides Now: Bianca Gerald

Over five days nine emerging Leeds female musicians worked with singer-songwriter Bianca Gerald with support from composer and producer Christella Litras. The group wrote and produced original music exploring themes of female empowerment, artistic identity and...

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Borderlines

Borderlines

A project partnership with Boomsatsuma, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Studio12. Borderlines was a transnational poetry project: 7 centres in England, 3 in the UK and 7 across the EU took part to produce Europe’s largest ever online exhibition of spokenword, exploring the...

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Leeds 2023

Leeds 2023

I am Spark is a 3 minute film capturing the diverse, cultural zeitgeist of the city. A vibrant spoken word monologue highlighting the cultural aspects of Leeds, the enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude of its people, their capabilities and how together as a city we can...

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Shakespeare at Leeds Carnival

Shakespeare at Leeds Carnival

Shakespeare at Carnival Studio12 worked in partnership with BBC Look North and commissioned Chicken Shop Shakespeare to create a film celebrating Leeds West Indian Carnival’s 50th anniversary. The Caribbean carnival is Europe’s longest running parade celebrating...

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Words First

Words First

Words First is a partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse that seeks to find the hottest and freshest spoken word talent from across the country, supported by Arts Council England. Studio12 and Leeds Young Authors were chosen to host workshops and...

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