Events

The Irish Arts Foundation is committed to providing a diverse range of outputs in terms of the events we stage. Although our primary focus is on Irish music and arts, we are proud that our programme represents a number of different themes associated with Ireland and Irish people.

They Came, They Sewed, They Stayed

They Came, They Sewed, They Stayed

Fri, 22 Mar 10:00am

FREE EVENT

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH

The ‘1152 Club’ — based in the spectacular surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey — meet every other Friday to listen to guest speakers on a variety of fascinating topics. This week’s talk will focus on the experiences of the Irish women who left Ireland during the 1950’s and 1960’s; the journey and their memories of arriving in inner city industrial Leeds from rural Ireland with many finding work in the then vibrant tailoring industry.
Timeline

Timeline

Fri, 1 Mar Fri, 29 Mar

£PWYF

Dewsbury Road Community Hub, 190 Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 6PF

Throughout the month of March, a historical timeline information exhibition in the community area of Dewsbury Road Community Hub as part of Irish History Month 2019.
Triskele Academy of Irish Dance

Triskele Academy of Irish Dance

Sat, 30 Mar 11:15am

FREE EVENT

Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Leeds LS5 3EH

On the last weekend of every month, Kirkstall Abbey hosts a deli and street food market.

With over 40 stalls and entertainment there is sure to be something for everyone.

Traditional Irish Music Afternoon

Traditional Irish Music Afternoon

Sun, 31 Mar 1:30pm

FREE EVENT

The Kirkstall Flyboat, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS11 5PS

Enjoy the finest of live traditional Irish music in the inspired setting of the Kirkstall Flyboat, moored in the picturesque surroundings of Granary Wharf on the Leeds Liverpool Canal - featuring local musicians – all welcome.
What's On April - September 2018

What's On April - September 2018

Sun, 1 Apr Mon, 1 Apr

see programme

Leeds, City wide

Click here for details of our upcoming programme of events April to September 2018

Gaelic Language Conversational Groups

Gaelic Language Conversational Groups

Wed, 27 Sep Thu, 27 Jun

Contribution to room hire (further details on request)

Swarthmore College 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD

We are pleased  to announce the continuation of the Irish language conversation group for the forthcoming academic year. The group, open to new members, is operated in a relaxed environment. The session takes place at Swarthmore Education Centre (6pm-7pm). The mantra is we learn together! It is ideally suited for those who have a little knowledge of the language already. For more information email: info@irisharts.org.uk or tel: 0113 278 7442

Irish Elders Cultural Project

Irish Elders Cultural Project

Wed, 3 Jan Tue, 30 Jul

free events

Venues across Leeds

The Irish Arts Foundation works in collaboration with a range of community based organisations and projects across Leeds including Berkeley Court Residential Home, Richmond Hill Elders Association, Older Wiser Leeds Seniors and Caring Together.  We provide traditional Irish music performances and cultural activities predominantly but not exclusively for its Irish long-term residents or to encourage attendance from older Irish people in particular.
The Roscoe Display

The Roscoe Display

Wed, 13 Dec Sat, 13 Jun

free event

Leeds City Museum Millennium Square, LS2 8BH

A recreation of the legendary Leeds pub, The Roscoe (formerly of Sheepscar interchange) is currently on display in Leeds City Museum.

The model is the creation of Dubliner Andy Gibney, a resident of Leeds since the early 1970's and forms part of the 'Story of Leeds' section of the museum.

Read more at: www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk