Independents

For decades, Leeds has increased its cultural offerings to become one of the most exciting places in the country for art, dance, music, nightlife, sport, theatre and film. Whilst the push for the aforementioned accolade required organised foresight, much of what was happening creatively across the city already existed organically, and had been developed from the ground up, by people with a passion, doing what they do, and communities forming around them.