Welcome to Arts Live, your local community arts school run by Garforth Academy. Taking place mostly on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings, we offer a wide range of exciting and fun activities for all abilities & ages (unless otherwise stated).
The table below shows the groups we offer, subject to the number of enrolments we receive. We run multiple sessions for some groups so please indicate your preference when you enrol (see here for full details about enrolment).
Contact us to find out what places are available.
|Group Name:||Group Description:||Termly Fee:||Age:||Day:||Times:|
|Adult Community Choir – 1st Session Wednesday 14th September
||This community choir is led by Cleve Freckleton. The main aim is to come together to share in the joy of singing a wide range of music including gospel, soul, reggae and contemporary and classic popular music. Working towards performances and recordings if the group chooses, this group is suitable for people of any ability or experience level.||£45||18+||Weds||19:00-21:00|
|Street Dance – Starts after half-term
||Exciting and fun sessions delivered by Booma – BoomaDance for all abilities with regular performance opportunities||£35||6-17||Thurs||17:30-18:30
|Guitar Groups – 1st Sessions Wednesday 14th September
||Develop your guitar skills with sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels||£30 (beginner)
|6-17||Wed & Thurs||Beginner (Wed & Thurs): 17:00-17:30
Beginner (Wed & Thurs): 17:30-18:00
Intermediate (Wed): 18:00-18:45
|Rock & Pop Bands – 1st Sessions Thursday 22nd September||These groups are suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists, with grade 2 or equivalent experience, who want to compose, perform & record original music. The group is led by professional musicians.||£35||11-17||Thurs||17:45-19:00 (Year 7-9)
19:00-20:15 (Year 10+)
|Junior Rock & Pop Band – 1st Session Wednesday 21st September||These groups are suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists of any ability including elementary, who want to compose, perform & record original music. The group is led by professional musicians.||£50||9-13||Wed||17:00-18:00|
|Folk and Acoustic Music – 1st Session Thursday 15th September
||This is a community band for young musicians at any level interested in folk and acoustic music. Rehearses once a week and performs regularly throughout the year.||£35||11-17||Thurs||17:30-19:00|
|Garforth Jazz Rock Band – 1st Session Wednesday 14th September||This is a high quality band with an outstanding reputation of regular gigs in professional settings, including The Wardrobe, Chapel Allerton Festival, Garforth Arts Festival. No audition required. Suitable for instrumentalists and singers who also play an instrument with grade 5+ or equivalent experience.||£50||14+||Wed||18:30-20:45|
|Steel Crazy – 1st Sessions Tuesday 20th September||Adult steel pan group with performance opportunities||£25||18+||Tues||19:15-21:15 only on certain dates-see here for details|
|Panic Attack – 1st Session Thursday 15th September
||Children’s steel pan group with performance opportunities||£25||9-17||Thurs||16:00-17:00|