Activities We Offer

Welcome to Arts Live, your local community arts programme run by Garforth Academy. Taking place mostly on Tuesday, 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:
New Group! Pandora Sound This is a NEW Steel Pan Band for junior school children in years 5 and 6 of any ability or experience level. Email us for more info and to sign up for a FREE taster session on Thursday 11th January 2018! £25 Junior School Year 5 or 6 Thurs 16:00-16:45
Garforth Community Choir
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. £50 18+ Wed 19:00-21:00
Guitar Groups Develop your guitar skills with sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels £35 (beginner) £40 (inter-generational beginners and all others) 6-17 for all except inter-generational beginners group which is any age 6+, including adults! Wed & Thurs Beginner (Wed & Thurs): 17:00-17:30

Beginner (Wed & Thurs): 17:30-18:00

Intergenerational Beginners (Wed): 18:15-19:00

Intermediate (Thurs):
18:15-19:00

Intermediate and Advanced (Wed):
19:00-19:45

Rock & Pop Bands These groups are suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists, with grade 2 or equivalent experience, who want to play popular rock and pop music, as well as compose, perform & record original music. The groups is led by professional musicians. £45 11-17 Thurs 19:00-20:15

We are keen to start more bands on different days and times – we have a growing list of interest – please contact us for more info if you cannot make this session – we may be able to start a new band if you get in touch!

Junior Rock & Pop Bands These groups are suitable for instrumentalists and vocalists of any ability including elementary, who want to learn to play popular rock and pop songs, as well as compose, perform & record original music. The group is led by professional musicians. £50 9-13 Wed 16:00-17:00 (group 1)

17:15-18:15 (group 2)

Folk and Acoustic Music
This is a community band for young and adult musicians at grade 3+ interested in folk and acoustic music. Rehearses once a week and performs regularly throughout the year. £45 11+ Thurs 18:00-19:30
Steel Crazy Adult steel pan group which plays a wide range of music, suitable for all abilities. We offer regular performance opportunities in the community. £30 18+ Tues 19:15-21:15 only on certain dates-see here for details
Panic Attack Children’s steel pan group which plays a wide range of music, suitable for all abilities. We offer regular performance opportunities in the community £30 9-17 Thurs 16:00-17:00