Free Music in Leeds

With a wealth of independent music venues, record shops and home to the Leeds College of Music, Leeds is one if the finest cities in Europe to catch a gig. Combined with the diverse, creative and affordable culture of the … Read More

Art Hostel Hacks

In the Art Hostel there seems to be such a big diversity of travellers passing through the doors. There are typical backpackers who have been enlightened enough to pass through Leeds on their journeys around the world, but there are … Read More

Art Hostel & No/Gloss Film Festival Talk Collaboration

No Gloss Film Festival is Leeds’ independent film festival, celebrating underground cinema, do-it-yourself, unconventional film-making, and independent films by local and international film-makers. Conceived in early February 2012, No Gloss Film Festival was born out of a need for a … Read More

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies – Placement with East Street Arts at Art Hostel

Placement students with initiative and a critical mind are always welcome with East Street Arts. Hayley Reid recently completed her placement with us and has been a vital part of creating relationships and encouraging the growth within the Art Hostel… … Read More

The Art Hostel is Officially Open!

We are still beaming that over a hundred and fifty guests joined us last week for the Art Hostel launch party. The atmosphere was electric, as we got together to celebrate all of the hard work, commitment and passion invested … Read More

Take a tea break with the new Art Hostel Manager Rhian Aitken

East Street Arts are pleased to announce that we have recently appointed our new Art Hostel Manager. After a huge amount of interest in the position and a high quality of potential candidates, Rhian Aitken was our successful applicant! We’re … Read More

Precious Art Collective & A Decidedly Pink Hostel Room

Precious are a Leeds based art collective ‘comprising draughtspeople, sculptors, painters, photographers, and digital artists’. All members work as individual artists, but share a united voice in this collaborative collective, and the colour pink seems to be a recurring theme … Read More

Telling the story…. Hannah Stacey & ‘The Riverside Mission Room’

The brief for ‘The Riverside Mission Room’ was to create a space inspired by the local history of Leeds dockyard, in and around the locality where Art Hostel resides; and the good works of the Riverside Mission Institute that reached … Read More

Art Hostel GoPro A Go Go

It’s all hands on deck… we are getting stuck in to decorate and get the art hostel ready to open for our vistiors… We decided to capture some of the moments, using a GoPro on the head of our team … Read More

Hannah Stacey Art Hostel Commission, Supported by Mick Ward and Gill Crawshaw

East Street Arts is happy to be commissioning artist and designer, Hannah Stacey, to work her magic on the design of a bedroom in our new, city centre Art Hostel. Responding to the local area, stories, archive material, maps and … Read More