Hello! we can finally announce the dates of our summer appearances and performances (so far) there may be a few more to come…..
28th June: Mermaid & Pirate Splashmob at Leeds Waterfront Festival (community project) 12pm at Granary Wharf, 12.30pm at Brewery Wharf, 1pm at Leeds Dock and 2.30pm at Thwaite Mills (timings approx) Visit blog here
5th July: Tour de France celebrations, Braford City Centre
9th & 10th August: Beacons Festival, Skipton, Visit site here
6th September: Bathing Beauties Festival, Lincolnshire, Visit Site here
20th & 21st Sept: Saltaire Festival, Roberts Park (Performance & Workshop) Visit site
Ahoy me hearties! Ever dreamt of being a beautiful mermaid or swash-buckling pirate? Well here’s your chance! We are looking for a fun group of Leeds folk of ALL ages to help us create a fabulous SPLASH MOB performance at this years Leeds Waterfront Festival sponsored by Housing Leeds.
You’ll get the chance to work with the creative lot at OWL Industries to create your own unique costume, learn some cool moves with the delightful dry-land mermaids at Yorkshire Life Aquatic all before setting sail across Leeds Waterfront at the festival on Saturday 28th June. Our friends at Canal Connections will help you steer your first long boat and hit the high seas (well Leeds Liverpool Canal!).
We are running creative workshops at Leeds Dock throughout June for all to create fabulous costumes and learn our easy performance moves. You can come along to all sessions, just one, or just practice…
Today’s the day we launch our fantastic photographic competition! We’ve teamed up with the team at Allied London, our friends at Hilton Leeds City Hotel and our favourite Indian restaurant Chandalier by Mumtaz at Leeds Dock to challenge all you keen photographers out there to submit your favourite photographs of the beautiful Leeds Waterways from Thwaites Mill to the stunning city centre locations!
Our judges are looking for images that demonstrate what you love about this fantastic destination….is it the modern architecture, the heritage, the wildlife, the people, the nightlife or perhaps there’s a spot that holds a special place in your heart…whatever inspires you about Leeds Waterfront, we’d love to see your images and of course there are prizes for the winners and runners up in each category!
There are two age categories for this completion, over 16’s and 16 and under and anyone can enter! So if you are an enthusiastic…
We started the first class of our Mermaid excercise course on Monday night at Bramley Baths, We had a lovely and very enthusiastic group of ladies attend, some new and some who had been to our taster classes last summer. We started off with a bit of ‘Bunny Breaststroke’ to the sounds of the Andrews Sisters to warm up then went on to learning skulling and the dreaded ‘Egg beater’! (a treading water technique used by Synchronised Swimmers). Everyone picked up the moves at such a fast pace that by the end of the session we had put together a routine involving Flamingos and Swans (our own interpretations of course :)
It was a really great session and we were so impressed with the groups skills we will have to get some harder moves together for next week to keep them on (or off) their toes! It was also nice to have a chill and a chat in the Steam Room at the Baths after! Well we did deserve it!! Looking forward to next week!!
We are pleased to announce that Mermaids will be making a splash, installed in the fountains in Sir Nigel Gresely Square outside CAST in Doncaster as part of RIGHT UP OUR STREET DNweekeND (kindly supported by Arts Council England and arts lottery funds) on Sunday 11th May!! You can see us between 11am and 3pm, Hope to see you there and that the sun is shining!!
For further details about the event visit their site here