Long Division is Wakefield’s largest annual music and culture festival. It was created in 2011 and has taken place in 25 different venues across the city centre since then. It has brought large internationally touring artists such as British Sea Power, The Fall, Ash, Field Music, Ghostpoet and The Cribs (their only public hometown show on over ten years) to Wakefield and programmed them alongside emerging local talent. It has also used funding to develop Fringe events, including Live Album Recordings, workshops and industry Q&As and has also run Outreach events across the district.
EDGELANDS ARTS CREATES CULTURALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES by sharing stories from the edges of communities, cities and countryside.
We collaborate commission, create and co-produce excellent and accessible arts projects which:
Bring artists and communities together
(Re)connect people with each other and the world around them.
Explore stories of space, place, identity and belonging.
Improve the social, cultural and community well-being of people of all ages and abilities.
Beam work with Artists and communities to enhance places through the development of bespoke creative arts projects. Beam is the trading name of Public Arts – an arts organisation and charity founded in 1986, based in Wakefield and working across the Yorkshire region and beyond.