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Bramley Baths photos are just splashing!
Bramley Baths photos are just splashing!

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Bramley Baths photos are just splashing!

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BY John Baron

Some fabulous underwater photographs of one of Leeds’ hidden treasures are set to make a splash at a special exhibition.

The gorgeous Grade II Listed Bramley Baths in Leeds dates back to 1904 and, until recently, faced an uncertain future due to council budget cuts. The facilities will transfer into the community ownership of the Friends of Bramley Baths before Christmas.

Now organisers of the annual I Love West Leeds Arts Festival are inviting local people to take an underwater photographic journey at the historic baths in Leeds on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October between 3pm and 7pm.

Last year the Festival held an unusual classical music concert, featuring the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra playing Handel’s Water Music from a stage in the middle of the baths.

Festival Director Jane Earnshaw said:

“I think this is probably the first time that a photographic exhibition has been staged under water in a public swimming pool, along with the music that inspired it.”

Free tickets are available online from www.watermusic.eventbrite.com or from Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley, on 0113 214 6000 – or simply turn up on the day.   For more information about the event go to www.ilovewestleeds.co.uk, contact the festival hotline on 0789 631 8657 or checkout twitter.com/ilovewestleeds.

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