The Death of a Northern Night

A state of cultural emergency in Yorkshire

Image courtesy of Canal Mills

wo years ago, the Music and Arts Production (MAP) charity — who provide an alternative education provision for children at risk of educational and social exclusion in Leeds — were looking at what seemed to be an insurmountable task. They had to raise £2.4m to buy their home of ten years, a Grade II-listed industrial building called Hope Foundry, in the Mabgate area of…