Register hereTell Us About You!

Please complete the Registration and Monitoring form and a 'Tell Us About You' form before Wednesday 23rd October to secure your place on Global Mash Up.

If you cannot complete the forms online, a downloadable version of the Registration form is available hereA participant ‘Tell us about YOU’ form can be downloaded here.

Full information about Global Mash Up for parents/guardians is available to download hereGlobal_Mash_Up_2019_Infomation_for_Parents.pdf.

What is Global Mash Up?

Global Mash Up is a free, fun-filled week of creative activities from across the globe. Young people aged 8-18 will get the chance to work with the very best international artists to explore artforms from all over the world, including music, dance, drama, poetry and storytelling.

When and Where is Global Mash Up?

Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2019, 9am-3pm. 

Global Mash Up will take place at:

Leeds City Academy

Bedford Field

Woodhouse Cliff


LS6 2LG 


Please be on time to ensure your child gains the most out of their experience. We expect your child to attend all sessions unless otherwise arranged. If your child is ill please phone ahead on the number: 07384 445 287.

It is important that you drop-off and collect your child from Leeds City Academy. If they are planning on travelling alone, please let us know on the registration form

Monday 28th October
Arrival/Registration - 9am Collection - 3pm
Tuesday 29th October
Arrival - 9am Collection - 3pm
Wednesday 30th October
Arrival - 9am Collection - 3pm
Thursday 31st October
Arrival - 9am  Collection - 3pm
Friday 1st November
Arrival - 9am   *Performance - 1:00pm Collection - 2:00pm

*On the Friday the children will have the opportunity to share a performance of the work they have created during the week. We would like to invite family and friends to attend this event, please arrive by 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start. Parents will be allowed to take children home after the performance.


Global Mash Up is an activity week for children and young people aged 8-18.

 In order to participate fully, your child must have:

  • A completed registration form. We will not allow you to leave your child in our care if we have not received this. This form is available on our website. If you cannot fill in the online form, there is a downloadable version that you can email to [email protected] or post to:

Geraldine Connor Foundation

Mill 2, 2nd Floor, Suite D

Mabgate Mills



Please ensure you have sent this completed to us by Wednesday 23rd October 2019 in order to secure a place for your child.

  • A completed Participant ‘Tell us about YOU’ Form. If you are unable to complete this form online, we’ll have copies for your child to complete on the first morning of the activity week.
  • A healthy packed lunch with plenty to drink to stay hydrated.
  • All medications packed in a clear bag with your child’s name and full instructions – please insure a member of staff is aware of your child’s medication requirements at registration on Monday 28th October. There is also space to let us know on the registration form.
  • Ensure you child comes dressed in trainers or other appropriate footwear and loose comfortable clothing.
  • Breeze Card (optional)

 Please do not bring valuables as they can easily get lost or broken.

Special Requirements and Additional Needs

If your child has any special requirements such as dietary restrictions or additional support needs, please inform us using the registration form or get in touch if you would like to chat to us more. Either email [email protected] or call the Geraldine Connor Foundation office on 0113 243 1166.

Child Protection

The child protection officer on this project is Selina McGonagle. If you have any concerns, please contact her on [email protected] .

Breeze Cultural Monitoring

In order to monitor activities for children in Leeds the Geraldine Connor Foundation is part of the Breeze card scheme. The Breeze Card enables young people to receive discounts on sports and entertainment as well borrow books from libraries in Leeds. If you child already has a Breeze Card, please bring it to registration on Monday 28th Oct. If you would like to find out more or purchase a Breeze card you can do so here.

Alternatively, we will have Breeze Card’s available on the day.

Emergency Contact Details

We understand that sometimes things go wrong and you may be running late or need to contact your child. 

EMERGENCY NUMBER: 07384 445 287

Please save this number in your phone, we will use this number to contact you if needed.

If you have any queries prior to the workshop week you can contact the GCF office at: 0113 243 1166 or [email protected].

Activity Details

There will be a variety of workshops throughout the week exploring music, dance, and spoken word from across the world. Participants of Global Mash Up will be given the opportunity to explore different cultural stories, instruments, and styles of dance. We expect all young people to participate in 100% of the activities. If you think there may be a barrier to this please email [email protected] or call the GCF office at 0113 243 1166 to discuss this. 

Artists and GCF staff

GCF Staff: Selina McGonagle, Umi Mistry, Elizabeth Wells

Leading Artist: Christella Litras

Christella is a composer and musician and has worked with the Geraldine Connor Foundation on many occasions, leading participatory workshops with children and young people. She works with arts education networks across Leeds and West Yorkshire, including the Leeds Playhouse, and works to develop and facilitate musical opportunity within the region.

Register hereTell Us About You!

Full information about Global Mash Up for parents/guardians is available to download here. A printable registration form can be downloaded here. .

If you have any questions about Global Mash Up, you can contact the GCF office at 0113 243 1166 or via email at [email protected].

Global Mash Up 2019 has been funded by the Inner North West Community Committee and is part of Child Friendly Leeds.