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-Music House Creative Director to feature in artist, Pippa Hale’s public sculpture ‘Ribbons’

We’re overjoyed to learn that our Creative Director, Christella Litras has been announced as one of 400 inspirational women of Leeds who are to be celebrated in a new sculpture ‘Ribbons’.

Comprising of five corten (naturally aged and rusted) steel ribbons, the sculpture will feature Christella’s name alongside 399 other inspirational women of Leeds who’ve made a lasting difference to the cultural, economical and social landscape of our great City.

The accolade presented to Christella is in recognition of her 20+ years and experience as a musical director, Award winning composer, lyricist, vocalist, keyboard player, percussionist, workshop facilitator and musical mentor. Christella has a keen focus and investment in young / up-and-upcoming artists – working with them to develop and elevate their talent and confidence.

Our Creative Director is also leading on Music House’s community based projects for young people and adults. These initiatives centre around enriching the lives of the diverse people who live in our locality; and who are not able to access music and singing because of personal circumstances.

Christella said

I am very grateful for this amazing award, and to the person(s) who nominated me – because I am not sure who did, so it came as a total surprise.

“I love what I do and I’m so happy to be recognised for my work. If I can help to make a positive difference to the lives of future music makers who I am lucky to work with and nurture, this is the greatest reward I could ask for.

“Seeing the names of the other remarkable women, I’m honestly so proud – it’s means so much to me – my mum is even more delighted than me’’.

Ribbons will be located close to Leeds Playhouse and Quarry Hill. This is another sculpture which aims to address the lack of diversity in public sculptures which are visible in Leeds.

Developed by local MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves, and led by Leeds Arts University in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds City College), the project aims to celebrate women, past and present, who have contributed to the city. Read the full article on Leeds Arts University website