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Join The Writing Squad

Join The Writing Squad
Written by The Writing Squad  26/03/2020

We are now recruiting for our next Squad. The two year programme will run from April 2020.To be eligible you must be aged between 16 and 21 and live, work or study in the North of England.If you are wondering whether the current situation will affect your application the answer is no, we enjoy meeting up but we are also a virtual organisation – so we are well equipped and looking forward to working with you.The Writing Squad is a group of motivated writers. We exist to help you develop your writing. Being part of the Squad is FREE and we...

Lemn Sissay: The Christmas Dinner

Lemn Sissay: The Christmas Dinner
Written by The Christmas Dinner project  23/12/2015

Created by the poet Lemn Sissay "The Christmas Dinner" is organized by a set of artists, adult care leavers and social care professionals from each city where the Dinner takes place.   They work together from October to December  to provide a Christmas Day dinner to remember for care leavers between 16 and 30. Many young people leaving care are sat in flats, B&B’s, hostels, sofa surfing and indeed living on the streets on their own at Christmas. It can be a day to dread and then forget. This year Christmas Dinners are takig place in  Hackney, Manchester and here in...

Turning 'ages

Turning 'ages
Written by Elaine Robinson  03/09/2015

Capturing time and memories - Bristol based 'manifest' artist Elaine Robinson @elaineRartist talks about her two year touring piece Turning 'ages, here in Leeds Central Library for two months from 1st October.The idea to make Turning 'ages first came to me during the mid 90's whilst I was looking through an old map book of Paris dated from the late 19th century. Carefully placed inside and secured to one of the pages was a small pencil drawing of a Paris Road. It was simple and lovely sketch and I couldn't help wondering always who the person had been who felt...

See The Richness And Wealth Within

See The Richness And Wealth Within
Written by Chapeltown Arts Festival  25/08/2015

The Chapeltown Arts Festival 2015 proved once again that Chapeltown’s got talent. This second annual celebration of the creatively rich community was a seven day spectacular of performance, live music, workshops, exhibition, song, dance, theatre, hip hop, dj skills, spoken word, poetry, photography, painting, book-binding, carnival mask-making, zine-making, African tie-dye… and more. One of many highlights was the opening of the Chapeltown Word Junction Collection at the Reginald Centre – a dedicated space in Chapeltown library to house publications from local writers and writings on the area. The Chapeltown Word Junctionevent itself featured a choice selection of these writers who entertained...

A Dutch Pot Of Stories

A Dutch Pot Of Stories
Written by Peepal Tree Press  23/09/2014

Leeds Inspired’s Adelle Stripe visits Leeds' poet Khadijah Ibrahiim in Chapeltown to hear about her latest collection."Khadijah Ibrahiim’s new poetry collection, Another Crossing, tells the stories of an individual life, a family, the communities of Chapeltown and Harehills, and of the crucial moments in the making of Leeds as a place where cultures met in the late 1970s. The follow up to her 2008 debut Rootz Runnin’, the book tells of a period in the city’s history when teenagers were excluded from school for growing their dreadlocks, of the bonfire night riots, police harassment and racism. But it also sheds light...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

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Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

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Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

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