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Emergency Story Penguin Book Appeal

Emergency Story Penguin Book Appeal
Written by Slung Low  23/10/2020

In early October some of the team here at Slung Low spent a week at Holbeck’s Ingram Road Primary School reading our new children’s book ‘Emergency Story Penguin’ to the kids. At the end of the week we gave each one of them a copy.That’s 340 kids.Why did we do it? Because it came to our attention that some children in Holbeck who, when they start school, don’t own a book.And here we are, trying to create the most exciting arts centre in the country and what matters that if there are kids in our community who don’t even own...

Leeds Libraries Celebrates Black History Month 2020: Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger

Leeds Libraries Celebrates Black History Month 2020: Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger
Written by Leeds Libraries  07/10/2020

Throughout October Leeds Libraries are celebrating Black History Month with; Librarian selected reading lists for all the family, a live streamed talk with Historian David Olusoga, Leeds Reads Book Club featuring the wonderful author Lemn Sissay and our Local and Family History department will be devoting their digital channels to local Black History as well as a spotlight on our Special Collections. Our Librarians at Leeds Libraries have curated a selection of reading lists for Under 5's, Children and Young Adults which celebrate Black people in history, Authors, Illustrators and much...

Leeds Central Library Is Open!

Leeds Central Library Is Open!
Written by Leeds Libraries  14/08/2020

Librarian Rachel Ingle-Teare has the lowdown on the repoening of Leeds Central Library and Leeds Libraries summer programme of activities.Leeds Central Library is back open and we are thrilled the public can return to our much loved Grade II* listed building once again. This is the first in the re-opening programme that offers book shelf browsing for our customers. You can now drop off your returned library books, pick up books that have been reserved through Order & Collect as well as browse the shelves to choose your next read. We also have a selection of Community Hub and Libraries...

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...

Una Comics: On Sanity

Una Comics: On Sanity
Written by Una  20/06/2016

My new comic book, On Sanity: One day in two lives,  is a rather special one. Not only because it has given me a chance to improve on a zine I made in 2008 but because, well… how many artists get to make a work with their mum?  When I got interested in drawing cartoons about life, one of the first drawings I made was a sequence about being stuck in a tunnel with both ends blocked and deciding to escape through the ceiling. This was based on a description I'd read of what it was like to develop a psychosis. At...

"art is meant to make you feel something"

Written by Rebecca Mbuyi / Leeds Young Authors  07/06/2016

Rebecca is a part of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that is preparing to represent Leeds in July at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC.“I write to live another lifeTo express the passion my heart holds dearTo give ‘the voices’ in my head a voice for others to hearI write to abuse the freedom of the classic pen and paper comboI write because every page and chapter in my book means something"My name is Rebecca Mbuyi and I am 17 years old. Personally, I have always struggled with articulating my thoughts and...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Since…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...