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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...

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...

There are so many important things to say

There are so many important things to say
Written by Aoife O'Connor / Leeds Young Authors  04/05/2016

This week we hear from the captain of the team from Leeds Young Authors (LYA) that will be representing us at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival in Washington DC in July. These young poets are looking for donations and sponsorship so let’s get behind them! “My name is Aoife O'Connor. I'm 18 years old and I’m the team captain for the 2016 BNV team from Leeds. I like to write because there are so many important things to say and writing gives me a voice for expressing issues that are meaningful to me. Everyone needs a form of...

Listen Up! Leeds Young Authors Need You!

Listen Up! Leeds Young Authors Need You!
Written by Emilee Moore De Luca / Leeds Young Authors  28/04/2016

Did you know that a group of young poets from Leeds’ own Leeds Young Authors were placed second in the world at the 2009 Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Festival? That was an incredible achievement for a grassroots, non-profit organisation like LYA and put Leeds on the world youth spoken work poetry map once and for all. You can hear all about the artistic and personal journeys of those young poets in the award-winning documentary, ‘We Are Poets’. In July 2016, Leeds Young Authors are determined to take on the world yet again, and...

Jung Chang Book Prize

Jung Chang Book Prize
Written by The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds  27/11/2014

Seeing how never win anything, ever, we were very giddy to find out we'd been randomly selected from a twitter prize draw to receive a signed copy of Jung Chang's book ‘Empress Dowager Cixi’. The prize came from Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds through their series of Meet The Author events.  We like to share our good fortune here at Leeds Inspired so the signed book now resides in Central Library for everyone to enjoy. Ellen Wang, Operations Manager from the Confucius Institute tells us more."Last week saw the arrival of bestselling author Jung Chang in Leeds to give a...

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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...