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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...

Sapphire: Hyde Park Picture House Pick for Black History Month

Sapphire: Hyde Park Picture House Pick for Black History Month
Written by The Hyde Park Picture House  21/10/2020

The Hyde Park Picture House’s ‘On The Road’ programme has restarted this month, with daily screenings at the City Varieties attracting film audiences back to see films on the big screen.  However, we appreciate that it’s still too soon for some people to return to cinemas, so this weekend we’ve selected a film that can be watched at home as a #HydeParkPick and we’re sharing it as a way to mark this year’s Black History Month too.  Sapphire (1959) is a British drama directed by Basil Dearden, it’s a fascinating film that reveals much about levels of prejudice in multi-cultural...

Peter Spafford: Song Portraits (part 2)

Peter Spafford: Song Portraits (part 2)
Written by Peter Spafford  21/10/2020

Five months after my first phone call to Mark , subject of Song Portrait No.1, I’ve  finished the gallery. There should be 8. There have ended up being 9, mainly because I’ve been having such a great time. Song Portraits is a project I originated at the beginning of the national lockdown. It’s just as it sounds: a picture in song-form of an individual at a certain point in their lives. Although I’ve written many Poem Portraits, I’d never written a portrait of someone in music and lyric. All 9 Song Portraits are of older people in Leeds, volunteers invited through...

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...

Outing The Past 2021: Call For Speakers

Outing The Past 2021: Call For Speakers
Written by Leeds Museums & Galleries  06/10/2020

Leeds will be holding its third OUTing the Past conference on Saturday 6 February 2021.Because of Covid, this year’s event will be online (with a possible socially distanced event at Leeds Art Gallery, depending on circumstances)OTP is calling for people to register as speakers with OUTing the Past here: https://www.outingthepast.com/festival-presenters-invitation-2021Anyone who has an interesting story to tell relating to LGBT+ history recent or long past and could give a 20-minute evidence-backed talk about it is encouraged to apply.For the Leeds event, we particularly want people from Leeds to step forward.We particularly welcome speakers of African or Carribean heritage, speakers of South...

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...

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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...