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Gott’s Park Black History Walk and Creative Workshop

Gott's House with artwork by Garry Barker
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11 Sep 2021 10:30am

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Gotts Park Mansion

Armley Ridge Rd, Leeds , LS12 2QX

Join Heritage Corner's Joe Williams as he delivers a bite sized Black History Walk in Gott's Park connecting industrial growth to untold histories of the African diaspora. This is a specially created walk for the Unseen Histories festival and will take us from the ground we stand on through 6000 years of black history.

Afterwards Garry Barker, Artist and Academic from Chapeltown, will be leading a creative workshop in two art forms responding to the walk. Firstly, Garry will show you how to use unconventional materials, such as coffee, sticks and spices, to capture interesting landscapes of the walk. Secondly, making collaged maps of new trade routes, where we collectively explore contemporary issues surrounding trade and the way people are used as commodities.

Please arrive at either 10:15 to meet on Stanningley Road (opposite KFC) or at 10:30 at the start of the walk, on Armley Ridge Road, opposite the allotments. There will be staff on the day to help you find the locations.

The walk goes across uneven ground and there are some slight hills. The walk is outdoors so please dress for the weather. However, there will be cover and indoor options for the creative workshop.

We do have a wet weather contingency plan that will be announced closer to the date. 

Unseen Histories is a month-long festival, running throughout September, of artworks and events exploring Black British history in Leeds. The festival is curated by Black artists in and around the city, with support from Heritage Corner, pioneers of the Leeds Black History Walk and Assembly House, an artist studios and project space in Armley, Leeds. 

Image Info: Leeds Museum and Garry Barker

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Ticket Price : £4.00

  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described

The walk is wheelchair accessible. Earphones will be provided 

  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described
  • Guided Tours
  • Talk
  • Workshop
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