In Autumn 2020, for the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds' Reading…
Unfinished Business Leeds: Spoken Word Showcase with Studio12 and Sunday Practise
19 Nov 2020 7pm
Hosted by the renowned literary activist, writer and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim, this special event features poets and artists from Leeds. We’ll begin with a panel discussion exploring women’s voices, activism and the fight for a fairer world featuring guest poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. This is followed by the screening of new short films featuring emerging writers from Studio12 in Leeds that Khadijah recently led mentoring sessions with. The event finishes with a performance from The Sunday Practise - a leading grassroots, jam session, poets, DJs, musicians and vibes night from Leeds that represents a wide cultural perspective of women poets in the UK.
This is part of a series of events accompanying the exhibition Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights, developed in partnership between the British Library and Leeds Libraries.
Khadijah Ibrahiim is a literary activist, published writer and theatre maker, who combines interdisciplinary art forms to reimagine poetry as performance theatre. Hailed by the BBC as one of Yorkshire’s most prolific poets, Khadijah has performed and produced art programs in the USA, Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
The Sunday Practise is a live music and poetry night in Leeds. Running since 2013, it has grown to be a well-established night of the Leeds spoken word community. Featuring local and international acts, The Sunday Practise encourages artist collaborations and building new relationships. Ran by Leeds Young Authors alumni, The Sunday Practise team also offer creative writing workshops to schools, youth groups and young adults.
Studio12 is a digital media initiative run by Leeds Central Library that invests in the creative talents of disadvantaged young people living in Leeds and surrounding areas. Studio12 strives to provide a creative process to educate, engage and include young people in producing new work. It provides free access to a fully equipped production studio with a wide range of industry based equipment and software, along with training, support and an industry panel of creative professionals.
Please note that this event includes language that some may find offensive.
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.
- Free Event
- Adults only
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