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Building a more inclusive city through kindness and compassion

A multi-stakeholder dialogue.

What’s on offer?
Are you interested in contributing to a conversation that explores the roles that kindness, compassion and community voice can play in creating a just and prosperous society? Do you want to know more about how academics, third sector and local authorities are working together to try to achieve this in Leeds? Location: St George’s Centre, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL. Time: 3-5pm, refreshments served

Talk & Beer Tasting: The History of Brewing in Leeds with Kirkstall Brewery

Join us at Leeds City Museum for a talk and beer tasting event with Steve Holt, Head of Kirkstall Brewery. Steve's talk will touch on the history of brewing in Leeds from 1821 to present day. He will give a fascinating insight into the many breweries which once existed in Leeds, many of which were located in individual pubs across the city.

The talk will be accompanied by tastings of a range of beer, ales and barley wine to give a unique experience of the development of the drinks as we know them today.

Leeds History Canal Boat Trip and Film Archive Exploration

Join for a free Leeds History canal boat trip on the River Aire, share your stories about the history of the city and explore archival films about the history of the city. 

Be an integral part of an exciting new project with expanded cinema specialists, Compass Presents. They’re looking for people of any age, background and experience to join them for a free workshop in your city this October. This is a chance to tell your stories and share your experiences of your city.

Locks to Legacies

Join us for the launch of 'Locks to Legacies': a new interpretation of the waterways in Leeds. Over five months 10 young people have researched, written and produced their own creative responses to the industrial heritage of Leeds. Their work explores the often hidden and untold history of exploitation and colonial connections.

'Locks to Legacies' will brings these stories to life for you to see and hear through an audio tour, boat trips and an exhibition.

Visiting Artist's Talk — Jacqueline Donachie

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT) at the University of Leeds, we welcome artist Jacqueline Donachie.

Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist based in Glasgow. She is known for a socially engaged art practice that is rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity and the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) through which it is constructed and supported. Her work encompasses sculpture, installations, photographs, films, drawings and performance and is research-based, collaborative and participatory.

The Extraordinary History of Blood

We’re exploring blood this October, there’ll be some traditional spooky stuff alongside seriously fun science and history! We’ll be delivering plenty of talks and tours daily, on a first-come, first-served basis, just sign up to the activities you’d like to take part in on the day.

Make sure to secure your place for our bookable session where you can plaster yourself in SFX wounds – sure to cause a fright!

Meet the leeches talk – daily at 11:30

Royal Bloodsuckers tour – daily at 1:00pm