My World, My City, My Neighbourhood
Until 31 Dec 2023Various Locations Various Locations
About the event
Artists across Leeds will be shining a bright light on the vibrant communities that make up our city. They’ll be working closely with people across Leeds to celebrate our creativity and collaboratively make new works of art.
The first of these co-productions is a creative programme from Stand and Be Counted, a theatre company working with people seeking sanctuary as part of Soap Box Leeds.
Looking ahead keep an eye out for foraging workshops, planting sessions and a community art installation as visual artist Sandra Whyles brings the residents of Chapeltown and Chapel Allerton together at The Ginnel.
In Lincoln Green, Mafwa Theatre is teaming up with sanctuary seekeres and local residents to develop a cultural festival in the new Roxby Close Community Garden.
Elsewhere, Ndidi Nkwopara is joining forces with members of the city’s African community to produce the first ever Leeds International African Festival, and the people of Harehills are getting involved with Leeds Animation Workshop to create workshops and screenings culminating in a documentary film on the history of the organisation.
The Meanwood Road Project is developing an exiting new light event to bring some much needed illumination to a walkway running through the heart of the Meanwood Valley.
And last, but not least, Harry Meadley – an artist known for challenging and transforming how public spaces are used – is working with the skateboarding community to produce a city wide skate takeover.