|We have had a brilliant start to 2023. Read on to find out more about projects in development and how you can get involved.|
PILOTING A COMMUNITY-LED MAKERSPACE
We’re starting the year with the fantastic news that we’ve secured Arts Council England funding to pilot a makerspace at Fearnville Leisure Centre.This will enable us to test a creative programme from March, co-produced with our community. If you’re new to the project and would like to get involved, contact us or pop along to our drop in session on Wednesday 22nd February from 4.30pm-6.30pm. No need to book, friends and family are welcome.
We’ll have volunteer roles available soon and can cover expenses such as travel and access requirements, so please do get in touch for a chat.
We also want to thank Leeds City Council for their support to equip the space with a small kitchen area for hot drinks and snacks, so we can create a warm and welcoming space for our community. Special thanks to Councillor Salma Arif for her ongoing support!
|MORE FUNDING NEWS|
We’re thrilled that we’ve also secured funding through Leeds Community Foundation to run Healthy Holidays activities for children and young people in the Nowells area of Harehills in East Leeds. This incredible support means we’ll be able to offer free fun sessions combining creativity and healthy eating during the 2023 school holidays, starting from Easter.
|A MOBILE OBSERVATORY FOR EAST LEEDS|
This is the year we’ll be bringing to life a mobile observatory from East Leeds to the world, in partnership with artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison, LEEDS 2023 and Smeaton300, with the support of Leeds City Council,National Lottery Heritage Fund, Burberry and others.
Special thanks to Leeds Astronomical Society for sharing their incredible knowledge, enthusiasm and telescopes with us.
Updates will follow soon along with details on how to get involved. We can’t wait to get the project on the road from June!
|LEEDS MEN’S ARTS GROUP|
Men in East Leeds are invited to join our free, relaxed creative sessions led by Harehills-based artist Kevin Hickson. Come and have a go at printing, pottery and more over a friendly chat. Lunch and materials included and no experience necessary. The sessions are at Nowell Mount Community Centreevery Thursday from 11am-1pm. No booking or referral required, just bring yourself along.Thanks to our partners Bellbrooke GP Surgery and to Burmantofts, Harehills and Richmond Hill Primary Care Network for funding these sessions.
|SUPPORT US BY VISITING THE EAST LEEDS SHOP|
We’re a small but growing social enterprise based in the heart of Gipton. We’re constantly fundraising to ensure that we can keep on making good things happen in East Leeds and beyond. These striking hand-made screenprints by artist Emma Hardaker are available through our online shop. Why not take a look and consider supporting our work if you can – 100% of profits are reinvested into our artistic programme. Thank you.
Visit the East Leeds shop