Makerspace Workshops at Fearnville Leisure Centre

run by East Leeds Project at Fearnville Leisure Centre

Making as Meditation

On Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th October 6.30pm-8.30pm
Pre-booking required Limited to 6 adults

Find your focus with guided experimental drawing and printmaking exercises: gentle making exercises with music, colour and conversation. Good for relaxation, wellness and focusing the mind and body. Learn relaxation methods you can use at home using drawing and printmaking.


Mindful Making Mondays

On Mondays 9th, 16th & 23rd October 10.30am-12.30pm
Drop In Sessions Limited to 8 adults

Experience easy, creative, mindful exercises in printmaking and collaging.
Create original artworks by following simple steps and developing your ideas. Explore themes of balance, colour, form and texture.

Chat with others or quietly work, younger children and babies are welcome at these sessions.

Lanterns & Shadow Puppets

Sunday 5th November 11am-3pm
Drop In Session Limited to 8 adults

Storytelling with Light: Making Lanterns & Shadow Puppet Animations.
Follow an outdoor trail map and assemble materials to make your own story-telling lantern for the coming winter nights.

Make a moving shadow puppet and make a projected stop frame animation video.

Makerspace Workshops at Fearnville Leisure Centre, Oakwood Lane, LS8 3LF
Please email for access information

Free Creative Workshops for young people in East Leeds!

The East Leeds Project are excited to announce a new series of #KIOSK led free creative workshops in #Harehills starting next Monday, 25th July for children and young people aged 4-11 years and 12-18 years. It’s a chance to get creative with professional artists.

No need to book, FREE to attend with healthy snacks provided

1-3pm for 4-11 year olds
5-7pm for 12-18 year olds

Workshops held on Mondays:
25th July
1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August
5th September

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
For more details contact

Workshops held at:
Nowell Mount, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 6HR

Seeking new Non-executive Directors

We’re seeking up to four new Non-executive Directors, similar to Trustees in a charity, to join our small but growing and ambitious organisation from early Summer 2022.

Do you have skills or lived experience that could enrich our work, or just feel passionate about art, culture and community in East Leeds and beyond and would like to help make exciting things happen locally? 

Download all the information here to find out more, or get in touch for an informal conversation.

Applications close on Friday 20 May. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

KIOSK creative printmaking workshop at Chapel FM

KIOSK, our mobile makerspace, was in action a couple of days ago for a printmaking workshop at Chapel FM for Leeds City Council’s ‘Culture Programmes’ team.

The workshop was delivered by East Leeds-based artist Ellen Burroughs who recently set up brand new print workshop Lutra (the name is from the Latin for otter) at her home in Gipton.

Ellen took the team through a four-hour workshop that used screen printing techniques to explore the creation of identity through the use of signs and symbols. The result was some beautiful and striking prints experimenting with geometric and organic shapes. We really valued this opportunity to learn more about how KIOSK can work in a variety of settings and with different participants with varying levels of experience and confidence.

Feedback from the Culture Programmes team was really positive and Chapel FM were amazing hosts too. Ellen is a very experienced printmaker and workshop leader and it’s great to have her responses to KIOSK and ideas for how the project can evolve and offer an even better experience for people taking part.

Find out more about her work at or @lutrastudio on Instagram. KIOSK will be out on tour again soon, keep an eye on our social media for dates and venues!