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!

First orders dispatched

Great to get the first orders of our new Kiosk screenprint edition by #EmmaHardaker off to their new homes yesterday! These gorgeous inky screen prints are available now through our online shop.

Get ‘em while they’re 🔥 at http://www.eastleeds.shop

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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 www.lutra.studio or @lutrastudio on Instagram. KIOSK will be out on tour again soon, keep an eye on our social media for dates and venues!

News: Gipton Gala Commission

Artists commission opportunity now live

We are delighted to announce that the East Leeds Project has been awarded funding through Leeds Inspired to commission an artist or artists to create a new piece of work for the Gipton Gala 2019, which will take place at Fearnville Fields on 14 July. We are now inviting proposals on the theme of ‘making.’

Gipton Gala Artists Brief

Artists at any stage of their career, working individually or collectively, are invited to apply. Please download full details of the commission above.

Submit through CuratorSpace

All enquiries and submissions should be made through CuratorSpace, where the commission details are also available, on the link above.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday 26 April.

The commission forms part of an extended period of R&D informing our ambition to create a Pavilion at Fearnville Fields, as a temporary maker space, in partnership with Bauman Lyons Architects and utilising their innovative system MassBespoke.

The East Leeds Project would like to thank Leeds Inspired for their support.

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Photo of Feanville Fields: Courtesy of Flexi-Funding.co.uk

Invitation to the Gipton Conversation Dinner

Conversation Dinner Flyer Oct 2018

Download the Conversation Dinner Oct 2018 Flyer

We’re excited to be working with partners in Gipton (Space2, The Old Gipton Fire Station, Gipsil, Gipton Together, Church of the Epiphany, Leeds City Council’s Communities Team ENE, and local residents) to stage the very first Gipton Conversation Dinner this November. Following a successful precedent in neighbouring Harehills last year, the Gipton dinner will bring together around 50 local residents to meet new people, talk and listen, and share concerns and aspirations for our area. And what better way to encourage conversation than to come together over a delicious and FREE home-cooked dinner prepared by the Slate team who run the Feel Good Café at the Old Fire Station.

The ‘Conversation Dinner’ idea is the brain child of Professor Theodore Zeldin, a well-know philosopher and historian, and President of the Oxford Muse Society, which aims to pioneer new methods to improve personal, professional and intercultural relationships. Conversation Dinners bring together complete strangers to talk, in pairs and over food, about a ‘menu’ of topics and questions posed by the event organisers. For this Gipton event, we’ll be asking questions about how we all feel about the local area – what we love and what we don’t – and what our aspirations for the future are, among other things. We hope that, like the Harehills event, this will spark new relationships and initiatives in and among the Gipton community and may lead to new activities such as a Neighbourhood Forum to meet regularly and progress ideas arising from the dinner. In particular, the East Leeds Project is keen to hear what people have to say about the green spaces on their doorstep, their cultural lives, and whether they engage with conversations such as Leeds2023. But first we need to meet, eat and talk!

It’s all happening on Wednesday 7 November from 6.30pm at Church of the Epiphany Hall. Places are FREE but attendees need to live in Gipton. Children are welcome but we need to know how many people are coming at the time of booking please. To book, call the Old Fire Station on 0113 2136813, or call in there in person or at the Church of the Epiphany and the Henry Barran Centre. We’ll be out and about in Gipton handing out leaflets too – so catch us at the following places and times to hear more, ask questions, and sign up:

Monday 15 October 5-6pm at Oakwood Medical Centre on Oakwood Lane

Tuesday 16 October 5-6pm at Lidl on Oak Tree Drive

Wednesday 17 October 5-6pm at the Co-op on Oakwood Lane