New Beginnings

September is a time of New Beginnings for so many... have you been contemplating what this next season will look like for you? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and …

While you craft…

Thank you for joining in with some Climate Craftivism today. Even when you can't be with us in person you can still join in with some Craftivism at home. Here are the instructions for the origami boat: easy-origami-sailboat-instructions-v2 Here are the instructions for the green heart: easy-origami-instructions-of-a-heart-for-kids-and-beginners If you would prefer a different type of …

Leeds Craftivists: A Craftivist Christmas

The Leeds Craftivist Christmas celebration is happening Monday 6th December, 7.30-9pm on Zoom. A great chance for anyone new to come and see what the group is all about as well as our regular group to celebrate together. We will be celebrating the year we have had together and looking ahead to 2021. Please come …

Leeds Craftivists: what is COP26?

All year the Leeds Craftivists have been learning about the Climate Crisis and how it intereacts with our lives. We have been campaigning ahead of COP26 to encourage leaders and become better informed ourselves. But what is COP26? Join us for an informative and creative evening looking at what COP26 is and what will be …

Leeds Craftivists: COP26 Green Hearts

This year the Leeds Craftivists have been encouraging groups across the city to create Green Hearts. We want to tell our local leaders that we love the planet and encourage them to make poisitve choices for a sustainable future. This is your chance to come and learnt a bit more about the campaign and how …

Behold

'Now we see a reflection in a mirror; then we will see face-to-face. Now I know partially, but then I will know completely in the same way that I have been completely known.' 1 Corinthians 13 v 12 Take a look at the first image. This is part of an exhibition I curated at my …

Quality time

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately” Henry Thoreau Take a look at the first picture. This is a page from an artist’s book I made for a friend ‘s project which was an exploration of time. The following page (not shown) lists all the activities I found myself engaged with …

Monday Mindfulness

After a successful pilot Monday Mindfulness is returning on Monday 6th September on Zoom for the forseeable future. Each Monday Tim of Blackbird mindfulness leads us in 25 minutes of mindfulness. He often includes some breathwork, body scans and helps us become aware of our thoughts and feelings. It is all about us connecting with …

Flow

What does it mean to find flow in your life? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and encourage you to reflect on how you are. This month we look at …

Support Structure

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young (Psalm 84) Take a look at the first picture. This is recent work by Rachel Whitread, the British sculptor famous for casting empty structures with concrete, making something solid, impermeable and haunting out of absence …