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 …

Movement workshop

Two students, Imogen and Faye, of the Northern School of Contemporary dance are running some movement workshops with us. They will be looking at power and creativity using movement and mindfulness. No prior experience required. We are offering workshops on three dates in July: 11th, 17th and 18th. They will all run in the afternoon …

Leeds Craftivists: Food and the environment

Each month the Leeds Craftivists meet on a Monday evening to discuss different elements of climate change. In July the theme was food and the environment! We all eat and have heard such mixed messages about what is the most sustainble way to eat. We heard a wonderful talk from Hannah in which she shared …

Power to the People: Street Art Workshop

Help us take the music into all areas of our city Image by Federico Scarionati We have been invited to be part of The Leeds Piano Trail and decorate a piano with a local artist on the theme of Power to the People! Join us Wednesday 19th May, 6-8pm on Zoom for a workshop exploring …

Leeds Piano Trail “Power to the People” workshop

Help us take the music into all areas of our city Book here  The Leeds Piano Trail is bringing music back to every street corner this September as part of the 20th Leeds International Piano Competition.  The Leeds Piano Trailis an imaginatively decorated series of pianos placed in urban spaces which are available for public to …

Green hearts: Climate Sunday

Below is a resource for churches to use within a Sunday service. Please use it in whatever way is best for you, take the parts that are useful and discard those bits that won’t work in your context. Pre-service work In this service we will be encouraging people to make green hearts. If it is …

A Knotty Problem

“life begins in the imagination” Greenbelt 2013 Chaos. Abstract tangled texture. Random chaotic lines. Hand drawn dinamic scrawls. Black and white illustration. Background with stripes. Universal pattern. Art creationAbstract Background Detail Of A Celtic Knot Pattern In Stone Take a look at the first picture. This is a little doodle of a knot that I …

Home school

“May we raise children who love the unloved things…“ Nicolette Sowder Take a look at the two images. What do you see? These are both pictures by Outsider Artists; those who have had no formal artistic education. They are also both highly collectable artworks, not that this should matter. Yet it does, because what we …

Survival Plan

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style” Maya Angelou Take a look at the first image. What does it say to you? This painting by Chagall, who was a Russian Jew, was made during the Holocaust …

Daily Struggle

‘Hearken to my weary voice, O God. I am your friend & co-conspirator in the struggle for a new world.’ (Activist’s Prayer) Take a look at the first picture. This is called Vision of the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel) by Van Gogh. This picture is based on the biblical story of Jacob, who ran …