Make Do and Mend

“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Both pictures this month show patchworks. The first was made by Mary Lee Bendolph and the second is anonymous, made by Amish women. Patchwork of its nature is a make do and mend, originating …

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 …

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 …