The Way Up Is Down Exhibition

The Way Up Is Down Exhibition

The Way Up Is Down by Leon Varga In 2021 during the UK’s third national lockdown, Hungarian artist Leon Varga was the recipient of a small bursary, awarded to him by Leeds Church Institute. The Way Up Is Down is the product of that bursary – a kinetic sculptural...
Power to the People Profile: John Battle

Power to the People Profile: John Battle

Last week I wrote about the warm welcome I had received at the Poetry and Pizza event, hosted by John Battle. Wherever I go, I hear John’s name mentioned, and without fail it is in connection with community endeavours, which are seeking to support, encourage and...
Power to the People – Rachel Flint

Power to the People – Rachel Flint

Next up in my series of empowered people who were involved in the Leeds Piano Trail is Rachel Flint. I met Rachel just before lockdown, in March 2020, at the launch of And The Stones Fell Open, the anthology of poetry about poets, prophets and protesters, edited by...
Poetry reading by Diane Pacitti

Poetry reading by Diane Pacitti

We were delighted to have Bronte Poetry Award winner Diane Pacitti join us for poetry and a book club discussion on The Ungrateful Refugee. Here Diane shares some of her poems with us in the context of the themes around the book which are from her anthology, Dark...