During the first year of the project we worked with three local primary schools – Talbot Road Primary in Moortown, Kippax Greenfield Primary in Kippax and Beechwood Primary in Seacroft – to think about the ways in which Leeds has changed over the last century.
In October 2013, 150 children from across the three schools visited Clarence Dock to map the changes that have happened there. They thought about the area’s redevelopment and took a journey by boat down the Aire and Calder Navigation to look at the environmental impact of this artificial waterway. We also visited the Museums Discovery Centre – a vast archive of objects and artefacts belonging to the City – to see what the collection can tell us about life in the city.
We used this research to fuel our imaginations and then set off on another voyage – this time into the future – to think about what Leeds will be like in 100 years’ time. How will we live and work and socialise? Will life be better or worse for the people who live here? Will Leeds be a place we would want to live in and what part can we play in shaping the changes to come?
210) 29th July
Bang!: A sudden flash of kingfisher/ Orange-red & blue against the black of the canal/ Like the glitter of a migraine on the back of an eye.