Below you can read about the latest news and activities from the 365 Leeds Stories project. Click on a headline to read the full post.

Published on 05/05/2014

Broadside Ballads: Jack Homer's Odyssey

Story by East Leeds FM’s Next Generation, Pictures by Geraldine M Greenwood. Sung by Matthew Bellwood.

Published on 05/05/2014

Broadside Ballads: The Ballad of Prince Alamayu

Words by East Leeds FM’s Next Generation, Pictures by Matthew Bellwood. Sung by Matthew Bellwood.

Published on 05/05/2014

Broadside Ballads: The Ballad of Fish and Chips

Story by students of Ethos College, Pictures by Amy Levene. Sung by Matthew Bellwood.

Published on 05/05/2014

Broadside Ballads: The ballad of Mary Bateman

Words by students of Ethos College, Pictures by Reb Caputo. Sung by Emma Parker.

Published on 03/05/2014

Unexpected Angles - Belle Vue Road

Words and images by the members of Studio Three at Artlink West Yorkshire

Published on 02/05/2014

A Leeds Labyrinth opens...

Sunday 4th to Thursday 22nd May

at The Arts Space, Leeds Central Library, Calverly Street, LEEDS, LS1 3AB


  • Monday to Wednesday 9:30am – 7:30pm
  • Thursday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday 1:30pm – 4:30pm
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    Published on 02/05/2014

    Help over the final hurdle

    Harassed, stressed, tired and disorientated people are arriving in Leeds from all over Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East and finding a warm welcome and a helping hand.


    ‘The idea is to help people arrive in a calmer, and less nervous state as they go into a ‘life or death’ situation’, explains Matthew Neill.‘What we offer is a friendly face in a hostile place. I hope by doing this we can turn the world into a more welcoming place.’ » Read more…

    Published on 28/04/2014

    Exhibition launch - 3rd May 2014

    What lies at the heart of the city of Leeds? A Labyrinth full of stories – stories of the past, the present and the future. Since September 2013, Leeds-based artists Matthew Bellwood and Alison Andrews have been working together with a range of people who live, work or seek residence in Leeds on the creation of a series of maps of the city; maps that tell stories and make connections between the people who live here. The maps depict the » Read more…

    Published on 18/04/2014

    Some Other Tuesday

    It is ten past two. In this country, England, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, this is how we tell the time. To tell: to speak, to say, to impart. But the verb also means ‘to know’.  This is how we know the time, more how we understand it. In a photograph, the gold hands of the blue clock face on St Georges’ Church stand together, for this brief moment, catching the early Spring sunshine. The » Read more…

    Published on 18/04/2014

    What We Carry

    I stand beside a parking meter on Great George Street, opposite to “Space’s” doorway having a smoke break from a group that I attend, and watch the hierarchic parade of this so called classless society, pass by.  Most of the types trot, slouch, saunter and stride along this street. Executives, nurses, students, hustlers, hung-over drunks, the self-satisfied and the hopeless, yeah, they are all there. A well-dressed executive trots by, clutching his bulging attaché case in one hand – his » Read more…

    Published on 08/04/2014

    A Journey to Great George Street

    It was dark. Very dark. A pit. A hole, and I was at the bottom. How I got there I don’t remember. Perhaps it had been a gradual slide. Perhaps I had taken a step too far off a precipice. But however it had happened, there I was.  Surrounded by blackness, no glimmer of light to be seen. So I curled up and hid in the darkness. I was aware of hands and arms reaching down towards me, offering love, » Read more…

    Published on 03/04/2014


    The ghost of a woman, Glimpsed amongst the branches, In the window of the empty shop. The sunlight fills the room with forest – Winter branches on the white walls – As though the natural world has reclaimed the building. Inside, the old light fitting squats on the floor, Like a fallen sun. MB – Inspire Arts Group

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    365 Leeds Stories originated as a storytelling project on the social media outlet, Twitter. Over the course of a year, Matthew Bellwood set himself the challenge of writing a tiny story about the city everyday. This account and cache of stories still exists @365LeedsStories. The material found there has been used as a starting point for several strands of the 365 Leeds Stories project.

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