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 22/07/2020

New Project! A Garden through Time

Thanks to a grant from Leeds Inspired, we are about to embark on a brand new project. Together with audio producer Rosie Parsons, we will produce an audio walk that will follow the boundary of the Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens, which existed in Headingley between 1840 and 1858. The Gardens opened to the public in 1840 but were underfunded from the start and were dogged throughout their short existence by monetary troubles. Despite being taken into private ownership in » Read more…

Published on 07/02/2020

Recent projects mapped

We are pleased to now have our recent projects added to this 365 Leeds Stories site, and can be found at Maps 15 – 19. Click on the links below to see photos and materials from the projects, or find them all in the Maps menu list. Map 15 – The Seacroft Scroll Map 16 – Out of Hours Leeds Library Map 17 – House in Headingley Map 18 – The Seacroft Tapestry The new maps are also located on » Read more…

Published on 06/09/2018

Seacroft Scroll launched at Central Library!

KS2 children from Seacroft Grange Primary and Beechwood Primary along with members of community groups and other Seacroft residents have created the Seacroft Scroll. The full scroll in giant form is displayed with other pieces created by the groups in Room 800 at Leeds Central Library until September 15th.

Published on 31/08/2018

The scroll - stories and reflections from Seacroft

The complete Seacroft Scroll is available to view. Click below to load the document as an image (may take a moment to load).

Published on 11/04/2017

Made In Leeds at the Tetley

Pyramid of Arts’ work Bringing The Outside In was exhibited as part of Beyond Festival at the Tetley Gallery in Holbeck. The festival celebrates the fantastic work of artists, performers and musicians with learning disabilities in Leeds, and the organisations that support them. Made in Leeds TV made an article about the exhibition, which you can watch below. Video by Made In Leeds TV

Published on 27/05/2016

Sound portrait of the Park

This is a sound portrait of the park made using recordings taken in April and May 2016. we have considered the following in creating the piece: People at play The history of land use in the park and valley. The natural elements of woods, beck and valley and the life they support. The beck as the central unifying element in time and space in the past and present. The sounds of our every day modern technological world and how they » Read more…

Published on 27/05/2016

New project - introducing Map number 10!

We are thrilled to launch our tenth map of the 365 Leeds Stories project! For the past few months Matthew and Alison have been working with writer Peter Spafford, photographer Lizzie Coombes and locals of the Meanwood area collecting stories and memories of Meanwood Park and The Hollies. They have collaborated with artists and practitioners to explore the area through walks, creative writing, photography, interviews and events. On Sunday 29th May, as part of the Meanwood Festival, we will be » Read more…

Published on 10/01/2015

Roseville exhibition photos

In collaboration with the New Roscoe Pub, we mounted an exhibition of photographs by Lizzie Coombes to celebrate the shops, businesses and other places of interest along the street and the people who live and work in the area.

Published on 20/12/2014

Roseville shadows video

Video created by Reb Caputo, with shadows by members of One Community Centre

Published on 12/12/2014

Roseville trailer

Video by Blessing Bolu Oyebanji

Published on 12/12/2014

Roseville performance and exhibition

Roseville Road is at first sight one of those chaotic, nondescript, slightly run down inner city roads, which you only drive up or down to get to somewhere else. Most of the houses which used to line it have been demolished. The residential buildings have given way to car show rooms, self storage warehouses, wholesale outlets for the ragtrade and used furniture stores. Nevertheless, if find yourself walking along either side of the wide road and have the time to » Read more…

Published on 02/10/2014

Future Leeds

What will Leeds be like in 100 years time? Click on the images below to see larger versions.

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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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