What lies at the heart of the city of Leeds?

Published on Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:09pm

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 city in a myriad of ways. Leeds has been recorded in song, embroidered in cloth, imagined in shadows and written as stories. In May 2014, it will be reimagined as a Labyrinth – a mysterious structure to be found in the heart of Leeds Central Library.

We invite you to follow the threads of other people’s stories to the centre and to experience Leeds as it appears in the thoughts, dreams and memories of some of the people who live here.

In creating the Labyrinth, we’ve worked with seven community groups and nine local artists and we invite you to explore our version of Leeds and listen to our stories. We also warmly invite you to leave behind your own.

Like all maps, of any place, the Labyrinth is only temporary. The doors will be opening…

Sunday 4th to Thursday 22nd May

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
This is a FREE event, no booking required.

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