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The Rockery is Ready! Help us raise Mental Health Awareness in Armley…

So despite the lockdown setbacks, we are very excited to announce our PLAYGROUND: Exploring Mental Health Awareness project is set up and ready for the community to use! Interplay Theatre in Armley have allowed us to use their outdoor garden space to build a bench and rockery for everyone in Armley to use for mindfulness,Continue reading “The Rockery is Ready! Help us raise Mental Health Awareness in Armley…”

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Grafters Space: Interview with Maddie Fleming

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are asking creatives and residents in Armley and the wider West Leeds area to share their experiences and journeys with mental health difficulties. Maddie Fleming is an multifaceted creative, a keen artist and graduate in English and Drama, who has very generously agreed to open up andContinue reading “Grafters Space: Interview with Maddie Fleming”

Grafters Space: Interview with Jack Collins

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are asking creatives and residents in Armley and the wider West Leeds area to share their experiences and journeys with mental health difficulties. Jack Collins is a poet, spoken word artists, writer, educator and host of ‘Spoken Word + Other Stuff’ at Hyde Park Book Club asContinue reading “Grafters Space: Interview with Jack Collins”

GRAFTERS SPACE: A New Open Network for Creatives and Communities in Leeds

Hard graft is at the centre of our ethos as a company, and we know from our own journeys into the creative industries just how much work, pain and sleep-deprivation goes into developing and maintaining successful creative or cultural projects. Here at Graft, we believe that open, honest and unusual collaborations are the way forwardContinue reading “GRAFTERS SPACE: A New Open Network for Creatives and Communities in Leeds”

PLAYGROUND: Exploring Armley Further!

With the success of our first PLAYGROUND throughout lockdown, we here at Graft are excited to announce we are expanding the project further! Leeds Inspired have awarded us a grant of £1,200 to develop a website for all things Armley, a hub where you can explore local heritage, stories and opportunities to connect with ourContinue reading “PLAYGROUND: Exploring Armley Further!”

PLAYGROUND: Exploring Armley

In response to the current social distancing measures in place, Grafter James has been working on bring an exciting new project to their community in Armley, West Leeds. With venues, museums and galleries closed across the nation, James has been looking at ways to bring entertaining and interesting events to communities in public spaces. “AlthoughContinue reading “PLAYGROUND: Exploring Armley”

PLAYGROUND: A new and unusual exhibition space for Leeds’ Communities.

As part of their MA Curation Practice course at Leeds Arts University, James, Director here at Graft, has been looking into ways of opening up curated exhibitions through community engagement. Playground is a travelling interdisciplinary exhibition space, aimed at tackling important social issues by connecting emerging artists, performers, writers and creatives of all backgrounds withContinue reading “PLAYGROUND: A new and unusual exhibition space for Leeds’ Communities.”