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News and updates from A Quiet Word…

Published 10/1/20   1:54PM

Site Visit - A Seacroft Tapestry event

On the afternoon of Friday 24 January we’re hosting an event at Chapel FM. Join us for refreshments from 4-5.30pm. Visit the Seacroft Tapestry installation made over the last year by community groups in collaboration with thread artist Hayley Mills-Styles, and see the film shot and edited by Andy Wood that re-creates some historic moments » Read more…

Published 22/11/19   6:32PM

We're launching the Seacroft Tapestry

We are delighted to invite you to Chapel FM to celebrate the launch of The Seacroft Tapestry. The Tapestry is the culmination of a year of work; a process of collecting and recording stories and experiences of life in the Seacroft area. The stories come from many different perspectives and have been recorded in film » Read more…

Published 14/11/19   11:46AM

Upcoming projects

Seacroft Tapestry As a development of our work in the area, we are pleased to be in partnership with Keepmoat, whose housing developments are rapidly transforming the housing offer in Seacroft.  We will shortly be installing an exhibition of textile work, created by members of the community with the support of thread artist, Hayley Mills-Styles.  » Read more…

Published 16/1/18   3:16PM

House coming to Headingley

New site-specific performance piece House will take place between 30 January and 3 February in Headingley, Leeds. You are invited behind closed doors for a conversation in the dark, and to where the present overlays the past…   House begins with the story of Robert Arthington, a rich man locally known as the Headingley Miser. » Read more…

Published 23/6/16   2:40PM

Way Through The Wood

‘Midway through the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, and the way was not clear. ‘ Dante:  The Divine Comedy. Canto 1 In frozen Winter, we began walking and talking in Meanwood Park with people from the local community along well worn paths and hidden tracks. Together, we produced a » Read more…

Published 30/8/14   2:41PM

Leeds Light Night - 3 October 2014

As part of our 365 Leeds Stories project, we will be taking part in Light Night on 3 October this year. Following A Leeds Labyrinth, which we presented in the Arts Space upstairs during May, Matthew and Alison will be bringing the central section of the structure to the main library space during the evening. » Read more…

Published 28/5/14   9:58AM

Roseville news

We are delighted to have received support from Leeds Inspired for our autumn 2014 project ‘Roseville’.  This is a site specific performance piece celebrating the life and history of Roseville Road in Leeds.  It’s a great story: Roseville Road is at first sight one of those chaotic, nondescript, slightly run down inner city roads, which » Read more…

Published 29/4/14   8:26AM

A Leeds Labyrinth

Please join us from 4 May at the Central Library in Leeds for a journey through a labyrinth.  365 Leeds Stories is a collaboration between Alison Andrews and Matthew Bellwood and our companies A Quiet Word and Moveable Feast.   A Leeds Labyrinth is a collection of the work we have done with a wide » Read more…

Published 27/10/13   7:43AM

365 Leeds Stories

We have just set up a dedicated website for the project, designed by the wonderful Amy Levene at Wingfinger.  Amy is also working with us as a graphic designer, and it’s her drawings you’ll see on the home page. The link to the website is www.365leedsstories.org

Published 28/7/13   7:36AM

Support for 365 Leeds Stories

We have just had the great news that Arts Council England has agreed to support the project – so with Moveable Feast, Matthew’s company we will be working with 7 different group across Leeds to create maps of life in the city. The project will take place between September 2013 and June 2014, and we » Read more…

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