Don’t miss this special activities happening throughout the day…
The Human Library (Market, Level 0; 12pm-3pm)
What do a Conservative Councillor, a journalist, a home educator, a ‘green’ businessman, and a Quaker have in common? They’re all human books on loan at the Summat’s Human Library!
Human Library originated in Denmark in 2000 and now provokes interesting conversations worldwide. People representing particular viewpoints, jobs or interests become human books available on loan for a 20-30 minute chat. Readers can borrow books that may challenge their views on a particular topic, or that represent something aspirational to them. Who will you borrow?
Football, graffiti + circus skills (Outside, 11am-4pm)
Weather permitting (!), there will be a range of interactive activities outside the front of the Union, throughout the day. Republica Internationale will be hosting fun, football-related activities (and also a workshop at 3pm); there’ll be a participatory graffiti wall; and Leeds Uni Circus Society will be holding circus skills classes.
Postcards from the Edge (Stairs, Level 1)
Part of a growing national arts project exploring emotional health, enabling participants to speak from their heart at a point in time – featuring the work of women in Seacroft, and an opportunity to respond. In partnership with Space2.
Existential Encounter and Well Being (Corridor, Level 1)
Local photographer Walter Lewis presents a series of images that seek to enable viewers to explore the idea of revitalizing our ‘lifeworlds’ through deeper encounter with our environment, and helping to address complaints of there being ‘something missing’ in contemporary life. Walter will be discussing his project at 4pm in the Study (Level 1).
Connections Wall (Foyer, Level 0)
Take a view minutes to browse our Connections Wall – an opportunity to offer or post requests for volunteers, resources, input, wisdom, skills, anything. Or clip a advert to yourself, and become a walking billboard! Also an opportunity to give us your feedback or requests from the Summat.
Issues, info, people, connections: a mapping exercise for change in Leeds (Level 1 Corridor, all day), with Leeds Community Organising
A 3D interactive map of Leeds, mapping wealth and deprivation – plus an opportunity for attendees to input the problems and issues, and people and assets, that they see in the city. See what themes, challenges and opportunities emerge through the day – which LCO will use to shape their work.
‘Mappiness: the online playpen for Leeds global activism mapping’ (Level 1 Corridor, all day), with TIDAL.
Come and add info to an interactive Google map of Leeds: fruit trees, bike shops, cycle paths, allotments, solar panels, useful-looking skips, empty properties, meeting rooms… and help explore new possibilities and ideas. Have fun. Build trust.
Asylum Fresh Claim Clinic (Market, Level 0; 12.30-2.30pm), with the Manuel Bravo project.
A drop-in session for asylum seekers who require legal assistance or advice on any aspect of their asylum claim. Qualified Immigration Specialists will be in attendance throughout the session. Please note that assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and that the session is a screening service only.
And acclaimed Leeds-based writer Michelle Scally-Clarke will be our poet in residence through the day: listening, scribbling, noting, reflecting, questioning… Then will prepare and perform a piece that encapsulates the day at ‘Summat Enchanted Evening’. Grab her, share your thoughts, learn with her, or even give her a hand…