Creative Communities project launches in Middleton and Hunslet

Creative Communities, Swarthmore’s lottery funded arts project for Southb Leeds is holding two more launch events this month in Middleton and Hunslet.

Swarthmore Education Centre, based in Woodhouse Square, are delighted to be able to provide access to a range of arts to those who would not otherwise enrol onto courses and workshops already offered at the Centre.

The project will last for two years and will promote pride in place in the four targeted areas of Belle Isle, Middleton, Holbeck and Hunslet, through free arts/crafts sessions for the local community to attend and enjoy. The sessions will provide all materials and a free lunch for those taking part, with a wide range of creative activities available, facilitated by artists.

Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of artistic talents, so long as they live within the targeted areas and are over 18. Come along, make friends, get creative, have fun!

Creative Communities will celebrate all things South Leeds and will be hosting exhibitions of the work produced by local residents in the local areas for everyone to enjoy.

Launch events:

Middleton – Saturday 21 October, 10am-1pm, at Middleton Family Centre, 256-262 Sissons Road, LS10 4JG
Hunslet – Saturday 28 October, 10am-1pm, at Hunslet Community Hub & Library, Waterloo Street, LS10 2NS

Both events feature information, exhibition, art activities, coffee and cake – families welcome – come and see what we will be up to.

Middleton arts sessions will start on Tuesday 7 November 10:30am–2:30pm at Middleton Family Centre and will run for 6 weeks, each Tuesday.

Hunslet arts sessions will start on Monday 6 November 10:30am–2:30pm at at Hunslet Community Hub & Library and will run for 6 weeks, each Monday.

For more information please email:, call her on 07438 666342 or visit the website


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