Pride in Place community art project

Swarthmore Education Centre’s Lottery Funded Creative Communities project is delighted to announce its next blocks of Pride in Place art workshops, which will take place at BITMO’s Gate in Belle Isle and St Luke’s Church in Holbeck.

In each block, six talented artists will demonstrate and introduce participants to their practice, each week showcasing a different technique. Techniques so far have included mosaic, oil painting, rag rugging, pottery, lino printing, photography, and much more. Some fantastic work has been achieved, much of it by people who had no experience and sometimes doubted they could ‘do it’.

Pride in South Leeds has been viewed from every angle – buildings, parks, maps, memories and history, people and friends.

We welcome people aged 18 and over who live in LS10 and LS11. Everyone is welcome to apply, regardless of artistic talents. All materials and a free lunch are provided.

We are pleased to be offering childcare for babies and pre-school children for the first time at St Luke’s Church.

Venues and dates for workshops beginning in April:

St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston Hill, LS11 8PD

Mondays: 15, 22, 29 April; 13 and 20 May; 3 June. 10am-2pm. Childcare available.

BITMO’s Gate, Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle, LS10 3QH

Wednesdays: 17 & 24 April; 1, 8, 15 & 22 May. 9:30am-1:30pm.

Come along, make friends, get creative, have fun!

If you would like to take part in the project, please email: or you can call me, Penny, on 07438 666342 or visit the website

The project will also recruit and support volunteers to support the sessions, and we welcome applications from anyone interested in offering their time and energy.

If you would be interested in finding out more about volunteering please contact for more information or you can apply via the website


This post was written by Penny Lewis

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