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Think In Thoughts

Linda Boyles (Arts & Minds manager) sums up her thoughts after the Think In at the City Museum in January: We had an amazing gathering of Leeds creative people at City Museum who very kindly hosted the event.  After 8 years of running the festival, we felt it was important to stop this year to …

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Debbie Coope: Debbie Coope

How did you get involved with art? Art was something that I grew up with and something that I’ve always enjoyed, particularly portraits using pencil, pastel, and acrylic paint. Being creative is the key! I’ve made: felt dolls; dresses; knitted/crocheted hats, jumpers, and bags to name a few things. That’s the reason why I joined …

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Morticia

How did you get involved with art? I have been taking and making pictures for a long time, but it’s only in the last few years that I have had the confidence to go public with them, initially thanks to groups like Arts and Minds and Exposure Leeds giving me both the opportunity and the …

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Geraldine Montgomerie

Tell me more about yourself! I’ve always lived in Leeds. I like Japanese punk rock and I drink my coffee black no sugar. How did you get involved with art? My grandad was an architect and my grandma expressed herself creatively with sewing and sketching and I think this has influenced my closest family to …

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Pamelashop – Pamela Crowe

INSTALLATION, KINDNESS, POP-UP Pamelashop is an interactive installation that will be popping up at different events during the festival. Pamelashop: all kinds of things here, but it will cost you! Since people always want something for something, Pamelashop offers objects in return for kindness. Each shop item has a compassion retail price. What do these objects represent and can you …

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Touchpoints – Nigel Wood

INSTALLATION, NATURE, SCULPTURE At the heart of Nigel’s work is an association between the life experiences of everyday people and those of his raw materials – driftwood, rusted metal, plastic, unwanted and neglected, often broken stuff. Conception, creation, growth, decline, death… the ups, the downs, the smiles, the scrapes… Beyond which he believes there is an unbreakable beauty, grace and glory in …

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