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Awkward Questions

At the latest Love Arts Think In a few of us decided we wanted to ask a few awkward questions. As “thinkers” we were happy not to get any definitive answers, but simply to tease out some thoughts. Here are some of the questions we attempted to answer… Should Love Arts be about mental health …

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Building a Festival

We asked a few people to write a short piece about what happened at the latest Love Arts Think In. Here’s Gill Crawshaw (left) on being a builder: How can we make the Love Arts Festival happen? We’ve got loads of great ideas from the think-ins and from people’s suggestions at previous festivals. But what …

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What we’re Thinking…

We had another Think In last night. We gathered together some interesting people to help guide the future of the Love Arts Festival. We’ll post more details soon on what was discussed soon, but meanwhile, here are some pictures!

Think-In 2

We had a great Love Arts ‘Think -In’ in January – and we are having another. It seems clear that people value the Love Arts Festival – but what it should look like in the future is not decided yet. There is much enthusiasm to have a city-wide celebration of creativity and mental health in …

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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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