Film screening: We Are Poets (2012)

Tuesday 21 September 2021

In our second Unseen Histories screening, we learn how one group of young people from Leeds made their voices heard.

 

We Are Poets is a documentary which follows six young poets from Leeds Young Authors performance poetry group in Leeds on their visit to the international Poetry Slam Competition in Washington D.C., United States.

The screening will be accompanied by live poetry readings.

Unseen Histories

Unseen Histories is a month-long festival, running throughout September, of artworks and events exploring Black British history in Leeds. The festival is curated by Black artists in and around the city, with support from Heritage Corner, pioneers of the Leeds Black History Walk and Assembly House, an artist studios and project space in Armley, Leeds.

The industrial revolution included contributions of peoples from different parts of the world, many of whom are represented in Leeds today – how can we celebrate inclusion in the telling of these narratives?

Many communities are excluded from the knowledge about the richness and success of Black history and culture in Leeds, the festival aims to give access to this history in unconventional and artistic ways, hoping to engage with the wider community.

For more about Unseen Histories visit the Assembly House website.

 

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