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Literary Event, from 21 Jan 2019, free entry




Studio12 are working in partnership with Khadijah Ibrahiim, Leeds Young Authors and Boomsatsuma on an exciting new transnational project... The worlds largest online exhibition of spoken word! What’s in store? You will receive opportunities to express your views and develop your spoken word with established activist, playwright and poet Khadijah Ibrahiim, as well as showcase your work in the exhibition!

“As the world becomes more divided and countries fall into isolation it is vital that our young people raise their voices in support of global unity. Borderlines offers the perfect opportunity for young people across the UK and Europe to connect, consider the meaning of the word ‘borders’, and to discuss how they affect them in their personal, public and political lives. Working with a team of prominent UK poets and spoken word artists, the international exchange of voices has begun.” – Joelle Taylor, Artistic Director

Three sessions at Leeds Central Library (room TBC): Mon. Jan. 21st, Tues. Feb. 5th, Tues. Feb. 26 (5:00 - 7:00pm). You will need a ticket for each date, and can only book tickets for yourself. To express your interest in joining the project email:

Please prepare for the first session a poem or idea that relates to borders:

Do borders affect you personally, publicly or politically?

Do they affect your sense of belonging?

Are borders affected by austerity or ethnicity?

Please also bring any existing poetry you may have to share.

Please note: We use an inclusive definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’, welcoming participants who may identify as non-binary, cis-gendered, or trans age range 16 - 30.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Mon 21 Jan 2019 17:00 to 19:00
Tue 5 Feb 2019 17:00 to 00:00
Tue 26 Feb 2019 17:00 to 00:00


Free entry

Please note: you can only obtain a ticket for yourself. 

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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



    See location of Leeds Central Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality