Taking Up Space: Anthology Launch

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Leeds Inspired

Taking Up Space: Anthology Launch

1st August 2022 - 1st August 2022

On the 1st August we're celebrating the publication of 'Taking Up Space', our second anthology. Join us for performances from poets published in this collection, all themed around space, the galaxy, society, personal space and our favourite places. We'll be announcing the winners of the competition on the night so make sure you bring all the loudest cheer! If you'd like a copy of the anthology, you can get a book-inclusive ticket and collect it on the night. Taking up space can be daunting. To feel that you belong in a space, in every room you’re in, doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and for a lot of us, we’ve been pushed out of those spaces and we need to fight to feel heard and seen, to recognise that we have a right to exist. There’s also that idea of physical space – of being stuck, confined, or claustrophobic. I think, especially after the past couple of years, we all know how it feels to be physically confined to a space, to feel that the walls are closing in. Think about how you relate to your physical space, to your body, the rooms around you. Then there’s the concept of mental space, of being overwhelmed or of feeling particularly empty. Or, literally, space – the galaxy, the universe, the black void all around us.