Monday 11th September launched the three day exhibition at Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane, part of Leeds' Civic Trust Heritage Open Days. Hands were busy as Leeds Craftivists members & new faces alike joined together to celebrate their shared love of using creativity to highlight issues that matter to them.
Exhibits on display highlight the craftivists' concerns around climate change, the importance of local nature & a call for investment in renewable energy.
During the evening participants created water droplets to raise awareness of the pollution of British rivers, lakes & seas, highlighting the national campaign on water quality run by Surfers Against Sewage who are demanding an end to sewage discharge into UK bathing waters & a 90% reduction in sewage discharges by 2030.
The Water Quality campaign is the Leeds Craftivist’s summer campaign in partnership with Kirsty Tucker of Plastic Free North West Leeds. All this creativity has been leading up to a showcase on Saturday 30th September, 2-4pm at Imagine Leeds. The Leeds Craftivists, who run monthly online & in person craftivist sessions, to which all are welcome (https://leedssanctuary.org.uk/communities/leedscraftivists/). You can also get involved in Plastic Free North West Leeds (https://www.facebook.com/groups/445179769665354).
At the showcase there will be a keynote presentation by Mark Barrows, underwater cameraman with Beneath British Waters, as well as time to learn more about the campaign, explore how you can get involved & network with others. You can find out more about Mark's work & campaign at: https://www.facebook.com/BeneathBritishWaters