Headingley Lit Fest 5 March to 2 April

A cornucopia of culture is about to arise in Headingley, Leeds with a succession of events in March. Because Taking Soundings is unashamedly biased towards staff at Leeds Beckett University, we particularly recommend the talks by Janet Douglas nd Doug Sandle. (They were on the staff when it was called Leeds Poly.) Our friends at Salon have an interesting event on Oscar Wilde too. And anything that includes Alison (aka AJ) Taft is bound to be worth a trip.  The brochure, beautifully designed by Leeds Uni alumnus and man about theatre Dick Wilcocks, can be downloaded here

Headingley LitFest single page

Independent Working Class Education (1st Nov)


Independent Working Class Education

Leeds Day School

10am – 4pm, Saturday 1 November

Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square,

Leeds LS3 1AD

To book: email iwceducation@yahoo.co.uk



10.00 Welcome + presentation of the draft IWCE manifesto

10.30 Panel on public provision: WEA and university adult education – Jol Miskin, Dick Taylor

11.15 Radical theatre and cultural empowerment – Ron Rose and Mick Martin

12.00 Panel: Independent educational initiatives – Reinhard Huss (Café Economique),

Ed Carlisle (Leeds Summat), Brian Flynn (Enough Waiting), Alasdair Beal (Café Scientifique)

12.45 Lunch break (food available in the Swarthmore cafe)

1.30 IWCE when researching and discovering Nineteenth Century Liverpool –

Dave Douglass

2.15 Enlightened publics: popular education movements in Europe – Tom Steele

3.00 Migration and adult education – John Grayson

3.45 IWCE manifesto feedback

4.00 close Cost: £5 (for room hire) Pay On Day. Food available.

Directions: see http://www.swarthmore.org.uk/find-us

If you are coming by train, catch the City Bus from the station to Park Lane College. Get off at the Clarendon Wing stop inWoodhouse Square. Swarthmore Centre is round the corner. There’s free parking in the car park of Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, an office building just next door to the centre.

Entertainment for Saturday evening, 7.30 pm:

England, Arise! – a play about conscientious objectors in 1914, by Bent Architect at the Leeds Carriageworks Theatre.


For booking and directions see http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks/Pages/default.aspx. For details of the production seehttp://www.bentarchitect.co.uk/ .