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Leeds Summat 2011

The Leeds ‘Summat’ Gathering 2011 needs YOU!

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The Leeds ‘Summat’ is back on Saturday 26th November 2011, with more to look forward to than ever… and we’d love to have YOU involved! Read on.

Across North Africa and the Middle East, people have begun to imagine a different future, and to explore different ways of living together and sharing resources. Spain too is experiencing spontaneous eruptions of people filling public squares to talk and eat together.

We may not be experiencing the same degree of oppressive government or economic difficulties. But economically, socially, environmentally, internationally, politically and more – the need for imaginative thinking, innovative action, and making connections is just as urgent… and exciting!

What do we already know?
What are we doing that might be an ‘outpost’ of the future?
What are our big questions and next steps?
The Leeds Summat Gathering 2011 is a day for people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds to come together and share experiences, wisdom, and encouragement and to take away something positive and thought-provoking – to put towards creating a brighter future, in whatever way they can. The day will be jam-packed with music, workshops, art, conversations, film, speakers, and much more…
Put Saturday 26th November in your diary – we hope to see you then! And we need your help to help make it happen…

We’re looking for:

*Volunteers to join our project team… NOW!*
We are currently recruiting a volunteer team to help develop and deliver different elements of the event – a range of roles, with varying time commitments. Find out more at Apply now!

*Workshop sessions*
Want to share your knowledge and experience with others? Looking to connect with others around shared issues? We’re looking for a wide range of workshops at the Summat – hosted by YOU! To find out more, click here:

*Stall holders*
We’re also inviting people to hold engaging, interactive stalls at the Summat. Interested? Click here:

*Arts and performance*
Arts and creativity have a key role to play in shifting our imagination and generating social change. We’re therefore looking for people to perform and/or run activities that get the creative juices flowing at the Summat! Find out more at
Please note that initial deadlines to apply for many of these opportunities is Friday 22nd July 2011. And SPREAD THE WORD!! If you or anyone you know would be interested in being involved, or have ideas to share, please be in touch:
We look forward to seeing you in November, or look out for us at Leeds community galas over the summer.

Best wishes,

The Leeds Summat 2011 partnership

Leeds Anti Sex Trafficking (, Leeds City of Sanctuary (, The Community Development Services Alliance for the African Diaspora (, Leeds Community Organising, Leeds Kashmir Muslim Community Centre and Mosque (Beeston), Leeds Love It Share It thinktank (, The Manuel Bravo project (, Space2 community arts (, Leeds Tenants Federation (, TIDAL (Trade Injustice and Debt Action Leeds;, Together for Peace (T4P), and the Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum (


Clothes Swap & Auction in aid of ‘Women Asylum Seekers Together’

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STAR (Student Action for Refugees) are looking to raise some money for WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together), which is a Leeds based group that is seeking extra funding for various projects they have in the pipeline, and we can help out.

Please pop along on Thurs 4th @ 7.30pm for free drinks, snacks and an all-round good cause.

All you have to do is bring a few items of clothing/accessories/shoes

that you no longer want (atleast two please), plus a wee bit of cash, one of which we shall donate to the ladies at WAST, the other we shall auction of to the rest of you! (we’re talking a few quid, nothing too heavy!)

Hope to see as many of you as possible

(for information about location, please contact

Charity Wild Food Walk

Hello! My name is Mina and I am a PhD student at Leeds uni. I have been running wild food walks sor a few years now, taught over 350 people how to safely ID wild food and have appeared in various news articles as well as "The Edible Garden" on the BBC. I will be running a charity wild food walk from 10am till 1pm followed by a picnic lunch of foraged wild goodies. The walk costs just £15 per person (£12 for students) and the lunch a further £5. To book a place or find out more, visit