Threading Tales continues at home

Threading Tales continues at home During the COVID-19 pandemic we are encouraging our participants and local people to design their own textile art, using bespoke resources from our Threading Tales packs. These contained thread, fabric, embellishments and other hand-picked resources, providing the means for our popular Threading Tales group to continue at home. These were packed by staff and volunteers …

Children’s postcards

Children’s postcard project During the COVID-19 pandemic we are encouraging local children to curate and distribute their own  postcards as part of our creative well-being packs. This aims to engage and inspire the children in our local community and aligns with Space 2’s values of collaborative artistic practice being available to all. These will be collected by Space 2’s project …

Our ongoing work during the pandemic

Our ongoing work during the pandemic Despite some relaxing of the lockdown rules, we are committed to continuing to ensure that the services we have provided and the work we have put in to help our local community during the pandemic continues. In partnership with The Old Fire Station and Zest, we have continued to distribute creative wellbeing packs. With …

Unlocked 3

Unlocked 3 – the humble potato issue! Unlocked is the lockdown ‘zine for East Leeds – a small piece that’s big on information.  This edition is fondly called the Spud edition. It has a message form a local GP, Helen Haywood and a focus on an East Leeds, David who attends some of Orion’s men’s groups and lives in a …

Continuing support for our communities

Continuing to support our communities Although we’re not under the same roof at the moment, the Space2 team has been working together to adapt our services and we’re doing what we can to support our local community during this difficult time. Our recent activities have included delivering activity packs, online yoga classes and keeping in regular contact with participants on …

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter In response to the Black Lives Matter movement,  Leeds’ Black and Brown Female Cultural Leaders have spoken up regarding the talent and diversity that goes into their creative practice, despite being up against barriers of systemic racism and inequality. The full statement from Eclipse theatre can be found here. We at Space2 would like to thank the …

Unlocked 2

Unlocked 2 Unlocked is the lockdown ‘zine for East Leeds – a small piece that’s big on information. Our second edition contains tips for food growing at home, useful numbers of local organisations and much more. Our 2nd edition has a focus on local Councillor for East Leeds, Salma Arif, and on Alison Gordon, who runs a food bank and …

Unlocked

Unlocked Unlocked is the lockdown ‘zine for East Leeds – a small piece that’s big on information.  The 1st edition of Unlocked includes  Tales from Lockdown by Space2’s Lawrence Glyn, who works on the Manbassador Project and is our Men’s Engagement Worker. The ‘zine inner focus is the planner. With this people can plan their activities and be assured that …

The Postcard Project

The postcard project In these uncertain times it’s so important to keep busy and creative. Studies have shown being creative can help to ease anxiety and restlessness, and of course it’s a great way to relax and take ourselves away from constant screen-time. That’s why Space 2 are asking you all to come up with ideas for a postcard which …

Our work during COVID-19

Our work during the COVID-19 pandemic Like many other organisations, over the last few weeks we’ve had to change how and where we work. However, it’s never been more vital to maintain individual support for society’s most vulnerable, mental health support and community cohesion. This aligns with the work of social change organisations. Although we are unable to run face-to-face …