Leeds Unlocked Zine issue 5
The latest Leeds Unlocked zine, LU5, promoting the Northern Man Festival, which has so much potential over the course of the week. A week of activities as part of Men's Health Unlocked, in a few different parts of the city. What a great treat for #Leedsmen #northernmanfest
Inner pages feature the week's events, also Men's Health Week nationally, which give a great reflection of how we have reached out through the project, and shows the strength of building relationships with businesses/organisations in the city- possibly hinting at how this can develop further in any next stages:-
Woodhouse Moor Park run, Northern Snooker, Kirkstall Valley, Leeds Dads, Powerleague, thegym Group, The Old Fire Station, Kirkstall Brewery, and of course, Leeds Playhouse.
We have certain health charities coming to certain events to engage and pass on information to men, as well as on the Saturday where we have many - Cancer charities, Leeds Health Awareness and Behind Closed Doors to name a few.
We have a fabulous mix of speakers and presentations on the Saturday, too.
Stevie Ward - Rhinos legend and speaker on men's mental health, giving a bit of a keynote talk on being authentic.
Mik Artistik - Performer, Poet, Artist, showing a film Thinking of Nowt
Sanchez Payne - BBC Radio Leeds presenter
Academics on the day
Professor Alan White, Men's Health Forum etc
Duncan Craig OBE - An engaging speaker re his organisation We Are Survivors, which now works in prisons across the North of England after very successful work starting in Manchester. Working with men who have been abused.
Mark Brooks OBE - Policy Adviser on Men's Health Issues and Chair of Mankind.
Robin Hadley - Researcher into the impact on our system of childless men, especially as they get older.
As well as the week's events, a deeper look into the shows on the Saturday - the 2 pieces of theatre, Men's Talk & Barber B's A Play of Sorts, and the film #BlackBoyJoyGone. They are 3 fantastic shows - and we are proud to be hosting them at the Saturday Showcase.
The outer panels continue the theme of drama and music re the listings for groups in the city
a shortened piece about The Manbassador Project with some of their own vouchers
a harrowing honest story, yet highlighting the positives, in our Lives Unlocked tales
a trip out for the Editors group,
and finally, a few jokes about getting older