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Middle-Eastern dance show combats stereotypes in Leeds

A Middle-Eastern dance show aimed at combating stereotypes about Arabic art proved popular among Leeds residents last week. The show Funoon, attracted around 100 dance fans who bore witness to a fusion of different dance styles from across Africa and the Arabic world. The show was the brainchild of acclaimed dancer, Nawarra who formed a collaboration with top performers across[Read More...]

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Hip-hop pioneer inspires youngsters in Leeds

Youngsters in Leeds were treated to a series of urban music workshops over the last six weeks thanks to a special visit by Dyna Max, a US hip-hop artist and ambassador of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. He is also a member of Kool Herc’s hip-hop family the ‘Herculords’ and pioneer to the hip-hop culture in France. He has worked across[Read More...]

Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

The premier of ‘We Are Poets’ in Leeds was truly a night to remember. Held at Leeds Town Hall in celebration of the talents and skills of a group of young writers in the city, the film was hosted by internationally recognised poet Benjamin Zephaniah and featured commentary from Saul Williams – another world-famous poet. We Are Poets is a[Read More...]

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

  A policewoman has launched a lawsuit against a burglary victim after falling over a pavement kerb, it has emerged. WPC kelly Jones has launched a five-figure lawsuit against victim Steve Jones – who bears no relation to the officer – after she tripped over a kerb near his garage following reports of a break-in. She claims that the owner[Read More...]

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

The last couple of years has been a turbulent time for many people across the world. The economic crash which erupted in 2008 has resulted in mass unemployment across the globe, with many businesses imploding under the pressure and people losing their homes, jobs and families. Meanwhile the people in charge of the banks have paid themselves huge bonuses as[Read More...]