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24 Oct-11 Dec 07 Together for Peace

Together for Peace (T4P) is a Leeds-wide movement committed to tackling peace, justice and conflict issues in Leeds and beyond. It is working to develop ongoing initiatives and processes focussed on activitites in November.

Leeds Together for Peace Brochure

Autumn 2007
(NEW T4P website:

This autumn sees the first T4P mini-cluster of events, themed: ‘Can you see it my way, can I see it your way?’
This series of events aims to create ‘safe’, creative opportunities for us all to hear and see others’ perspectives, and share ours with others – to enable better understanding and relationships across and between communities and individuals.

Events and projects include:

Tue 24 + Wed 25 Oct: Families Forum
Where/when: David Lloyd Centre, Moortown, LS6 (Tue 8pm) & Leeds Met Old School Board, Millennium Sq, LS2 (12.30pm Wed). Free. Palestinians and Israelis – each bereaved by the conflict in their land - share their stories. It is hoped this will feed into ongoing work in the city to enable Leeds Jews and Muslims to discuss the challenging and divisive issue of Israel and Palestine. Info: Phil Margolis 07703222720.

Mon 30 Oct: Killimengro by the Romany Theatre Co
Where/when: The Carriageworks, Millennium Sq, LS2 (2pm & 7.30pm). £5/2.50.
A new multilingual music, dance and drama performance retelling the stories of the last Gypsies to be hanged (for being Gypsies) in Britain in the late 1600s. Info: or 01132243801.
(Also, don’t miss Opera North’s ‘Traveltopia’ photo exhibition from contemporary Romany life, at 42 New Briggate, next to Leeds Grand Theatre, Tue-Sat 2-7pm until 9 Dec.)

Thu 9 Nov: T4P Film Night
Where/when: The Carriageworks, Millennium Sq, LS2 (5pm & 6.45pm). Free.
Chameleon Television and Hi8us North are pleased to present, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival, two exceptional films - 'Tall, Dark and Handsome' (5pm) and 'Over to the East' (6.45pm). Each offers remarkable insights into the lives of West Yorkshire people facing up to challenge and change. Features discussions with the directors and some of those featured in the films, and a reception with food and refreshments. Info: or 01132243801.

Sat 11 Nov: Making Peace in the Post Christian Era
Where/when: Leeds Met Headingley Campus, LS6 (10am-3.30pm ). £6. Speakers and debate offering insight into the life and work of influential Catholic writer and activist, Thomas Merton, dubbed ‘the conscience of the 1960s peace movement’. Info: Margaret Scally 0113 225 6968.

Wed 22 Nov: Co-existence or Collision Course?
Whose wheels deserve the breaks on the roads of Leeds?
Where: The Plax, Park Lane College (Main Site), LS31AA
When: 7pm
A chaired panel debate for motorists and cyclists to bash out their differences. Organised by Leeds Cycling Action Group in partnership with Whizz Go, the Association of British Drivers, Motorcycle Action Group, Leeds City Council and others. All welcome so bring your questions, although spaces are limited: please book via or 07963 453213.

Sat 25 Nov: ‘Next Fiesta’ latino culture night
Where/when: Space, Meanwood St, Little London, LS7 (7.30-11pm). £5.
A fun and inspiring night of South American music, performance and dancing, starring Latintastic. Info: Tanya 01132626997 or Laly 01132448840.

Wed 29 Nov onwards: A Farewell to Arms?
A new exhibition by the Peace Museum and the Royal Armouries.
Where: Royal Armouries
When: open 7 days a week
More details: Rev Dr. Clive Barrett (0113 271 6398,

Thu 30 Nov: Leeds Poetry Competition
Where/when: Civic Hall, Millennium Sq, LS2 (7.30pm). Free but booking essential.
The awards ceremony for the fourth – highly popular – annual Leeds poetry competition, run yearly in conjunction with T4P.

Sun 10 and/or Mon 11 Dec: Palestine-Israel forum debates
T4P are hosting one or two (subject to interest) small forum debates for people to tackle the difficult and divisive issues surrounding Palestine and Israel. We are pleased to announce that our friend and partner Hamed Qawasmeh (from Hebron in the West Bank, who works for the UN’s OCHA) will be in Leeds that weekend and joining us at these events. Spaces are VERY limited so please get in contact for more details: or 07738 921277.

You might also want to participate in the ‘Day in the Life of…’ photo project, in which people are invited to capture their lives on camera to reflect the dynamic diversity of the Leeds communities, whilst also highlighting our similarities. Mayor Iqbal, the Kaiser Chiefs and Sir Jimmy Saville have all signed up: how about you? Info: Rosie Love or 01132162573.

Watch OUR NEW WEBSITE ( for other events and projects, including the 26th UK and Irish Nuclear Free Local Authorities Conference (7-8 Dec). And please get in touch for more info or to get involved!

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