The Space Between

The Space Between is part of a UK-wide cultural programme called Season for Change which aims to inspire urgent and inclusive action on climate change.

East Street Arts have commissioned four artists as part of The Space Between.

Jake Krushell – Turbine

Nicolas Henninger – Cabanon

Nwando Ebizie – Extreme Unction Vol. 2

Xavier de Sousa – Regnant

Each artist has created an introductory video which can be viewed below.

We hosted a series of events delivered in partnership with local and national climate change organisers.

East Street Arts roots are firmly planted in the Mabgate, Burmantofts and Lincoln Green areas of Leeds. Our work in the area is on-going, placing art right at the heart of the community.

The Space Between puts artists and local communities at the heart of this process through a series of interactive and participatory commissions that bring together science, art, activism and neighbourhoods of Burmantofts, Mabgate and Lincoln Green. These areas of East Leeds were instrumental to Leeds’ growth, manufacturing and industrial past and are currently home to a vibrant and diverse community.

We are part of a community that is working to combat aggressive gentrification. Moreover, we want to produce a programme that re-centres the climate change narrative within the communities most impacted by its outcomes.

Season for Change is a national programme led by Arts Admin and Julie’s Bicycle. It is funded by Arts Council England, and East Street Arts is a core partner of 10 national delivery partners.

Season for Change will run throughout 2021 and will showcase how the UK’s cultural sector responds to the most important issue of our time – the climate crisis – through artistic commissions and an open programme where any artist or arts organisation can submit an event related to climate action or the environment.

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We hosted several events as part of ‘The Space Between’ Programme.

Cabanon, 7 June to 4 July, 1- 2 night stays
Come and stay in this minimal retreat home designed by artist and architect Nicolas Henninger. A unique experience and opportunity to explore a more sustainable way of living.

Nwando Ebizie Extreme Unction Vol. 2:  17-27 June, Patrick Studios
A ritual based sensory experience in a covid safe geodesic dome structure – you may sit, stand or lie down to enjoy sound, touch and taste through projection, steam, scent diffusion, tea and other tactile elements. A chance to just be, and feel, and absorb. 

Nwando Ebizie – Natural build workshop, 23 June, Patrick Studios
Artist Ebizie and designer Bethany Wells will lead a workshop about the building materials and techniques they used to create Nwando’s piece Extreme Unction Vol. 2.

Hay-Making Demonstration with Meanwood Valley Farm, 3 July, 11 – 3pm, a green space in the neighbourhood – Beckett Street Cemetery, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7BH
A day of traditional, fun hay-making and raking in the neighbourhood. This is a drop-in event. No need to book.