Stories from the Forests of Leeds Readings and Book Launch with Daniel Ingram-Brown

04 June 2016

Tickets: £4
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5:45pm – 6:45pm

​presented by Northern Accent and the Leeds Big Bookend
In stories, the forest is a place of transformation. It's a place people venture into, away from the established order, to confront the problems that face them. Join author and theatre producer Daniel Ingram-Brown, who has been working with the Leeds Big Bookend Festival, the Leeds Church Institute and local writers, to imagine Leeds as a forest – a complex, diverse place with no wide landscape, where roads thread between buildings, connecting people and communities. Through a series of workshops, characters and stories have been created that will form a treasury of tales and artwork from the Forests of Leeds.
Contributors in the book range from an 11 year old, to the professor of English at Trinity University. The major theme that has emerged is that of the divide between the haves and have-nots. The book tells the story of those who live on the fringes of the Forest through the eyes of Clarence the Water Rat. It is illustrated by Simon Smith, who has developed a series of illustrations that base his vision of The Forests of Leeds on the real life of the city.