Young view of Leeds life
A group of youth club members aged between 11 and 18 have spoken out about what they think of their local neighbourhood through a story of art to be displayed in the heart of a 'no-go' area of Leeds. Inspired by the East Park Community Association, set up four years ago by local people in a bid to halt the rot of the Richmond Hill, Cross Green and East End Park areas of Leeds, seven young people last week completed a three-week project to portray, through imagery, how they perceive their area. Using a variety of media, they produced a collage of graffiti, burnt-out cars and run-down housing as their interpretation of where they live. Their work will be displayed in a newly-opened community centre.