6 October 2016
'Whose Gender?' at The Art of Recovery, Leeds
We're pleased to have built some exciting links with the organisers of the Leeds Love Arts Festival and 'The Art of Recovery' exhibition this autumn. The results of this summer's 'Whose Gender?' project will be featured as part of this exhibition in the Leeds Corn Exchange. For further details, please visit:
15 August 2016
'Whose Gender?' - an update and a thank you!
'The Cognito People' would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved with or who supported the 'Whose Gender Is It Anyway?' community project at Leeds Pride last weekend. Our group at the creative workshop session on Friday 5th August had some fantastic discussions and created some excellent art and poetry, which was then, over the course of a rather busy afternoon, incorporated into our small installation art piece to showcase the themes and ideas we explored together. The small piece was then showcased in the Leeds City Museum on the Sunday morning of the Pride weekend, serving as a conversation starter for members of the wider LGBT community in Leeds, and the general public. Please take a look at the gallery on our project pages for more images from the weekend. We had a great time!
We would love to give the installation a mini tour over the next few weeks around Leeds to reach a wider audience, so if you know of any opportunities to do so, please do get in touch at email@example.com.
4 August 2016
'Whose Gender?' starts tomorrow
The 'Whose Gender Is It Anyway?' project goes public tomorrow, coinciding with the start of this year's Leeds Pride weekend. We're really excited to meet the participants for our creative workshop and get started!
Although bookings for the workshop have now closed, we'd love to invite you all to the exhibtion of our installation art piece, feeding back some of the thoughts and experiences shared in the closed workshop session, which will be showcased as part of the Leeds City Council market place in Leeds City Museum on Sunday morning. Drop in any time between 11am and 1pm and take a look at what our artists have been busily working away on.
We look forward to seeing you all!
19 July 2016
'Whose Gender?' - We're looking for workshop participants...
Do you identify as transgender and/or non-binary?
Are you aged between 18-25?
Are you interested in art, theatre and performance and using them to share your own experiences and thoughts?
On Friday 5th August we will be facilitating a creative workshop for young trans-identifying people in Leeds city centre, in which we'll be using theatre and creativity to start sharing some of our own experiences and stories, and thinking about what is important to us in our local trans communities. We'll also be sharing thoughts on what needs to change to make things better for the community in Leeds.
The session will be closed and we'll keep everything shared within the group, but will anonymously feature some of these experiences and ideas in a small installation art piece we are building. This piece will then be showcased on Sunday 7th August as part of the Leeds Pride weekend.
This is a great opportunity to meet others with similar experiences, and take part in some informal drama/arts-based activities. It will be a great opportunity to share your experiences with the wider LGBT community in Leeds over the Pride weekend.
The session is open to all levels of experience and ability.
Interested in taking part or have a question? Please drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 July 2016
'Whose Gender?' - on Facebook
Coming along to the installation or taking part in the workshop? Interested and want to know more? Take a look at the Facebook event...dont forget to like and share!
17 July 2016
'Whose Gender?' on the Leeds Pride site
You can now take a look at the official Leeds Pride 2016 website for more info about the 'Whose Gender?' project and other fringe events taking place this August:
16 July 2016
Presenting 'Whose Gender Is It Anyway?'
‘Whose Gender Is It Anyway?’ at Leeds Pride
Friday 5th August (workshop)
Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August (Visit the Installation)
'Supported by a Leeds Pride 2016 Community Grant'
‘The Cognito People’ are a small collective of young people who use art, theatre and performance to engage communities, get people talking and help create change.
This year at Leeds Pride, we are looking to support ten young people (aged between 18 and 25) who identify as trans/non-binary to share their experiences and stories through a creative workshop session. Through participating in drama activities in a safe and closed space, together we will explore the issues that matter most to you, highlight things to celebrate in the Leeds community and tell our own stories. It's also a chance to meet others with similar experiences and develop skills in drama in a supportive setting.
‘The Cognito People’ will then take themes, issues and stories we look at in the session and anonymously incorporate them into an installation art piece which will be showcased over the remainder of the Leeds Pride weekend, where we’ll encourage wider discussion. We’ll also be helping to take your feedback to local services and places that can help make change happen.
‘Whose Gender?’ is your chance to be part of something creative and important this Leeds Pride. Come and be a part of the conversation.
Please email us at email@example.com to register your interest today.
9 July 2016
Welcome to our brand new site! We'll be continuing to add things over the next few weeks whilst we migrate over from our old site, but please do start to take a look around - and stay tuned for an exciting announcement very shortly!
See you soon!