Events

Girl Gang Leeds Presents: ‘Skate Kitchen’ (Crystal Moselle, 2018) + After-screening Skateboarding Session

As part of Scalarama film festival, Girl Gang Leeds presents a screening of Crystal Moselle’s ‘Skate Kitchen’ (2018) followed by an (optional!) skateboarding workshop.

The event aims to spotlight the representation of women and people of marginalised genders in skateboarding – so whether you’re a skating pro or simply have a passing interest, this event is for you!

Inspired by the real life, all-girl skate collective in Brooklyn NY, ‘Skate Kitchen’ tells the story of Camille, a teenaged skateboarder who becomes friends with a group of fellow women skaters, cruising the streets of Brooklyn while attempting to navigate life.

Girl Gang Leeds will be joined by:
– Rollin’ With The Girls (RWTG) – a Leeds-based collective of female skateboarders
– Leeds Girls Can – the regional branch of a nationwide campaign advocating the presence and visibility of women in sports
– Artist Erin Brier whose photographic work has foregrounded women skateboarders.

Please note that to ensure a safe space for workshop practice, this event is exclusive to women and people of marginalised genders.

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Accessibility information:

At LS-TEN skate park access ramps are available and ready for use. There is a disability lift from the ground floor to the first floor and fully equipped disabled toilets. Parking is available at LS-Ten. Assistance dogs are welcome.

For any further information please contact LS-TEN at hello@ls-ten.org or drop Girl Gang Leeds an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com

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We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported – please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!

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GIRL GANG Leeds is a creative community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and non-binary people.

We put on parties, workshops, meetups, exhibitions and more, and are always seeking new collaborations.

Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with Girl Gang Edinburgh, Girl Gang Manchester and Girl Gang Sheffield.

Pot luck (L’auberge espagnole)

On ocassion of the European Day of Languages 2019 on 26th September, the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds celebrates a free film screening of the French-Spanish production Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole, Cédric Klapisch, 2002).

Xavier is a 27-year-old Parisian who decides to go to Barcelona for the last year of his university studies in economic sciences. The day he goes to Spain his mother and his girlfriend go with him to the airport. It’s quite clear that Xavier is relieved to leave his mother but sad to be separated form his girlfriend Martine. When he arrives in Barcelona he looks for a place to live and finally finds a flat in the centre which he shares with 6 people each from a different European country. All of them are in the same situation; all of them are studying in Barcelona through the European university exchange scheme, ERASMUS.

Free screening / French language with English subtitles / Limited spaces, booking needed

Trailer (English subtitled): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsvJFtUDfl0

Pot luck at IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283900/

Portrait of Jason

On the night of December 2, 1966, Shirley Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the inimitable Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about his experiences as a gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Part cinema verité and part fiction it remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking.

Part of Agnes & Shirley, a She’s A Rebel mini-season looking the work of Agnes Varda and her self-described ‘double’ Shirley Clarke.

Shirley Clarke | 1967 | US | 105 mins

Bablyon + DJ set

To celebrate Babylon’s recent U.S. release, and commemorate the Windrush generation, we’re holding a special screening of Franco Ross’s film, followed by a DJ set from V-Ital (Valentina Ragni).

Adam’s Apples

On Sunday 15th September at 6.30, at Wharf Chambers, a free film screening part of Scalarama Leeds programme. The film chosen this time is Addam’s Apples (Anders Thomas Jensen ,Denmark, 2005).

Synopsis: Adam, a neo-Nazi, is sent on community service to a vicarage. Here, the minister Ivan gives Adam the task of baking an apple pie with the apples from the tree growing in front of the church. Meanwhile birds, worms and lightning attack the apples. Ivan believes it is the Devil testing them. Adam believes it is God, because perhaps evil doesn’t exist at all.

Free screening / Open to everyone / No booking needed / Danish language with English subtitles

Trailer (English subtitled): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418455/videoplayer/vi4263229465

Adam’s Apples at IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418455/