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.

Amazing Grace

46 years ago Sydney Pollack filmed Aretha Franklin’s most remarkable and intense performance, a two day recording of her most successful album at the New Temple Baptist Mission church in Los Angeles.

After a painstaking process of syncing the audio to the footage, Alan Elliot completed Pollack’s work and produced one of the most important visuals of musical history to date.

A truly soul-shaking, electrifying and transcendental experience, Amazing Grace is one of the most anticipated concert films you’ll ever see.

We’re pleased to be screening short film La Lune Folle, directed by Meneka Das, before the main feature. Find out more about our Shorts In The South initiative here.

The Help – Free Film Night in The Bistro

Come along and watch the inspiring film, The Help at The Bistro, Blackburne House.

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Tickets are free, but you can donate any amount you wish – and by doing this, you are directly helping educate women at Blackburne House. We are a charity who’s primary aim is to educate and train women (some disadvantaged) to change their lives.

We do ask that you buy one soft or alcoholic beverage – and a delicious supper menu will be available to purchase.

Leeds Animation Workshop in Residence:

Leeds Animation Workshop is a women’s collective set up in 1978 and based in Harehills. For over 40 years the group has been making and distributing short, entertaining, sometimes challenging films that are distributed around the world and have won numerous awards.

This free, drop-in event features an exhibition of artwork etc and a chance to select any of the Workshop’s 40 films to watch on an individual viewing station.

Happy as Lazzaro

Winner of Best Screenplay at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro is a beguiling and luminous magic realist fable which echoes the surrealist films of cinematic masters like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini and Derek Jarman.

Beautifully shot on super 16mm, the film follows the sweet natured peasant Lazzaro (played wonderfully by newcomer Adriano Tardiolo) whose people-pleasing personality is often mistaken for simple-mindedness. Lazzaro is persuaded by the village ruler’s bleach blonde-haired son to help him fake his own kidnapping for ransom; however their plans take some unexpected and miraculous turns.