We received very positive feedback from the Symposium — thanks again to our partners in organising this: Together for Peace, Touchstone, LASSN, St George’s Crypt and the Centre for Applied Social Research at Leeds Beckett University, whose generosity in letting us use the fabulous facilities at the university’s Rose Bowl meant that the event was free. (Special thanks too to Nurture at St George’s for the great lunch!)
You’ll get a flavour of what happened by looking at our photos (or on Facebook page):
Photos (by Max and Guy Farrar) of the group discussions are posted here Photos of presentations by our ‘experts by experience’ are here Photos of the salaried people making (very short) presentations are here One of the unique features of the day was pop-up appearances by noted poets and the wonderful Leeds-based reggae group Royal Blood (see photo above, with Sai Murray) – here
Our first report is from the ‘campaigning’ group that met towards the end of the event Report 1- United Campaigning vs 2
Here is a report from the initial round of discussions where we ‘took the temperature’ of the “Oluwale issues” in Leeds Report 2 Taking the Temperature vs2
And here is the report from the various topics discussed during the Open Space sessions Report 3 Open Space Issues
A further report on the artists’ contributions will appear soon.