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The Leeds Library Salon: On Creativity

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The Leeds Library Salon: On Creativity

A quarterly event of talks, live art and performances, mini-lectures, and conviviality

Presented by The Leeds Library

Curated and co-produced by Renaissance One.Supported by Arts@Leeds and Leeds City Council

Doors 6pm. Event 6.30pm – 8pm

Our panel comprises Shivanee Ramlochan, Kevin Le Gendre and Chaired on behalf of the Geraldine Connor Foundation by Dr Emily Zobel Marshall (Leeds Beckett University).

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. Pablo Picasso

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man that has nothing to lose. James Baldwin

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian writer, critic and book blogger. Her first collection of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting is published by Peepal Tree Press (2017) and was shortlisted for the Forward Prizes (2018 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection). She is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books, the Book Review Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine and writes for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival. She also writes about books at her personal blog, Novel Niche with a special emphasis on close readings of Caribbean and queer literatures. Her UK appearance is part of a book tour produced by Renaissance One. Find out more: www.novelniche.net and on Twitter@novelniche.

Journalist, writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre presents Don’t Stop The Carnival based on his new book, which is the story of Black Music in Britain and the people who made it. Covering Black British Music from Tudor times to the 1960’s within a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic. Covering the emergence of jazz, calypso, ska, reggae and rocksteady, soul and everything in between, it is a story of those who changed the face of British music in ways that impact and resonate today.

The Geraldine Connor Foundation (GCF) is an arts organisation established in 2012 to continue the legacy of the renowned theatre director, educationalist and ethno-musicologist, Dr Geraldine Connor.

GCF continues her legacy by creating a variety of creative projects that inspire others, be they artists, young people or communities, to experience exceptional art across diverse forms.

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