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The creation of Joe Williams, the Leeds Black History Walk exposes unseen narratives and recent history in order to provoke both questions and positivity, and to inspire the people of Yorkshire. The walk provides new perspectives on historical fact and educates people positively about their past. It engages audience members with Black history and its particular relevance to Leeds. 

For one day only, Joe will be joined by four performance artists who will provide their perspectives on the walk: Jamal Gerald, Rheima Robinson, Asher Jael and Leah Francis. The guest artists will each give a creative response to a section of the walk that inspires them.

If you've been on a walk before, no two Leeds Black History Walks are ever the same! There will be some familiar aspects but you will gain a new experience as you witness information and ideas reflected through someone else's viewpoint and creativity.

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Saturday 10th October, 11am & 2:30pm

Booking in advance is essential as numbers are limited.

The walk begins on the steps of the iconic Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane. The morning walk takes place from 11am-1pm and the afternoon walk will take place from 2:30pm-4:30pm. For this special edition of the walk there will be a chance to chat at the end with Joe and the guest artists about their interpretations.

We still walk in the rain so we advise attendees to bring an umbrella just in case! If the weather is hot, please remember to bring water and use sunscreen as only parts of the walk are in shade. If the University is open there are toilets available on several parts of campus. Currently, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We rarely cancel a walk because of weather, however if it is extreme and we have to do so we will offer an alternative date or a full refund. If the event has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 we will offer a full refund.

We will be filming both walks to record the responses from the guest artists. The content will be used online by Heritage Corner and the Geraldine Connor Foundation on our website and social media. We will ask for image consent from you when you book a ticket. 


Leeds Black History Walks are run by Heritage Corner who are fully responsible for the event. Please note that by booking a ticket for a walk you are agreeing to your information being shared with Heritage Corner by the Geraldine Connor Foundation.

Heritage Corner present creative collaborations and public services on the historic African presence in Yorkshire. They engage with top artists and cultural experts to offer diverse and inclusive public and educational projects.

This special edition of the walk is made possible through support from Leeds Inspired.

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