Are you interested in the Abolitionist movement? Have you ever thought about the movement and its impact in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area? Then please come and visit the ‘Transatlantic Abolition: 19th century Yorkshire’ project exhibition at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University from 1st – 29th October 2011.
This exhibition is the culmination of a TON of hard work and effort by Yosra Awad, a fellow UGRS scholar from Leeds who is also in the process of creating a film, a website and another workshop exploring Abolition in the Yorkshire area.
Alongside Rachel Finegan (truly amazing illustrator) and Max Hadley (fantastic graphic designer) – both BA illustration students at University College Falmouth – the project aims to teach everyone about Leeds’ role in the abolition movement, pointing out famous and recognisable land marks that are associated with it and even more importantly bringing the fascinating history of the whole movement to the public!
I hope that you can make it to the exhibition and if you would like more information about the Abolition project please ‘like’ Yosra on Facebook at:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Leeds-University-Transatlantic-Abolition-Project/202517606467357?sk=wall, or follow her on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/#!/Yorks_Abolition
The project has been funded by the Annual Alumni Fund who are also funding the UGRS scheme. For more information about UGRS please visit:http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/ugresearch/ugrs/