West Leeds pupils to star in Children’s Day: Reimagined 

Leeds children prepare for the bid event. Photo: Tom Arber

By Damon Cooper, Leeds 2023 correspondent

Creative youngsters from schools based in West Leeds have joined forces with hundreds of other children to showcase their creativity at Roundhay Park on Friday, 14 July 2023. 

Pupils at Armley Park Primary, Co-op Academy Beckfield in Tyersal and Pudsey Southroyd Primary and Nursery are part of an event featuring an artistic installation of 1,000 banners expressing the dreams, hopes, demands, refusals and fierce joys by its creators.

This snapshot of statements from Leeds children in 2023 will form a striking backdrop to an evening of live performances, food and film, including the first collective performance of a new song, 

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, said: “Young people should always be at the heart of the cultural activity we create today in the hope that it can inspire them to create a better tomorrow.”

The children have worked with arts organisation Fevered Sleep, award-winning British singer and composer Emily Levy, York-based textile artist Ingrid Bale and Leeds filmmaker Studio Bokehgo to produce an event like no other. 

The event will take place at Soldiers Field, Roundhay Park, Leeds on Friday 14 July 2023.

The annual Children’s Day in Leeds started in 1922, and became a huge event in the Leeds calendar. It is fondly remembered by thousands of Leeds residents.

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