Expression Festival (2009)

Expression Festival is a yearly festival celebrating children and young people creative talents in East Leeds. Sarah Spanton developed and project managed the first festival in 2009, in partnership with Space2. Funded by Extended Services and Find Your Talent.

The festival day was held at David Young School in Sept 2009, where 500 young people and their parents took part in a wealth of workshops and creative activities, seeing creative performances and exhibitions and finding out about local community activities via a range of stalls. The festival is succeeding in engaging local people and building on local arts provisions – with the overarching aim of developing communities.

Image credits: Bukkie Opebiyi