Tag Archive for Leeds

VIDEO: England and the north

Englishness is on the rise. On Wednesday 20th November a wide range of people came together to debate this question in Manchester as part of the Festival of Englishness, co-hosted by British Future, IPPR and the Social Action and Research Foundation. Listen to what various speakers at the event had to say.

Leeds Big Bookend celebrates city’s rich cultural heritage

The Leeds Big Bookend brings together writers old and new and describes itself as a "rock festival for words." The most encouraging thing was the celebration of writers from the past, with the present and future being well represented too, reflects Matthew Rhodes on a fascinating weekend in his home town.

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Olympic torch journey has touched many hearts

Unbelievably, the Olympic opening ceremony takes place two weeks today. Even amidst last minute concerns about security and the weather, there is still a growing excitement about what the first two weeks of August will bring, both in terms of sporting achievement and national esprit de corps.

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Tribalism can be a positive way of uniting communities, says author Anthony Clavane

Author Anthony Clavane spoke to British Future about Leeds, identity and the positive and negative aspects of tribalism in football.

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Why “We are Leeds” was a source of Jewish pride

Sport has much to tell us about who we are and can be a celebration of our diversity, says author and playwright Anthony Clavane, author of Promised Land, ahead of a British Future debate at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.

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My Leeds – Football, Identity and Belonging

Despite leaving when he was a toddler, Matthew Rhodes has a strong sense of being from Yorkshire...