In Public Space

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In Public Space is both nomadic and permanent - voices of the people for the people. In Public Space is a collaboration between theatre company Selina Thompson Ltd, sound artist Lola De La Mata, and the gathered voices of those living, working and worshipping in and around Lincoln Green, Burmantofts and Mabgate. Collected in houses, cafes and art spaces in the local area – In Public Space is a sound sculptured by the inter-generational musings of neighbours, ex-midwives, volunteers, artists and children of Leeds 9.

Through explorations in sounds, field recording and listening practices - Co-Built from conversations, provocations, and atmosphere; exploring what makes us feel at home, how we build safety and dreams of nourishment for our neighbours and communities.

Parts 1 and 2… move through generations with reflections of the past and dreams of our future, and how they might repair our relationships to public space and grow something new.

Pillars… we encounter more intimate portraits of three residents Jaya, Gloria and Sally

Seeds… dotted around LS9, you can hear ten children describe a plant they imagined for their local area during the summer school at East Street Arts



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In Public Space - Part 1 @ East Street Arts

In Public Space Part 1 - Transcription SUMMARY KEYWORDS community, area, dream, work, part, offered…

In Public Space - Parts 2 @ East Street Arts

In Public Space Part 2 - Transcription SUMMARY KEYWORDS children, area, live, nice, trampoline park…

Pillar 1 - Jaya

Pillar 1 - Jaya - TRANCRIPTION SUMMARY KEYWORDS neighbour, recognising, hopeful, music, safety, san…

SEED 1 - Strawsummer

SEED 1 - Strawsummer TRANSCRIPTION It’s called straw summer It only grows in June because that’s my…

SEED 3 - The Flying Dandelion

SEED 3 - The Flying Dandelion TRANSCRIPTION

 In the middle of the forest it’s the flying dandelion…

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