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Tidal April Newsletter 2017

Tidal logo: global activism in Leeds

Hello everyone and welcome to Tidal’s April newsletter. We are excite to fully announce what is happening for Educate, Agitate, Organise at the end of April. We have a fundraiser/warm-up comedy night kicking thinks off on the Friday before the event and we will also be hosting a speaker panel to follow the screening of I Am Not Your Negro at Hyde Park Picture House.

We would also like to point out that this newsletter will be finishing in the next few months as we will be passing the baton over to Leeds for Change who will be creating a new and exciting newsletter that will be suited to your own personal interests. So please sign up to Leeds for Change here to keep up to dates with all the amazing stuff going on in Leeds.


Tidal Presents: Comedy Poetry and Protest with Francesca Martinez


When: Friday 28th April at 19:00 - 23:00

Where: Riley Smith Hall, Leeds University Union, LS2 9JZ.

What: TIDAL are teaming up with Leeds University Union to put on a showcase of fierce and creative responses to social and environmental injustice.

This fundraiser is also a warm up event for the day long activist gathering ‘EDUCATE AGITATE ORGANISE’, taking place at Leeds Beckett Student Union, Leslie Silver Building on Saturday the 29th of April. Click here for more details.



Educate, Agitate, Organise

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When: Saturday 29th April 2017 10:30 - 17:30.

Where: Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, LS1 3HE.

What: 2016 was a year of profound change and political uncertainties, with a fairer and more sustainable world seeming ever more distant.

In response to this Leeds Beckett Students’ Union in partnership with Tidal and Leeds for Change (and supported by War on Want) are organising a public event where people can explore ideas, politics, and action for a progressive, sustainable, social future.



I Am Not Your Negro: with panel hosted by Leeds Tidal

I am not your negro

When: Saturday 6th May from 15:00 to 18:30

Where: Hyde Park Picture House, LS6 1JD.

What: In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Following this screening on Saturday 6th May, Leeds Tidal will be hosting a discussion panel with Black Lives Matter UK, to discuss current race relations in light of the uncomfortable histories retold in the film. This event is part of Educate, Agitate, Organise an activist gathering at Leeds Beckett Students' Union on the 29th of April - more info & tickets here.

There are additional standalone screenings of this film on Friday 5th and Wednesday 10th May at 7pm.


DIRECTOR: Raoul Peck DETAILS: France/United States, 2017, 93mins, certificate TBC DOC FEAT: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett TICKETS: Normal ticket prices apply.

Visit the Hyde Park Picture House website here.


  Leeds Queer Film Festival

Leeds Queer Film Festival

When: 24th - 26th March

Where: Live Art Bistro LS2 7QA

What: A DIY celebration of the best in new and alternative LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world!

We are creating a space to showcase queer cinema with a focus on independent and DIY films. We aim to screen films that elevate and prioritise the voices and work of those most marginalised within our queer communities. We also welcome films from queer people that don’t explicitly have a queer focus. We are not for profit and any money raised goes towards supporting queer filmmakers as much as possible and we aim to make the festival as affordable and accessible as we can. The festival is organised by volunteers and is open to newcomers each year.

Our programme is now released! We’ve got over 50 films in the programme and it’s a great mix of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation! Our feature films include Moonlight, Major!, Waiting for B, The Revival: Women and the Word and Apricot Groves. Alongside films, there’ll also be Q&As with the filmmakers of Brown Queers and Mum, a QTIPoC space, a party, and the following workshops: Dykes, Rebels & Working-Class Warriors, Bi+ Representation in Film, Kendama, and Zines & Pages & Stuff. More TBA.


To contact us, e-mail: leedsqueerfilmfestival@gmail.com



Cafe Economique – Gender, Care and the Economy

When: Tuesday 4th April at 19:30.

Where: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD.

What: Dr Sarah Marie-Hall, University of Manchester and a member of the Women’s Budget Group discusses Gender, Care and the Economy



Left Bank Cinema: We Are Many

When: Thursday April 27th at 19:00

Where: Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Rd, Leeds LS6 1LJ

What: We Are Many is the story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world. On February 15th, 2003, millions of people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war against Iraq. Many were protesting for the first time ever



Cafe Economique - Rethinking the Housing Crisis

When: Tuesday 2nd May at 19:30

Where: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD.

What: ‘Rethinking the Housing Crisis: from Market Failure to the Rentier City’ – Dr Stuart Hodkinson, University of Leeds.


  Chris TT

Chris T-T 20th Anniversary Best Of Tour Live At All Hallows

When: Friday 5th May from 19:45–23:00.

Where: All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP.

What: Chris T-T is a Brighton based singer song writer but he used to live just around the corner from All Hallows back in his student days. Chris's work has ranged from the deeply political protest album "9 red songs" to the introspective "Love Is Not Rescue", the beautifully odd "Disobedience" (an album of A A Milne poetry set to music) And his latest album 9 Green Songs! a collection of radical songs, with a dark ecological flavour. Returning to Live At All Hallows' for the first time since 2013, Chris is one of our favourite people and we are looking forward to a wonderful celebration of 20 years of music!



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