RISE & SHINE: A creative awakening


‘RISE & SHINE is a party for the mind, heart and soul. A platform to share in real human experiences, to learn from each other and to celebrate the true importance of togetherness through a variety of creative and expressive mediums.’

And indeed that is what it achieved…

 

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We had the pleasure of being part of the team to bring you a new and exciting initiative for the city. Seeing it unfold over the weekend was amazing and it was great to see people coming together with shared principles in an open and inclusive event, pioneering a new type of festival in Leeds. And of course being able to help raise funds and awareness of the global refugee crisis was the cherry on the top.

RISE & SHINE events will run quarterly throughout 2016, raising both awareness for those who need to have their stories heard and funds to help improve their quality of life.

This first all day event hosted guest speakers, live music, DJ sets, spoken word, creative workshops, an art & craft market, art auction, vintage clothes shop, live artwork, short film documentaries, hot street food and much more.

Enjoy our photo blog capturing some of the many highlights of the day (and night).

This is the dawn of the CREATIVE AWAKENING!

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Creative workshops went on throughout the day
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Print your own T-shirt or tote
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RISE & SHINE screen printing
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Screen printing in the studio
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Money raised will help with the global refugee crisis
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Pay as you feel Henna
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Art on sale at the event
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Pay as you feel vintage stall
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Speakers and poets took to the stage to raise awareness of the cause
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Unique sounds from traditional music played on the Oud
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Unique sounds from traditional music played on the Oud
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Art made to order in the art takeaway
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Dal-icious and Caravanseria kept everyone happy with their tasty offerings
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Live music in Temple of Boom
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