Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Thursday Soundings meeting: Leeds: The Promised Land/

Leeds: The Promised Land?:
Leeds United and the migrant experience
21 October 2010, 7pm-8.30pmOld Broadcasting House

This meeting will address what sport, and especially Leeds United, means to the different communities that make up the city of Leeds. It will explore if it has fostered a sense of belonging and look at how United's troubled history influenced the speakers. The discussion will also talk about race, place and the meaning of football.

Anthony Clavane, Sunday Mirror Chief Sports Reporter and author of The Promised Land: The Reinvention of Leeds United. Caryl Phillips, author of The Final Passage (1985), A State of Independence (1986), Crossing the River (winner of the 1993 James Tait Black Memorial Prize), A Distant Shore (winner of the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize), Dancing in the Dark (winner of the 2006 PEN/Beyond the Margins Award), and many other works of fiction and non-fiction.

Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts and grew up in Leeds. Anthony Clavane was raised in a Jewish family in Leeds in the 1960s and 1970s, both became and remain Leeds United supporters.
The meeting is free. Everyone welcome.

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