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A Tale of Two Wards

A Tale of Two Wards

We’re just completing an interesting piece of research on behalf of the Royal Armouries in Leeds supporting the organisation in gaining a more in depth understanding of its near neighbours in Hunslet and Riverside and Burmantofts and Richmond Hill – both inner city wards in Leeds which have changed and evolved over the period of…

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Uplift Action Researchers

Uplift Action Researchers

Leah Francis is the Outreach Manager and Co-founder of Speak Woman Speak theatre collective. The Company formed in February 2013, and seeks to highlight hidden voices of diverse women. Work by the company includes: Loss, Unknown and Soledad & Betto funded by Arts Council England. The company’s work has been performed at Yorkshire Dance and…

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Uplift Action Researchers

Uplift Action Researchers

Seki Lynch is a literary creative – he writes facts, fiction, poetry and lyrics. He is the author of a work of non-fiction, Ten Drinks that Changed the World, which is a compendium of ten different alcoholic spirits. Seki’s poetry has appeared online and in several print anthologies. He has written poetry for the V&A…

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Uplift Action Researchers

Uplift Action Researchers

Sheila Freeman is a recent University of Leeds MA Communication and Media graduate. She has a varied background in paid and voluntary work settings, within education, counselling, IAG/careers guidance, community arts and oral history projects, to name but a few. In recent years, she has developed a passion for social research with a widening participation,…

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Uplift Action Researchers

Uplift Action Researchers

Asher Gammon has worked in various roles as a freelancer within the arts and community sector and completed a MA in Peace Studies. He’s worked as an action researcher with young refugees, as well as a workshop facilitator and sports coach. In both Ghana and Malawi he was engaged as a youth support worker working…

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Working at the Wellcome Colleciton sometimes you have to think beyond who we already know. When I came across Armstrong Cameron I realised they would be a great fit for our evaluation of our Public Programme Collaborators project. They were professional, sensitive as well as innovative in approach. We needed a team that could speak…

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Armstrong Cameron delivered a stakeholder consultation for Kala Sangam which has proved pivotal in helping shape the company’s future. During the consultation, they effectively engaged groups with a range of strong views, handling potentially tricky situations diplomatically and with empathy and understanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.Alex Croft, Creative Director – Kala Sangam

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West Yorkshire Queer Stories

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

We’ve been working with the team at West Yorkshire Queer Stories for the past couple of years, walking alongside them as they brought this brilliant project to life – a great example of what’s possible when you bring a strong community development approach to a heritage project. Visit https:/wyqs.co.uk for stories, animations, films and resources.

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Wellcome Collection Public Programme Evaluation

Wellcome Collection Public Programme Evaluation

It’s been a pleasure working with Wellcome Collection over the past few months. We’ve produced a set of observations and learning which we have worked through with the Public Programme team, supporting them in setting priorities for action. Over the course of the assignment, we engaged with over 80 individuals including international artists working at…

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