Reframing Disaster: Commemoration and Creativity

Reframing Disaster: Commemoration and Creativity evening event at The Tetley from 5.30pm on 28 November 2014. A special event in partnership with the University of Leeds and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), including talks, interviews, readings, dance, and photography.

Free and open to the public (timings provisional):


If you’re attending, please send a short creative contribution! As you’ll know from the programme, Geetha Upadhyaya from Kala Sangam will be closing the evening with a performance. Using her training in classical Indian dance, Geetha will interpret *your* contributions, to create her piece.

We’d like therefore to gather contributions from you, under theme ‘Recovery, Resistance, Healing’. These contributions take the form of one or two lines through which you reframe your understanding of disaster. You can write a Haiku, a couplet, or a sentence, or pick a line from a poem, or a sentence from a piece of fiction or other writing – the choice is yours! We’d like to send these to Geetha on Wednesday, so that she can work with them; suggestions now would be much appreciated, but there will be a small window for contributions on Friday.

Contributions can be sent by email:
or to our twitter account: @PocoDisaster [and @Kala_Sangam if you have space!]
or can be posted on our Reframing Disaster Facebook group

We hope you’ll be excited by the opportunity to collaborate in this dynamic way, and look forward to receiving your contributions!