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  • Women of Leeds – We need you! Contribute to a new public sculpture, championing the achievements of women in the city of Leeds.


    ‘Ribbons’ by Pippa Hale will include over 200 names of women who have contributed to the city. The organisers would like to invite proposals from the public, which could include anyone from successful sports stars, artists, pop stars, business people and writers, to unsung heroes and those who have dedicated their lives to helping others, such as charity workers, nurses, teachers or volunteers.


    Earlier this year, Rachel Reeves – Member of Parliament for Leeds West, Leeds Arts University and Leeds City Council announced Pippa Hale as the artist chosen to create a new public sculpture for Leeds. Her sculpture will be sited in a prime location at the top of the enhanced public space between the new Leeds City College’s campus and the redeveloped Leeds Playhouse, at the gateway to the new SOYO development at Quarry Hill.


    Nominations could be women who have overcome hardship in their lives and gone on to contribute to Leeds through their job or voluntary work; or achieved significant success in their lives whether that be within business, the arts, public service, sports or simply through their hobby. The only criteria is that they have lived or worked in the Leeds city boundaries for at least one year.


    There is no limit to the number of names that can be submitted and the deadline to submit is 30th November 2019.  A panel will select the names and they will be verified prior to final inclusion. Suggestions can be made at www.leeds-art.ac.uk/ribbons

    Fundraising is ongoing therefore the sculpture installation date is yet to be confirmed.


    This is a joint project developed by Rachel Reeves (Member of Parliament for Leeds West) in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds Arts University. Supporters of the project include Leeds City College, LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) and Caddick Developments.