East Leeds: Poetic portraits on display

Poem Portraits at the Old Seacroft Chapel,Leeds. Centre manager Alison Chandler looks at The Portraits. Picture by Simon Hulme

Poem Portraits at the Old Seacroft Chapel,Leeds. Centre manager Alison Chandler looks at The Portraits. Picture by Simon Hulme

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A series of poetic portraits are in the spotlight in Seacroft.

The striking images, which capture a person at a particular moment in their life, reveal their thoughts through prose.

The exhibition at Chapel FM - the former Seacroft Methodist Chapel - was originally commissioned by the WordPlay Festival of Leeds Library Users and conceived by poet Peter Spafford and photographer Lizzie Coombes aka Betty Lawless.

The pair have a long history of working together in a variety of settings including theatres, museums, and community centres. The exhibition is open every day until June 30 between noon and 4pm.

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