Leeds photo essay: Creative creations help bring stories to life

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He is the brains behind the crafty creations that help to bring stories to life at a west Leeds literary wonderland.

Creative Richard Underwood, who lives in Pudsey, until now had never showcased his homemade creations.

Richard Underwood. PIC: Tony Johnson

Richard Underwood. PIC: Tony Johnson

His intricate models, which take pride of place at The Rainbow Factory,include characters from favourites like Jack and the Beanstalk and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Farsley storytelling wonderland is the brainchild of Leeds sisters Hazel Merlino and Sarah Underwood.

They wanted an alternative to soft play centres, museums and costly attractions to entertain Sarah’s two daughters.

The self-confessed “bookworms” came up with a project they hoped would entertain and nurture a love of reading.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

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