Creating Connections – Leeds Itinerary

Date: 14th October 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR
Tickets: Via Eventbrite here >>
Inquiries: [email protected] | 0203-970-0709


2.45pm Coffee and tea
3.00pm Introduction with our MCs Rosie Dawson and Dr Jasjit Singh
3.05pmThe Lord Mayor Councillor Asghar Khan‘s address
3.15pmPresentation by Dr Jasjit Singh – the religious landscape of Leeds, including non religion
3.30pmMedia Panel Who are the local media, what stories are they interested in and how do people get in touch?

Laura Collins, editor Yorkshire Evening Post
Elizabeth Fordham, Planning editor ITV Yorkshire
Jabbar Karim, managing director Fever FM
Andrew Edwards, BBC Radio Leeds religion producer
3.50pmIntroduction to five areas of public life where faith groups are involved, including Q&A
3.50pmSustainable InfrastructureHow faith groups are engaged in the climate change debate and promoting efforts to improve the environment

Chaired by Dr Jasjit Singh, Leeds University

Dr Jatinder Singh, Environment Agency
David Midgley, Jamyang Buddhist Centre & member of Faith for the Climate Leeds
4.00pmHealth, Wellbeing & Age Friendly – Improving the health of all and ensuring older people participate

Chaired by Andrew Edwards, BBC Radio Leeds Producer

Sarbjit Kaur, Sikh Elders Service
Rev Dr Carol Tomlin, Director of studies at Kingdom School of Theology
Professor Mahendra Patel, pharmacist and academic
Dr Mohammed Sattar, GP
4.10pmBreak for networking
4.20pmSafe Strong Communities & Housing keeping people safe, promoting respect and providing good housing

Chaired by Simon Phillips, Community Engagement Officer Leeds Jewish Housing Association

Rev Dr Stuart Burgess, former chair Anchor Hanover Housing Association
Jackie Chrouch, outreach worker at the Joanna Project 
 4:30pmCulture – growing the cultural life of the city, ensuring it can be accessed by all

Chaired by Dr Helen Reid, Director Leeds Church Institute

Gillian Holding
Shaeron Caton Rose
Fauzia Khan
4:40pm Future Generations – how local projects are improving mental health and wellbeing enhances Leeds for future generations  

Chaired by Leo Joslin, former Station Manager of Leeds Student Radio

– Ben Humphris, a Grammar School teacher in Leeds
– Sophia Hartley, former Health and Wellbeing officer at the University of Leeds
4.50pmBreak for networking
5.00pmPlenary – what have we learned, and what happens next?


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