Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Leeds Plan B - Saturday 24th

Leeds Plan B - Manifesto Launch

Created as a collaboration between the people of Leeds, students from the School of Geography at Leeds University and artist Jai Redman from Ultimate Holding Company - the Leeds Plan B manifesto is about to launch.

The 13 point plan for 'composting the city' (and returning its resources to common ownership by the people) has been printed on hundreds of compost bags. The bags are painted bright yellow, printed with an elaborately illustrated Leeds Plan B logo and backed with the 13 point plan. Each contains a generous supply of locally produced sustainable compost mulch and the bags and liners are fully biodegradable.

The manifesto bags will be given away for free at Dortmund Square from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 24th October.

This is a one off, unique public event - come down and grab a beautiful bag of art.

The Leeds Plan B manifesto is also published online at and is a living document and your comments and additions are welcomed.

More details are also available from the Leeds Plan B project page or by emailing

Location & Date
Dortmund Square, St Johns Centre, The Headrow, Leeds, LS2 8RE from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 24th October. (map here)

Bag supplies are limited - arrive early to avoid disappointment. We recommend you bring a friend to help carry the compost - the bags weigh approximately 15kg. (The manifesto is also available as more traditional paper flyers!).

Ultimate Holding Company residency was developed by artist Jai Redman and was Supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

The manifesto launch is presented as part of Listen To Leeds' Day of Climate InterAction, and has been devised in conjunction with students from the School of Geography's Activism and Social Change MA.

Photo by Thomas Bing.

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