The Sunday Practise at the Sela Bar - Leeds International Festival

Sunday 5 May
19:00 - 23:00

The Sunday Practise at the Sela Bar

Join this festival edition of The Sunday Practise as we highlight the North’s creative gems through film, performance and workshops. This event forms part of our The Sunday Practise – Festival Edition event.

The Sunday Practise (TSP) has been running over the past 5 years now, as a creative hub for those putting pen to paper, and performing, in and around Leeds. They now run the most established spoken word and live music night in Leeds, hosted by renowned poet and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim, alongside guests both local and international.

Experience a true staple of the Leeds arts scene and the warm Northern hug that is The Sunday Practise by catching us at our regular Sela Bar residence. House band Purple Lychee Collective will be providing sweet, jazzy sounds in accompaniment. Live music, spoken word, open mic – #characterswelcome !

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The Sunday Practise at the Sela Bar

Sunday 5 May 19:00 - 23:00
Free (no tickets required)
Sela Bar

Khadijah Ibrahiim was born in Leeds of Jamaican parentage. Hailed as one of Yorkshire’s most prolific poets by BBC Radio, she has appeared alongside the likes of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lemn Sissay and Benjamin Zephaniah.

She is a literary activist, researcher, educator and Artistic director of Leeds Young Authors. Educated at the University of Leeds, she has a BA Honours in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies and a MA in Theatre Studies. In 2013 she was amongst several poets invited to Buckingham palace, where the Queen and Duke honoured the work of Contemporary British poetry. Her writing has been supported through Inscribe.