The Leeds Kindness Revolution aims to give people an experience of what a city of kindness, compassion and wellbeing could be like, and a glimpse into how things could be different for everyone, including those who are most often excluded.
“Kindness and Compassion are the ground in which Wellbeing can flourish.”
The Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion & Wellbeing will be a multi-venue festival hosted in different places – neighbourhoods, schools, organisations, businesses – across the city in September 2020. The festival will enable schools, faith groups, communities and businesses to self-organize activities in their own spaces as well as attending talks, films, food and arts events at a central venue in the city centre. Our aim is to showcase and celebrate the great work being done by the thousands of individuals, voluntary groups, communities, businesses and the Council in the areas of kindness, compassion and wellbeing to promote community connectedness and wellbeing.
“Random acts of kindness are anything but random. They are a choice of who we want to be and the world we want to see”.
“We invite you to join us in co-creating a festival and a city that is inclusive – in the parks and public spaces, on the buses, on the trains, on the roads, in the city centre and the shopping centres, in schools, in businesses, communities and neighbourhoods.”
We want to make Leeds a great place to live, work and play, a city where no one is left behind. Most of us can be at our best, creative, generous, courageous and productive selves when we feel we belong, feel safe and secure. Kindness, compassion and wellbeing build individual and organisational capability and care-ability by creating a supportive environment for a good life that everyone can and should be part of.
Put the date in your diary now! The festival will take place between 5th-13th September 2020. Explore our website and watch this space for exciting announcements about the Leeds 2020 Festival of Kindness, Compassion & Wellbeing!
Contact us if you would like to be involved. We need your help to make Leeds one of the best cities in the UK to live in.
Look out for hashtag #kinderleeds. Contact us on twitter @kinderleeds, Instagram at kinder.leeds or Leeds Kindness Revolution on Facebook
This website is under construction. But you can still find information about the festival whilst we work!