University of Leeds

Race and the Cultural Industries Conference

Did you make me for a gap in the market
Did I make me for a gap in the market

Extract from the poem ‘Booking Khan Singh Kumar’ by Daljit Nagra

The most unwholesome ideas of ethnic absolutism hold sway and they have been incorporated into the structures of the political economy of funding black arts. The tokenism, patronage and nepotism that have become intrinsic to the commodification of black culture rely absolutely on an absolute sense of ethnic difference

Paul Gilroy (Small Acts, 1993, pg 110-111)


The streets of Leeds

Leeds offers a number of accommodation options to choose from. Visit I Know Yorkshire’s Leeds pages for a full list.

Main recommendations

Our main recommendations to delegates are as follows:

On campus

Storm Jameson Court, Cromer Terrace, rooms from £33 to £42 per person per night, for bed & breakfast.

In town

The Met Hotel Leeds, King St Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2HQ – 0844 824 6171. The Met Hotel is a grade II listed building in the city centre and has recently been fully refurbished. Rooms are from £59 per night.

Other recommendations

Other accommodation options include:

Other university accommodation

Weetwood Hall is part of the University and is a couple of miles away in Far Headingley.
Telephone: 0845 070 7090
Guests should quote which Faculty of the University the event is taking place (PVAC) to receive the negotiated rate of £69 or £78, including breakfast).

Budget Hotels

Cliff Lawn Hotel , Headingley.
Telephone: 0113 278 5442

Hinsley Hall, Headingley.
Telephone: 0113 261 8000

Ibis, Kirkstall Road, Marlborough Street.
Telephone: 0113 220 4100

City Centre Hotels

Queens Hotel, City Square.
Telephone: 0113 243 1323

Hilton Hotel, Neville Street.
Telephone: 0113 244 2000

Radisson Blu, Headrow.
Telephone: 0113 236 6000

City Inn, Granary Wharf.
Telephone: 0113 241 1000

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