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)

Venue / Travel

the clothworkers' north building, where the conference will take place

The conference will take place in the new home of the Institute of Communications’ Studies at the University of Leeds: the Clothworkers’ North Building.

Located at the very heart of the campus, the building houses ICS production and teaching facilities, as well as staff offices. Keynote speeches, parallel panels and refreshment breaks will all take place in the Clothworkers’ North Building.

From Manchester Airport
There are regular, direct trains from Manchester Airport to Leeds Rail Station.

From Leeds Bradford Airport
Bus number 757 goes from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds city centre every 30 minutes.

From Leeds Train Station to the University of Leeds Campus
It’s a short, 10-15 minute walk from Leeds train station to the University of Leeds Campus.

From the station, walk up Park Row, cross The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the end of this road, join Woodhouse Lane, and continue north along the flyover over the inner ring road. Shortly after you will see the University’s big, white Parkinson Building on you left.

Finding the Clothworkers’ North Building
If you enter the campus through the arch just before the Parkinson Building, the Clothworkers’ North Building is the second red brick building on your right. The building is in the centre of the campus. Visit the How To Find Us section of the University of Leeds website for an interactive campus map.

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