Art Matters is the new social enterprise run through People Matters, and funded by Leeds City Council. It consists of two groups of eight artists, who meet on a weekly basis to learn new techniques, develop business skills, express their personal style and ideas, and be part of a thriving creative environment. We had an event in October to launch our new enterprise, which was a part of the Love Arts 2012 festival. We also exhibited our artwork in the Light shopping centre for the festival, which gave us the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals and groups. Since October 2012, Art Matters have beenRead More →

Geof is a Leeds-based cartoonist, comics creator and scientist. He uses the twin weapons of humour and cute stylised drawings to make light of things like alternative sexual practices, science, Victoriana/steampunk, and tea. His ongoing Fetishman series of comics have been a feature of the UK small-press scene since 2004. More recently his misleadingly-titled Steampunk Literary Review, an annual anthology of his steampunk creations, has been well received both in the UK and the US with a third issue due in the summer of 2013. His travelling museum of tea-related lies has been to events and festivals across the UK since 2010 and is stillRead More →

If you have been following us on Facebook or Twitter you might have been a bit confused about whether the shop was staying open or not. Don’t worry, so were we!!Fabrication is currently based in The Light in Leeds. This was for a six month contract. Negotiations to stay on took us right up to the wire, we were ready to pack up and hire a van. But don’t worry, Fabrication is still in business in The Light. The outpouring of support on Twitter when it looked like we might have to close was very heartening, it really showed that Leeds has an appetite forRead More →