Forthcoming Events in our 2022-23 Programme
Tuesday April 11th 2023 at the Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, Town Street, LS7 4NB (entrance is opposite the Methodist Centre) @7.30pm: Bill Phelps, ‘Cooperative street-building - a co- housing project in Chapeltown, Leeds '.
In 2010 Bill Phelps was part of the original half dozen long-term Chapeltown residents who got inspired by Lilac Cohousing to do something similar in their own corner of Leeds. Fast forward 13 years: Bill and his wife Ali are now living in ChaCo, opposite Tesco Express at the bottom of Roundhay Road.
In this talk, Bill fills in some of the blanks in the story and shares what they’ve learnt about designing and building a dream neighbourhood.
Spoiler Alert: it’s not quick or easy - but it’s well worth the effort.
Further information is available below.
Blog « Chapeltown Cohousing
The story behind the new cohousing project in Leeds helping residents live sustainably | Yorkshire Evening Post
About Bill Phelps
In 1970 Bill Phelps arrived in Leeds to do a PhD and settled in Chapeltown with his wife Ali. Together they set up Wingfinger, a graphic design studio where Bill worked until his so-called retirement. In 2010, he became involved with a group exploring the idea of a cohousing scheme similar to Lilac in Bramley, Leeds. Memorably, Bill also cycled a 100 kg rickshaw over the Alps to the G8 meeting in Genoa in 2001 with a group of friends.
Tuesday May 2nd 2023 at the Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, Town Street, LS7 4NB (entrance is opposite the Methodist Centre) @7.30pm: Dr Muhammad Ali Nassar , Leeds University Business School, ‘Brexit and the UK's complicated relationship with the European Union: past, present and future' .
June 6th ‘Defending the right to seek asylum in the UK’. A talk by Mary Brandon, Campaigns Manager for Yorkshire and Humberside Asylum Matters
July 4th Talks by Café members