Leeds Craftivists

Leeds Craftivists are a group of creatives passionate about changing the world for the better. We believe that if we’re hoping to build a kinder, more gentle world, then our actions must be kind and gentle too. We craft intriguing objects to invite those in power to join us in working towards a better world.

During our monthly meetings we use short meditations to get in the right headspace for our reflective activism; share ideas; hear talks on specific areas of climate concern and create a small, beautiful object to send to somebody in power as a means of asking for change.

Our campaign for April, May and June 2024 will be on Food Waste, in collaboration with Compost-It and Incredible Edible Leeds. You can sign up for the meetings here:

And read more about the campaign and our “ask” here.

Our previous campaigns for 2023/24 have been on Climate and Migration, and Public Transport. You can listen to our podcast episodes about those campaigns here:

Climate and Migration
Public Transport

Other campaigns have been on topics such as Water Quality, Biodiversity and the Cost of Living Crisis. While our focus is building community in Leeds, we’ve had support for our campaigns from all over the UK, including from celebrities!

You can find out more about our previous campaigns on our Blog, and listen to our “Justice” podcast where we discuss a variety of topics related to climate change and more.

Head to our Events page for more information.

Other notes:

For details of our Safeguarding Policy, please click here.

We are delighted to be able to offer this community free of charge, however if you would like to make a donation, you can do that here.

At Leeds Sanctuary, we value the mental and physical wellbeing of every individual. With this in mind, a Mental Health First Aider will be available for a conversation if any challenging topics arise during the session.

Like many organisations, we like to take photos and sometimes short videos so that we can showcase the work we’re doing in our various digital and print communications. If you would prefer not to be in any photos, please let us know by email or during the session, and we will ensure that you are not featured.