I’ve spent the last 10 months in England in a city called Leeds. It’s a lively and interesting place full of students due to to its many universities. Various music, art, food and vintage events are held regularly and there’s a lot to explore when it comes to the surrounding areas and suburbs.
The exchange university’s Fine Art course provides nice studio spaces and a good range of materials, so studying here and making work has been going great. I’ve had the chance to learn to utilize different facilities, including the wood workshop and screen printing workshop. Also, the British Art Show 8 just happened to be in Leeds in September, so a lot of visiting artist gave lectures at the Leeds Art Gallery. Thanks to the high profile exhibition, there’s been even more art-related happenings than usually.
In Leeds there’s something for everyone, whether you’re into hiking in the moors or discovering ware house parties held around the city’s sidelines. To my experience the people are generally easy-going and fun-loving, and a lot of the students are enjoying their time in uni to the fullest.
My time in Leeds has been a memorable experience and I wish to visit the city soon again!