History in your attic

February 11, 2011

Budding artists and long-forgotten ones will be the subjects of an exhibition of Jewish art and crafts being staged as part of Leeds' celebration of 150 years of Jewish history.

Helen Frais from educational charity Makor, which is co-ordinating the project, is looking for artists to work on the day and pieces made by older generations.

"In the days before iPods, people actually made things - they did embroidery, made Judaica and pottery. We want people to dig around in the attic. They might find something to exhibit. We also want Leeds artists to show their skills."

The exhibition, at MAZCC on February 27, will feature Leeds-born royal sculptor Francis Segelman doing a sitting with Dr Majorie Ziff, the local philanthropist who has just been awarded an MBE.

Last updated: 10:58am, February 11 2011