On October 9, 2019 we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Chapel FM Arts Centre in the heart of Seacroft with a series of festive and memorable events with members of our community and guests from the wider world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Our Chapel FM 5th Anniversary Flashback/Flashforward Cabaret featured a bundle of great performances and highlights from some of the events that have taken place at the Chapel including stories by some of our young artists and broadcasters, special appearances by photographer Peter Mitchell and poet John Hegley, a Radio Quiz about Chapel FM and Seacroft featuring a star-studded panel of community friends and much more.

Here are the videos: 

Chapel FM 5th Anniversary Celebration Event (Part 1)

Chapel FM 5th Anniversary Celebration Event (Part 2)

That evening poet and performer John Hegley enchanted with his performance Beyond Our Kennel and Beyond which featured songs, poetry, excerpts from his work with Chapel FM participants and members of our community, a raffle of samosas and more. Click here to watch John Hegley’s performance at Chapel FM.

The Leeds/Dortmund 50 Festival came to a rousing conclusion with events at the Chapel and at various locations around Leeds. You can listen to the complete archive of Leeds/Dortmund Radio Broadcasts, more than 20 programmes including the delightful tale of the Dortmund Drayman produced by students from Beechwood Primary, discussions with writers from Leeds and Dortmund and much, more more.

BBC Radio Leeds also created an audio portrait of Chapel FM that broadcast several times during the day on our birthday. Listen to that below:



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