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How to Build a Spaceship

by The Leeds Library


Journey to new futures and discover Leeds’ past as a pioneer of science fiction. In 1937, Leeds played host to the world’s first science fiction convention, inviting writers including Arthur C. Clarke to imagine possible worlds and technologies on the eve of what would soon become the Second World War.


Over eight decades later the world is once again facing global challenges. Inspired by the words and ideas of the original Science Fiction League writers, authors Khadijah Ibrahiim and Malika Booker have collaborated with audio producers Rosie Parsons and Verity Watts to explore ideas of ‘the future’ through afrofuturist and other cultural lenses.


A live performance blending spoken word, electronic sounds, tape machines, turntables and music, we invite you to join us on a voyage of discovery, backwards and forwards through time.

Date and Time

Fri, March 24, 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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