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More news coverage for The Jamaica Society Leeds’ Out of Many Festival

* Article updated 25th September

With the Out of Many Festival spanning nine months with over 60 events celebrating the impact Jamaican culture has had on the UK and the world, it is little wonder there has been lots of media interest. Here are the latest news stories published in August.

The Voice Newspaper recently reported on our Pop Up West Indian Front Room Party event while The Guardian published a feature entitled ‘My mum used to cook for the Wailers!’; West Indian history on display’ which can be read here.

The Yorkshire Post also published a feature on our Rebellion to Romance exhibition. 

Festival Director Susan Pitter was also interviewed by Jamaica’s Nationwide News Network’s Emprezz Golding, watch/listen from 1:21:24, and for both BBC Radio Leeds News and BBC Radio Leeds on Andrew Edwards show. Listen from 3:45:01.

In addition, the Weekly Gleaner also continues to support the Festival and published an article in its 11-17 August edition entitled ‘Dennis Alcapone celebrates a milestone with Jamaica’.

The article looked at the pioneering DJ’s glittering career and recent participation in the Festival’s recent Road to Trojan Show, held to mark 60 years of Jamaican Independence.

The Out of Many Festival’s Front Room Party at Victoria Gardens in Leeds was covered by The Weekly Gleaner, September 8-14 issue. The newspaper mentioned the Party on its front page as well as a page inside.

BBC Radio Leeds interviewed historian Joe Williams on Saturday, September 24 who led the Out of Many Festival’s Jamaica Heritage Trails.

The Trails took place on 17th and 24th September with key locations of importance to the Jamaican and West Indian communities covered as part of a fascinating bus tour.

The interview can be listened to here; from 3:12:49.

The Saturday, 24th September issue of The Guardian featured an interview with Courtney Pine ahead of him coming to Leeds as part of the Out of Many Festival. Courtney will play new music from his Spirituality album at Howard Assembly Room.