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New Groups and Weekly Activities


Get Moving (term-time only) 9.30am-10.30am, Gentle exercise for all. Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Monday 16th April Contact / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Craft Club – (term time only) 10.45am – 12pm, Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Monday 16th April Contact / 0113 320 0159 to book a place


Chat and Create (6 week course)10.30am – 12pm, Creative arts for all, Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Tuesday 19th June Contact / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Fork to Fork (term-time only) 10am – 12pm, Food growing and cooking project The Church of Epiphany, 227 Beech Lane, Leeds LS9 6SW Contact / 0113 320 0159 for more information


Headspace (7 week course) 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Beat Stress! Get Motivated! Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Wednesday 18th April / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Fork to Fork (term-time only) 10am-12pm, Food growing and cooking project. ARK, Hovingham Avenue, LS8 3QY.Contact / 0113 320 0159

Clear Out Your Closet (10 week course) 9.30am – 11.30am, Creative writing and poetry Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Wednesday 19th June / 0113 320 0159 to book a place


Get Walking (term-time only) 9.30am-10.30am,Gentle exercise for all. Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Thursday 19th April Contact / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Gipton Growers (term-time only) 11am – 12.30pm Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Thursday 19th April Contact / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Social Connector (1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm) 1-2-1 sessions to support with health and wellbeing. Appointment only.  Contact Sally Nutman on 07503 002595 to book an appointment


People in Leeds are coming together to change how we think and act about mental health

Leeds is one of the first Time to Change hubs in England, a new partnership of local organisations and mental health champions committed to improving local attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems.

Time to Change Leeds is led by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between Space2,  Leeds City Council,  Leeds Mind (and Mindful Employer), Touchstone and West Yorkshire Police, as well as local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.


The Time to Change Leeds Hub believe that people with their own experience of mental health problems (also known as lived experience) should be leading activity around combating stigma and discrimination experienced by those with mental health problems.

If you are passionate about ending mental health stigma, and would like to be involved in the Hub, you can find out more and sign up to be a Champion at

Champions Fund

World Mental Health Day  the Champions Fund was launched. Champions in Leeds will be able to apply for up to £500 to fund anti-stigma activities in their own communities using social contact. Find out what social contact is?.

Want to apply for the Champion Fund but need some help with ideas?

Find more information and details on how to apply for the Champions Fund or contact



Gipton Fire Station Museum and Gallery

Welcome to our Smart Gallery @ Gipton Fire Station Museum & Gallery @ The Old Fire Station in Gipton

Gipton Fire Station has been renovated into a fantastic multipurpose community hub. Providing a base for six local charities, along with rooms available to hire, a cookery school and a café for all of the community to enjoy!

For 78 Year the Fire Station was at the heart of the community of Gipton. Come along to the Space2’s Pop up Museum at The Old Fire Station in Gipton and learn about this building’s history. Share your stories, pictures or memories linked to the Fire Station with us. Everything is considered for display and the entire exhibition depends on people’s desire to share with other museum visitors their special possessions.  Artefacts with a back-story are especially welcome. You will be invited to label and help to display your object, and of course have a photograph taken with it in pride of place in the gallery.

Smart Gallery (Social Museum and Art Gallery) is the brain child of Helen Peyton and  is a unique collection of works curated by the public.  If you live or work in Gipton, now or in the past, this is your chance to influence what exhibits are on show.

Visitors and exhibitors are encouraged to stay as long as they want to share their stories with Jane and Helen and the volunteers or to  work alongside artist in residence Helen Peyton to make their own artworks inspired by the displays – perhaps it will be a drawing, or a print. And if you don’t want to take home your newly created work, then into the display it goes!

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Open from Tue 19 September – Thu 6 October Mon – Fri 10am – 4.30pm

Thu 21 & 28 Sept and 5 Oct: OPEN TILL  7pm

Sat 30 September The Old Fire Station Grand Opening 1.30pm – 4.00pm


The Old Fire Station

Gipton Approach



Contribute to Smart Gallery @ Gipton Fire Station Museum & Gallery 2017

Do you have something special that deserves to be on Smart Gallery @ Gipton Fire Station Museum & Gallery 2017 for digital posterity?
Email us your photo, video, song, story, artwork and if it has a story, tells us everything you know about it.

Gipton Fire Station Museum & Gallery is funded and supported by:

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Zumba at Henry Barran Centre


Zumba (as part of our Get Moving project) – Gentle exercise for all (term-time only) 9.30am – 10.30am. Henry Barran Centre, Amberton Road, LS8 3JR.




Men FM

“Men Visible” is the name of the podcast and CD made as part of our “MenFM” project, funded by the Tudor Trust.

Making men visible is exactly what we want to do. We want to encourage men to take charge of their own health, to take part in activities and to find inspiration and encouragement in the company of others.

Click here for our MenFM podcast, featuring inspiring stories from men’s groups and individuals from around Leeds. There is also health advice from Professor White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health, music, comedy and more!

MenFM – By men, for men!



light night art runs

Lantern Making at Light Night Leeds 2017

Space2’s Seacroft Friendship Group have commissioned artist Carine Brosse to create a light installation bringing the spirit of community to the heart of the city on Light Night.

Expect lanterns, illuminated scenery and women dressed in hand crafted outfits reflecting local stories and people.

Thursday 05th October 2017

6pm – 11pm

Park Square



We are Moving to The Old Fire Station!

We are all very excited to be moving to The Old Fire Station in Gipton on 29th August.

Here is some information to make it easier for you to find us:


The Old Fire Station
Gipton Approach

Sat Nav – please use postcode LS9 6NL

Space2 is in The Old Fire Station building which is conveniently located just off the A64 York Road – a main arterial route into Leeds.

From Leeds City Centre, on the A64, go straight on through the major traffic lights at the junction with Harehills Lane(under a footbridge), keeping to the inside lane. You will pass a large care home on your left, and an Auto Money business. Take the next left onto Gipton Approach and the Old Fire Station is almost immediately on the left hand side.

Coming towards Leeds on the A64, after passing Asda on your right, stay in the right hand lane as you go straight on through the major traffic lights at the junction with Selby Road A63

The Old Fire Station has plenty of on-site free parking. Once parked please proceed to the main entrance to the reception.

Public Transport


We are a short 10-minute taxi ride from Leeds station.

Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

There is a taxi rank outside of the main station entrance, with taxis available 24/7.


There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. The Old Fire Station is located on Gipton Approach, just off York Road (A64). The following First Leeds bus services stop on York Road: 5, 11, 19, 56, 49 and 64.

Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information.


Pop-up Museum at Old Fire Station in Gipton

Meeting every Monday morning from 5 June Between 9 am – 11am at Wykebeck Primary School in the Dame Fanny Waterman centre.
It’s time to don your Indiana Jones hats – helping us to create a Museum at the Fire Station in September 2017 housing your collection of stories and artefacts all about Gipton Fire Station.
We need people who would like to learn how to become community researchers to help fill the museum. Talking with local people to collect stories and artefacts; learning how to look through the archives, and how to look after the objects. Who knows what we could find!
We will work with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leeds Museum and Galleries Service, Leeds Libraries , West Yorkshire Archive to help us find the gems – untold stories , photographs, memories.
We are also creating to pop up museums in Saint Nicholas Catholic Primary School and Wykebeck Primary School After School .
If you are interested still please email me or call me, if you can not come and join us on a Monday morning maybe we can come and meet you.
Jane Moreland will be leading the community research group.

For more information contact Emma on: 0113 320 0159 ex 1

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