We've stuffed the Old Chapel...
Over the past 25 years, Heads Together has been involved in a vast range of projects, using a complete range of art-forms and learning processes.
Based on that experience, we believe in focusing on ambitious, long-term programmes of work where we really have a chance to impact on a place or an issue over time.
ELFM is an internet-based radio station broadcasting throughout the communities of East Leeds. First launched back in 2003 with students from John Smeaton High School, over 6000 people have been involved in broadcasting since then–ranging in age from three to eighty seven!
We believe that, in a TV and image-obsessed world, radio is an eloquent, under-rated, democratic medium. As citizens and human beings we make our world a better place by being curious about it.
ELFM aims to expand an awareness amongst its audience and volunteers of the potential of radio in a rapidly changing media environment.
ELFM is based in a dis-used rent office in Seacroft, but we are currently developing plans to re-develop the beautiful Seacroft Methodist Chapel to create the first-ever dedicated arts centre in East Leeds.
ELFM has over 28,000 listeners annually and the station focuses on three key areas of work: supporting live local music; developing words and literature; and creating true community journalism.
08 February 2014
08 December 2013
Your chance to be part of the Chapel development...
05 November 2013
The most amazing exchange trip ever?
22 October 2013
And so, the build begins…
East Leeds FM is community radio at its best. Operating from an old shop in the heart of East Leeds and serving some of the most deprived communities in England.
East Leeds Area Manager: Leeds City Council
Funding & Partners
As one of our longest-running programmes of work, ELFM has had 23 different sources of funding since 2003. Currently Heads Together receives core funding from the Arts Council of England and the Tudor Trust which supports our work running ELFM.
We have strong relationships with the schools in East Leeds through a series of groupings that we co-ordinate (Writing for Radio and EastLeedsLive) and a strong relationship with Artforms–the music and arts team at Leeds City Council. We are also developing an East Leeds writers' group with Leeds Libraries.
We also work closely with the East North East Leeds Area Management Team along with numerous local community groups, gala committees, festivals, etc.