Leeds Poverty Truth Commission
Meal and Conversation
The question at the heart of the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission was ‘What if people living in poverty could take the lead on challenging the city’s leaders to work with them on tackling poverty?’
LPTC gathered people with experience of poverty together with some of the city’s business and civic leaders to deepen the understanding of poverty and to help take the lead on finding appropriate ways to reduce it.
Their evening gathering as part of Hidden Civil War provided an opportunity to hear from some of the commissioners, learn about their stories and dream, ‘what if we tried something like this in Newcastle?’
Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today. Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.