Children's Day: Reimagined
Fri 14 July
Soldiers' Field, Roundhay Park
Hundreds of children from Leeds came together to show us what our world could be like when children are put in charge.
Five children on a rooftop in Leeds playing with homemade toys

Commissioned films

As part of Children's Day: Reimagined the Young Creatives and Fevered Sleep commissioned a series of short films. From shadowing four inspiring young witches, and exploring the everyday amazing lives of children in Leeds to figuring out who will write the next chapter. Embrace the future, be inspired and watch the films created by local artists in collaboration with children from Leeds.

Young boy wears a suit in Leeds square
The Magical City by Studio Bokehgo

Follow Tanush, Amelia and Tricia as they show us their Leeds. A short film about hope, the future and the places that mean those most to the next generation of Leeds.

A screengrab from a film shows a young girl in a wood
The Body is a Prophecy by Izzy Brittain

A short film that explores power, magic and Leeds co-created by 4 young girls and artist Izzy Brittain.

a boy looks to camera by the river
The Next Chapter by Lence

A spoken word short film looking at the past, present and future of Children's Day. Overcome obstacles, break down barriers, and look to a future of hope.

Screenshot of woman smiling at camera
Everyday Amazing by Testament

A short film about the amazing everyday lives of children living in Leeds, celebrating their passions and excitement for creativity and life.

What people are saying

Despite the rain the atmosphere was brilliant, the quality of the work was excellent and I think it will resonate long afterwards and I’ll remember it whenever I’m crossing that particular slice of the park.
Audience member
The Audience Agency post-event survey

Accessibility & Advisories

We look forward to welcoming you to Roundhay Park for Children’s Day: Re-imagined. We hope the access information we’ve listed here is enough to enable you to plan your visit with confidence, but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

A visual story for Children's Day: Reimagined (PDF).

A visual story for Children's Day: Reimagined (webpage).

A visual story, created by our friends at Touretteshero and will be included in pre-event emails.

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