Get involved

23PRESS is a new community project based in Headingley, Hyde Park, LS6.  It’s part of My World My City My Neighbourhood and commissioned by LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture. 

Have you ever wondered how books get published? At the 23PRESS we want to find out. In fact, the first part of OUR story is how we discover this.

There are a number of ways to get involved: 

1. 23 2Qs 

Visit the 23 2Qs page and submit a translation in any language of our 2 Questions:

– What can you do? 

– What have you always thought about doing? 

You can also view the translations shared by our community so far!

2. The Book of Book Ideas – Share you IDEA on our submissions page!

Visit the Ideas page and share your idea for what the 23PRESS could publish or make work about in the future. You can submit your idea with a typed response, an image (drawing, diagram or doodle) or an audio recording.

3. The Book of Book Ideas – In person at All Hallows’ / Rainbow Junktion


We’re holding weekly sessions at All Hallows’ / Rainbow Junktion from January to March 2022.

We’re looking for members of our Headingley, Hyde Park, LS6 community to help build the 23PRESS by shaping its creative vision and making collaborative decisions about a new publication The Dictionary of Leeds Ideas

Join us Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm 

at All Hallows’/ Rainbow Junktion 

24 Regent Terrace LS6 1NP

starting Thursday 27th January 2022

for 10 weeks until Thursday 31st March 2022.

You don’t need to attend all the sessions to take part.

To find out more & sign up visit the Dictionary of Leeds Ideas page.

5. Project with the 23PRESS and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds

We’re looking for members of the International Postgraduate Research Student & Foreign Language Teaching Assistant community based in or connected to Headingley, Hyde Park & LS6 to participate in a new audio art project exploring issues of inclusion, exclusion & isolation associated with language in collaboration with the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds.

To find out more and get involved visit the Languages page.

6. Any other ideas? 

Get in touch on our contact page to say hello and share your creative ideas for the 23PRESS.

What IS the 23PRESS? 

23PRESS is a place of communal action, creativity and pos