The Mabgate, Burmantofts and Lincoln Green Zine

We worked with artists Kat and Dahab to create a neighbourhood zine for the Mabgate, Burmantofts and Lincoln Green areas of Leeds.

Over recent months we have co-created a neighbourhood zine with local artists Kat and Dahab and asked the communities within Lincoln Green, Mabgate, and Burmantofts to contribute.

This is a zine by and for the people, we want to celebrate the area and share your stories, knowledge, creations, ideas, and amplify your voice. As well as share useful information, recipes, and vouchers and enable us to learn from our neighbours and community.

The zine has been developed as part of our neighbourhood plan project, as an organisation based in the heart of this community, we think it is important for everyone to have a say in the future of the places they live and work. By creating a neighbourhood plan for this area of the city and engaging and empowering members of the community, and we will do this through art and culture, as we feel creativity is one of the best tools for change and a good way to meet new people.

The zine is available to read below.

Get in touch

There are over 75 languages spoken in the area, we have created some translated versions of the zine in Kurdish Sorani, Tigrinyan and Arabic. We will also have video audio translations available in English, Kurdish Sorani, Polish and Romanian below.

Please get in touch via the email below if you would like a translated copy. If you think that the community would benefit from future zines being translated into any other languages please let us know.

Additionally, if you would like to sign up to be a contributor of future zines or receive a copy of our brand new Zine, or just generally be added to our mailing list to find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan then please do get in touch:

Contact Kat and Dahab

Thank you to our contributors

We’d like to thank everyone involved in creating our first neighbourhood zine.

  • Ruth Gerbal – Cover artist
  • Karina Kruk – Artist feature
  • Scotty Bell and Marie Park -Richmond Hill and Burmantofts Newsletter
  • Emma and Mafwa Theatre – Recipe contribution
  • Marlene Barbera Olivier – Postcard artist
  • Marylin Spellman – Postcard artist

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our recent gift exchange, Mafwa Theatre and Leeds Refuge Forum.

Need a translation? Grab your copy of the Zine and listen while you flick through the pages, or watch this video for a fully virtual zine:

Other things!