About the event

Discover the untold stories of overlooked people and communities connected to Leeds in the latest exhibition at Leeds City Museum.

Overlooked brings together the voices of people whose stories have been largely disregarded and invites visitors to embark on a fascinating and thought-provoking exploration of the city with inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility at its core.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore lives of individuals including David Oluwale and Angela Morley, and are encouraged to consider how we record people’s stories to build a more accurate picture of the past.

Exploring stories of ancient slavery, women in industry, child labour, LGBT+ identity, neurodivergence, accessibility, and the Deaf community, the exhibition highlights the rich diversity of people in Leeds. It also provides a platform for others to see themselves in the stories being told, along with offering information about local support networks.

The exhibition has been conceived, researched, written by The Preservative Party, a group of volunteers aged 14-24, who have worked collaboratively with community groups to tell their own stories, including:

– The Age Friendly Steering Group
– The Deaf Arts Forum
– Leeds Autism Aim
– The David Oluwale Memorial Association

Overlooked includes sensitive information and objects which some people may find triggering or upsetting. On entering the exhibition visitors will be advised of where these particular areas are situated in the space. The exhibition also has an area which provides a place to take a break, consider the topics and stories on display, and provide thoughts and feedback.