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2021 Arts and Theology Bursary
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authorLawrence Cockrill

Leon and Christine have already begun to develop their shared focus in preparation for starting the Bursary which runs from 1st March – 31st August 2021.  We are looking forward to sharing some of their work through our website in the coming months.

Christine Sharpe’s  academic studies focussed on Religious Studies and during her years as a student, she also worked as a carer for a young person with special needs. She has a commitment to inclusion and accessibility, and has hopes of gaining employment in the Third Sector. In this vocation, Christine is influenced by Catholic social teaching. Christine is from Liverpool and has made her home in Leeds.

Leon Varga is Hungarian and describes himself as having grown up under ‘Goulash Socialism’; he has been settled in Leeds for well over a decade. Leon has degrees in Fine Art from Budapest and an MA from Leeds Beckett University. He has worked as an artist and exhibited for twenty years. Leon is also a co-founder of Seagulls based in Kirkstall which is a community arts project that runs a volunteering programme and works with people who are marginalised in Leeds society; and is much affected by Covid restrictions at present.

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