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In Conversation With Abigail Scott Paul, Director of External Relations, Leeds 2023.

Abigail Scott Paull joined Creative Director Kully Thiarai and Executive Director Mark Hollander at Leeds 2023 in March, taking on the responsibility of the company’s communications and partnerships activities. Abigail was previously employed as the Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Yorkshire based social change charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where she made […] Leeds Living …



Arts Together For Care Homes – A New Project

The project aims to give a boost to the mental and emotional wellbeing of care home residents, as well as their carers, who have all felt the impact of the constraints and restrictions imposed in light of COVID-19. Outdoor music and drama are being performed by local freelance artists at the City’s residential homes. Alice […] Leeds Living …


Liquor Studio – One of a Kind

The Liquor Studio, a spirit school, has expanded its offer to include rum. It’s the only spirit school in the country. The Studio, which is above Hedonist Bar on Lower Briggate in Leeds City Centre, has so far focused on gin, hosting very popular Gin Creation classes, where visitors make and take home their own […] Leeds Living …


Kuala Lumpur Café: Bringing Malaysia to Headingley

I had been meaning to go to Kuala Lumpur Café, the unassuming Malaysian restaurant located in the heart of Headingley, since it opened its doors, so last week was my first visit. The cosy restaurant and friendly staff made the evening enjoyable and the unusual flavours and textures of Malaysian food on offer created an […] Leeds Living …



Awesome Merchandise to Launch a Grant Scheme

Awesome Merchandise is celebrating its 15th birthday in the true spirit of community – introducing schemes to bring together and support local businesses, creatives and artists. With a customer base of over 97,000 (including the Brudenell and designer Drew Millward) Awesome Merchandise is also introducing a staff voucher scheme. Luke Hodson, Founder of Awesome Merchandise […] Leeds Living …




Lupes Cantina: Mexican Dining in Leeds

After years of saying I wanted to go to Lupes Cantina, I finally made a trip over to the family-run Mexican restaurant on Cardigan Road this weekend with my foodie friend.  After living in the deep south in the US, I was spoilt by incredible Mexican food on a near-daily basis, so it was high […] Leeds Living …