Leeds in Conversation

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 …



In conversation with Stella Serpente of MadeOnceCreations

Leeds Living heard about Stella when she made Rolling Stones face masks for one of our contacts, and even a Mick Jagger dress for an event last year. We asked Gemma Bridge to find out more. Where did MadeOnceCreations begin?  Stella’s family, who kept clothes shops, encouraged her to be creative. It was in these […]
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In Conversation With Catrin Vincent, Another Sky

London’s very own Another Sky released their debut album “I Slept On the Floor” via legendary label Fiction Records, and I, Charlotte Staunton Gill, had the pleasure of chatting to Catrin about what the band have been up to and what’s in store for future shows.  Since the release of their debut single in 2018, […]
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In Conversation With Sat Mann

Robyn Wilson met up with Sat at Lean Lunch, to discover there’s a lot more to this Leeds food outlet and its owner than you might think. What were your reasons for creating Lean Lunch and what’s the overall concept? We launched in July 2017, so three years ago now. The why behind it is […]
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In Conversation With Jennifer Sterling

From Couch to Chorus: an interview with Opera North’s Jennifer Sterling Jennifer Sterling is Choral Delivery Artist in the Education Department of Opera North. Prior to the brave new world of coronavirus, her role would include working on the ‘In Harmony’ project at Opera North, where children in local schools learn an instrument and are […]
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In conversation with Mina Kashmir of Cinnammmm

Living in the midst of a global pandemic is a challenging time for us all, but there are some people who are still able to realise their dreams. A knock on the door last month from neighbour Mina Kashmir resulted in us enjoying a delicious box of homemade Cinnamon Bons, along with the news that […]
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In Conversation With Esther Miglio of OWT

Pre-lockdown, OWT’s cafe in the heart of Kirkgate Market was buzzing. The space was intimate, in that sitting at the narrow table inside or straddling the stall boundary and the indoor pavement usually meant your elbows got familiar with those of the person sitting next to you. OWT’s menus featured dishes inspired by the produce […]
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In Conversation With Dave Olejnik, Founder – Laynes and Sarto

The COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, and as a result, Leeds cafes and restaurants are starting to reopen. Great news for everyone, but the reopening is not without challenges. This morning, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dave Olejnik about how he and his teams at Laynes and Sarto have coped through the […]
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In Conversation With Abdulaziz Adekola

At a time when questions are being asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, Leeds Living was keen to find out more about BLM Leeds. We requested an interview with one of their organisers. Robyn Wilson chats with Abdulaziz Adekola. At the moment, some people are questioning the fundraising for BLM Leeds. Is BLM Leeds […]
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