Leeds in Conversation

In Conversation With Mina Kashmir

Back in July 2020, we spoke with Mina Kashmir, three months into setting up her food business in the midst of a global pandemic. Almost a year later we caught up again to see how she is getting on. We talked about the challenges, achievements and what’s next in the world of Cinnabon (delicious sweet […] Leeds Living …


In Conversation With Geraldine Montgomerie of LAHWN

Geraldine Montgomerie tells Debbie Rolls about Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network. How and why was Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network (LAHWN) set up?  The formation of LAHWN was prompted by the 2017 All Party Parliamentary report on Creative Health. Crucial to the establishment of the network were Mick Ward, who recently retired from […] Leeds Living …


In Conversation with Yousra Imran

Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran’s debut novel, won the Hashtag Publishing prize in 2020. Yousra is half-English and half-Egyptian. She grew up in London and moved to the Arabian Peninsula when she was fifteen. Her book focuses upon the culture shock she experienced on moving to a more restrictive society where her father had […] Leeds Living …