Leeds in Conversation

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 …



Projecting Grief – Personal Perspectives

Leeds based women Jo Ritchie and Faye Dawson have created a platform to explore the use of creativity to help cope with loss and grief. Projecting Grief’ collects stories and portraits of those who have used their skills to create something in response to their loss and those who have started their creative journeys to help […] Leeds Living …


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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