People & Places

Nicole Joseph – Freedom Studios’ New Associate Producer

Bradford’s award-winning Freedom Studios have appointed Leeds theatre maker Nicole Joseph as Associate Producer. Nicole’s recent credits include Assistant Producer at Slung Low, where she worked on several projects including their Leeds People’s Theatre short film, The Good Book (2020). She was also Assistant Director on Oliver Twist (Leeds Playhouse, 2020) and Writer-Director of an extract of her play, Ghosts […] Leeds Living …


A Garden Through Time

Technology revives stories of forgotten botanical garden. ‘A Garden Through Time’ has created an interactive audio walk and a new map of Headingley Zoological and Botanical Gardens, of which there are few remaining traces. The project has been created and developed during and since the first COVID lockdown this year, recognising an increased interest in […] Leeds Living …


York Gate Garden – Small is Beautiful

Neither my eyes nor my feet could believe that I had just walked around a one acre garden. Just one acre, that is less than one and a half football fields. My legs believed they had visited somewhere much larger and my mind was busy shuffling different vistas.  For a horticultural fix I usually visit […] 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 …


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 …



Searching for Yorkshire’s Best Photography

At the beginning of August, Club Insure launched its search for the best photograph to represent Yorkshire. The closing date for submissions is 31 August. Entries for Yorkshire Portraits must represent communities and clubs in Yorkshire. Winners will feature in a digital photography album, with a view to producing a print version to raise money […]
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Meanwood Valley Urban Farm – Fighting for Survival

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm was first established in the 80’s. The 24-acre city farm is in the heart of Meanwood. It is a working farm with animals, a market garden and an environmentally friendly visitors’ centre. Unfortunately, like so many other organisations, the farm was forced to closed in March when government lockdown was enforced. […]
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