Sunday, 25 March 2012

Week Eleven: Kelly

I'm Kelly (or @pinkyvonne) and although I was born in South Africa I was bred here in Leeds. My family is steeped in Leeds history and I am full of anecdotes which I hope you will find fun and interesting! Here’s some facts about me:
  • I am enthusiastic about everything.
  • I currently work in research for the government
  • I'm a big fan of bullet point lists.
  • I say yes to doing stuff before fully understanding what it is.
  • I laugh. A lot. Especially at animals in clothing.
  • I have a terrible memory except for stuff useful only in a pub quiz situation.
  • I have a huge appetite for all culture-highbrow/lowbrow/nobrow.
  • I particularly love films, so much so I studied them at university.
  • I have versatile hair.
Come take my hand and I'll show you round my version of this ace city…

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Week Ten: Tom

I've been living and working in Leeds since last July (I'm originally a Yorkshire lad but spent the last ten years in Suffolk). I've found twitter to be a really good source of information that's helped me to settle in to Leeds life and discover fantastic independent bars, restaurants and coffee shops as well as information about events happening in and around the city. I look forward to sharing some of my favourite things about Leeds during my week with @PeopleOfLeeds.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Week Nine: Katie

Hi I'm Katie Buffalo. I emigrated from the US (Kentucky, specifically)
in 2006 and I've lived in Leeds ever since. I love it here, and it
feels more like home than home ever really did, to be honest. I work
in marketing and PR at Leeds Trinity University College, which I
really enjoy. It's fast-paced and creative and my co-workers are

I sometimes think I'm a really a 60 year old Yorkshireman trapped in a
33 year old American woman's body - I love pie, real ale, beer
festivals with morris dancers, flat caps, dogs (though I don't have
one, sadly), and doing a little DIY on a Saturday afternoon while
listening to Radio 4. But then again, I'm also obsessed with dresses,
shoes,  nail varnish, and music - hip-hop to classic country and
everything in between.  So, basically, I guess I'm just a walking

When I'm not painting my nails, you can find me in the kitchen (I love
to cook, and was even a contestant on Britains' Best Dish in 2009!) or
just hanging out with my husband @mtarbit and the wacky cast of
characters that make up our friends.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Week Eight: Rowena

My name is Rowena and I am the Community Manager of Yelp in Leeds. I generally work where ever there may be wifi, and am based in Headingley town. As the Community Manager of Yelp, I help to connect local folk to the best in local business, promote the independents, write a spanking lovely newsletter each week and generally organise a ton of funzies offline in the real world – as well as welcoming anyone to the site who might pop up! ( Of course, take a gander and get involved if you wish!

I've been up north for just about 10 years now, and am proud to say I'm an honourary Yorkshire(wo)man. Personally, I'm passionate about singing, songwriting, taking photographs, writing, debating, feminism and just about anything creative I can put my hand to. If there's an adventure, I'll find it. I adore vintage clothings so you'll occasionally find me dressed in random Victorian-esque garb and, if you're (un)lucky, hideously 80s shoulder pad-tastic threads. I also dabbled in jewellery making a while back! Professionally, I'm passionate about all things Leeds, and adore the city for all of its creativity, diversity, culture and (most importantly) delicious foodstuffs. In general I'm usually about town like a mad woman, by day and night, trying to soak in as much of the awesome as there is to offer here. And there's a lot. I hope to share some of it over the next seven days...

Things that are fabulous include: Gaslight Club at Oporto, Cafe Scientifique, TEDxLeeds, LSx, Cornucopia, Reetsweet, Foldageddon, Thought Bubble, Judy's Vintage Fair, St. Gemma's Vintage Fair, Acoustic Revolution at Adelphi, The Carriageworks, Leeds Indie Radio and the Leeds music scene in general. (Of course, there's bound to be some things I've missed off this list, but you get the idea.) Also, my cat is pretty damned cool. (She plays fetch, and everything.)

Hoping to have lots to say this week about Leeds, and wish me luck! I'm feeling the pressure of the amazing dudes that had the gig before me...