Sunday, 24 June 2012

Week 24: Leanne

I’m Leanne, a child of the neighbouring Metropolis of Barnsley, I commute into Leeds ever day to work for Leeds City Council in the marketing team. My day job sees me running around the city working on projects like the beautiful Victorian Leeds Kirkgate Market and the many Farmer’s Markets in the city; the bi-annual Leeds Architecture Awards celebrating excellence in urban design; the annual Leeds Digital Festival bringing together all aspects of digital from games development and web design to film, photography and art. It busy but fun and most of my meetings are held in bars, cafes and pubs so expect an insight into the best places to meet up.

After hours I am the guardian of a small travelling #LegoTourist taking bookings for adventures across the world. I’m also on a mission to complete #30things of randomness to celebrate growing old gracelessly. The challenges include everything from dance and language classes to milking cows and the odd spot of street art. I’m also the Digital & Design Editor for the @CultureVultures blog seeking out interesting snippets of news, events and creative characters across the north.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Week 23: Catherine

My name is Catherine, I was born in Leeds and currently live in Headingley and I work at Leeds Met University.  I hope to share some of my passion for my home city as I experience some of what the City has to offer with and without my 16 month son.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Week 22: Elly

Apologies for the delay in Elly's details - she was a last minute stand in for another curator, and so didn't get any time to prepare!

I am a full time writer and content creator at a digital marketing agency in Leeds, as well as a freelance writer, fashion/culture blogger, and general nosy parker. I like getting involved with everything and anything in Leeds, including events, pubs, talks, workshops, debates and anything I can get my hands on. I've written for Culture Vulture, Leeds Guide and Guardian Leeds, as well as being a regular contributor to Beyond Guardian Leeds. I graduated from my MA in History of Art last year, where my dissertation was on fashion blogging as a form of contemporary labour. Yeh, so like, brains and that.

I'm looking forward to being a Person of Leeds for a week to show the rest of Twitter my version of Leeds - the people, places, style and substance that make it great and has kept me here since 2009. Oh, and I am consistently and almost-fashionably late for everything.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Week Twenty-One: Matthew

I'm a writer and storyteller, based in Moortown in North Leeds. I work all over the city, with all sorts of different people. A lot of the work I do is in local schools, but I also perform in libraries, theatres, museums, tents - pretty much anywhere that'll have me really

I tell all sorts of different stories from traditional myths and folktales to interpretations of well-known literary classics. I also perform my own material – mainly stories about my life growing-up in Leeds. There's some more stuff about me online at:
http://www.somestories.co.uk

I'm also in the middle of an ongoing twitter project myself - @365LeedsStories. I'm basically trying to tweet a tiny story about the city of Leeds for every day of the year. Some of the stories are factual, some are funny (well I think so anyway) and some are sad. The only rule for their inclusion in the project is that they must in some way be connected to the urban utopia that is Leeds.
That's been going on since April 2011 and I'm planning to run it for another year at least.

I also tweet as myself @PostboxJohn