Oli Bentley of Split Design sees a bid to become European Capital of Culture as an opportunity to include undersung creativity in Leeds - and says the city might be more known for its culture than we think.
Goodbye Chanel's Giuseppe de Luca says there is a lot about Leeds that contributes to giving the city a unique atmosphere and makes the streets crackle with inspiration - and that is exactly the reason why Leeds should not bid for European Capital of Culture.
For a second time we’ve asked people on our Facebook page for their views on a Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.
Although Bo Carter works in the fashion industry, it’s the foodies in Leeds that give her confidence in a bid for 2023.
Leeds DJ and entrepreneur Danny Bond on the importance of music to the city's young people - and to bidding for European Capital of Culture.
Since the start of September we’ve been asking people in Leeds to contribute to a conversation about whether the city should bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Here's what people had to say in the first month.
After the first few weeks of exploring the idea of bidding for 2023 on this special section of our website, we took the question to our Facebook to get a feel for what followers of our page there think: Should Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023?
Leeds' boxing champion Josh Warrington says he would definitely support a bid to become European Capital of Culture from a city he sees as on the up in music, business, art and, of course, sport.
Thought Bubble Festival is the UK's biggest celebrations of the art of comic books and graphical storytelling. We asked three of the festival's biggest supporters what they think of a Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture.
A bid to become European Capital of Culture is possible for Leeds - but, asks Kay Brown, does the city always make the most of its cultural opportunities? Can we work out what a culturally aware Leeds would actually be like?
Simon Fogal of I Like Press, I Like Trains and Leeds Indie Food on how Leeds could use a bid to become European Capital of Culture to celebrate more than just retail in Leeds - and how music and art could breathe life into the city's old buildings.
Musicians and producers Deuce & Charger on what a bid to become European Capital of Culture could mean for the music scene in Leeds.
Another wandering industry is making Holbeck its home, as Northern Monk Brew Co. ends its first phase as a cuckoo brewery by moving permanently into the building that was John Marshall’s old flax store.
The Majestic fire started as not much, but soon became something. Then it became something awful.
“No one tells us what to do.” From The City Talking issue fourteen, the story of Outlaws Yacht Club so far - as told by its three good captains.
On the edge of Leeds city centre, Leeds Bread Co-op are a vital link in the chain of Leeds' food.
"For Leeds not to have a roastery was just a real shame," says Krag of the city's first coffee roastery, North Star.
"Not everything has to be fondant and icing and butter cream and sugar," says Sarah Mather of Noisette Bakehouse. "You can use flowers, herbs, foliage, and give it a more natural feel."
Located on East Parade, the gorgeous twinkly lights, beautiful terrace and the BBQ smell instantly attract your attention, and as you step inside the interior of Blackhouse’s Grill on the Square, you find a space that is also very relaxing.
“The amount of chickpeas I just took into the building this morning was unbelievable,” says Mario, founder of Global Tribe Crystals and co-founder of upstairs food venue, the Global Tribe Café.
Our interview with photographer Joseph Dawson from Issue 12 of The City Talking
Rare launched just a few months ago, but became quickly known for its bold in-restaurant taxidermy and amazing Sunday dinners, and has made the City Talking list for places to lunch.
This week in Leeds expect art exhibitions, ska festivals, Hyde Park Unity Day and after party, free cycling, Pride festival celebrations, Roller Derby opportunities, gigs, shows, films and much more, all here in Leeds!
Thinking of challenging yourself and doing one of the popular obstacle runs? Check out our experience and a rundown of local events here.
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