For edition 7 of THAT LEEDS MAG, I’ve had a conversation with super friendly Rob Wilson, founder of Angels of Freedom. Rob is busy in the Freedom Quarter every Friday night but even busier behind the scenes providing support and information to families with LGBT+ children and organising inclusive social events.
Leeds Civic Trust wanted to commemorate the strength of our communities throughout Covid19. Their ‘Take a Seat’ bench campaign does just that, read more about the three benches in our area. #takeaseatleeds
Do you have children starting Primary School in September? It’s a mentally challenging time for both parents and children, make it easier with the top tips from Author Jodie Webber. And find out more about Mystic Bunny Boy.
Improve your appearance on search with top tips from Chroma Marketing helping businesses get found online. In the early stages of THAT LEEDS MAG, I had an Online Digital Review, Laura Norman and her team are experts!
Didn’t Jono do well on MasterChef the Professionals last year? He was a joy to watch on the iconic TV show and even more of a joy to meet (virtually). Jono has embarked on his first solo venture at Vice & Virtue on New Briggate in the City of Leeds.
OPEN is a new type of gift card which can be used across the city centre and suburbs in a wide variety of independent businesses . The OPEN gift card is designed to give people a genuine alternative to big retailer gift cards, by allowing them to spend locally.
Set up in 2017, CA Spaces is a volunteer run group who bring colour, greenery and playful art projects to Chapel Allerton.
Projects have included working with street artists on murals and media boxes around the area, planting trees and wildflowers and creating a mud kitchen for children to play and families to meet in a small, unused green space.
Can we save time? We have all got the same amount of time so we can’t bank hours to use later but we can use our time more productively. It is so easy to be distracted; to put off things till “later” and to be side-tracked onto more interesting activities.
Mental Health Mates Leeds is part of a growing national (and international) network of peer support groups run by people with mental health issues, they meet regularly to walk, talk and share with others, without fear of judgement. It is based on the premise that mental health issues can be magnified in isolation and promotes the message ‘Helping you find your we. Because you are not alone.’
Lisa Holdsworth meets THAT LEEDS MAG. Lisa is a scriptwriter and has been involved in the creation of some exciting dialogue for Emmerdale, Midsomer Murders, Fat Friends, Call the Midwife to name a few and more recently A Discovery of Witches. She is Chair of the Writers’ Guild as well as being passionate about women’s rights.