Loads of community focused editorials from THAT LEEDS MAG about the communities of Meanwood, Chapel Allerton, Moortown and Headingley.
Follow Declan Faherty cycling the Pan-American Highway from Prudhoe Bay to Guatemala City in Central America – 6570 miles. This is the first half of a famous cycling route which takes you from the top of Alaska down to Argentina, the plan is to finish the last stretch in 2023.
5 Ways is the Leeds hub for those in recovery for an alcohol or drug misuse issue. Located just off Burley Road, in a converted old chapel, the specially-trained workers help service-users sustain their recovery and support them into education, training and employment.
Have you ever created a post on LinkedIn, and been incredibly frustrated
with the lack of views or reach the post gets?
Including relevant hashtags will help with views! But, on LinkedIn too many and your posts will look ‘spammy’. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started.
We have a new sustainable clothing store in Headingley, Tråd Collective. If, like owners Jo and James, you find it difficult to shop for clothes in a sustainable way, read all about their store then pop in to see the wide range available. Please mention that you found them in THAT LEEDS MAG.
For the November 2021 edition I have spoken to Marty Jopson we chat about the Otley Science Festival. Marty is the resident science reporter on BBC’s, The One Show and has been working in television for twenty years, on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, The Discovery Channel and National Geographic, he lives in lovely Otley.
Brave words are dedicated to telling inspiring stories and asking what we can learn from them. We create adventures in the arts that support the children, young people and communities around us, including our ever-growing programme of pay-what-you-can youth theatres across Leeds and our schools programme.
For the September 2021 edition I have managed to grab a chat with Ann Jones, a local board game expert. If you are looking for a unique way to bring friends and family of all ages together with simple to learn cooperative or competitive games for any event she can help.
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.
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.
Volunteers welcomed by the Meanwood Valley Rangers. Volunteers can help to improve and maintain habitats for wildlife, carrying out a range of different tasks from litter picking, scrub control, invasive plant species control, hedge laying, dead hedging, woodland management (coppicing, tree planting, willow pollarding and tree seed gathering) to scything and wildlife surveys. Along with site repairs and public rights of way work, footpath and drainage repairs.
The Swan Song Project is a charity which gives people living with terminal illnesses or dealing with bereavement the opportunity and support to write and record their own original song. I wanted to find out more about the great service provided and what people could expect if they got involved.
THAT LEEDS MAG caught up with Silky before he set off to Wales for one of the last few gigs he had booked. It was the first chat we have ever had and we found out quite a bit about each other. Silky moved to Chapel Allerton in 2007 from York, but has lived all over England. We talked about his lockdown experience and discussed a woodpecker on his bird table.
By 2030 we will work together to make Meanwood a climate resilient community where all neighbours can enjoy a healthy life with equal access to opportunities, facilities, services and public spaces.
This is our vision for Meanwood over the next 10 years. Our 2020 research has led to three focus areas each with their own projects. We plan to consult again over the next ten years as these projects begin to happen, to be sure the focus areas are still relevant and to identify new projects based on current needs, and new ideas.
Seagulls Paint came on board to advertise in THAT LEEDS MAG in November and I was more than happy to design their advert for them. Doing my research to make sure that the ad reflected what they do and their brand I discovered that they are also a liquid refill store. I went over to visit them to find out more.
Top tips on starting a business. The worst economic climate since the second world war has sparked an unexpected entrepreneurial boom, with recent figures indicating a significant increase in the creation of businesses every day. The majority of such businesses are being run from spare bedrooms and attics, and they are being fuelled by redundancy payments and the possibility of launching services over the internet.
THAT LEEDS MAG is excited to share some lovely pictures and information about Meanwood Street Art. Leah Clarke from Meanwood Street Art shared details with us about the colourful boxes popping up around Meanwood. Find out what it’s all about, what’s coming up next for the Project and how you might get involved.
THAT LEEDS MAG is excited to be chatting to Toby Green, co-founder of MyCarbon and PhD researcher at the University of Leeds. It is clear from our interview that Toby, co-founder of MyCarbon is incredibly passionate about the environment. In our chat we discuss how to calculate my carbon usage, what our highest carbon use activity as humans is and why striving to be carbon neutral is so important.
Frank is a genuine foodie and chilli expert who has a passion for sharing his knowledge and love of chillis with everyone. On a visit to the hottest shop in town in the Merrion Centre you can expect your taste buds to more than be tingled by delicious products from all over the world. I wanted to find out more about the Chilli-Shop and how Frank’s creative marketing has kept his business afloat during the pandemic.
Football’s Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92 League Clubs.