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MAGAZINE TEAM:
Design/Illustration and Photography –
David Simmonds
(www.david-simmonds.co.uk)
Project Manager -
Julia Cass (Marketing Leeds)
Project Executives -
Hannah Dancer and Charlotte Ansbro
(Marketing Leeds)
Production editor –
Tom Goodhand (Leeds Guide)
Advertising sales –
Rachel Allen (Marketing Leeds)
Finance –
Sarah Stone and Bina Patel (Marketing Leeds)
Printed by Dufeld Print
CONTRIBUTINGWRITERS:
Ali Schofeld, Alison Sweeney, Anthony Clavane, David
Baggaley, Duncan Scobie, Ellie Tuck, Eve Hanson, Fran
Graham, Imran Ali, Jed Skinner, Leigh Linley, Natalie Gibson,
Rachel Allen, Rick Lyons, Sam JT Butterworth, Simon
O’Hare, Sophie Haydock, Tom Goodhand.
IMAGE CREDITS:
front cover: Wuthering Heights, courtesy of Artifcial Eye.
p.1: Clarence Dock, Alex Witt. Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra,
Jason Tozer. p.4: Imran Ali, Debby Fulgoni, www.lovebytes.
org.uk. p.8-10: backstage photos at Opera North, Tom
Arber. Te Queen of Spades (2011), Bill Cooper. p.12-15:
Meanwood Valley Trail, Te Hollies, and Golden Acre Park,
courtesy of Leeds City Council. Yorkshire Dales, Welcome to
Yorkshire. Roundhay Park, Andy Paraskos courtesy of Leeds
City Council. Otley Chevin Forest, Richard Marsh. p.16-19:
Corinne Bailey Rae, Tierney Gearon. Te Ellington, Stuart
Ward. Hyde Park Cinema, Oliver Jenkins. Corinne Bailey
Rae on stage at Jumbo Records, Ross Parry, Syndication.
p.20-23: Te Artful City, see article. p.28: Game Pie, Kevin
Rogerson. p.26 & 30: Kirkgate Market, Rick Harrison. p.34-
37: Te History Boys at WYP, Manuel Harlan. Billy Liar at
WYP, Keith Pattison. David Peace, by Naoya Sanuki, courtesy
of Faber&Faber. p.39: Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, courtesy
of www.forallevents.co.uk. p.42-45: Matthew Lewis, Simon
Johnston. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,
DVD/Blu-ray,Warner Home Video. P.47-49: Laynes Espresso,
Giles Smith.Te Abbey Inn, Chris Ball. Kirkgate Market, Rick
Harrison. p.51: Briggate, Lloyd Spencer. Headingley Carnegie,
www.swpix.com. Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra, Jason Tozer.
p.58-59: BacktoBasics artwork, Nic Gundill. p.62-63 – Te
Scarborough Hotel, Te Grove and Te Victoria, Tim Smith.
p.71: LFS 2011, courtesy of Underground Studios. p.75: Mrs
Bells Blue, courtesy of Shepherds Purse Cheese Ltd. p.76-
79: Wuthering Heights, Agatha Nitecka. Tyrannosaur, on
DVD, Studio Canal.Te Kings Speech, on Blu-ray and DVD,
Momentum Pictures. We Are Poets, Mark Cocksedge. p.80-
83: Bramley Baths, Shaun Chatterton. Bokwa, Brian Slater.
p.85: JoJo & Rudi, Simon Johnston. p.94-96: Te VQ, various
Liz Matthews/others courtesy of Te VQ. p.99: Te Cockpit,
Carl Fleischer. p.104-107: Broadcasting Tower, Tim Munsey.
SnowWhite, Becky Cloonan.Minotaur, Eleanor Davis. Grand
Teft Auto, courtesy of Rockstar PR. p.134: Dragonboats,
Barry Scott. p.135: Leeds Digital Festival, Rick Harrison.
Te making of our annual guide to Leeds is a real collaborative
efort from a range of individuals who love the city. We would
like to thank all of the people above for giving us their expertise
to help us make it.
Te 2012 Style Guide was produced with support from:
Marketing Leeds is supported by:
Contents
CONTENTS
GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
4
Find out more from a selection of people who helped to make
our magazine.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
6
Go backstage at the Grand Teatre and meet Opera North’s
Head of Costume.
CAN’T SEE THEWOOD FOR THE TREES
12
Explore one of the UK’s greenest cities as we take a stroll
through Leeds’ best parks and gardens.
MY LEEDS - CORINNE BAILEY RAE
16
One of the UK’s most important new jazz and soul artists
reveals her top tips for life in Leeds.
THE ARTFUL CITY
20
Creative and contemporary, Leeds is bristling with galleries
and installations. Local curators and artists show us around
their favourite pieces in Leeds.
THE KIRKGATEQUARTER
30
Investigate this unique, up and coming area in Leeds.
THE LEEDSMOVEMENT
34
Anthony Clavane tells us about the Leeds Movement and why
the city is enjoying a literary renaissance.
CARRYING THE TORCH
38
As the Olympics arrive in London this summer, Leeds is
limbering up for the party.
INSIDE GUIDE
47
Four Leeds bloggers reveal their top tips, favourite places and
hidden gems from around the city.
1-48 HOURS
50
A whirlwind tour of the city’s best, whether you are here for one
hour or two days.
THE MARKET
MENU
Indulge all your senses at
Kirkgate Market, as we go on
a foodie forage amongst the
city’s freshest produce.
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MY LEEDS
MATTHEWLEWIS
Te Harry Potter star talks
sport, nightlife and why
he’s not leaving Leeds any
time soon.
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