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LEIGH LINLEY
has been writing about beer, pubs and food
since 2007 through his popular Blog, Te
Good Stuf. Lee tells us where to fnd the best
‘real ale’ pubs in the city on page 61.
RECOMMENDATION FOR AN EVENT IN LEEDS:
Leeds
International Film Festival is a wonderful event, with genuine
premieres and something for everyone.
MORE INFORMATIONON YOU:
Te blog!
www.goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com
MORE INFORMATION ON LEEDS:
Leeds Central Library/
Leeds Art Gallery - a beautiful place to stroll around, leafng
through books or standing in silence contemplating some
excellent art. All for free!
Guest Contributors
ANTHONY CLAVANE
writes for the Sunday Mirror, Guardian,
Blizzard and other magazines. His book on
Leeds, ‘Promised Land: A Northern Love
Story’, won both Football Book of the Year
and Sports Book of the Year at the 2011 British Sports Book Awards.
He is writing a play based on the book which will be performed at
the Carriageworks this year, from June 22nd to 30th. On page 34,
Anthony tells us about the Leeds Movement and why the city is
enjoying a literary renaissance.
FAVOURITE LEEDS HANGOUT:
Elland Road.
MORE INFORMATIONON YOU:
www.anthonyclavane.com
MORE INFORMATIONON LEEDS:
‘How Leeds Changed
Te World’ by Mick McCann.
LIZMATTHEWS
is a second year Photography student at
Leeds City College with four years of event
photography under her belt, who jumped at
the chance when we asked her to step inside
one of the most stunning retail destinations in the UK to capture
some shots on page 94.
FAVOURITE LEEDS HANGOUT:
I often visit the Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore
Institute. I have also spent a fair bit of time in Illamasqua in the
Victoria Quarter recently. It’s defnitely worth a visit.
MORE INFORMATIONONYOU:
Please check me out.My site
is
www.discoklick.com
MORE INFORMATION ON LEEDS:
I use Twitter to fnd out
about events in Leeds, it’s great for specifying areas like the
creative felds, music and comedy.
NICOLA STEPHENSON
is the Director of the Culture Company,
an independent cultural agency
commissioning and producing new
projects. Nicola tells us about her favourite
piece of art in Leeds on page 23.
RECOMMENDATION FOR AN EVENT IN LEEDS:
Te
fantastic Howard Assembly Room has the most consistently
interesting and eclectic programme in town.
MORE INFORMATIONON YOU:
www.theculturecompany.co.uk
or on Twitter
@Nicolala2
MORE INFORMATION ON LEEDS:
Te marvellously
serendipitous Culture Vulture website
www.theculturevulture
.
co.uk or tune into Twitter to get a sense of where the buzz is.
DARRENCRONIAN
Leeds born and bred, is the founder and
editor of My Life in Leeds, a guide written
by local people who are passionate about the
city. Darren tells us why Leeds has some of
the best parks in Europe on page 12.
FAVOURITE LEEDS HANGOUT:
North Bar or Elland Road
when Leeds United are playing at home.
MORE INFORMATION ON YOU:
Follow me on Twitter
@
mylifeinleeds
or
www.facebook.com/lifeinleeds
MORE INFORMATIONON LEEDS:
www.mylifeinleeds.co.uk
updated weekly with new guides on Leeds.
IMRAN ALI
is
a
founding partner of
CARBON:imagineering, an emerging
technologies think tank based in the UK, New
Zealand and the US. Imran tells us why Leeds
is a city of inventors on page 104.
FAVOURITE LEEDS HANGOUT:
It’s kinda dorky, but Old Broadcasting House - an old BBC
facility and now the defacto home of Leeds’ digital artists,
entrepreneurs and designers.
RECOMMENDATION FOR AN EVENT IN LEEDS:
Te Bettakultcha events are a great night out. An evening of fve-
minute lightning talks…tragic, comic, provocative and only a fver!
MORE INFORMATIONON YOU:
You can fnd me at
imranali.name
a
nd on Twitter as
@imran
.
GUEST
CONTRIBUTORS