Entertainment & Culture

It’s a colourful life: In Colourful Company making Leeds brighter

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In Colourful Company’ started rather out of the blue. It became from a need for something that would bring people together, creative people, who like myself, often interact with others online.

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Leeds fashion: Mind the fashion gap

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Join us at Independent Leeds where we discuss the Leeds fashion scene in this article focusing on The Fashion in Leeds platform.

Athena Rising: Leeds Street Art

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Independent Leeds sees the remarkable unfolding of the UK’s tallest mural ‘Athena Rising’ created by street artists extraordinaire @nomad.clan through the eyes of Craig Fletcher (@ash_focal_fade).

Stompin’ For Simon

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Simon on the Streets is an independent charity whose focus is to help improve the lives of people sleeping on the streets of West Yorkshire. Reliant on fundraising to continue and increase their incredible work, four guys from Leeds FD Arena have been doing just that with a series of ‘Stomps’.

For the love of Leeds

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Music & Nightlife

Ashley Kollakowski (Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House, Whitelocks, Turks Head) moved to Leeds over two decades ago. Since then he has seen the city grow and places come and go.

Street Chic in Leeds

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Independent Leeds takes at look at street chic in Leeds and the different clothing stereotypes of people in our city.

Leeds Eye View: Abbey and Sid

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Abbey Aaron and her dog Sid take a photo tour around Leeds to meet other dogs with their humans.

Hallowed footsteps in Leeds

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“It’s a wasteland this street, a product of misdirected investment that’s seen real issues neglected / Because just round corner, cranes whir. Concrete crashes. One man’s voice shouts directions to the masses”

With These Hands in Leeds

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Andy Keir is a furniture maker and installation artist whose designs have been increasingly evident across some of Leeds’ coolest joints. Here, he walks us through some of his stylish trademark interiors made with these hands…

Corinne Bailey Rae’s love of Leeds

Categories: Entertainment & Culture, Music & Nightlife

Singer Corinne Bailey Rae was born and grew up in Leeds before becoming a world acclaimed musician. On release of her new album, The Heart Speaks In Whispers, she returned to her home city to play at Leeds Town Hall and told Independent Leeds what Leeds means to Corinne Bailey Rae.