Shopping & Lifestyle

Welcome to the Little Black Book of Leeds 3

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The city in the palm of your hand… Your unique guide to discovering all that makes Leeds, Leeds. Showcasing not…

A day out in Hebden Bridge

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The town offers a wealth of independent shops that sustain Hebden Bridges artistic heritage, from the buildings themselves to their unique, often handmade goods.

Keeping it in the family

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Keeping an independent business alive in today’s climate is very difficult and impressive to say the least. Local, traditional, family-owned independent businesses act as the cornerstone of our community. The word family applies to all of us whether it makes us think of our parents, or a very close group of friends.

Hello Ilkley! 12 reasons to head to the spa town…

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 1. Ilkley Jazz Festival Starting out as one part of the Ilkley Summer Festival, Ilkley Jazz Festival is now its…

A Candlelight at the end of the cottage

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Childhood cancer is a topic that few of us can comfortably discuss, but for families with a diagnosis, the isolation takes on a whole new meaning. Children may stand a significantly greater chance of recovery, but alleviating the emotional and financial repercussions of treatment, with little to no external support, is a burden itself.

For the Love of Leeds: Rich Wells

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Words: Rich Wells (@richwellstattoos) Photos: Tom Tornegard (@ttornegard) ______________________________________________________________________________________ I’ve lived in Leeds all my life. Like a 30 year…

Back where they belong: On The Wall returns to The Corn Exchange

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On The Wall, a specialist framing and print shop, have gone back to their roots and reopened in The Corn…

6 places to take your mother in Leeds for Mother’s Day

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It seems like we have had about 9 different days to celebrate this year already, but on to the next…

Join your local girl gang with Girl Gang Leeds

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After they celebrated their 1st birthday party last Saturday, we spoke to Girl Gang Leeds about who they are, what…

Thought Bubble: what we do and how we do it…

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With just two full-time members of staff and a couple part-time, there’s not the slightest chance that Thought Bubble Festival…

5 activities to do in Leeds to keep you in shape

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You know the feeling, you set a goal in January for a “summer body” and it gets to the beginning of August and you just think about giving up? Yeah, we have all been there, but the key is not to give up. You got it?

Love is in the air! 6 places in Leeds to get your Valentine’s Day gifts

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Love is in the air! Ahhh Valentine’s Day, the day to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. If you’ve still not gotten your loved one a gift then fear not as you still have 6 days left, and we’ve sorted you out with a list of 5 independent places for your gifts!

A fashion merry-go-round with Leeds Community Clothes Exchange

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Leeds Community Clothes Exchange started in 2007. Run by a fantastic team of volunteers and with over 2000 registered members, they host nine events throughout the year at Woodhouse Community Centre, with roughly 200 people attending each event. Here, creative director Becky writes about LCCE, sustainable fashion, and the importance of community eco initiatives.

There’s something for everybody with Mulroy’s Jewellers

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We are lucky in the sense that we live in a city full of diversity, heritage and culture. We cater…

8 independent shops to get your Christmas gifts

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With Christmas just around the corner (ahhhh!) it is time to get your socks on and sort out what you’re…

A Love for Istanbul with Leeds Drum Centre

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Usually when you hear the word “Istanbul” you think of the city – but in Leeds when you hear it, you should be thinking of the Istanbul Agop cymbals on sale at Leeds Drum Centre… 

Leeds’ Female zine scene

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In today’s political climate, it’s hardly surprising that females around the world are returning to 90s born fem-zine culture. With their origins in Washington state, female zines were created as a backlash against the sexism and misogyny present in the American punk scene of the time.

Digger’s Island Discs: Francis Bavetta

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Digger’s Island Discs explores the collections of Leeds’ most prolific vinyl slingers and groove bringers to present us with the records they could not live without…