Shopping & Lifestyle

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…

Living easy, running free: Leeds freerunning

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David Nelmes is a Parkour/Freerunning athlete who has climbed, moved and jumped across the streets of Leeds since discovering the sport as a teenager. Now he travels the streets of the world to experience Parkour’s adrenaline highs and unique views. Here is his story of a Parkour life…

On the buses

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Over 30,000 people from all walks of life pass through Leeds Bus Station every day. On their way to shop, study, work and play, this ever-moving scene is a constant snapshot of the diversity that makes up the real Leeds.

Twice Fired Glass Workshop in Leeds

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Inspired by the microscopic worlds around her glass artist, Kate Parks creates exquisite work which you can’t quite believe could be made from the same material we make our windows.

Doing away with the doggy bag

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With so many restaurants, bars and cafes now having their most popular products available to take away, they’re becoming some of the best places to do your weekly shop. Next time you’re in your favourite foodie haunt, do away with the doggy bag and buy fresh!

Saving the environment one art resource at a time

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We take a trip to the treasure chest that is, SCRAP to explore their mill shop, which helps to divert 100 tonnes of waste from landfill each year.

Chicken Shop Shakespeare

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We speak with Chicken Shop Shakespeare, who are proving that, with a tweak here and there, the classical works are just as relevant today.