Shopping & Lifestyle

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.

OK Comics – Everything will be OK

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Whether you are a comic enthusiast, a beginner tiptoeing in to the comic sea, or whether you’re rekindling a love for an old comic flame, Jared will look after you, in this reknowed comic book shop.

Iocha Bubble Tea – Refreshing Drinks for the People of Leeds

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Having been exported from Taiwan and Asia and become ubiquitous in America, bubble tea arrived on our shores only this decade, where it has since been sold in several cities, including London, Manchester and Sheffield, yet somehow Leeds remained oblivious. That is until this year, when bubble tea shops have popped up in our city centre, this week seeing the welcome opening of Iocha in Central Arcade.

Market Delivered

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Leeds boasts many impressive landmarks but there is no denying that Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the most iconic. In all honesty though, do you take advantage of its independent market traders as often as you should? This is something that independent Yorkshire business Market Delivered are trying to change. Bringing shopping at your local market into the 21st Century, Market Delivered is a way of connecting the city and its shoppers with their local market community.

ART IN LEEDS

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Art house cinemas, book shops, exhibition spaces, working studios, shops, art vend machines, basement galleries, temporary spaces, and more, all shape a skyline that is ‘underground’, but bursts through the surface to truly shape the face of the city, with artists and creative workers taking the helm on what Leeds can offer.

Leeds City Skates with Welcome in Thornton's Arcade

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On the outset Welcome is an independent skate shop located in Thornton’s Arcade that goes above and beyond to not only instil their expertise and develop relationships but also generate conversation and a community surrounding skate culture. From clothing to fixes, it is hard to find someone who doesn’t have a story about their relationship with Welcome.

Leeds City Skates with Welcome in Thornton’s Arcade

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On the outset Welcome is an independent skate shop located in Thornton’s Arcade that goes above and beyond to not only instil their expertise and develop relationships but also generate conversation and a community surrounding skate culture. From clothing to fixes, it is hard to find someone who doesn’t have a story about their relationship with Welcome.