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Sustainable Sportswear that is Changing the World

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In need of some brighter sportswear to inspire a trip to The Edge? Want this sportswear to be sustainably made here in Yorkshire and to also fund women’s business education in India? We thought so. Bella Kinesis is a sustainable sportswear brand that through the Mann Deshi Foundation, helps to … Read More

In The Middle with Stornoway

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“I think the feeling at present is one of triumph and embrace, one last explosion of fun,” Oli Steadman, bassist for Stornoway, tells me when I ask about the atmosphere for their upcoming Farewell Tour. After 10 years, Stornoway’s particular brand of bird song-infused indie-folk is coming to an end, … Read More

In The Middle with FREAK

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I recently spoke to FREAK, who sometimes goes by Connor Ridd, an up-and-coming alternative rock artist from Clemsford, who is mainly known for last year’s extremely energetic What Happened? EP, which earned him the title of a ‘One-Man Nirvana’ by the Guardian. After recently dropping out of a music production … Read More

Local Leeds: In The Middle with Menace Beach

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We sat down with Menace Beach to chat the Leeds music scene, politics, and Tresseme. Do you guys have any influences? Ryan: Yeah, loads. The first album [Ratworld] was very heavily based. I think the first thing you do is copy shit then hopefully on the next record you’ll add … Read More

In The Middle with Kllo

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Kllo, a two-piece Aussie band made up of cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, will be gracing the stage at Live at Leeds 2017, bringing us their ethereal electronic soundscapes. The pair say they weren’t close growing up, having the “awkward cousins that’s only see each other at Christmas or … Read More

“This show got me sober”: Eleanor Conway on being an unapologetic woman

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Covering Tinder, porn and addiction, Eleanor Conway’s debut stand up show, Walk of Shame, doesn’t hold back. Jessica Murray chats to her about how the show has changed her life, and why it’s a great time to be a female in comedy… Up and coming comedian Eleanor Conway credits her … Read More

In the Middle with Loyle Carner

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“People don’t know everything about me!” laughs Loyle Carner as I ask him about the personal depth of his lyrics, “and it’s almost a bit too late to worry about it anyway”. Speaking to the 22-year-old rapper less than a week before his much-anticipated debut album drops, it certainly is … Read More

For the Love of Books: an Interview with Valley Press

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Born from a simple love of books, independent publishing company Valley Press now boasts over 100 titles.  Alice spoke to its founder, Jamie McGarry, to find out how it all began, his top tips on getting your work published and to get an insight into the daily life of a … Read More

In The Middle with BlackWaters

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We caught up with the Surrey four piece just before the release of their high-octane indie single, ‘Down’. They are currently touring with like-minded Blackpool rockers Strange Bones.   What music are you listening to at the moment?  Dune Rats are pretty mad. Australian guitar music has blown up recently. … Read More

A conversation with Zygmunt Bauman

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Hannah Macaulay discusses liquid modernity, Brexit and hope with sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. On one of the coldest, rainiest, windiest days in recent British history I find myself on the number 1 bus on my way to Headingley. I check the time on my phone. It’s 4.20P.M. and I am meeting … Read More