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“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

An interview with Mira Fadwa Fadel

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Mira Fadwa Fadel; computer scientist, innovator, educator, journalist, translator, and founder of Mira Intelligent Read. Based on Otley Road, Mira Publishing is a non-for-profit independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction. Meeting Mira in her office, we recieved the insider’s perspective on life as an independent publisher in Leeds. To start … Read More

In the Middle with White Lies

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White Lies are a common feature on any alternative rock playlist, with tracks like ‘Death’ and ‘Farewell To The Fairground’ propelling the band from small-time gigs onto shows at Wembley, supporting bands like Muse and Kings Of Leon in the process. It’s been seven years since the London three-piece (a … Read More

A chat with the Museum and Art Gallery Society

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Last week, The Gryphon interviewed committee members, Sam and Laura, of the fairly new Museum and Art Gallery Society. Why did you join the society? Sam: I joined because I think that there’s a lack of museum trips, especially in my department, I study History of Art, and, obviously, that’s … Read More

An interview with Hilary Benn, MP

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The Gryphon sat down with Hilary Benn, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, to discuss Trump, Brexit, and the state of the Labour Party. Sacked from his post of Shadow Foreign Secretary by Corbyn in June and now reportedly having to contend with the elections to his Leeds Central constituency … Read More

“‘It’s for everyone and anyone'”: LiftSoc, the new powerlifting society

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Is powerlifting a sport you’re interested in? Is lifting weights a secret passion of yours? Or perhaps it’s something you’ve secretly wanted to try but it seems too intimidating? The Gryphon chats with Daniel White, president of the new powerlifting society, LiftSoc, to find out more about it.  Why was the … Read More