2013 was good year in Leeds, but we’re already beginning to love 2014 even more - and you can see a lot of the reasons why in our first The City Talking paper of the year.
For our tenth issue we, with the help of I Like Press and the guys atBeacons Festival, made a list of people who are doing interesting things in the city, and asked them what they are enjoying in Leeds right now, and what they’re looking forward to in 2014. We've had some great responses and have put them all into a special 12 page pullout section in the new paper.
We’re really proud to be printing this: from A - Z, everyone is so positive about about what they’re doing, and, crucially, really positive about what everyone else is doing, too.
One of the big events to look forward to this year is Beacons Festival, and with the first acts on the line-up now announced, we have an interview with on ever-rising psych-rock band Hookworms and, a feature on the never-ending non-legend of The Fall.
Beacons is in many ways a Leeds away from Leeds for one weekend of the year, not least because of the great city food that is transported to the fields of Skipton; we’ve got a feature on the street-food can you get in Leeds right now, without having to wait for summer. Also getting that festival togetherness going in the city is new bar The Social, and we have an interview with Nathan from the Brudenell Social Club about the new place he’s opened with Mark from Sela Bar; and making sure that wherever you are, you’re never far from a film, we talk to Rachel McWatt about Cine Yorkshire. We also feature Leeds College of Music and the International Festival for Artistic Innovation, photographer Grant Fleming - whose work is on display in Outlaws Yacht Club at the moment - plus plenty more.