Travelling Butterflies by Pam Pauling, one of the Arts Trail Exhibitors
I’ve done a couple of interviews recently, one with Hana Gilbert who works at the Leeds gallery The Bowery, and who is organising the Headingley Arts Trail along with local businesses. It’s an opportunity to see local handmade arty things, and if you like, to buy an unusual Christmas pressie. It’s running on the 13th & 14th November, but don’t forget the launch evening on the 12th with free mince pies and mulled wine! All the information you need is in my article for the Culture Vulture.
The mischievous Lord Whitney woz ere
My next interview was with playfully inventive creative duo Lord Whitney, who have been nominated for the prestigious Illustrative Young Illustrators’ Award in Berlin, which will be announced on 5th November. Find out more about the award, how excited Lord Whitney are and just what exactly they’ll be exhibiting at the Awards exhibition on the Culture Vulture.
If you like their work and want to see it nearer to home than Berlin, then you can see what else they’re up to here.
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It’s true. Everyone does. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. I even wore my Brudenell t-shirt to Iceland Airwaves and used the happy fact to bump into a fellow Leeds-er.
To cut a long story short, The Brudenell Social Club is simply one of, if not the best gig venue ever. To not cut the long story at all, I spoke to Nathan who runs the place, with dedication and passion, about why he thinks it’s so special, and I think between us we’ve managed to put our fingers on what makes so many people get excited about the Brud. I wrote the piece for Culture Vultures, so please head over there to have a read.
Eeek! Bearded lady attacked by metal birdrobot
Time for a quick update then – hooray! In between bumming around at my day job and er – in various fields full of people, I have knocked up a couple more articles for ya.
Attack of the Paper Cranes
The first one is one from a few weeks ago when I went to learn how to fold bits of paper in the pub – I’ve been twice since and Kirsty is continuing to run her friendly origami classes, so if you fancy getting to grips with pretty bits of paper and a few pints, have a read of this and make sure you check Kirsty’s blog for foldageddon updates.
Crowdherding at Beatherder
And then we have my review of the Beatherder Festival which has just gone up on counterfeitmag.co.uk. With pics from Adam Birch, you can have a look at my tales of bees, beekeepers, bishops and bearded ladies. Oh and there were a few bands playing too: Beatherder Review on Counterfeit
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Well I don’t know about you but I’m getting a bit excited about Record Store Day. Which is probably quite a dangerous thing considering I am skint and don’t own a record player..
We have three independent record stores in Leeds who are participating in Record Store Day, and fortunately there aren’t just vinyl-related shenagins going on – releases will be on CD and cassette (god bless you Alison Goldfrapp!) too, plus some exclusive instore performances from some pretty big names.
I’ve *attempted* to sum up my upcoming April activities here for the ever-lovely culturevulture.co.uk. Have a read. I’m going to be quite busy. And on top of that please bear in mind I also have Unfinished Drawings at Verve, and National Record Store Day all over Leeds on the 17th. And a full-time job.
I can have a break in May though – there’s another Bank Holiday and everything! Wrong. May Day Bank Holiday sees my birthday, Live at Leeds, and the last weekend I have to work out what I’m doing when I go to Iceland for a few days (answer: lots). Then there is the going to Iceland, and coming back via gigs with Pavement and Shonen Knife. All before the middle of the month.
So have pity, and buy me caffeine when you see me out.
Here be my latest post about March, on the ever-lovely theculturevulture: