IN THE NEWS
To give a fuller sense of who we are, and the work we’re involved in, here are some news articles and more that feature us. (Seriously, apologies: this self-promotion malarkey doesn’t come naturally. But it seems to goes with the territory if you throw yourself into the political sphere…)
(Info on Mary and Alaric to follow; this is Ed…)
Ed was on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme in the lead-up to the current General Election: click here (6.52am).
The nice people at Made in Leeds TV have had me on their current affairs programmes a few times, talking about community events and issues in south Leeds, regional devolution, and more (pictured above).
Between 2014-2016, Ed helped lead on the major Den Building Festival, which got a fair bit of coverage – eg this article, in the YEP.
Ed does a fair bit of writing for South Leeds Life. Click here to see some of his articles over the years. (My all-time favourites remain these pieces, in April 2014 and 2016 respectively, about the possibility of switching the postcodes of 10,000s of south Leeds residents, and the proposal to introduce a metric term system into Leeds schools.)
Following the London bombings in 2005 and even up to now, Beeston Hill (where Ed lives, and which makes up part of the Hunslet and Riverside ward) has had a load of media attention about those events. Here’s a short radio interview from a few years back, with me and a good mate of mine talking about our experience of (and love for) life in the community here.
And here’s a video clip of Ed doing one of the presentations at a Bettakultcha event at the Belgrave in town, on political disruption. And here’s another older one, in Beeston Hill, talking about ‘alternative economics’.
(Top image courtesy of Peg Alexander, from Made in Leeds TV.)