Sunday, 26 February 2012

Week Seven: Georgia

My name is Georgia and I'm a freelance creative living in Leeds.
I live in Leeds city centre and as a freelance have a lot of travelling to do!
Luckily though it means I have the chance to go meet loads of interesting people, go to lots of interesting places and share my experiences on along the way!
I'm really interested in the culture of Leeds and getting people together as a community through digital means.
My week wont just be about work though, you will hear about how fun it is to play in Leeds too!
My social calendar is pretty up in the air so you could be hearing about anything, as in my opinion, the most fun things are off the cuff anyway!
Really looking forward to the project and hope you're looking forward to hearing about my week in control of People of Leeds!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Week Six: Declan

Howdy, my name's Declan aka @Declanthinks and I'm THE person of Leeds for the week commencing the 20th of February. I tend to tweet about The Jeremy Kyle show, the best man on television.

If you need any idea of what sort of tweeter I will be, just think the polar opposite of the previous five. 

I wear neckwear like no other. 

I tend not to adhere to the obvious stereotypes but I am massive Sex and the City fan. Incase you were wondering, I am Samantha. 

I've got a lot of spare time on my hands at the moment... Ahem. So to fill my time I have just started on a new project with @Jennie84 to organise events raising money for Macmillian Cancer Trust. Our first is on the 7th of April at The Wardrobe in Leeds. I assume I'll see you there.

I live in Otley, which feels like a thousand miles away from the cosmopolitan metropolis of Leeds City Centre. I will spend most of my week trying to get back in touch with Civilisation and away from fields and hedges and wildlife and stuff.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Week Five: Phil

Hi there - Phil here.

Originally from Bradford, I moved to Leeds when I was 7. Until recently I lived in Horsforth; I moved to the city centre at the end of January. I work as a software engineer and consultant in Kirkstall.

I love photography and typography, and have been known to watch a bit of Doctor Who now and then… :)

But anyway, how have I become a Person Of Leeds™? Good question. Long answer.

Horsforth's a great place to live, but it was only in the past year or so that I realised quite how much stuff also happens all across Leeds - and all thanks to Twitter. Little did I know what I was letting myself in for when I started my 2011 new year resolution of "go out and do stuff"!

I've become friends with people from all over the city and been to countless awesome and crazy events: music festivals, carnivals, photo and book groups, and even helped create an art installation in the Town Hall cells for Light Night with the talented bunch at Leeds Craft Club. I'm hoping to do even more this year.

Please wish me luck in my endeavours this week - everyone's been so great at this project so far and I really want to keep the conversation going… and please tweet me with your questions and thoughts!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Week Four: AvidReader

Hey Everyone,

@LeedsBookClub here, somewhat  terrified at having to follow such class acts!

Originally from Ireland, I love living in Leeds, having invaded these fair shores to attend university. Two degrees and ten years later, I consider myself a voluntary Yorkshire woman at this point.
Without the accent.

A bookphile; I run 4 book clubs across Leeds (with a related blog and podcast at What can i say? I like to keep busy!

Additionally, I plan on being a regular contributor to #LeedsPlaylist - run by bookclub member extraordinaire @Wandapops!

I'm also a co-host of Culturally Fixated  - a podcast about tv, films and music. Mostly I delight in cramming in totally necessary references to my other big obsession - the works of Joss Whedon. Oh the squee-ing in my house when I realized he was adapting the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing'. To be heard to be believed!

In my spare time I dream of having actual spare time.