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For the final episode of season one of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to actor/writer and director of Heritage Corner and Leeds Black History Walk Joe Williams. We talk about Joe’s life and work, black history in Leeds, and the importance of engaging with local history through creativity and the arts. Heritage Corner Leeds: https://heritageco…
 
In this episode, we have a conversation with the author of the only novel ever set in The Leeds Library. We talk with Frances Brody, author of the gripping Kate Shackleton series of detective fiction, about her life in libraries both here on Leeds and across the UK and the US. Frances’s website: https://frances-brody.com/ Find Frances on Twitter @F…
 
Like all good historic buildings, The Leeds Library has a ghost. In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we discuss the haunting of the library with our resident paranormal expert and assistant librarian Anna Goodridge. Anna’s ASSAP talk on the ghost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ixm-O1SPA The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's …
 
In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to author Chris Nickson about his life as a music journalist in America, the changing face of Leeds over the years, and the importance of historical research and veracity in his own historical fiction. We also discuss Chris’s latest book in his DI Inspector Tom Harper series: Brass Lives. Chri…
 
In this week’s episode of Tales from the Leeds Library we talk to Ruth Robbins – professor in English and Director of Research for the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Beckett University. We talk to her about her research specialisms in the late Victorian era and the work she has done on The Leeds Library’s own Victorian fiction c…
 
This week’s Tales from The Leeds Library episode features a conversation with Shaun Page, a local historian photographer, and host of the Leeds Echoes podcast. Shaun talked to us about the importance of local history, the use of new technologies in arts, culture and heritage, and the joys of living in Burley. Shaun’s Website: https://www.warehouse6…
 
Brian Cole has worked extensively with The Leeds Library’s collection as a conservator and bookbinder. In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we discuss the history of bookbinding, and the shape of the trade in the UK today. We discuss his book Aspire to the Beautiful and Brian also takes us through some of the different bookbinding techni…
 
The latest episode of Tales from The Leeds Library features Dr Emily Zobel Marshall - Author, poet and Reader in Postcolonial Literature at Leeds Beckett University. We talk about Emily's work with Carnival, her work with the charity Remember Oluwale and their planned memorial sculpture garden featuring work by artist Yinka Shonibare. We also talk …
 
In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library and visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. We talk about the collection and her work at Gladstone’s Library, the importance of preserving independent libraries and their future – particularly how digital tech…
 
Tales From The Leeds Library S1E3 Feat. Jane Riley Jane Riley has been The Leeds Library’s librarian since 2015 and for this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to her about the collection and its history, the gems of the collection including The Leeds Library’s oldest book, the issues facing libraries housing historic collections, and …
 
Tales From The Leeds Library S1E2 Feat. James Nash In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to poet James Nash. We discuss his chosen form - the sonnet, how art influences life and life influences art, and his recent collection of poetry entitled A Bench for Billie Holiday. We also discuss James’ longstanding relationship with The Le…
 
Tales From The Leeds Library S1E1 Feat. Kevin Grady + Fiona Gell To Launch Tales from The Leeds Library: The Leeds Library’s new podcast series we have a conversation streamed live from the Old Librarian’s Office with president of The Leeds Library Kevin Grady and Communications Officer Fiona Gell. We talk to Kevin about the early history of the li…
 
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