40 episodes

What do you do?
Western Studios, Leeds presents Working Hours: a podcast series surveying the people of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. I want to talk to my city about work. Why do we do it? Do we like it? What could we do differently? What will we? How does work change and how does it change us?
Leeds, the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. This series will document the city’s experiences through Lockdown, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and continuing resource wars, the ongoing dismantling of the welfare state and our accelerating ecological emergency.
If you are in Leeds or from Leeds then help me to reach my target of interviewing 1000 Loiners over the 2020s. Let me ask you, what do you do?

Working Hours Western Studios, Leeds Ltd

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What do you do?
Western Studios, Leeds presents Working Hours: a podcast series surveying the people of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. I want to talk to my city about work. Why do we do it? Do we like it? What could we do differently? What will we? How does work change and how does it change us?
Leeds, the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. This series will document the city’s experiences through Lockdown, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and continuing resource wars, the ongoing dismantling of the welfare state and our accelerating ecological emergency.
If you are in Leeds or from Leeds then help me to reach my target of interviewing 1000 Loiners over the 2020s. Let me ask you, what do you do?

    Work is Waxing

    Work is Waxing

    Kahina Grant recorded 05/05/2022
    Kahina Grant is the owner of Grants of Leeds. Grants of Leeds started after Kahina had her first child during the first lockdown. She started with the aim of using her chemistry expertise to produce products that made people feel good. Grants of Leeds now sells candles, wax melts and Reed diffusers.
    Ever since Kahina can remember she’s always wanted to be a chemist. After 4 years of study, she left university with a Master’s degree in chemistry, unsure what to do, and how to utilise her new powers in a way she was passionate about. Kahina uses her chemistry skills to perfect her products and deliver items that she loves and is excited to share with people. Kahina plans to expand into producing high quality skin care products in the next year.
    Check out Grant of Leeds here: https://www.grantsofleeds.com/ (https://www.grantsofleeds.com/)
    My Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WorkingHoursPod (https://www.patreon.com/WorkingHoursPod)

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Work is Staying Afloat

    Work is Staying Afloat

    Lucy Meredith recorded 27/04/2022
    Lucy Meredith is self-employed and a professional mermaid, teaching mermaid classes at Bramley Baths (she also has a background in synchronised swimming). Lucy’s work is in the arts and she is self-employed, so she has many different jobs, her main one being as Co-director of Yorkshire Life Aquatic CIC (YLA), an arts and wellbeing organisation.
    Yorkshire Life Aquatic CIC run community performance projects and have a comedy physical theatre show that they perform at festivals. Lucy’s acts as YLA’s co-director, project manager, performer, choreographer.... and the list goes on.
    Lucy also does freelance acting work, works for 2 local Climate charities and a Community led Housing organisation. All Lucy’s roles are part time and in the 3rd sector. Lucy’s roles for these organisations are based around comms, events and social media.
    To find out more about Yorkshire Life Aquatic go to https://www.yorkshirelifeaquatic.co.uk/ (https://www.yorkshirelifeaquatic.co.uk/)
    To find out more about The Human Aquarium go to https://humanaquarium.co.uk/ (https://humanaquarium.co.uk/)
    My Captivate.FM site https://the-working-hours-podca.captivate.fm/ (https://the-working-hours-podca.captivate.fm/)
    My Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WorkingHoursPod (https://www.patreon.com/WorkingHoursPod)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Work is Credit

    Work is Credit

    Toby Green recorded on 28/04/22
    Toby Green recently finished his PhD at the University of Leeds, with a research focus on Bioenergy. It was during the first year of his PhD when Toby was enlightened to the immense challenge of the Climate Crisis and decided to make his life's work tackling this challenge. During his PhD, Toby trained and certified in carbon calculation, carbon reporting, carbon reductions and carbon offsetting. In 2018 he co-founded MyCarbon with his best friend.
    MyCarbon is an environmental consultancy company specialising in Net Zero strategy and implementation. They produce GHG (Green House Gas) inventories (carbon footprints), emissions reduction plans in line with science based targets and carbon offsetting strategies for businesses and organisations who wish to reduce their impact on the environment.
    Go to https://www.mycarbon.co.uk/ (https://www.mycarbon.co.uk/) to find out more
    Follow Toby on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/toby-green-mycarbon/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toby-green-mycarbon/)
    Working Hours Captivate Page https://the-working-hours-podca.captivate.fm/ (https://the-working-hours-podca.captivate.fm/)
    Working Hours Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/WorkingHoursPod (Working Hours is creating podcasts | Patreon)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Work is Planning

    Work is Planning

    Paul Thomas recorded 24/03/2022
    Paul Thomas is a civil servant and a qualified FE teacher and has lived and worked in Leeds for over 30 years. Outside of his day job Paul has been involved with the debating group Debating Matters for several years, judging and chairing at all levels throughout the UK as well as for Debating Matters India, Debating Matters Israel and Debating Matters Berlin.
    Paul is the co-founder and organiser of The Leeds Salon public discussion forum and the co-founder of Leeds Free Speech Meetup. He has written on various topics for numerous publications - national and Leeds-based.
    Check out Paul on Light on Leeds talking about Leeds Salon Leeds here:
    https://www.lightonleeds.com/episodes/episode-44-paul-thomas-leeds-salon (https://www.lightonleeds.com/episodes/episode-44-paul-thomas-leeds-salon)
    Check out his article on Leeds as a 'City of Debate' here:
    https://theculturevulture.co.uk/conversations/speakerscorner/is-leeds-a-city-of-debate/ (https://theculturevulture.co.uk/conversations/speakerscorner/is-leeds-a-city-of-debate/)
    Find out more about Leeds Salon here:
    https://www.leedssalon.org.uk/ (https://www.leedssalon.org.uk/)
    Find out more about Debating Matters here:
    https://debatingmatters.com/ (https://debatingmatters.com/)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Work is Responsive

    Work is Responsive

    Luke Aylward recorded 19/01/2022
    Luke Aylward is the Communications and Network Officer and Autism Information Officer for The Advonet Group, a Leeds-based advocacy charity. He has worked with them for over five-and-a-half years. He is autistic and has, like many others, spent the majority of the pandemic working from home.
    Luke produced resources to help people manage during the pandemic. In the past year or two, Luke has put together self-advocacy tools and planners to help people have their voice heard and their rights upheld, as well as setting out a new routine to adjust to the 'new normal'.
    We discuss the autism employment gap (only one in six autistic adults are in full-time paid roles), the challenges of being a Comms lead for a third sector group and keeping abreast of changes in lockdown rules as well as getting used to a different commute as lockdown eased.
    For more information go to https://advonet.org.uk/ (https://advonet.org.uk/)
    Follow Leeds Autism AIM
    https://www.facebook.com/leedsautismaim (https://www.facebook.com/leedsautismaim)
    https://twitter.com/leedsautismAIM (https://twitter.com/leedsautismAIM)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxksiG8FvQNRkbbcB4_IrkA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxksiG8FvQNRkbbcB4_IrkA)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Work is Rules

    Work is Rules

    Ann Jones recorded 09/02/22
    Ann Jones moved to Leeds about 5 years ago, gave up teaching and started Cards or Die. Ann was a secondary school English teacher for 17 years before starting Cards or Die - a pop up board game events business (a bit like a mobile board games café). Cards or Die runs regular gaming events at pubs and cafes, but also at weddings, festivals, birthday parties and corporate events. Ann enjoys getting people together and that is the main focus of her work.
    CoVid hit Cards or Die hard but Ann says one of the good things to come out of it was having time to write The Rule Book Tool Kit - a complete guide to creating the perfect rule book for your board game. Ann began doing a lot more editing and writing of rule books using her unique combination of board game knowledge and English writing skills.
    Ann ran a fundraiser before Christmas 2021 to enable her to pay for events that were to be run at The Welcome Inn community centre as they weren’t able to pay for the service. Enough money was raised to run 4 events which also included a hot meal. Ann wants to do more charity events and has set up a Ko-Fi membership scheme so you can support her with that goal
    Go to https://ko-fi.com/cardsordie (https://ko-fi.com/cardsordie) to support Cards or Die for charity
    Find our more at https://www.cardsordie.com/ (https://www.cardsordie.com/)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-jones-0ba872123/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-jones-0ba872123/)
    Follow Cards or Die
    https://www.instagram.com/cardsordie/ (https://www.instagram.com/cardsordie/)
    https://twitter.com/cardsordie (https://twitter.com/cardsordie)
    https://www.facebook.com/cardsordie (https://www.facebook.com/cardsordie)

    • 1 hr 53 min

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