44 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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 Transformative

    Work is Transformative

    Tom recorded 28/05/2022
    Tom is a Clinical Trials Data Manager in a University clinical trials unit, the coordinator of TransLeeds, and a celebrant. He spends his days looking at numbers and making sure the trials are running smoothly, his evenings running support groups and doing advocacy, and his weekends doing weddings, funerals and coming of age ceremonies.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Work is Wired

    Work is Wired

    Henry Raby recorded 13/05/2022
    Henry Raby is a York-based, performance poet, theatre-maker, play-wright and workshop facilitator. His work has been described as playful, highly-charged, passionate and anarchic!
    He’s performed at festivals and events across the UK, has been published by Burning Eye Books and runs York based spoken word organisation Say Owt. He’s ½ of Vandal Factory Theatre Company and has worked for various theatres. He leads work in schools, Youth Theatres and community groups.
    Chapel FM is the first-ever arts venue in East Leeds. Last year they had a massive 78% increase in the number of visitors attending the Centre. Take a look at their re-designed website to see the massive range of events, broadcasting and training that go on at Chapel FM.
    Chapel FM’s overall aim is to have a positive impact in their local area—Seacroft and East Leeds. Their Theory of Change states: We aim to develop East Leeds as a community that has pride, vision and hope for the future— where people welcome and share new ideas and work together to make things happen.
    You can see more about their full Theory of Change at www.chapelfm.co.uk/about/our-organisation
    You can find out more about Henry at http://www.henryraby.com/ (http://www.henryraby.com/)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Work is Borrowing

    Work is Borrowing

    Jed Aitchison recorded 02/05/2022
    Jed Aitchison is the Project Manager at the Buy Nowt LS6 - Library of Things, which involves opening the Library, when they're open, running social media, growing and maintaining the stock of items, grant applications, arranging and doing publicity and growing the membership of the Library.
    Jed also teaches secondary science and tutors science and does some research with the university occasionally.
    To find out more about Buy Nowt Leeds go to https://buynowtls6.com/ (https://buynowtls6.com/)

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Work is Moving

    Work is Moving

    Elliot Benson 04/05/2022
    Elliot Benson is a mortgage broker and owns a small business based in Headingley called Sett Mortgages, which he has been running since September last year. Before starting Sett Mortgages Elliot had worked in a large corporate estate agent as a broker for four years and prior to that worked as an estate agent. While working as an Estate Agent Elliot was short listed for the 2020 British Mortgage Awards (the Oscars of the mortgage world) in the Rising Star category and finished in the final 3.
    Sett Mortgages works predominantly with first time buyers helping them onto the property ladder and through the whole buying process and Elliot has experience in all types of mortgage.
    To find out more about Sett Mortgages go to https://settmortgages.co.uk/ (https://settmortgages.co.uk/)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    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

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