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Hello and welcome to Tales from The Leeds Library, the Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage. Founded in 1768 The Leeds Library is the oldest surviving membership subscription library of its kind in the British Isles and alongside our discussions with contemporary members, we also dive periodically into the Library’s rich history to find out what makes us one of the most interesting and unique cultural institutions in Leeds and the UK.

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Hello and welcome to Tales from The Leeds Library, the Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage. Founded in 1768 The Leeds Library is the oldest surviving membership subscription library of its kind in the British Isles and alongside our discussions with contemporary members, we also dive periodically into the Library’s rich history to find out what makes us one of the most interesting and unique cultural institutions in Leeds and the UK.

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E7 Feat. Shaun Page

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E7 Feat. Shaun Page

    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.warehouse606.com/


    The Leeds Echoes Podcast: https://www.warehouse606.com/podcast


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


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    • 30 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E6 Feat. Brian Cole

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E6 Feat. Brian Cole

    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 techniques he has used to conserve some of The Leeds Libraries own collection.


    Copies of Aspire to the Beautiful cost £12.99 + £2 p&p and can be bought directly from Brian. Email him at: bcole11@hotmail.com or pick up a copy in person at The Leeds Library.


    Read Brian’s article on New York libraries in our newsletter Speaks Volumes: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Speaks-Volumes-13-final-website.pdf


    The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 55 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E5 Feat. Emily Zobel Marshall

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E5 Feat. Emily Zobel Marshall

    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 depth about Emily’s most recent book American Trickster: trauma, tradition and Brer Rabbit – a fascinating study of the cultural journey of Brer Rabbit from its contested origins in African folklore to an internationally recognisable trickster figure.


    Buy ‘American Trickster: Trauma, Tradition and Brer Rabbit’ here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783481095/American-Trickster-Trauma-Tradition-and-Brer-Rabbit  


    Find out more about Remember Oluwale: https://rememberoluwale.org/                                                                                                                    


    Find Emily on Twitter: @EmilyZMarshall


     


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 55 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E4 Feat. Louisa Yates

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E4 Feat. Louisa Yates

    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 technology is helping to shape it. We also discuss the upcoming ILA (Independent Libraries Association) AGM which will take place here at The Leeds Library.


    Find Louisa on Twitter: @louisayates


    Gladstone’s Library: https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/


    ILA: https://www.independentlibraries.co.uk/


    The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 1 hr
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E3 Feat. Jane Riley

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E3 Feat. Jane Riley

    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 the highs and lows of library life.


    Find out more about the library’s collections here: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/library-information/collections/


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 33 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E2 Feat. James Nash

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E2 Feat. James Nash

    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 Leeds Library and the poems he has written in and about the space.


    James’ Website: https://www.jamesnash.co.uk/


    A Bench for Billie Holiday: https://www.valleypressuk.com/book-info.php?book_id=113


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 35 min

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