24 episodes

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 S2E12 author Sarah Brooks

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E12 author Sarah Brooks

    For the final episode of season 2 of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to author Sarah Brooks about her upcoming debut novel A Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands, if less is more in sci-fi and speculative fiction, bringing myth into her work and being taught by George R.R. Martin. We also discuss the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, Samovar, a bilingual online magazine of translated speculative fiction for which Sarah is co-editor, and Chinese fairy tales. 

     

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

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    Edited and Produced by Jack Simpkins

    Presented and Produced by Molly Magrath

    • 48 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E11 Jed Aitchison from Buy Nowt LS6

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E11 Jed Aitchison from Buy Nowt LS6

    This week's episode of Tales from The Leeds Library features a conversation with Jed Aitchison from Buy Nowt LS6. We talk to Jed about libraries, but not as we know them: instead of lending books Buy Nowt LS6 lends things. We also discuss sustainability and the ethos behind the Library of Things movement, some of the weirder objects available for borrowing, and what our relationship to stuff says about us. 

    Find out more or become a member of The Library of Things here. 

    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

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

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

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    • 57 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E10 Yvonne Battle-Felton, author

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E10 Yvonne Battle-Felton, author

    This week we talk to author Yvonne Battle-Felton about growing up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, completing a PhD while raising three children, the differences between writing for children and writing for adults and what you can learn about writing in universities vs the school of life. We also talk in depth about her Women's Prize for Fiction shortlisted novel Remembered, delving into Yvonne's writing process and the inspiration behind the novel. 

     

    On the 28th of May 2022 Yvonne will be teaching Speaking to the Shelves, an online writing workshop at The Leeds Library. More info and tickets can be found here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speaking-to-the-shelvescreative-writing-workshop-with-yvonne-battle-felton-tickets-315218004537?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

     

    Find out more about Yvonne on her website here: https://www.yvonnebattle-felton.com/

    Buy Remembered here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/remembered/yvonne-battle-felton/9780349700489 

    Listen to Write Your Novel with Yvonne Battle Felton here: https://soundcloud.com/write-your-novel

     

     

    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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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498 
    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E9 Librarian Ann Sproat and Archivist Errin Hussey from the Henry Moore Institute

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E9 Librarian Ann Sproat and Archivist Errin Hussey from the Henry Moore Institute

    In today’s episode, we talk to Librarian Ann Sproat and Archivist Errin Hussey from the Henry Moore Institute. We discuss art archives in the digital age, how libraries and archives acquire new material, what does and doesn't count as sculpture and the difficulties of deciding how to order an archive. 

    Henry Moore Institute: https://www.henry-moore.org/

    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/

    • 53 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E8 Anna the Assistant Librarian and Niimi, the Archives Assistant

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E8 Anna the Assistant Librarian and Niimi, the Archives Assistant

    In today's episode, we talk to Niimi, the Archives Assistant and Anna, the Assistant Librarian, about The Leeds Library's archive. Anna has been working for the library for over 20 years and has a strong understanding of the archive, while Niimi has only been with us for a few months. Together we discuss the reasons we have an archive in the first place and what can be found in the libraries extensive collection.

    Niimi's email for Archive Inquiries:

    day-goughn@theleedslibrary.org.uk

    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

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

    • 36 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E7 Lisa di Tommaso, Librarian at The Morrab Library

    Tales From The Leeds Library S2E7 Lisa di Tommaso, Librarian at The Morrab Library

    Lisa from fellow independent library The Morrab talks to us about a career in libraries, the trials and tribulations of independent library life and keeping the Morrab running over lockdown. We discuss the Morrab's extensive Cornish collection; 3,000 books printed in the 16th-18th centuries; manuscripts relating to various local families; long runs of periodicals and local newspapers; prints, engravings and a Cornwall photographic archive as well as the library's contemporary projects and events program. 

    More about the Morrab library here

    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/

    • 45 min