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Episode 5

Published on:

4th Apr 2022

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

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About the Podcast

Working Hours
The Story of Work in Leeds in the 2020s
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?
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