UA-171643620-1 Sustainable Arts in Leeds Working Hours Interview - Working Hours


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21st Feb 2022

Work Can Be Sustainable

Philip Holdgate and Jamie Saye (founders of SAIL) recorded on 07/01/2022

We kick off Series 3 of Working Hours with a special bonus episode where I speak to SAIL.

This was the first time I have recorded two guests at the same time.

Formed in 2018, Sustainable Arts in Leeds (SAIL) is a not for profit Membership Network of organisations and individuals in the creative and cultural sector, who have come together to take action on the Climate Emergency.

Philip Holdgate is Head of Production Sustainability for ITV Studios. Phil is the co-founder of Sustainable Arts in Leeds (SAIL), is a Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commissioner and a self-proclaimed "Stubborn Optimist".

Jamie Saye is the technical manager of the Howard Assembly Room Leeds. Jamie’s day to day role is making sure every event that comes through the venue is appropriately staffed, technically fulfilled and on budget. As well as looking after the Howard Assembly Room Jamie is the other co-founder of Sustainable Arts in Leeds alongside Phil.

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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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