Listen up! New podcast studio is launched in Leeds city centre
A new podcast studio has been launched in Leeds city centre.
Owners Kinrise have transformed 34 Boar Lane into a creative office, retail and leisure centre.
And its new podcast studio has been launched in collaboration with Leeds-based online radio station Sable Radio.
Samuel Lawson Johnston, co-founder of Kinrise, said: “The studio will give building residents, local projects and local companies the platform to create and broadcast their own
“Together with Sable, we hope to protect and promote culture and creativity within the city whilst linking creative and community groups with the business community. We are proud to
be working with Sable and believe the project will have a very positive effect on the city’s creative economy.
“We are passionate about city’s heritage and soul living on for the future and real cultural capital remaining in the centre rather than being pushed further out of cities."
Baile Ali of Sable Radio, which was launched ten months ago and is based in Mabgate, said: “We will be recording and engineering podcasts for residents of 34 Boar Lane but the studio will also be available to Leeds’ wider commercial and creative community. We are looking forward both to being part of the cultural and artistic ambience of a very special building as well as the chance to extend our current practise into the realm of more polished podcast production and writing.”
Grace Ellerby, community manager of 34 Boar Lane, added: “Fundamental to good working environments is a good culture, and that can only develop in spaces where people
have opportunities to socialise, collaborate and participate in activities with the wider community.
“As such we place a real focus on ensuring that the common space isn’t an afterthought, but is central to the design of the building. So, in all our buildings, we host and support events
and activities designed to stimulate growth and development.
“We also facilitate co-working and provide mentoring, support and workshops. Through our support of art, music and wellbeing events we bring the community together, and make it our
mission to buy local and create partnerships between businesses and charities.”