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LSTV Blog #1 - August 2019

Catching Cotton Clouds festival headliner Peter Hook.

August 2019 - Enjoying the summer and looking forward to the year ahead.

While the long university summer slowly comes to an end we've been checking out some of the biggest events across Leeds and the north of England.

NHS digital in the parade at Leeds Pride.

At the beginning of the month we had the pleasure of covering Leeds pride. Enjoying the atmosphere of the vibrant parade, we spoke to people and charities out about what Leeds Pride means to them as well as the great work these charities do for the LGBTQ+ community. Check out our coverage here.

At the end of August, we got to enjoy the end of the festival season in style, covering Cotton Clouds Festival in Oldham and the one and only Leeds Festival. At Cotton Clouds we got to get up and close with the acts in the press photography pit, we also got to speak to some of the amazing artist such as Saturday headliners the Wailers and Sheffield based band Reverend and the Makers.

Amy having a laugh while speaking to Yungblud.

While at Leeds Festival we got the chance to speak to some of today's biggest acts such as, Sundara Karma and Yungblud. With Yungblud describing us as the 'most important interview he is going to do today'.

We also spoke to some of the festivals up and coming acts such as Loud Luxury and Leeds' very own Marsicans, and play some games with festival goers. Catch our coverage of both Clouds Clouds and Leeds Festival on our Facebook and YouTube pages in the coming weeks.

It wouldn't be an August without A-level results day, and this year we had the man himself, Mr LSTV (played wonderfully by our station manager David) tell people about what we're all about and how to get involved. In a promo that was described by our deputy station manager Amy as 'absolutely cursed', check it out here. On a more serious note though if you're coming to Leeds for the first time in September or you've been here a while, and you have a passion for making TV or just want to be part of great social society come and speak to us during freshers', you won't regret it.

If you want to get involved join our members' page to keep updated with everything that's going on here.

Things to look out for in September:

- Our Leeds festival and Cotton Clouds festival coverage.

- International freshers' week (16th - 22nd September): come speak to us at our freshers' stall and find out how you can get involved.

- Freshers' week (23rd - 29th September): catch us all around campus and at all the club nights, and follow us online to see all of the fun and games from the week, and find us at our freshers' stall once again for a chat.

- Welcome meeting (27th September): Come along to our welcome meeting and find out from our committee what we do and how you can get involved, and join us for some drinks after.

Words by Dan Phillips


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