Speed dating in leeds

Joining an online dating site or attending a speed dating session are two ways of doing this that can help you meet more people faster because you’ll be meeting like-minded people who are also purposely seeking to form new relationships.Speed dating in particular is a great way to get to know people very quickly. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.You will have four minutes to chat to each date, Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.Conditions of Use | Privacy | Contact Us | What's It All About?When you arrive at the Speed Dating venue in Leeds you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts.Antony has previously given a talk on this collection, and you can see an edited version of his lecture notes and slides elsewhere on this blog.Windyridge Manuscript Phil, who works across the Local and Family History and Information and Research departments, led our ‘dates’ through the history and significance of a book that is – by any measure – one of the Treasures we are most honoured to hold in the Central Library: Willie Riley’s manuscript edition of his 1912 bestselling-novel .

Its tiny pages alternate between short lists of things (‘a Mace, a Nest, Oaks, a Pink, a Quill, a Rake’) and beautiful engravings – not always of the same items.Circus Playbill Just one from our large collection of Leeds theatre playbills and programmes, this particular selection, selected by Helen from our Local and Family History department, advertises the appearance in Leeds of a man made (even more) famous by The Beatles: Pablo Fanque.The story of Pablo’s time in Leeds is told in several previous blog posts.So, for those of you who were unable to make it, here is a brief run-through of the items we had out on show during the two sessions: Oliver Twiss Rhian, our Collections Manager, spoke about this fascinating 1830s edition of Dickens’ , an edition with, as it were, “a twist”: this copy is, in fact, a pirated, plagiarised and parodic version of that well-known text, adapted by one Thomas Peckett Prest for a working-class audience hungry for cultural forms suited to their tastes. The Political Sway Pole This political cartoon from the 1880 Parliamentary Election was introduced by Antony from our Local and Family History department.Depicting the five candidates for the Leeds seat, the cartoon forms part of a wider collection of over 200-similar images.

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