Some KitschenSink jewellery and accessories are being used as part of Leeds in Barcelona: A Creative Encounter.
A collective of Leeds’ creative talent will head to Barcelona this May as Marketing Leeds returns to the Spanish city to promote Leeds’ emerging creative economy and further strengthen the ties between the two cities.
Following on from the success of the original ‘Leeds in Barcelona’ event in 2010, Marketing Leeds is working with Leeds based company Hebe Media and one of Spain’s most influential fashion websites, LeLook, on ‘Leeds in Barcelona - a creative encounter’. The event, which will take place from 20th – 22nd May, is being sponsored by Jet2.com.
The Leeds collective will include fashion designers, musicians and key influencers from the creative sector whose work will be used to showcase the city. An audience of opinion formers from Barcelona will experience a snapshot of Leeds through a number of fashion shows and performances.
Hebe Media say:
There are lots of opportunities for the talent involved in this project. There will be buyers, writers, tour-bookers, DJs, producers and others who will attend, so there are some great opportunities for new business and personal relationships to be formed. There will be international press including TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, bloggers, photographers and general opinion leaders who will get their first taste of Leeds during this event.
KitschenSink also say:
I am honoured to be part of this project. Anyone who knows me knows how into Leeds I am, and how committed I am to their independent scene - be it arts, shopping, bars, coffee houses, music and the rest... to be part of something that's promoting that in super-cool Barcelona... well, wowee! I am super honoured to be starring alongside James Steward and Dominic Al-Samarraie who have been winning 'Best Local Designer' for a few years at Leeds Retail Therapy Awards, and featuring ICS and Back to Basics... what a recipe for success...
I also had a lot more to say in my video which will no doubt be posted on the Hebe Blog soon, and I'll link to it when it's up! I met the Hebe guys and everyone else in the project on Monday at the super swanky Malmaison Hotel. I was questioned several times by the staff 'what are you here for?', how very dare they...! All the folks involved are really beautiful people (to look at and in spirit) - I wish I was joining them over there, I know it's going to be something really special. I can't wait to see their film and photos!
Keep an eye on the Hebe Media blog for interviews with everyone invovled: Dave Beer of 'Back to Basics' club night is up already :) I wonder if subtitles will be required for the rest of the planet to understand our Yorkshire accents?
More on this to follow, no doubt!