See the latest videos from our Welcome Back to Leeds campaign.
Welcome Back to Leeds. A feature film produced by Chapter 81 with narration by Ralph Ineson.
We spoke to Darren Brookes from the Merrion Centre. He spoke to us about the challenging times of the independent sector and how much the customers have been missed.
Larry chats to Dawn Wood from Fabrication Crafts on Albion Street.
“We’ve had a complete rearrange of the shop so that people can distance nicely, but also to make it fun. We don’t want people to feel scared when they come in, we want them to laugh and chat like they did before.”
Nick Fraser from Jumbo talks us through how lockdown has treated him and the shop. Interviewed by Larry Budd.
Claire Cunliffe, the M&S Leeds Store Manager gives us an interview on reopening.
“We’ve seen customers that haven’t been i nto the city centre for the l ast three months. So i t’s about reassuring those customers. We are here to make them feel comfortable i n our store.”
David Maddison chats to Larry Budd as they open the doors for the first time.
“It’s not the end, but it’s the start of the end. I think people can feel that there’s some positivity. They can get out of their homes and meet their friends a little bit. So you can feel the positivity coming through.”
Larry Budd explores Leeds city centre on 15th June as retail opens once again.