Re: I'm moving to Leeds in September.

The DUNCAN- The only place to drink.

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There has been a weird smell emanating from the Duncan for about a year now. What is it?

I'm not into that.

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Conor wrote:

There has been a weird smell emanating from the Duncan for about a year now. What is it?

all the service users I used to work with!

They've stolen our world now they run the place

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Speaking as a new kid on the block, Leeds is wonderful. I have recently fallen in love with the Brudenell Social Club which has Erdinger on tap. "Student" orientated events aren't automatically bad- students run the Green Action food co-op from the union building where you can buy dried grains, beans etc at wholesale cost price, show great films, put on gigs, run photography and art exhibitions in the Peanut Gallery social center for free. I don't have much experience of other cities, but I think it's very bike friendly, and if you cycle north of Headingley there are lots of beautiful trips you can take to the dales and moors.
I live on Royal Park Avenue, and I really like it here. My rent is £55 per person per week in a nice four bedroom place- I think the equivalent in London would be at least twice the price. Pretty peaceful part of Hyde Park, apart from the occasional late night "car alarm party" which revolved around a young man showing off his new car alarm to each new guest every twenty minutes or so through the night.

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the thing i miss about leeds is the thing that kinda made me leave in the end. i met so many people while i was there, and hyde park is such a convenient place to live - not too far from town, shops and pubs, the park, and chances are most of your friends live 5 minutes away.

it just gets to the point where you realise you know too many people and you don't actually like most of them, and they all know your business and you can't get away from that. hyde park is by far the bitchiest, cliquiest place i have ever lived in my life, and everyone who gets involved in anything becomes like that, you can't avoid it. it was a shock for me moving to manchester and remembering that people aren't really like that. not so much anyway.

that said, i met a couple of my absolute best friends in leeds (although they, like myself, have left now), and had experiences there that will shape my life forever. squatting when i first moved to leeds led me to meet a lot of people i normally wouldn't have, and the last house i lived in before i left, with such awesome people that i'll love forever... these were the best times really.

other things i do kinda miss include the sheer amount of buskers in the town centre, getting bean curd satay from fortune cookie and garlic pizza bread from grove cafe, and the fact everywhere is within walking distance. i'm not so into all these buses you have to get in manchester.

you can go for nice walks in leeds too. there seems to be less of that in manchester, unless you go to the outskirts.

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manchester is a great city

just can't stand mancs!; they really do have to win me over

i imagine it would be the same if i came from slathwaite to leeds; i bet all the yorkshire/leeds pride thing would do my nut in

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ghost wrote:

things i do kinda miss include the sheer amount of buskers in the town centre

I missed these too, but I'll aim better next time

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ghost wrote:

it just gets to the point where you realise you know too many people and you don't actually like most of them, and they all know your business and you can't get away from that. hyde park is by far the bitchiest, cliquiest place i have ever lived in my life, and everyone who gets involved in anything becomes like that, you can't avoid it. it was a shock for me moving to manchester and remembering that people aren't really like that. not so much anyway.


really? is it the same with university stuff? i stayed with a friend just before christmas and she took me to some uni societies, most of which i quite enjoyed......does it change over time?

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roberto wrote:

manchester is a great city

just can't stand mancs!; they really do have to win me over

too fucking right.

i'm not that keen on manchester as a city, but there are a few small things that have made it worth while. i don't really want to stay here for more than a year or so though.

and the accents... oh god.

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caroline wrote:

really? is it the same with university stuff? i stayed with a friend just before christmas and she took me to some uni societies, most of which i quite enjoyed......does it change over time?

i'm not sure about uni stuff as i was never a student in leeds. and it's really only the 'hyde park bubble' i guess. don't get me wrong, i enjoyed living there, but after 2 and a half years it just wasn't for me anymore.

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RobxT wrote:
ghost wrote:

things i do kinda miss include the sheer amount of buskers in the town centre

I missed these too, but I'll aim better next time

There is no lower life-form then a busker.  Apart from a itinerant-poet, maybe.  Missing the buskers in the town centre for me, is comparable to missing car crime or something BAFFLED.

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Leeds has three good buskers:
The old guy with the huge one man band setup who has his dog sing along.

and

the giant blonde lady playing the violin with excellent skills.

and

christmas carol steel drum chap

the rest occupy the spectrum between ignore able but inoffensive (tribal chap with the wooden persussion instrument, meh.) to utterly disgusting (countless guitar player crooners with no skill or talent and the worst of them all:  That cunt in the hat.  Leeds dwellers will know exactly who I mean. Fortunately not seen this dullard and his crowd of simpering idiots for a while now. )

dont struggle!

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someone told me while i was pissed that cunt in the hat has a record deal? have i just made this up?

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tobytiger wrote:

christmas carol steel drum chap

love this guy

hate hat man

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i am going to tick these sights off as i see them.

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theres the guy that follows you round singing songs about you as well, saw him singing at a couple through a restaurant window the other day

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Miss the tribal percussion dude in the cheetah skin. So annoying and devoid of melody.

There is that weird Big Issue guy outside Sports Cafe who talks in an extremely posh voice. He's annoying.

Worst of all is the bovine eyed, drool monster that is the girl with the lucite violin (Greg Ginn meets Vanessa Mae) who ploughs through her repertoire of emotive classical bullshite for hours on end, every weekend.

I'm not into that.

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dontcarewhere wrote:

someone told me while i was pissed that cunt in the hat has a record deal? have i just made this up?

He played the Battle of the Bands with Sam the other night!  LOL

DIY minded recording in Leeds: www.suburbanhome.co.uk

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oh yeah that's it! he's got a booking agent or a manger or both. and he's a shit busker in a stupid hat.

probably scored better than wonderswan in 'professionalism' category though amirite?

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They beat him on 'visual style' though.

DIY minded recording in Leeds: www.suburbanhome.co.uk

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No love for the Welsh Beggar in this thread? Full name: Gary Lebonte Jenkins, according to his ASBO. Very often, when I'm driving back into LS6 from a long trip away, the first thing I'll see is Lebonte cruising about on his bike.

Twenty-four hours a week, seven days a month.

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caroline wrote:
lukeg wrote:
trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

hyde park will set you back between about 50-65 a week depending on how many are sharing etc. Meanwood/burley and other areas that are less favoured by students will be a bit cheaper. You'd probably get a nicer place in headingley but it'll be more expensive and you'll be surrounded by people that look like theyre in hollyoaks.


yeah i like the atmosphere in headingley but i don't think i'd want to live there. anyone got any information on "the triangle" student accommodation? a friend recommended them and it looks quite good....

no no no no no no no.

i lived there for a year (my second year at uni) and hated it. full of absolute dicks (we had someone piss through our letter box) and it's in a rubbish location. tacky as hell and SO expensive.

not that many of them have had a bat.

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i'm now housed smile

queens road in hyde park. party on. pretty near to the brudenell as well.

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Good to hear. Hope everything works out well.

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cheers fella! will you still be in leeds come september?