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Lunchtime Talk at Leeds Central Library with Eric Musgrave

28/08/2019 1:00 pm | Leeds Central Library, Sanderson Room, 3rd Floor

Join Leeds-born author Eric Musgrave as he discusses the inspiration and process of compiling his latest book Leeds Then and Now, a photographic celebration of the city centre, past and present. Using vintage photographs paired with the same view today, he will talk about the transformation of Leeds during the past 150 years and how many grand schemes and individual buildings have been preserved and repurposed to create a dynamic modern city centre that proudly displays its unique heritage.

Eric Musgrave was born and bred in Leeds, and has always wanted to write about his home city. He made his career in fashion journalism, notably as editor of Drapers, “the bible of the fashion industry” and has since written Sharp Suits, a sell-out photographic history of men’s tailoring. The ‘Now’ photography is by David Major, who grew up in Shipley.

‘Works as a testament to a grown-up city that’s comfortable in its own skin.’

– John Lake



When: Wednesday 28th August, 1pm
Where: Leeds Central Library, Sanderson Room, 3rd Floor, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
Price: Free

Eric Musgrave’s book Leeds Then and Now (RRP £14.99) will be just £12.50 on the night. Eric will be happy to sign any copies bought on the day (cash sales only at the talk).