Leeds Trinity University: Journalism and Media Week 2019: “Travelling Blind” with Amar Latif

Amar Latif is a blind TV presenter, international motivational speaker, entrepreneur and world traveller. He became known to millions through BBC 2 reality series, Beyond Boundaries, where he endured a 220-mile jungle expedition across Central America. Amar had to ford swollen rivers, cut through dense jungle, cross waterfalls, climb a 5,000ft active volcano and navigate the second largest lake in Latin America. In 2015, Amar led Channel 4 TV presenters Adam Hills and The Last Leg team on a 3,000 mile journey through Australia's Outback and he's presented several Channel 4 shows.


With the screen industry booming in Yorkshire and teams looking to hire more inclusively, we will be hosting an honest conversation about what we can do to ensure we are ready, willing and open to invest in the best talent from a diverse pool.

This will be a safe facilitated space to ask the questions we might be nervous to ask and raise any of the concerns and questions we are all currently facing. It is a chance to enquire about the things we fear may be inappropriate and work out how we can improve and what we can put in place to ensure progress.

RTS Yorkshire Awards Nominations Party

Join us for a chance to congratulate and commiserate with your colleagues over a drink at our first Nomination Party. It's been another extraordinary year for TV production in our region, so there is a lot to talk about.

This is a free event, but please REGISTER your interest above. 

The bar will be open from 7pm and the nominations will be announced at 8pm.

Your hosts for the evening are RTS Yorkshire Award winners and BBC Radio Leeds presenters, Larry and Paul. 

We would also like to thank our sponsors for the evening; Prime Studios.and Archive

The RTS Yorkshire Centre Awards


Festivities start with a drinks reception in the Palm Court of The Queens Hotel at 6.45pm.

Dinner and the awards will take place in the Ball Room from 7.45pm.

We expect the awards presentation to finish at around 11.30pm (Carriages 12.30pm)

Tickets are priced at £80 per person

(£70 early bird price for bookings received by 12 Noon, 16th May 2019)


Free Curzon Filmmakers Club Membership

Curzon is known as a place to discover other worlds and cultures, or see a different perspective. It’s also a place where the drinks and conversation flow in equal measure, where cinema becomes a memorable experience for a broad range of people.

Then again, Curzon has been in the cinema industry since 1934 and has made it its business to bring films to audiences curious about the world. Curzon has thirteen venues across the UK and they are designed and furnished individually as well as being equipped with superior cinema technology.

Discounted Corporate Membership at The Club & Spa

Members can benefit from access to a state-of-the-art gym, which also includes dedicated spin and boxing studios.

The Club & Spa offers over 50 classes per week ranging from yoga all the way through to body and core attack.

For a more laid-back experience, membership also includes access to the pool, sauna and steam room area. The spa offers a range of traditional treatments including, but not limited to, hot stone, facials, manicure/pedicure and full body massages.