Based in North East England, Leigh has worked in the region’s culture and heritage sector for over a decade. Writing since 2013, a growing focus since 2018 has been his work with several local and international animal rights advocacy organisations.
Responsible for the direction and development of the revived Jarrow Hall museum and heritage site from 2016 to 2019, he also managed operations at the iconic Tyneside Cinema from 2009 to 2014 through a period of historic redevelopment, and worked in worldwide graduate engagement at Newcastle University in 2015. He has been a trustee of contemporary dance company Fertile Ground since 2018, is partner at Slope Design, and Community Leader of the Minimalists Newcastle group.
Leigh has given talks on different areas of his work at universities, community events, and the world’s largest vegan camping festival. He was a guest on episodes seven and eight of Shift and Signal, a series of eight aural narratives exploring deeper adaptations to contemporary social, economic and environmental crises. He talks about minimalism and individual action in a full unedited interview with Shift and Signal curator Dr Alex Lockwood.
This site is a selection of writing produced by Leigh for Sentient Media, Plant Based News, Narc Magazine, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology and Scran on the Tyne. Including articles, opinion pieces, interviews, talks and reviews, the work covers animal rights, theatre, music, film, comedy, and minimalism.