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Cloth Cat
The Holbeck
Jenkinson Lawn
Leeds, LS11 9QX

0113 244 2773
[email protected]

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Cloth Cat Team

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Joe Kent

Joe is the Business Development Coordinator at Cloth Cat, working two days per week, responsible for generating, growing and retaining business revenue and promoting sustainability for the organisation.

He has experience of the voluntary and statutory sectors having worked in the past for Leeds Young Persons Housing Trust, Leeds City Council, Homeless Link and Barca-Leeds where he currently works for 3 days per week. His main experience is across homelessness and health & wellbeing, commissioning services, funding applications, partnership working and service development.

In his spare time he plays the piano with his band King&I at functions and charity events, plays cricket and tries to keep healthy with yoga and walking. He loves listening to music of all types, especially live music at his favourite local Leeds venue Brudenell Social Club.

Shelly by Max Wootton

Shelly Johnson

Shelly is Cloth Cat’s Project Co-ordinator and founding member of the organisation back in 1999. She is responsible for overseeing the smooth day to day running of Cloth Cat and the projects we run. She also organises many of the Cloth Cat music events around Leeds (and more latterly online!)

People and music are her passion and, emerging from another local arts organisation she helped set up, she then established Cloth Cat whilst studying for an MSc in Social Research at Huddersfield University.

Proudly from Yorkshire, she has lived in Leeds since 1992, and loves the city and its people. Along with her passion of live music and being an avid Leeds United fan, she’s often up for a challenge, having run coast to coast in a day, travelled around the world and bungeed off a bridge!

Shelly by Max Wootton

Kath Hartley

Kath is the Get Your Act Together Project Co-ordinator.

Kath has a background in Marketing & Communications, including five years as Marketing Manager at Leeds Conservatoire (Leeds College of Music). She also has experience of working in events and marketing in the charity sector and for private companies too.

Kath has always been interested in music, which has often shown up in her extra-curricular activities. She is a keen writer and has contributed to a variety of publications, including Leeds-based music magazine, Vibrations. She also used to present a music show on Chapel FM. She has been in various bands and currently provides backing vocals and occasional synth for The State of Georgia.

Kath is also yoga teacher and does this part time alongside her other work. She likes going to gigs, running, eating gyoza, playing music, the occasional beer and hanging out with family, friends, and her cat, Billy.

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