Abi Bliss

Abi joined Creative Lives in July 2022 as the new Creative Lives on Air Producer for BBC Radio Leeds.

With more than 20 years’ experience in journalism, editing and copywriting, Abi specialises in covering the arts but has also written about walking, food, graphic design, the sights of Yorkshire and much more for publications including The Guardian, Metro, The Wire and BBC Online. In 2015 she co-founded Yorkshire Sound Women Network, an organisation aiming to increase women and people of minority genders’ participation in music technology through workshops, education and advocacy. Since YSWN became a Community Interest Company in 2018 she has served as a voluntary director and also carries out coordination, communications and project work, including producing YSWN’s podcast, Audio Club.

Originally from Dorset, Abi lives in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, where she enjoys playing violin and synths with friends, organising activities with YSWN’s Huddersfield branch, serving as Treasurer for a local community and environmental group and stretching her legs among the wonderful Pennine scenery.