Meet Holly, one of our experience curators here at Yuup who loves gigs, wild swimming and is passionate about connecting communities in Bristol.
Holly joined Yuup earlier in 2021 as our small Bristol team started to grow, and focuses on seeking out new talented hosts in Stokes Croft and St Pauls. Her brilliance at connecting with a huge variety of hosts and her passion for representing the many different communities found in Bristol have seen Holly help bring lots of incredible new experiences to Yuup since she joined...
What made you want to work for Yuup?
I loved their ethos of building resilient communities, and the practical way that I could get involved to support local creative businesses.
Tell us a bit about your role at Yuup?
My role as an experience curator has a healthy mix of idea generation, research, and just chatting to people I know about their projects! Every week I find more connections to amazing experiences that I didn’t know existed. If you have an experience you could share on Yuup, I'm one of the people that can help you join and make your experience shine.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
This role has so much scope for creative thinking and making real connections with people. I’m really passionate about making Yuup a space that represents and celebrates Bristol as a whole.
What experience on Yuup do you most want to do?
I’m really looking forward to //Kabbo Hue Qua’s indigenous storytelling experience.
How long have you lived in Bristol?
I moved here from Frome in January 2020.
What’s the best thing about living in Bristol?
It’s a city of innovation - culturally, politically, scientifically. You walk around the city and you can feel things shift.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Bristol?
I do really love just walking around and exploring! But the answer has to be gigs. I’d like to go to the Jam Jar and dance for 6 hours as soon as I can.
What would be your perfect weekend in Bristol?
Friday night at Feel Flows at the Gallimaufry, then on Saturday jazz in St Andrews and dinner at Seoul Gaja. On Sunday it would be a Bloody Mary from the Bristolian, then going to swim in the river in Saltford (this pipe-dream weekend is a very hot one).
What are your favourite podcasts or books?
The Blindboy Podcast, Say Your Mind with Kelechi Okafor, The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances White. Too many books to name but I’m currently loving The Lonely City by Olivia Laing.
What have you learnt over the last year/through lockdown?
I’ve learned that I love spending time with myself, and that resisting FOMO is a powerful force!
What have you been looking forward to most about coming out of lockdown?
Hugging my family, dancing, and less planning, more spontaneity.
Ever thought about sharing your talents with Bristol?
You can chat with Holly about becoming a host and sharing your experiences right here on Yuup.