In this article, we focus on the life and career of Owain Wyn Evans, a renowned TV presenter and weather presenter for Look North in Leeds, as well as his thoughts and connections to Leeds Pride.
Early Career and Move to Leeds
Before joining Look North in Leeds, Owain worked as a weather presenter and journalist in Wales. He later took on the role of a weather producer in London. For the past two years, Owain has been based in Leeds and has grown to love the city so much that he plans to make it his permanent home.
Passion for Weather Forecasting
Owain enjoys the fact that everyone is affected by the weather, making his job universally relevant. As a weather presenter, he has the opportunity to talk to viewers and listeners about his primary responsibility, which is forecasting the weather.
Advice for Aspiring Weather Presenters
When asked about the advice he would give to someone looking to follow in his footsteps, Owain emphasized the importance of being true to oneself. He has always embraced his flamboyant personality and believes it has been crucial to his success. Owain also mentioned that weather presenters do not receive a script; they need to analyze forecasts and thoroughly understand them.
Hobbies and Interests
Despite his busy schedule, Owain finds time to relax by playing the drums. He was once a semi-professional drummer in Wales, working as a session drummer. This passion for drumming started from a young age, even though his parents may not have appreciated the noise.
Owain and Leeds Pride
Leeds Pride holds great personal significance for Owain. He came out at the age of 18, and since then, Pride events have played an essential role in his life. He believes that these events are crucial for promoting solidarity, acceptance, and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in society. Owain views Leeds as an inclusive city and looks forward to attending Leeds Pride every year.
Importance of Pride Events in 2017
While some may argue that Pride events are no longer necessary due to societal advancements, Owain firmly believes they are still important. He reminds us that LGBTQ+ individuals face discrimination and violence in certain parts of the world. Pride events, therefore, serve as a reminder to be grateful for the progress made and the freedom to live authentic lives.
Weather Forecast for Leeds Pride Weekend
Although Owain cannot predict the weather for Leeds Pride weekend on the 5th and 6th of August with certainty, he hopes for sunshine and intends to do his sun-dance in anticipation of clear skies.
For more information about Owain Wyn Evans, you can follow him on Twitter at @OwainWynEvans.
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