Time Out: Georgina Maud, Rushbond PLC

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The weekend is almost here and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week’s questions are answered by Georgina Maud, creative assistant at Rushbond PLC who, it turns out, is a keen horse rider and even competed in her first British event recently.

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?

I love to head into the heart of Leeds and go to the Leeds Corn Exchange – my boyfriend gets his hair cut whilst I have my morning coffee in the best spot in town! This place feeds the soul and we are lucky to have such an inspirational building in our wonderful city.

What is your hobby?

Art is a huge passion of mine and I love visiting art exhibitions. I am also a keen horse rider and competed in my first British event this season at Askham Bryan Horse Trials, which was nerve wracking but exhilarating. I am now training for next summer’s eventing season and doing some showjumping competitions too, but the dream is to event. When I get the time, I also make sure I go to the gym.

What is your favourite movie?

The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino – an award winning Italian art drama film.

The film follows a journalist with a passion for parties and beautiful women, but who becomes lost between nostalgia and the future. It is a soulful piece of intense, stunning cinematography which touchingly captures the Great Beauty of Life.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?

Working in an organisation committed to art and property – but I do that already I suppose, so maybe more of the same but in a different country.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

To not get tired! Wide awake 24/7 to do more and more exciting things would be amazing. Sometimes there is just not enough space in the day to achieve everything I want to.

What is your favourite genre of music or artist?

I am probably going to get a lot of stick for this, but my biggest guilty pleasure is Celine Dion. She has such an amazing voice and had recorded 9 albums and won several awards by the time she was just 18. You can’t beat a Celine Dion power ballad.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?

That’s a hard one… I don’t think I would need to go too far back in time to make it to the launch of a major exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – their shows are ground-breaking and inspirational.