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Editor’s Letter

Hello and welcome to this month’s Covered – the magazine for the Leeds suburbs. You may have noticed that we’ve increased our distribution….again! We deliver to more properties in the LS postcodes than any other publication but there are still thousands that we’re unable to reach - our distribution team’s little legs will only go so fast. I’m often asked where people can pick up a copy and I usually point them in the direction of the local libraries, post offices, pubs and bars. That’s about to change as we will now have additional pick up points situated in high footfall supermarkets and convenience stores – you’ll start noticing these over the coming weeks and months. Rather than reduce our door-todoor distribution and see regular recipients miss out, I decided to increase our print run to ensure that we can reach thousands of new readers too. My accountant will be livid but the

many community organisations and businesses that rely on Covered to spread their message will benefit tremendously, and that’s what this magazine is all about. I hope you enjoy reading another packed edition. As always, I’m keen to hear your thoughts about Covered so please do drop me a line with any feedback. The deadline for editorial submissions and listings in our Really Useful Guide is 04/06/14. The advertising deadline is 06/06/14. Until next month,

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Crafthouse Crafthouse is billed as "a unique dining atmosphere in the heart of Leeds," which seems a fitting introduction to this elegant and serene restaurant perched high in the rooftops of the new Trinity shopping centre. Access is by lift, directly from Boar Lane, or via Trinity Leeds and you are soon transported away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers below. This classy restaurant has obviously been designed with quality in mind and the attention to detail is superb. At first glance, it may just look like a tasteful fusion of varying materials in

shades of grey, black and brown but as you settle in, and allow your eye to wander, it becomes apparent that it's all a very subtle representation of the area's rich, industrial heritage; woven seats, stainless steel knives from Sheffield and threaded room dividers, reminiscent of the great weaving looms once operating in mills throughout

Leeds. And that's not the only Yorkshire connection... all of the produce here has been sourced from within a 60 mile radius and suppliers are hand picked by Head Chef, Lee Bennett. Lee, himself, was born in Yorkshire and has worked in restaurants throughout the world, from London to Singapore. After training under such well respected names as Gordon Ramsey and Pierre Gagniare, Lee has returned to Yorkshire to lead the team of some 20 chefs who work at Crafthouse and its sister venue, Angelica, and he describes the food on offer here as "good, honest food cooked properly." The menus are seasonal and include an a la carte selection, fixed price or tasting menu. Starters include smoked salmon served on a warm potato pancake, asparagus with breaded duck egg or Bridlington Bay bisque. Main courses are equally varied and range from Denby


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Dale lamb shoulder to seabass or a goat's cheese, pea and bean risotto. Another popular option at Crafthouse is the Josper Oven, which grills meat and seafood at an incredible 480 degrees centigrade over charcoal, creating a unique taste. Selections include steaks, pork chops and king prawns. There is a children's menu available and

a really intensive wine selection which even details organic wines. And if you struggle to choose a dessert, you could always opt for the Crafthouse Dessert Selection for two to share, offering such delights as pistachio soufflĂŠ, vanilla and mango cheesecake or valhrona dulcey chocolate dome. For those looking for a truly original dining experience,

Crafthouse offers the exclusive Chef Counter experience. Afforded an uninterrupted view of the kitchen and bar area, you will receive special attention, not only from the chefs, but from the sommelier, cocktail mixologists and waiting staff whilst enjoying a bespoke 5 course tasting menu. The restaurant offers 144 covers but still manages to feel intimate, and is open for lunch and dinner, giving views across the city from most tables, including from a dedicated outdoor terrace which is flanked by swaying trees and potted plants adjacent to the glass domed rooftop of Leeds Trinity. To the other side sits Holy Trinity Church, with it's distinguished bell tower sitting alongside the restaurant. Events can be catered for and there is a private dining room available which can seat up to 14 people. Crafthouse is a popular venue though and booking is advisable.

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With the mashed potato still hot, fold in the flour, then the milk and cream, then the eggs one by one and season. Whisk up the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft peaks and fold into stage one using a spatula. Take small frying pan and heat up with a little oil, before pouring in the mix and cooking in the oven at 180oc for 8 minutes. Whilst still hot, take ¼ of the smoked salmon and place onto each pancake and finish with a teaspoon of crème fraiche. • Try to buy ‘aged-beef’- it is firmer than non-aged and has less moisture content. The reduced moisture helps tenderise the meat and concentrate flavour. • You don’t always need to get the most expensive cut. Opt for a good rump from a reputable butcher for plenty of flavour. If you buy well you don’t always need the finest cut. • Let the meat reach room temperature before cooking. It will cook more evenly throughout if the same temperature throughout. • Simple seasoning is best – before cooking season thoroughly with coarse salt. • Heat is key to cooking your steak – a hot grill will char the meat and seal in the flavour. • Forget the oil – oil can cause fire flare up and can change the flavour. If the cooking surface is hot enough the steak shouldn’t stick. • Most grills have different hot spots. If you rotate the meat you’ll ensure it cooks evenly. • Allow it to rest for a minimum of 2/3 minutes. This will allow the juices to settle and the meat to reach it’s final tenderness as the temperature evens. • Clean your grill. Don’t think that by leaving it you’re leaving a layer of juices for next time – it’ll just burn on and affect the flavour. If you can, clean it whilst it’s warm as any fat will clean more easily.

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10 News From the Suburbs

Hope Pastures Fashion Evening at Weetwood Hall The evening of Friday 28 March saw a charity fashion show with a difference at Weetwood Hall on the north Leeds ring road. Lorraine Esteban of Hope Pastures, a horse and donkey sanctuary, had collaborated with Jane Thompson, owner of Harriet’s of Otley, Hair by Dmand of Adel and some professional and volunteer models to stage a James Bond themed fashion evening. Lorraine also drew in her good friend Claire King (aka Kim Tate of Emmerdale) to help with the raffle. Though the fashion wasn’t all glitter and glamour and included clothes and accessories for all ages from late teens upward. Jane, of Harriet’s, told Covered; “Linen is going to be popular this summer – no surprises there as it so often is. Pastel colours are going to be big too, and the fashion accessories of the moment are statement necklaces.”

The evening’s raffle was accompanied by entertaining banter between Emmerdale’s Claire King and her friend and the event organiser Lorraine Esteban.

Originally the Phyllis Harvey Horse and Donkey Trust and founded forty years ago, the sanctuary was restructured as Hope Pastures ten years ago when the present trustees averted closure. The sanctuary, also on the north Leeds Ring Road, presently houses and cares for thirty animals and has an ongoing responsibility for another eighty rehoused. Although the fashion evening raised in excess of

£1000 and counting, the running costs are around £8000 per month. Donations, support and volunteers are always welcome – gives comprehensive details of the charity, its work and upcoming events. There is a Spring Fair on Sunday 18 May and a fun dog show on Sunday 22 June. They are also open every day from 103, admission free. Details online or 0113 2614344.

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Leeds Photographic Society: 2 Summer Exhibitions The Leeds Photographic Society's year reached its climax in April with a joint second place in the West Riding Inter-Club competition.

on display in the 'loft space' at the mill. Vice president Ian Wray said, "Members of the society will also be on hand to chat with, and combined with a visit to the other attractions in This competition takes place the mill and surrounding area, the between eleven local camera clubs exhibition will make a great bank and societies and is contested holiday outing". over four rounds which are run throughout the year. After the Closer to home and running from third round the Leeds society 14th May through until the end of was ahead by two points, but was July, the society will be exhibiting pipped at the post by the Bradford 16 beautiful large format framed Photographic Society. prints at the Atrium Gallery in the Bexley Wing of Saint James' The Leeds Photographic Society has Hospital, Leeds. two other exciting projects coming to fruition and from the 24th to The exhibition entitled 'Beauty the 26th May it will be holding its In The Natural World' is in Annual Exhibition at Salts Mill, memory of Moortown resident Saltaire, Bradford. Entry is free Norah Jackson who was treated and over seventy prints will be at the hospital last year, but

‘Aurora Borealis’ by Norman Robertson, an entry in the St James 'Beauty in the Natural World' exhibition.

sadly lost her fight with cancer. The society's members, and Mrs Jackson's family who provided the funding for the exhibition, hope that the images will be uplifting for patients, staff and visitors at the Bexley Wing, whilst also raising some funds. The gallery, in the main reception area of the Bexley wing, is open to the public and the images will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, the fundraising arm of St James’s Institute of Oncology: http://www. More details of both of these events can be found on the Society's Website

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The Thankful Village Badapple Theatre is touring with an innovative new production that finds humour within the tragedy of The Great War. The play is set in the fictitious village of Bottledale – designated a “thankful village” because it suffered no casualties in WWI. That designation is a genuine one and was coined in the 1930s. Recent extensive research has extended the classification to 53 such civil parishes in England and Wales – and none in Ireland or Scotland. After several years of her own research, including visits to battle sites and military cemeteries in Flanders, Badapple’s director and published playwright Kate Bramley created Bottledale as another. The original musical score is by Jezz Lowe. Covered visited the company’s final rehearsal at Kirk Hammerton Village Hall in April and spoke with Kate and actors Kaitlin Howard, Zoe Land and Emma Bright. The play explores the relationship between three men from Bottledale, enlisted in the army and posted to Flanders. Captain Arthur Proud had been landlord of The White Horse Inn. The two privates are Sydney (a blacksmith) and Tommy (a thresher). Then there are the wives at home – Mrs Proud (now the landlady) and Nellie and Edie (her employees). Clever parallels are drawn from their surreally parallel lives. The three actors are also in parallel. Each plays both the husband and wife. In costume but not make up for their

From the rear - Kaitlin Howard plays the part of Captain Arthur Proud, away in WWI Flanders with Privates “Sydney” and “Tommy” (Zoe Land and Emma Bright). The three actors double up playing the parts of the soldiers’ wives back home - Mrs Proud, Nellie and Edie.

male characters, the audience is constantly reminded of the mirror imagery between Bottledale and the trenches. Badapple Theatre is a fully professional theatre company and registered charity. The Thankful Village has a very busy touring schedule, almost daily, at small venues throughout north Yorkshire and some beyond. Their website gives comprehensive details of all plays and performances. The Thankful Village closes in Hull on 22 June. Its only appearance in the Leeds area is at Thorner Victory Hall on Saturday 14 June. Bookings online or 07521 372994 (Thorner only).

Playwright and director Kate Bramley on the last day of rehearsals, reflecting on an original WWI death Plaque – one was issued by the War Department to next of kin in respect of each and every WWI Commonwealth casualty. The inhabitants of Bottledale received none – therefore a designated “Thankful Village”.


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Exploring Leeds More Owls to find Our walk this month looking at the various Owls to be found on buildings in the centre of Leeds concentrates on the area south of The Headrow. We commence the walk on Infirmary Street at the old Yorkshire Bank premises where stone owls can be seen on the buttresses and spires. Moving to the adjacent street of Quebec Street, there is an owl in the glass in Quebec’s Hotel, formerly the Leeds and County Liberal Club, which was built in 1890. Around the corner on King Street, on another hotel the Met Hotel (formerly the Hotel Metropole), which was built in the same decade in 1898, are a pair of owls on the Victorian terracotta facade. From here turn left onto Wellington Street. We now head off across City Square (no owls to be seen on the statues – only pigeons) to the corner of Bishopsgate Street where on the old Midland Bank premises – now Flares nightclub – owls can be seen above the doorway. Heading down Boar Lane, on your right a stone owl can be seen on The Bourse building. Over the road is the new Trinity shopping centre - the owl here is like a gem, brightly gold and silver. Turn left at the lights and head off up Briggate back towards The Headrow. Halfway up the street on the right is the Yorkshire Bank on Kirkgate where two owls

masterpiece. Owls here can be found both inside and outside on the front of the building.

are carved in wood with YPB (Yorkshire Penny Bank) on the shield between them. Continue down Kirkgate and cross over the road to Kirkgate Market, 110 years old this year and designed by Leeming and Leeming. In here the pairs of owls can be found in circles on the green and gold ironwork. We now cross over from the market heading back slightly towards Boar Lane to one of the jewels of Leeds’s architecture. I mentioned in the last article about Cuthbert Broderick who designed many fine buildings in the city, and the Corn Exchange, built in the 1860’s, is possibly his greatest

Head back towards the market and down Kirkgate to reach the Leeds Minster (formerly Leeds Parish Church before its recent upgrade in status in 2012) where a couple of sets of owls can be found, both in plaques with a fleece in the middle. The one illustrated is that on the end of one of the sets of pews.The building itself is dedicated to Saint Peter. An early 7th-century church on this site was burned down in 633 AD. A church at “Ledes” is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The church was subsequently rebuilt twice, after a fire in the 14th century, and again in the 19th century. Walter Farquhar Hook, Vicar of Leeds from 1837 until preferment as Dean of Chichester in 1859, was responsible for the construction of the present building, and of the revitalising of the Anglican Church throughout Leeds as a whole. Face back up Kirkgate and turn left onto High Court and The Calls. On your right you will see Wharf Street and above the door of the

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Leeds Civic Trust building on the right an owl can be spotted in the glass. Continue along The Calls into Call Lane and then turn left onto Bridge End where you will reach Leeds Bridge. The present cast iron road bridge dates from 1730 and is Grade II listed. A wool cloth market operated at Leeds Bridge, becoming the centre of wool trade for the West Riding of Yorkshire in the late 17th century. The bridge was rebuilt in 1870-73 by W. H. Barlow to a design by T. Dyne Steel. The iron was cast by John Butler of Stanningley. The cast iron balustrade is of rings and flowers. The east side bears the arms of the Corporation of Leeds where we will see our crowned owls and a fleece. Our final owl on this month’s tour can be found by going back from the bridge onto Call Lane and then heading up Swinegate

to the Malmaison Hotel, now in the building formerly occupied by Leeds City Tramways Department, which opened in 1915. The pair of owls can be seen in the plaque above the doorway. From here continue along Swinegate to return you back to City Square.

So ends our second visit round the centre of Leeds looking at the owls which appear on the arms of this fine city. For more information, education and inspiration, and to view a Leeds Owl Trail map visit:

Hospice Cycle Sportive

With the Yorkshire Grand Départ inspiring the county to get out on their bikes, now is the time to take part in a cycle challenge yourself, whilst also raising money for St Gemma’s Hospice. Join them for their inaugural Hospice Cycle Sportive on Sunday 13 July 2014. This exciting, new event will take in the stunning scenery of Yorkshire as it takes participants past 3 other Yorkshire hospices – Kirkwood, Overgate and Barnsley. It is suitable for riders of all abilities and along the route they will be taking on highways, country roads and cycling paths (suitable for both road and hybrid cycles). The circular 68 mile route has been graded as a Level 3 ride by British Cycling – providing a challenge to both the novice and experienced rider alike. Entry is £25 per rider (includes insurance) and participants are asked to raise sponsorship for their challenge. We have our annual Garden Party on the same day so riders will return back to a hero’s welcome from the local community. It will also be a great occasion for your friends and family to come along, enjoy the fun and wait for your much anticipated arrival! Be part of something special in 2014 and help to support the vital services of St Gemma’s Hospice. Email, call 0113 218 5580, or visit

34 Blast from the Past

Back to the Future The recent loss of five British servicemen in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, and last November’s police helicopter crash in Glasgow, received extensive media coverage. Both were subjected to scrutiny at the highest level by uniformed and civilian investigators. Conversely, a similar incident that took the life of Charles Butler of West Park on 27 August 1917 was not. Butler was a Captain in the Royal Flying Corps (now RAF). Training a cadet at an English airfield, his airplane inexplicably fell from the sky. Both were killed. Such was the rate of casualties during WWI that the incident never made the national press – possibly not even the regional. The information can be found online buried among alarmingly brief military reports and in a 1917 issue of Flight magazine. Also reported on the same page of Flight was a corruption case being brought against three men. Lyman J Seeley, an American aviator, inventor and salesman had been charged with bribing Wing Commander John Cyril Porte of Royal Navy Air Service procurement into buying his company’s aircraft. William August Casson, a recently retired senior civil servant and practising barrister, was charged with laundering the

There are many hidden heroes in our graveyards. Captain Charles Butler and his co-pilot were killed in a flying accident in 1917. He is commemorated on this side panel of the family grave in St John’s in Farsley.

“commission” – as much as 25% of the value of sales. The alleged offences spanned three years and were the first cases to be brought under a 1908 Act of Parliament intended for that very purpose. At the time of trial, Seeley remained in USA and failed to appear. The Crown dropped the case against Porte in view of his previous service record and the fact that he was terminally ill – on the condition that he refunded the £38,000 he had pocketed in unlawful payments. Casson pleaded guilty to twelve of the twenty-six charges, was fined £6000 and his proceeds confiscated. Six thousand quid – in 1917! Using average earnings for comparison, that’s well over £1 million in today’s money. So, while 27 years old Captain Butler was risking his life on a daily basis in England and France,

flying primitive aircraft made of wood and cloth offering precious little protection from anything, a barrister was colluding with a salesman and senior Naval aviator to deprive the War Department, and war effort, of tens of thousands of pounds. Reporting was evidently suppressed at the time; the only comprehensive reports of the trial were carried in Flight and The Mount Ida Chronicle (NZ). Two column inches a month later in The Sydney Morning Herald exonerated Porte and incriminated only Casson. Risks taken by unsung heroes such as Charles Butler, then and now, pay for our security and freedom of speech. Continued corruption at high level in the public and private sectors and irresponsible behaviour by the media are shameful returns.

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36 Fashion, Hair & Beauty

LLoving ovingYorkshire Yout h. In a Yorkshire factory hundreds of items are lovingly designed, made and shipped out across the UK. With 17 concessions in Topshop up and down the country, Loving Youth is making its mark in UK fashion. Loving Youth is a new fashion label bringing ‘life loving fashion vultures’ must-have, perfectly picked Vintage Pieces and new creations manufactured in Yorkshire. With reports about popular brands using cheap labour abroad in sweat shop conditions, Loving Youth is committed to bringing manufacturing back to the UK. The label provides the means for fashionistas to ditch exploitative high street chains and start buying British. Created in 2013, Loving Youth is the sister company of vintage shop Blue Rinse. The label is run by Katie Hammonds and Faye Mathieson, who are passionate about their county and their clothes. “All the fabrics and materials are all sourced here in the UK” says Faye. “We want to create pieces you are going to love and bring

them at affordable prices that you will love! We started with one concession in Topshop at Trinity Leeds. Within a year we had concessions in 17 Topshops across the UK, we cannot believe how quickly it has grown!” Loving Youth also reimagine Vintage clothing. They may take an old pair of dungarees and turn it into a must-have new shirt! Katie & Faye have a fantastic eye for fashion. Be assured, there will be something in their collection that would look amazing in your wardrobe. Loving Youth’s ethical approach to fashion is definitely the way forward, and Katie and Faye are forward thinking ladies.

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The Tetley

It’s hard to believe that the magnificent art deco Tetley headquarters, built in 1931, isn’t a listed building. Such a fundamental part of Leeds’ industrial and social history, Tetley’s Brewery was founded by Joshua Tetley in 1822 and grew to be the largest brewery in the North of England, before Carlsberg took over in 1998. The Leeds brewery site closed in 2011

and was largely demolished. We can be thankful then that Pippa Hale and Kerry Harker saw the beauty in this building and how it would fit with their vision for the future. The recent transformation is down to the directors and cofounders of Project Space Leeds, a charity established to showcase new and emerging artistic

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talent, and previously located at Whitehall Waterfront. Kerry and Pippa are themselves both graduates of Leeds University and were drawn to the character and architecture of the Tetley building. Now a centre for contemporary arts and learning, the heritage of the building has been beautifully preserved, and demonstrates a careful blend of old and new. Entering through the original wood and glass revolving doors you arrive into the reception area where the original war memorials still stand, commemorating the loss of 261 Tetley employees, including Isaac Tetley, during both world wars. Oak panelling remains throughout and the boardroom is kept intact, complete with portraits of the Tetley elite still gracing the walls. The original art deco lift has been decommissioned but still provides an interesting feature, and the second floor atrium has been

opened up to provide a light, airy exhibition space over which the stunning period glass roof sits. The Bar and Kitchen centres around community, with profits going directly to support the artistic and educational programming held at the venue. Here you’ll find a range of good quality food and drink in a relaxed environment. The menu is wholesome and Yorkshireinspired, using locally sourced produce as much as possible and, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy a fine pint of Tetley’s whilst soaking up the atmosphere. The furniture in the bar is largely recycled from the old headquarters and you’ll find tables fashioned from old workstations and magnificent iron pillars. Children are welcome and have a special menu, which includes picnics. This is now very much a building

where all of the family can come and education is a key factor at The Tetley, with school groups welcomed and regular Springboard Saturday family events. Easter promises “fun for the young at heart of all ages” with a plethora of activities lined up including animated films, robot making and letterpress printing, not to mention the Easter egg hunt and opening of the outdoor dining terrace and new green space, which will encourage the continued regeneration of Leeds south bank. The renaissance of this building continues with the Tetley archive still being sifted through but, in the meantime, it’s good to see that the illuminated sign upon the roof still beams out across the city “The Home of Tetley’s Established 1822.”

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Book review – The Monuments: the grit and glory of cycling’s greatest one-day races

fairly bowls along. It is the history of five legendary one-day cycle races, comparable with the grand slam in tennis or the majors in golf. The races in question are the ParisRoubaix (known as the hell of the north on account of the number of cobbles the cyclists jolt over) the MilanSan Remo, the Tour of Flanders, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy. Mostly a century old, these are far less well-known to the general public than the Tour de France, but to cyclists they offer the greatest challenges. The Monuments recounts the struggles, triumphs and disasters and the personal stories of the major competitors over the years and is a must for any enthusiast. It is published by Bloomsbury at £12.99.

Peter Cossins is a writer and journalist and has covered cycling’s major events for a number of years. A modern languages graduate (Spanish and French) and a cycling enthusiast with a way with words, he gave Stephen Roche vital help with his story. This book is what the French would call “un pavé” (a weighty tome, with a nod to one race largely over cobbles – the literal meaning of “pavé”). Yes, it is a big book, but it is an easy read and


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REAP WHAT YOU SOW…. Edible Bed is a project run by members of the REAP (Roundhay Environmental Action Project) Gardening Group which aims to encourage growing within an urban environment. The bed is managed by volunteers to demonstrate the variety of things which can be grown, often within a limited space, and aims to educate and promote good food health. All food grown here in the community bed is labelled when it's ready to eat and is free to be picked by the public. And it's not just your basic potatoes and carrots on offer. Expect to find seasonal artichokes, beetroot, beans and a variety of herbs and edible flowers. The group also organise Roundhay Open Gardens, offer advice to novice gardeners and give free seedlings to children to illustrate how small acts can have a big impact on the environment. If you'd like to get involved then drop by for a chat at Oakwood Farmers' Market (3rd Saturday of the month,

****COVERED READER GIVEAWAY**** The Spring Yorkshire Antiques and Art Fair at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate is on Saturday and Sunday 24/25th May. The fair is organised by Bowman Antiques Fairs of Shipley. The first Fair was in November 2009 and has been staged twice a year ever since. It has become a firm favourite with antiques, art and vintage enthusiasts attracting more than 6,000 visitors each time. The fair is open from 10am-5pm each day and will have up to 350 stand-holders in two halls. The fair offers the best selection of antiques, art, vintage, retro and collectables in the North of England with exhibitors from all over the country selling rare, unusual and unique items. The Yorkshire Event Centre is 30 mins by road from North Leeds. The venue has ample free parking and a quality on-site café. Bowman’s have 50 complimentary tickets available for Covered readers, worth £10 admitting two people free of charge for one day. To claim your free ticket email your contact details to: and put “Covered Ticket Offer’” in the subject field. A ticket for two people will be ready for you to collect at the information desk at the fair. The deadline to claim is Monday 19th May 2014. Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.

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Garforth’s Barley Hill Road playground is a hit Barley Hill recreation ground in Garforth has been well-provided with facilities for tennis, football, and bowls for some time. It now also boasts a revamped children’s playground which is proving very popular with families. Covered brought you a picture of Councillors Mark Dobson and Andrea McKenna getting to grips with the work in a recent issue; now we can show you the site up and running. Some of the equipment is quite challenging, appealing to older children too. Councillor Dobson told Covered that the feedback was good and that use of the playground certainly seemed to vindicate the investment. There was one safety issue he had been made aware of regarding fencing on the vehicle access side. Indeed, Covered had spotted an enterprising two-yearold making a bid for freedom during a game of hide-and-seek in the bushes! Councillor Dobson said: “As a parent, I am well aware that you have to have eyes in the back of your heads. A user has mentioned this to me and I have passed it to the Parks Department, so the matter is in hand.”

COUNCILLORS COMMENTS: CROSSGATES We are delighted to announce that another of our fantastic parks is being redeveloped to improve the facilities for the local community. Work has stated to improve Fieldhead Carr Playing Fields. The proposed design for the new children’s play area will include brand new slides, climbing frames, swings, see-saws, and merry-go-round. The area will be landscapes to include new trees and flowerbeds, footpaths, litter bins, benches and picnic tables.

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A slide for the little ones

Work has also recently been completed to improve Whinmoor Park. The work included the new footpaths, fencing signs, trees and flowerbeds. The new footpaths will provide a safer route for residents through the park to and from local amenities. The sports courts have been redeveloped to include a tennis court and a new multi-use pitch for sports such as five-a-side football. Other works have also been carried out in Manston Park. We hope that residents will welcome the changes which will only build on the popularity of the green spaces in the area. Residents have asked for improvements for some time and we are sure even more families will be able to enjoy spending time in their local park.

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The Lions held a craft fair in early March at the Miners’ Welfare Hall in Garforth, with 19 craft stalls selling a great variety of different craft items. Lions’ partners meet weekly to make items for sale. The event was well supported by the public and enabled many local people to showcase their crafts. Proceeds went to the Lions District Governors appeal, this year supporting Research into Motor Neurone Disease .

Kippax Band 200th Anniversary Concert The Lions were honoured to present a concert celebrating the band’s 200th anniversary. The concert, held at Brigshaw High School, featured special Guest Conductor and Soloist Alan Morrison (former Principal Cornet with Grimethorpe Colliery Band). A vast array of music was played from traditional brass band tunes to more recent pieces such as Skyfall.

Easter Car Boot Sale Lions turned up before 6am on Easter Sunday morning to run their annual car boot sale on Tesco’s car park in Garforth. A big turnout of sellers and buyers allowed people to have a spring clean at home, make a few pounds and raise funds for the Lions’ voluntary service work. The Lions would like to thank Tesco Garforth for their ongoing support of this annual Easter event!

Leeds Children’s Hospital Presentation

Last, but not least, the Lions presented a cheque for £5014 to Leeds Children’s Hospital at the LGI in Leeds. The cheque was presented to Sharon Edwards, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Leeds Children’s Hospital, by Zone Chairman Martin Egginton of Garforth & District Lions, along with Lions from the clubs of Elmet, Garforth & District, Leeds Skyrack, Presenting the cheque at LGI

Guest Conductor / Soloist Alan Morrison in action with Kippax Brass Band

Morley & District, Rothwell District and Wetherby District, who all contributed. The funds raised by these Lions Clubs is to be used to purchase a new nerve ultrasound machine and associated software, designed to provide high quality pain relief for children undergoing surgery and not funded by NHS. Leeds Children’s Hospital admits over 30,000 to its wards each year, with over 109,000 children seen in their outpatient department and nearly 60,000 seen via A&E admission. Many of these children will be members of the communities covered by the six Lions clubs above. Garforth & District Lions club raises funds and undertakes voluntary work across the district, including the surrounding communities of Aberford, Allerton Bywater, Barwick, Great and Little Preston, Kippax, Ledsham, Ledston, Micklefield, Scholes and Swillington. The next big event is a summer community gala and car boot sale on Sunday 29th June, on Glebelands, Ninelands Lane, Garforth further details from the website and Facebook pages or by calling 0845 833 5825.

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Green Woodwork for Beginners Carpenters are skilled craftsmen. The gift is in their hands and their natural ability is honed by training and apprenticeships. If you think that sounds a little grand then remember the first offerings you or your children brought home from craft classes at school. Or the last time you tried to build a shelf or re-hang a door. Or assemble a flat pack computer desk. Hollybush Conservation Centre in Kirkstall, Leeds, has devised the right one-day course for budding woodworkers who lack the necessary technical knowledge and precision and arsenal of electric tools. Their Green Woodwork Experience Days offer tuition in selecting freely available woodland timber, mainly unseasoned, and, using traditional tools and simple methods, turning it into useful rustic items such as stools, coffee tables, gates and trinkets such as spoons or napkin rings. And, in keeping with their ethos

HCC’s Peter Larner, Eric Yaffey and Jessica Duffy were on site when Covered visited their Green Woodworking Experience Day on 27 April. They are sat under a gate, rather like one from a sheep pen, made from green timber.

of recycling, making minimal impact on the environment. OK, the scouts might miss a few pieces of storm damaged wood come bonfire night. But doing things this way helps reduce their carbon emissions. The next Green Woodworking Experience Days at Hollybush are on 8 June and 20 July and are set outdoors in a reconstructed woodland worksite. The parent organisation, The Conservation Volunteers, is a registered This student was using a drawknife to shape a leg for a school or table from “green” wood.

All these objects were made from discarded green timber.

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manager Clive has been here a similar amount of time and most of our fitters have been with us for years – we must be doing something right!



You must have installed a few windows in the last 45 years, do you know how many?

Nearing a milestone 45 years trading is some feat, particularly in a competitive environment like windows, doors and conservatories. Covered talk to Elmhurst’s Richard Abrahams about his impending anniversary and if they’ll be marking the year with sapphires.

When did the Elmhurst story begin? My Father Jack set the business up in 1970 at premises on Whitkirk roundabout. We’re still in the same spot to this day, though the showroom has undergone extensive refurbishment recently. I’ve been running the business, under the keen eye of Jack, for about 22 years now. My

Mother Norma still looks after the finances today – checking I’m not overspending! We’re all proud to have remained a true family company all these years.

Sounds like everyone has been in it for the long haul…. Definitely, Adele our office manager has been with us for nearly 30 years, installations

At the last count we have over 10,000 satisfied customers! It’s difficult to say how many windows we’ve fitted but our customers range from one-off windows, to full houses and conservatories – I’d say we’ve handled over 100,000 panes of glass at least! About 70% of customers have used us more than once, I’m assuming the other 30% will once it’s time to replace our last installation for them.

What changes have there been in the industry?

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quite simply, a revelation and helps us to create beautiful, comfortable rooms, that add value to your home.

Ok, so I’m thinking of some home improvements – what should I look out for?

up customer service. Since 2002, genuine installation companies have to adhere to current Building Regulations under the FENSA registered scheme – it has made the industry more professional.

What about today’s products? Energy Efficiency is on trend! We fit A Rated Windows which are 60% more efficient than the ones we fitted 30 years ago. We replace a lot of windows that we installed all that time ago. We now fit solar controlled glass roofs to conservatories so 70% of "green house" heat is extracted. That ensures a conservatory can be used comfortably 12 months of the year. We’re currently investing in a ‘Green Deal Accreditation’ enabling us to become a green deal installer.

What other home improvement products have you launched? The past 10 years have seen a boom in many technologies and plastics are no different. We can now offer an extensive range of maintenance free products and be confident that the quality is now good enough for our customers. Bi-fold doors have proved really popular, they really open the

house up in summer. Composite doors are now replacing pvc ones, they look like wood but there’s no need to sand and paint every year! We also install roofline products, fascias, soffits and gutters that will last for years, again no need for a paintbrush and ladders!

What’s the best thing about running Elmhurst? Without doubts, it’s the satisfied customers who come back to us 30 years after their initial installation – it’s like being re-united with old friends. Customers are amazed that units have lasted twice as long as our famous 15 year guarantee.

There must be bad things? Although I’m doing my best to keep fit and trim, all the team like to get cakes and chocolate in the office so dieting is so hard! Otherwise, I’m living the dream!

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Designer Craft Fair

Otley Courthouse, LS21 3AN Last Sunday of the month 9.30am-1pm. Lovely handmade crafts, fairtrade tea, coffee & yummy snacks

Grassington Farmers Market Grassington Village Centre, North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB 3rd Sunday of every month 9am-2.30pm

Guiseley Farmers Market

The Station Pub, 70 Otley Road, Guiseley, LS20 8BH. 3rd Sunday of every month 9am-1.30pm

Food, Drink & Farmers Markets

Headingley Farmers Market

Bramhope Farmers Market

Horsforth Farmers Market

Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, LS16 9AZ 2nd Saturday of every month 10am-1pm

Briggate Farmers & Craft Market

Briggate, Leeds City Centre 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month 10am-4pm

Chapel Allerton Farmers Market

Three Hulats Pub, 13 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3NB Last Sunday of every month 9am-1pm

Chippendales Indoor Market

The Old Grammar School, Manor Square, Otley, LS21 3AY. Last Sunday of the month, 9am-3pm Chippendale's Indoor market is a market run inside the gallery. With over 15 traders selling anything from jams, pickles, chilled meats and crafts its well worth visiting.

Rose Garden, North Lane, LS6 3JJ 2nd Saturday of every month 9am-12.30pm

St Margaret’s Primary, Town Street, LS18 5BL 1st Saturday of every month 9am-12.30pm

Kirkstall Deli Market

Kirkstall Abbey, LS5 3EH Last Saturday of every month, 12pm-3pm

Oakwood Farmers Market

Around the Oakwood Clock (junction of Oakwood Lane/Roundhay Road/ Princes Avenue/Wetherby Road) 3rd Saturday of every month 9am-12.30pm

Otley Farmers Market

Market Square, Otley, LS21 3AQ Last Sunday of every month 9am-1pm

Skipton Farmers Market

Skipton Canal Basin, BD23 1st Sunday of every month 9am-2.30pm

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Meets at Garforth Working Men's Club, Barley Hill Road, Garforth, LS25 1AU. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (except August) at 10am for 10.30am. For retired professional/business men. Interesting programme of speakers, forums etc. Contact Brian Fox 0113 286 4692.

Garforth Historical Society Church Garden, Community Hall. Monthly meetings held 3rd Thursday of each month @ 7.30pm. We would like to invite you to our talks which very varied. Ancient-Modern and family orientated. Full membership £8. £1 for 1st visit, Enquiries: 0113 2864660

Leeds Current Affairs Discussion Group

Convenor/Tutor Professor Bill Jones St George's Centre, Great George street, Leeds LS1 3BR Dates:@ Each Thursday from 2 October – 4 December 2014 (ten sessions)10.30 – 12.30. Fee £90. Keep your brain active and gain in-depth insights into current affairs at home and abroad via 10 weekly briefings and discussions. For more information and booking form contact or Glynis Sandwith at (07765 641297).

Colton Village Institute Meynel Rd, Colton, LS15 9HP Venue hire Available Enquiries: 07757 999639

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Crossgates Ladies Probus Club

Crossgates Methodist Church Hall, Austhorpe Road LS15 8QR Last Thursday of the month, 2pm Social activities for retired women. Speakers & occasional outings. New members welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2606211

Garforth Historical Society Church Gardens Community Room, off Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 2BW A varied programme, Friendly crowd, all welcome to join us. Enquiries to secretary 0113 2863524 or

Garforth Townswomens Guild Garforth Academy, Halliday Court, off Main Street, LS25 Meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. New members are welcome to join for speakers, trips, arts & crafts. Enquiries: 0113 2867636

Halton Town Womens Guild

Christchurch, Chapel Street LS15 7RW 2nd Monday of the month at 2 pm. New faces always welcome. Enquiries: Joyce Schofield 0113 2644883

Leeds HF Rambling & Social Club

3 Kelmscott Gardens, Crossgates LS15 8HL Sunday walks geared to public transport. Send SAE for details to Georgina Cressey, Secretary.

Leeds Magical Association

Church hall of St Johns C of E Church, Harrogate Rd LS17 7BZ Local magic society meeting twice a month. Busy and varied programme. New members welcome. Enquiries:

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U3A Leeds

St Matthew's Church Meeting Room, Wood Lane, LS7 3QF Meeting on the second Thursday in the month 10:30 to noon. For retired professional/business men. Social gatherings with speakers. Enquiries: 0113 266 2310.

A vibrant organisation for anyone no longer in full time work. Over 20 special interest groups & fortnightly talks. Enquiries: 07552 448834 or

Wharfedale & District Aeromodeller's Club

Military Whist Drive

Shadwell Scout Hut, Hollywell Lane LS17 3HA Friday 7.15 for a 7.30 start. ÂŁ2 includes tea, biscuits and raffle. Whist players very welcome. A friendly evening.

Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley In Wharfedale Experienced flyers, juniors & beginners welcome to join Contact Jeff Smith 0113 2603557 for times/days

Reading Group


Crossgates Library, Farm Rd LS15 7LB st Wednesday of the month 6-7pm. For the current book title or more information ask a staff member or just come along to the group.

Table Top Sale

Crossgates Methodist Church Hall, Austhorpe Road LS15 8QR 1st Saturday of the month 9.30am- noon. Selling crafts, stamps, books, bric-a-brac etc. Admission free.

The Thoresby Society

23 Clarendon Road LS2 9NZ. The Leeds local history society. All welcome. Details of lectures and the society on the website


Rotaract is a branch of the Rotary aimed at 18-30s, providing the opportunity to be part of a fun, dynamic organisation. Rotaract offers a wide range of social activities and fundraising opportunities for local and national charities. As well as improving cultural and social awareness, Rotaract members can help develop leadership, public speaking, social, business and personal skills. We have members from all different backgrounds and sectors of business and ethical practice is encouraged as a core aspect of our philosophy. Leeds Rotaract currently meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Leeds City Centre LeedsCityRotaract

Royal Artillery Association

New Headingley Club, St Michaels Road, Headingley, LS6 3BG Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month. 12.30pm for 1pm start. Any member or ex member and civilian ancillary who have served in the Far East at any time are welcome to join. Enquiries to Secretary Eddie Seville: 0113 2637583

Meetings held each 3rd Saturday in the month at New Headingley Club, St Michaels Road, Headingley, LS6 3BG at 1400hrs. A chance to meet with other RA Veterans over a drink and take part in the many outings and visits both socially and military. Membership is open to all three branches of the Armed Services(Navy, Army & Air Force. For further information please contact: Ian Williams. 01924 496587 or email:

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Sports, Health & Wellbeing


First Tues each month at St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd LS16 5JT at 8pm. 3 June Guest speaker is Marco Schrang ‘ Late Summer interest in the Garden’. We have 10 events each year. Friendly evenings with refreshments 50p raffle and white elephant stall. Membership £12 single pa and £18 double pa. Includes all events evenings and free admission to Leeds Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show held at The Grammar School at Leeds LS17 - phone Pat 0113 2250030 or

Leeds Horticultural Society Annual Plant/Coffee morning St Chad’s Centre, Otley Road, LS16 5JT Sat 17 May 9.30am – 11.30am . Admission £1 inc refreshments. Free parking on site. Come early and stock up your garden for summer with perennials / annuals / tomatoes – advice given free. Phone Pat 0113 2250030

Halton in Bloom

If you would like more information on our lively group wanting to make Halton a better place to live please contact Jenny on 0113 8084496 or Alison on 07935 013027 or email

Paxton Horticultural Society Plant and Book Sale Saturday 31st May10am - 12 noon Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS6 2AB Admission is free.

Amaranth FC

Manston Lane, LS15 8AB New players wanted for U8, U13, U15, U16 and U18 teams. Please call Derek Hallas Club Secretary on 07427 652683 or email

Arthritis Care Halton

Chapel Street, Halton Leeds LS15 7RW 1st Tuesday of the month 1.30– 3.30pm Speakers/ outings. New members welcome. £2 inc. raffle & refreshments. Enquiries: 0113 2494561 or just turn up. For further info on Arthritis Care visit website: www.

Bardsey Bowling Club

Woodacre Lane LS17 9DQ New members welcome. The club is available daily for social bowling (when no league matches) Equipment provided but please bring flat-soled shoes only. Enquiries: 01937 579644 or 0113 2934109

Barnbow Social Club

Old Manston Lane, Leeds LS15 8AD Live Entertainment, Bingo, Deal or No Deal etc. 3 snooker teams, 2 Darts & Dominoes teams & a Golf Section. Dance hall available for functions. Enquire at the club for memberships. The Club is the HQ of “Barnbow Pensioners”. Enquiries: 0113 2647204 or postmaster@barnbowsports.

Crossgates Cricket Club.

Austhorpe Lane LS15 8LX Coaching by qualified ECB coaches. New adult & junior members welcome for further details.

Crossgates Harriers

John Smeaton Sports Centre, Smeaton Approach LS15 8TA. Friendly adult running club. Club nights are Wednesday at 7.15pm Enquiries see:

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Diabetes UK Support Group

Meets on the 1st Monday of the month, except Bank Holidays when it is the 2nd,at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 7.00to 9.00p.m. Open to both Type 1 and 2 and parents/carers. Ring 07840686618 for more details.

IBS Leeds

HEART Centre, Headingley, Friendly, informal meetings for fellow sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Monthly meetings how being held. Please email me at or visit for details

Leeds Coeliac Group

Support and advice to those medically diagnosed with Coeliac disease. Next social event is a gluten-free Mediterranean meal at 7.00 pm on Friday 27th June 2014 at the Del Verde Restaurant, Park Lane, Roundhay LS8 2EJ. Enquiries: Sandra McLean 07711 768850 or

Leeds Fencing Club

Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 3BE.Beginners/Intermediates/ Advanced. Wheelchair fencing available. www. /email: info@leedsfencing. / club secretary Karen Garvie 2742262 or Kirkstall Leisure Centre 3782086

M.S. Society Leeds and District Branch

Information, support, help and social activities for those affected by M.S 0800 1114324

St. Theresa's Athletic Club

Meets at John Smeaton Centre, Tuesday's 7pm & Thursdays, 6.30pm outside Brown Cow pub at Whitkirk. All levels of ability are welcome. Beginners especially welcome with new course starting on 3rd April. Details at

Temple AFC

Charter Standard club, all coaches CRB approved & FA & 1st Aid qualified.

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The Whitkirk Club

Selby Rd, LS15 0AA Bowling, Cricket ( Football, Tennis, All age groups catered for. Members only, children under 14 must leave by 9.30pm. TV for Sky matches

Garforth Rec Bowling Club

Barley Hill Road, Garforth. LS251AU We have players of all ages and welcome new members to play socially or in any of our 16 league teams. Enquiries: Pam Bacon 01132868907

FAMILIES & CHILDREN Colton Footie Tots.

Colton Institute Sports & Social Club School Lane, Colton, LS15 9AL Football training for 4/5/6/ years olds. Coaches CRB & FA trained. Enquiries: 07830 352934 or Colton Institute Sports & Social Club has sections for cricket, tennis and bowls. For information on the junior football team go to:

Community-Led Nursery Offering Subsidised Places

Twinkle Toes, Colton Institute, Meynell Road, Colton LS15 9AQ £3.75 per child every Thursday Morning 10am-12 noon for ages 18 month+. Mums &Tots 1st Friday and Baby development group 1st Thursday in the month £2 or £3.75 per family. All welcome. Enquiries: 01132648705/ 07976691664

Harehills Movement and Music Playgroup

Harehills Lane Baptist Church hall (access from Hilton Place), LS8 4HF. Parent run community playgroup invites you to join us on Tuesdays for music and parachute fun and Wednesdays for movement developmental play. 10-11.15am term time. £1 per family including refreshments. Everybody welcome. Enquiries:

Brownies & Rainbows

Crossgates Methodist Church Hall, Austhorpe Road LS15 8QR All girls age 7-10 or 5-7 years are welcome to join the fun and make new friends. Activities include games, crafts, badges, cooking, sports, sleepovers & weekends away. Enquiries:

Crossgates Tots & Guest Club Crossgates Methodist Church Hall, Austhorpe Road LS15 8QR Mondays 1:15 – 2:45pm. Pre-school children & their carers welcome for an afternoon of activities and socialising.

Mini Fun (Stay & Play for up to 2 year olds) Crossgates & Manston Children’s Centre, Poole Crescent LS15 7NB Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 (term time only). Free.

Little Bookworms Storytime

Crossgates Library, Farm Rd LS15 7LB Thursdays 10.30am-11am (term time only) Storytime for children up to 2 years old.

Scholes Playgroup

Station Road LS15 4BJ (use Nursery entrance on Morwick Grove.) Wednesday mornings (term time only) 9.15am11.15am. Parents & Carers with pre school children welcome for chat, play & sing-along. Coffee, tea & cake for adults, snacks & juice for children £2.50 per child (siblings free).

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Spanish Playgroup

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Meanwood LS6 4NP Thursdays 10am-1pm, term time. For 0-5 year olds and their Spanish-speaking parents or carers. Informal and friendly environment. Enquiries: 07775 579927 or

Whitkirk Wanderers JFC

The Whitkirk Club, Selby Rd, Leeds LS15 0AA. New players wanted now for our junior teams to strengthen our squads. Check our website whitkirkwanderers for more information. Contact Lee on 0793 0397659


Sat 7th June 2014 at 1-4pm Meanwood Institute, Green Road, Meanwood LS6 4LD.Tea,coffee and cakes, toys, books, handmade gifts,vintage, raffle and more! Entry 50p children free.Please come along and help us support people living with dementia. All profits will go to the Alzheimers society.

Miscellaneous Garforth & District Crime Prevention Panel

Garforth Minors Welfare Hall, Main St, Garforth. Meetings, held every other month. Our aim to assist people in the area prevent crime. Enquiries: 0113 2864660

Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store

The Store which has been running now for almost 30 years is a registered charity that collects donated furniture and, through a raft of voluntary and statutory referral agencies, passes it on to individuals and families in Leeds who are in need. Enquiries:01132739727,


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Village Hall, 38 Main Street, Scholes LS15 4DL. Thursday 8pm. New members wanted, any age/gender. Enquiries: 01274 590608

Leeds Photographic Society

St Edmund's Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JN Meeting every Tuesday. A friendly bunch of photographers with a wide range of abilities from beginner to pro. Learn and bounce ideas around, new members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian Wray 07814 737499 Web: Facebook: http://www. Twitter:@lps1852

Line Dance Class

Newbourne Methodist Hall, Upper Accommodation Road LS9 8JL Every Thursday at 6.30pm. Children & beginners first lesson free

The Leeds Calligraphy Guild

St Andrew’s Shaftsbury Ave, Roundhay LS8 1DS Tuesday mornings. Learn the art of Calligraphy. Absolute beginners or those with a little knowledge. Enquiries: 0113 2696414 Or 07900 286358

Whitkirk Arts Guild

Whitkirk Church Hall LS15 0AA Wednesdays from 7.30- 10pm. New members always welcome. Enquiries: 07964 853568

Yorkshire Late Starters Strings West Park Centre, Spen Lane LS16 5BE Saturday Mornings during term-time, 10am12.30pm. String orchestra for adult learners/ returners. The emphasis is on stress-free, noncompetitive playing, with tuition offered by some of the finest professionals in the region. Enquiries: or

Leeds People’s Choir

Enjoy singing but have not found a choir? Come and join us. We take pleasure in singing songs of joy, struggle, liberation, celebration and peace from around the world. Whilst reading music is useful, we also learn songs by ear. Open to anyone we meet every Wednesday during term time, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Swarthmore Centre in Woodhouse Square, Leeds.

Sinfonia Leeds

Sunday, 22 June at 3.0pm at the Kings Hall, Ilkley. Holst, "The Planets" (excerpts). Custer, Star Trek through the years (arr.). Williams, Star Wars Suite. Conductor, Anthony Kraus. Tickets available at Ilkley Visitor Information Centre, Station Road, Ilkley, 01943 602319 or on the door or sinfoniaofleeds. Saturday, 28 June at 7.30 at St. Edmund's Church, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, Leeds. Mozart, Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter). Williams, Star Wars Suite, Holst, Suite "The Planets" (excerpts). Conductor, Anthony Kraus. Tickets available at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds - 0113 2243801 or on the door or

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Kingswear Parade, LS15 8LH. 0113 264 6874

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Selby Road, Halton, Leeds LS15 7NP. 0113 264 7000

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