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Hello and welcome to this month’s Covered – the magazine for the Leeds suburbs. I seem to welcome new readers every month at the moment, such is the rate of our growth. Last month we announced the launch of our pick up points, which have been highly successful, copies have been flying off the shelves! Many first time readers have been in touch to let me know how impressed they are with Covered. Thank you all – it’s very humbling to hear how much you like our little magazine! You will continue to see new pick up points appearing but don’t worry if you’re used to getting one through the letterbox, we are still firmly committed to being the city’s most widely distributed magazine and you’ll still have a copy per month straight to your door. 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 your comments and suggestions. What would you like to see more of in Covered? What would you like to see less of? Is there a story in your corner of the world that you think should be shared across the city? Keep us informed… and we’ll inform the rest of Leeds! The deadline for editorial submissions and listings in our Really Useful Guide is 10/06/14. The advertising deadline is 13/06/14. Until next month,

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Covered Edition 39 Contents

04 food & drink 24 property PICKS 32 garden guru 33 The really useful guide 58 Advertising Directory Competition

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last month’s ‘find sid’ winner was: Diana Hancock, Victoria Gardens LS29 Prizes must be claimed by 13/06/14. Winners agree to details being published in Covered. The Editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Disclaimer The opinions expressed in Covered do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, publisher or their agents. Whilst every reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included within this publication, the publisher takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in Covered Magazine. The content of Covered is not to be reproduced in any form without permission of the publisher. This magazine has been printed on materials from sustainablesources. Please pass to a friend, recycle or compost after reading. Visit: www.recyclenow.com to find your nearest recycling site.


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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. www.crafthouse-restaurant.com


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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 amym@st-gemma.co.uk, call 0113 218 5580, or visit www.st-gemma.co.uk/cycling.


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Covered Smoked Salmon with Potato Pancake Serves 4 The perfect steak

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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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Melt the chocolate and butter in a bain-marie (a bowl resting over a pan with water in – avoids burning) Whisk together the sugar and the eggs. Add this mixture to the chocolate and butter mixture. Whisk in the flour. Butter and flour your moulds or ramequin (to stop the mix from sticking) Pipe 80 to 100g of mixture into each mould. Bake for around 9-10 minutes at 180˚C. To Finish, Coat the fondant with warm chocolate sauce. Make a quenelle of caramel or serve with vanilla ice cream.


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The Channel 4 hit show Come Dine With Me is back for a new daytime series. If you’re not familiar with this popular programme, its format is simple - over four days, four strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other. At the end of the week the best host wins a £1,000 cash prize! The programme makers are looking for people over 18 years of age and from this area to take part in the next series. If you’re interested then please email or call and leave your name, address, age and contact details: Email: cdwm@itv.com Tel: 0871 244 4142. The shoot dates are: 30th June – 04th July 2014. (Callers from a BT landline will be charged a set up fee of 14p per call plus 10p per minute. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.)

Leeds residents are invited to The Great Gatsby Ball, being held on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care from 7pm on Thursday 10th July at Gusto Restaurant Cookridge. The valuable funds raised on the night will help local Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. Hannah Saxon Community Fundraiser, told Covered: “We are delighted that Gusto Cookridge have chosen to support Marie Curie Cancer Care through what promises

to be a spectacular event. It is the first event our new North Leeds Group will support which is really exciting and the money raised through the raffle and donations on the night will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more hours of free nursing care for people with terminal illnesses in the Leeds area.” The evening promises to be a spectacular evening of live music, delicious food and vintage glamour. Tickets are £40 per person, which includes a three-course meal. Please call 0113 267 2100 now to book your place.

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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 badappletheatre.com 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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NEWS FROM LPS

The Leeds Photographic Society recently held the first of this year's summer outings with an evening trip to Otley. The picturesque market town has a wealth of photographic attractions' from architecture and street photography to views of the park gardens and River Wharfe, and the members enjoyed a sociable evening of photography before retiring to the pub for some light refreshment. Meanwhile some of the society's other projects have come to fruition and in May the members presented 12 large format photographs to the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, in Headingley Leeds. The images which will be used to decorate the new 'In Patient Unit' at the hospice were created on Acrylic Panels and feature a variety of local landscape and floral images.

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The project was made possible by a grant from a trust created by Yorkshire based firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors who have offices in Leeds. In addition to providing nearly £1000 for this project, the Neil Hudgell Trust is dedicated to supporting groups and initiatives across Yorkshire and is looking to support applications which will add value to local communities through supporting the vulnerable and needy. More details can be found at http://www.neil-hudgell. co.uk/about-us/the-neil-hudgell-solicitors-trust. Meanwhile the LPS continue to meet every other week during the summer period. New members are always welcome and details can be found at http:// www.lps1852.co.uk/

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Yorkshire Does Even More Vintage The reason that March saw the last Leeds Vintage Fashion Fair at Queen’s Hotel was the organiser’s increased family commitments and not any reduction in demand. In fact, demand remains so great that a new organiser has recently emerged – creating fresh events in addition to the existing vintage fashion fairs in Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Leeds, Saltaire, Scarborough and York. Now and Then Events was founded in York in 2011 by Samantha Agnew and Alex Claydon (pictured). Already professional corporate and civic events managers and organisers, they decided to combine their shared passion for all things vintage and Britain Does Vintage was the result. Choosing prestigious and historic venues, they now run vintage fashion, accessory and homeware events in Yorkshire (Huddersfield, Sheffield and York) and as far afield as Newcastle and Leicester. They are always titled “[Town] Does Vintage”, so their events aren’t difficult to spot. Covered visited Sheffield Does Vintage on 10 May, in Sheffield’s Cutler’s Hall. There were two messages from the vintage scene. First, the proliferation of events and ever growing media interest, including new magazines and websites, shows that interest isn’t going to fade in the foreseeable future. The second message, possibly more telling, is that demand is beginning to outstrip supply – at least the supply of original clothing in good condition. Two of the exhibitors are now making or modifying dresses and outfits using reclaimed fabric or making them

Samantha Agnew and Alex Claydon’s “Does Vintage” events have won awards from York and Yorkshire tourism and business, and from the national vintage fashion community.

Exhibitors Hannah Rose Designs (Dronfield) (seated) and Black Cat Vintage (Grimsby) are among those helping meet the continued demand for vintage clothing by making pieces from scratch. The swimsuit was priced at £25 and the dress, made from an original 1957 Parisian fashion house pattern, £40.

afresh from vintage dressmaking patterns. So, for the same sort of money you can now buy vintage fashion where neither you nor the outfit needs to be resized. Scampston Does Vintage, near Malton, is a weekend of vintage fashion, vehicles and entertainments on 6 and 7 June. The next and nearest one day fair is Huddersfield Does Vintage (Town Hall) on 16 August.


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What did dinosaurs eat – and how do we know? Find out next month when the greatly anticipated Natural History Museum’s Dino Jaws opens its doors to the public at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds. An exclusive deal has been signed with The Natural History Museum for New Dock Hall to house the fascinating Dino Jaws Exhibition from 3rd June – 7th September. Visitors are invited to step back in time and walk among these magnificent creatures. Experience the feeding frenzy of hungry dinosaurs from slow-moving plant eaters to fierce, agile flesh eaters.

Children and adults alike will delight in this impressive, handson exhibition. The lifelike spectacular animatronics will

James Vincent – Managing Director of New Dock Hall enthuses, “We are delighted to have secured this popular exhibition which is in great demand. June – September is a peak period and covers all of the long school summer holidays. We look forward to welcoming children and grown-ups of all ages, to what promises to be a great day out.”

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Pudsey St Lawrence CC Recruiting Juniors The continued success of any club’s junior sports teams is more a reflection of the breadth, depth and commitment of the club itself than of the skills of the individual players. Yes, it takes still an exceptional team to win league titles or county honours in, say, the under 11 age group. But who’s going to win them next year? The picture shows a panel listing all the league and cup titles won by Pudsey St Lawrence CC Junior Section between 1954 and 2004. Another honours board nearby takes over from there and is filling up just as quickly. PSL CC currently has seven junior teams for all ages between (under) 9 and 17. There is also a practice and training regime for boys and girls aged between 5 and 8. Contact 0113 2577626 or gerardsharp@googlemail.com Some of Pudsey St Lawrence CC Junior Section sitting underneath and behind some of the club’s past honours. The books are about the club’s most famous protégé – Sir Leonard Hutton of Yorkshire CCC and one of England’s all-time greats. The fact that the club’s honours boards look fit for a golf club is no coincidence or pretence. The lounge and function room, part of the clubhouse built and funded by members, really is that comfortable and is available for private and corporate hire.

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dining kitchen with utility room off, a fantastic reception room & a superb fully converted basement. Externally, there are neat easy to maintain town house gardens & secure gated parking for two cars included with this house.

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ALL SAINTS COURT, 2 CATTLE MARKET STREET, OTLEY, : £389,950 This property is a true town house that provides fine family living within close proximity of the charming town centre of Otley & all of its excellent amenities as well as being within walking distance of the towns highly regarded schools. The property offers skilfully converted accommodation over four floors that incorporate many fine character features, whilst having been sympathetically modernised with quality fixtures & fittings to create a home that is truly ready to move straight into. The property includes a wealth of features: five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a truly stunning modernised

UNDERWOOD BARN, CALVERLEY CUTTING £925 per month + Fees An excellent opportunity to rent a high quality barn conversion offering three bedroom unfurnished accommodation. The property is located in a picturesque setting on the canal side with woodland to the rear. A wide range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities are located nearby. The superb accommodation comprises; on the ground floor, entrance hall, master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and house bathroom. On the first floor, open plan living kitchen with modern fitted kitchen units, feature beamed ceiling and Juliet

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Exploring Leeds A WALK AROUND OTLEY PART 1 Having visited the centre of Leeds for the last two walks, this month's walk is located in Otley, an historic town with an entry in the Domesday Book. The markets are an important aspect of the town, and if visiting on a Friday or Saturday, stalls will be found on the main street Kirkgate, and also in the Market Place itself. The 750 year old cattle market can still be visited on a Monday. The walk starts by the Jubilee Clock (erected to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887) in the centre of town. From the clock, head in a southerly direction along Kirkgate, named so because it was “The Way to the Church [Kirk]”. Opposite is the Old Hall, a fashionable 18th century town house with five bay windows. Just after on the left, look up to the stone dated 1744. This is where the Queens Head Inn used to be located. Cross over the road. The present Anglican Church built in the 12th Century is on the site of a Saxon place of worship. The Church registers commence in 1562 and include many interesting entries, including the signature of John Wesley in 1788 when he was the officiant at a wedding in the town. Opposite the churchyard is a

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memorial to the men who lost their lives in the construction of the Bramhope Tunnel on the railway line built between Leeds and Harrogate during 1845 and 1849. Now walk up the passageway by the side of the railway monument to arrive at Westgate. On the right, pass the former vicarage (built in 1673), and then drop down to exit by The Cross Pipes Inn. Cross over the road, turn right and then turn left through the car park and down a footpath eventually exiting by the bridge.

Turn right up Bridge Street passing the Bridge Church on the left and the Catholic Church on the right. At the top of the street turn right by the solicitors’ offices in what was formerly the Royal Oak Inn (the name is visible in the doorway). To the right is a building that was the Old Grammar School. Just before he died in 1603, prominent businessman Thomas Cave left £250 for the founding of a school on the proviso that the town residents raise a similar amount and the school be founded within 4 years of his death. James I granted the Charter for the school in April 1607 within 3 days of the 4 year deadline. The school opened in 1611 and was named Prince Henry’s Grammar School after James’ eldest son, the Prince of Wales, who died before he could succeed his father. The school was able to use the Prince of Wales feathers in its crest and it still has the Royal Charter in the present buildings over the river on Farnley Lane.


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Next to the Old Grammar School is a statue of Thomas Chippendale, the 18th Century Cabinet Maker. Whilst it cannot be proved that Thomas Chippendale was actually born in Otley, it is known that he was christened in the Parish Church on the 5th June 1781 from the Parish Records. His father was a local joiner and the family is reputed to have lived at that time in a house on Boroughgate where the present Skipton Building Society is located. Go through Manor Square and back to the Market Place. So ends the tour of the western part of Otley. The remainder to the east will continue in the next issue. Jubilee Clock

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of year, avoid whole peanuts or peanut chunks, which can choke young birds. If you are lucky, in spring, you may also see or hear migrant birds from Africa, such as chiffchaffs, willow warblers and blackcaps. These birds are largely insect feeders with finer bills than finches, for example, so do not come to garden feeders as readily. Growing flowering plants which attract insects will be of most help to them.

Spring is a time of frenzied activity for the wildlife in your garden. Nesting, defending territories and feeding young use up a lot of energy, and the food you provide can be a lifeline for the adult birds (the chicks need to take in water with their food, so need juicy caterpillars rather than seeds). Every garden is different, and the birds you see will depend very much on where you are and on the natural resources in and around your garden. Some birds will feed at feeders (tits, finches and sparrows), whilst others find it difficult to perch, and prefer to feed on the ground (blackbirds, dunnocks, thrushes). Ideal foods are sunflower hearts, seed mixes,

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36 4 Garden Guru

June is bursting out all over, as the old song goes, and colour is really starting to show all over the garden. Two essential tasks, keep the hoe going to take out all your weeds on a regular basis. Then if your soil is heavy, lift your tulip and hyacinths after they have died down and store them in a cool dry area. Large clumps of daffodils will not flower well when congested, so lift, divide, and replant every few years to rejuvenate these lovely flowers. In order to maintain a good show of summer bulbs, it is essential to feed them with a high potash feed (tomato food) after dead heading to build the bulbs up for the following year. If frost has really gone, finish planting out summer bedding together with any tender exotic plants. Give your indoor plants a summer holiday by placing them outside and remembering to water and feed them as necessary. As your perennial flowers, like lupins, poppies etc. finish flowering, cut off all the dead flowers to encourage a second flush. Pinch out the tops of chrysanthemums to make them bush out, which will encourage them to produce more flowering stems for a really impressive show.

During late June, apple and pear trees experience the June Drop, which means the trees naturally shed excess fruit when there are too many fruits to ripen. If you still see clusters of tiny fruit after this event you can thin the fruits further to make sure all the remaining fruits will grow to a decent size. Remove any raspberry suckers which are growing at a distance from the main row and tie in new growth on blackberry canes as these will produce fruit next year. Trim your privet and other fast growing hedges after first checking there are no birds nesting in them. The HAGA Trading Hut is open 7pm - 8pm every Friday, and Saturday 10.30am - 12pm during May. Featherbank Lane, Horsforth LS18 4NW www.haga.btck.co.uk

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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 www. otleycourthouse.org.uk

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

Food, Drink & Farmers Markets

Guiseley Farmers Market

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

Abbey Inn Beer Festival

11th- 13th July, Abbey Inn, Newlay, Leeds over 60 beers, perrys and ciders.

Airedale Beer Festival

27th – 28th June, The Airedale Heifer, Bradford Rd, Sandbeds, Keighley. Over 50 locally sourced beers, perrys and ciders.

Collingham Real Ale Festival

Headingley Farmers Market

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

Horsforth Farmers Market

St Margarets Primary, Town Street, LS18 5BL 1st Saturday of every month 9am-12.30pm www.horsforthfarmersmarket.co.uk

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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 www.northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

The Swan Beer Festival

The Swan, Addingham 6th – 8th June, 25 beers over the weekend.

GREEN FINGERS Flower Arranging

Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS5 2AB 1st Thursday of the month 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Beginners Welcome. Enquiries: Kath Hall 0113 2752436

LEEDS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

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

Kirkstall Deli Market

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

First Tues each month at St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd LS16 5JT at 8pm. 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 www.leedshs.org.uk

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PUDSEY FLOWER CLUB

6th - 7th June, Collingham Memorial Hall, Collingham, Wetherby. Sat noon – 11pm £25 all inclusive tickets in advance

Bramhope Farmers 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.

Idle Beer Festival

Hepworth and Idle Cricket Club, Westfield Lane, BD10 8RU. 27th-29th June, cricket and beer!

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

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St John Ambulance Hall, Gay Lane, Otley. 9.30-11.15 am 1st & 3rd Friday of the month. Homemade cakes, bakes, bread and savouries. Homemade preserves and chutney, local honey and a range of handmade crafts. Tea, coffee and homemade biscuits.

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ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS, GROUPS & SOCIETIES Royal Artillery Association

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: williams40reg@btinternet.com

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Single, over 50 and nowhere to go ? Join us and improve your social life, make new friends. Not a dating agency and non-profit making. Ring Rita on 0113 2171747 or Carol on 0113 2670282, or check out our website http://www. kaleidoscopeleeds.weebly.com/

Rotaract

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 http://www.facebook. com/LeedsCityRotaract

Leeds Friends of the Earth

Meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30, at the Pomegranate Cafe on Great George St, Leeds. LS1 3BR. Just turn up to join us. @ LeedsFoE

Bradford U3A

Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard, BD1 1PJ Enquiries: 01274 834273 / bfd3asec@hotmail.co.uk

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Pudsey Library

Hough Lane, LS13 3ND Second Monday of every month, 5.30-6.30pm Enquiries: 0113 214 6040

Are you interested in forming/joining a Bridge Club in Pudsey? Daytime & Evening session a possibility. To register interest please send your name, number, email address (if you have one) to Eunice Kinchin on 07594 447526 or eunicekinchin123@gmail.com. Sessions will be held at Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane, LS28 7DE

British Association for German Shepherd Dogs (BAGSD)

Carr Road, Calverley LS28 5NE Sundays: 10.00am-10.45am (advanced handlers and dogs). 11.00am-11.45am (puppies, beginners and intermediate handlers and dogs). Enquiries: Branch Secretary & Instructor John Hepworth – 07974 654402

Calverley Library

Thornhill Street, LS28 5PD. Knit Wits Knitting and Crochet: Alternate Mondays from 2pm – 4pm. Contact the Library for any further information on Readers Groups. Enquiries: 0113 214 6043

Knit & Crochet Group

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Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group

Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA. 1st Wednesday of the month. 1.30pm. Speaker or entertainment. Activities for people of retirement age. Days out/ dining/walks etc.. New members welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2585955 or 0113 2675657

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Any groups or individuals interested in starting a Readers or Writers group please contact the appropriate library. If you are community group please get in touch for a box of books relating to topics or learning from Calverley or Farsley Libraries. Available for loan for 3 weeks, free of charge. Meeting rooms are available for hire at Farlsey and Pudsey library.

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Rodley Ladies

Rodley Church Hall, Wesley Terrace Fortnightly meetings alternate Wednesdays 7:45pm. Speakers, meals etc. 50th Anniversary this year! All ladies welcome. Call for further details 0113 2573991

Society for the Study of Swordsmanship

Farsley Community Church, Back Lane, Farsley LS28 5EU. Thursday nights from 7:30p, to 9:30. First 3 lessons free, £5.00 per night or £20.00 per month. Enquiries: 07946 980340

THE YORKSHIRE FAR EAST VETERANS GROUP

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

White Rose Ladies Speakers Club Farsley Library, Old Rd, Farsley, LS28 5DH 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7.15 Visitors welcome. For further information phone Barbara on 0113 2564897 or Stephanie on 0113 2550824

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE ASSOCIATION

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Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7DE Meet in Community Hall, 1st Floor every Tuesday 1pm-4pm. Drop in with your baby/ toddler to meet other mums, swap stories, survival tips, enjoy a cuppa and relax.

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Church Lane, LS28 7TY. Rhymetime for under 5s Every Wednesday 9.30am-10am with stay and play until 10.30am. Storytime for under 5s Every Friday 11am–11.30am. Come and join our Bookstart Bear Club. Enquiries: 0113 3781893

Tiny Outdoor Explorers (age 2-5 year olds)

TCV Hollybush Wildlife Garden, Kirkstall, LS5 3BP. Mondays & Fridays 10.30am-11.30am. Don the wellies and explore the natural world with hands on fun activities. Enquiries: Lisa 07887 813061 or info@tinyoutdoorexplorers.co.uk

Cafe Lux, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7DE Meet every Monday 9.30am-11am. Bosom Buddies are mum's with experience to share and are trained to give advice, training, information & support for pregnant or breastfeeding mums.

Calverley Library

Thornhill Street, LS28 5PD Rhymetime under 5’s every Tuesday 10.30am to 11am. Storytime under 5’s every Thursday (term time only)2.453.15pm. Come and join Bookstart Bear Club. Chatterbooks every first Thursday of the month 4pm – 4.45pm. Reading Group for 7 to 11 years old. Enquiries: 0113 2146043. Farsley – Summer Fayre. Saturday 21st June 2014 12pm2pm Westroyd Infant School, Farsley. LS28 5BH Summer Fayre. Lots of games for the children and shopping stalls for the grown ups, tombola, raffle, BBQ and our annual balloon race!

Farsley Library,

Old Road, Farsley, LS28 5DH. Rhymetime for under 5s every Monday 2pm. Storytime for under 5s every Friday 2pm. Come and join our Bookstart Bear Club. Chatterbooks every first Monday of the month 4pm- 4.45pm. Reading Group for 7 to 11 year olds. Enquiries: 0113 3781861

On Stage Theatre Arts Academy The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square LS2 3AD Saturday afternoons. Musical Theatre, Drama Courses and Productions for 5-18 year olds. NEW - ‘Little Stars’ introductory course for 3 to 5 year olds. Enquiries: 0113 2628033 www.onstagetheatrearts.co.uk

Sports, Health & Wellbeing Leeds Trinity University Friday 7.30-9.30pm. Friendly badminton club, established 32 years are looking for experienced and competitive players. Changing facilities available. Enquiries: Sylvia 0113 2590113 or Graham 0113 2584532

Chair Based Exercise (1st session FREE!!)

Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7DE. Every Friday 2pm-3pm with Maxine Harrison, £3, no need to book, just turn up. Regular physical activity can help improve wellbeing, mobility, muscle strength, confidence & self esteem. All welcome.

Diabetes U.K. Support Group

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, LS2 7UP. 1st Monday of the month 7pm – 9pm (Except Bank Holidays when it’s the 2nd Monday) Open to both Type 1, Type 2 and parents and carers. Enquiries: 07840 686618 Friendly, informal meetings for fellow sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Monthly meetings now being held at the HEART Centre in Headingley. Please email me at matt@letscureibs. com or visit www.letscureibs.com for details

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Leeds Coeliac Group

Offering support and advice to those medically diagnosed with Coeliac disease. Come along and join us at one of our social events enquiries@leedscoeliacgroup.org.uk

Leeds Fencing Club

Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 3BE. Monday Evenings. Beginners-6.308pm (suitable for all ages 12+) Intermediates/ Advanced-8 -10pm. Wheelchair fencing available. Leeds Fencing Club website: http://www.leedsfencing.co.uk/ email: info@ leedsfencing.co.uk or contact club secretary Karen Garvie 0113 2742262 or Kirkstall Leisure Centre 0113 3782086, email: lsp.kirkstall. sport@leeds.gov.uk

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Beginners meet in Pudsey on Mondays. Meetings for the more experienced on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Free meetings, advice and encouragement for those would like to run but don’t think they can. Achieve a 5k park run within 6 weeks – it’s possible!Enquiries to: 0797 1702661 Jayne.greensill@live.co.uk

Kiai Karate (Shotokan)

Newbourne Methodist Hall. Upper Accommodation Rd. LS9 8JL. Wednesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm Kobudo (Weapons Art) from 7:30pm. Admission £3.50. 1st night free.

Walking Group

Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7DE Meet 2nd Wednesday of every month in Lux Lounge at 9.45 for 10am start. Get fitter and meet new friends. Everyone is welcome.

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Lower Wharfedale Ramblers invite walkers who are not members of Ramblers to join them for four summer weekend walks - within the Lower Wharfedale area – on a Saturday or Sunday in July and August. Each walk (starting at 10.00am) will be approximately 10 miles long. Full details of times and dates on our website at www.lowerwharfedaleramblers.co.uk

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ART, MUSIC, DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT Horsforth Gala

28th June, Hall Park, Hall lane A well established event that attracts up to 5000 people on a sunny day. The event runs from noon to 4.30pm. The gala starts with a parade that runs from the high school and into the park. Lots of stalls, a family fairground, bouncy castles and other activities. A wide variety of entertainment throughout the afternoon in the arena.

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. http:// www.leedspeopleschoir.org.uk.

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.eventbrite. com. 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 sinfoniaofleeds.eventbrite.com.

SUMMER FAYRE – ST JAMES THE GREAT, WOODHALL, PUDSEY

Stalls, Games and Refreshments. Saturday 12th July 11.00 -1.00 Free Admission

Art Workshop

Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7DE Meet in Community Hall, 1st Floor every Monday 1.30pm-3pm. All abilities are welcome to join local artist Geoff Lea. All you need is a Sketch Pad, pencil & eraser.

Family Scottish Country Dance Class

St Mark's Methodist Church, Swinnow Lane Leeds 13. Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 6-15 to 7-30pm. All welcome, all ages, including babies. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Further information from 0113 2631310 or glyn.cup@virginmedia.com For other Scottish Dancing please go to www.rscdsleeds.org.uk

Farsley and District Art Club Studio, Westroyd Park New Street, LS28 5AS Various meetings and classes please call for more information or visit www.farsleyartclub.co.uk Enquiries: 0754 2495575

SWAN LOVE, WHITE CLOTH GALLERY, LEEDS

Swan Love presents a Gangster Glam party for the local Leeds based charity 'Simon on the Streets' Friday 13th June 7.00pm. A collective of awesome acts such as live musicians jamming with DJs, Burlesque dancing, a pop up Casino, Fire juggling, Magic and much more. Your tickets will help the local Leeds homeless charity. For more info go to www.swanlove.co.uk

Miscellaneous

For more information and booking form contact bill.jones@sky.com or Glynis Sandwith at gmsandwith@yahoo.co.uk. (07765 641297).

Leeds Feline Friends

PO Box 294, Leeds, LS16 0ES We are rehoming some of our cats and kittens. Can you give one of our rescue cats a safe and loving home well away from a busy road? Please take a look on www.leedsfelinefriends.org.uk or contact mail@leedsfelinefriends.org.uk 0113 2160593

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:0113 2739727 info@leedsandmoortown.org.uk www.leedsandmoortown.org.uk

Charity Afternoon Tea and Plant Sale

Saturday 7th June 2014 at 2pm, Admission £1 at the Pudsey United Reformed Church, School Street, off Greenside, Pudsey. All proceeds to NORCHI (Congenital Hyperinsulinism).

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 indepth insights into current affairs at home and abroad via 10 weekly briefings and discussions.

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Buying Yorkshire Buy Yorkshire 2014 was a full house on 13 and 14 May. Two full houses, in fact, if you count both of the exhibition halls at Leeds Royal Armouries – the Armouries Hall itself and New Dock, opposite. Around 170 exhibitors indoors and another half dozen taking advantage of the fine weather in the courtyard between the two buildings. In the event programme’s foreword, founder Geoff Shepherd used three of five paragraphs reporting the breakdown of trust in politics, banking and big business. He also observed a disengaged youth culture, an unaffordable housing market and, with an ageing population, a pensions time bomb. But, for those who managed to fight through the tears of woe and despair, and make it to paragraphs four and five, there was still hope. That hope was to build on the trust shared and earned among conference attendees; we are moving into a relationship economy, where business communities come together and show mutual support, prospering in tandem.

Few exhibitors were from the manufacturing sector. Ginetta’s outdoor display received a lot of attention and was complemented by their indoor display of own brand inspired leisure wear. Racing driver Max Coates is behind the wheel.

It will of course be months, maybe years, before this Buy Yorkshire Conference can be assessed as a catalyst for Mr Shepherd’s clear optimism. Still, with 180 well-appointed and information-packed stands, and twenty-five guest speakers from the peaks of numerous industries and professions, the conference gave exhibitors and delegates a pretty good chance.


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a lot more contact without getting hurt. It's high action, high impact and definitely promises high levels of fun for all involved. The Lad Experience have teamed up with Leeds Goals Soccer Centre in Kirkstall to bring Bubble football to the local area with prices starting at £20. Korfball sounds exotic and far from accessible but that is definitely not the case. In fact there is a korfball club in Leeds that is welcoming to players of all abilities. This fun and exciting sport combines basketball and netball and allows men and women to play on the same team on equal terms, a very

rare aspect in the world of sport, but one that proves very rewarding in the unique sport that is korfball. If you'd like to get involved then visit www. leedscitykorfballclub.co.uk. American football is getting really popular in the UK, you only need to look at how many

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46 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 WONDER OF WAX The sun has arrived but alas, so has the need for maintenance and the discomfort of endless shaving and plucking. By the time the hair is sorted the sun will have gone! It’s time to down razors and tweezers and head to your local salon to try a wax. Seeking to bring readers the best advice, this month Covered popped in to Horsforth Beauty Suite to meet Charlotte, an expert in waxing. Charlotte has a keen eye for detail and nothing is out of place in this wonderful setting. The colours and ambience all create a gorgeous, relaxing atmosphere. Charlotte discussed the waxing process. With 6 years experience she has mastered the art! “Before you go for your waxing be sure you know what you want. It could be really simple, such as legs, eyebrows or under arms. However, when it comes to bikini waxing, you have options”. “The most popular is the ‘Bikini Wax’. This removes hair from the bikini line, just where your bikini or swimsuit would

sit. Next is a ‘Brazilian’, which removes the majority of hair from the bikini area, but leaves a little bit that isn’t visible if you were wearing a bikini. The ‘Hollywood’ involves removal of all hair from the area”. Charlotte explained the best way to achieve the ultimate wax. “It all starts at home before the client comes for their waxing. I recommend exfoliating the area really well and having a hot bath if they can before they come. This will open up the hair follicles. If you are worried about the pain then take a Paracetamol an hour before coming. It doesn’t hurt as much as people make out though so don’t be worried! Once you arrive you will be made comfortable in a private beauty room where the procedure is explained. Then warm wax is applied to the hair and covered with small strips of cloth, which is then pulled off quickly to remove hair from the roots”.

Charlotte’s favourite is a warm cream wax because it nourishes and moisturises the skin. It is also great for sensitive areas. The benefits of waxing are that the hair doesn’t grow back as quickly and re-growth is soft, not prickly like after shaving. Waxing gives a smoother finish too, as the process exfoliates the skin leaving a silky smooth result. With regular waxing hair follicles begin to die preventing future re-growth. Waxing lifts hair straight from the root, which is why the results last at least twice as long as shaving. Shaving only removes the tip of the hair. Once the waxing is finished, expect some pampering. Charlotte explains she would then apply aloe vera jelly or lavender oil to soothe and calm the skin. This will also help prevent in-growing hairs and reduce redness sometimes associated with waxing. Aftercare is simple. For at least 24 hours do not apply perfume


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or deodorant to the waxed area or take a hot bath or sauna as the hair follicles are open and this will irritate the skin. After 24 hours, exfoliate the area again. This will prevent in-growing hairs. There they are - the key steps to a wonderful wax by an expert! The Horsforth Beauty Suite is open Tuesday to Saturday and can meet a variety of beauty needs, including sunbeds, acrylic nails, Indian head massage and eyelash extensions. It also stocks a fantastic range of Dermalogica products. Why not call in and experience some expert pampering? Horsforth Beauty Suite The Old Smithy Lee Lane East Horsforth LS18 5RE TEL: 0113 258 3087

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Belgrave Music Hall Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is an independent venue offering music, art, film and food over three floors. This unique and vibrant addition to Leeds' Northern Quarter is easily noticeable on Cross Belgrave Street with it's bright, neon lights. The building first opened in 1934 as Leeds Children's Palace, a nursery built to provide childcare for the working families of the area. Throughout the years it has had many incarnations... Ike's Bistro in the early 90's through to Riley's Snooker Hall recently. Nowadays, this red brick building is home to the brainchild of Simon Stevens and Ash Kollakowski, who opened it as Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen in October 2013. The two also organise the increasingly popular Beacons Festival, which is held annually in Skipton. And that's the kind of vibe you get at Belgrave.... it's like a music and arts festival, all cleverly packaged up into one rather quirky indoor space.

The ground floor is the main bar and canteen, with wooden tables and benches alongside comfortable sofas. The furniture is reclaimed and fits in with the simplistic, retro vibe of the place. Exposed brickwork and chipboard sit by enormous windows flooding in natural light. The bar offers a good range of local ales and the 'canteen style' food is on offer from 12pm until late, seven days a week. There are several resident food companies operating at Belgrave. Dough Boys are the inhouse pizza outlet, baking freshly and selling them by the slice or whole. The menu changes daily but there will always be six with gluten free and vegan options available. Patty Smith's burgers

are served in a brioche bun with a range of exciting toppings and Fu Schnicken's offer Guo Bao Taiwanese steamed buns. There's also Layne's Espresso serving delicious cakes, Sunday brunch and expertly crafted coffee. The monthly 'Street Feast' is popular and has select vendors offering a range of exotic and

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affordable food to sample. When we visited there was Mexican, Caribbean, Vietnamese and ice-creams, amongst others, and it was fantastic to see so many families there. Upstairs was largely dedicated to the Art Market with stalls selling original work alongside vinyl in what would usually be the live event room. This 200 capacity venue was part of the recent 'Live at Leeds' and regularly

plays host to enviable names such as James Taylor Quartet, Minneapolis synthpop band Polica and Brooklyn songwriter Joan As Policewoman, as well as promoting new talent and regularly hosting comedy and film events. Sitting on top is the roof terrace. Leeds desperately needs more outdoor spaces and this one fits the bill in any weather. Complete

with garden sheds, bunting and deck chairs it follows the festival theme and is a great, chilled out space to take in the skyline. Belgrave Music Hall is quite hip and studenty, but it has so much to offer to a whole range of people, whether it's enjoying a coffee with your paper or taking in some of the most vibrant music Leeds has to offer. www.belgravemusichall.com


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JFEST INTERNATIONAL: A HUGE CELEBRATION OF STAGE & MUSIC Sun 29 June – Wed 2 July The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Sq, Leeds The stage is set for a world of entertainment at this year’s JFest International, the annual celebration of international Jewish related performing arts, now in its 14th year. New for this year’s event is Jazz At The Fest. Roland Perin’s Judessa Jazz, offer an original take on Jewish music through an exhilarating afro-latin jazz filter whilst jazz singer and pianist, Jeremy Sassoon, will be wowing audiences with a repertoire of his arrangements of Jazz, Blues and Soul classics.

Jeremy Sasson, one of many acts set to appear at JFest

The opening show is The Next Generation Showcase which gives a stage to outstanding young talent from across the UK. Featuring winners of national and regional child and youth talent competitions.

but a varied programme of folk, pieces from Fiddler on the Roof and well known light classical melodies. The story of their success is all down to one woman, former violinist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Anna Rosnovsky. The premiere of Bridge Street – Anna has dedicated her life to The Jewish Legacy Show brings The Musical starts where Fiddler on giving young musicians a rare you A Night at the Musicals. the Roof left off. This fast moving opportunity to learn music at an Delivered by four sensational musical tells of the challenge of extremely high level. performers from London and starting life in a new country. See full show information on accompanied by live musicians. This uplifting production The Musicians Of Tomorrow are www.leedsjewishfestival.com or celebrates unforgettable shows an outstanding young 5 piece email/call to request a programme such as West Side Story, Funny ensemble from Israel. Expect on info@makor.co.uk/ not only a beautiful performance, 0113 2680899. Girl and The Wizard of Oz.

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THE MUSIC THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING Red Eagle Events are bringing some of music’s bestknown names to Millennium Square in August for the Leeds Ska and Mod Festival. For those of you not in the know, Ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae - combining elements of Caribbean Mento and Calypso with American Jazz and Rhythm and Blues. It is characterised by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat. In the early 1960s, Ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British Mods. Mods, initially a small group of clothes-focused 1950s working class young men insisted on clothes and shoes tailored to their style. Early Mods watched French and Italian art films and read Italian magazines to look for style ideas. By the summer of 1966, the Mod scene was in sharp decline but a revival started in the late 1970s when thousands of Mod revivalists attended scooter rallies in locations such as Scarborough and the Isle of Wight. This revival was partly inspired by the 1979 film Quadrophenia and by Mod-influenced bands such as The Jam. More recently, the 1990s Britpop scene featured bands with noticeable Mod influences such as Oasis, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene and The Verve.

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The full line-up (l-r) Ric Sanders, Simon Nicol, Gerry Conway, Dave Pegg and Chris Leslie

Fairport Convention in Ilkley Most of the big names in folk music have played with Fairport Convention at one time or another in the band’s 47-year history; Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, the late Sandy Denny – to name but a few. The current line-up is led by founder member Simon Nicol on guitar with Dave Pegg (34 years in the band) on bass, Ric Sanders on fiddle, Gerry Conway as a one-man rhythm section and Chris Leslie on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and whistle. They played in Kings Hall, Ilkley – for the first time – on 21 May to an enthusiastic reception. Two hourlong sets saw them ranging over a wide repertoire, from traditional folk staples like Matty Groves (from the iconic album Liege and Lief) to up-to-date numbers like Myths and Heroes. The latter is typical of Fairport’s approach to music, as entertainment and as a vehicle for bringing serious issues to mind. One such was Genesis Hall, a Richard Thompson composition from 1968 inspired by the housing crisis and evictions of tenants in London. Sadly, not much has changed on that front.

Simon Nicol in great voice at Kings Hall (Images: ivorhughes.com)

Fairport is credited with being the original “folk rock” band and is remarkable for the way it has evolved over the decades. Simon Nicol looks every inch the lead singer and guitarist, but it was a long time before he felt confident in the role, as he confesses on the band’s website. Dave Pegg never intended to play bass, now it is hard to imagine anyone else there. That they are all multi-talented was clear from this performance. Ric Sanders is a virtuoso violinist, amply demonstrated in the instrumental numbers. Chris Leslie, allegedly, can Morris dance while fiddling and singing – not hard to believe given the ease with which he picked up a succession of instruments. He is also a gifted songwriter and vocalist. Part of the pleasure of an evening like this is the chat between numbers

and Fairport judged it brilliantly. Mostly Nicol, but Pegg and Leslie made useful contributions and there was plenty of interaction with the audience, who clearly knew their back story. Fairport’s current tour lasts until 7 June, after which they will be getting ready for their August festival at Cropredy in Oxfordshire. Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is a great festival, smaller and more intimate than monsters like Glastonbury, and usually a lot less muddy. Running 7-9 August, it features Fairport in acoustic and electric mode as well as the likes of the Waterboys and Capercaillie. For the full programme and anything you want to know about the band, check the website fairportconvention.com


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New York, Paris, Peckham - and Thornbury Although I must say thank you for all the pics we’ve been sent for use as cover shots, I have to say that postcard and calendar scenes aren’t quite what we’re looking for. They need to be identifiably local and original and show a bit of character or humour – the kind of thing that makes the reader look twice. Here’s a view our own photographer Ivor Hughes stumbled across on his travels - a Reliant Robin in Del Boy trim parked by Thornbury Roundabout. Not bad – but I’m sure some of you can do better! You know it makes sense ... If you’d like to send a photo for use on our cover, please ensure that it is portrait style (150mm high x 115mm wide approx – don’t worry about the exact proportions, we can edit it) and send to chris@covered-magazine.net with details of when and where the shot was taken. There’s still a £25 prize waiting, so get snapping!

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Travelling Through Leeds

Last year’s game of cat and mouse between LCC and the travelling community – this settlement on the ring road, in Chapel Allerton, had been preceded by evictions from West Park and Adel. Leeds GATE praises LCC’s new policies as being a beacon to the rest of the country – but will they work for both communities?

Last September Covered reported unwelcome temporary traveller communities along the ring road – at the time in West Park, Adel and Chapel Allerton. Among other observations, we criticised Leeds CC for the apparent lack of a clearly stated and workable policy that could manage such events - then and in the future. Since then Helen Jones of Leeds GATE (representing the interests of travelling and Gypsy communities) has helpfully got back to us. While accepting that some of the settlements had been unwelcome, she outlined the city’s legal responsibilities towards communities with a nomadic lifestyle. She was hopeful, even confident, that new measures (including a negotiated stopping policy) would help ease past anxieties and disruptions – among the travelling community as well as local residents. While GATE’s response was remarkably comprehensive, informative, helpful and positive, Cllr Barry Anderson remained unconvinced when we spoke with him. Last year he had been the intermediary between anxious constituents in Adel and the authorities responsible for evicting two traveller communities on Bedquilts playing fields. Not easy at the time – LCC hadn’t been keeping him fully in the picture while he was on a short break following his beloved Hibernian Football Club. At the time of going to press, traveller communities had recently appeared in Otley (on the road out to Ilkley) and in West Park (near McDonalds). Too early on the season, and without sufficient volumes, to indicate whether LCC has got the balance right between the needs and rights of both resident and itinerant communities. We shall see.

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58 Business Profile

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!

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ELMHURST STILL GOING STRONG 45 YEARS ON

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!

What do you consider to be your best product? The Loggia conservatory: The Loggia system builds stunning extensions, replacing traditional conservatories and makes orangeries affordable. Combining the very best of British building excellence with a generous helping of Italian inspiration, Loggia is,

Ask anyone who quotes you for their current offers and discounts – everyone has a promotion on. Critical to any investment in your property, you should make sure the company you are dealing with has been established for some years - some say they have but watch out, they may have a chequered history! If a guarantee is offered, ask what it consists of for example our 15-year guarantee covers everything: labour and materials, including sealed units breaking down. Some will cover very little – be warned! Make sure you ask about planning permission on conservatories - you could get caught out – Elmhurst take care of things like that, for me that’s what service is all about – anything we can do to ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently is just part of the package.

Sapphires are traditionally given on a 45th anniversary, are you expecting some jewels to come your way? Wouldn’t that be nice! Continued good reports from thousands of customers is reward enough for me. The family will certainly celebrate the milestone in some way – perhaps a little Bombay Sapphire Gin might be on the cards - here’s to another 45 years of business! If you’d like to know more about Elmhurst’s range of products and services and find out just why thousands of customers would recommend them, give Richard a call on: 0113 264 4505 or visit www.elmhurst-windows.co.uk


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