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Top 10 school holiday activities see page 15

Get your skates on see page 6

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Welcome …to the winter edition of LeedsCard magazine. It’s jam-packed with ideas for everyone to have fun whatever the weather. Inside you’ll find lots of activities and exciting events to keep the winter blues away – the Ice Cube, St Valentine’s Fair, Young People’s Film Festival and more. And if your new year resolutions list includes starting a fitness regime then there are plenty of ideas to help you along. I’d also like to thank everyone who returned a completed LeedsCard magazine questionnaire. We’re now analysing your feedback and we’ll let you know soon how it will be used. It’s been great to hear what you think. Have an enjoyable winter. Fiona Cockerham

LeedsCard Manager PS Don’t forget to use the exclusive LeedsCard discounts and special offers found throughout the magazine.


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Contents 04 News in brief 15 Top 10 school holiday activities 06 Get your skates on 16 What’s on in Leeds 07 All the fun of the fair 18 Sports Update 08 Time for tea 20 Get involved 10 Go for a hole 21 New Year Fitness in one Challenge 11 Ancient treasures 22 Your LeedsCard 12 Arts & culture discounts

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News in brief

Gifts galore at new gallery shop

Dance fever at Pudsey Civic Hall If the return of Strictly Come Dancing has got your feet tapping, why not dust off your dancing shoes and waltz down to Pudsey Civic Hall? Ballroom, sequence and a bit of rock ‘n’ roll – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Dancers of all abilities, young and old, are welcome to step out for an evening of dancing, with live bands and a resident DJ. Dances are every Thursday evening 7.30pm to 11pm, and Saturday evening 7.30pm to 11.30pm (except the first Saturday of every month)*.

Find out more

Call 0113 214 6110 or visit

* Pudsey Civic Hall may cancel or change dances without prior notice.


A visit to Leeds Art Gallery just got even better with a new shop and cafe now open below the main entrance. The Gallery Shop offers a wide range of exclusive kitchenware, fabulous gifts, artisan jewellery and exciting artwork to suit any environment. The Gallery Café offers visitors a different experience to the Tiled Hall Café – with barista style coffee and luxury cake, it’s the perfect resting spot after an inspiring trip round the gallery.

Gallery, which include cleaning and repairing the stonework and new exterior signage. The area around the gallery, Victoria Gardens, is also getting a makeover. Delivered by Marks and Spencer and Groundwork, it includes the planting of 26 London plane trees, new designer benches and new chess boards. The Gallery Shop and Café offers 20% discount to all LeedsCard holders.

The new Gallery Shop and Café compliment the other recent improvements to Leeds Art

Find out more

Call 0113 247 8256 or visit

We love wool At Leeds Industrial Museum we love British wool. We want to celebrate this fantastic fabric, but we need your help. We’re looking for local schools and groups to help us make 2012 a fleece-tastic year. Join our Flock: We want a museum full of sheep! But don’t worry, pompom sheep not real ones. Can you help? We’d like schools and groups to get involved and make pompoms which we’ll turn into lifesized sheep to be displayed at Armley Mills Museum. Become West Yorkshire’s next fashion icon: Could you design, make and then model your own outfit? We’re looking for local secondary schools to rise to this fashion challenge using British wool. A fashion show to display your creations will be held during the summer term. It’s free to take part in both these wonderful wool projects, but places and resources are limited; please contact us soon if you’d like to take part.

Find out more Call 0113 263 7861 or email

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New Bodyline membership packages offer great savings With more people taking a long-term approach to their health and fitness, we’ve revised our Bodyline membership packages; from January 2012 we’re introducing a new 12-month contract. This means you now have even more choice when it comes to paying for your Bodyline membership. A 12-month contract offers excellent value – save up to £3 a month on individual memberships and up to £6 a month on joint ones. Over a year these savings mean you’ll get 12 months for the price of 11 compared to paying monthly without a contract. Bodyline membership packages are designed to offer you as much flexibility as possible. As well as the new 12-month contract, we still offer month-by-month or annual payment options which cost the same as they did last year.

Find out more For the full range of Bodyline membership packages visit Alternatively, ask at your local leisure centre or contact the Bodyline office, call 0113 395 0160 (Monday – Thursday 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 4pm).

New online directory for jobseekers The Directory of Employment Agencies in Leeds is published by Leeds library and information service as part of our service to jobseekers. We also offer work clubs and one-to-one advice sessions with qualified staff. The directory contains details for over 230 agencies, categorised by the areas of recruitment they specialise in. A new edition has just been published.

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A major makeover due for Middleton

It’s an exciting time at Middleton leisure centre; a major refurbishment is about to get underway. In April 2012 the centre will temporarily close while we improve facilities for the local community. Work includes: • replacing the current outdoor pitch with a brandnew 3G all-weather pitch; • building a multi-use games area which will be free to use; • making the current bar area into a community club room; • building two referees’ changing rooms; • refurbishing eight internal changing rooms; • creating a Changing Places standard disabled changing room; • upgrading six outdoor pitches; • creating a new access route to the playing fields via the rugby club; • resurfacing the car park and creating disabled bays; and • creating a new entrance and reception area (subject to funding from Sport England). The centre is due to reopen in autumn 2012. Until then you can make the most of the facilities at other near-by leisure centres; John Charles Centre for Sport, Morley and Rothwell. LeedsCard offer: Don’t forget, your LeedsCard offers you fantastic savings on a huge variety of sports at council leisure centres.

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Get your skates on It may be cold outside but LeedsCard discovers how keeping warm on the ice can be a lot of fun… Leeds' very own outdoor ice rink, the Ice Cube, returns to Millennium Square in January. This year, as well as a smaller, family-friendly ice skating and nursery rink there are some exciting new attractions to try. After enjoying the popular skating experience, thrill-seekers can feel an adrenalin rush on the Snow Slide, a 30 metre dry slope toboggan run, and have fun on the amazing new Bobsleigh Simulator. With a streamlined box office service making advance booking easier and more accessible, a visit to the Ice Cube is the ideal way to enter into the Olympic spirit and get active at the start of 2012. So get your skates on, and make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun at Leeds' coolest wintertime attraction. The Ice Cube is open between Friday 27 January and Sunday 26 February.

Find out more For full details including pricing and timetables visit


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Roll up, roll up, if you love the Great Leeds Valentine’s Fair? LeedsCard unveils an offer to make your heart flutter…

All the fun o The fantastic half-term Leeds Valentine’s Fun Fair will take over the Elland Road car parks alongside Leeds United Football Ground once again from Thursday 9th through until Sunday 19th of February 2012. The annual spectacular will feature over a 100 rides and attractions including roller coasters, thrill rides and family favourites and there is free car parking too! Just show your LeedsCard at any large ride including all Roller Coasters and Fun Houses and get an instant 50p off the ticket price and on your way out at the catering kiosks near to the main entrance get 50p off a bag of candy floss to take home. Even better if you visit before 6pm on any weekday when most rides are £1.50 you will get to sample some of the best rides in Europe for just £1.

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Find out more Opening times are daily from 1pm until 10.30pm* *(Except Thursday 9th – 3pm to 10.30pm when the fair will be officially opened and Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th – 6pm to 10.30pm in the event of football fixtures). LeedsCard offer is for large rides only and not children's rides which are priced at £1 throughout the fairs duration. LeedsCard discount cannot be combined with any other offer and can be only used for one discount at a time and not multiple discounts.)

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Everything stops for tea, or even coffee. Here are some great cafés to try out, and all of them have a LeedsCard discount or offer… The Stables Tea Room, Lotherton Hall

Bakery Coffee House At Golden Acre Park this popular café offers light lunches, drinks and snacks, including delicious homemade scones. The café displays photographs from when Golden Acre Park was first opened in 1932. Winter opening hours: Everyday 10am to 3.30pm.

Bakery Coffee House, Golden Acre

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Leeds City Museum Café The Leeds City Museum cafe on Millennium Square offers tasty sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes, and a selection of scrumptious cakes from £2.50. After eating, visit the museum to meet Nesyamun the Leeds mummy, dig for fossils and come face-to-face with a tiger. Open: Tues, Weds and Fri 10am to 5pm Thurs 10am to 7pm Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm. Food served until 4pm. Don’t forget you get 10% discount in the museum cafe with your LeedsCard – see page 27.


If during the late afternoon you get ‘that sinking feeling’ that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, complained of, you have her to thank for inventing afternoon tea. In those days (the nineteenth century) most people only had two meals a day, breakfast and dinner at

about 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’s solution was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken in her boudoir at Woburn Abbey. Often she invited others to join her, and when she returned to London the Duchess continued the practice, inviting her friends to join

The Tiled Hall Café Eat and drink in spectacular surroundings and original Victorian architecture. It’s located between Leeds Central Library and Leeds Art Gallery. The menu showcases quality Yorkshire produce. Afterwards visit the gallery and see one of the best collections of British art outside London. Open: Mon and Tues 9am to 5pm, Weds 12pm to 5pm Thurs – Sat 10am to 5pm Sun 1pm to 5pm. Food served until 4pm.

The Gatehouse Restaurant The restaurant at Abbey House Museum was originally the gatehouse of Kirkstall Abbey. With grand arches and gothic-style windows, it provides a unique backdrop for morning coffees, lunches or afternoon teas. They can even provide picnics for you. There’s something for everyone, from tempting cakes to local favourites. Afterwards get a glimpse of life in 19th-century Leeds at Abbey House Museum. Open: Tues – Sun 10am to 4pm.

Don’t forget you get 10% discount in the Tiled Hall Café with your LeedsCard – see page 28.

Don’t forget you get 10% discount in the restaurant with your LeedsCard – see page 27.

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The Stables Tea Room Situated on the Lotherton Hall estate, a fine Edwardian house set in a country park. Relax on a comfy sofa and enjoy delicious cakes baked to old-fashioned recipes. There are also sandwiches, soups and tasty hot snacks on offer. It’s the ideal place for a rest after a woodland walk or visit to the house, bird garden or children’s playground. Winter opening hours: 9.30am to 4pm daily.

Explorers’ Café Visit Tropical World at Roundhay Park, where children under five get in free, and pop into this cafe afterwards. Enjoy a range of drinks, cakes and light lunches or watch the adorable meerkats on the live video feed as you enjoy your own refreshments. Afterwards take a look at the new Roundhay Park Visitor Centre. Winter opening hours: Open 10.30am to 4pm daily.

tea… her for “tea and a walking the fields”. Soon it had become so popular that the custom moved into the drawing room, so that everyone could sip tea, nibble sandwiches and gobble cake in the company of their friends and acquaintances.

These cafes all offer yummy cakes, nibbles and hot drinks, ideal for recovery after ‘a walking the fields’, shopping or browsing galleries. Of course, if you can’t wait until the afternoon, there’s always ‘elevenses’… Tiles in the Tiled Hall Café, Leeds Gallery

The Tiled Hall Café, Leeds Gallery

Temple Newsam Tea Rooms Enjoy a wide selection of cakes, drinks and hot food at this delightful tea room. Why not try the rare-breed burgers and sausages from Temple Newsam’s Home Farm? Kids’ food boxes can be provided. Winter opening hours: Tues – Sun 10.30am to 4.15pm.

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Breakfast offer It’s National Farmhouse Breakfast fortnight from Sunday 22 January to Sunday 5 February 2012. At Temple Newsam Tea Rooms and the Bakery Coffee House enjoy a full breakfast for only £4.99 or a small breakfast for just £2.50 PLUS get a free tea or coffee with every breakfast.

Explorers Café, Tropical World

Soup and a sandwich deal Save up to £2.35 when you buy soup and a sandwich for just £3.99 at any of our cafés throughout January 2012.

Hot drink and teacake offer Temple Newsam Tea Rooms

The Gatehouse Restaurant, Abbey House

All our cafés are offering tea or coffee and a toasted teacake for just £1.99 throughout February 2012 – a saving of up to £1.10. All offers are available on production of the voucher (see page 31) and a valid LeedsCard. Jan-Apr 2012 • LeedsCard magazine


The Leeds City Council Golf Courses offer brilliant value for money with green fees from only £7 and season ticket discounts for LeedsCard Extra and LeedsCard 60 holders.

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at your local Leeds City Council golf course There are four golf courses in Leeds:

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Gotts Park

18 holes

Temple Newsam Estate 36 holes

Middleton Park

18 holes

Roundhay Park

9 holes

Until 31 March 2012 you can take advantage of a special twilight offer; play from 1pm daily for just £8.65 on weekdays and £10.40 at weekends.

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Temple Newsam Lord Irwin Course

More to do at Middleton Park Visitors to Middleton Park will see a number of improvements over the next year, including a new visitor centre with cafe and toilet facilities. Work has now begun as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People project. To find out more or get involved in volunteering contact parks and countryside, call 0113 395 7400.


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Win a Free round! We’re also offering you the chance to win a free round of golf for four people at the Leeds City Council golf course of your choice. To enter our competition just answer this question: In total, how many par threes are there at all four Leeds City Council golf courses? Send your answer with your name, address, daytime tel. no. and email address to: PAR 3 competition, Middleton Park Golf Centre, Beeston Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3TN The competition closing date is 31 March 2012. All correct answers will go into a prize draw and the winner will be picked at random.

Find out more For more information visit

This year Leeds City Museum is proud to be hosting a major touring exhibition, Pharaoh: King of Egypt. LeedsCard unearthed more information…


Bronze statue of a pharaoh kneeling before the Apis Bull, 664 - 332 BC

Exhibition opens 11 Feb - 17 June

Ancient Egypt is arriving at Leeds City Museum in February. With over 130 breathtaking objects from the British Museum’s collection, this blockbuster exhibition will explore the pharaoh’s many different roles in

Supported through the generosity of the Dorset Foundation senses. It’s a must-see for anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt. Staged in the museum’s arena, this spectacular show offers the whole family a once in a lifetime chance to see this fantastic collection in Leeds. Afterwards why not step into the Ancient Worlds Gallery on the fourth floor and meet the Leeds mummy, Nesyamun.

Blue-glazed shabti of the pharaoh Seti I with a painted spell from the Book of the Dead. From the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 19th Dynasty, c. 1285 BC

Pharaoh: King of Egypt opens on 11 February until 17 June 2012. Entrance is free. Leeds City Museum is located on Millennium Square and is open Tues – Sun.

Sandstone head of Pharaoh Mentuhotep II, 2055 - 2004 BC

ancient Egyptian society. Marvel at the tomb statue of Ramses I, see unique reliefs and figurines, and explore ideas of kingship and the afterlife. Featuring interactive displays, audio visuals and family trails, this exhibition will be a feast for the

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Ancient Treasures

Find out more Limestone painted relief fragment from the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I, 1294 - 1279 BC

For more information visit or call 0113 224 3732.


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The Leeds Inventors’ Club What to do after that eureka moment… DIARY DATE Exh

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Performance in Leeds Abbey House Museum is celebrating the glory of sporting success and the bright lights of the stage in its new exhibition for 2012, Performance: Pitch, Platform and Podium. Exhibits include a dress designed for the Victorian actress Ellen Terry, Punch and Judy puppets, souvenirs of the Leeds Festival and a David Hockney poster for the 1972 Olympic Games. This exhibition opens on 22 January at Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, LS5 3EH. For more details visit

The Leeds inventors’ group meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Central Library. It helps people with ideas for new products explore how to get them from drawing board to marketplace. There are talks on protecting your ideas, prototyping, funding and licensing as well as the chance to talk to other inventors and share experiences. To find out more call 0113 247 8266 or visit these websites for inspiration:

Northern Art Prize Work by shortlisted artists Liadin Cooke, Leo Fitzmaurice, James Hugonin and Richard Rigg will come together in this exhibition to be judged for the fifth annual Northern Art Prize. It’s at Leeds Art Gallery from 25 November 2011 until 19 February 2012. The winner of the 2011/12 Northern Art Prize will be chosen by a panel of experts and announced on 19 January 2012 at Leeds Art Gallery. For more information visit

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The Victorian Look Book A new exhibition at Lotherton Hall explores the fashion and furnishings styles that dominated in the Victorian period from 1837 to 1901. From gothic to aesthetic, exotic to arts and crafts, visitors can discover and find their favourite Victorian look. Opening from 2 March to 31 December. For more information visit Pictured clockwise from bottom left: Bed Jacket, by McLintocks of Barnsley, Yorkshire, about 1875 (purchased with funds from the Friends of Leeds Museums and the Leeds art Collection Fund) Textile of printed cotton designed by William Morris, 1883 Chair in the Victorian Gothic Style, 1865 Fan in the Victorian Gothic style, about 1840 Burmantofts of Leeds, design for a tile, 1887 -1889 Children’s book cover designed by Walter Crane, after 1874 Aesthetic style Dress, of printed velvet, about 1910 Dress, worn by Mary Holden Illingworth of Yorkshire, designed by Charles Frederick Worth, 1882


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Welcome to the Silver 70s Take a trip back to the 1970s DIA RY – space hoppers, prawn Silve DATE cocktails, new money, the Exhibr 70s 2 7 winter of discontent and Jan - ition 22 Ap the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. r This free exhibition looks at pop culture, politics and parties in the 1970s. It’s for those who remember donning flares and those who don’t! Opening at Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square on 27 January until 22 April. For more information visit

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Gary Hume, one of the most vital and interesting artists of his generation, is the latest focus of the Arts Council Collection’s ‘Flashback’ series. He’s the third artist they’ve featured, following on from Bridget Riley and Anish Kapoor. Opening at Leeds Art Gallery, Gary Hume: Flashback will revisit the artist’s earlier pieces, using them as a starting point for reflection on his wider, subsequent work. The exhibition will include paintings and sculptures by the artist. This free exhibition opens on 3 February until 15 April 2012 at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow. 13 For more information visit Jan-Apr 2012 • Arts & Culture • LeedsCard magazine

Are you looking for a children’s birthday party with a difference this year? Leeds museums and galleries have everything you need to make your child’s birthday even more special. They offer a selection of themed birthday parties and fun activities for them to enjoy with all their friends.

Magical Birthday Parties at

Leeds Museums Abbey House Museum

At Abbey House Museum children aged two to six years can enjoy a Messy Monkey Party, with paints, art materials and lots of mess in the activity room. Older children can celebrate with an Arty Smarty Party. They go back in time exploring the museum’s Victorian streets and then enjoy an art activity like jewellery making, tee-shirt decorating or clay tile making. Both parties are available Tuesday to Sunday at selected times and cost £40.

Find out more For more details call 0113 230 5492 or email


Kirkstall Abbey is offering a Princess, Knights and Dragons NEW Party. Kids for 2012 can dress up and make princess crowns, jewellery, knights’ swords and helmets. They will have fun in the play castle and sand pit, and finish with a game of sleeping dragons. Parties are suitable for children from two years old. They are available on Wednesdays at 10am or 2pm in May, June and July and cost £50.

Find out more For more details call 0113 230 5492 or email

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Leeds City Museum runs a Tiny Tiger Party for two to six-yearolds where little ones can explore the Life on Earth Gallery and find Rory the tiger, then enjoy animal art activities. The Explorer Party for seven to 11-year-olds lets children explore the museum and discover treasures like the Egyptian mummy, then choose an art activity such as clay craft, African masks or Ancient Egyptian crafts. Both parties are available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and cost £60.

Find out more For more details call 0113 224 3732 or email


Leisure Centres

It may be cold outside but there are all kinds of fun activities inside our leisure centres. Warm up with fitness classes, badminton, swimming, Striker 9 football classes and gymnastics. LeedsCard discounts apply to all. To find out more visit leisurecentres


Pharaoh: King of Egypt exhibition

Walk like an Egyptian. Follow the Egyptian trail around the museum and even have a go at making Egyptian crafts. Fun activities in celebration of our blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum at Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square. Sat 11 - Sun 19 February.



Temple Newsam House

Bedtime! Make your own bed bug, design a bedroom door hanger and discover a bed fit for a queen at Temple Newsam House. Sat 11 - Sun 19 February, 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

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Rain, snow or shine there is Leeds City Museum always something fun to do bird egg hunt for you and your family.

Egg-citing Easter trail. Can you find the birds and birds eggs hidden around Leeds City Museum? Sat 31 March - Sun 15 April.

Find out more For even more things to do visit: Sign up for


Wildlife at Pudsey Park

Learn about Leeds’ native wildlife. Pudsey Park’s visitor centre hosts wildlife displays including a rabbit warren, freshwater fish and native mammals and birds. There’s also a stone-built barn housing brown rats, an interactive woodland area and a nectar corner. Free entry. For further information call 0113 3957400.


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Theatre fun for all the family. Puppets, a beautifully crafted set, sublime music and a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes make The Elves and the Shoemaker a magical must-see. One day only - Sat 7 April, 12pm & 2:30 pm. Tickets £6.50 - £9.50 at The Carriageworks.


The Carriageworks

The Secret Garden. Storytelling, live singing and beautiful puppets unearth the dark heart of this classic tale. For children aged six and over. Tickets £7 - £11. Weds 15 February at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square.


Temple Newsam Home Farm

Winterwatch. The new year is a brilliant time to visit Home Farm, Temple Newsam estate. It’s all go as staff get ready for lots of new arrivals including lambs, calves, piglets, baby goats, and possibly a baby donkey expected between January and May 2012. LeedsCard discount applies. Opening times: Tues - Sun 10am to 4pm.


13th Leeds Young People’s Film Festival

Get a first look at the best new cinema for young people plus moving image workshops and masterclasses, and young Leeds filmmakers will be recognised at the first ever Young Golden Owls awards. From 26 March 6 April. For more information visit

10 Bookworms club Are you sitting comfortably? Then enjoy the free Bookworms storytelling club with stories about nature, animals and weather for the under eights. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Coming to a park near you. Call 0113 264 5535 to find out 15 where.

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What’s on in Leed 18 January – 5-7pm Troy Howe workshop Troy Howe draws masterpieces with a ballpoint pen. Come along to see his inspiring free workshop; find out how he creates works of art and see his copies of the Mona Lisa and The Girl with the Pearl Earring as well as an image of the Queen. Booking recommended. Leeds Central Library To book: 0113 247 6016 16 February

Junior Bushcraft Learn shelter-building and survival skills. For adventurers aged 7 and over. Booking essential, £5 per person. Middleton Park, off Town Street, LS10 3SH To book: 0113 395 7400

28 & 29 January

Leeds Ice Cube Leeds’ very own outdoor ice rink with exhilarating Snow Slide toboggan run and fun Bobsleigh Simulator.

What’s that Bird? Take part in the national RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey and learn more about our feathered friends. Arthur’s Rein, off North Parkway, LS14 1JD

Millennium Square Tel: 0113 395 0891

18 February – 7.30pm

Spaghetti Western Orchestra The magnificent five are riding into town! Armed with over 100 instruments, these brilliant musicians perform a fistful of Ennio Morricone classics from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning soundtracks include The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West. This ingenious gang of comic maestros underscore these iconic compositions with hilarious sound effects... blowing on bottles, crushing cornflakes, ‘playing' coathangers, apples, squeaky toys, rubbergloves, bicycle pumps, nailclippers and many more - recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur that define the gun slinging west. Tickets £16 - 20.

Leeds Town Hall. To book: 0113 224 3801 or book online

21 March – 8pm The Waterboys: An Appointment with the Waterboys An evening of their most famous music and tracks from their new album which has received rave reviews. Tickets: £28.50 / £25

Leeds Town Hall To book: 0113 224 3801 or book online


27 January – 26 February

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26 March – 6 April

Leeds Young People’s Film Festival Get a first look at the best new cinema for young people plus workshops and masterclasses. Various Tel: 0113 224 3801

Part of Wyke Beck Valley Pride Project

Tel: 07891 270748 19 February – 8pm

Chris Addison: The Time is Now, Again Fresh from The Thick of It, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and his sellout 2010 tour. Tickets: £20 Leeds Town Hall. To book: 0113 224 3801 or book online 31 March

Easter Egg-stravaganza Can you find all the hidden Easter eggs?

Killingbeck Meadows, Off Foundry Lane Tel: 07891 270748

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29 January – 1.30pm

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14 February

15 February

Holocaust Memorial Day Join the Lord Mayor and communities across Leeds to remember the Holocaust and other genocides across the world.

Leeds Valentine’s Fair Open daily with roller coasters, dodgems, waltzers and other fun rides for thrillseekers and family fun.

Nest box building Hand build a house for our birdy friends and give them something to eat. Make a small donation to take your bird box home with you. Killingbeck Meadows Nature Reserve, Foundry Lane, LS9 6RG Tel: 07891 270748

Bookworms storytelling club Seasonal themes and interesting tales for children over eight. Temple Newsam Home Farm Tel: 0113 264 5535 newsam

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17 & 18 March

Leeds Town Hall

Elland Road Car Parks alongside Leeds United Football Club

10 March – 7.30pm BBC Philharmonic and Leeds Festival Chorus Special Offer Simon Wright leads the orchestra in a performance of Dvořák Stabat Mater. Soloists include Katherine ts ticke Broderick (soprano), Daniela Lehner (mezzo soprano), Call City Centre Box Office Paul Nilon (tenor) and James on 0113 224 3801 Rutherford (bass). and quote Tickets: £14.50 - £29 “LeedsCard BBC Phil offer”. This is a LICS concert. All tickets must be booked in advance. Leeds Town Hall This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount and cannot be To book: 0113 224 3801 applied retrospectively. or book online Visit for full details of the series.

Part of Wyke Beck Valley Pride Project

10% off

11 & 12 April – 8pm Rhod Gilbert: The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo

Big Spring Clean Help give our beautiful woodland a tidy-up.

Wykebeck Woods, Easterly Road, LS8 2LY Tel: 0113 293 3193

Friendly Flowers Make your own pretty paper flower bouquet to celebrate Mother’s Day. 11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm Temple Newsam House Tel: 0113 264 7321 newsam

Following several sell-out UK tours and best-selling stand-up DVDs, multi-award winning Welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert is back on the road with a brand new live show. A regular on Live At The Apollo and with his own BBC One show Ask Rhod Gilbert, he’s one of the world’s hottest comedians. Tickets: £20 & £25

Throughout the year Strictly Pudsey If the return of Strictly Come Dancing has got your feet tapping, it's time to dust off your dancing shoes and step out to our resident DJ and popular bands. Thursdays 7.30pm to 11pm, Saturdays 7.30pm to 11.30pm. (Except first Saturday of every month).

Leeds Town Hall To book: 0113 224 3801 or book online

Pudsey Civic Hall Tel: 0113 214 6110


Jan-Apr 2012 • Events Calendar • LeedsCard magazine

Sports Update

Seems like Olympic team spirit

With the London 2012 Paralympic Games later this year, the profile of disability sport is set to rise. We caught up with wheelchair basketball player and Leeds City Council coach, Nick Smith, to find out about life as a disabled athlete and coach in Leeds…

If you’re someone who’s always organising matches, leagues and tournaments why not sign up to become a Sport Maker and help build the Olympic legacy? As a Sport Maker you’ll encourage friends, family and work colleagues to try out new sports, lend a hand at a local club and support charity sports events. Sign up to a Sport Maker workshop near you and get a free Addidas sports bag and tee-shirt. You’ll also get useful tips on how to create your own events, and find out how you can meet sporting personalities and local Olympic hopefuls by volunteering.

On the Sport Maker website you’ll find information about workshops and other Sport Maker projects in your area. To get involved, learn more and sign up visit Alternatively, contact Grant Soames, email


Disability Sport in Leeds Having started playing wheelchair basketball aged six, and inspired by his idol Michael Jordan, Nick has gone on to play for the successful Leeds Spiders team. He was highly commended at the 2009 Leeds Sport Awards. Nick’s success hasn’t come about by accident, his week is jam-packed with sporting activity, “I play basketball twice a week at Morley. Then there’s tennis at John Charles Centre for Sport on Fridays, wheelchair racing on Thursday evenings, then gym and swim training at Pudsey” he tells us. He now also coaches young people and adults in sport, something he finds incredibly rewarding “I like helping people progress and passing on my knowledge, especially to disabled athletes as I can identify with them.” “There’s a huge programme of sporting activities for disabled people in Leeds” he tells us, “I encourage anyone who’s disabled to check out the programme at and have a go at an activity”. Nick also looks after the disability sport Facebook page – you can keep up with the latest news and chat to him at

LeedsCard offer Many activities in the disability sports programme offer a discount to LeedsCard holders – just look out for the LeedsCard icon.

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Sports Update

Big Splash

family rewards

It’s time to dig out your swimming costume as we join forces with British Swimming and the BBC to bring the Big Splash to Leeds. Billed as the world’s largest celebration of swimming, the Big Splash aims to get more people to take the plunge and get in the pool. In Leeds, we’re giving all our family swim sessions a Big Splash makeover.

All our pools have a new range of exciting equipment, including water polo games and floating islands, to make sure the focus is firmly on having fun. Just in case you need more motivation to head to your local pool with the family, we’ve also introduced the Big Splash family reward card. Use it to get every fifth family swim for free. The more you visit, the more free sessions you’ll enjoy.

Just ask for a Big Splash family reward card at reception next time you visit your local pool. Get your card stamped each time you attend a family swim session and on your fifth visit your swim will be absolutely free.

Find out more For details of all Big Splash swim sessions across Leeds visit:

A fighting chance Leeds-born Nicola hopes for Olympic glory Nicola Adams is Britain’s most successful female boxer. She’s a strong medal hope for London 2012 in the flyweight class as her sport makes its Olympic debut. Nicola started boxing after enjoying boxercise classes with her mum at a Leeds gym. She won her first bout aged just 13 and hasn’t looked back! Now 29 she’s one of the world's most impressive boxing talents. She even makes use of switch-hitting, shifting from fighting in orthodox stance to southpaw – a technique only the best can master. A world silver medalist in 2008 and 2010; Nicola won her first major tournament in June 2011, securing gold at the European Union championships in Poland. Then in October 2011 she took gold at the European championships, putting her in pole position for next year’s Olympic qualifier. Let’s hope the former Burmantofts ABC star continues her golden streak at London 2012.


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Volunteering is good for the community and good for you! It can boost your skills and help you make new friends. Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities you can get involved in…

Get involved Parks and countryside

Museums and galleries

Leeds parks volunteers meet twice a month on Tuesdays to do valuable gardening and site management work at Leeds parks. Work is varied and includes planting, weeding, pruning and more at community and city parks across Leeds. All tools and training are provided.

Leeds museums and galleries offer many new and exciting volunteer projects across nine attractions. Volunteers work alongside staff to help care for our collections. They clean, photograph, repackage and catalogue items, and carry out research.

Leeds wildlife volunteers meet twice a month on Wednesdays and on the third Sunday of each month. They do a wide variety of nature conservation work across the city, ranging from dry stone walling to wildflower planting. If you’d like to get some exercise and improve local wildlife habitats, this is the opportunity for you. For more information or to get involved with Leeds park volunteers or Leeds wildlife volunteers, or volunteering in any capacity for the parks and countryside service, contact the rangers, call 0113 237 5320, email: or go to


Active life volunteers Could you be a role model to older people and help them get more out of life? We need enthusiastic volunteers over 45 to engage older people in a range of enjoyable sports and physical activities in community settings. No previous experience is needed as training and support is given, and volunteers have the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications. Sessions take place during the day and each one lasts an hour or less. Your commitment can be flexible so you can volunteer at a time to suit you. We arrange an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check (CRB) for all volunteers. For more information or to get involved contact Allyson Bertram, older peoples’ sport development officer, call 0113 395 0196 or 07891 270620 Sport S port a and nd Active Active Recreation Recreation Sport S port and and physical physical a ctivity directory directory ffor or activity p eople a ged 4 5+ people aged 45+

They also help run events with our leaning teams, either at our attractions or out in the community. For more information go to: sandgalleries/Home/Support_Us /Volunteer.aspx

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Your chance to win a three-month Bodyline premier membership with LeedsCard magazine

New Year Fitness Challenge You know what it’s like, you start the new year setting resolutions. You vow to go to the gym and lose the weight you’ve put on over Christmas, but as the weeks pass by the motivation starts to fall away; before you know it you’re back to those old bad habits! This year though Bodyline are here to help.

DIARY DATE Competition Closing Date 27 Jan 2012

They’re offering one lucky LeedsCard holder a free three-month Bodyline premier membership as well as weekly training with a Bodyline instructor to keep you motivated. The instructor will start by discussing your goals with you and putting together a special programme to suit your needs and schedule. Then for three months they’ll meet with you each week for training sessions and to regularly review your programme.

How to enter To be in with a chance of winning simply enter your details at

The closing date is Friday 27 January 2012 and the winner will be contacted on Monday 30 January.

Find out more Check out the latest edition of Bodyline news for training tips, details about new classes, a new year fitness plan and healthy recipes. For details about Bodyline memberships visit


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discounts Here are details of all the great discounts you can receive with your LeedsCard. Look out for some brand new offers and don’t miss the exclusive money-off vouchers on the inside back page.

Exclus i offers ove page 3 n 1

DISCOUNT INDEX - At a glance guide Leeds City Council Facilities and Attractions Abbey House Museum Armley Mills: Leeds Industrial Museum John Charles Centre for Sport Hospitality Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre Leeds City Museum Leeds International Concert Season Leeds Visitor Centre Lotherton Hall Estate Temple Newsam Farm Temple Newsam House The Carriageworks The Ice Cube Thwaite Mills Watermill

Tropical World Libraries Golf Courses

Visitor Attractions Eureka! Harewood House Middleton Railway Trust Ltd Royal Armouries Thackray Museum York Dungeon

Entertainment Howard Assembly Rooms Hyde Park Picture House Northern Ballet Opera North The Grand Theatre Sinfonia of Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse


Bee Sharp Music The Leeds Wall Sing and Sign The Phyllis Harvey Horse & Donkey Trust White Rose Canoe Club

Restaurants & Cafés Bella Italia Bretts Fish Restaurant and Takeaway Bryan’s Fish and Seafood Restaurant Gatehouse Café Giorgio’s Italiano Ristorante Leeds City Museum Café Nawaab Khan Restaurant and Takeaway Peach and Pear Café Shakeaholic Milkshake Bar Strawberry Fields Bar

The Olive Tree Greek Restaurant The Tiled Hall Café

Health & Well-Being Caroline Lloyd Homeopathy and Food Intolerance Testing 4 Sight Opticians Innercore Clinics Ltd Joy Lawton Hypnotherapy Leeds Wellbeing Centre Nicole Bowden Optics Physio North Simon Falk Optometrists The Alexander Technique

Shops Cotswold Outdoor Leeds Craft Wise JR Sports

Jumbo Records Nevisport O’Neill Pomegranate Organics etc The Divan Centre The North Face Vinceremos Organic Wines

Other Retailers Budget Car & Van Rental First, The Travel Shop It’s Your Choc Kotori Kits Orient Express Trains Platecreator RU Motoring Tate Accident Repair Centre The Driving Academy Uniteleeds, Hackney Carriage Association

Your Local Leisure Centres Tennis Centre Don’t forget – Leeds City Council leisure centres offer discounts and priority bookings all year round if you have a LeedsCard: • Save money on a range of activities including swimming, Bodyline gym, fitness classes, badminton, tennis, squash, indoor bowls, and more! • Get in first with 8-day advance session bookings only with a LeedsCard. To find out what you can get up to at your local leisure centre visit or call in at your local centre. Key to symbols Accessible to wheelchair user

WC adapted

Public car park available near to venue

Accessible to wheelchair user with assistance

WC standard

On street parking for Blue Badge holders

Accessible to mobility impaired walker


Assistance dog allowed Large print information available

Parking onsite Venue has own car park

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Save up to £5.80 per court per hour* on the indoor courts

AND Save up to £2.20 per court per hour* on the outdoor courts at the Tennis Centre located at John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, LS11 5DJ. *Prices dependant on type of LeedsCard membership

To book a court or for more information call the tennis centre reception on 0113 395 0010 or visit

Leeds City Council Facilities and Attractions Abbey House Museum

20% discount

on admission Home to Leeds’ exciting collections of social history, galleries of yesteryear’s toys and games and three streets of 1880’s shops. Open Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 12 noon-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays. Abbey Road, off Kirkstall Road, opposite Kirkstall Abbey Tel: 0113 230 5492

Armley Mills: Leeds Industrial Museum

20% discount on admission One of the world’s largest woollen mills housing Leeds’ world famous collections of industrial objects in a series of dedicated galleries. Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays. Canal Road, Armley, Leeds Tel: 0113 263 7861

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre

Leeds City Museum

Free Admission

on special exhibitions with an admission charge

10% discount

John Charles Centre for Sport Hospitality

Discount available 10% off drinks packages for any bookings made in the Grandstand or Parkside until 30 April 2012

John Charles Centre for Sport Middleton Grove Leeds L11 5DJ Tel: Hospitality 0113 395 0000 Email:

Leeds International Concert Season

Discounts available on some selected music events for LeedsCard Extra holders. Occasional special offers for all cardholders.

A visitor centre with interactive displays, reconstructions and trained staff on hand provides a wealth of information about life for the monks of Kirkstall Abbey as well as a gateway through to the rest of the Abbey. Open Oct to March 11am-3pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Open April to Sept 11am-4pm Tues-Sun. Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds Tel: 0113 230 5492

Four floors of interactive and exciting galleries suitable for all ages, as well as a variety of changing special exhibitions, events and workshops. Open Tue, Wed, Fri 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-8pm, Sat and Sun 11am5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays (11am-5pm). Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH Tel: 0113 224 3732

Leeds Visitor Centre

Lotherton Hall

Temple Newsam Farm

10% discount off all Leeds and Yorkshire gifts valued at £5 or more for all Leeds Card Holders

20% discount on entry

20% discount on admission for LeedsCard & LeedsCard 60 50% discount on admission

We sell the biggest range of Leeds and Yorkshire Gifts in the City. Leeds Hoodies, Leeds T-shirts, Leeds branded confectionery, Leeds Pottery plus much, much more. A wide range of Yorkshire Gifts are also available. See eds-Visitor-Centre/173736029350762 or our website for more information. Our office is in Leeds City Station, open 7 days a week. Tel: 0113 2425242 Email:

A great day out for everyone. Lotherton Hall is a charming Edwardian country house estate with fine exhibitions in the house, beautiful grounds, a bird garden, a deer park, cafe and gift shop plus fantastic playgrounds. Open daily: March – October 10am – 5pm, November – February 10am – 4pm. Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day Lotherton Lane, Aberford, Leeds Tel: 0113 281 3259

Leeds Town Hall The Headrow, Leeds Box Office: 0113 224 3801

for LeedsCard Extra & LeedsCard 60Extra

Home Farm, located in Temple Newsam estate is home to the largest approved Rare Breeds Centre in the country. The farm itself is a large working farmyard where a fine collection of harvesting machines can be found, as well as lots of different farm animals. Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm (winter) and 10am-5pm (summer). Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during the summer school holidays. Last admission is 45 minutes before the stated closing time. Off Selby Road, Leeds. Tel: 0113 264 5535

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Leeds City Council Facilities and Attractions continued Temple Newsam House

The Carriageworks

The Ice Cube

20% discount on admission

Discounts on selected performances

Concession rates available

will apply to all LeedsCard/ Breezecard visits to the House

A magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion housing Old Master paintings, Chippendale furniture and Leeds Creamware, sitting in a large country estate with acres of parkland, a working rare breed farm, café and gift shop. Open Tues-Sun and Bank Holidays 10.30am5pm (summer), 10.30am-4pm (winter). Last entry 45 minutes before closing. Off Selby Road, Leeds. Tel: 0113 264 7321

Thwaite Mills Watermill

20% discount on admission Journey back in time and re-live the life of the mill workers, see the giant mill wheels turn and visit the manager’s house. Open Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm. Open school holidays Tues-Fri 10am-5pm. Last admission 3.30pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds Tel: 0113 276 2887

Leeds CC Facilities

for LeedsCard holders

The Carriageworks is one of Leeds’ most exciting theatres, with a reputation for cutting edge new writing, outstanding dance as well as drama, comedy and shows for all the family. The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds Box Office: 0113 224 3801

on general admission price during all public skating sessions

Experience the magic of open-air ice skating in one of Europe’s largest outdoor ice rinks on Millennium Square. Jan/Feb 2012 Millennium Square, Leeds Tel: 0113 395 0891

Tropical World


20% discount on admission for LeedsCard & LeedsCard 60 50% discount on admission

20% discount

for LeedsCard Extra & LeedsCard 60Extra

Step onto a Tropical Island where you will find a swamp, humid rainforests, tumbling waterfalls, swirling pools of colourful fish and many exotic plants and animals including snakes, spiders, meerkats, crocodiles, butterflies, birds and bats. Open 10am–6pm (summer) and 10am–4pm (winter). Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Princes Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds Tel: 0113 237 0754

off the cost of hiring audio CD’s for LeedsCard Extra and LeedsCard60 members Tel: 0113 395 2324

Visitor Attractions

Golf Courses


Harewood House

Discount on season tickets

10% off admission

£2 off adult Freedom ticket* with a LeedsCard . Membership offer:

and weekday Pay and Play for LeedsCard Extra and LeedsCard60 card holders only

Roundhay Park Golf Course Tel: 0113 266 1686 Gotts Park Golf Course Tel: 0113 231 1896 Temple Newsam Golf Course Tel: 0113 264 7362 Middleton Golf Course Tel: 0113 270 9506

on production of a LeedsCard. Cannot be used with any other offer, excludes groups, expires 31 May 2012, promo code 972.

Adults and children aged 3+ £9.95, children aged 1-2 £3.45. All tickets entitle the visitor to return to Eureka! free of charge for 12 months. Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE Tel: 01422 330 069

£4 off individual membership, £15 off family membership quoting LeedsCard number. Enter a different world! Exquisite Adam interiors, Chippendale’s finest furniture, beautiful formal gardens, children’s adventure playground, excellent café and shop. Call or visit our website for times and prices. Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG Tel: 0113 218 1010 *(Ticket offer valid Mon-Sat excluding event days and Bank Holidays. Membership offer applies to new membership card rates only.)

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Visitor Attractions Middleton Railway

Royal Armouries

Thackray Museum

£1 off adult return train fare, 50p off accompanying Breezecard

Discounts on selected events

£1 off full entrance price for adults and 50p off for children

holders Saturdays only. Excluding special events and Santa Trains.

Ride on the world’s oldest working railway and visit the ‘award winning’ Engine House. The Station, Moor Road, Hunslet, LS10 2JQ Information Line: 0113 271 0320 or

A whole museum of treasures to explore. Discover the weapons and armour of warriors through the ages – from early medieval knights to the modern-day soldier. A fascinating FREE day out for all the family. For details of special events and activities throughout the year visit our website. Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT Information Line: 08700 344 344

Telling the story of medicine. The multi award-winning Thackray Museum is a fantastic day out, transporting you into a living experience of health and medicine, past, present and future. Fabulous fun for all the family. Near St James’s Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN Tel: 0113 244 4343 Information Line: 0113 245 7084 Email:

Visitor Attractions


York Dungeon

Half price admission for all LeedsCard holders

The York Dungeon invites you to delve into the city’s most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience interactive shows and special effects as you’re transported back to those black, bleak times…are you brave enough to face 60 minutes of York’s dark past? Opening times vary throughout the year, please check website for details. The York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD Tel: 01904 632 599

Northern Ballet

Up to 15% discount

on selected performances at Leeds Grand theatre 73 Brudnell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD Bookings: 0884 848 2701

Howard Assembly Room

Hyde Park Picture House

10% discount

Concessionary rate tickets

on all performances

Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU Tel: 0844 848 2727

for valid LeedsCard and Breezecard holders

One of the only surviving Picture Palaces in the UK. 73 Brudnell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD Box Office: 0113 275 2045

Opera North

The Grand Theatre

10% discount

Discounts available

on all performances Monday to Friday and Saturday matinées Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU Tel: 0844 848 2720

on most productions. Check website or with box office. Box office open Monday to Saturday 9.30am–8pm. 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NZ Tel: 0844 848 2712

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Entertainment Sinfonia of Leeds

£2 discount

for valid LeedsCard holders. Pupils in full time education go free, when accompanied by an adult. The City’s leading non-professional orchestra. Great Hall, University of Leeds Box Office: 0113 224 3081

Leisure West Yorkshire Playhouse

Discounts on tickets

for Monday to Friday in areas A and B

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP Bookings & Enquiries: 0113 213 7700

Bee Sharp Music

10% discount for initial bookings

Making music fun for children from nine months to five years. Themed sessions include singing, movement, instruments, puppets, stories, drama and more. Heather spent 10 years as a primary school teacher specialising in music. There is no joining fee. Horsforth, Roundhay and Headingley Tel: 0113 266 2151

The Leeds Wall

10% discount

Sing and Sign

5% off

on Taster Sessions

full course bookings

We offer taster sessions, holiday climbing clubs and birthday parties for children. We also run beginners courses and outdoor courses for all ages and abilities. 100A Gelderd Road, Leeds LS12 6BY Tel: 0113 234 1554 Email:

Baby sign language programme for hearing babies (6–24 months). Songs, nursery rhymes, instruments, help your baby communicate before speech. Tel: 0113 267 6105

Leisure White Rose Canoe Club

Half price membership

for LeedsCard Extra Holders Fearnville Leisure Centre, Leeds 8 Email:

The Phyllis Harvey Horse & Donkey Trust

£2 off to adopt an animal of your

choice for all valid LeedsCard holders. This local charity rescues horses, ponies, and donkeys from abuse and neglect, rehabilitates and rehomes where possible. Pony days are held during school holiday periods where children spend a day at the Sanctuary developing confidence and new skills whilst having fun and making new friends (both 4 legged and 2). Animal adoption scheme available, for a minimum donation of £12.50 per year, it makes a great and unusual gift. Open daily between 10am and 3pm, free of charge. Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds Registered Charity Number 504003 Email:

Restaurants and cafés Bella Italia

20% off your food bill.

Minimum bill value £5. Offer does not include Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Traditional Italian dishes. 145 Briggate, Leeds Tel: 0113 245 4630

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Bretts Fish Restaurant and Takeaway Restaurant: 20% off total bill

(including drinks) for a minimum of two diners ordering from main menu. Must book at least one hour in advance quoting LeedsCard. Takeaway: free can of soft drink with every haddock and chips. Not valid with any other offer, or on Headingley Rugby and Cricket match days.

This famous Headingley institution, opened in 1919, was voted Leeds best Fish & Chip Restaurant for the second year in succession at the 2010 Leeds Restaurant Awards. Fully licensed and with a stunning outdoor eating area in its award winning garden. 12/14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HE Tel: 0113 232 3344

Restaurants and cafés Bryan’s Fish Restaurant

Gatehouse Café

Buy one get one free

10% discount

on the haddock fillet meal for LeedsCard holders.

Fish and chips are a British institution and Bryan’s chippy in Headingley is a Yorkshire one. Established in 1934, it’s reputation for fine fried potatoes and battered fish has seen it named as one of the UK’s top ten places for a fish supper. LeedsCard must be presented upon placing order for this offer to be valid, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. 9 Weetwood Lane, Far Headingley, Leeds Tel: 0113 278 5679

Giorgio’s Italiano Ristorante

to LeedsCard holders.

£10 off per couple*

The Gatehouse offers the opportunity to dine in the rustic surroundings of a medieval 12th Century landmark, overlooking Kirkstall Abbey. Serving traditional Yorkshire dishes and a wide range of hot and cold drinks. The Gatehouse, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH (opposite Kirkstall Abbey) Tel: 0113 2781233

for LeedsCard holders when 2 people order 2 courses from our a la carte or chef’s special menu (starter and main or main and dessert) *Not to be used on early bird or lunch menu. Excludes Saturday evening only. Excludes Valentine’s and Mother’s Day.

70-74 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 4BA Tel: 0113 278 2030

Leeds City Museum Café

Nawaab Khan Restaurant and Takeaway

Peach and Pear Café

10% discount

5%-10% discount

for all LeedsCard holders. Not valid with any other offer.

15% off orders over £5

See below* The finest Asian cuisine prepared from fresh ingredients to fabulous recipes provided by the host, Mohammad Sajid. *5% discount off the total bill between Sunday and Thursday inclusive. 10% discount for parties of ten or more between Sunday and Thursday. Not valid with any other offer or deal. Not valid on bank holidays. Free delivery on takeaway orders over £20 and within 3 miles of our restaurant. 496 Roundhay Road (opposite Oakwood Clock), Leeds 8. Tel: 0113 240 9911

Vegan and vegetarian friendly café a minute away from the Hyde Park Picture House. We offer all day breakfasts, homemade chips, hot chocolate (more than 10 flavours), milkshakes, smoothies, homemade cake and custards, vegan desserts and lots more. All customers have access to FREE WiFi and selection of board games. 92a Brudnell Road, LS6 1EG

Shakeaholic Milkshake Bar

Strawberry Fields Bar

The Olive Tree Greek Restaurant

10% discount for any

Hire the bar FREE

to LeedsCard holders.

The recently launched City Museum Café has a fresh airy atmosphere with minimalist simple décor. The café offers free Wifi and has an outside Terrace overlooking Millennium Square. In Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH Tel: 0113 2446006

Restaurants and cafés

LeedsCard holder. Cannot be used with any other offer.

Choose from over 175 different flavours including chocolate bars, biscuits, cakes, cereals, sweets or gloopy stuff and we’ll blend it into the perfect milkshake. Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8NG Tel: 0113 242 6023

for celebrations, socials etc.

Strawberry Fields is a cosy, comfortable bar situated in-between Leeds’ two Universities. 159 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3QD Tel: 0113 243 1515

20% discount See below* Listed in the Good Food Guide 2011 top ten mediterranean restaurants in the UK - The Times, Top Four Greek Restaurants in the UK - A.A. Gill of The Times, Yorkshire Evening Post Restaurant of the Year 1986 and 2006. *Use the a la carte menu and receive 20% discount off the total bill. Up to a £30 maximum. Excludes special offers such as ‘Early Door’ and lunch menus. Excludes Saturdays in the Chapel Allerton and Headingley branches. Excludes Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. Subject to change at any time. Minimum order 2 courses each from a la carte menu: starter and main or main and dessert.

Rodley, Oaklands, 55 Rodley Lane, LS13 1NG. Tel: 0113 256 9283 Chapel Allerton, 188-190 Harrogate Road LS7 4NZ. Tel: 0113 269 8488 Headingley, 74-76 Otley Road, LS8 4BA. Tel: 0113 274 8282

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Restaurants and cafés

Health & Well-Being

The Tiled Hall Café

Caroline Lloyd Homeopathy and Food Intolerance Testing

10% discount to LeedsCard holders.

Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, homemade cakes and a delicious range of tea and coffee in this spectacular piece of Victorian architecture. Based in Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel: 0113 243 1654

Innercore Clinics Ltd

Discounts and 2 for 1 offers See below

Colonic session £50, 20% off nonsurgical cosmetics, 50% off beauty treatments, 10% off products from on line store, 50% off women’s health physiotherapy 1st app, 2 for 1 microdermabrasion. Free patch test on Laser hair removal, 50% off first physio consultation, Teeth whitening £99. Deanfield House, Asquith Avenue, Morley, LS27 9QS Tel: 0113 253 1255

10% discount for LeedsCard holders

Homeopathy is effective in treating all your symptoms – physical, mental and emotional. Treatment available for headaches, arthritic pain, panic attacks, stomach, ears, skin and emotional problems. Food intolerance testing to find foods that improve your wellbeing and fertility. The Natural Health Centre, 46 Park Place, Leeds LS1 2SY Tel: 0113 279 9074 / 07958 950 935

4 Sight Opticians

20% off complete glasses* 10% off contact lenses *No other offers can apply. Excludes direct debit payments. Maximum discount £50 per pair. 3 Upper Mall, St Johns Centre, Merrion/Albion Street, Leeds LS2 8LQ Tel: 0113 242 0444

Joy Lawton Hypnotherapy

Leeds Wellbeing Centre

20% discount

full price treatments to LeedsCard holders

on first session

Fully qualified and accredited member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Caring, confidential and competitive therapy sessions, flexible appointments and easy parking combine to support and help you stub out smoking, relieve stress, trim your weight, boost confidence, control I.B.S. and more. Tel: 07771 556162

10% discount off

Leeds Wellbeing Centre provides counselling and body work therapies to private individuals and vulnerable adults. The therapies that we offer include: acupuncture, ear acupuncture, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Indian head massage, Reiki, reflexology and shiatsu. Leeds Wellbeing Centre, Marquis House, 33 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7RD Tel: 0113 244 4546 Email:

Health & Well-Being Nicole Bowden Optics

10% off when purchasing lenses and frames complete*

NHS and private examinations, advanced lenses and designer frames, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses at internet prices. Free spectacles for NHS entitles. Free hearing tests available. *Already discounted products not included. Claims must be made at time of ordering. 26 Market Place, Otley Tel: 01943 462 114

Physio North

10% discount on all consultations and treatment

Chartered Physiotherapists registered with the Health Professions Council. Specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of back and neck pain, muscle, joint, ligament problems and sports injuries. Provider to all major health insurance companies. Evening and weekend appointments. Podiatry also available. E-J Cox and Associates, Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Wensley Avenue, Leeds LS7 3QX Tel: 0113 293 4020 Mobile: 07960 776909

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Simon Falk Optometrists

20% off all products (excluding professional fees) Ophthalmic Opticians & Contact Lens Practitioners 456 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2HU Tel: 0113 248 8222 Email:

Health & Well-Being


The Alexander Technique

Cotswold Outdoor Leeds

10% discount

10% discount

on first 5 lessons

Based in the centre of Leeds, lessons in the Alexander Technique help reduce physical, mental and emotional stress. Teaching Centre, The Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD Tel: 0113 244 5559 Email:

on full priced items.

Leeds’ premier walking, camping and climbing shop. Find us on Facebook search for Cotswold Outdoor Leeds. Lands Lane, Leeds LS1 6AW Tel: 0113 245 0879

Craft Wise

5% discount on all purchases.

Stockist of card making, scrapbooking, airfix, DMC, candlemaking, dolls houses, beads, glass painting, homebrew, sequin art etc. Custom rubber stamps made to order. 5 Merrion Way, Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8DB Tel: 0113 293 0636

Shops JR Sports

Jumbo Records


10% discount

10% discount

10% off full priced products

on all non-sale goods

Unit 2, Orchard Gate, 21 Market Street, Otley Tel: 01943 466 775

on all sales over £5 when paying cash or 5% discount when paying with cards. Offer excludes sale items (red price sticker), tickets, books, magazines and tokens.

The largest independent music store in Leeds. 5-6 St Johns Centre, Leeds


10% off full price merchandise. 5% off wetsuits only. O’Neill wetsuits is the oldest wetsuit company out there. It started as a surf shop opened by Jack O’Neill in 1952. From that first surf shop in a garage across the Great Highway in San Francisco O’Neill and O’Neill wetsuits evolved into one of the top wetsuit brands in the market. Today O’Neill is no longer just a surf shop or a wetsuit manufacturer, their range of products is much wider and includes wetsuits, surfboards, beachwear, snowwear, clothing and more... But one eyed Jack O’Neill still stands behind and represents his family businesses.

Pomegranate Organics etc

10% discount on purchases over £5. Not valid with any other offer.

Organic Shop, Café and Treatment Centre. 79 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BR Tel: 0113 234 7000

on production of valid LeedsCard. Excludes books, maps and GPS.

Nevisport is an outdoor sports store selling equipment and clothing from hiking to climbing and skiing to camping. 26-28 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8LX Tel: +44 113 244 4715 Email:

The Divan Centre

Free delivery and 5% discount The bed and mattress specialist. 34–36 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7JL Tel: 0113 243 3619 Freephone: 0800 917 9687 Email:

Unit 14 The Light, The Headrow Leeds LS1 8TL Tel: 0113 245 5114

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Shops The North Face

10% discount on full priced items.

Walking, cycling and running clothing and equipment. Find us on Facebook search for The North Face Leeds. 5 King Edwards Street, Leeds LS1 6AX Tel: 0113 203 1710

Other Retailers Vinceremos Organic Wines

5% discount off all orders. Try a mixed case of organic British beers, 20 bottles for £45 or a LeedsCard Fairtrade organic wine case, 12 bottles for £69. Excluding special offers/ other discounts.

Budget Car & Van Rental

10% discount

available on car and van hire Unit 8 Hunslet Trading Estate, Off Severn Way, Leeds LS10 1BL Tel: 0113 272 1177

Organic Wine Specialist. Order by phone, fax, email or internet. Royal House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4BJ Tel: 0113 244 0002 Email:

Other Retailers First, The Travel Shop

£15 off First 3 month tickets. £20 off First year tickets. Not valid with any other offer. Excludes direct debit payments.

The Corn Exchange, New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6D Tel: 0113 381 5550

Northern Belle, by Orient-Express

20% discount on UK fine dining and UK day trips (Leeds departures only) for travel in 2012. Please quote NLCD. Subject to availability. New bookings only.

Reservations and bookings Tel: 0845 077 22 22 Brochure Hotline: (24hrs) 0870 161 5060

It’s Your Choc

Kotori Kits

10% discount

10% discount

on all purchases (except gift vouchers and delivery charges). Please quote LeedsCard and your LeedsCard number to qualify. Personalised chocolate bars to suit all occasions.

for LeedsCard holders by entering the code Leeds at the checkout. Chic, stylish and exclusive sewing kits to make beautiful things for children, the home and you. Easy to make even for a beginner and have all the materials needed to complete each project including needle and pins. To see our full range of gift ideas visit


RU Motoring

£1 off any order any price - all you need to do is at google checkout simply redeem this voucher number L33D5

10% discount

Your number one on-line Number Plate Creator. Tel: 07747 481 528 Email:

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for LeedsCard holders

Car accessories and components. Visit us for all your servicing and MOT’s for all makes and models. Purchase on-line at 56 Barley Hill Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DY Tel: 0113 287 4444 Email:

Other Retailers

Discount vouchers

Tate Accident Repair Centre


Breakfast Offer

15% off all your motoring needs. Quote TARC/LC/0609 when booking in.

Not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Established in the motor trade since 1922 and located opposite Morrison’s in Hunslet, LS10. We are approved for all leading national insurers and fleets and provide a comprehensive range of services including minor body and paintwork, structural and mechanical repairs, MOTs, tracking, and valets. We are your ‘one stop garage solution’. Balm Road, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2RL Tel: 0113 207 1999

The Driving Academy

Celebrate National Farmhouse Breakfast fortnight from Sunday 22 January to Sunday 5 February 2012 at Temple Newsam Tea Rooms and the Bakery Coffee House, Golden Acre Park. Choose from the following: A full breakfast consisting of rare breed sausage from the Estate, middle back bacon, Yorkshire black pudding, fresh button mushrooms, grilled tomato or beans, fried egg, slice of white or brown toast for just



A small breakfast consisting of rare breed sausage from the Estate, middle back bacon, OR beans, fried egg, a slice of white or brown toast for just


A free tea or coffee to LeedsCard holders with every breakfast purchased on production of this voucher.

Available at: Temple Newsam Tea Rooms, The Courtyard, Temple Newsam Estate, Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS 15. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am – 4.15pm Tel: 0113 2645535 Bakery Coffee House, Golden Acre Park, Otley Rd Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm, weekends 10am to 4pm Maximum of one free beverage per LeedsCard holder on production of this voucher and a valid LeedsCard. Offer valid 22 January to 5 February 2012.

For a discounted rate

ring and quote LeedsCard

The No 1 Driving School in Leeds. We offer superb quality professional tuition with calm, friendly female/male instructors. Covering all Leeds and Wharfedale. “Achieve success with a successful company.” Freephone: 0800 731 3587 or Tel: 07766 570 427


Soup & a Sandwich Deal Save up to £2.35 Buy soup & a sandwich for a special purchase price of £3.99 on presentation of this voucher plus your LeedsCard throughout January 2012. Enjoy delicious home-made soups and sandwiches at the Stables Tearoom, Lotherton Hall Estate, Explorer’s Café, Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam Tea Rooms and the Bakery Coffee House, Golden Acre Park. Maximum of one special purchase price per LeedsCard holder on production of this voucher with a valid LeedsCard. Offer valid until 31 January 2012.

Uniteleeds, Hackney Carriage Association

5% off any journey including

long distance (minimum overall spend £5 meter fare) with participating Uniteleeds taxi drivers.

Taxi services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Uniteleeds members are recognisable by a green window plaque in the front window screen of their Hackney Carriage registered taxi. Tel: 07915 858145/ 07575 235736 (9am-6pm information and queries only, NOT booking lines) Email: or


Hot drink and teacake offer Save up to £1.10 Buy tea or coffee plus a toasted teacake for a special purchase price of £1.99 on presentation of this voucher plus your LeedsCard throughout February 2012. Whether it’s in the morning before 12 at Lotherton Hall Café and Explorers Café at Roundhay Park or during the afternoon from 2pm at Temple Newsam Tea Rooms and The Bakery at Golden Acre, take advantage of this warming offer. Maximum of one special purchase price per LeedsCard holder on production of this voucher with a valid LeedsCard. Offer valid until 29 February 2012.


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TWILIGHT Pay and play FFER

With stunning locations and spectacular city views there are 4 golf courses in Leeds at Gotts Park, Middleton Park,Temple Newsam Estate and Roundhay Park. Our courses offer brilliant value and variety for your money. The new Twilight Package starts at 1pm daily and runs until 31st March 2012.

Play for only ÂŁ8.65 weekdays ÂŁ10.40 weekends

4 courses, 1 fee

Gotts Park 18 holes Middleton Park 18 holes Temple Newsam 36 holes Roundhay Park 9 holes

For more details or for further information contact Middleton Park Golf Centre Leeds LS10 3TN Tel. 01132 709 506 email.


LeedsCard Magazine Issue 29  
LeedsCard Magazine Issue 29  

LeedsCard Magazine Issue 29