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LeedsCard Issue 28 • Oct-Dec 2011

Spring 2010 GREAT SAVIN G in LEE S DS

The LeedsCard magazine for LeedsCard holders

Your autumn discounts

Interview with Tom Riordan

Lights, camera, action!

Christmas Panto Competition

Places to be, people to see



Welcome …to the autumn edition of LeedsCard Magazine. As the nights draw in and the clocks go back we have highlighted many things to do and enjoy in and around Leeds. Inside you’ll find details of lots of seasonal activities and events for people of all ages to enjoy – Halloween, Bonfire night, the Leeds International Film Festival, the International Concert Season and, of course, Christmas. So wrap up warm as the days and nights get darker and colder, enjoy yourselves and don’t forget to make use of your LeedsCard -only discounts and special offers found throughout the magazine. Have a fun autumn. Fiona Cockerham

LeedsCard Manager PS. Don’t forget to fill in your questionnaire. It’s for your benefit – details in the box adjacent.


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Your magazine - Your choice While we are proud of LeedsCard magazine and what it has to offer, we are always looking at ways of improving it to make it even better for you and to do this we need your help. This is your magazine and we want to know what you think about it and how you would like it to develop in the future. Enclosed with the magazine you will find a short questionnaire that will take just a few minutes to fill in. You can also complete it online at, or if you wish to download more copies you can do so from and post back your completed forms to us at LeedsCard, Freepost NEA10648, PO Box 588, Leeds LS2 3YY. Please return them to us by Tuesday 8 November 2011 and we may be able to use some of your suggestions in the next issue. Thank you.

Contents 04 News in brief 06 Interview with Tom Riordan

08 Places to be, people to see

10 Behind the seams 11 Welcome to the Silver 70s

12 Looking into the past and the future

13 Top 10 festive

14 Look good, feel 15 16 18 19 20 22 31

family fun

great Be green and healthy! Lights, camera, action! Parks roundup Events calendar Sports update Your LeedsCard discounts Your LeedsCard exclusive voucher offers

How to renew your card Online Telephone LeedsCard office on 0113 224 3636 LeedsCard e-magazine Receive your LeedsCard magazine via email for a greener alternative. Just complete our online form at

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Not got a LeedsCard? Here’s how to join and start taking advantage of all our exclusive offers and discounts.

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News in brief

Home ise where th art is Are you keen to brighten up your home or office with a piece of art? Did you know you can do by joining Leeds Art Gallery’s picture lending scheme and borrow artworks to take home for just £12 a quarter.

Social media is a great way to find out what’s happening in and around Leeds.


If you’re into keeping fit the Bodyline Leeds Facebook page and Twitter account provide daily motivational tips, news about classes taking place across the city and the latest news about what’s happening in Leeds City Council leisure centres. There’s also links to individual leisure centre pages, Active Women and Back to Rounders. To find out more ‘like’ Bodyline Leeds on facebook or ‘follow’ at

Our next selection days are on the 29 October and 28 January 11 am – 3 pm. Peter Davies, The Fun One Hundred, 2001, Screen print © Copyright courtesy of the Artist. All Rights Reserved 2011.

Special offers

Find out more

Throughout October there will be weekly offers that are exclusive to Bodyline Leeds followers so keep your eyes peeled for fantastic 241 and discount deals on fitness classes throughout the city.


Hear ye, hear ye Did you know you can now download and borrow free eAudiobooks from Leeds Libraries? The service works in exactly the same way as the Leeds Libraries eBook service launched last year. You can download an eAudiobook to your pc and transfer it to a compatible audio player, or use the free Overdrive app to get a book direct to your iphone, ipad, Android phone or Blackberry.

Find out more




Leeds Libraries are also on social media. For all the latest information about books, ebooks, events activities, resources and all things library related visit:

Have your say Want to have your say on all things Leeds? Get involved in the new citizens’ panel. Leeds is always changing, and it’s important Leeds City Council, the NHS and other organisations that provide the services you use understand what that means to

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you. We are setting up a new citizens’ panel, a chance for thousands of Leeds residents aged 18 or over to have their say on local issues. Once on the

Join… Link up So why not share with friends, contribute your thoughts and ideas and find out what’s going on for you in Leeds. Here’s some useful contacts to get you started…


Museums and Galleries

Leeds Museums and Galleries are all online, through a variety of formats: and on You Tube Parks

Opening times, maps, events – discover more information about Leeds parks by visiting Go Backstage

If you love the buzz about discovering events in the city, you can keep up to date with all news and backstage photos by visiting

So if you can spare a couple of hours over a year, we’d love to hear from you.

to Beauty & The

worth £50

The Carriageworks are offering the opportunity to win a family ticket* (worth £50) to see Beauty & the Beast.

panel, you’ll be sent regular surveys, or occasionally be invited to meet other panel members to talk about a range of local topics. We’ll cover what it’s like where you live, what you think of council services or the NHS, police and fire service.

Win a family ticBekaestt

Find out more To discover more or to let us know you are interested, visit, email or leave us a message on 0113 247 4610.

To enter, just answer the following question: Which of the following is traditionally shouted out by the audience during panto? a) It’s behind you b) It’s in front of you c) It’s sat next to me Send your answers to or write to The Carriageworks, Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Please mark your entry LeedsCard Beauty & the Beast competition and remember to include your name, address and a contact telephone number and email. *A ‘family’ counts as two adults and two children or one adult and three children. Offer excludes Gold performances. All entries must be received by Sunday 4 December 2011. All correct answers will be entered into a random draw. The decision of The Carriageworks Theatre is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative is available.


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As CEO of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan is responsible for the second largest city council, he’s also an avid tweeter, is passionate about Yorkshire and is a devoted family man. LeedsCard sent Lucinda Walsh to find out about his first year in post and discover what he does to relax.

Getting to know…

Tom Riordan CEO, Leeds City Council

What was your ambition growing up? I was football mad growing up and actually wanted to be a professional footballer. Your history teacher persuaded you to apply to Oxford. How important do you think that was in helping you get to where you are today? It’s really important as I would never even have thought of applying otherwise. I didn’t think I was good enough so having my teacher persuading me to apply was a big thing. One of the main things I gained from Oxford was selfconfidence, they drill it into you that you’ve got to try and achieve your potential. The other thing about Oxford is that it’s a badge; it’s a great university, a great place and I loved it, but the people who go there are not that much more intelligent than everyone else, but because you’ve been there everyone thinks you’re super brainy. I happened to bump into my teacher last week (Mr Chedburn) and it was nice that I was able


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to thank him. I don’t think teachers always know the effect they can have on the lives of those they teach. You’ve been CEO of LCC for just over 12-months now. What have you particularly enjoyed? The human side of the role is something that I really enjoy, getting out and meeting staff and Leeds residents. I’m someone that’s always got on with people, whether it’s a Minister of State or someone that’s unemployed, I can have a conversation with everyone. I’ve got a lot of respect for people and I’m not someone that judges easily. The politics is something that’s quite interesting and fascinating but it can be a bit testing at times. I don’t get involved in the politics but I’ve got to make sure that the decisions are delivered and that’s a really important role.


Did you know

Tom used to play football against the current Leeds United Manager Simon Grayson – though he admits Simon was much better than him!

What legacy would you like to leave on the city of Leeds? The child friendly city agenda is really important and one that I want to support. It’s so important to our future that people feel that Leeds is a place where young people are valued and there are opportunities for them. If I can be part of making a difference to people’s life chances and helping them to achieve their potential, that would be a massive legacy to leave. I was in care myself for a while as a toddler, so although my CV looks like I just went to Oxford and then a fast stream to becoming a chief exec, it could have been very different if it wasn’t for some very good social care I got early in my life. So that’s made me want to help people that are in similar circumstances and make sure they get the right support as well. The Tiled Hall

Work has got to be very stressful at times. What do you do to relax? I really love football and still play in an 11-a-side league, even though at 43 I should probably have retired. I’m also a season ticket holder at Middlesbrough , though I’m not sure I should admit that in the LeedsCard magazine! I love being with my family as well. I’ve got young children who are nine and seven and they’re at an age that is really funny so it’s great fun being with them and hearing their views of the world. The other thing that I do, which people think is very sad, is play


Did you know

Leeds City Council was established in 1974 after the West Yorkshire County Council was abolished. dominoes with my friends in a league. We’re the youngest team in the league by about twenty years. Do you have any favourite places in Leeds that you enjoy visiting in your leisure time? The city centre is great and I love the art gallery, especially the tiled hall (pictured left) as it was a Yorkshire Forward project [Tom used to be CEO there]. The main place I used to come when I was little was actually Elland Road to see the football. How easy do you find achieving a good work life balance? It’s something that I care a lot about. I could have gone down the route of working in the city during the week and just getting home on a weekend, but I was determined I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to spend time with my kids, be there to put them to bed virtually every

night, and I am. Mobile working means that you don’t have to be in a certain place to be available and be on call. So, although I do work pretty long hours, I tend to fit that into my family life rather than the other way around. What do you think our LeedsCard magazine readers would find surprising about you? I think they’d be surprised that I really do care about the city and I’m not some faceless bureaucrat. I never get carried away being in this job and thinking that makes me better than others. Unfortunately people can have pretty bad opinions of senior executives, so hopefully the readers will be pleasantly surprised that I’m a straightforward, normal guy. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Down-to-earth.

Find out more If this little insight into Tom’s world has whet your appetite to find out more, you can read the full interview at to find out who inspired him, his priorities for the city and more. For daily updates why not follow him on Twitter at If you’ve been inspired to put your football boots on there’s lots of opportunities for children and adults at leisure centres throughout Leeds. To find out more visit To discover more about the art gallery and other museums and galleries in Leeds visit


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Looking for a venue? Leeds has some great places to host that perfect occasion as LeedsCard’s Tony Rider found out…. Leeds Town Hall The Grandstand Suite, JCCS

Places to be, people to see Looking for the right venue can be a time-consuming job. Here at LeedsCard we’ve tried to make life just a little bit easier with some suggestions of our own. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, seminar or conference, organising a wedding, birthday do or special anniversary party, from small gatherings to big celebrations here’s a selection guaranteed to put the fun back into function. Venues in the heart of the city The most famous building in the city – Cuthbert Brodrick’s Leeds Town Hall – is the perfect venue for formal dinners, music concerts and events. The town hall can host up to 1200 people with 11 function and breakout rooms available. The Albert Room is popular for weddings. The Leeds Museum Discovery Centre is a state-of-the-art collections centre housing over a million museum objects. There are facilities available for networking and business functions with ample free parking. There is also the opportunity to add a special tour of the collections store.


Leeds Art Gallery offers not only a superb display of 20th century British art but also the chance to host special events and evening receptions in the lecture theatre and new meeting rooms. The stunning Victorian Tiled Hall provides a fantastic setting for any gathering. The Carriageworks theatre has quickly become a popular events venue with the main auditorium supported by six fully-equipped meeting rooms and a bar. As well as being home to the Leeds Tiger, Leeds City Museum also features stylish and modern meeting rooms, while the central arena with giant projection screens and signature giant map of Leeds on the floor is ideal for receptions or seated dinners.

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Sporting venues One of the largest function venues in the city – The Event Space – is to be found at the John Charles Centre for Sport (JCCS). The vast hall can be dressed with a marquee and personalised colour schemes to provide the perfect backdrop for weddings, music events, dinners and award ceremonies. The Parkside and Grandstand suites in the main stadium are also available for conferencing, meetings, and team away days, while the refurbished


Did you know

Temple Newsam House was the birthplace of Lord Darnley, infamous husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Dug Out Bar, JCCS

Picture Gallery, Temple Newsam House

The Discovery Centre

Leeds City Museum The Carriageworks theatre

Armley Mills cinema

John Smeaton function room

Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre Leeds Art Gallery

The Event Space at John Charles Centre for Sport

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Dug Out Bar is perfect for more informal social events such as after-work drinks and small parties. John Smeaton Leisure Centre features a meeting room as well as a modern bar and function suite suitable for a range of family social occasions – birthdays, christenings, engagements, and farewell parties. Classic venues The classic Temple Newsam House and estate has wedding and conference facilities. In the House the Still Room and Dining Room are available for meetings and events for up to 40 people and the magnificent Great Hall and Picture Gallery for larger, prestige events. Part of the Estate, the Lady Hertford conference venue is also suitable for smaller conferences,

seminars and product launches. Pudsey Civic Hall offers a modern multi-purpose venue with its famous ballroom, fully-equipped stage facilities and meeting rooms making it perfect for hosting dinners, exhibitions, training events and wedding receptions. And, there’s a large free car park. Venues with a difference Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills offers a unique backdrop for corporate functions with its conference room, breakout area for refreshments and a learning centre which can be used for meetings, presentations and training sessions. Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre at Yeadon Tarn is the ideal place for any team away day, as

meetings and small conferences can be held before the main event is tackled – taking to the water. Participants can take on the ultimate “Tarn challenge” building a raft out of barrels, ropes and wood in order to take them safely (and hopefully dryly!) across the water. Other activities available include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, raft building and a Krypton Factor-style challenge.

Find out more To discover more about Leeds venues, or to book a venue visit or email


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An innovative new collaboration between local commerce and industry and Leeds City Council celebrates Yorkshire’s role in the global fashion industry, as LeedsCard discovered...

Behind the seams Once the world’s largest woollen mills, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills in Leeds offers a fascinating insight into the city’s industrial heritage and each year attracts thousands of visitors including school groups, to this unique, working museum.

‘Behind the Seams’ is a new partnership for 2011 between local commerce and industry and Leeds City Council, celebrates Yorkshire’s contribution to the global


fashion and textile industry. It is also part of Armley Mills’ aim to promote the significance of the textile and fashion industry to the local, national and international economies. The project is led by Leeds Fashion Works, in partnership with Hainsworth Textile Mill and Sunnybank Mill Textile Archive with Susan Gaunt. Three new galleries – the Behind the Seams gallery, the Unzipped Studio and the Hainsworth Story gallery, along with the Sunny Bank Mill Textile Archive, now showcase garments and products made with fabrics from local mills, and give visitors a chance to discover both the cutting edge and timehonoured techniques used within the industry. The new projects will draw attention to the future relevance of traditional skills used in the process of producing woollen textiles.

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This will lead to an exploration of the Yorkshire textile industry apprenticeships and skills training schemes and show the creative and commercial potential of rejuvenating craftbased manufacturing. Armley Mills is collaborating with Leeds Fashion Works to promote initiatives that link textiles, retail, fashion, design, education and training opportunities in the Leeds City Region, as well as promoting Yorkshire textile companies across the UK. With its textile heritage and educational remit the museum is a natural home for Leeds Fashion Works and other textile and creative projects.

Find out more For more information call Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills on 0113 263 7861.

Welcome to the Silver 70s Do you remember the decade that taste forgot? When the world changed from black and white to colour? LeedsCard went to find out more... From glam rock to punk rock, spacehoppers to chopper bikes, Starsky and Hutch to Star Wars, the 1970s had it all. And now you can travel back to a time when high-waisted flares were fashionable, Leeds United were FA Cup winners, furniture was brown and prawn cocktail was the height of sophistication! ‘Silver 70s’ is an exhibition at Leeds City Museum which recreates a home of the 1970s and looks at the decade through

its popular culture. From the music of the Bay City Rollers, to the Iron Lady’s assent to power, the 1970s was a decade of local and national highs and lows. The Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee and the nation covered their walls in paisley wallpaper.

DIARY DATE Silver 70s 27 January – 22 April 2012

The Silver 70s exhibition opens on 27 January to 22 April 2012 at Leeds City Museum.

We need your help for this exhibition! Nothing tells a story like a photograph and we need your family pictures from the 1970s. These pictures will be put on display in our ‘family portraits’ section of the exhibition. We only want pictures taken in the 1970s and they need to contain at least one person. Please send any pictures of yourself or your family to: Silver 70s Family Portrait, Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 8BH. Or upload to PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we cannot return any pictures sent in and cannot guarantee that your picture will go on display. By submitting your images, you confirm that: • it was taken by you or you have the permission of the person who took the photograph; • it does not contain or reference any third party trademarks; • its use will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party; and • it does not contain any obscene, sexually explicit, violent, offensive, inflammatory or defamatory content or material. • Where you are in breach of any of these rules or any breach of third party rights or any claim that your image, text or video caused damage, you agree to be fully responsible for any liability suffered by Leeds Museums and Galleries, its licensors, contractors, employees, directors, consultants or agents in relation to that breach. Leeds City Council reserves the right to use any images uploaded to this group submitted for marketing and educational purposes.


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Leeds Central Library can help you find out about your ancestors and set up a business! LeedsCard went along to find out how…

Looking into the past

Leeds Central Library

The Local and Family History Library Am I the descendant of a Spanish Lord? Jane Gardner, librarian at Leeds Libraries and Information Service asked herself as she entered the Local and Family History Library at Leeds Central Library. The library runs free sessions to assist anyone researching and are designed to point you in the right direction for answers rather than find these answers for you. One of these amazing resources is free access to from any library in Leeds. Here you can search genealogical and historical records and build your family tree. has over 4 billion records available to search, from historical censuses and parish records, to military records and passenger lists. The library also has numerous speciality books to help your research, as well as census returns from 1841 – 1901, birth, marriages and death indexes, parish registers, voters lists, trade directories and local newspapers available in hard copy, microfilm or microfiche as reference only material, though most items can be photographed or photocopied in the library. So although Jane didn’t find out if her ancestor was a rich and famous Matador, yours could be so uncover more about your heritage and where you have come from.


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The Enterprise Club

and the future The Enterprise Club

Thinking about becoming selfemployed or setting up a business? We can help… Interest in starting a business has never been higher, with TV programmes like Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice shining a spotlight on the whole world of enterprise. The idea of being your own boss is becoming an attractive proposition to people who have never considered it before, especially in today’s tough job market. Leeds libraries and information services have teamed up with local business organisations to create a series of workshops which explore the basics of setting up a business and help you to consider whether or not it’s right for you. Each of the six workshops looks at a different aspect of starting a business and gives members the chance to find out what is involved as well as a chance to network and share experiences. You can find out how to develop your business idea into a viable enterprise and what the options are when you are looking to raise

the finance to get your business started as well as where to find customers and who your potential competitors might be. You may well be surprised to find out just how straightforward the legal requirements are for setting up a business or becoming a sole trader and unlike Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice the enterprise clubs are friendly and informal… The enterprise club meets once a fortnight in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Leeds Central Library on The Headrow.

Find out more The Local and Family History Library Visit the website or contact them directly on:

The Enterprise Club To book onto the next workshop or to find out more about the business resources available from your library call 0113 2478266, email or visit


Leeds lights switch-on


German Christmas market

Lots of fun family entertainment with Santa’s showtime, a fantastic firework finale and a mystery celebrity throwing the switch. 10 November. Free activity.

Seasonal gift ideas, speciality food, drink and traditional German delicacies, plus regular live entertainment and family funfair rides.

Victorian Christmas

TOP 10


Celebrate Christmas the Victorian way at Temple Newsam House and Home Farm with a special nighttime event ‘A living nativity’, complete with Santa’s grotto, storytelling and Victorian dancing. Booking required with 20% LeedsCard discount on offer.


family fun Here is your one-stop countdown to Christmas with fun activities for all the family to enjoy…

Carol singing

Ding dong merrily on high! Get in some carol singing practice at Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall or the City Museum.



Christmas arts & crafts

Be frugal and green – make your own Christmas wreaths and garlands at craft workshops at Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall.


Christmas panto

It’s behind you! Treat yourself and your family to a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a classic Win pantomime. a Family Booking Ticket! required. See page 2


Christmas shopping

Still stuck for some last-minute gifts? At Leeds parks’ nurseries shop at Red Hall you can buy a selection of Christmas plants, cyclamen and gift baskets.


Totally Tropical Santa

Santa is taking a break at Tropical World’s Totally Tropical Christmas with his elves and a steel band Visit: but he doesn’t mind if you pop in for a visit. andgalleries LeedsCard holders will get a 20% Sign up for: discount.

Find out more


Tall tales

’Twas the night before Christmas – snuggle down for some Christmas tales at Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam’s storytelling club.


Dancing queen

Get fit for all those Christmas parties by taking on some fitness classes – Zumba, Boot camps, fitball, circuit training. All classes have a LeedsCard discount. Good way of chilling out too!


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Look good, feel great Everyone likes to look and feel their best for the Christmas party season, so LeedsCard enlisted the help of Bodyline to bring you some festive slimming tips.

1. Have a goal

2. Watch what you eat

Knowing where you want to get to is the key to keeping you motivated along the way, but be realistic. There’s no point aiming to lose two stone in time for December if you’re only starting now. Aim to lose between 1-2lbs per week. Not only will this be achievable, if you work out and stick to a healthy diet, you’re also more likely to keep the weight off.

It’s easy to overindulge at Christmas time but if you’re taking in more calories that you’re burning off you’re not going to lose weight. As a general rule, men should aim for 2,500 calories per day and 2,000 for women.

Member offer / saving

3. Count your liquid calories Don’t underestimate the number of calories in what you drink, a standard glass of wine (175ml) is approximately 120-130 calories with a pint of lager 240-250 calories.

Your LeedsCard gets you great discounts and priority booking on activities all-year round. A link to prices for all activities can be found at:

3 ways to de-stress Your body, your Bodyline. Get your application form today. Bodyline fitness memberships can save you even more money when you workout and cost from as little as 62p per day. For information on the membership packages available visit


There are plenty of reasons for feeling stressed at the moment – job insecurities, financial worries, Christmas, the list goes on – but you don’t have to be at the mercy of your stress. National Stress Awareness Day takes place on Wednesday 2 November 2011 and reminds us that we all can find new ways of handling stress. One tried and tested stress-busting activity is exercise. When you're physically active endorphins are released that make you feel good and help you deal with stress and anxiety. If getting hot and sweaty doesn't appeal try a slower-paced class such as: Pilates – a gentle way of increasing the body’s core muscle strength and flexibility. Yoga – the original chill-out exercise regime – breathing exercises, physical poses and meditation techniques. Tai Chi – increases flexibility, suppleness and exercises the muscles. Smooth, gentle movements also aid relaxation and help to keep the mind calm and focused.

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Did you know

Eating moderate levels of dark chocolate reduces stress hormones levels as well as being rich in antioxidants. That's just one or two squares though not the whole bar!

4. Mix up your fitness routine Doing a range of cardiovascular and resistance exercises is the best way to lose weight, tone up and look leaner overall. Incorporate some fitness classes into your routine so the instructors can motivate and push you. Boot camps, circuit training, Zumba, spin fit and boxercise are great for fat burning with fitball, legs, bums, tums and fab abs good for targeting your core muscles.

5. Ask the experts We’re all different so the best way to achieve your goal is with a personal fitness programme. You can book a session with a Bodyline instructor at any leisure centre gym.

Find out more To find out more about what activities are available at leisure centres throughout Leeds visit National Stress Awareness day visit

Want to get fit and make a difference to your community at the same time? Here’s how…

Wyke Beck Conservation Group volunteers dig in.

Be green and healthy! The Wyke Beck Valley Pride Project aims to enhance the ‘green corridor’ that runs all the way from Roundhay Park to Rothwell Country Park through Gipton, Seacroft, Killingbeck, Primrose Valley and Halton Moor and you can help. The £500,000 project is funded by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme, Leeds City Council and Green Leeds and is being run as a partnership between members of the community, the Wyke Beck Valley Community Forum, Leeds City Council, BTCV Leeds, Groundwork Leeds, Leeds Voice, and Leeds Ahead. Volunteering to help the project could be good for your mind, body and soul as well as the valley. You can join the Wyke Beck Conservation Volunteer group, who meet every Friday 10am to 4pm, and help them to carry out habitat management and site improvement work up and down the Wyke Beck Valley.

Come along and be part of the team. The BTCV minibus stops at Killingbeck ASDA car park, opposite McDonalds at 10am every Friday (except bank holidays) or join them at one of the following pick-up points: 1st Friday: Arthurs Rein and Fearnville meeting point – Noticeboard outside Beechwood Primary on Kentmere Avenue – Buses 16 and 50. 2nd Friday: Killingbeck Fields meeting point – Noticeboard at bottom of Coldcotes Drive (Oakwood Lane) – Buses 4, 11 and 16. 3rd Friday: Primrose Valley meeting point – Outside Lidl on Selby Road – many buses. 4th Friday: Halton Moor meeting point – Opposite former Halton Moor Leisure Centre – Bus 5.

Find out more Contact the group leaders on 07917 243 104 or 0113 274 2335 for further details. For information on environmental volunteer groups elsewhere in 15 Leeds, call 0113 2375320.

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The Leeds International Film Festival returns this November with its 25th anniversary edition and a packed programme of screenings and exclusive events across a dozen venues in the city. LeedsCard took a walk down the red carpet to find out more…

Last year’s Leeds International Film Festival was a roaring success attracting thousands of film fans from across the UK to attend previews of acclaimed new releases such as ‘The King’s Speech’ which went on to claim Oscar glory as well as ‘Never Let Me Go’ alongside outstanding world cinema, fantastic shorts and brand new music documentaries. The full programme for this year’s festival which runs from 3-20 November will be launched at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 7 October from 6pm with a free event open to all as part of Light Night. The festival’s giant new cinema screen, used with great success in the Victoria Hall last year, will present a selection of



Did you know

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is home to the world’s third-smallest cinema which dates back to the 1920s and has only 25 seats. clips and trailers from the new festival programme alongside free screenings of FW Murnau’s silent classic ‘Nosferatu’, John Betjeman’s ‘A Poet Goes North’ and a celebration of the works of extraordinary animators The Quay Brothers. Full programme information will also be revealed online at Details have already been announced for some of the festival’s major events which

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include our annual horror marathons; Fanomenon ‘Night of the Dead XI’ at the Hyde Park Picture House and ‘Day of the Dead 5’ which returns to the newly refurbished City Varieties. Writer and television star Paul Merton (pictured above) will also be making a guest appearance to host his celebration of silent movies ‘Silent Clowns’ which celebrates the icons of the silent cinema. The show features the Harold Lloyd classic ‘Safety Last!’ plus Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy in hilarious extracts, all introduced by Paul Merton and accompanied by world-renowned pianist Neil Brand with the Prima Vista Social Club band. Presented in the


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action! Wuthering Heights confirmed for Opening Gala

stunning setting of Leeds Town Hall on the film festival’s giant screen, Silent Clowns will be a laughter-filled, family-friendly highlight of the year for fans of film, music and comedy.

Comicbooks, graphic novels, gaming and storyboarding are also celebrated with the return of the

fifth Thought Bubble Festival. Featuring a huge programme of free workshops, masterclasses and special events across the city, Thought Bubble’s centrepiece is a huge comic convention at Saviles Hall and Royal Armouries Hall on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. Hundreds of exhibitors, from independent artists to retailers from all over the country, will join a massive line-up of some of the world’s biggest comicbook writers and artists from around the world.

Find out more Leeds International Film Festival passes are now on sale as well as tickets for all the special events and can be bought online at or from City Centre Box Office, Millennium Square, Leeds or tel: 0113 224 3801 between 10am and 6pm, Monday – Saturday. Single screening tickets including discounted tickets for LeedsCard holders will be available from Friday 7 October.

This bold new version of Emily Brontë’s novel by BAFTA awardwinning filmmaker Andrea Arnold, will receive one of its first public screenings anywhere at the festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday 3 November at 7.15pm in Leeds Town Hall. Arnold’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights, in which nature plays a pivotal role alongside Cathy and Heathcliff, has been described as ‘stunning’ and ‘ground-breaking’ by film critics. Based on one of the most famous Brontë novels, the latest film version was shot on the North Yorkshire Moors and stars Leeds’ own James Howson (pictured far left) as Heathcliff. Howson, in his first major film role, was selected after a yearlong casting process led to the film’s production team plucking him from the streets of Leeds. Tickets: £7.50 full/£6 concessions /Free for pass holders.

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Go batty! in our Tropical World Competition Tropical World has many exotic animals including meerkats, tropical birds, butterflies, crocodiles, lemurs and fruit bats.


Competition But how many fruit bats are there in the Nocturnal House? They’re not easy to count as they fly around very quickly! If you think you can accurately guess the number then join in our competition.

Did you know

Fruit bats are also known as Flying foxes and only eat fruit or suck nectar from flowers.

Prize The prize is an exclusive ‘Meet the Keeper’ session for the winning family (2 adults and up to 3 children) – a guided tour around Tropical World out of hours to find

Bonfire Night set to go with a bang

out more about the animals and what goes on behind the scenes. Tropical World is open 10am – 6pm in the summer and 10am – 4pm in the winter (last admission half an hour before closing). LeedsCard discount applies to admission – see page 24 for details. Post your answer to Fruit Bat competition, Roundhay Park Estate Offices, The Mansion, Mansion Lane, Leeds, LS8 2HH by Wednesday 21 December 2011.

Find out more For more information contact 0113 237 0754.

DIARY DATE Bonfire Night bonfires

4 November

The night sky above Leeds will be aglow with colour as Bonfire Night is celebrated on Friday 4 November this year. The free bonfires and spectacular firework displays will be held at six sites across the city to mark the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ failed ‘Gunpowder Plot’ to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.


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All six bonfires are organised by Leeds City Council, with the largest bonfire event in the city taking place at Roundhay Park where the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm and fireworks at 8pm. Events will also be happening at Springhead Park in Rothwell, East End Park, Middleton Park, Woodhouse Moor and Bramley Park all starting at 7pm.

Events Calendar Date September 2011 – April 2012 7 October

Event Location Leeds International Various Concert Season Light Night Throughout Leeds Chocolate Week Parks cafés

10 – 16 October 17 October – Touch Rugby 19 December 22 – 23 October 29 October

Woman in Black Ghost walks Halloween Hauntings

3 – 20 Leeds International November Film Festival 10 November Festive Lights Switch–on 11 November – German 18 December Christmas Market 2 December – Beauty & the 7 January Beast panto 5 December Christmas plant sales onwards Sat 10 Victorian December Christmas

John Charles Centre for Sport Temple Newsam House and Farm Temple Newsam House and Farm Various venues across the city Victoria Gardens, The Headrow Millennium Square Carriageworks Leeds Parks Nursery Shop Temple Newsam House and Farm

Time Lunchtime & evening performances Evening Daily Ten-week programme 6.15pm 5.30 – 8pm

From 7pm onwards Open daily from 10.30am

Autumn and winter is a busy time – here’s your at-aglance guide to what’s coming up

More info Box Office: 0113 224 3801. Book online Programme of free city centre events in which you can become a star performer. The cafés will be selling a new hot chocolate selection all at reduced prices for this week only. Touch Rugby, £24 deposit per team, £24 per team per night, £33.50 per turn up and play per player. For further details: Tel: 0113 3950163. Tickets: Adult £7.50, Child £4. To book call: 0113 2645535. Tickets: Adult £6.50, Child (1-16yrs) £4, Family (2 adults and upto 3 children) £20. 20% LeedsCard discount. To book call: 2647321. Stage-based entertainment with special guests and firework finale. Traditional German Christmas market with food, gifts and rides. Book with the box office on 0113 224 3801.

Mon - Fri 8.30pm - 3pm 5pm to 8pm (last admission 7.15pm)

Christmas plant sale and firewood. Contact details: 0113 2375220. Living nativity, Santa’s grotto and storytelling in Home Farm. Victorian dancing in the House. Booking recommended. Tel: 0113 264 7321. Adults £6.50, Child ( 1yr - 16yrs) £4, Family (2 adults up to 3 children) £20. 20% LeedsCard discount. Sun 4, 11 and Meet Father Abbey House 10am - 3pm Visit Santa in his grotto, write him a letter and 18 December Christmas Museum make a Christmas bauble. Don’t forget your camera! £4 per child, includes present. Sat 3 and 10 Christmas crafts Thwaite Mills 1.30pm - 3pm Traditional Victorian Christmas decoration Watermill workshop. Booking required. Tel: 0113 276 2887. December Sat 10 Christmas Leeds City 11am - 4pm A day of Christmas music, performance and fun December community special Museum from all around the world. Free. Tel: 0113 224 3732. Mon 19 – Totally Tropical Tropical World 5pm - 8pm Santa is taking a tropical break before the 21 December Christmas Christmas rush – but you can still visit him. Lights and steel band. Price includes a present. 20% LeedsCard discount.

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Sports Update

Back to netball Enjoyed playing netball at school? Stopped playing and would love to start again? Looking for a new fun activity? Look no further… Over the past few months, leisure centres throughout Leeds have been hosting ‘Back to Netball’ sessions for women aged 16+ years to help them get back into playing netball. These coachled, fun and enjoyable sessions are going from strength to strength and have so far welcomed back 225 women. But what is ‘Back to Netball’ really about? The sessions provide women with a gentle reintroduction back into the sport within a social and supportive environment. Operating on a payand-play scheme to fit in with hectic lifestyles, the sessions typically cover skills and drills, fitness (circuitNET) and game play, providing the ideal opportunity to play netball and improve fitness. The sessions have enabled women to widen their social circles and exercise in an enjoyable environment. They have also provided newlyformed netball teams an opportunity to attend training sessions in order to improve their match play, and have additionally helped some women rebuild their confidence to rejoin a local team or club. So if you are tempted by the opportunity to ‘get fit, have fun and make new friends’ then contact Emily Hearle at or on 07872 407 218 for more information. For ‘Back to Netball’ sessions within West Yorkshire please contact or visit


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DATE DIARY Torch c i Olymp day Sun 012 e2 24 Jun

Olympic Torch The announcement in mid-May of the arrival of the Olympic Flame in Leeds on Sunday 24 June 2012, and its overnight stay, has lit a fire of excitement amongst those keen to get involved and share in this historic moment. We hope to see lots of people from Leeds nominated as Torchbearers so they have the chance to proudly carry the flame as it travels through the city. Leeds City Council and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) are discussing potential Leeds venues to hold the

TRX: The ultimate TRX, suspension bodyweight training, arrived at Armley leisure centre last month. Originally developed by a US Navy SEAL commander, TRX allows you to perform a wide range of moves using your own bodyweight to build strength, improve flexibility and balance. Basic training has already been introduced, with TRX combat due to arrive in October. Suspension training may sound a little daunting, but don’t be put off, you’re not going to be dangling from the ceiling of the gym. Prepare to try moves like the TRX hamstring curl, TRX body saw and the TRX push up. Don’t be shy about asking an instructor how to use the kit, that’s what they’re there for and they can make sure you’re doing activities that will help you achieve your goals.

Sports Update

Anyone for tennis?

to stay in Leeds! evening celebrations. This will be announced, along with more details of the Torch route, later this year. Wherever the event is held it will prove to be a major attraction and we hope you will join in the celebration of one of the world’s most iconic symbols. The arrival of the Olympic Torch will be just one highlight of many as Leeds will also have the opportunity to showcase the city’s talents as part of the evening celebration programme. To keep up to date with Olympic activities in Leeds visit

bodyweight training

For more information on sessions please contact Armley leisure centre reception on 0113 3367880.

Adult wheelchair and junior disability and wheelchair tennis sessions are available at the Tennis Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport in south Leeds. Adult wheelchair tennis takes place every Friday evening (during term time) from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and costs only £3.90 with a LeedsCard Extra. Disability and wheelchair tennis coaching is also available for 11-19 year olds with a disability at just £2.90 a session. To get more information about these sessions contact 0113 395 0159 or visit

Exclusive Bodyline offers To celebrate Bodyline’s arrival into the world of social media, they’ve got a range of exclusive offers for Bodyline Leeds Twitter and Facebook followers throughout October. Each week a new offer will be promoted on the sites and all you have to do to claim them is quote the promotional code when you visit the leisure centre. There’ll be special offers on a range of fitness classes so keep your eyes peeled for fantastic 241s and discount deals throughout the city. Check out the offers on and 21 Oct-Dec 2011 • Sports Update • LeedsCard magazine


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 25th Leeds International Film Festival Abbey House Museum Armley Mills: Leeds Industrial Museum 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 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

Leisure Bee Sharp Music

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 Harry Ramsdens 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 Gadsbys Fine Art and Picture Framers

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 accessibility symbols

DisabledGo - Personally surveyed access information. For any organisation where access information is not provided please contact individually for details.


Wheelchair User

Parking 1 star

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Parking 2 star

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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 25th Leeds International Film Festival 3-20 November 2011

Pick up a free programme guide from Oct 2011 containing full details of LeedsCard discounts. 18 days of film screenings and special events in venues across the city, international premieres and competitions, featuring six programme sections; Official Selection, Cinema Versa, Short Film City, Cherry Kino, Fanomenon and Thought Bubble. Tel: 0113 247 8398 Box Office: 0113 224 3801

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

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre

Leeds City Museum

Free Admission

on special exhibitions with an admission charge

10% discount

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

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 admission

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:

The former home of the great colliery owning family The Gascoignes houses an elegant fine arts collection and is surrounded by grounds featuring a bird garden, deer park, café and gift shop. Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays (closed Jan and Feb). Closes at 4pm in Nov, Dec and March. 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

20% discount on admission

Discounts on selected performances

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

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

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

Tropical World


Golf Courses

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

20% discount

Discount on season tickets

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

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

Visitor Attractions Eureka!

Harewood House

Middleton Railway

10% off admission

£2 off adult Freedom ticket* with a LeedsCard .

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

on production of a LeedsCard. Cannot be used with any other offer, excludes groups, expires 31 March 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

Membership offer:

£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. Open daily 22 April - 30 October, 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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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

Visitor Attractions Royal Armouries

Thackray Museum

York Dungeon

Discounts on selected events

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

Half price admission

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:

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

Howard Assembly Room

Hyde Park Picture House

Northern Ballet

10% discount

Concessionary rate tickets

for all LeedsCard holders


on all performances

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

Up to 15% discount

on selected performances at Leeds Grand theatre

for valid LeedsCard and Breezecard holders

73 Brudnell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD Bookings: 0884 848 2701

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

£2 discount

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

Sinfonia of Leeds 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

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West Yorkshire Playhouse

Bee Sharp Music

The Leeds Wall

Discounts on tickets

10% discount for initial bookings

10% discount

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

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:

for Monday to Friday in areas A and B

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

on Taster Sessions

Tel: 0113 266 2151

Sing and Sign

5% off

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

The Phyllis Harvey Horse & Donkey Trust

White Rose Canoe Club

£2 off to adopt an animal of your

Half price membership

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:

for LeedsCard Extra Holders Fearnville Leisure Centre, Leeds 8 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

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

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Bryan’s Fish Restaurant

Buy one get one free 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

Restaurants and cafés Gatehouse Café

10% discount

Giorgio’s Italiano Ristorante

Harry Ramsdens

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

Buy one get one free

See below Buy one large haddock or cod meal - get one free (not valid on any other meal). Drinks and side orders not included in offer. Maximum of one free meal per card per visit. Card must be shown & offer stated on ordering of meal. Offer not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer valid in restaurant at Harry Ramsdens Guiseley only. Offer valid Monday to Friday. Not valid in the takeaway or on weekends or Bank Holidays. Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8LZ Tel: 01943 874 641 Email:

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 Oct-Dec 2011 • LeedsCard magazine no.28


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

10% discount for LeedsCard holders

Joy Lawton Hypnotherapy

20% discount on first session

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

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

4 Sight Opticians

Innercore Clinics Ltd

Leeds Wellbeing Centre

20% off complete glasses* 10% off contact lenses

Discounts and 2 for 1 offers

full price treatments to LeedsCard holders

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

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:

*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

See below

10% discount off

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:

Craft Wise

5% discount on all purchases.

on full priced items.

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

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

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

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

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

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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Other Retailers

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

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 2011. Please quote NLC/HB20. 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 Tate Accident Repair Centre

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

Uniteleeds, Hackney Carriage Association

For a discounted rate

5% off any journey including

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

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

Discount vouchers Leeds Best of Brass Concerts in Morley, Pudsey and Yeadon Leeds International Concert Season is delighted to offer LeedsCard holders 20% off tickets for the following concerts in the acclaimed Leeds Best of Brass Series: Saturday 22 October Grimethorpe Colliery Band at Morley Town Hall Saturday 12 November Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band at Morley Town Hall Saturday 26 November Wingates Band at Pudsey Civic Hall


20% Off

Leeds Best of Brass Concerts in Morley, Pudsey and Yeadon

Offer available on the following performances: Sat 22 Oct (Morley) • Sat 12 Nov (Morley) Sat 26 Nov (Pudsey) • Sat 10 Dec (Yeadon) To book your tickets call the Box Office on (0113) 224 3801.

Saturday 10 December Hepworth Band at Yeadon Town Hall

All tickets must be booked in advance via City Centre Box Office on 0113 224 3801 quoting “LeedsCard Brass offer”. Maximum of 2 tickets per LeedsCard holder per concert. This offer can not be combined with any other offer or discount and cannot be applied retrospectively. Visit for full details of the series.

Beauty & The Beast at the Carriageworks


With an action-packed, bang-up-to-date script, high energy choreography set to modern music, dazzling costumes full of glitz and glamour, magical scenery to transport audiences to pantoland, and a good supply of laugh-out-loud comedy, Beauty and the Beast will be the mustsee show this Christmas. And the icing on the Christmas cake will be our truly talented professional cast. Returning for another season of pantomime madness and mayhem is the loveable Leeds favourite Jez Edwards, playing Pierre. And of course panto wouldn’t be panto without a villain and Denise Nolan as Witch Hazel has all the spells and sorcery to put the Count of Cristi Monto into a complete head spin that turns him into a mean and moody beast. Will he ever ditch the bad attitude and find happiness? Maybe with the love of Beauty, our Beast could be tamed in time for a happy-ever-after ending…

2 for the price of 1

 on tickets for the Christmas Pantomime

Beauty & the Beast at the Carriageworks

Offer available on the following performances: Wednesday 4th Jan @ 6pm and Thursday 5th Jan @ 6pm One voucher per booking • Cheapest ticket free To book your tickets call the Box Office on (0113) 224 3801. For more information about the show and price banding visit This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to availability. Discount cannot be applied retrospectively. Maximum of one free ticket per Leedscard, maximum of two Leedscards per voucher, one voucher per booking, voucher holders must call in advance to book their tickets.


Oct-Dec 2011 • LeedsCard magazine no.28

LeedsCard Magazine issue 28  

LeedsCard Magazine issue 28

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