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Didn’t our Olympians do us proud! We have been carried along on a wave of euphoria as Lizzie Armitstead, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee and Nicola Adams (all of whom we featured in last month’s edition) won decisively in each of their sports. People have been energised by their success – we have been incredibly busy lately. As I write this, we are looking forward to cheering on Hannah Cockroft, Claire Cashmore and David Stone in the Paralympics.
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September also marks a bit of a milestone for NLL – it is seven years since we published our first edition! At times it has felt a little like an Olympic marathon, we’re expecting our medal any day! As students head back to schools, colleges and universities, it’s a good time to look around and see what kind of courses might be available to fill those winter evenings. We take a little look at what’s on offer – taking a couple of courses could be more valuable than you imagined!
MICHAEL PALIN AT ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL THERE’S MORE TO FURTHER EDUCATION THAN YOU’D THINK!
It’s almost time for Ilkley Literature Festival and once again they have a fabulous lineup. We talk to the young star of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Leeds Grand Theatre, and the director of the World Premier of ‘Steptoe and Son’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Leeds Kirkgate Market considers taking the social enterprise route; and there are a number of interesting walks to raise money for charities.
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Old Cock CAMRA Pub of the Year AGAIN!
Taking a couple of courses can have far more benefits than you ever thought possible!
Another Fabulous Lineup for Ilkley Literature Festival
Michael Palin, Clare Balding, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sandi Toksvig, Penny Junor and Michael Morpurgo are among the famous writers appearing at this gem of a festival.
Despite only opening its doors in September 2010, The Old Cock in Otley has just won Leeds CAMRA Pub of The Year for the second year running!
Leeds Kirkgate Market Takes the Social Enterprise Route It is unlikely that many have used a Social Enterprise Scheme to take over a business already earning £1.5million a year!
WYP and Kneehigh Present World Premiere of Steptoe and Son If you’re expecting an impression of the TV show, think again! This work is deeper, darker and more intricate than you may have realised.
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NORTH LEEDS LIFE 265A OTLEY RD, WEST PARK, LEEDS, LS16 5LN INFO@NORTHLEEDSLIFE.CO.UK WWW.NORTHLEEDSLIFE.CO.UK OFFICE: 0113 274 8776 Swarthmore Education Centre recently invited people to Tag-a-Tile Day as part of their fundraising efforts to pay for a much needed new roof. The idea was that people could paint or write messages on the underside of the new roof tiles in return for a donation. Future generations would come across a lot of interesting, quirky messages and art the next time the roof needs replacing. Over £1,000 was raised on the day and Rt. Hon Hilary Benn MP was one of the first to put pen to slate. “During my long association with Swarthmore I have always been terrifically impressed by the work that they do in support of the local community”, said Hilary Benn. Every year, more than 2,000 students enrol for courses that range from start-up courses in the Arts, IT, Maths and English to more advanced leisure courses and CPCAB
qualifications in Counselling and Personal Development. “We have seen thousands of learners pass through the doors of Swarthmore and in many cases it really does change lives”, said Maggi Butterworth, Director of Swarthmore. “What we offer is vital in terms of providing the confidence and skills people need to get back into gainful employment.” The Grade 2 listed building has been severely water damaged as a result of the leaking roof, which is threatening the operation of the college and has already caused considerable disruption to teaching. The estimated cost of the repair totals £150,000. To send a ten pound donation to Swarthmore text ROOF09 10 to 70070, or send your donation to Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD.
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The fortnight will kick off on Saturday 22nd with a ‘Hope in the Park’ event. This will include free food, a vast array of children’s activities, music and a number previously unseen sporting challenges – such as a football competition in a cage. On the last day of Summer Hope in the Park will be a place of fun, friendship and food and it’s all free. The ‘Hope in Horsforth’ programme will include music, films, theatre, sports and cakes, and will involve schools in expressing their hopes and dreams for the Horsforth area. It will culminating with a new event called ‘Harvesting Hope’, which will include a farmers’ market, storytelling café and indoor marketplace of interactive stalls promoting projects and ideas which could bring about a more just and sustainable world. Horsforth Churches Together hopes there will be something for everyone to participate in and be inspired by. For further information, visit www. horsforthchurchestogether.btck. co.uk
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Councillor Clive Fox Adel & Wharfedale Ward We’ve just lost 37,186 people in Leeds. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently released initial data from last year’s census and basically we are quite a few bods down on the numbers they were expecting. Pre the census they thought we had 788,686 living in Leeds, whereas in fact only 751,600 people live here in a total of 320,600 households.
that’s well below the national rate of 7.2%. It’s a blow to civic pride and inevitably money also comes into the picture. If we fail to trace those 37,186 missing persons (and that’s quite a lot for the police to find), the city will lose out on over £18m of government funding annually. That represents quite a few parking tickets when you think about it. At least steps are being taken to attract people back to the city. Already it has been announced with much fanfare that we are now a child friendly city. That could see our youngsters flooding back in droves even though many people say they were unaware that Leeds hadn’t been a child friendly city in the first place.
Now, according to the ONS it isn’t simply carelessness - there’s a reason for this. They say it’s either because they got the 2001 census base figure wrong, or it’s due to either international or internal migration. So that’s narrowed things down a bit, nothing to do with pestilence or plague. Nonetheless, the ONS is adamant their 2011 numbers are correct even though they are significantly lower than expected and show a greater disparity as compared with anywhere else in the country.
The projections for the number of new houses needed are driven by the ONS population forecasts. Logic dictates that over the next 15 years we now need about 1,000 fewer new houses annually than currently specified. Forget the logic. When it comes to things like future housing needs all this forecasting stuff is very sophisticated these days. After all, the 2011 population figures might just as equally contain errors, and don’t forget the need to take away the number you first thought of.
Though the population of Leeds has increased 5.2% in the past ten years,
The daily life of the Council continues with the return to the round of committee meetings, including the development of projects to improve the quality of life in Horsforth. The Council has had a busy year so far, with the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, Party in the Park, the Jubilee Garden, Horsforth Gala and the ‘In Bloom’ competitions. We’d like to remind residents that most Councillors are only a phone call away – please continue to contribute ideas and suggestions for future projects, and keep visiting our website. You can contact the Town Clerk or his assistant if you wish to propose a Horsforth resident for our next ‘Good Citizen Award’. The Council continues to work towards Quality Status. Having this will enable us to bid for the money to provide extra locally based services. One step in this direction is our in-house publication Horsforth Matters. We hope you enjoy the format 10 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
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Francis G Garbutt Chairman, Adel Crag Community Association
Residents and tenants in the Adel area are invited to join us for our 10th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th September, 7pm at Adel St John the Baptist School, Long Causeway. Come along and listen to the debate or make your voice heard on issues that matter to you! The meeting will elect up to nine members for the coming year and will focus on any concerns you may have about developments around the area.
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Councillor Barry Anderson, representatives from West North West Homes and other interested organisations have been invited to attend. It is important that you attend this meeting if you can and support what you believe needs to be done to make Adel a safer, more pleasant place to live. This is the forum in which to air your views! For further information, call me on 0113 261 0846 or visit www. adelcrag.org.uk
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I recently met with officers about Mobile Library Service, as some changes had been requested by residents but not incorporated in the new timetable. A requested change for Cookridge Methodist Church to coincide with the Kingergarten has been proposed to start in October, moving from 2 – 4pm to 9 – 11am on Tuesdays. Officers intend to write to all users to ask their views on this. Other changes are to Wynmore Avenue in Bramhope, where the hours will now be 2.15 – 4.15pm on Tuesdays, instead of 9 – 11am. ROGUE TRADERS West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service recently informed me that they had received over 1,170 doorstep selling complaints in Yorkshire and Humber. It is joining forces with the Office of Fair Trading’s Summer Doorstep Selling campaign to empower local residents to deal with this problem. Research suggests that the elderly are particularly at risk. Here are some of the tips they are offering: 1. Don’t sign anything on the spot 2. Check the trader’s identity. Ask for an identity card and look up the organisation to check the identity is genuine. 3. Be wary of special offers or warnings about your home 4. Always shop around for the best price 5. Read the small print 6. Double check the facts 7. Ask someone you trust for a second opinion 8. Don’t ever hand over a cash deposit 9. Think very carefully before you agree to a trader starting any work straight away 10. Trust your instincts - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! And finally ... it’s OK to say no! If in doubt, visit www. adviceguide.org.uk or call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 04 05 06 MOTO-CROSS/MOTOR BIKES ON OFF ROAD LOCATIONS I have received reports of increased motocross and motor bike activity in parks and woods where they shouldn’t be. I have contacted the police and Parks & Countryside officers, and Parks Watch will make sure their officers are made aware. If you have concerns, contact Parks Watch (0113 232 9973 out of hours) as it is happening, or the Police on 101 or 999.
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When members of the Patient Participation and Reference Group (PPRG) at Ireland Wood Surgery found out that fewer than one in ten patients used the Practice’s online booking service they decided to do something about it.
The group went along to the Surgery and talked to waiting patients, informing them that they could book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online at home or at work. They explained how to register to use the service and demonstrated how to use the website – www. Irelandwoodsurgery.nhs.uk They found that half the people they spoke to had no idea the service was available. Others knew about it but hadn’t got round to using it. Only one in ten said they didn’t want to use it, usually because they didn’t have a computer. Once they’d been told all about it most people said they intended to use it, and left with a registration form and a useful ‘How to do it’ leaflet. “We’re very grateful for the PPRG members’ efforts”, said Practice Managing Partner, Christine
St Giles Bramhope is holding a Wedding Fayre in the church hall on Sunday 7th October from12 noon – 4pm, and admission is free. Malcolm Nutt (PPRG) shows Madeleine Hilton how to use the online service. Gaughran. “It’s been great to see our patients working for the benefit of other patients. I’m sure that online usage will increase as a result. As well as being more convenient for patients it will also ease pressure on the phone lines, meaning a quicker response from our reception staff.” If you’re a patient at Ireland Wood Surgery and want to use the online service, have a look at the website. For security reasons it’s not possible yet to register online, so just ask to register at Reception. The PPRG team can assure you it’s all very easy!
OPAL AND RALPH THORESBY CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE Gordon Tollefson, Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire, recently joined 50 older people from OPAL Group and students from Ralph Thoresby High to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The students provided a warm welcome as well as delicious cakes and fabulous entertainment. The members of OPAL presented the school with a book of their memories, thoughts and pictures relevant to the Queen’s reign. “It was lovely to see the students engaging in such a caring way with the OPAL members”, said Gordon Tollefson. “Her Majesty had expressed the hope that her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations would bring communities together and I feel that the relationship between OPAL and Ralph Thoresby High School is a superb demonstration 12 September 2012 | northleedslife.
of that objective.” “Ralph Thoresby High School works really hard to ensure that their students contribute to their local community”, Ailsa Rhodes of OPAL told us. “This is another event where they have made a positive difference to the lives of local older people. What a fantastic celebration.” OPAL supports older people in the community. They have a volunteer team of over 80 people ranging in age from 14 - 92 and with their help, they offer a range of activities and services which reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for older people. For further information, please contact Ailsa on 0113 261 9103 or email@example.com
St Giles is a thriving, popular church in the middle of picturesque Bramhope. Specially chosen exhibitors - from harpists and hairdressers, to florists and fireworks – will all be on hand to give vital advice and guidance to help with making those all-important choices and decisions. The event also offers prospective couples a unique opportunity to visit the church itself in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Reverend Janice Smith will also be there to talk to those interested in a church wedding. “Church weddings are on the increase again”, she said. “People want a meaningful, spiritual service for this the greatest commitment of their lives.” “I’m really excited about this new venture”, said organiser Krystyna Novak. “St Giles is such a warm, cosy church. With its beautiful stonework arches, all set off by a rich red carpet, who wouldn’t want to get married here?” For more information visit stgilesbramhope.org.uk
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There’s More Value to Further Education than You’d Think Lisa Horsley Leeds City College Student of the Year who studied at Meanwood Centre
As children head back to school and university students start to flood back into Leeds, it’s likely that more than a few of us will cast an eye over what’s available in the line of evening classes. What might we do over the winter? Learn a language? Try our hand at painting? Update qualifications? 14 12 July 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Valuing Lifelong Learning We gave Maggi Butterworth, Director at Swarthmore Education Centre, a call and she pointed out the positive effects participation in adult courses can have on individual wellbeing – including health, employability, social relationships and the likelihood of taking up voluntary work. However, I’d never thought about it in terms of monetary value before. Recent research from the London School of Economics has monetised the value of these impacts through the social return on investment model. Their research found that for adults participating in two part time courses during a single year this will lead to:
• Health improvements to the value of £148 to the individual
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• A greater likelihood of finding or staying in a job – value £231
The Lifelong Learning Centre at the University of Leeds offers a wide range of parttime certificates, diplomas, foundation and honours degrees, which allow you to combine study with your daily life. Entry requirements vary depending on your choice of course and they accept a range of qualifications and life experience.
• Better social relationships – value £658, and • A greater likelihood of volunteering on a regular basis – value £130
They also run short Arabic and Islamic Studies courses, taught at local community learning venues
As well as at its centre on Woodhouse Square LS3, Swarthmore runs courses at 25 different venues across the city. They are holding an Open Day on Thursday 6th September where you can find out about the huge range of courses they offer, and try their tasters in different crafts. They are also planning to run a free creative space café every Wednesday, 3-5pm from the end of September.
They also run short Arabic and Islamic Studies courses, taught at local community learning venues. These are open to all who are interested in learning more about Islam, the Arabic language and the Muslim world. Fees are competitive and concessions are available. An evening seminar series and annual programme of summer workshops are also open to the public, covering a range of topics. For details, visit www.llc. leeds.ac.uk, call 0113 343 3212, or email lifelonglearning@ leeds.ac.uk
Leeds City College has a number of centres Leeds City College, the UK’s third largest further education establishment, has a number of centres in North Leeds including Brudenell Centre (Hyde Park), Meanwood Centre and Horsforth Campus. These centres offer a range of part time courses which could help you up-skill to find employment, achieve a promotion or enjoy a new hobby. Many of their learners have undertaken a number of part time courses, successfully achieving in many different subject areas. “In September 2010 I visited the Meanwood Centre to enquire
about courses”, said Mrs P. Lorriman. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but felt it was time to do something! By June 2011 I had achieved a Level 1 in both hairdressing and beauty, Level 1 in Literacy, and ITQ Level 1. Since attending College, my whole life has changed for the better. I’m more confident, focused, open minded, willing and ambitious.”
Music to your ears The Leeds City Council Music Centres are fantastic for children learning an instrument– visit www.artformsleeds.co.uk for full details. When it comes to adults, a great place to start is the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama. It offers expert individual tuition for both adults and children. Whether you want to play just for the love of it, or are preparing for music exams, the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama will tailor lessons to suit you. For more information, call 0113 243 1605 or email info@ yorkshire-music-lessons.co.uk
Coming to a centre near you But, most of all, don’t forget to check schools, church halls and other centres near you. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. Organisations like the WEA run courses all over Leeds. For a copy of their brochure contact 0113 245 3304 or email email@example.com. Horsforth Evening Classes, which are held at Horsforth School on Lee Lane, Horsforth, run classes ranging from Art History, Jewellery and Bridge to French, German, Photography, International Cookery and much in between. Contact 0113 258 7763 or info@ horsfortheveningclasses.org.uk northleedslife.co.uk | August 2012 15
Choose from sixweek day or evening classes, weekend workshops or master classes
They try to have something for everyone – from getting to grips with that expensive camera,
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By Christmas you could be a music star - well, on the way at least!
The Bowery at 54 Otley Road, Headingley, has been running a range of creative classes for over four years. Each class is taught by a practising artist or qualified teacher and small class sizes ensure you will get the most from each session. Choose from six-week day or evening classes, weekend workshops or master classes.
Dance and the various styles on offer at Yorkshire Dance Centre. Basically you have no excuse – there is so much on offer around Leeds – and now you even know how valuable Lifelong Learning can be!
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BROWNS RESTAURANTS DONATE £10K TO NSPCC Svetlana Kirov, NSPCC Head of Corporate Partnerships Kirsty Gallacher, Simon King, National Retail Director for Browns Bar & Brasserie
Sky Sports News presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, recently raised a glass to Browns Bar and Brasserie in Leeds in celebration of Browns Restaurants across the UK donating a fantastic £10,000 to the NSPCC. Browns donated £1 for every main course ordered from their new summer menu, raising the fantastic sum of £10,000 for the charity. “I was delighted to present this cheque on behalf of Browns to the NSPCC”, said Kirstie. “I hope my involvement helps to highlight the efforts made by Browns who, together with all their lovely customers in Leeds, helped to raise this amount for a fantastic charity.” Simon King, National Retail Director for Browns Bar & Brasserie, commented: “Keeping children safe from harm and abuse is a cause close to our hearts. I know our donation will help make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children. Our customers helped raise this amount by sampling our new menu and, as always, we are grateful to them.” For further information about the NSPCC, please contact 0113 218 2736 or email@example.com
CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR AGAIN! Despite only opening its doors as recently as September 2010, The Old Cock in Otley has just won Leeds CAMRA Pub of The Year for the second year running! Winning the award for a second time is a great achievement for owners Lee Pullan and his partner Linda and is a testament to their passion for real ale and commitment to quality. It was only five years ago that the idea of The Old Cock occurred to Linda and Lee. While enjoying a tipple at Otley Beer Festival, they remarked that, while Otley certainly suffers no shortage of pubs, it had been sorely lacking an independent real ale freehouse. Soon
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appropriate premises with the pair finally settling on the quaint building situated on Crossgate, which dates back to 1755. Enthusiastically throwing themselves into the renovation work with the help of Lee’s father, David, they set about restoring the building to its former glory, exposing original features such as the fireplaces, stone flag floors, stone mullioned windows and date-stone. After two years of restoration, The Old Cock was finally ready and since opening to the public has quickly built a reputation as a fantastic traditional, old fashioned pub – no fruit machines, no TV, no kids, no juke box! To date they have served over 900 real ales from the length and breadth of the country, with a particular emphasis on quality ales from local microbreweries.
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LIFE & STYLE
THEY LIVED IN LEEDS
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC (1883-1929) ‘Woodbine Willie’ - Priest, Poet, Preacher
If you go along the old street of Mabgate, blocked off now by the complex interchange beneath the thundering York Road overpass, you will find a quiet green hillside with scattered gravestones, some marking deaths by cholera. This used to be the graveyard of the towering, soot-blackened Anglican church of St Mary’s, Quarry Hill, built in 1823, demolished in 1976. From 1879 the vicar was William Studdert Kennedy from Ireland. He had a large family of fourteen children, the twelfth a boy called Geoffrey Anketell (his mother’s surname), born in 1883. Quarry Hill then was a deeply impoverished area of huddled backto-back terraces and one-room cottages, yards and courts with foul open drains and shared middens (all swept away in twentieth century slum clearance). Earlier outbreaks of cholera had been particularly bad here. Mills and the vast Hope Foundry in Mabgate polluted the air. This was the environment in which Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy grew up, helping with his father’s parish work, getting to know the people, their lives, and their language. The experience gave him a profound affection for the poor, a deep admiration for their spirit and courage, and a fierce hatred of social injustice. He studied hard and, following his father, won a place at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1904 with first class honours in classics and divinity. After two years teaching, he felt called to the ministry, was ordained in 1908 and appointed as curate in Rugby, where he became known for his work among the poor streets and tenements, and for his compulsive generosity – he constantly gave away all his money and even his clothes. In 1912 he returned to Leeds as curate at the Parish Church, but was allowed to help his father, still vicar of St Mary’s at 87, in the familiar streets of Quarry Hill. When his father died that year, local people wanted him to stay on, but he went to Worcester, where typically he chose to work in the 20 September 2012 | northleedslife.
believing that as padre he had to be where death was closest. In 1917 he won the Military Cross for his courage during the attack on Messines Ridge when, under heavy fire, he helped to find and rescue both British and German wounded. Sent home for illness or leave, he always returned to the Front, and endured the bloody horrors of the Somme, his role often to kneel in mud, burying the dead. He became an inspirational wartime legend. During this time he was writing powerful colloquial verse about the terrible experience of war, in the plain language of his fellow soldiers. These poems struck a deep emotional chord. In 1918, using his nickname Woodbine Willie, he published some of them in ‘Rough Rhymes of a Padre’ which sold 30,000 copies in a few months, followed by ‘More Rough Rhymes…’ and then a series of further books of poetry, as well as books promoting his passionatelyheld Christian ideas.
most impoverished parish. Need was everywhere – on one occasion he even gave away the family bed, helped by his patient wife! When war was declared, he like so many others was fired by patriotism and a sense of duty to urge men to volunteer, and to offer himself as army chaplain. He arrived in France in 1915, stationed first at Rouen, where he held impromptu services for the men, joined in singsongs, and saw the troops off to the Front with gifts of bibles and Woodbine cigarettes – winning him his enduring nickname ‘Woodbine Willie’. Soon he was at the Front himself, living with the men in the trenches, sharing their training, talking, supporting, encouraging. He went into the thick of battle,
After the war he returned to Worcester but then went to London to join Dick Sheppard and others in the crusade for Christian Socialism. He travelled the country and abroad, speaking to small and large groups, always a popular down-toearth speaker, provoking laughter and tears. It was a dark time as the Depression worsened. His health suffered, flu exacerbated his chronic asthma (always a smoker) and he died suddenly in March 1929, away on a speaking tour in Liverpool. He is remembered annually at Leeds Parish Church, where an exhibition about him was held two years ago. While some of his work is forgotten, his poems stand as a powerful, heartfelt reminder of the waste and futility of war.
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Ribbons Interiors is about to celebrate its first anniversary of being in business in Adel. “It’s been a brilliant year”, said Melanie King. “In the last 12 months we have helped to create some beautiful homes - offering advice on style and fabric choices for a huge range of situations and budgets. It has been a real pleasure.” Melanie, who has over 20 years experience in interior design, opened the shop primarily as a showroom for fabrics and soft furnishings. She can supply fabrics from Clarke & Clarke, James Hare, Romo, Villa Nova, Chess Designs, and can source many others. She recently became a supplier for Harlequin Fabrics and is offering 10% off their new collection during the month of September. A first step for Ribbons is an initial, free, home visit to measure and assess individual requirements. “This is my
favourite part”, said Melanie. “We can sit and discuss preferences and colours, blinds and curtains, matching upholstery and wallpaper. Sometimes people are a little uncertain and it is lovely to be able to make suggestions that suit their individual home and budget.”
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LIFE & STYLE
OPEN DAY AT SKELTON GRANGE
NATHAN POPPLE SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD
Skelton Grange Environment Centre is holding an Open Day from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 8th September. Usually visited by schools, playschemes and community groups, the Open Day offers families from across Leeds a great opportunity to get close to nature through a huge range of activities. Learn traditional green woodworking and bushcraft skills, create your own bicycle powered smoothie, try some face-painting, felt-making, storytelling, circus skills, and follow the discovery trail. Then put your feet up in the café and enjoy some homemade snacks, a pint of locally brewed Ridgeside beer, or a freshly baked pizza from the outdoor cob oven.
Nathan pictured with Greg Mulholland MP who tabled a House of Commons Motion in support of Nathan’s efforts. Nathan Popple (14), who lives in Adel, is one of three successful candidates shortlisted for the National Diversity Award for Positive Role Model for Age category. Nathan has cerebral palsy and uses a communication aid to speak. Earlier this year, frustrated at inaccessibility for wheelchair users in Leeds, he set up the website www. accessibleleeds.com to challenge those businesses that do not provide accessible facilities and also to advise those with disabilities on the best places to access He also successfully challenged Leeds City Council to review the facilities they provide for those with disabilities at public events to ensure that people like him are able to enjoy a social life with friends and family as his non-disabled peers do. Nathan now aims to roll this scheme out to councils nationwide.
Skelton Grange Environment Centre was opened 20 years ago, and is managed by the charity The Conservation Volunteers. They believe passionately that looking after green places isn’t just about caring for nature, it’s about caring for people too. Their volunteers help to create a beautiful nature reserve and deliver an exciting education programme. Find out how you can be involved as a volunteer, a supporter, or a visitor. Admission is £1 for adults, children are free. Full details including directions can be found at www.skeltongrange.org. uk Skelton Grange Environment Centre is on Skelton Grange Road, Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RS. Tel: 0113 243 0815 22 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
The winners in the National Diversity Awards will be announced at a ceremony at Manchester’s Midland Hotel on 21st September, hosted by Brian Dowling. The awards recognise and reward positive role models, entrepreneurs and community organisations for their work in their respective communities. The event itself is unique, as it rewards all aspects of diversity in one ceremony – including age, disability, gender, race and LGBT. This has attracted endorsements from celebrities from the likes of Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Ade Adepitan and the stars of My Transsexual Summer along with several Paralympians, including Jody Cundy, Claire Hardy, and Danny Crates. For more information about the awards visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk
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ARTS & CULTURE
ANOTHER FABULOUS LINE-UP FOR
ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL
The 39th Ilkley Literature Festival runs from Friday 28th September – Sunday 14th October, celebrating once again the best in fact and fiction. The roll call of writers includes awardwinning novelists and well respected broadcasters, including Michael Palin, and sports broadcast journalist Clare Balding, whose memoir ‘My Animals and Other Family’ will be released in September. BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine will look back over his career in his biography ‘It’s all News to Me’, while the multi-award winning Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, will talk about some of his favourite, most provocative comic strips. Flying the flag for literary fiction are Booker prize-winning author of the ‘Regeneration’ trilogy Pat Barker, and American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford, who will discuss his latest novel ‘Canada’. Sandi Toksvig will introduce her new book ‘Valentine Grey’, set during the Boer War, and former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion will read from his new novel. Poets feature throughout the festival with appearances from official Olympic Poet Lemn Sissay, and the 24 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
hugely popular Benjamin Zephaniah. Barnsley’s own Ian McMillan will introduce and discuss fellow poet Paul Mills’s film ‘You Should’ve Seen Us’. Skipton born poet and author Blake Morrison will introduce his new collection ‘A Discoverie Of Witches’, while fellow Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage recounts his recent poetryreading journey across the Pennine Way. Biographer Penny Junor introduces her latest book ‘Prince William – The People’s Prince’; commentator William Shawcross presents ‘Counting One’s Blessings’, the first published collection of letters from the Queen Mother; and Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley discusses his book ‘Run Wild’, which looks at the relationship between our feet and the earth. Joy Division co founder Peter Hook will give an insight into the brief life of the band, and broadcaster John Suchet talks about his biography ‘The Treasures of Beethoven’. Former Time
Out music editor Nick Coleman will explore how his relationship with music changed after he woke up one morning to Sudden Neursosensory Hearing Loss, in his book ‘The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss’. Two of the UK’s leading children’s authors, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Rosen, will also feature at the Festival. “This year we have been influenced by a momentous summer of sport, culture and commemoration and this is reflected in the variety of wonderful writers we have appearing at the Festival”, said Festival Director Rachel Feldberg. “With over 200 speakers and events covering these areas as well as crime fiction, music, history, food and drink, the Festival has plenty to entertain and educate for all ages.” For details and ticket information are available from www. ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk 01943 816 714, or in person from Ilkley Tourist Information Centre, Station Road, Ilkley.
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ARTS & CULTURE
A PASSION FOR MUSICALS LEADS TO A DREAM JOB
Leeds Grand Theatre is currently hosting the biggest show it has ever received in its 134 years! Cameron Mackintosh’s brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera has been wowing audiences since it opened. We thought we’d have a quick word with its young star, Katie Hall, who has been touring with the show since January. In a way, Katie was catapulted onto the stage! Her parents are both well known opera singers who have sung with Opera North at different times. But, Katie’s passion has always been musicals. At 15 she spent a summer with the National Youth Music Theatre which really whetted her appetite and when she saw the call for auditions for the role of Nancy in BBC’s I’d Do Anything, she was off! Just 17 at the time, she made it to boot camp in the competition, and then was a final round contender in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for the Eurovision entry. “It was an amazing but gruelling experience”, she told us. “The competition was designed obviously to make the best TV. There was lots of waiting around and it was very emotional, but a great experience.” When she didn’t make it she headed back to Rutland to school. Then she got a call from Cameron Macintosh’s casting director. They had seen her on TV and would she be interested in being understudy for the part of Christine in Phantom. “I never expected that! But what an opportunity”, said Katie. “My parents were a bit concerned, but was I going
to turn it down? It was a massive deal. I had to grow up very quickly and I learnt on the job. I may have missed out on some things, but I’m just passionate about musicals.” Since then Katie has only had about six months when she was not working. She played Cosette in the London production of Les Misérables at Queen’s Theatre, then played the role in the International Tour and at The O2 Arena in the 25th
Anniversary Concert. She will continue doing six shows a week in Phantom of the Opera until January next year. What part would she really like to tackle? She certainly wouldn’t turn down the chance to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret. The Phantom of The Opera is at Leeds Grand Theatre until Saturday 15th September.
UNDER MILK WOOD AT FULL CIRCLE ARTS Trio Literati and Theatre of The Dales will present a staged recital of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (adapted by Adrian Metcalfe and David Robertson) at Full Circle Arts Cafe (opposite YTV on Kirkstall Road) on Wednesday 5th September at 8pm. The performance lasts about 50 minutes and is free with a collection. There is also a licensed bar. 26 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Hilarious and moving, this play for voices catches the dreams, gossip, lives and loves of a seaside town in mid-50s Wales. Directed by Theatre of the Dales’ David Robertson, it was seen earlier this year as part of the Headingley LitFest. To encourage drama and ‘word’ events, Full Circle Arts Cafe invited David to stage a show on the
first Wednesday of every month. This performance of Under Milk Wood follows Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, Bottom’s Story from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helene Hanff’s 84, Charing Cross Road and Shaw’s loveletters to actresses, Literary Lovers.
THE WHITE ROSE ORCHESTRA PLAYS HEART
The White Rose Orchestra, a newly formed group of musicians under the leadership of Conductor Christopher Irvin and violinist Russell Keane, will perform a concert of light orchestral music at HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley, on Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm. The programme will include Bagatelle by Dvorak, Schubert’s March Militaire, Bells Across the Meadow by Ketelby, Come to the Fair by Marti, Palladio by Jenkins, Le Matin by Haydn, and Bernstein’s West Side Story perform light orchestral music from the vast heritage of music that is once more enjoying a renaissance.
The White Rose Orchestra is currently developing a repertoire of light orchestral music for concerts and events throughout the region
Christopher Irvin is an orchestral composer for film and theatre. Since 2008 he has been consolidating his work as an orchestral composer. The Orchestra of Square Chapel, Halifax, premiered The Willow Waltz earlier this year, Todmorden Symphony Orchestra presented his Summer Serenade as part of a Diamond Jubilee concert, and his Diversions for Violin was premiered by the Southwell Orchestral Society this summer. The White Rose Orchestra is currently developing a repertoire of light orchestral music for concerts, and a wide range of events throughout the region. To book tickets (£6) for its concert at HEART, contact 0113 275 4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS & CULTURE
NLL IN VERSE!
MASTERWORKS CLASSIC CHURCHES OF YORKSHIRE TOUR The first concert in the Masterworks Classic Churches of Yorkshire Tour is on Saturday 8th September at St Martin’s Church, Brighouse. This is an amazing church with major ‘wow factor’. The Masterworks Choir will present a programme of choral music related to Royal occasions, both cheerful and less so!
Poem what? Well, the idea is that Peter sits down with his subject, chats to them for a half hour or so, then goes away and writes a poem. It’s a fabulous, original idea for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, retirement or other celebration. So we decided to challenge Peter..........OK write a poem about North Leeds Life! We sat and chatted about the magazine and here’s our poem – We love it! If you’d like to treat someone to a special Poem Portrait, contact Peter on 07590 028327, or email@example.com You can see more examples at www.peterspafford.co.uk
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“ Rattle of letter-box, flutter to doormat, I am the friend who just dropped in, bursting to tell you what is happening, where it’s happening, when. All this! And no shutting me up now you can draw me down to tablet and phone. But oh, thumb through me: scent of newsprint, silk of fresh page skin… Admit it, bet you didn’t know that dance group met each Tuesday night at the end of your road? Steal me from coffee table, pluck me from pile. Not seen me recently? Outraged I haven’t been popped through or sent? Pay me the ultimate compliment: complaint. Feed me your news and I will flash it. Stories? I am a profligate gossip. Selling? Meet your billboard and hoarding. But if it’s gloom you want, a good moaning, look elsewhere; I’m here to celebrate. At a loose end? Now let me recommend…
Local poet Peter Spafford recently dropped in to tell us about his Poem Portraits.
On Saturday 22nd September both Masterworks, and their sister choir the Heritage Singers, will perform at a Headingley Choral Extravaganza at St Chad’s Church, to raise funds for the Heritage Singers 2013 Baltic Tour. Tickets are available via www. ticketsource.co.uk/masterworks, by calling Yorkshire College of Music and Drama on 0113 2431605, or on the door.
MEET THE BEATS The Beat Generation was a group of writers who performed in cafés in The United States in the years following the Second World War. Amongst them were the poet Allen Ginsberg, whose ‘Howl’ was published in 1956, and the novelist Jack Kerouac. Some of their work will be read at the Mint Café on North Lane, Headingley, on Wednesday 5th September in an evening of poetry and jazz beginning at 8pm. Jazz group Des the Miner, wellknown for their contributions to events at the Flux Gallery in Hyde Park, will be the principal musicians.
ARTS & CULTURE
WYP AND KNEEHIGH PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF STEPTOE AND SON
Whether you remember the legendary TV series or not, the thought of Steptoe and Son the play is intriguing. It is being presented by West Yorkshire Playhouse and Cornwall’s Kneehigh Theatre at The Playhouse from 14th September – 13th October.
Emma admits that, as a child, she didn’t love the television series. “As one gets older you start to recognise so many of the situations – the struggle to stay together, the urge to get away, the intricacies of the parent/ child relationship. We’ve all had these feelings. The work is deeper, darker and more intricate than I’d ever realised, watching as a child.” But if you’re expecting an impression of the TV show, think again. The central characters are played by Kneehigh’s Mike Shepherd (Albert) and Dean Nolan (Harold), two very Cornish actors. “It is a ‘small show’”, said Emma. “This increases the feeling of isolation, of being trapped in the situation. It is darkly comic and deeply moving at the same time.
The soundtrack too is wonderful taking us through from Perry Mason, Cliff and the Rolling Stones, on to the Bay City Rollers. It is very nostalgic, but not in a sentimental way.” Kneehigh is one of Britain’s most innovative theatre companies. For over 30 years it has created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre for audiences throughout the UK. Kneehigh performs with a joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect. This adaptation of Steptoe and Son promises to be anything but dull! Tickets are available from The Playhouse 0113 213 7700, www.wyp. org.uk or www.kneehigh.co.uk
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HOME & GARDEN
SIX LEEDS PARKS AWARDED GREEN FLAG STATUS
Six parks in Leeds recently achieved the coveted Green Flag national status for excellence. These are Kirkstall Abbey, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Roundhay Park, Otley Chevin and Temple Newsam Estate. The Green Flag Award, which was set up in 1996, recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces that are freely accessible to the public, and is managed by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace, known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership. For further information visit: www.greenflagaward.org.uk Pictured: Countryside Service gardener Scott Parry, craft gardener Gavin Buch and Cllr Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council executive member for the environment
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If we don’t have an Indian Summer, we will detect a distinct chill in the morning air, so it’s time to put frost tender plants under cover. Winter flowering plants are now available – pansies, bellis daisies, wallflowers and ornamental cabbages.As September can be windy, stick to growing shorter plants, unless in a sheltered area. Summer bedding is past its best, so take them out and clean away any debris to prevent overwintering pests, adding it to the compost heap. Plant out Spring flowering biennials and bulbs. Containers too can be planted up with Spring plants. Harvest the last of your marrows and courgettes, and lift main crop potatoes. Plant out spring cabbage whilst the ground is still warm. Put in garlic and onion sets. Reduce watering and ventilation in the greenhouse and start to give it a clean out, ready to take in plants that need over-wintering. There are two schools of thought about autumn digging of a plot – one is to do it now, the other to leave until Spring. I tend to go with the latter which saves having to do it a second time! Go around your garden and make notes of plants that may need moving, or are too short or too tall. Some may not be doing well where they are or colours could clash. Don’t forget foliage can play a big part – take into account the different leaf shapes and colours. This is a good time too to find a home for new shrubs and perennials you may have bought. Lastly, ponds need netting over to stop falling leaves decaying which give off harmful gases that can be lethal to fish.
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A summer visitor to the hill streams, reservoirs and lochs of northern and western Britain is the common sandpiper. By now it will be appearing beside lowland ponds, reservoirs and estuaries as it makes its way back to Africa.
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It is a medium-small wader with short neck and legs and long tail with a crouched stance, constantly bobbing its head and swinging its tail up and down. Mid-brown above and white below with a clear-cut brown breast band and a white wedge in front of the wing-bend, it is a restless and engaging bird. It flies low over water with rapid wing-beats alternating with short glides on stiff downward-angled wings. Its presence is often signalled by its loud piping call. Common sandpipers nest near water. Those frequenting Dales Rivers will have had a poor breeding season after the high floods of late June and again in early July. Autumn migrants in Yorkshire comprise local breeders in the Pennines augmented by birds nesting in Scotland and Scandinavia. This species is no longer as common as the name implies. Both in Britain and in its wide north European range it is getting scarcer.
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HORSFORTH GOLF CLUB RAISES £8,000 FOR BEXLEY WING
Horsforth Golf Club recently held its annual AM-AM. Thirty eight teams took part in the competition, raising over £8,000 for the Bexley Wing at St James Hospital.
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The competition was a Four Man Team Stableford, with two scores to count at each hole. Participants were persuaded to part with their cash both before and after the event. Prizes for the event, sourced by Margaret Gott, in memory of Danny Kitching, who started the competition in 1991, included televisions, Kindles and golf shoes. An auction followed, managed by Stephen Larrad, President, Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs, who played on a guest team with Tony Steen, Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs President, Club President Christine Greenhalgh, and Gents Captain, Steve Cottle. Donated items for auction included several signed caps and gloves from players on the European Tour, a round
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LIONS GET INTO THEIR STRIDE AHEAD OF NEW CAMPAIGN
Guiseley AFC, recently hosted two football league sides – Huddersfield Town and Bradford City – at the newlyrenovated Nethermoor Park.
On 21st July, Guiseley defeated a near full-strength Huddersfield side that featured prolific striker Jordan Rhodes. The deadlock was broken with 17 minutes gone when Danny Forrest coolly slotted the ball past Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies. Guiseley were unlucky not to extend their lead minutes into the second half, thanks to a dramatic fingertip save by substitute goalkeeper Ian Bennett. In the end it was a good win for Guiseley. Bradford City defeated Guiseley 4-0 with Gary and Ritchie Jones both converting first half chances, followed by a Nahki 36 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Wells brace during the second half. Although it was a comprehensive scoreline it was a competitive match, which will help both teams’ preparations for the new season.
Keating Charity competition and tickets for the Gala Dinner. The auction alone raised £2,055. Guiseley have been busy in the transfer market too, signing Andy McWilliams from Stalybridge Celtic, former Blackburn Rovers academy player Zack Dale, striker Chris Mason from Welsh side Bala Town, and England C international Josh Wilson from Vauxhall Motors. By Thomas Feaheny
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– A NEW WALKING/RUNNING EVENT The Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble is a new event which starts in Otley and take in parts of the Six Dales Trail and the Washburn Valley. The inaugural event is on Saturday 22nd September, with two distances on offer, 14 and 20 miles, which competitors can either run or walk. Starting from Prince Henry’s Grammar School, the route heads to Clifton village then Dob Park, before the three reservoirs of Fewston, Swinsty and Lindley Wood and then returning to Otley via Farnley for pie and peas. Everyone taking part will receive a goodie bag at the end, and there will be various categories of prizes for the runners and spot prizes for walkers. “The Folkin’ Reservoir Ramble has been many months in the planning and came about because there were no events of this kind taking in the beautiful Washburn Valley”, said Liam Dunne, from organisers RunAlong. “It
has also been designed to coincide with the Otley Folk Festival weekend which attracts music fans from around the UK.” “Thanks to Otley Folk Festival the town will be transformed for the weekend, with spontaneous pub sessions provided by musicians and visitors from
BRAMHOPE RESIDENTS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY! Bramhope’s first Evening Walk on 14th July was enjoyed by over 40 walkers. Some were pleasantly surprised to see parts of Bramhope they hadn’t been through before, despite living in the village for many years. The total distance was 4.2 miles and it raised nearly £800 for Children in Need. People loved the idea of a walk that everyone could participate in and it really brought the village together. Robert Craven Memorial Hall opened so walkers could gather inside instead of in the cold and Tariq Qadeer arranged for hot and cold drinks and biscuits to be available for the walkers before and after the walk. The next event planned is a Pub Quiz in the first week of September in the Fox and Hounds, then a 20-20 cricket match on 16th September. So far this year, Bramhope residents have raised £632.24 for Sports Relief in 38 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
March and ‘Team Bramhope’ raised £2,010 in Leeds Half Marathon in May for Candlelighters, a children’s cancer charity, and a cancer hospital in Pakistan. Tariq would like to thank everyone for their support. “It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s generosity
all corners of the country”, added fellow organiser Richard Hamer. “We hope people will stay on and experience the relaxed and unique atmosphere of the Folk Festival weekend.” Full details can be found at www. runalong.net and participation”, he told us. “With your help, we have managed to raise £3,420 this year alone, and in the last four years, the total money raised is over £11,000!” Tariq is hoping to raise £3,000 for Children in Need before 16th November. If you would like to help with the organisation of the quiz and the cricket match he would be delighted. To find out more, pop into The Village Newsagents, The Cross, Bramhope, or email him at email@example.com
Team Bramhope - Jenny Heeley, Tariq Qadeer, Steven Corkett and Declan Corkett. Alison Davis and Helen Beckett also ran but are not pictured.
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GIG REVIEW TY SEGALL BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, TUES, 31ST JULY I took a bit of a leap of faith with this one, not having much to go on except the intriguing description of Ty Segall on the Brudenell’s website and the odd YouTube clip briefly glimpsed on the day of the gig. Happy to say, the gamble paid off handsomely. This was a cracking show.
By the time the band launched into their second song my misgivings had completely vanished (largely due to my relief that they actually had songs, and helped in no small way by the presence of a badass female drummer, which never fails to pique my interest). The chugging, driving riffage of I Bought My Eyes set the tone for what was to follow. Expertly generating the kind of excitement and immediacy you’ve every right to expect from a garage-rock outfit, the group performed as if in the eye of a storm, thrashing through their set with a kind of controlled chaos, deftly bringing it all back home just when things threaten to spiral completely out of control, as on the excellent Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart.
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As I mentioned, the set contained a hearty dose of riffs and tunes but the band had no qualms whatsoever about getting extremely heavy on our asses. The caterwauling guitars often sonically resembled nothing so much as the demolition of a tower block, showing the band to be equally in thrall to the early metal of Black Sabbath as to Nuggets-era Psych-Rock, The Stooges’ proto-punk or the latter-day grunginess of Pixies or Nirvana. Having been more of a solo act before now, Ty Segall has surrounded himself with a band that thrillingly augments his edgy, balls out rock stylings. I hope he continues in this vein. The album Slaughterhouse by Ty Segall Band is out now.
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Not that I wasn’t without my doubts at first. As the Ty Segall Band took to the stage and the room was suddenly awash with cacophonous fuzz and feedback I feared I was about to be subjected to some formless Noise drivel that seems to be all the rage among the hipster set. Thankfully, Ty Segall soon proved that he and his band are not averse to a tune and moreover, they can churn out a pretty good one with enough grit, guts, scuz and attitude to keep the cool kids engaged.
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TED DIRECTED BY: : SETH MACFARLANE STARRING: : : MARK WAHLBERG, MILA KUNIS, SETH MACFARLANE CERT: 15 LENGTH: 106 MINS Already touted as “the comedy of the summer”, Ted is the directorial debut of Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane and marks his transition from animation to live action. I should begin by saying I’ve never been completely sold on Family Guy. The hugely popular show eschews subtlety
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in favour of a hyperactive, scattershot approach to comedy that relies rather too heavily on piling on the pop cultural references, which I find to be more miss than hit, and sees it trailing in the wake of the inspired irreverence of The Simpsons, in my humble opinion. Ted, therefore, came as a pleasant
John’s ongoing bromance with his stuffed ursine best buddy is beginning to take its toll on his relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis) who hopes John will soon emerge from his extended adolescence but feels Ted may be holding him back. As Ted’s bad behaviour persists, the inevitable “it’s me or the bear” ultimatum is issued. As expected, Ted is a fairly patchy affair, serving up groans and guffaws in equal measure (I must admit I had no idea I would find the spectacle of Mark Wahlberg and a stuffed bear beating the crap out of one another quite so hilarious) and the whole thing is in spectacularly bad taste (parents; don’t be misled by the presence of a talking
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It seems there are a number of myths and misconceptions circulating with regards to Hyde Park Picture House. When I suggest this to Wendy Cook, who has managed the cinema for the last eight years, she agrees. “I’m always overhearing people saying things like, ’Oh, that place, it just caters to students’ or ‘it’s hardly ever open’, or ‘they only show old films there’”. How untrue! Hyde Park Picture House first opened its doors in 1914 and has been a working cinema ever since. The building has enjoyed Grade II listed status since the mid 1990s and still retains many of the original features, such as gas lighting. It is renowned as one of the few remaining ‘Picture Palaces’ in the UK. Offering an altogether richer cinematic experience than one can expect from the average multiplex, the Picture House does screen mainstream movies, but much of its appeal is due to the fact that it shows interesting smaller budget, arthouse films that can’t be seen anywhere else in Leeds. More than just a cinema, Hyde Park Picture House, like the nearby Brudenell Social Club, is a stalwart of Leeds’ cultural landscape, a venue with a longstanding history and rich heritage with a connection to the community that extends far beyond the local student population. Continually developing and maintaining close ties with local artists, musicians and filmmakers, the place is a hub around which our city’s huge creative community can rally. As such, 44 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
it engenders a great deal of goodwill and boasts a roster of around twenty five volunteers, people only too happy to contribute their time to the running of such a special, unique venue. Alongside its film screenings, the Picture House also frequently hosts one-off special events, such as live music performances and the recent Found Footage Film Festival. Among regular features are Olsen, an avant garde film showcase for the work of local artists and Creatures of the Night, the monthly late-night cult classics programme. At the heart of the cinema and all those involved with it is a deep love of film and its traditions. With the majority of UK cinemas switching to exclusively digital projection technology, Hyde Park Picture House is one of the few venues supporting the dying art of the projectionist. It is holding on to its old film projection equipment and can therefore screen films in a variety of formats. In fact, with 16mm, a pair of 35mm projectors and a state of the art Sony 4K digital projector, together with the expert know-how of veteran
projectionist, Alan Foster, Hyde Park Picture House has the same screening capabilities as the National Media Museum in Bradford (with the exception of IMAX, 70mm and Cinerama). Very few cinemas in the country have this level of commitment to the artistry of film projection and respect for the medium, and fewer still have the skilled projectionists to operate all these types of equipment. The Hyde Park Picture House is also one of the key venues for the Leeds International Film Festival (1-18 Nov), which is fast becoming one of the most renowned film festivals in the country. In the meantime, the cinema will be involved in Love Arts Festival in conjunction with mental health charity, Arts and Minds and featuring the work of Turner Prize nominee, Luke Fowler and also participating in the UK Green Film Festival, where they’ll be showing a documentary on the rise of the CoOperative movement and the Rochdale pioneers. So, in answer to those still harbouring misapprehensions about this wonderful local cultural landmark, Hyde Park Picture House offers something for everyone, with many items of interest all year round. It has long been and continues to be at the heart of our city’s artistic life and should therefore be cherished by all.
LJO SWINGS FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Leeds Jazz Orchestra (LJO) is starting its third year as independent band. After being cut from Leeds College of Music’s Community Education programme, there was a period when it looked like the band would be consigned to the annals of local jazz history. However, thanks to the efforts of some band members and the good will of the community, the band reformed and was reborn in January 2010 as Leeds Jazz Orchestra. “I was overwhelmed by the support offered to keep the band alive”, said Colin Byrne, LJO’s Musical Director. “HEART provided us with a beautiful rehearsal space. Ruth Ker (bassist) became the band treasurer, Liz Fox (alto sax) our concert manager and John Tatterstall (tenor sax) our facilities manager. Without their input, the band would never have got off the ground.”
LJO will be holding open auditions at HEART on Thursday 27th September from 7pm. It’s a very friendly and informal atmosphere where learning is encouraged and supported by fellow musicians. LJO is particularly
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Justin Townes Earle Sat 1 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £14. Has forged his own brand of American roots music. Influences from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker to the Replacements & Bruce Springsteen, Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Jazz Sunday: Yoruba + Kate Peters Septet Sun 2 Sept. 12:30pm Garforth Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra; 1.30pm Kate Peters Septet; 2:30pm New York Brass Band; 3:30pm Yoruba: jazz/salsa fusion; 4:30pm Love Society - South African choir with jazz sextet Sleep Party People Mon 3 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £5. Danish experimental electro post-rock noisesmiths. WOODS Tue 4 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £7.Psych folk rock band from Brooklyn, known for strange & upbeat folk rock songs. Frank Fairfield + Serious Sam Barrett Wed 5 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £8. California based fiddle, guitar & banjo player who sings soaring hillbilly knockouts, arcane rambling songs & murder ballads. Support from local folk-blues hero, the superb Serious Sam Barrett. Dan Stuart + Doug Paisley + Sacri Cuori Thurs 6 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £12. Dan is best known as the leader/ singer-songwriter of 80’s post punk, alt-country rock band, Green on Red. Australian Voices Choir Fri 7 Sept, 7pm at Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. A amazing a capella choir, singing classical & modern music. Singing workshop at 6pm. Cate Le Bon+ ALASKA Fri 7 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £7. Vocalist who forgoes folk’s softer sides for delicious black humour. With support from local psychedelic surf-pop outfit, ALASKA.
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Live Rock-n-Roll & Country Music: River Moon Fri 7th Sept, The New Headingley Club, £5. Rafael Karlen’s Project Sun 9 Sept, 1 – 4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Allo Darlin’ Mon 10 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £8. Sweet indie pop with the selfdeprecation of Kirsty Macoll & the effortless proto-twee melodies of the best Twa Toots songs. Beirut Wed 12 Sept, O2 Academy, £20. Zach Condon & his band layer eastern European instrumentals with American folk sensibilities, topped off with Zach’s bittersweet vocals. The Kast Off Kinks Wed 12 Sept, Irish Centre, £14. Former members of The Kinks who got together to play for Kinks Fan Club meetings & Charity events over 15 years ago. Angelspit Thurs 13 Sept, The Cockpit, £12.50. Cyber punk band that produces unique blend of industrial, rock, noise, metal, horror, gothic & a touch of pop. Their work focuses on medical experiments & grotesque societies. UK Subs: 35th Year Anniversary Tour Thurs 13 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £8. One of the most consistently successful punk bands, maintaining the true spirit of punk rock, without the compromise. Sham 69 (Original 1977 Line-up) + Acid Drop Fri 14 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £14. Legendary punk band plays classic Sham & new material. Support from Leeds Skate Punkers, Acid Drop, featuring former members of Dead Pet Fu Manchu: The Action Is Go Tour Sun 16th Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £12. Heavy rock Californian quartet led by vocalist & guitarist Scott Hill
Jenny Smith Quintet Sun 16 Sept, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, 1-4pm, £5. Talented group playing arrangements of classic jazz standards, stylish soul ballads & funky blues tunes. Crybaby Mon 17 Sept, Nation of Shopkeepers, £7. Alias of Bristol based singersongwriter Danny Coughlan. Named after classic soul song by Garnett Mimms & the Enchanters. Last Dinosaurs Wed 19 Sept, The Cockpit, £5. IndieRock, Power-Pop band from Brisbane. Motionless in White Wed 19 Sept, The Cockpit, £7. Intense melodic metal with a penchant for the macabre. Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny Fri 21 Sept, The Cockpit, £9. Described as ‘a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation’, Beth serves up eclectic blend of folk, soprano warbles & quirky art-pop songs. Julian Cope Fri 21 Sept,Brudenell Social Club, £19.50. Former eighties new romantic hero with Teardrop Explodes & allround eccentric, described as ‘visionary rock musician, musicologist & hip archaeologist.’ The Urban Voodoo Machine Sat 22 Sept, The Wardrobe, £12. With a sound rooted in the Deep South, the band are self-styled purveyors of ‘Bourbon-soaked Gypsy Blues Bop ‘n’ stroll’. The Menzingers Sat 22 Sept,The Cockpit, £8. Rousing sound featuring crashing power chords, rock steady drumming & anthemic sing-along choruses. Mark Morriss: Music Quiz Tour: Sat 22 Sept, Escobar. Best known as the frontman for The Bluetones, Has stripped things right back with a set of his own songs. The Smyths Sat 22 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £10. Outstandingly accurate tribute to The Smiths,
capturing the band at their best. Ian McCulloch: Acoustic Sun 23 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £16.50. Longtime frontman of Echo & The Bunnymen. Pastime with Good Company: Music Across Five Centuries. Sat 22 Sept, HEART, Headingley Arts Centre, £6. Concert by singers & players of Quodlibet. Celebrating the pleasures of love, countryside, & a good time with friends. Mikayo Sun 23 Sept, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, 1-4pm, £5. New & exciting Sheffieldbased jazz quartet. Gravenhurst Mon 24 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £7. Ever-changing sound currently inspiring fans across with beautiful guitars, soulful vocals & haunting lyrics. Richard Hawley Tues 25 Sept, O2 Academy, £20. Hawley’s latest album sees him branching out, channeling elements of psychedelia, space rock & ragas with heavy riffs, visceral guitar solos & familiar, tender moments. Brandon Allen- Quentin Collins Quartet Thurs 27 Sept, 8 – 11pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Smoke Fairies Thurs 27 Sept, Brudenell Social Club, £8. Fusing together elements of English folk, Deep South blues & Appalachian ballads. Leeds Bluegrass Club Thurs 27 Sept, The Grove Inn, £3. Live Acoustic, Americana Roots/ Bluegrass & Country. Resident bands & guests, plus picking sessions musicians welcome. Details: John 267 0761, Kevin 267 7040. Roots: Jilly Riley Fri 28 Sept, New Headingley Club. ‘Organic Soul’ songs of freedom & peace with a brand new mix of soul, folk, funk, ska, blues & latin.
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The annual school productions at Ralph Thoresby School are fast gaining recognition. This year, the school produced a slick performance of Grease to sell out audiences over four nights. The final night version was particularly enjoyable, with a sing-a-long in the atmosphere of an American diner offering doughnuts, popcorn and cola. The audience joined in, acting their favourite roles from the musical without having to take the major step of standing on stage. The production was entered into the Wharfedale Festival of Drama and won: Best Overall Production (Youth & Schools); The Innovation Trophy (for a sing-a-long performance); Best Musical Director - Steve Hackshaw; Festival Chairman’s Special Award for the inspired American Diner themed foyer and hospitality; and The Front of House Ambience Award. Many of the cast also picked up personal performance awards – notably Outstanding Performance awards for Abigail Jones, Lauren Middleton, George Lloyd-Burman, and Domanik Wightman; and Certificates of Merit for Daniel Donnell, Joe Collins, Molly Mesher, and Shelley Horne.
IVESON PRIMARY’S ‘WAKE UP, SHAKE UP’ AT KIRKSTALL FESTIVAL The enthusiastic and talented children from Iveson Primary School performed three ‘Wake up and Shake up routines at the recent Kirkstall Festival. The children helped to design the routines and also chose the music. They practised really hard during their lunchtimes and it showed in their excellent performance and well deserved encore! The crowd of very proud parents went wild!
“The youngsters did so well”, said Alan Crump, one of the Festival organisers. “The Youth Stage loves a good dance and a good time. Hopefully you can build the Festival into your summer activities next year too.” For more information about Iveson Primary, visit www.iveson-primary. co.uk
Notices Adel Pre School has a 50 year history & is OFSTED registered. Places available for children 2 ½ - school age. Offering new, flexible daily sessions 8.30am – 2.30pm at Adel Methodist Church. Details: Lesley or Katie on 281 7979 or 07919 676792 Adel Toddler Group Fri 10 – 11.45am during term time at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Just £1.50 per family, incl refreshments for children & adults. A warm & welcoming group always pleased to welcome old & new faces! Grove Pre-school, Horsforth for children from age 2. Good OFSTED report. No more than 20 children. Lots of fun & learning. Funding for 3/4 year olds. Tues 9am – 12 noon & 12 – 3pm; Wed 9am – 12 noon. Details: Jean 258 9093. Horsforth 7th Brownies seeks new members Girls aged 7 – 10. Meetings Tues, 6.30 – 8pm at Woodside Methodist Church, Outwood Lane; Woodside Rainbows also seek new members (girls 5 – 7). Meetings Mon 5.15 – 6.15pm at same venue. Details: Yogi Bear: email email@example.com Italian Play & Stay New group for Italian speaking children aged 1 – 5. Meet Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Ave. LS7, 4 – 5pm Fri, except 2nd week of month when there is a special session on Sat 11am – 1pm, which includes lunch. Small charge to cover costs. Details: lapiccolascuolaitaliana@ gmail.com Facebook: LaPiccolaScuolaItalianadiLeeds.
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Adel Tennis Club Ideally situated in Adel WMA’s sports ground, Church Lane. Excellent playing facilities for family, social & competitive tennis. New members welcome. Details: John Micklethwaite 267 4071
Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Mon 7 - 8pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre. Are you disabled or recovering from a condition where swimming/exercising in water could help? We provide a safe, sociable private pool session where you can work to your own ability to gain strength & confidence. Details: Roger 267 4716, Sarah 287 6250 www. ladsc.co.uk
Badminton Anyone? Friendly badminton club looking for experienced players. Fri 7.309.30pm at Trinity University, Horsforth. Details: Sylvia 259 0113, Graham on 258 4532 Ballroom & Sequence Dance Wed 1.30 – 4pm at Queenswood Social Club, Queenswood Dr. LS6. £1.50. Bar open. Will play requests. Details: Tom & Gwen 0113 258 1835 Bramhope Table Tennis Club Meets Mon 8 – 10pm & Tues 1.30 – 3.30pm at Robert Craven Hall. New members welcome. Details: Stewart 267 3311
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Leeds HF Rambling & Social Club. Walks on a Sunday geared to public transport from Leeds. Social events in winter. Details: Send SAE to John Maltman, 52 Vesper Gate Mount, Leeds LS5 3NN. Moortown Rugby Union Respect, teamwork, discipline, fun. Brilliant club for under 7s (Year 2) to adults. Currently recruiting all ages, especially Under 10s squad (Year 5 in Sep 2012). They train & play Sun 10:30am at Moss Valley, LS17 7NT. Details: Damian Curtis 07860 454701, email@example.com or
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Pudsey & District Rambling Club: Walks of 5 - 10 miles Sun & alt Thurs. Friendly, long established club with members from all around area. New members welcome. Annual membership £5 (£1 juniors). Try before you join. Details: 01943 430657
Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat 15 Sept, 10am – 4pm at Pool-in-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool – a workshop on painting a dragon & a phoenix with Nick Hornigold. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@ cbpsyorks.co.uk
Scottish Country Dancing Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm, St Columba’s, Headingley Lane. All abilities welcome, no partner necessary. £2.50 incl. refreshments. Details: 269 1791, pathynes001@tiscali. co.uk St Chad’s Tennis Club Join our friendly club & play tennis throughout the year - fun club sessions & competitive opportunities. New members welcome. Details: Anne Wallace 274 9917 Walk in Their Shoes Sat 22 Sept, 10am at Temple Newsam Estate. Five mile sponsored walk in memory or celebration of someone special to you. Details: Fran@ st-gemma.co.uk Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713. ARTS & CRAFTS Adel Art Group Learn to paint with Alex Purves. Tues 7 – 9pm at the Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. New members welcome. Details: John Hartley 01943 874162 Bramhope Arts Club meets 7.30pm at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane. New season starts Mon 3 Sept with a practical evening & en plein air award; Sept 10: Acrylic demonstration by Nigel Overton of a seascape; Sept 17: Practical; Sept 24: Figure drawing demonstration with
Farsley & District Art Club Meets Mon/Wed/Thurs for drawing & painting at the studios in Westroyd Park, New St, Farsley LS28. Wed 5 Sept: Watercolour rudiments for beginners & improvers by Barbara Place. Wed 19 Sept: Watercolour landscape demonstration by Ian Scott Massey. Details: www. farsleyartclub.org.uk. Flea Market Sat 29 Sept, 2.30 – 4.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd, Headingley. Stalls £15 for large table. Sharers welcome. Details: fleamarket@ heartcentre.org.uk Flower Arranging Classes 1st Thurs of month, 1.30pm & 7.30pm at Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436, firstname.lastname@example.org Horsforth Arts Society meets Wed, 7.30pm at The Studio, Back Lane Horsforth LS18 for a varied programme. Wed 5 Sept: Watercolour demonstration with Christine Gerard, theme the North York Moors; 12 Sept: Practical evening; 19 Sept: Calligraphy; 26 Sept: Visit to Farsley Club. Details: 259 0259, www. horsforthartsociety.wordpress. com/ Horsforth Photographic Club Regular meetings in The Stable Block resume Sept. New members welcome. Details: 258 9149, rjoyful@ yahoo.com
Yorkshire Flower Club Wed 26 Sept, 2pm at Almscliffe Hall, Harrogate Rd, Huby LS17. Demonstration by National Demonstrator, Jonathan Moseley ‘Altered Images’. Visitors very welcome Details 01943 863172 COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Autumn Fair Sat 6 Oct, 10am – 3pm at St. Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd. LS17. Fantastic array of stalls, children’s activities & seasonal refreshments, plus fresh harvest fruit & veg. Stalls, games & delicious food. Entry is by donation. Details: email@example.com Booksale Sat 22 Sept 10am – 1pm at Cookridge Methodist Church (corner Otley Old Rd/ Tinshill Rd). Hundreds of paperback & hardback books, plus large selection of jigsaws. Many children’s books only 20p. (mrs Rivers 267 2464) Bramhope Market 2nd Sat of each month, 10am – 1pm at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope Fresh fruit & veg, good food, home baking & crafts. Free Parking. Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10amnoon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome. Grove Methodist Church Farmers’ Market Sat 6 Oct, 9am – 1pm in Church Drive & car parks, with additional indoor market & Fair Trade Cafe. Pie & peas or jacket potato tea at 6pm, followed by the highly acclaimed play ‘Impossible God’ produced & performed by Revd Mark Topping (7pm) Tickets £6, students £2.50. Details: 250 3264, council@ grovemethodist.org.uk
Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of each month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc, North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. Leeds Feline Friends Charity Auction Sat 29 Sept, viewing 10am, auction 11am at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Horsforth. Many bargains. Light refreshments. Plant Sale Sat 22 Sept, 10am – 1pm at Cookridge Methodist Church (corner Otley Old Rd/ Tinshill Rd) Herbaceous, alpines, shrubs & some bedding plants of winter pansies & violas. Also best quality hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, crocus & miniature iris bulbs. St Gemma’s Indoor Carboot Sale Sat 29 Sept,10am – 1pm at St Gemma’s Hospice, 329 Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Free parking at Hospice. Entry by donation. The Village Green Fair NEW Fair promoting local green businesses. Sun 23 Sept 11am – 4.30pm at Timble Village Hall (nr.Otley) LS21 2NN. Handmade, vintage, recycled, plants, food, cafe, 1970’s Ice Cream Van, Ilkley Brewery beer tent, live music. Details: 01943 862285, The Village Green Fair on Facebook. Vintage Fair Sat 8/ Sun 9 Sept, 10am – 4pm at St Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd. LS17. Award-winning event – vintage, retro & lots of fantastic treasures. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org GROUPS Adel Bridge Club meets Fri, 7.15pm at Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane. Relaxed Chicago Bridge club. New members welcome, whether improvers or more experienced players. No partner needed. Details: Janice 230 6387 or 07713 402405
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Bramhope Bridge Club meets Mon 1pm, & Tues & Thurs 7pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane. Friendly duplicate bridge sessions. New members welcome. Details: Leslie Brown 250 2378
Adel & District Horticultural Society meets 2nd Mon of month, 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane. Sat 1 Sept: Autumn Flower & Vegetable Show, 2 – 4.15pm Methodist Church Hall, Holt Lane. Plant stall, refreshments. Entries from non-members welcome. Mon 10 Sept, ‘Designs on your Garden’ with Katie Burnett. New members welcome. Details: Mrs Halliday 267 1708
Cookridge Camera Club Wed 7.30pm, Cookridge Village Hall, Green Lane/ Moseley Wood Lane junction. Excellent guest speakers & in-house competitions. New members welcome. Details: Richard 230 1853, www. cookridgecameraclub.co.uk
Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, monthly colour magazine, trips and social events. Details: Dave Senior 282 1818, www.airyorkshire. org.uk/ Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs, 8.30pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 391 0403, www.alwoodleymc. org.uk. Bramhope in Bloom Small friendly group welcomes volunteers of all capabilities. Was awarded ‘Silver’ for spring & ‘Silver Gilt’ for summer displays last year. Everyone has an area of responsibility & works together to make Bramhope even lovelier! Aiming to achieve overall Silver Gilt this year. Details: Kit 203 7666, kit@hemsley1eclipse. co.uk or Janet 203 7744 email@example.com
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Cookridge Gardening Club Annual Show Sat 8 Sept in Cookridge Methodist Church Hall. Entries accepted Fri 7, 7.30pm – 9pm & Sat 8.45 – 10.45am. Open to public 2.15 – 4.15pm. Come & enjoy the exhibits & support the Club. Adm. 50p or by membership card. Children under 16 accompanied by adult, free. Cookridge & Horsforth U3A Mon 3 Sept: 10.30am Cookridge Village Hall. Doug Simpson talks about the Red Kite Project. Mon 17 Sept: 10.30am St Margaret’s Parish Centre, Horsforth. Robert Gordon on ‘Diamonds’. Mon 1 Oct: 10.30am Cookridge Village Hall, John Wallis’s topic is ‘The Golden Age of Music Hall & Variety’. £1 incl refreshments. Cookridge Methodist Community Film Society Enrolling now for new season. Films shown on giant screen in Church Hall 7.30pm 2nd Wed of month. Oct – April. 7 films £20/ 5 films £17. Everyone welcome. Details: Shirley 267 2464, Don 267 4721
Delicious Bites Cookery Group meets Tues 12 – 2pm at Burley Lodge Center, Burley Lodge Rd LS6. New group. Share favourite recipes with fellow food lovers. Make friends & learn how to prepare cuisine from around the world. Cooking demonstrations, tastings. Details: 318 8960, firstname.lastname@example.org Fly Dressers Guild (Leeds Branch) meets Wed pm (Oct – March) at West Park Rugby Club, Bramhope LS16. Guest speakers/fly tyers on 1st Wed of month. Fly Tying Courses for beginner & intermediate levels from 3 Oct. Details: Michael Pattinson, email@example.com, 07736776095 Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Action Days Sat 1 Sept. Meet 10am in car park, Otley Rd. Tools & refreshments provided (not lunch). Details: Dave Blackham 336 7551, David.Blackham@leeds.gov.uk Friends of Leeds City Museums raise funds to finance acquisitions for Leeds’ museums, through a range of exciting trips & social events. New members very welcome. Details: 269 3899, firstname.lastname@example.org Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) helps to foster the musical & artistic outreach of the University of Leeds. Membership open to all. Regular activities. Sun 1 July: Garden Party. Details: 343 2584, www.leeds.ac.uk/ fuam Holt Park Residents’ Association Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in the Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Ralph
Thoresby School. Details: Alan Mann 07901 656886, www. holtparktra.btck.co.uk Horsforth in Bloom meets 1st Sat of each month, 10am in Horsforth Museum. Sat 1 Sept: To discuss Summer’s events & plan for Yorkshire & Leeds in Bloom 2013. New volunteers very welcome, to help with weeding, planting, minor building, tidying & fundraising. Details: Dawn Collins 250 2987, Hilary Taylor 258 3521 Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds 7.15pm & Thurs 1.15–4.30pm at The Horsforth Club, New Road Side. New members welcome. Details: Mike Bent 258 1580 Horsforth Retired People’s Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 9.30 – 11am at St Margaret’s Parish Centre. Speakers on a wide variety of subjects plus refreshments & time to socialise. Visitors & prospective members very welcome. Details: Everett Cooke 258 9149, Beryl Harland 258 6907 Kaleidoscope Social Club for over 50s & unattached with a zest for life. Monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 262 1455 or 261 2619, www. kaleidoscopeleeds.weebly. com Leeds Book Club 2nd Sun, 6pm at The White Swan, Leeds City Centre. 3rd Sun, 5 – 7pm at Arcadia in Headingley. 2nd Wed, 7pm at Medusa Bar, Horsforth. Details: www.leedsbookclub. com, leedsbookclub@gmail. com
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COMMUNITY NOTICES Leeds Anglo German Club Mon 3 Sept, 7.30pm at Headingley St Columba’s URC. Roy Watson speakd about the famous (or notorious) actress & dancer, Leni Riefenstahl. Illustrated talk in German & English. Details: 268 7697
Mah Jong Restarts Thurs 20 Sept, 10am – 12noon at Robert Craven Memorial Hall. Lively, Chinese game played with small tiles. Happy, friendly group. No experience necessary. 1st class free. Details: Jenny 230 0094
Leeds Bridge Club Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre (MASSC), Stonegate Rd, LS17 Beginners classes: Mon 2 – 4.15pm, Fri 7 – 9.15pm from 1 Oct. Improvers: Tues 12.45 – 3pm, Fri 10 – 12.15pm, Fri 7 – 9.15pm from 2 Oct. Details: Gill Copeland 225 7237, www.leedsbridgeclub.com
Mercury Movie Makers meet Weds, 7:30pm at Rawdon Conservative Club. Advice, regular film & practical evenings & occasional events. Details: 257 7274, www. mercurymoviemakers.com
Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Upcoming meetings Tues 18 Sept & Tues 16 Oct – 7.30pm at Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 278 5495, info@leedshospitalalert. org.uk Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm. Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972. Leeds Oxfam Group Lively group campaigning on issues of interest to anyone concerned about global justice. Everyone welcome. Details: www.oxfamleeds.org. uk/, or Facebook. Leeds Photographic Society, the oldest photographic society in the world, meets Tues 7.30pm in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Rd, Roundhay, LS8. Visitors & prospective members welcome. Details: 265 0651, www.lps1852.co.uk Leeds Skyrack Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7.45pm at the New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd. Headingley. New members & helpers welcome. Help the needy of Leeds & create new friendships. Details: 01943 510106, Granville.barker@ sky.com, www.105c.org.uk/ leedsskyrack 54 September 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Otley & Wharfedale MacMillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group covers NW Leeds & meets monthly to plan events. Looking for new members. Details or to book a speaker: 0113 261 3758/ 01943 467299 Paxton Horticultural Society Early Autumn Show Sat 22 Sept at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane LS5. Open to public 2 – 4.30pm. Adm free. Schedules available from Graham Wheatley 256 3055 Social Events Club Meals, pub nights, theatre/film/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away, holidays & more. Mainly over 30s. Monthly new members’ night in North Leeds. Details: 0844 8111025, www.leedsivc.org.uk The Other Bridge Club Friendly bridge played Thurs 7.15 – 10.15pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome. Details: Sandra 01943 463332 Trackrod Motor Club Meets 1st Tues of each month, 9.30pm at Old Modernians Club, Cookridge Lane. New Members welcome. Details: www.trackrodmotorclub.co.uk Weetwood Writers meet alternate Sundays 10.30am – 12.30pm. Next meeting 2 Sept. Weekly Wed creative writing workshops from Sept. Currently a core of 8 writers who are serious about getting published & would welcome more. Details: Liz 0798 5514331
Wharfedale Speakers Club meets 1st & 3rd Wed of each month at Cross Green Community Centre, Pool Rd, Otley. New members welcome. Speakers of all ages & backgrounds. Come along & improve your speaking skills. Details: Tony Morris 258 3507 MUSIC ‘A September Serenade’ Sat 15 Sept, 7.30pm at St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Adel, featuring the St Peter’s Consort Choir. Tickets £8 (incl supper) available from Sylvia Halliday 267 1708, Beryl Thompson 267 3875 Amici Singers Friendly mixed voice choir welcomes new singers, experienced or not. No auditions. Rehearsals Thurs pm at Adel Methodist Church. Details: 228 5932 or 267 1292. Fairfax Singers Singing for charities & good causes, weddings & corporate events. Looking for three altos & a tenor. Based in Burleyin-Wharfedale. Details: 01274 597024, http://www. fairfaxsingers.org/ Fairfax Singers in Concert Fri 12 Oct, 7.30pm at St.Margaret’s Church, Horsforth. Sat 3 Nov 3 – 5pm at Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley. Tickets on door. http://www. fairfaxsingers.org.uk/ Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band A friendly, community brass band welcomes new players. Possible instrument loan, if needed. Rehearsals: Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth. Details: Hannah Rowlands 250 0208, Betty Emberton 267 6529 Lawnswood Singers A female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good female singers welcome to come & try us out. Wide repertoire of music & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk.
Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Road, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989. Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Meets Wed 7.30 – 10.30pm at Guiseley Factory Workers’ Club, Town St. Guiseley. New members welcome. Club has Roland AT900c &Yamaha Tyros 3 for use by members. Programme includes concerts by professional artists. Next concert: John Bowdler on 5 Sept, 8pm. Guests welcome. Details: 0113 267 9865 Phoenix Concert Band A community wind band rehearsing Thurs, 7.30 – 9.30pm at West Park Centre, Spen Lane LS16 All players at least Grade 5 welcome – especially brass players. Interested in joining or booking the band? Details: secretary@ phoenixband.co.uk or www. phoenixband.co.uk. Players for Pleasure offers playing opportunities to adult amateur musicians. All levels, beginners to advanced. All instruments & all ages over 18. New performers especially welcome. Friendly, informal & supportive atmosphere. Details: www. playersforpleasure.co.uk Society of Recorder Players – meets 2nd & 4th Sat pm in Bingley & Headingley. Different conductors take each meeting. Intermediate players, all recorders. New members welcome. Details: Caroline 01943 467348 West Riding Opera has vacancies for chorus members to participate in concerts & staged opera selections. All voice ranges welcome, no audition. Rehearsals Wed, 7.30pm at West Park Centre, Spen Lane. Details: 01274 595978, firstname.lastname@example.org
The White Rosettes Female barbershop chorus (four part unaccompanied harmony), 12 x national champions, rehearse Wed 7.30 – 10pm at Moorlands School, Foxhill Dr, Weetwood Lane, LS16 5PF. Details: Jan Spencer 07852 210640, membership@ whiterosettes.org.uk Yeadon & District Male Voice Choir Would welcome new members to take them through to their 100th anniversary in 2013. Rehearsals Thurs 7.45pm at Yeadon Methodist Church (side entrance), next to Yeadon Town Hall. Details: John Atkinson 294 9095 SENIORS Beaus & Belles Autumn Dance Sat 8 Sept, 7.30 – 11pm at Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Adel LS16 (next door to Adel Church,please note change of venue). Licensed bar, buffet & raffle. Dance the night away to a mixture of ballroom, sequence & fun dances. £5 on door. New dancers welcome! Details: Ken 230 1213, Edna 267 9670 Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11.30am12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. Thurs: coffee morning (9.30 – 11am), indoor bowls (10am – 12pm), & lunch 11.30am – 1pm). Details: 259 1511 Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group meets 1st Wed of month, 1.30pm at Pudsey Civic Hall LS28 5TA. Speaker or entertainment at 2pm. Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. Days out, dining, walks, computers, etc. New members welcome. Details: 258 5955. OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Old Post Office, 10 Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge. Details: 261 9103. OPAL Needs YOU! Drivers required. Hours to suit you, or offer regular lifts to activities for local older people: Tues Chair Exercise Group 1.302pm & again 3.20 – 3.45; Weds Gentle Exercise Class,
10.30 – 11am & 12 – 12.30pm; Thurs Chair Exercise Group, 1.30 – 2pm & 3.20 – 3.45pm; Fri Coffee Afternoon, 1 – 1.30pm & 3.30 – 4pm. Details: Sally-Anne 261 9103, email@example.com. uk, www.opal-project.org.uk Sequence Tea Dances Mon 2 – 4pm, Bramhope Methodist Church Hall. Everyone welcome. Refreshments & raffle. Details: Marjorie 267 9802. SPIRITUAL Adel Baptist Congregation invites you to Sunday services, 10.30am in Adel Primary School, Tile lane, LS16. Worship style is informal with mixture of contemporary & traditional songs. Also, a variety of day time & evening groups. Details: Revd Richard Pollard 275 4989, Richard@ spbc.org.uk Adel Methodist Church, corner of Holt Lane & Gainsborough Ave, invites you to Sunday Services at 10.30am. Junior Church also meets at 10.30am Back to Church Sunday 30 Sept, 10am at St John the Baptist Church, Adel. An invitation to anyone who has not been to church for some time. This Service will also be a Thanksgiving Harvest Festival Service. Everyone welcome. Catholic Churches Our Lady of Kirkstall parish covers Leeds 16, Horsforth & Kirkstall. Churches: Holy Name, Otley Old Rd (Parish office: 267 8257); Saint Mary’s, Broadgate Lane, Horsforth (Parish secretary: 258 2607); The Assumption, Spen Lane. Parish Priest: Fr PA Smythe M.A.,Ph.D.; Assistant Priest: Fr BK Akpoigbe MSP. www.ourladyofkirkstall.org.uk Christian Meditation Group Meets every other Tues, 7.30pm in the Chapel at Trinity & All Saints College, Horsforth. Part of World Community for Christian Meditation. Everyone welcome. Details: 258 3780, www.christianmeditation. org.uk
Cookridge Methodist Church 10.30am Morning Worship. All ages welcome Excellent crèche facilities & refreshments served afterwards. 2nd Sun of month: Family Parade Service informal, friendly worship for all ages. Evening Meditation Classes Ideal for beginners, everyone welcome. Half-day course of guidance for starting, improving & making the most of regular meditation practice. Suitable for those new to meditation & those wishing to improve. £10, including refreshments. Details: 265 8164, www.meditationinleeds. org Fourth Way Philosophy & Meditation Group “In order to know myself, direct investigation is needed.” Henri Tracol Meetings in Leeds & Otley. Details: 07814 951231, firstname.lastname@example.org Leeds Gurdjieff Society Free Group Meditation Sun 7- 8pm (ex 3rd Sun: 6.307.30pm). Experience peace & calm with guided meditations. Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, leeds@ uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu. org/uk/leeds Grove Methodist Church Sat 6 Oct, 6pm Pie & peas or jacket potato tea, followed by the highly acclaimed play ‘Impossible God’ produced & performed by Revd Mark Topping (7pm) Tickets £6, students £2.50. Details: 250 3264, council@ grovemethodist.org.uk Horsforth Churches Together Next meeting Wed 5 Sept (open to all), 7.30pm in Central Methodist Church, Town St. Arrangements for ‘Hope in Horsforth’ (22 Sept – 7 Oct) will be the main topic. Details: 258 3521, www. horsforthchurchestogether. btck.co.uk
Learn to meditate FWBO Leeds Buddhist Centre. A contemporary approach to meditation, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain & stress management. Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org Leeds Healing Centre Now at Burley Lodge Centre, 42-46 Burley Lodge Road, LS6. Healing by members of The Healing Trust (NFSH) to aid relaxation & promote wellbeing. Fri 11am – 2.30pm. Healing also at Friends’ Meeting House, Roundhay, Thurs 7 – 8.30pm. Donations appreciated. Details: 07985 121810, 01274 617700, www. leedshealingcentre.org Leeds Stillness Group meets Mon 7.30 - 9.30pm at Quaker Friends Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay. Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, (The Power of Now & A New Earth). Join like-minded people to watch footage of Eckhart Tolle talk followed by silent meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644, www. peacenowhere.com Pet Service Sun 14 Oct, 2pm at St Peter’s, Rawdon. All welcome – with or without pets! St Barnabas Church, Alwoodley In 2012, the church celebrates its 50th anniversary. A full programme of events is planned. All welcome. Details: 0113 267 8487, www.stbarnabasleeds. org.uk St Giles Bramhope Informal, lively all age service 9 Sept, 9.30am followed by refreshments. Back to Church Sunday 30 Sept, special services at 9.30am & 6.30pm. Everyone warmly invited. Socrates famously said ‘An unexamined life is not worth living’. The nationally renowned Alpha Course is here! Details: www. stgilesbramhope.org.uk
COMMUNITY NOTICES St Paul’s Church, Raynel Drive, LS16 Said Eucharist Sun 8am; Sung Eucharist 10am. 1st Sunday – family Eucharist with Band – families warmly welcomed; 3rd Sunday – Kidz club during service. Details: Revd Dr Ian J White 267 3676, Revd Linda Ludkin 2301564, www.stpaulirelandwood.org.uk The Wharfedale Vineyard Sunday services 10am at Ralph Thoresby School, Holt Park with refreshments). Details: 245 9111 www.wharfedalevineyard.org SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. Entry £2 incl. refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694 Association of Blind Asians Leeds is looking for volunteers who would like to make a real difference to blind & partially sighted people in Leeds. Volunteers provide a valuable sighted guiding service which reduces isolation & increases the independence of visually impaired people. Details: Sonal 210 3347 Crohn’s & Colitis UK Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & their families in North & West Yorkshire. Regular meetings. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@crohnsandcolitis. org.uk, www.groups. crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/Leeds
Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of each month (except bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road, Headingley. Details: 231 1727 Overeaters Anonymous Meetings held Tues 7pm at HEART Headingley; Weds 6.30pm at Roundhay Friends Meeting House; Sat 10am at Rawdon Friends Meeting House. All welcome. Details: 07981 940603, www.oagb. org.uk The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & information, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 240 2956. Parkinson’s UK Leeds meet 2nd Wed of month (not Dec), 2pm at St Chad ‘s Parish Centre, Headingley. Support for anybody affected by Parkinson’s. Exercise classes in Otley, Horsforth, Moortown. Details: Linda Thompson, 01943 461640 Wharfedale General Hospital Cardiac Club (affiliated with British Heart Foundation) is open to former cardiac patients & their partners. Opportunity to take part in exercise classes under supervision of qualified instructors. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs at Wharfedale General Hospital. £3. Details: Clive Wilkinson 0113 267 1721
Different Strokes invites stroke survivors to join them. Weds 1.45 – 3.45pm Adel Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Includes an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744
The Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre is now at the Day Therapy Unit, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate two Saturdays each month, offering support for people with cancer & their loved ones. Details: Esme 01423 881392/ Karen 01937 573166, www.ychc.org.uk
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