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Dear Readers, We have another exciting month is lined up for you! First of all we invite you to turn your Christmas Shopping into an adventure by discovering all the wonderful little independent gift shops in the area – whilst, of course, rewarding yourselves with cake and good food along the way! We have a quick chat with author Michael Morpurgo who brings War Horse – The Concert to City Varieties this month. We also had the pleasure of meeting Alan Bennett when he did an evening of readings at City of Leeds High School.
WAR HORSE THE CONCERT AT CITY VARIETIES
The Leeds Gathering, the annual celebration of Irish music and culture, has a great line –up this year; as has the 26th Leeds International Film Festival. It will be screening over 150 feature films, 130 short films, plus various other screening events. TURN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING INTO AN ADVENTURE
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Turn Christmas Shopping into an Adventure
Put the pleasure back into Christmas shopping – visit some of the lovely independent gift shops and craft markets right on your doorstep.
It’s coming into Christmas show season and we have some real treats in store, including ‘Wind in the Willows’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at The Playhouse; Northern Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ and ‘Oliver!’ (with Neil Morrissey) at The Grand; and a super, fun, rock version of ‘Cinderella’ at City Varieties – for which you could win Family Tickets. In addition, there’s no end of Christmas fairs and concerts to plan to see. We are also very excited about launching our new edition in LS7, LS8 and LS17 in December, and our new, online directory is getting closer and closer to going live. Don’t forget to contact us with your advertising and news as soon as you can for the next couple of editions – before Christmas stops people thinking logically again! Kind regards
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In This Issue 06
Alan Bennett comes to City of Leeds High for ‘An Evening with Alan Bennett’
Altan Kicks Off Leeds Gathering 2012 The Gathering has dozens of events, including music, literary, film and educational events, featuring some of Ireland’s most dynamic local, national and international performers.
Alan Bennett is Honorary Ex Pupil for a Day!
War Horse – The Concert Comes to City Varieties
Michael Morpurgo present readings and music from ‘War Horse’ with award-winning duo John Tams and Barry Coope
Fantastic Programme for Leeds International Film Festival
Ben Affleck’s new comic thriller ‘Argo’ will open the 26th Leeds International Film Festival At Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 1st November.
Win Family Tickets to Cinderella at City Varieties
Cinderella gets the rock ‘n’ roll treatment at the City Varieties and you could win a Family Ticket!
PUPIL FOR A DAY! Mrs Georgie Sale, head teacher at City of Leeds High School, Hyde Park, recently invited Alan Bennett to do ‘An Evening with Alan Bennett’ at the school. Previously, as head teacher at Lawnswood School, she had persuaded him to do the same. Since Alan had attended Lawnswood many years ago he was happy to visit his old school. To tempt him to City of Leeds he was made Honorary Ex Pupil for a day!
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We caught up with him outside the hall and took some photos. Before long we were nattering about what was going on in Leeds and his new play ‘People’ at The National Theatre, starring Frances de la Tour, Selina Cadell and Linda Bassett. Actually he gave little away on that count as he is a little superstitious of talking about his plays in advance.
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The evening was a sell-out with representation not only from Hyde Park, staff and school governors, but also from Headingley and further afield. He soon had everyone eating out of his hand as he read from plays, diaries and a wide range of other writings, much of which concerned Leeds and growing up in the city. There were great quotes, ranging from nostalgic, poignant and informative to downright hilarious. At the end he was more than willing to answer questions and said he would be happy to come back again.
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In these uncertain times, where austerity and social distress feature regularly in the news and on television, the principles which underlie Freemasonry have never been more relevant and important. Founded on three great principles – brotherly love, relief and truth – it’s the relief or charitable side of Freemasonry that will, perhaps, come as a surprise to many. After the National Lottery, Freemasons are responsible for the most substantial donations to charitable causes, and a great many worthy causes in our local community have benefitted from substantial charitable donations from Freemasons. Local Freemasons (many of whom meet at Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley) have made donations to 14 local hospices in the last year, and to the Yorkshire branch of the British Red Cross towards the purchase of two non-emergency ambulances. Since April 2008, Freemasons across the West Riding of Yorkshire have given 20,000 teddy bears to children attending accident and emergency departments in local hospitals as part of our TLC (Teddies for Loving Care) campaign. 08 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
After the National Lottery, Freemasons are responsible for the most substantial donations to charitable causes
Freemasonry is thriving in North Leeds.
But Freemasons are a conservative bunch and rarely shout about their achievements or contributions to society – historically because of a wary Press. Freemasonry isn’t a secret society, but it is a society where matters of politics and religion aren’t discussed – Masonry welcomes members from all religions.
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For those who are genuinely interested in finding out more, we are pleased to announce an Awareness Evening on 19th November 2012 at 7:30pm. This is an opportunity for gentlemen to ask questions of our members and learn more about this ancient and honourable organisation.
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TURN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING INTO AN ADVENTURE! The pressure that has built up around Christmas shopping is all wrong. Buying gifts for family and friends should be a pleasure. Whereas there may be some items that drive you to major high street shops, why not plan this year to put the pleasure back into Christmas shopping and visit some of the many independent gift shops and craft markets right on your doorstep.
HEAD FOR HEADINGLEY In Headingley, youâ€™ll find shops like Azendi, with its gorgeous silver jewellery, and an interesting selection of gifts at Tableau. The Bowery (A), on the corner of Grove Lane, showcases the work of emerging artists and designer/makers, with jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles, cards and handy gift vouchers. Across the road (opposite Arcadia) is the fabulous wool shop Baa Ram Ewe (B) which, as well as wool, has a lovely selection of wool-related gifts, including beautiful knitting needles, handmade buttons and brooch pins. If you are wondering what to buy for the artist in your family, nip along to Dinsdales (C) on Chapel Lane â€“ the only independent art supply shop in Leeds. Graeme stocks a great range of paints, inks, pencils, papers, markers etc. and has some superb boxed gift sets. At the moment he has really good deals on large easels and is offering 33% off a range of Airfix.
MARKETS ADD TO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT You can look forward to two Heart & Craft (D) shows at HEART on Bennett Road. Scheduled for Saturday 10th November and 8th December, you’ll find some lovely unique gifts – including extraordinary Biro art, handmade soap, silk scarves, soft toys, jewellery and ceramics. And, don’t forget Christkindelmarkt, the traditional German Christmas Market in Millennium Square, which runs from 9th November – 16th December. You may have noticed how the Artsmix markets, held on Albion Street, have been getting better
and better over the last year. They are planning to hold markets every weekend in November and December. There is a fantastic variety of beautifully made gifts and you get to chat with the makers. We mentioned Bird’s Yard (E) last month. With all its little designer and vintage shops it’s a mini market in its own right and worthy of a long browse, punctuated with tea and cake in the Marvellous Tea Shop, of course! It is full of surprises and wonderfully unique gifts. E
THE CHAPEL ALLERTON EXPERIENCE Stop off in Chapel Allerton – no, not for just an hour! Make it at least half a day. After all there are cafes, restaurants and bakeries to take advantage of along the way. These little luxuries are all part of Christmas shopping. Spoil yourself a little and the whole experience is a lot more enjoyable! The Glasshouse Gallery (F) is packed with fantastic ideas, many made right there in the shop or in their workshop in Knaresborough. The first thing that will hit you is colour. Stained glass, jewellery, art, beautiful prints, quirky ornaments that aren’t just beautifully made, but also full of humour. A visit always puts me in a good mood. What’s more, they offer an ‘affordable art’ scheme – fancy a little sculpture or piece of art but find it a bit more than you can afford right now? Put a deposit on it and it’s yours when you finish paying it off – and no interest!
YES, THERE IS AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP! Just a few doors down is Radish Books (A) (one of only two independent bookshops in the area – the other being Philip Howard Books on Street Lane). In addition to a great selection of books, Radish also has an extensive range of Fair Trade clothing, jewellery and accessories. They offer both book and shop gift tokens and there are some interesting local books that make great gifts, like Mick McCann’s ‘How Leeds Changed the World’ for adults and Gillian Rogerson’s ‘Children’s History of Leeds’.
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Also on this strip is Angels with its stained glass Angels, handmade in Chapel Allerton, American folk art Angels from Crazy Mountain, plus lovely children’s gifts, Christmas decorations, jewellery and other ranges of handmade giftware. Angels Too, a couple of doors down, has an extensive range of unusual cards as well as striking jewellery designs. Casa Blanca, on the corner of Regent Street, has an eclectic
mix of gifts including a fabulous range of home accessories, much of which is food related, but also glassware, lampshades, picture frames and wall art. Ooops! I almost forgot the children! Armadillo (B) Toys is just seconds away, with a great selection of games and puzzles, wooden toys, Playmobil and Galt toys, puppets, dressing up, and educational toys. There is also a branch in Horsforth.
BEARS TO DIE FOR! Horsforth, with its three shopping areas – Station Road, Town Street and New Road Side – is also a great destination for a giftshopping safari. Start on Station Road with Wrapped (C). The shop may be small but it has an amazing collection of absolutely gorgeous gifts – striking jewellery, fabulous Italian bags and scarves, beautiful baby gifts, and things you would never have thought of! They also have a range of nice gifts for men, including stylish clocks, cufflinks, wallets and more. And then there are the bears – Charlie Bears. On my last visit I met ‘Phileas’, a three-foot high bear just full of character. Whereas his price matched his height, there were many others of all shapes and sizes, each one with a character all its own.
Charlie Bears was started in Cookridge seven years ago by Charlotte Morris. Since then Charlotte has moved to Devon and Charlie Bears have become collectors’ items.
Picture perfect Christmas shopping For luxurious gifts, textiles, artisan jewellery, ceramics and leather goods. Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries Tel: 0113 395 7116 LeedsMuseumsandGalleries
A HUGE VARIETY AROUND HORSFORTH Drag yourself away from Wrapped and head down Town Street where you’ll find a number of gift, card and party shops. ‘Ideas Unlimited’ (A) is teeming with them! There are collections of designer toiletries, candles, crockery, diaries, cards and a range of gifts from Cath Kidston. Yankee Candles (B) further down Town Street smells scrumptious! This American range tempts you with candles that sound as good as they smell – Brown Sugar and Cinnamon, Napa Valley Sun.
Then it’s on to New Road Side where ‘Card inc chocolatiers’ is ready to tempt you with great cards, delicious Belgian chocolates, hand painted glass, jewellery and more! And, just a few doors away is Art of Gold that showcases the work of SG7 Jewellery and six other contemporary jewellery designers, plus art in various media.
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What else is there? Well, with the country in the grip of cycling mania, check out Cyclax in Adel or Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative in Chapel Allerton for bikes or bike accessories. And, with Europe having just won The Ryder Cup, The Golf Shop on Street Lane might be a worthwhile stop. To round off your Christmas shopping why not join, or sign up a friend or family member, to the Hospice Lottery. This gift will support Wheatfields and St Gemma’s Hospices, which do such great work in our area. You could win up to £12,000! See page 30 for all the details.
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FASHION IS NOT ALL ABOUT LONDON! This was the message from Colin McDowell MBE, one of the most senior voices on fashion in the UK, when he introduced ‘Wool Re-Fashioned’, a free exhibition running until 11th November in Gallery 2, Salt’s Mill, Saltaire. ‘Wool Re-Fashioned’ is an innovative collaboration between the Yorkshire Fashion Archive at Leeds University, and The Woolmark Company. It showcases one-off pieces from the Yorkshire Fashion Archive by designers such as Issey Miyake, Ossie Clark and Comme des Garcon, donated by people here in Yorkshire, alongside a redesign of those pieces by Leeds University design students, using wool fabric and contemporary techniques. Using luxurious, fine Merion wools, produced by companies like Abraham Moon and Laxtons in Guiseley, the young designers mixed and matched textures and techniques (including French pleating and laser cut designs) to create garments for today with a nod to the past. “This Archive is so important”, said Colin McDowell. “In this exhibition we are drawing on the past to inspire the future. The relationship between design and society is vital.” He went on to talk about the important part this region has played in the industry and still does – Yorkshire mills supply major fashion houses around the world, including Vivienne Westwood and Burberry, in fact Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s Design Director, is patron of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive. If you would like to donate fashion items to the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, contact Clare Watson on 0113 343 3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yorkshirefashionarchive.org
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ARCHIBALD WITHAM SCARR (1827-1904) From Barrow-boy to Mayor of Leeds
Most people have heard the story of how Michael Marks, founder of Marks and Spencer, began his meteoric career running a stall in Leeds Kirkgate Market in the 1880s. One of his fellow market traders also won fame in his day, becoming a household name in Leeds as the ‘Mayor of the masses’. This was the redoubtable Archie Scarr, who spent all his working life in Kirkgate Market while making his mark as a hugely popular figure in local politics and a powerful spokesman for the working man. Archie was born across the Pennines in Burnley, in 1827. His parents were grocers and tea dealers, but times were hard and when Archie was thirteen the family moved to Leeds where his father set up a vegetable stall in Vicar’s Croft, Kirkgate, then the open marketplace for the town. The family lived in the grim, impoverished area of the Leylands, and money was tight. Archie found work in a warehouse but helped on the stall evenings and weekends. He would load any unsold vegetables onto a barrow and hawk them round the streets. He soon took over on the stall, and got a reputation for hard work, thrift, and a head for business. He was up at 2am on market days to meet the market gardeners coming to town and strike the best deal. When his father died in 1855 he took over the business, acquired a permanent stall (and shoes instead of clogs), and later, as the market buildings expanded, took on several more shops. It was in the hubbub of the market that Archie developed his formidable skills in quick-witted argument and repartee, entertaining and winning over his customers – they found themselves buying whatever he had on offer! When he expanded the business into dried fruit, especially figs, his cry ‘come and get your scripture fruit’ became famous as his slogan – leading to many a later joke! Archie, brought up a Wesleyan, was a passionate teetotaller all his life and a fervent and active supporter 18 November 2012 northleedslife.co.uk
of the temperance movement. His other major interest in his early years was political reform. In his early thirties he joined the Leeds Working Men’s Parliamentary Reform Association and began to speak at meetings and rallies. At one of the big reform meetings at the Town Hall in 1861 he spoke up passionately for working men’s right to the vote and their vital contribution to the life of the nation. He was chosen to be a member of the Leeds delegation to Parliament in 1866, in the lead-up to the 1867 Reform Act, which finally enfranchised most working men. He turned then to local politics, a trenchant critic of what he saw as the Council’s mismanagement of rate-payers’ money. In 1869 he was proposed by the Liberals for election to the Council. It was claimed he would not be a silent member and
no ‘hole and corner work’ would escape him! He was elected in 1872 and was certainly not silent. A lively, humorous, contentious speaker, he intervened on behalf of the working people who funded the Council, opposing what he saw as extravagance and supporting local residents in conflict with Council plans. In industrial disputes he took the workers’ side and offered money in support. His robust down-to-earth style made him immensely popular with working people, and when he failed to be elected Alderman in 1877 (words like ‘rough’ and ‘vulgar’ were used) there was a mass protest. One issue which had caused problems was his utter determination never to don an official robe, even for a Royal visit – this made national news. His refusal to ‘dress up’ of course made him even more popular. He was finally elected Alderman in 1880, and Mayor in 1887, in spite of some opposition. He was delighted and proud, bought a new silk hat (no robe!), locked up the mayoral wine cellar, and among other events organised a huge free gala in Roundhay Park for the people of Leeds. After an unsuccessful attempt to stand for Parliament, Archie remained a vociferous member of the Council until 1898, served as a magistrate, and still went down to Kirkgate market every day. He had a good life – two happy marriages, children, travel abroad, good friends, a successful business. Only one event marred his last years, when he was attacked in the street and robbed. He never quite recovered. He died in 1904 and was buried at Lawnswood. In the same year the magnificent new Kirkgate Market building, which still stands today with its magical skyline of towers and minarets, was opened. A pity he could not be there.
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In 1911 two semi-detached villas on Edgerton Road were not just physically joined but were also linked through a strong family connection. The Fairburns lived in Fairdene, whilst the Ripleys lived next door in Lyndene. Ten years earlier Thomas and Mary Fairburn shared a house with the Ripleys (son in law Tom and daughter Sarah) at 106 Otley Road.
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www.bluebirdcare.co.uk Our staff Our staff are caring, trained to give medication and police checked. Thomas Fairburn and his children (Frederick, Sarah, Walter and Albert) were to have a significant impact on the Leeds culinary scene. By 1901 Albert was the publican of the Spacey Houses Inn at Follifoot, Walter was a restaurant manager and Frederick ran a confectionery and bakery. The first of five Fairburn restaurants was opened in the 1880s in the centre of Leeds, to be followed by the Albert, the Athenaeum, the City and the White Horse restaurant on Boar Lane. The family’s connection with Leeds restaurants lasted into the 1970s through Thomas’ grandsons. Sarah, had worked in the restaurants as a waitress, whilst Tom Ripley may well have worked as cashier. By 1911 he was the owner of a malt vinegar brewery, possibly the Yorkshire Malt Vinegar Brewery Company on Kirkstall Road. At the time of the 1911 census Mary Fairburn, now a widow, was living in Fairdene with one servant. She was to die three years later. In view of their earlier living arrangements, it is perhaps appropriate that Thomas and Mary share a gravestone with Sarah and Tom in Lawnswood Cemetery. Doug Kemp www.westparkresidents.org.uk
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UNICEF’S CHRISTMAS FAIR HELPS SUPPORT CHILDREN WORLDWIDE
Thank you! Last year your support helped UNICEF raise over £95 million for children worldwide. It helped refugees in Dadaab fleeing famine and conflict in Somalia and unhappy children in Pakistan whose homes were destroyed by flooding. Your generosity has protected children suffering hunger, ill-health and instability as their familiar world was lost, and has been instrumental in improving their lives.
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UNICEF still needs your help and many more vulnerable children need UNICEF’s resources and expertise. The Leeds UNICEF UK Group is committed to creating a better world for all children. Once again they are holding their popular UNICEF Christmas Gift and Craft Fair. There will be stalls selling cards, jewellery, pottery, preserves and cakes, as well as UNICEF Gifts and an exciting
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SUE BEARDON TO GIVE ELLEN HEATON LECTURE Swarthmore’s Annual Ellen Heaton lecture will be held on Thursday 15th November, 7 – 9pm in the Ellen Heaton Room at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, LS2. In 2010, Sue Beardon spent three months as part of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Her talk will cover her experiences in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. The lecture is free and open to all. There is free parking in Joseph’s Well (next door to Swarthmore). Further information from 0113 243 2210 or www.swarthmore.org.uk
Sue Beardon spent three months as part of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel
CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES OPENS AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH Cards for Good Causes recently opened a Christmas shop at St John’s Church, New Briggate in Leeds, offering a range of cards from over 25 national and local charities. It also offers a variety of wrapping paper, gift tags and other seasonal items. The shop, staffed by volunteers, is open 10am – 4pm every day until 17th December. These are just two of a countrywide network of around 300 shops, which open in the run up to Christmas and where about 80p in every pound from card sales goes to the charity. You’ll also find Cards for Good Causes at Headingley Library from 3rd November – 19th December (open Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm).
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WAR HORSE – THE CONCERT COMES TO CITY VARIETIES This month, Michael Morpurgo will present ‘War Horse – The Concert’ at City Varieties and, with the stage show scheduled to play at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre next May, what a great opportunity to get a taste of what is in store. War Horse –The Concert is made up of readings, fused together by music performed by award-winning duo John Tams and Barry Coope. John wrote the music for the original stage production. The music is based on folk songs of the period and soldier’s songs and weaves its way through the show, holding it together emotionally. We called Michael on his farm in Devon to find out a little more. First of all, what was his inspiration for War Horse? “I meet people and they tell me things”, he told us. “This was a chance meeting in a local pub 35 years ago. I started talking to an elderly man who turned out to be one of three old men living in the village who had been soldiers in the First World War. Aged just 17 he was in the Devon Yeomanry – as he said he was ‘there with the horses’. He lived alongside his horse and that horse was his best friend – he ‘could tell him anything’. That’s where it started. A million horses went to France, 65,000 came back. This was a new way to write about the war, through the eyes of a horse.”
stantly improving the production. It’s more character driven. And, with each new cast it changes slightly – the Broadway version was actually seven or eight minutes shorter. It was tighter.” You might think that one book about the First World War might be enough – but, as Michael says, people tell him things. This time it was the story of Walter Tull who grew up in an orphanage, played football for Spurs, then joined up with his pals when war began in 1914. He was the only black soldier to serve in the British Army at that time. Incredibly brave, he died leading his men into attack in 1918. ‘A Medal for Leroy’, published by Harper Collins Children’s Books, is dedicated to his memory.
Michael was delighted, if a little pessimistic, when the idea of adapting his book to the stage with puppets was put to him. Wouldn’t it be laughable? But, as he says, over the next two years director Tom Morris brought together amazing people, including South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, to create a piece of theatre that is beautifully observed. From a little book in 1982, War Horse is now a million seller and the stage production has been a hit not only in The West End, but on Broadway, in Toronto, and is going on to tour Australia, the US, the UK and Ireland, and Berlin. “What’s great”, said Michael, “is that they didn’t just sit back. They are con22 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
War Horse – The Concert is at City Varieties on Friday 16th November at 7pm. The show lasts 90 minutes and there is no interval. Tickets are available from 0113 243 0808 or www.cityvarieties. co.uk
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A CHRISTMAS CRACKER FROM NORTHERN BALLET YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM WINS TOURISM AWARD The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial were recently awarded Tourism Event of the Year for their ‘The French in York Week’ at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards. The series of events, devised by Museum Director Ian Reed and his team, celebrated and commemorated the 2,500 French Airmen who fought in WWII, and were based at the site of the Museum, former RAF Elvington, York. The event took two years to arrange, and involved the retail, business and residential community of York. It succeeded in raising the profile of the Museum and Memorial as well as the City itself.
Northern Ballet brings everyone’s favourite Christmas story to life with the revival of one of the Company’s most loved productions, ‘The Nutcracker’, at the Grand Theatre from Tuesday 18th – Sunday 30th December. The Nutcracker is a seasonal favourite told in a traditional way. Amidst the Christmas commotion the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever higher. As the clock strikes midnight Clara’s Nutcracker doll proves to be no ordinary toy. She is swept away by her Nutcracker prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy. “People like to return to ‘The Nutcracker’ because it reminds them of childhood and that magical time when your dreams can become reality”, said Northern Ballet’s Artistic director, David Nixon. He has set his version in the Regency period. The festivities are captured by Charles Cusick Smith’s striking set designs, David’s vivid costumes, and Mark Jonathan’s lighting. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score is arranged by John Longstaff and performed by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
‘The Nutcracker’ has delighted audiences, young and old, for over 100 years. The perfect introduction to classical ballet, it has something for everyone. From the land of snow, to the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, it awakens childlike imagination in everyone.
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A BLUE PLAQUE FOR JRR TOLKIEN North Leeds gained a historic new landmark recently when a commemorative plaque was unveiled at 2 Darnley Road, West Park, the former home of the renowned academic and writer, J.R.R. Tolkien. Although more commonly associated with Oxford, where he achieved international fame as author of the much loved books, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, it was actually at Leeds that Tolkien began his career as an academic. Working in the Department of English at the University of Leeds from 1920-1925, Tolkien quickly established himself as a renowned scholar in the academic world by co-authoring a translation of the medieval poem ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’. But it may well also have been during his time at Leeds that his imagination began to shape the characters and scenes that
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would later become familiar to so many readers. “It’s fascinating to think that the world Tolkien created was evolving in his mind as he enjoyed woodland walks in the Meanwood Valley in the 1920s”, said Dr. Kevin O’Grady, Director of Leeds Civic Trust. Members of the Tolkien Society, together with a delegation from Leeds Civic Trust, the University of Leeds and the West Park Residents Association attended the unveiling, which was performed by Dr. Kersten Hall of the University of Leeds. Commenting on the plaque’s significance, Dr. Hall said: “According to a BBC poll, J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is officially the nation’s favourite book. The city of Leeds deserves to be proud that its local heritage is connected to a literary figure who is cherished not just here in the UK, but also across the world.”
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AN ISLAND EXPERIENCE FOR TRIO LITERATI Headingley’s Trio Literati are looking forward to their next performance – on an island! The Trio will provide a cafestyle afternoon tea performance at The Waterton Park Hotel, near Wakefield, as part of the Walton Arts Festival. Entitled ‘Tea and Fancies’ the programme of words, music and afternoon tea is a lighthearted selection of gastronomic and literary delicacies to tempt the taste buds and stimulate the senses. Trio Literati are known for their quirky entertainments, performed by actors and musicians who know the dramatic power of words and music, share a passion for the spoken word, and indulge a taste for comedy. On this occasion they will be joined by soprano Eleanor Rastall, a member of the London Philharmonia Choir.
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‘THE BELLS’ IN LEEDS TOWN HALL Leeds Festival Chorus and the BBC Philharmonic will perform a concert on Saturday 24th November at Leeds Town Hall, and Rachmaninov’s choral symphony, ‘The Bells’, one of the composer’s favourite works, will be included.
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus has performed the Messiah on countless occasions, including at London’s Albert Hall. However, on Saturday 15th December, in Leeds Town Hall, it will present a Messiah with a difference. Instead of the more usual orchestral accompaniment, the Chorus will team up with the multi award-winning Black Dyke Band, one of oldest and best-known brass bands in the world.
On Thursday 13th December, and also in Leeds Town Hall, the Phil will also perform in the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts. This is always such a popular concert that there will be two performances – 6.30 and 8.30pm. Tickets are just £5, with half-price concessions. Tickets for both events are available from the City Centre Box Office on 0113 224 3801, in person at The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square or via www. leedsphil.org
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The Phil will be joined by the Halifax Choral Society and Leeds-based St Peter’s Singers, giving an even stronger Yorkshire flavour. The Phil’s Music Director, David Hill, will conduct. Tickets cost from £16 to £31 (concessions available).
Looking for inspiration for a new choral piece whilst on holiday in Rome, he opened an anonymous letter – it was a copy of ‘The Bells’. The symphony is a setting for a translation into Russian of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem. Written shortly before his death in 1849, it is one of Poe’s most famous works. It has four parts, and becomes darker and darker as it progresses, reminding the reader or listener of Poe’s reputation as a writer in the Gothic horror genre. Heavily onomatopoeic, it is definitely a poem for reading out loud, full of the sounds of bells and invoking the feelings they produce. “It is difficult to rehearse”, said one Leeds Festival Chorus member. “But we have a good Russian tutor, and it will be well worth it when we have learned it. It is extremely powerful.” Another of Rachmaninov’s personal favourites was ‘Vespers’, which is also on the programme. Leeds Festival Chorus sang this previously in the open air during Leeds Light Night, and has been invited to sing it in St Mark’s Basilica in Venice next year. The concert will begin with Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1. Tickets are available from City Box Office on 0113 224 3801
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GARDENROUND-UP Bird Watch By Kath Hall, Paxton Horticultural
.............................................. There may still be a few autumn flowers left in sheltered spots â€“ asters, nerines, and a few late roses. There is probably still some autumn foliage waiting to drop. Keep on collecting these leaves (as they can be a hazard) and either bag them up or put into a chicken wire container to rot down.
with Stan Kenyon The little grebe is a small elusive water bird that likes to hide in waterside vegetation, swims buoyantly and dives often. Smaller than a teal, it is rotund and almost tailless with a short neck and bill. General colouration is brown and buff in Autumn and Winter, but by Spring it develops chestnut cheeks and neck and a pale yellow spot at the base of its bill. In Summer its whinnying trill often betrays its presence.
Winter prune fruit trees and bushes and plant any new ones. Tidy up borders and beds but leave some seed heads for the birds. If not too wet, keep the edges of lawns neat â€“ it does make a difference! Protect tender plants from winter weather. This is also a good time to lift and divide rhubarb crowns and replant in well dug and manured ground. Lift and store dahlia tubers too and store in a dry place. Heliborus Niger seldom flowers in time for Christmas, but can be brought on a little earlier by covering with a cloche which protects them from soil splashes. Protect the tender bulbs of agapanthus and nerines with a thick mulch of garden compost. These are best grown in a sheltered spot or the base of a south facing wall or fence. You can also plant broad bean and pea seeds under cloches for an early harvest. Try digging up a pot full of Lily of the Valley rhizomes, pot them up place them in a frost free greenhouse or conservatory to grow at their own pace. You can bring them into flower quicker by placing them in warmer conditions. After flowering and scenting your home they can be planted back outside and will flower again next year. Examine the bulbs you have planted and, once they have reached an inch or so, move them into a cool greenhouse or cold frame. Once they start to form buds bring into warmer conditions. Start to harvest Brussel sprouts picking from the bottom upwards, parsnips too can be lifted and, like sprouts, they taste better after a frost. This month is the last chance in the current year to lay turf for new lawns. One advantage it that it wonâ€™t dry out. Once laid try to keep off it so as not to compact it or make it uneven. 32 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Little grebes breed on still or slow-moving fresh waters. Wellvegetated lakes, ponds, rivers and canals are favoured. In Winter some move to sheltered coastal bays and in spells of severe frost there is a general exodus from nesting areas to larger rivers and the coast. Because they are susceptible to prolonged cold, little grebes can suffer heavy losses. Though not common, this secretive bird is easily overlooked so it is more numerous than may be suspected. Winter numbers are swelled by migrants from the continent.
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Friends of Roundhay Park (FoRP) have just launched their 2013 calendar featuring 12 beautiful photographs of the Park. “This is the third year we’ve produced a calendar”, said Cecily Jarvis, calendar production coordinator. “In previous years we have sold out by the end of November and we expect to do the same this year. We only produce 750, so they have become something of a collector’s item. We know that many end up overseas, where they have been sent as gifts to people with Roundhay connections.” The group’s first calendar was financed through a mixture of loans from members and commercial sponsorship. This year the production costs have been met entirely through sponsorship.
Sponsors include: Councillors Christine Macniven and Ghulam Hussain, former Councillor Matthew Lobley, Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP), and local businesses – The Chambers, Del Verde Restaurant, Yvonne Goodwin Wealth Management, Leeds Dance Academy, Troy Autopoint, WHS Accountants, With Love, and Scott Pullen and Sons Fairgrounds. The calendar is one of the main ways that FoRP raises funds to support their work in the Park – which includes clearing and replanting new areas, looking after the Friends’ Garden, and bulb planting in the autumn.
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THE ARTS ON SPORT An evening of contemporary performance, dance, song, literature and poetry on the theme of sport will take place at St Chad’s Parish Hall on Tuesday 27th November at 7.45pm. ‘On Your Marks’ will both celebrate and critique sport, presenting established and new works. Two dances for young people and sports fans, produced by Phoenix Dance, will be featured, along with work by Teresa Brayshaw, Head of Performance Arts at Leeds Metropolitan University, with a supporting cast. Tickets (£4) can be obtained from HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley (0113 275 4548). ‘On Your Marks’ is part of the arts programme of the Fields of Vision conference on the arts in sport and is supported by Imove, Headingley LitFest with funding from Arts Council.
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The Leeds Helideck Heroes Calendar for 2013 features pictures of the volunteer crew, whose role is vital to ensure the safety of landings at LGI by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. All the crew have day jobs as facilities staff at the hospital, and have undergone grueling firefighter training. The calendar shows different aspects of the team’s work high above the rooftops of Leeds, as well as some shots of training. Most show the fire crew at work and different seasons - including clearing the helicopter deck of snow last winter. The calendars cost £4.50, all of which will go to the Helideck Trust Fund to help ensure patients have greater access to life-saving treatments in an emergency. To order your copy, call 0113 392 6803. For more information on the LGI Helipad Fire Response Team’s fundraising, visit www.leedshospitalsfundraising.org.uk or email email@example.com
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Get ready for The Great Yorkshire Stair Climb! On Saturday 24th November, people will be flocking to Bridgewater Place, Leeds, the tallest building in Yorkshire, to scale its 32 storeys and help to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’s Hospital. Organisers Gary Butterfield and Andy “Andy and Gary have embarked on Dodman of G-Rex Fitness are hoping a challenging year of fundraising to to enlist hundreds to take part in this support cancer patients at St James’s fun event. The challenge is to climb Institute of Oncology”, Sheila O’Shea, 522 steps to the top of the 112 metre appeal director of the Yorkshire Cancer high building. Everyone will be timed, Centre, told us. “For two years they have but it’s up to the individual to chose endured gruelling marathons, swum in whether they want to walk, run or sprint the muddiest and coldest waters imagito the top. nable and even walked through flames - all in support of this great cause.” The event is open to anyone over 16 and costs £20 to register. Gary and Andy are The event starts at 10am. Runners will hoping that participants will get friends set off in ‘waves’ and everyone will be and families to sponsor them to help allocated their start time in advance. raise much-needed funds and they will Qualified gym instructors will lead be with climbers every step of the way. warm-up sessions in the atrium at the beginning of each wave. “Climbing 522 steps is a challenge for the fittest of people, but don’t let Stairclimbing is a highly strenuous that put you off!” said Gary. “This is activity, and participants take part in a fantastic opportunity to take part in the event at their own risk. G-Rex Fitness a fundraising event with a difference. will be releasing training information Whether you are brand spanking new leading up to the event on their social to exercise or an athletic machine, we media platforms and the GYSC website. want you taking part. Walk, run, sprint, For more information or to register visit crawl, or whatever you fancy to get to the www.greatyorkshirestairclimb.com or top – apart from take the lift!” email email@example.com
‘FIELDS OF VISION’ THE ARTS IN SPORT CONFERENCE
A one-day conference on the arts in sport, ‘Fields of Vision’, will be held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday 30th November. Featuring the arts in celebrating, promoting and critiquing sport, case studies will include the Olympics and Paralympics, the cultural programme of the Great North Run, and the Imove regional cultural Olympic programme. 38 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
Convened by Leeds Rugby Arts (Leeds Rugby Foundation) in association with the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure (Leeds Metropolitan University), it is designed to bring together those interested or engaged in the historical and contemporary relationship between the arts and sport. Further details can be obtained from S.Armitage@leedsmet.ac.uk or http://artsinsport.wordpress.com
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Ben Affleck’s new comic thriller ‘Argo’ will open the 26th Leeds International Film Festival at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 1st November. The film, based on the true story of a CIA expert posing as a film director in order to infiltrate Iran and rescue of a group of stranded Americans in 1979, is a strong contender for the Oscars. Leeds International Film Festival, organised by Leeds City Council, is the largest UK film festival held outside London. It runs from 1st – 18th November and will show more than 150 feature films, over 130 short films, and nearly 250 screening events. Among other highlights, there will be a retrospective of Stanley Kubrick, with new digital print screenings of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘Barry Lyndon’ and the ‘The Shining’. Leading Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky will attend a retrospective of his early work at Hyde Park Picture 40 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
House on Saturday 17th November. Best known for cult favourite ‘Runaway Train’, the retrospective will show five of his works from his directorial debut ‘The First Teacher’ in 1965 to ‘Asya’s Happiness’, ‘A Nest of Gentlefolk’, ’Uncle Vanya’, and his Cannes prizewinning ‘Siberiade’. The work of legendary Japanese actress and filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka (1909-77) will also be honoured with a selection of her finest performances. The closing gala film will be Michael Haneke’s film ‘Amour’ on Thursday 15th November. It tells the story of an elderly couple (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva) and how they deal with ageing and the onset of dementia. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, where it was hailed as a masterpiece. Other highly anticipated films are Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘The Hunt’, Carlos Reygadas’ ‘Post Tenebras Lux’, Martin McDonagh’s ‘Seven Psychopaths’,
Tribeca award winners Lucy Mulloy’s ‘Una Noche’, Kim Nguyen’s ‘War Witch’, and Dominga Sotomayor’s ‘From Thursday Till Sunday’. Tickets are available from City Centre Box Office at The Carriageworks, 0113 224 3801, and from www.leedsfilm. com. For the full programme, visit the website or pick up a brochure at Leeds Town Hall, Hyde Park Picture House, The Carriageworks or Leeds Visitor Centre (in Leeds Station). You’ll also find details of Fanomenon (the home of cult films at LIFF, shared by the latest horror sensations, out-ofthis-world sci fi experiences, amazing animated adventures, light and dark comedies, and the outright bizarre); and Cinema Versa (the home of documentaries inspired by the underground festival aesthetic with major themes of human rights and music.
COMING UP AT SEVEN JAZZ The Seven Jazz Autumn programme is in full swing with some great jazz to look forward to, including saxophonists Peter King and Benn Clatworthy, star pianist John Taylor, and a tribute to saxman Pepper Adams featuring US baritone saxman Gary Smulyan with the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra. They have also commissioned some music for their fifth anniversary party in November. Rising Leeds star, jazz trumpeter Kim Macari, has written a piece entitled ‘Six for Seven’, which will be performed at Seven Arts on 22nd November.
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LOOPER DIRECTED BY: RIAN JOHNSON STARRING: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, BRUCE WILLIS, EMILY BLUNT CERT: 15 LENGTH: 118 MINS With Looper, director Rian Johnson demonstrates once more, as he did with his breakthrough feature, the Neo-Noir genre mash-up, Brick, that he is most comfortable when thinking outside of the box and challenges the widely held assumption that there are no original ideas left in Hollywood.
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Looper is an exhilarating, intelligent, witty and bewildering slice of science fiction set largely in a knackered-looking dystopia of 2044. Joe (Joseph GordonLevitt), a specialised assassin known as a ‘Looper’, tells us time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years down the line, however, it has and it’s been outlawed. By the year 2074, tracking
A career as a Looper is a lucrative one and Joe and his chums enjoy the high life. However, written into each Looper’s contract is the rather tricky stipulation that they will, most likely, one day have to execute their future selves who will have come to know too much about their employers and represent a threat to the organisation. This is the Looper’s form of retirement, known as ‘closing one’s loop’ and is accompanied by a golden handshake and, I assume, the queasy knowledge of the particulars of one’s eventual demise. We get an impression of the humdrum routine of Joe’s Looper lifestyle; waiting around his designated kill-spot for his next target, gunning them down, dumping the body then tearing it up in the club, ripped on a futuristic designer drug imbibed through the eyes, repeat. It is very much a loop and a monotonous one until one day Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) appears at the end of his
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Community Carol Concert Sunday 9th December at 3pm in Leeds Town Hall Special Guest -Vocal Soloist Alex Ward Living Nativity Tableau Childrens “Choir for the Day” and festive music from The Salvation Army Bands, Choirs Tickets and Timbrels £6 Adults Tickets from: £3 Children
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ALTAN KICKS OFF LEEDS GATHERING 2012
Running until 24th November, the Gathering has scheduled dozens of events, including music, literary, film and educational events, taking place at venues across the city and featuring some of Ireland’s most dynamic local, national and international performers and artistes in the world of Irish and Celtic arts. These include John Doyle (founding member of American-Irish super group ‘Solas’) at Otley Courthouse on 23rd November, and Kris Drever (2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee), Karen Tweed and Friends at HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley on 9th November, and an album launch from London-based Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn at The Grove Inn, Holbeck, plus literary performances 44 November 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk
and traditional Irish music sessions. There will also be a screening of ‘Ballroom of Romance’, the award-winning film from William Trevor, at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton on Saturday 24th November, accompanied by a talk from Professor Lance Pettitt of St Mary’s University College, London, author of ‘Screening Ireland’ and co-editor of a series ‘Ireland on Film: Screenplays and Critical Essays’. Organised by the Leeds-based Irish Arts Foundation, the festival is designed to appeal to both those of an Irish background and people from the wider community with an interest in music and the arts. “The thinking behind the Leeds Gathering is to provide a platform for the Irish community in Leeds to showcase their rich and vibrant cultural traditions”, said Des Hurley, Chief Executive, Irish Arts
Foundation. “We are also interested in developing new audiences for Irish arts.” The official launch of the festival is on Thursday 8th November, 8pm in the O’Meara lounge at the Leeds Irish Centre on York Road. Special guest speakers include Fabian Hamilton MP Leeds North East, a representative from the Irish Embassy, and London-based Irish actor Donal Cox. For further information and a full programme of events contact Irish Arts Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.irisharts.org.uk
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The Leeds Gathering, a celebration of Irish arts and culture, kicks off on 26th October with a concert by Donegal super-group Altan at Victoria Hall, Saltaire.
Saturday 15 December 2012, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus The Black Dyke Band Halifax Choral Society • St Peter’s Singers
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MUSICLISTINGS Catfish Keith Thurs 1 Nov,
New Roscoe, from 8pm, £7. American Blues singer & bottleneck slide guitarist whose innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues american roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. Live Ellen & The Escapades Thurs
Ugly Duckling Wed 7 Nov,
The HiFi Club, from 8pm, £8. West Coast Hip Hop stalwarts Benn Clatworthy Quartet
Thurs 8 Nov, 8pm at Seven Arts Chapel Allerton. US based tenor sax. www. sevenjazz.co.uk
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Show of Hands & Miranda Sykes Fri 9 Nov, 8pm at
Fri 2 Nov, 7.30pm at New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd. with The Monkey Wrenchers, Topher Holland & River Moon. £5 Spiritualized Sat 3 Nov,
Leeds Met SU, from 7pm, £19.50. Formed out of the ashes of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized perform amazing songs about life, death, love, sex, drugs and the big guy upstairs. Boo Hewerdine+Patsy Matheson Sat 3 Nov at
Korks, Bondgate, Otley. Bassa Bassa Sat 3 Nov,
Brudenell. Tickets £14 City Varieties. One of the strongest current forces in acoustic music & one of England’s finest & most popular roots duos. £15.60/ £18.60 Chantel McGregor Fri 9 Nov,
7pm at The Well, Hanover Walk LS3. £10. Winner of Best Female Vocalist at British Blues Awards 2012 & mean guitarist!
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell + Dancing Years Sat 10 Nov
at The Brudenell. Tickets £8 from Jumbo.
7.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley. £6. Dance to their unique mix of ska, jazz & latin.
Ladyhawke Mon 10 Nov at
Al Wood Nine Sun 4 Nov,
Sun 11 Nov, 1 – 4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Trombone led bop-based quintet
1 – 4pm Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Mainstream jazz heaven from Yorkshire’s leading jazz arranger & his band The New Mastersounds Mon
5 Nov, Sela, from 8pm, £5. ‘ the hardest, heaviest funk this side of the Atlantic,’ The New Mastersounds have spearheaded something of a UK funk revival. The Cubical (Jess Morgan, Vicky Whelan, Alex Gavaghan) Mon 5 Nov at
the Gaslight Club at Oporto, Leeds. Sea Of Bees + Barbarossa
Tues 6 Nov, Brudenell Social Club, from 7pm, £10. Sacramento native Julie Ann Baenziger, brings her beautifully idiosyncratic & effortlessly moving vein of off-kilter folk.
The Cockpit, Leeds. Tickets £15.50 Kevin Holbrough Quintet
Mystery Jets Mon 12 Nov,
Leeds Met SU, £14. Superior Indie-Rock outfit with a fine line in perfectly formed pop tunes.
Jack DeJohnette + Don Byron
Wed 14 Nov, Howard Assembly Room, from 7:45pm, £15. Legendary American Jazz drummer with innovative clarinettist Byron whose group are constantly redefining the modern jazz sound. Thrillah: Easy Star AllStars Wed 14 Nov, Leeds
University Union, £16. New York-based reggae tribute super-group release their adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Gabrielle Aplin Thurs 15
Nov at The Wardrobe, Leeds. Tickets £10 from Jumbo. Leeds Haydn Players
Sat 17 Nov, 7.30pm at Clothworkers’ Centenary Hall, University of Leeds, LS2. Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture, Haydn Symphony No.52 in C minor & Haydn Symphony No.92 in G. Short talk by conductor Ruth Waterman. Tickets £10 from Robin Jakeways 01943 466331, r.jakeways@ btopenworld.com, www. leedshaydnplayers.org.uk Hope & Social Sat17
Nov, from 8:00pm Brudenell Social Club. A commentaryon English life by heavy guitars, honkytonk piano & harmonious vocals. £8. Curtis Eller Sat 17 Nov,
The Gaslight Club, Oporto, Leeds. Free!
Duck & Drake, Leeds. One of the most eccentric & individual performers – once known as New York’s angriest yodelling banjo player!
Moon Duo Tues 13 Nov,
“Allsorts” Sun 18 Nov, 1 –
Paper Aeroplanes, Polly & The Billets Doux, Jasmine Kennedy Mon 12 Nov at
Brudenell Social Club, from 8pm, £8.50. Initially inspired by free jazz duos, using mainly guitar, keyboards & vocals, the Duo creates a primeval sound experience. Holograms Tues 13
Nov, Melbourne Street Studios, from 7:30pm, £5. Stockholm’s Holograms synthesize the violent abandonment of punk as well as some of the electronic gloss of early 80’s new wave
4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Featuring a fusion of jazz, rock, neo soul. Matt Corby Tues 20 Nov, from 7pm at The Brudenell. Emerging singer/songwriter, his live performances are renowned for bringing audiences to a complete standstill. The Staves + Luke Sital-Singh
Wed. 21st November at The Wardrobe, Leeds. Tickets £10 from Jumbo.
Seven Jazz 5th Birthday Party Thurs 22 Nov, 8pm at
Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. A commissioned piece ‘Six for Seven’ by Kim Macari. www.sevenjazz.co.uk Gary Smulyan & Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra Fri 23 Nov,
8pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. US sax star with a Tribute to Pepper Adams. Jane Foley Fri 23 Nov at
Mr Foleys, The Headrow. Winner of Best Album at Independent Music Awards 2011 Autumn Jazz Café & Jam Session Sun 25 Nov, 1 –
4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Dan Mangan Mon 26
Nov, from 7.30m at The Brudenell. Canadian singer/songwriter. £10. The Moulettes Wed 28 Nov
from 7.30pm at Oporto. Theatrical folk that combines ‘strings & the celestial, wind & weirdness, rhythm & murder’! £5 The Raveonettes Wed 28 Nov
at The Brudenell. Tickets £13 from Jumbo The Leeds Bluegrass Club
Thurs 29 Nov, from 8.30pm at The Grove Inn, Back Row, Holbeck (off Water Lane). Live Acoustic, Americana roots/ Bluegrass/Country music. This month’s special guests ’The Down County Boys’ from Coventry. £5. Details: John 267 0761, Kevin 267 7040 Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla Thurs 29 Nov, 7.30pm at
Seven Arts Chapel Allerton. Rising Khayal singing star, accompanied by international renowned Sri Shahbaz Hussain on Tabla & Jasdeep Singh Degun. ‘Roots’: Steve Phillips & Brendan Croker Fri 30 Nov,
8pm at New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd. Ever popular bluesmen at the top of their game, individual & combined sets. £7
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WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO CINDERELLA: THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PANTO AT LEEDS CITY VARIETIES Christmas is coming which can only mean one thing – it’s Panto season! (Oh yes it is!) Cinderella gets the rock ‘n’ roll treatment at the City Varieties this year in a show packed with classic sing-along rock, pop and soul hits and all the essential elements of traditional panto. But only the City Varieties gives you ‘the boulder fight’ which has to be seen to be believed!
name, address and telephone number, to email@example.com with North Leeds Life in the subject line. All entries must be received by midnight 15th November 2012. Cinderella: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto
is at City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, from Friday 31st November to Sunday 13th January. For more information and to book tickets visit www.cityvarieties.co.uk or call 0113 243 0808.
We have two Family Tickets to give away. Each ticket admits two adults, two children and is valid for any performance of Cinderella (excl. 21st – 31st December), subject to availability. For a chance to win one of these tickets, just answer the following question: Q: In the traditional story, how does Cinderella travel to the ball? Email your answer, together with your Prize Draw Rules 1. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person. 2. Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries. 3. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. Closing date for the competition is 15/11/2012. 4. Winners will be notified by 23rd November. 5. Family ticket includes max 2 adults. Entrants will be added to City Varieties mailing list, If you would rather not receive information please say so on your entry.
OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR RICHMOND HOUSE For the past two years, Richmond House School in Far Headingley has
received a 100% pass rate in the English Speaking Board Exams, taken
by Year 5 pupils as part of their drama work. What’s more, all of the pupils received a merit grade or higher. In fact, this year 52% of the 21 participating pupils receiving a distinction and 43% a merit plus. The English Speaking Board is a national awards body that provides graded assessments from Key Stage 1 to Advanced Level standard in Spoken English. The exam involves children giving a talk, reciting a poem and preparing a reading. “The exams are extremely worthwhile”, said Julie Godsave, Deputy Head. “They contribute to the development of important social and life skills, as well as helping children to grow in confidence.”
A LETTER FROM SANTA! Make this Christmas a memorable one for a child you know by sending them a special NSPCC Letter from Santa. For a suggested donation of just £5, they will receive a fun, colourful and personalised letter from the man himself – the perfect gift. This is a busy time of year for Santa last year 19,541 letters were delivered to children in Yorkshire & Humberside. There are five styles of letter to choose from, for children of all ages. Santa can even write a special letter to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas. Each letter is personalised with the child’s name, age, address, gender and best friend’s name, and you can include a final ‘P.S.’ thought from Santa when you order online. The letters are beautifully illustrated and arrive via reindeer mail. Children will be amazed that Santa knows them so well!
By sending an NSPCC Letter from Santa, you will help the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services, including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people. Every £5 raised will help to ensure that ChildLine is there whenever a child needs it. Every £25 raised will enable a trained practitioner to deliver an hour of support through the NSPCC’s helpline for adults who are concerned about a child. The reindeer mailroom will be open until 17th December. All those requesting a letter will be entered into a free prize draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland for a family of four. For full details call 0845 839 9304, or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/santa.
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LAWNSWOOD ART & DESIGN
Lawnswood School is holding its fourth annual Art & Design Technology Exhibition on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will showcase the very best of Lawnswood talent in paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles, 3D and multimedia from across all year groups. This joint project between school staff, ‘Friends of Lawnswood’ and Lawnswood Sixth Form, provides the unique opportunity for sixth formers to gain experience in curating and having responsibility for key elements of the show. The standard of work continues to be exceptionally high and, as in previous years, there will be an opportunity to commission and purchase particular pieces. Entry is free. There will be music from students and Lawnswood Community choir on both evenings, and refreshments will be provided. The audience is encouraged to vote for their favourite piece and the winner will be awarded a prize. It promises to be an inspirational as well as celebratory event.
HEADINGLEY PRE-SCHOOL CELEBRATES WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY Headingley Pre-School was one of thousands of schools and nurseries around the world to take part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day.
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The aim was to encourage children to drink milk and to educate them about its benefits.
Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, was delighted to celebrate the day with children and staff. “It was great to go to Headingley Pre-School and talk to the children about the importance of milk”, he said, “and to see how, through World School Milk Day, they have learned that calcium is an important part of a healthy diet.” “Children, staff and parents alike found the Cool Milk, World Milk Day very exciting and, since Mr Mulholland’s visit, our children have really grasped how important and healthy milk is”, said Claire Bligh, Manager at Headingley Pre-School. “We have even heard them talking about healthy teeth and bones when they have been playing!”
Notices Beechtree Steiner Parent & Child Groups A warm & supportive environment for children & parents/carers. Imaginative play, songs, stories, baking, seasonal crafts. Groups Mon–Fri am Old Tetley Hall, Headingley, & Tues am Stainbeck Community Hall, Stainbeck Lane. Details: 269 0262, firstname.lastname@example.org Bring Your Own Baby Hyde Park Picture House. Latest releases in baby-friendly environment. Babies up to 12 months (two adults per baby). £4.50, free tea or coffee & baby goes free! Tickets limited to 70 so please book. Details: 275 2045, www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk Brownies (For girls aged 7-10). Hawksworth Wood – Tues; Kirkstall & Far Headingley – Wed; Headingley – Thurs; Hyde Park & Burley – Fri. A fantastic place to make new friends, have new experiences & build self-esteem. Details: Vicki 07787 500338, email@example.com Football North East Leeds Under 13 (Current Year 9) require players for Sunday morning league. Training Tues 7 – 8pm at Thomas Danby. Home games on Scott Hall fields. Details: Ian Jones 07956 573676 Guides (for Girls aged 10-14) who want to share new experiences with new friends. Spend 1 evening a week being creative, choosing what you want to do & building your self confidence in an all girl environment. Details: Vicki 07787 500338, firstname.lastname@example.org Italian Play & Stay For Italian speaking children aged 1 – 5. Meet Brownberrie Lane Pre-school, Horsforth LS18 5SB, 4 – 5pm Fri, except 2nd week of month when there is a special session Sat 11am – 1pm, which includes lunch. Small charge to cover costs. Details: email@example.com Junior Rugby. Moortown Rugby Union Club, a brilliant club for youth development with squads from U7s up to adult openage rugby, is recruiting for their Under 7s & 8s squads (current Year 3 classes). The teams train & play against other local clubs Sundays 10:30am. Details: Damian Curtis 07860 454701 or 274 94014. www.moortownrugby.co.uk Lawnswood YMCA Under 16s (next year’s Year 11) are looking for players for the 2012/13 season. Matches in Harrogate & District Youth League on Sundays. Details: Steve Ellis 267 4499 (evenings & weekends),firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mimika Children’s Theatre Sat 3 Nov, 11.30am, 1 & 2.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley. A show to enchant audiences of any age. Limited to 25 per performance. Tickets in advance from HEART 275 4548.
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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 www. pitchero.com/clubs/moortownrufc/ Rainbows (For girls aged 5-7). Kirkstall – Wed; Headingley – Thurs; Hyde Park & Burley - Fri. Local Rainbow groups are having loads of fun with their motto Live, Laugh, Love & Learn. Details: Vicki 07787 500338, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday Matinees 12pm at Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Rd. LS6. Family friendly films. £4.50 adults/ £1 kids. Details: 275 2045, www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
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Alwoodley Art Group Art Exhibition & Sale Sat 18/Sun 19 Nov at The Community Hall, The Avenue, Alwoodley, LS17. Contemporary & traditional artwork, framed & ready to frame, plus prints & cards.
Briggate Morris (Women’s Northwest Morris Dancing) Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm at Brownberrie Lane Preschool, Horsforth. New members welcome. All ages & abilities, no experience required. Details: Katie 07890 754115, www.briggate-morris.blogspot. com Cookridge Rambling Club meets Sun, 9.30am in the car park of Cookridge Village Hall for walks of approx 6/8 miles. Transport can be provided when required. Details: Shirley 267 9452. Lawnswood YMCA Under 16s (next year’s Year 11) are looking for players for the 2012/13 season. Matches in Harrogate & District Youth League on Sundays. Details: Steve Ellis 267 4499 (evenings & weekends),mjh. email@example.com 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 Leeds English Folk Dancing Society Weds, Meanwood Methodist Church (School Room), 7.30 – 9.30pm. Details: Derry Fletcher 07792 319744 Meanwood Amateur Boxing Club Mon & Wed 5.45pm, Meanwood Workingmen’s Club, Stonegate Rd. Beginners welcome. Details: 07890 398968 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 under £10. Try before you join. Details: 01943 430657, pat_ firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat 10 Nov: Painting the English Landscape with a Chinese Brush, with Jane Evans, President, National Chinese Brush Painters’ Society. Sun 11 Nov: Painting Birds also with Jane. 10am – 4pm at Pool-in-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@ cbpsyorks.co.uk Flower Arranging Classes 1st Thurs of month, 1.30pm & 7.30pm at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS6. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436 email@example.com Flower Arranging Classes Wed 7 – 9pm at The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley, LS17. NAFAS trained teacher. Beginners & experienced arrangers welcome! Next course starts 19 Sept Details: Judy Watker 07538 132053, 261 2379, watkers@ btinternet.com Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale Sat 10/ Sun 11 Nov, 10am – 5pm at Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Nr Harrogate. Admission free. Details: www.handnart.co.uk Headingley Flower Club Christmas Workshop Fri 2 Nov, 7.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. No experience is required. All welcome. Details of what to bring from 275 5770 HEADART Community Art Group Wed 10am – 12 noon at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley. Meet new friends & share creative abilities. Open to all with creative craft interests. Details: Michael 07840 797747 Yorkshire Flower Club Wed 7 Nov, 7.15pm at Harrogate High School (access Birstwith Rd). ‘A Natural Christmas’ with national demonstrator Angela Turner. Tickets £10 (incl wine) from 01423 872617 or on door. Wed 5 Dec: 2pm at Almscliffe Hall, Harrogate Rd, Huby, LS17, national demonstrator Craig Bullock. Visitors welcome. Details: 01943 863172 COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Autumn Fayre Sat 10 Nov, 10.30am – 1pm in the Parochial Hall, Holy Trinity Church
Meanwood. Christmas crafts, books & toy stalls, plants & gardening, raffle, café & lots of fun activities. Free Entry Book Sale Sat 24 Nov, 10am – 1pm at Cookridge Methodist Church (corner Otley Old Rd/ Tinshill Rd). Thousands of books plus large selection of jigsaws. In aid of church funds. Cards for Good Causes 3 Nov – 19 Dec, Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm at Headingley Library. Cards from over 30 major charities. Staffed by volunteers. Over 80p in every pound goes to the charities. To volunteer, contact Frances Hainsworth on 275 1518 The Children’s Society Coffee & Mince Pie Morning Sat 24 Nov, 10 – 11.45am at St Michael’s Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. Tombola, cakes, bric-a-brac. Adm £2 incl. coffee & mince pie. Christmas Fair Sat 17 Nov, 11am – 2pm at West Park United Reformed Church, Spen Lane. Free entry. Lots of stalls with lovely gifts - do your Christmas shopping under one roof! Hot, tasty lunches. Christmas Fayre Sat 17 Nov, 2.30pm at Moor Allerton Care Centre, LS17 5PT. Gifts, crafts, refreshments. Entry £1 includes refreshments. Details: 07747 736048 Christmas Fayre Sun 25 Nov, 11am – 3pm at Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, LS5. A range of crafts, wooden items & other gifts with an environmental twist. Seasonal refreshments. Items from Conservation Volunteers new catalogue of ethical products. Parking available to the rear of BhS Coffee Morning with toasted tea cakes, 10.30am 1st Sat of month, West Park United Reformed Church. Proceeds to Caring For Life, Cookridge. Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc on North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. Meanwood Sewing Class Show Sat 17 Nov, 10am – 2pm at Meanwood Institute, Green Rd. Lovely handmade crafts to see & buy. Adm. £1 includes tea, coffee, biscuits & scones. Novemberfest Sat 3 Nov, 10am – 2pm in downstairs schoolroom at Meanwood Methodist Church (junction Stonegate/ Monk Bridge Rds). Delicious homemake cakes, preserves, cards, plants, woolly hats, fancy goods, books, raffle & tombola. Plus succulent bacon
FREE FOR charities, churches, social clubs & non-profit community groups butties & light refreshments. All welcome. The Moorlands Christmas Fair Sat 24 Nov, 12 – 3pm at Moorlands School, Foxhill Dr. Weetwood Lane, LS16. Meet Santa in his grotto! Refreshments, craft stalls, Christmas gifts, plants, henna tattoos, fun & games for all the family! Adults £1, children free. Details: www. moorlandsschoolassociation. org.uk Pre Christmas Coffee Morning Fri 9 Nov, 10am – 12.30pm at Meanwood Institute, Green Rd. Stalls, tombola, raffle, plenty of gifts at good prices. Adm £1 incl. refreshments. Admission £1 includes refreshments. To raise money for premature babies at LGI & St James’s units. Saturday Coffee Morning 10am – 12 noon at Headingley Methodist Church, Chapel St. Headingley LS6. Delicious homemade cakes, teas, coffees, juice & lots of chat every Saturday. Everyone welcome. St Gemma’s Vintage Fair Sat1/ Sun 2 Dec at the Hospice on Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Lots of fantastic treasures to be found at this award-winning event. Treat yourself to a unique gift or relax over coffee/tea & cake. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org UNICEF Christmas Gift & Craft Fair Sat 17 Nov, 10am – 3pm at St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Rd. Roundhay. Gifts, cakes, preserves & plants, exciting treats for kids & excellent cafe for lunch or coffee. GROUPS/CLUBS Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, monthly colour magazine, trips & social events. Details: Dave Senior 0113 282 1818, www.airyorkshire.org.uk Delicious Bites Cookery Group meets Tues 12 – 2pm at Burley Lodge Centre, 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 etc. Details: 318 8960, email@example.com 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, mrp@ talktalk.net, 07736776095.
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Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Action Days Sat 3 Nov & Sat 1 Dec, 10am at Lawnswood’s car park. Leader Dave Blackham, Parks & Countryside ranger. Tools & hot drinks provided. Please wear suitable clothing. Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Remembrance Walk Sat 10 Nov, 2pm with Andrea Hetherington, Chairman of the Friends. £3 guests, members free. Please book with Ann Lightman on 261 1363 or friendsoflawnswoodcemetery@ yahoo.co.uk 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. Details: 343 2584, www.leeds. ac.uk/fuam 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 Headingley Games Club Thurs 6.30 – 10.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Boardgames: Settlers, Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, mst Euro-games, etc. Tabletop games: 40k, Hordes, Flames of War, War machine, etc & Role Playing Games. Details: 275 9762,
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Far Headingley. Tickets from -267 4141. Sun 2 Dec: Annual Church Service at Headingley St Columba URC at 10.45am.
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 Combined Arts Poetry & Prose Evening Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd Headingley. Hosted by Andrew D. Brown. All welcome to read in second half. Entry £3/ £1
Lawnswood Bridge Club Tues 1pm at Lawnswood YMCA. Small friendly club playing Chicago. New members welcome. Details: The Secretary 285 2522
Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Next meeting: Mon 19 Nov, with Councillors Lucinda Yeadon & Lisa Mulherin, executive members for Health & Social Care. 7.30pm at Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 278 5495, info@leedshospitalalert. org.uk
Leeds Anglo German Club Quiz Mon 12 Nov, 7.30pm, The Original Oak. Kartoffelsalat,frankfurters & prizes. Teams of 3/ 4 or individuals. Students welcome. Call 268 7697 by 8 Nov to book. Wed 28 Nov: Eddie Lawler, Open University Lecturer, on Weimar & its literary connections. 7.30pm at St Columba’s URC. Details: 268 7697
Leeds National Trust Supporter Group 13 Nov: Talk – ‘My Box of Treasures’; 24 Nov: Christmas Fair, all welcome; 4 Dec: Lecture ‘Illuminated Manuscripts’; 13 Dec: Members Coffee morning & Musical Entertainment Ticket only. All 10am at St. Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd.
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 Leeds Caledonian Society Sat 1st Dec: popular St Andrews dinner/dance at Castle Grove,
Leeds Oxfam Group Lively group campaigns on issues of global justice. Next meeting Wed 7 Nov, 6.30pm at Leeds Civic Hall. All welcome. Details: www. oxfamleeds.org.uk/, or Facebook
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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: 261 3758/ 01943 467299
White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon, 7.45pm at Farsley Library, Old Rd. Farsley, LS28. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, including Powerpoint, while having fun. Details: Stephanie Hanson 0113 255 0824, or just turn up.
Oxfam Book Club now meets 1st Tues of month, 7.30pm at The Chemic Tavern, Johnson St. Woodhouse LS6. Details: email@example.com
MUSIC Bell Ringing at St Chad’s Thurs 7.30 – 9pm Beginners & experienced ringers welcome. Details: Simon Futers 230 0186, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paxton Horticultural Society’s Late Autumn Show Sat 24 Nov, 2 – 4.30pm at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, LS5. Schedules available from Graham Wheatley 256 3055.
The Chippendale Singers Mixed voice choir, rehearses Wed, 7.45 – 9.30pm Methodist Church, Boroughgate, Otley. Madrigals, folksongs, spirituals & sacred works, plus lighter music & songs from shows. Vacancies for male singers (music readers essential). Details: Chris Denton 284 3744 email@example.com To book choir: Jan Wilkinson 01943 461318 www.chippendalesingers.
Royal Park Community Consortium meets regularly. Details: Sue 07796 784018, Paul 07962 255621, huayhuash@ rock.com Social Events Club Meals, pub nights, theatre/film/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away, holidays & more. Mainly over 30s. Monthly new
co.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 Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good female singers welcome to try us out. Wide repertoire & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 267 1292, www.lawnswoodsingers.co.uk Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon, 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Rd, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989 Leeds Guild of Singers Welcomes new members in all voice groups, especially tenors & basses. Are you a confident sightreader? Would you like to sing renaissance & contemporary music in a small friendly choir? Rehearsals Tues 7.30 – 9.30pm at Leeds University. Details: Liz at secretary@leedsguildofsingers. org.uk
Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club meets Wed, 7 – 10pm at Guiseley Factory Workers’ Club, Town St. Guiseley. Friendly environment. Listen to or play the club’s Roland AT900c & Yamaha Tyros 3. Wed 7 Nov: concert by Tim Flint at 8pm. Guests welcome. Details: 267 9865 Leeds People’s Choir Wed 7.30 – 9.30pm at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2 - 7 Woodhouse Sq. LS3. Details: 243 2210 www. leedspeopleschoir.org.uk Leeds Symphony Orchestra Concert Fri 12 Nov, 7.30pm at St Chad’s Church, Far Headingley. Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 & Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ with prize-winning solo violinist Sophie Rosa. Also Weber’s ‘Euryanthe’ and Symphony No. 3 by Brahms. Conductor Martin Binks. Tickets available on door. Moor Voices Wed fortnightly (7 & 21 Nov), 7.30 – 9pm, Old Tetley Hall, Headingley. Informal singing group. Beautiful harmonies from around the world. Led by inspiring teacher Angela Michel. No auditions, no singing alone, no experience needed. Details: 278 3120, firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Christmas Cheer’ with Phoenix Concert Band Sat 1 Dec, 7.30pm in St Margaret’s Church,
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Horsforth. A concert of traditional carols & other festive music. Tickets £6 from 226 7757 or on the door 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 Singing to Raise Funds Fairfax Singers will bring some lovely music to help raise those much needed funds for your charity. 14 year reputation. Details: 01274 597024, 01943 877464 www. fairfaxsingers.org.uk 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 Yorkshire Late Starter Strings (YLSS) rehearse Sat, 10am – 12.30pm at West Park Centre, Spen Lane. Friendly, informal string orchestra made up of adult learners who play a stringed instrument. Players of all abilities welcome. Specific beginners group for those especially new to playing. Details: www.ylss.org SENIORS Beaus & Belles Christmas Dance Sat 15 Dec, 7.30 – 11pm at Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Adel LS16. Ballroom, Sequence & Fun Dances. Licensed bar, Christmas buffet & raffle. £5 on door. Get your dancing shoes on & dance the night away! Details: Ken 230 1213, Edna 267 9670 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 or 267 5657 Lunch Club Mons & Weds 111.30pm (£4). Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd. Meal, friendship, gentle exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers always welcome. Details: Avril or Brian 293 5847, Angela 225 3766
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
St Chad’s Lunch Club Weds 12 - 1.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. Tasty 2-course meal, tea/ coffee, biscuits & good company for just £4.50. Open to all those of retirement age living locally to St Chad’s. Transport provided. Details: Anne 274 9917, Claire 275 2917
Fourth Way Philosophy & Meditation Group “Prepare yourself to play a role exteriorly & interiorly not to identify yourself” (G.I. Gurdjieff). Meetings in Leeds & Otley. Details: 07814 951231, email@example.com. The Leeds Gurdjieff Society
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COMMUNITY NOTICES Free Group Meditation Sun 78pm (ex 3rd Sun: 6.30-7.30pm). Experience peace & calm with guided meditations. Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, email@example.com, www. bkwsu.org/uk/leeds Hare Krishna Programme Tues 7 – 8.30pm at Cardigan Centre, 145 Cardigan Rd. LS6. Mantra Meditation, Kirtana Yoga, Enchanting Music, Ecstatic Dancing, Discourses on Bhagavad Gita & Great Vegetarian Food. Everyone welcome. Free. Details: 07726 688778, gouranga108@ gmail.com
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Leeds Reformed Baptist Church meets for Sunday services at the West Park Centre, Spen Lane (10:30am & 6pm). Many other activities through the week at 20 Cottage Rd, incl. pre-school, children’s clubs, toddlers & various other groups. Details: 275 8996, www.leedsrbc.org
St Augustine’s Church (Wrangthorn), Hyde Park Corner 10.30am services every Sunday. 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Holy Communion, 3rd Sunday shorter family service. 6.30pm evening service. All Welcome.
Meanwood Methodist Church Monday Fellowship Meetings held fortnightly, 2pm in The Schoolroom. Varied programme, interesting speakers. Warm welcome. Details: Marjorie Hopwood 275 6913
Headingley St.Columba’s (70 Headingley Lane, door at back) Sunday services 10.45am. Everybody welcome. Details: www. headingley-urc.co.uk
Meanwood Valley Baptist Church meets at Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Ave. Sunday service 11am, coffee 10.30am. Details: 275 7215, www.mvbc. org.uk
Holy Trinity Meanwood Sun 8.30am Said Holy Communion (call or see website for venue); 10am Sung Eucharist; 11.30am Gather (relaxed cafe style). 2nd Weds 10am Holy Communion. Everyone Welcome. Details: 275 7885, www.holytrinitymeanwood. org.uk
Our Lady of Lourdes Church130 Cardigan Rd, LS6 Sunday Mass 8.45am; Fri Holy Hour with Mass 7pm. Details: 225 9751 www. dioceseofleeds.org.uk
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’
Quaker Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting Sun 10.45am Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 www. leedsquakers.org.uk
St Luke’s Lutheran Church Alma Rd, Headingley. Open for worship Sun 10.30am, followed by refreshments. All welcome. Open Day Sat 30 June 10am. St Michael & All Angels Headingley Parish Church Service times: Wed 10.30am Communion Service; Thurs 8am Communion Service; 2nd & 4th Sun of month 8am Communion Service; Sun Parish Communion 10am; Communion Service 12.30pm; Evensong 6.30pm. All welcome. Details: www.st-michaelsheadingley.org.uk St Urban’s Catholic Church Grove Lane, LS6. Mass times: Sun 10.30am; Mon – Fri 9.15am; Tues Mass Rosary Benediction 7pm; Sat 11am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 12noon Mass, 6pm (Sun Vigil). Details: 225 9751 www.dioceseofleeds. org.uk
Stillness Group Every Mon at Friends’ Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay LS8. Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now & A New Earth. Spend time in stillness with like minded friends. Details: Sally 07884 332644, www.peacenowhere. com West Park United Reformed Church, Spen Lane. Sunday Service 10.30am. Crèche for young children for part of the service. Tea/coffee after. A warm welcome to all. Toy Service Sun 25 Nov 10.30am. New toys (or very good condition), or gifts for teenagers will be donated to NSPCC. SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. New members welcome. Details: Pat 275 7694 Carers Leeds Offers support to young adult carers aged 18-30. Details: Nikki 07854 481061, Nikki.pattinson@carersleeds. org.uk Carers Leeds has launched a new dementia cafe in the centre of Leeds at 6 – 8 The Headrow (opp Three Legs pub). Next dates: 8 Nov & 13 Dec. Details: Lisa McAvan 246 8338
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WOMEN’S GROUPS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of month at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr. LS6. Wed 7 Nov: Annual General Meeting & Keith Holmes talks about ‘Des-Res’, illustrating the richness of England’s houses. Wed 5 Dec: ‘A Festive Musical Journey’ with flautist & entertainer Simeon Wood. Details: Mrs Huntley 230 1584 Meanwood WI meet Tues 20 Nov, 7.30pm in the Meanwood Institute, Green Rd – all welcome. Muslimah Mums’ Group A hub of sisterliness. Details: MuslimahMums@yahoo.co.uk, Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. Thankful Familyz a group for women & children envisaged as a hub of sisterliness. Details: Maryam at Thankfulfamilyz@ yahoo.co.uk ‘ Soroptimist International Meet 2nd Mon each month 7pm at Weetwood Hall. All ladies welcome. Details: www.sigbi.org/ leeds ‘Stitches’ Meanwood knitting, crochet, sewing & chat group. Details: Kath Copeland 294 6510 University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Details: uleedslc@gmail. com White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mondays at Farsley Library, Old Rd, Farsley LS28. A friendly environment in which to improve your speaking skills. Details: Stephanie Hanson 255 0824, hansonstevie@ hotmail.com MISC/ Events Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ Adel Players will perform this famous post-war play Wed 24 – Sat 27 Oct, 7.30pm at Adel Memorial Hall. Tickets (£7). Details: Mike & Anne Andrews 275 5585 or firstname.lastname@example.org Beechtree Steiner Parent & Child Groups A welcoming & supportive environment for babies, toddlers & parents/carers. Imaginative play, baking or seasonal crafts, shared snack, songs, puppet story. Groups Mon–Fri am Old
Tetley Hall, Headingley & Tues am Stainbeck Community Hall, Chapel Allerton. Details: 269 0262, enquiries@leeds-steiner. org.uk Corporate Volunteering at Lineham Farm Many leading companies are helping to keep the centre in tip top condition. To find out more about corporate volunteering days & other volunteering roles contact the centre. Details: 230 0959, email@example.com Holistic Massage Taster Sessions Sat 10 Nov at HEART & Craft, Bennett Rd. With Maria Sandle. Relax & feel good. In aid of Alne Hall Cheshire Home. Chair 15 mins £7, Couch 30 mins £20. Advance bookings 07849 325699 Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary Westwood Lane, LS16. Visitors welcome 10am – 2.45pm. Free admission. Donations welcome. Details: 261 4344 For events & pony days visit www.hopepastures.org Ladies Lunch Thurs 29 Nov, 124pm at Gusto Cookridge. Plus stalls selling accessories, gifts & cupcakes! Proceeds to Matin House Children’s Hospice. Details or to book: 267 2100 St Chad’s Scouts Looking for fun, adventure, or a new challenge? Why not join our leadership team – No prior knot tying experience required! Details: gsl@ stchadsscouts.org.uk St Gemma’s Santa Dash 2012 Sun16 Dec. Open to all ages & abilities & designed to get you in the festive spirit. Join hundreds of Santas in city centre for a 1 or 2 mile dash to raise vital funds for St Gemma’s Hospice. Details: Tara 218 5559, tarag@st-gemma. co.uk, www.st-gemma.co.uk Weddings at St Chad’s If you are thinking of a wedding at St Chad’s, visit www.stchads.co.uk. A ‘Quick Link’ from the home page will direct you to a new page which will tell you all you need to know about organising a wedding in the church. Plus some lovely photographs!
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