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Dear Readers,

The Leeds Horticultural Society is holding

I’m quite excited about this edition! We have some great stories. Of course, Le Grand Depart is finally here and the Yorkshire Festival leading up to it has been a fantastic success – we have more bike related news.

its Annual Show at The Grammar School at

Still in celebration of Le Tour de France,

bird man, Stan Kenyon, has died. Thousands

Leeds; the Abbey Runners’ Eccup 10 celebrates its 21st year; and Dragonfly Tattoo prepare to launch their new EP. But there is sadness too – our wonderful

The West Yorkshire Playhouse brings us Maxine

of you looked forward to reading his column on

Yorkshire Life Aquatic ‘Swims’ Around Yorkshire!

Peake’s play about the amazing cyclist Beryl

birds every month and he will be sorely missed.

Maxine Peake’s New Play About Beryl Burton

Burton – what a story! And, Unlimited Theatre,

Simon Bolderson, whose Ridgeside Brewery in

currently the Company In Residence at The

Meanwood brewed some great, award winning

Playhouse, won a NASA award for designing

beers, had also died due to a brain tumour. Raise

internet connected clothing for astronauts!

a glass of Ridgeside in their honour.


FEATURES Cover Photo Lizzie Coombes

A Busy Summer for Yorkshire Life Aquatic

The performance troupe that specialises in dry land synchronised swimming will be popping up at festivals all over Yorkshire.

Maxine Peake Introduces us to Beryl Burton

West Yorkshire Playhouse presents Maxine’s play about this extraordinary cyclist to celebrate Le Grand Depart.t

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In addition, Yorkshire Life Aquatic, in their

What will August bring? We look forward

fab 40’s swimsuits, will be turning heads around

to receiving your news and events. The

Yorkshire this Summer with their dry land

deadline is 1st July (9th July for advertising).

synchronized swimming; Dr Geof Banyard’s

September’s deadline is 1st August (8th August

Steampunk Review has won a national award;

for advertising).

and the Kirkstall Festival returns, bigger and

We look forward to hearing from you.

better than ever!

Kind regards, Carole, Jack and the team.

10 Unlimited Wins NASA Prize!


Unlimited Theatre was recently selected as Global Award Winner by a panel of NASA judges, for their project making internet connected clothing for astronauts.

14 The York Mystery

Plays Had Their Rebirth in Headingley!


Now performed every four years on the streets of York, these plays were brought back to life after 400 years by Headingley resident Jane Oakshott in 1975.

39 HEART a Winner in RICS Awards

Brewster Bye Architects recently won an RICS award for the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre.


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SALES TEAM he Council for British Archaeology’s annual Festival of Archaeology, the largest celebration of archaeology in the world, takes place from 12th – 27th July and Leeds Museums and heritage sites are joining in with talks, workshops, special exhibitions, guided walks and lots of family activities. This will be the festival’s 24th year, and over 1,000 events will be taking place across the UK in partnership with around 400 organisations, including community groups and local museums. Leeds Museums have lots of activities planned. In the engine yard at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills you can learn how industrial archaeology works to uncover our recent past on 13th July (11am – 4pm). Get behind the scenes in areas that are normally off limits and have a go at uncovering some of Armley’s past. Drop in to Armley Mills again on 18th July (12 - 2pm) and discover how industrial buildings are excavated and explore how technology has developed from the Stone Age to the present day. Further information from 0113

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378 3173 or armley.mills@leeds. A Family Workshop at Leeds City Museum Discovery Centre on Saturday 19th and Wednesday 23rd July (10am – 12pm) will look at archaeology in the collection which has survived years of burial –What Survives Beneath? The Curator of Archaeology will take a closer look at unlikely things that have survived. (Booking is essential, call 0113 378 2100) For full details, contact 0113 224 3732, or visit museumsandgalleries For further information on the Festival visit www.

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Dorothy Una Ratcliffe (often known as D.U.R.) led a rich and colourful life. Glamorous, wealthy, a socialite who loved nature and the gypsy life, she published almost fifty books, travelled all over the world, nurtured her garden, adored Yorkshire and its traditions, was a prolific collector and the inspiration behind a magnificent legacy to Leeds. Brought up in Sussex and Surrey, she was the eldest of the three daughters of George Benson Clough, a wealthy barrister originally from Scarborough: she called him the first Yorkshireman in her life. He was active in local politics, author of several books, and encouraged her early literary efforts. Dorothy and her sisters were educated locally, then sent to finishing schools in Germany and Paris to polish their accomplishments. In London in 1909, aged 22, she

of a literary magazine, ‘The Microcosm’, with articles by

married Charles Frederick Ratcliffe,

writers like Tolkien and Chesterton, and she helped him

nephew and heir of the wealthy

build up a stunning library of rare and precious books

chemical tycoon Edward Allen

and manuscripts, which was later bequeathed to Leeds

Brotherton, later Lord Brotherton of

University ‘in trust for the Nation’, and housed in the

Wakefield. He had no children, as his

Brotherton Library which he had so munificently endowed.

wife and baby had died in childbirth,

From her early years she had loved writing, especially

and Charles, his sister’s son, was

poetry and drama. She fell in love with the Yorkshire

destined to inherit the business. The

Dales, their landscape, dialect and customs, and in 1918

newly married couple settled in a

published her first volume of lyrical, romantic Dales

house near Edward Brotherton’s

ballads, ‘The Dales of Arcady’. From then on, year after

home at Roundhay Hall (now the

year, she published poems, plays, memoirs, based on Dales

Spire Hospital), and in later years

life, some in local dialect and some specially for children

moved there themselves.

(sadly she could have none of her own).

still writing (always under the same

Dorothy and Edward Brotherton

Her other passion was for the Romanies and their

got on famously – she filled the place

culture which she loved to explore and write about – she

She was an active campaigner for

of daughter and hostess in his busy

was sure she had gypsy blood. It’s easy now to judge her

the Yorkshire Dialect and Gypsy Lore

social and political life. In 1913, when

work as over-sentimental, a fanciful version of country

societies, and remained an untiring

he became Lord Mayor of Leeds, he

and gypsy life, but she felt she was writing in the old

friend to the Brotherton Library,

chose her as his Lady Mayoress. Her

ballad tradition (which she gave lectures on) and her work

to which she gave her outstanding

striking appearance caused a stir – ‘a

was widely read (often featured in ‘The Dalesman’) and

collection of Romany material.

most picturesque figure’, gushed the

enjoyed for its idealised imagery, and its dialect humour.

The Leeds Museum has her fine

papers, ‘tall and slim, in champagne

Her marriage to Charles Ratcliffe (who later took

collection of fans and miniatures,

coloured satin…with a huge stole

the name of Brotherton – and was the benefactor of the

and (poignantly) baby bonnets –

and muff of snow leopard’. But their

LGI’s Brotherton wing) proved deeply unhappy, but to

and a powerful bronze of her reading.

year in office was darkened by the

avoid scandal they divorced only after Lord Brotherton’s

Meanwhile her many books, once so

outbreak of war.

death in 1930. He left her a generous inheritance of her

popular, moulder on library shelves,

Dorothy supported him in

own and she began a new life. In 1932 she married Noel

though some of her lyrical poems have

raising and equipping, at his own

MacGrigor Phillips and together they travelled all over

recently been set to music (by Artisan

expense, the volunteer ‘Leeds

the world, often in their caravan or yacht. Their home

Harmony). Her own words can serve

Pals’, and with her fluent French

was Temple Sowerby Manor, near Penrith; a few years

as an epitaph: ‘Here lies a lover of

helped welcome Belgian refugees.

after his sudden death in 1942 she gave the house and her

rain and sun,/ Loving, and loved by

He clearly had a great affection for

beloved garden (Acorn Bank) to the National Trust. She

everyone; /Who left these beautiful

her, and they shared a passion for

married a third time, a long-term friend called Arthur

dales to find /The dales where the

literature and fine books. Over the

Vowles, and they lived in Edinburgh until his death, when

heavenly rivers wind.’

next years he financed her publication

she moved to North Berwick, where she died aged 80,

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Unlimited Theatre, currently the Company In Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, was recently selected as Global Award Winner by a panel of NASA judges, for their project making internet connected clothing for astronauts. In 2010, the company set up the Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA) whose mission was to inspire the next generation of scientists and space explorers, with particular emphasis on addressing the lack of girls and young women pursuing STEM related subjects and careers. UNSA took part in NASA’s global Space Apps Challenge at the Met Office in Exeter. Working with technologists, software developers, fashion design students and the astronaut Tim Peake (UNSA’s patron and the British and European Space Agency astronaut who will fly to the International Space Station in 2015), their aim was to create internet connected space clothing that was not only useful for astronauts working on the International Space Station, but also looked super cool. Features on the suit (which is sewn using conductive thread to carry power and data to the integrated devices) include a 3D printer in the pocket and a ‘wearable hug’ that squeezes the astronaut’s shoulders when a family member sends a message from Earth.

Photo: Michael Shorter

UNSA’s approach has been recognised by series of prestigious awards

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“The Unlimited Space Agency is great”, said Tim Peake, “Their approach to inspiring children about science is rigorous, fun and it works!” The project won the ‘Best Mission Concept’ and ‘People’s Choice’ awards in the UK and was then selected from 671 global entries to go through to the final judging phase, ultimately winning in the ‘Best Mission Concept’ category. “It was a truly collaborative effort and is further evidence of the power of art, play and storytelling to inspire engagement with science”, said Jon Spooner, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Operations. “The support we received from the Met Office and the Faculty of Arts & Design at Exeter College was inspirational.” UNSA will develop the prototype space suit for Tim to hopefully wear on the International Space Station. The Agency is also developing an internet connected mission patch

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The performance troupe, that specialises in dry land synchronised swimming, has already kicked off their Summer exploits with public rehearsals in the fountain outside the Cast Theatre in Doncaster, as part of the Right up our Street DNweekeND Festival. Mermaids will also be popping up in Bradford on the Tour de France weekend and roaming around the streets - a silent movie style fun vintage frolic promenading in the city centre. Described by audiences as uplifting, and quirky, Yorkshire Life Aquatic’s work is playful and interactive. The concept is to reimagine public spaces - both real and virtual. They are interested in water, the farcical nature of attempting to swim on ‘dry’ land, using vintage (post war 1940s)

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aesthetic in their work and iconic ‘pin up’ poses. Appropriately, they made an appearance at the Leeds Waterfront Festival (28th June) with a community mermaids and pirates ‘splash mob’ project, which involved working with a group of participants and teaching them a dry land synchronised swimming routine to perform at the festival! They worked with OWL Industries, who made the costumes, and Canal Connections who taught the participants how to drive a barge as part of the project.

Mermaids will also be popping up in Bradford

Photo: Lizzie Coombes There is also an online tutorial for people to copy at home! Yorkshire Life Aquatic are also currently running the ‘Bramley Mermaids Club’, a twenty week course in the water that is a cross between aqua dance and synchronised swimming. The classes run on Monday nights at Bramley Baths promoting health and wellbeing through creativity, creating performance pieces using movement inspired by real synchronised swimming techniques and celebrating the beauty of real women and feminine role models. So far the classes have been a big hit with the members who have been learning moves like ‘Flamingo’ and ‘Swan’. Yorkshire Life Aquatic will also be performing at Beacons Festival in Skipton in August, and Bathing Beauties on The Seafront, Mablethorpe & Sutton in September. Further details yourkshirelifeaquatic.wordpress. com

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The York Mystery Plays, which are performed every four years, will roll out onto the streets of York and bring the medieval plays to life once more on Sunday 13th and 20th July. Performance of Mystery Plays on pageant wagons started with the Guilds in the 14th century, but the tradition was lost for over 400 years after the Plays were censored out of existence in 1567. They were brought back to life in 1975 by Headingley resident Jane Oakshott whilst still a student at Leeds University’s Centre for Medieval Studies. “Pageant staging is a very efficient way of presenting a big play to a large audience in a town with no large open spaces”, explained Jane. “Imagine a Lord Mayor’s parade where each float shows successive scenes in a well-loved story. The first float stops at Station One to play its scene then moves on to play at Station Two. And so it continues with each wagon in procession. “I wanted to prove that this lost staging method would be practical and dramatically effective. The University of Leeds’ Centenary Celebrations provided the ideal opportunity to mount a full-scale pageant production for the first time in over 400 years. People from the university and all over Leeds took part.

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with the charming Shepherds’ play, and St Chad’s Drama Group with the Temptation of Christ. Other groups came from Roundhay, Harehills and Whitkirk. “That first production took eight months of planning – finding suitable wagons, medieval costumes for 450 actors, and wagon pushers. And, we had to ensure that every group followed certain criteria so that the production had an integral style. “We held public auditions for the donkey to carry Mary for The Flight into Egypt. But we then had to cast a Mary who weighed no more than eight stone, because the successful donkey turned out to be pregnant! “ Jane’s ground-breaking work with local communities, led to her reuniting the Guilds with their Mystery Plays in York in the 90s. Much of her work was in helping amateur actors to gain the necessary voice and confidence to perform in the city streets. Awarded the MBE in 2008, Jane is now a voice and performance coach for business and a member of Trio Literati. For further information about this year’s York Mystery Plays, visit or call 0333 666 3366.

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of Chapeltown and Harehills, and of crucial moments in the development of Leeds as a place where cultures meet. With an eye for details that capture a moment, Khadijah’s poetry sings from the page, alive with the rhythms and music of Leeds and Jamaica. Over the next few months, Khadijah will work with choreographer David Hamilton, musician Chris Campbell, theatre director Joe Williams and editor Jeremy Poynting. Then, to coincide with Black History Month, together with Leeds Young Authors and poets Malika Booker and Roger Robinson, she will perform ‘Another Crossing’ and Peepal Tree will launch the poetry collection. There will be a second performance at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton. As part of the project, people will be able to take part in free writing workshops that will allow them to explore personal memories and their own family and community histories. For further information, adam@peepaltreepress. com or call 0113 2451703

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Actor Maxine Peake makes her stage writing debut with ‘Beryl’, commissioned for the stage by West Yorkshire Playhouse to celebrate Yorkshire’s role in this year’s Tour de France. Originally written in 2012 for Radio 4, Maxine adapted it for this world premiere staging. The play looks at the ext ra o rd i n a r y sporting achievements of Morley cyclist Beryl Burton. Beryl was better than good, she was the best and she was determined to stay that way. Five times world pursuit champion, thirteen times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. Her accolades include time trials, former world record holder, former British record holder, numerous sports awards, an MBE and an OBE. Beryl Burton was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived – but with her down to earth, no-nonsense approach to life and success, she remains a mystery.

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This down-to-earth Yorkshire sporting heroine races onto the Playhouse’s Courtyard stage from 30th June – 19thJuly, accompanied by a series of extra events celebrating her life and the achievements of women in sport. “This is a wonderful debut play”, said director Rebecca Gatward, whose credits include East Enders, Casualty, Doctors and Sadie J for BBC, and productions like The Trial of Dennis The Menace (Southbank Centre) and A Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe). “Maxine has completely rewritten her radio play for the stage in a very inventive, playful and funny way. She has approached it from an actor’s point of view. There is no pretense, but there are moments of spectacle.

Pictured: Maxime Peake

“This is an extraordinary story. Here is a woman who beat both the male and female records at the time and held the record for three years. She felt so bad about overtaking male title-holder Mike McNamara in a 100 mile race that she offered him a Licorice Allsort on the way! She never turned professional and juggled being a mother and working full time on a rhubarb farm with racing at weekends. She was convinced that she was nothing special and that anyone putting in the hours could be a champion! We have all felt incredibly lazy preparing for this! Why did she have this drive? Where did it come from?” Both Rebecca and Maxine are thrilled with the cast who are John Elkington, Dominic Gately, Chelsea Halfpenny and Penny Layden.

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Headingley based Dr Geof Banyard recently picked up the award for Best Steampunk Periodical for his Steampunk Literary Review. His work explores the fictional possibilities of science and history often bordering on the ridiculous, as work like the Steampunk Literary Review shows. Now in their third year, the Readers’ Choice Awards are organised by the Steampunk Chronicle, a worldwide platform that celebrates the best of art, music, literature and design in this increasingly popular genre, which is basically science fiction that combines the Victorian vision of the future with military and heavy industry. In the past ten years, Doctor Geof has built up an extensive repertoire of Steampunk artwork, becoming a leading figure of the

Pictured: Geof Banyard

His work was included in the Longitude Punk’d exhibition at the Royal Greenwich Observatory

genre and the UK’s foremost Steampunk artist, known for his unique posters, portraits, and comics. He is also one of the original founders of the Leeds Steampunk Market. Most recently his work was included in the Longitude Punk’d exhibition at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and he is about to have a solo exhibition on the Cutty Sark. “I like examining old design and ideology in the light of the new, which is probably why many aspects of my work tap closely into

the Steampunk movement”, said Dr Geof. “The Readers’ Choice Award is a really humbling recognition of the Steampunk Literary Review and the work I’ve been producing for the last few years.” Previously a research physicist, he approached the profession’s magazine and offered to produce regular cartoons for it. “I had drawn all my life and always wanted to make comics”, he told us. “The more I did comics the more I started to enjoy drawing Steampunk related artwork, which tied in to the physics side of things remarkably well.” At Greenwich he was approached to design 40 original labels for historical objects also in the exhibition. One of the objects was Harrison’s first marine regulator and it offered him an opportunity to present a loved object with humour. Then someone asked what else he might have and he mentioned his fictional Travelling Tea Museum – well they happened to have a real tea clipper in the Cutty Sark, wouldn’t they go well together! A fictional Tea Museum? “It’s all about capturing the air of a museum…. but none of it is true!” he explained. “It’s about the transitory nature of history. What we believe currently may be wrong. So I make fake objects but give them labels that make them look authentic. It’s all about injecting a little joyous fun into a traditionally staid situation.” The exhibition will run from July – September.






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Once again Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council is organising a Summer Festival. This year the Festival is running at a variety of venues and in tandem with the

Silverlinks – Managing Life Changes

World War 1 commemorations organised by the Parish Council and the Royal British Legion. Pictured: Nicola Farnon Silverlinks, a Care & Repair Leeds project, is a Big Lottery funded project enabling older people to manage life changes around housing.

he Festival kicks off on Saturday 12th July, 7.30pm at the Robert Craven Hall, when guitarist Derrick Harris will be joined by singer Nicola Farnon and drummer Paul Smith. Derrick has appeared frequently on radio and television, in West End and touring productions of major shows, as well as accompanying world-famous performers like Jack Jones, Gene Pitney, Mel B and Lesley Garrett. His most recent CD ’And Then Some’ was shortlisted for album of the year in the Jazz Yorkshire Awards. Nicola Farnon has performed with top musicians including Georgie Fame, Alan Price, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth. The late Humphrey Lyttleton described her as:

a fine singer and an outstandingly

Nicola has performed with top musicians including Georgie

swinging and propulsive bass player”. Paul Smith has toured America and the UK with, amongst others, Lisa Stansfield, Bonnie Tyler, Bucks Fizz, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, Five Pieces of Silver, Give a Little Love Orchestra, and The Rat Pack. Harrogate Brass Band will be playing at the West Park Rugby Club on Saturday 19th July at 7.30pm. And,

Fame, Alan

a classical evening, conducted by

Price, Cleo

of the West Riding Opera, will be held

Laine and Johnny Dankworth

Martin Binks and featuring members at The Puritan Chapel on Sunday 29th July at 7.30pm. Tickets for all events are available from the Clerk to the Parish Council on 07530 900 934 or

Volunteers who have already made that ‘do I go or do I stay’ decision are matched with people to share their experiences of moving, downsizing, or having adaptations carried out. Talking to someone who has faced a similar situation can help put people’s minds at ease at what can be a time of great upheaval. The volunteers are all aged over 60 and Silverlinks is always looking for new volunteers to share their experiences. Full training is given. So, if you have a few hours to spare, or know of anyone aged 60+ who is considering their future housing choices and would benefit from talking to a volunteer, please contact Barbara Bailey on 0113 200 9157 or Silverlinks will also be organising information sessions/workshops around housing and care options for later life.

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The latest exhibition at The National Coal Mining Museum looks at how mining communities celebrate and remember coal mining. Running until 28th September, Courage, Camaraderie and Community presents a series of memorials examining the lives of those involved, and demonstrating how communities have dealt with the loss of mining, and built hope for the future. The exhibition considers disasters, strikes and lock-outs, the re-creation of banners, the commemoration of World War I, the Bevin Boys’ memorial and the colliery bands. Canadian artist Gary Blundell’s ‘Bituminous Illuminations’ will also be on display. His paintings explore


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St Peter’s Singers Sing for Their CD! The St Peter’s Singers have started an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to raise money to record a CD. All being well, the project will include the recording and production of a CD (and online audio downloads), bringing their music to an even wider audience. Of course, all of this depends on sufficient funds being raised. The choir hopes to raise £4,000 to cover the costs. “We hope that people will want to make a contribution”, said Quentin Brown, project manager. “There are a number of perks and it is a great acoustic properties, reminiscent of many cathedrals. There

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The lovely array of fresh produce outside the tastefully refurbished old service station on Harrogate Road just north of Pool, has been enticing people to pull in to The Local Pantry for a couple of years now. Stop and you’ll discover a little treasure trove of gourmet delights…. and it’s all local! That’s what The Local Pantry is all about. Prior to setting up, Suzannah Hepworth spent five years as a buyer with Asda Supermarkets, working with small local suppliers. The business model was designed to embrace ‘local’, offering growers and independent specialist food producers a place to sell their products.

get creative with locally sourced food. The night we went our

lovely delicate, fresh sauce that complemented the fish perfectly.

first course consisted to

To round it off we were treated

Devilled Whitebait,

to Apple Five Ways – Apple Bavarois,

Smoked Mackerel

a delicate mousse, Apple Jelly,

Pâté, squid and

Salt Caramel Apple Pie that was

bean ragu, with

scrumptious, Apple Sorbet and Apple




sauce and garlic

Overall it was a lovely meal,

mayonnaise for

with delicate but distinct flavours all

the whitebait.

happily complementing each other. If

A lovely mix of

I have one gripe it is that the diners all ate at their separate tables – at

flavours. was

other supper clubs we have attended,

followed by Whitby

sharing the meal at large tables with

Crab and Crème Fraîche

total strangers only enhanced the

Salad with crispy chorizo

experience. Apparently they did try

and roast veg. Then it was on to

that, but in Pool in Wharfedale it

– in addition to excellent local meat

line-caught Gurnard (bought that

didn’t work….hmmmm.

there are wonderful Yorkshire

morning from our friends Liz and

cheeses, fresh veg from Whiteleys

John at R. Bethell’s in Leeds Market)


in Pudsey, Howard Bakery bread,

– a lovely meaty fish that we really or drop in to

David Bedford’s eggs, Mackenzies

should eat more of. This was served

enjoy some of their lovely, locally

smoked meats and fish, Yummy

with Horsforth Asparagus, crushed

sourced food….and don’t forget to

Yorkshire ice cream, cakes and scones

new potatoes and sauce vierge – a

take some home too!

The shop is packed with goodies


Pictured: Rob Black

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baked on the premises every day, plus a whole variety of preserves, sauces, oils and chocolates. The café does a roaring trade for breakfasts and lunches seven days a week, and I have it on good authority that they do an absolutely killer afternoon tea! But, did you know they also do a monthly Supper Club? No, neither did we. As soon as we heard about it we had to give it a try and, happily for me (a non meat eater) we chose a special fish night. The kitchen is run Head Chef Rob, who previously worked for Harvey Nichols. His menus are all designed to encourage customers to

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If you love quizzes, we’ve recently come across two that are an absolute must to try! Over the last couple of years, The Myrtle Tavern on Parkside Road, Meanwood, has established a great general knowledge quiz on Mondays that attracts regular players from all over North Leeds. It includes rounds like ‘Read All About It’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Connections’, ‘Alpha Links’ and a famous ‘Wipeout’ round that prevents the same teams from winning again and again, and ensures a great end to a fun yet challenging evening. Thursday evenings, however, have built up a reputation all their

own. The evening starts at 8:30pm with a quick game of Cash Bingo with an average jackpot of £100. Then it’s on to the main entertainment – a great music quiz, two games of Rock & Roll Bingo, Irish Bingo & Play Your Cards Right. You can take part in all these for just £4. Rock & Roll Bingo is superb fun! Hosted by Scott, the pub’s licensee, numbers are replaced by artists and songs. Instead of calling numbers, you hear a clip of a song and the first person to win the line and then the full house wins a cash prize. The music ranges from the 60s right through to today. Irish Bingo (with a £50 cash prize, and potential rollover) is a simple game of stand up/ sit down bingo that is hilarious and everyone loves to get involved. The music quiz is played in between each game throughout the evening. There’s a picture round, TV theme tunes, and guess the artist and song. It really gets you in the mood for the next round of Rock & Roll Bingo.

Across all the games, hundreds of pounds are regularly won – we witnessed a £300 payout on the Play Your Cards Right game alone! On the night we attended Scott threw in an extra ‘themed’ game – ‘Hits of the Decades’ for £1, announcing that the team that sang along the loudest would win a free VIP table the following week, plus a jackpot of £100. This is a really fun evening and attracts a wide range of people, aged from 18 - 70. It’s ideal for groups of friends but, turn up on your own and you’ll be made just as welcome. And, if Scott throws in a ‘Hits of the Decade’ game, be prepared to sing!

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Simon Bolderson September 12th 1967 - May 17th 2014

Cook, the shop at Moortown Corner that brings you frozen ready meals made just like you would at home, is taking the concept one step further – they are bringing them right to your door!

Born and raised in Yorkshire, Simon studied engineering at Huddersfield University. After a successful engineering career, he took redundancy in 2009. His interest in home brewing led him to establish Ridgeside Brewing Company in Meanwood in 2010. Helped by his family and fellow home brewing enthusiast, Dean, Simon designed and built his brewery (using Hartley’s jam tanks). The brewery was opened by former chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Barrie Pepper. Ridgeside went from strength to strength winning many plaudits, including a CAMRA Gold award. Besides its flavoursome

Ever since Cook opened in 2011,

Graham’s customers know him

ales, the brewery is well known

people have been asking about home

and trust him and this is a safe,

for it’s community involvement

delivery. “Now we have everything in

This is a

secure, convenient way to have

– brewing a house ale, ‘Myrtale’,

delicious, ‘homemade’ food delivered

specially for the Myrtle Tavern,

safe, secure,

to your home, ready to cook straight

and supporting the campaign to

from frozen or pop in the freezer for

save the Templar Hotel in Leeds

a later date.

with a beer of the same name.

place”, Graham Harpur told us. “The website has been rebuilt with all the options you would like – you can build up a regular shopping basket, register your favourites, book a delivery slot. Or, if you prefer, you can just call us!” Cook have taken on board everything their customers have said. You can book ahead for a party.

convenient way to have

Click and Collect, or leave special instructions. Most orders are turned around within 24 hours and deliveries are made between 12 – 3pm and 7 – 9pm. “So many of our regular customers are working all day”, said Graham. With our new website they can order before they go to bed and know that it will be delivered after they get home the following evening.

delicious, ‘homemade’ food delivered to your

What’s more, if a dish is out of stock it won’t appear on the order list, we won’t substitute another that we think


“We’ve found that home delivery

His beers will live on. Indeed

is ideal for older people who may not

his Black Night oatmeal stout

be able to get out easily. Often it’s

served from the wood was the first

their children or carers who will order

beer to sell out at the recent North

and we’ll even take it right in and

Leeds Charity Beer Festival. So,

pack it away in the freezer for them.”

why not raise a pint in his honour.

The great thing is that Cook now

Sam Parker, beer writer

also has a freezer van, so you can

and Leeds CAMRA vice chair

order anything, including ice creams

remembers Simon as the ‘nicest

and desserts, and know that it will

man in brewing’. “There was never

arrive still perfectly frozen.

a dull moment when you were

Cook has also expanded its

around Simon. He always had

delivery area and currently covers

time for you no matter how busy

LS1 – LS19, LS24 – LS28, and WF1

he was. The city has not just lost a

– WF3. Just go to,

skilled engineer and brewer, but a

and enter your postcode to be directed

genuinely humble man who I was

to the Leeds store. If you’re not on

proud to call my friend.”

line, just call them on 0113 237 0377 and let Cook bring it home to you!

He is survived by wife Sally and three children.

you might like!”

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together more effectively. The network has a number of objectives, which include effective signposting to appropriate food providers for individuals or organisations who come into contact with those struggling with food poverty. The Homeless and Food Aid document, plays a significant part in this: -

Enabling a fairer distribution of food to food

providers, which includes working with FareShare Yorkshire. -

Helping food providers to direct vulnerable people

to services that can help with their longer term needs. -

Facilitating communication regarding food aid

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Council Officially Designates The St Neighbourhood Plan Headingley Neighbourhood Plan has now been officially designated by Leeds City Council, (details: www.leeds.

Gemma’s Garden Party!

St Gemma’s Hospice is holding its annual Garden Party on Sunday 13th July, from 11am

The aim of the Plan is to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Headingley. The Neighbourhood is focussed on the town centre and extends from Beckett’s Park in the west to Hyde Park in the east, between Shaw Lane to the north and Victoria Road to the south.

Cardigan Road, a remnant of the old

A key theme of the Plan is to promote

– 3pm.

Zoological Gardens. (Copies of the

Come along and welcome the

NDS are still available at HEART.)

Hospice Sportif cyclists as they

The Neighbourhood Plan will build on

return from a 68-mile ride and

this, updating its recommendations

enjoy something sizzling from

to improve our environment, and

the BBQ. There will also be plenty

embedding them in Council policy.

of craft and local produce stalls,

Public meetings are being planned

animals and bouncy castles for

throughout the Neighbourhood, to

children, and the return of Elvis!

explain the Plan to residents, and

Enjoy a cold Pimms or beer while

A key theme of the Plan is

to enable them to express their

the children say hello to Peppa

to promote and improve the

concerns and aspirations for the

Pig and help raise thousands for

environment and other matters,

St Gemma’s patients.

environment of this Neighbourhood.

and improve the

Fortunately, we have a good starting point – it was surveyed by local


residents in the Neighbourhood Design Statement, published and adopted by the Council four years

of this

ago. It recorded the wonderful diversity of the buildings, streets and spaces, including examples of


and to engage in the development

A quarter of the stalls are

of the Plan. For details, visit www.

stocked from donations. If you

have unwanted toys, gifts, books or alcohol you would like to donate,

Richard Tyler, Headingley

or if you would like to volunteer

Neighbourhood Plan, c/o HEART,

on the day, please contact Nicola

Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN, info@

on 0113 218 5570 or nicolah@st-

our heritage like the Bear Pit on

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Join us under starlight to raise money for Wheatfields Hospice Temple Newsam Saturday 27 September at 10pm Challenge yourself and have a fantastic night out on our 10k walk through Temple Newsam, remembering loved ones and raising money for Sue Ryder – Wheatfields. The Starlight Hike is a night out with a difference. Adults: £15 Under 16s: free Register now at or call 0113 2033 338

Sue Ryder registered charity England and Wales (1052076) Scotland (SCO39578) Ref. No. 01598 April 2014

SALUTE OUR TROOPS A Celebration of Music and Entertainment In support and remembrance of our soldiers from the battlefields of Flanders to the poppy fields of Helmand. Staged by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and featuring stirring songs and music, with wonderful military bands and professional artistes, this popular fundraising concert is now in its eighth year. Having been enjoyed by numerous enthusiastic audiences across the North East, it now comes to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Saturday 12th July 2014 7.30pm Tickets £20 (£15 concessions) available from West Yorkshire Playhouse Box Office

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Weeton Village Prepares to Welcome Thousands For one day in the year, the village of Weeton, which lies just across the River Wharfe beyond Pool-in-Wharfedale and Harewood, is descended upon by thousands who are out to enjoy the Weeton Show (LS17 0AN). This year the show takes

The 2014 Kirkstall Festival is on Saturday 12th July, 11am – 5pm, and, taking inspiration from the Tour De France, the theme is ‘Le Grand Festival De Kirkstall’!

place on Sunday 27th July, from 10am - 5pm and is a funfilled day for all the family. At its heart are well loved craft stalls and traditional entertainment, including Punch and Judy, animal wizardry, dry stone

There will, of course, be some cycling themed events, but also French themed ones – including a newly constructed Pètanque court. Kirkstall Festival is an annual community fun day that takes place in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, providing a day of free entertainment for the whole family. Now in its 34th year, it is organised entirely by volunteers with support from local councillors, Leeds City Council, and various sponsors. It currently attracts over 20,000 people, making it one of the largest community festivals in the country. The Festival gets underway with a parade of local groups and schools that travels along Morris Lane and into the Abbey grounds, where there are eight performance areas for live music, dance and comedy, plus a Youth Stage. There will be over 100 stalls (with many local charities and

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There are eight performance areas for live music, dance and comedy, plus a Youth Stage

groups represented), and a wide variety of catering stands serving delicious hot and cold food from around the world. There will also be a church service within the Abbey, a tea dance, fairground attractions and much more. Recent festivals have featured birds of prey displays, battle re-enactments, pony rides, dog show, and canoeing on the river. As the Festival is largely selffunded, people are asked to show their support by buying a programme for just £2. This gives details of all the various performances and activities throughout the day. You are also encouraged to take public transport, as there is limited free parking available. There is disabled parking close to the site. For further information, visit or follow them on Twitter @KirkFest

walling, children’s activities, ferret racing and bouncy castles. Groomed horses wait to contest in the show-jumping arena, pedigree dogs line up for their rosettes and rare bred sheep showcase the best of local farming. The athletic can take part in the 7km Rougemont Chase a cross country race that takes in the ruins of the medieval Rougemont Castle (home to the Harewood family until the 14th Century). Whilst those looking for a more relaxed view of the day can sip Daleside Brewery’s special Weeton Wiggle under the mid-summer sun. For more information, visit or follow them on Twitter @weeton_show

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The Adel Community voices serious concerns on planning applications. Councillor Barry Anderson recently arranged a public meeting in response to residents’ objections to two planning applications on the land off Otley Road, and off Church Lane, opposite the Parish Church. It was attended by representatives of the Council, David Wilson Homes (developer), the agent for Hallam Land (developer), Greg Mulholland MP and around 100 residents. English Heritage had objected to both applications and the developers responded by saying that as English Heritage were statutory consultees, they did not treat them lightly.

The issue of traffic onto Otley Road and Church Lane was a major concern

The issue of traffic onto Otley Road and Church Lane was a major concern. The Highways Consultant stated that Hallam Land owns the northern parcel of land and access would be onto Otley Road opposite Kingsley Drive. Access to the southern parcel of land would be on Church Lane. These traffic flows would be in addition to those from the two developments already planned for Adel Lane plus one at Bramhope. Questions arose concerning the capacity of local schools to cope with the new demands. Developers admitted their contributions would not cover the costs of a new school but Government and Leeds City Council will top up their contribution.

Ian Bond, Joint Chair, said that the Adel Neighbourhood Forum is giving a renewed sense of ownership to the Adel Community on land development and the issues arising. Obviously funding research and experts to fight unsuitable planning applications costs money. If you feel able to contribute this would be very much appreciated. Cheques should be made payable to Adel Neighbourhood Forum, c/o 1 Park View, Adel, LS16 8DF

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Adel & Wharfedale Ward

Litter Bins and Dog Fouling My Ward colleagues and I have secured funding for new litter bins and dog fouling/littering signs. Please let me have your suggestions regarding locations for these, so that we can ensure they have maximum impact. There are no separate dog foul bins, so your suggestions can cover areas where you feel this is a particular issue.

The creation of Cold Calling Control Zones (CCCZ) in Cookridge (in the area within Adel & Wharfedale Ward) will start shortly. You will receive a letter asking you whether you would like to belong to a CCC and I would urge you to vote. Details of where to leave your ballot forms are in the letter. Tesco, Green Lane, and Cookridge News on Cookridge Lane/Mavis Lane and Asda have all agreed to hold ballot boxes. If the area votes for a zone, you will receive a booklet and a sticker for your front door. Signs will be placed on lamp posts and, as each zone comes on line, it will appear on the Trading Standards website so that companies are aware of this status. I am currently working with Bramhope Parish Council with a view to launching the zones in that area.

The Environmental Action Team The Environmental Action Team continues to receive a high level of requests. The main complaints are fly tipping, dog fouling, graffiti, gully blockages, leaf fall and overgrown vegetation. In total there were 589 requests over an eight month period. Thirty legal notices were served on residents in that period, with nonreturn of bins to properties after collection and overgrown vegetation making up the majority of these. Adel & Wharfedale has the highest number of referrals in the cluster of Wards that makes up the Outer North West area. We certainly keep the service busy! Please continue to report any issues you see, to me. Twitter @barryanderson19

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There could hardly be a greater contrast than the one I experienced recently – going from the hustle and bustle of the local and European election campaigns to scaling volcanoes in Ecuador to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre. I joined a team of soldiers, veterans, Carnegie Great Outdoors instructors and fellow MPs John Mann and Tracey Crouch in tackling the equatorial summits of Iliniza Norte, Cayambe and Cotopaxi one of the world’s highest active volcanoes (19,347 feet). The challenge included extremes that I’ve never had to

deal with before. Climbing over glaciers, temperatures dropping to as low as -20C, the perils of acclimatising to the high altitude, as well as completing tough climbs. I had trained for this; in the gym, a training weekend with the team, and in the altitude chamber at Leeds Metropolitan University, but it was still hard work! This was a historic expedition. I was proud to climb alongside soldiers and veterans and hear firsthand how the Battle Back Centre had changed their lives after they had been through traumatic experiences. The Centre provides sports and adventure activities such

activities such as climbing, caving, wheelchair basketball and archery for injured servicemen and women

as climbing, caving, wheelchair basketball and archery for injured servicemen and women. Programmes with both physical and psychological challenges are tailored to each individual to help boost selfconfidence and improve motivation to aid recovery. The task may have been demanding, but it was worthwhile if the money raised could help provide effective rehabilitation programmes and raise awareness of the challenges servicemen and women face dealing with the physical and mental scars of conflict. If you would like to support The Battle Back Centre you can do so via TRBLEcuador2014. Or, cheques made payable to The Royal British Legion can be sent to my office (Greg Mulholland MP, Wainwright House, 12 Holt Park Centre, Holt Road, Leeds, LS16 7SR).

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Leave Leeds Tidy An estimated 2,000 people enjoyed the recent Meanwood Valley Partnership Fun Day. Held on the cricket pitch on Parkside Road, it was the biggest and best of the Partnership’s annual events yet, with over 40 craft and community stalls, food from around the world, plants, music, dance displays and Tai Chi.

Leave Leeds Tidy is a project run by Leeds University Union in partnership with the Council, universities, Unipol, Emmaus and St. Vincent’s and aims to divert waste from landfill. Over the past six years the project has diverted over 75 tonnes of unwanted items, and this year has been no different! Throughout May, June and July Leave Leeds Tidy Champions visited houses in the Hyde Park, Headingley and Woodhouse area passing on messages about

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The kids enjoyed meeting Ronnie the Rhino, Fireman Sam and the chance to climb aboard a real Fire Engine. Timmie the Shetland pony from Hope Pastures provided the ‘awwww’ factor, and the wonderful Tailwaggers dog display team had people riveted!

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The Meanwood Valley Partnership is made up of local residents and over 25 local businesses. The aim is to protect, promote and enhance the Meanwood area. The money raised on the day will go towards future activities. In addition to its annual Fun Days, the Partnership has produced a new Meanwood Valley Trail leaflet and improved sections of the public footpath. Working with Cardinal Heenan High School they have undertaken challenging littering jobs, and they are currently looking at what improvements need to be made to the weir on Meanwood Beck. F o r m o r e information, visit www. meanwoodvalleypartnership.

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donate unwanted items over the busy student changeover period. Working in partnership with the charities St. Vincent’s and Emmaus, eight collection days were held on which local residents dropped off unwanted reusable items. Tonnes of items, from perishable foods, were collected, all of which were recycled to local charities. Leave Leeds Tidy also worked with the Real Junk Food Project to collect perishable food, Kaba computers for unwanted electrical items, and the STAR bike project. Despite a successful Summer, Leave Leeds Tidy doesn’t stop here. They are always looking for more volunteers to get involved with donations sorting, community events and working in their Love Leeds Charity Shop. If you are interested, visit


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Brewster Bye Architects recently won an RICS award for HEART – the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre on Bennett Road in Headingley. The design was modelled to allow the completed building to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating, employing a photovoltaic array, solar hot-water, rainwater harvesting and low-energy lighting throughout. Occupying what was the The design team and contractor worked together to preserve and enhance the existing architectural qualities Bennett Road primary school building, HEART is now a highly of this Victorian school building, whilst injecting a new successful and popular community vitality. resource offering a variety of highThe judges said: “HEART was a worthy winner quality arts, office and meeting of this award. A group of dedicated, resourceful and spaces, complemented by a popular passionately committed people from the local community café. The refurbishment works had a vision of transforming the former school into a included a new glazed reception community facility. Over £100,000 was raised by way area linking the two existing of a share issue from a local community committed to the scheme, and grants were obtained and efficiently buildings and a new mezzanine used. The result is a striking facility which has more than floor allowing additional office space to be located within the roof achieved the community’s vision. We were particularly Sunday Dinners 1 31/01/2014 09:20 impressed with the constant use that the local residents void.

HEART was the winner in the Community Benefit category and it was also shortlisted in the Design Through Innovation category.

were making of the whole of the facility, the mix of business startups and downsizers, and extensive and varied programme of events.” – Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors HEART will be entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final, to be held in October.

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Rotary Collects for Wheatfields

The introduction of trams in 1901 led to the establishment of a good public transport system and Meanwood ceased being a country village and became a suburb of Leeds.

The old pattern of Meanwood residents working locally ended. More people moved there because it was a nice rural area, but they worked elsewhere. The hillside opposite Batty Woods was mainly farmland, with only three houses. Owned by the Beckett family who owned several large properties in Meanwood in 1920, the 179 acres were sold to Leeds Corporation, who built 800 houses on it, originally to be allocated to overseas ex-servicemen. They were described as ‘homes fit for heroes to live in’.

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There was concern about the construction with cement blocks made with sand from a local quarry. These concerns were justified 65 years later when the houses developed structural faults and were demolished. The estate has now been rebuilt. Next to it is Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, which opened in 1980 as a social experiment run by enthusiasts, with two old caravans and a few hens and goats. It is now a working farm of over 20 acres where school children learn about animals and care of the environment, and people can gain qualifications towards a career in agriculture.

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Every year Leeds City Council gives the Rotary Club of Leeds permission to hold a collection for Wheatfields Hospice following one of its Saturday evening concerts at Leeds Town Hall. After a recent concert given by the Moscow Philharmonic State Orchestra, the team was out in force and collected over £400 from generous concertgoers. This year the team included five members of the newly formed Rotoract Club, a lively group of young people aged 18 - 30 wanting to help in the community. They are helping on a number of Leeds Rotary Club projects, including support for the charity PHAB and will hopefully also be helping with Leeds East Food Bank. Rotoract also has a lively social programme. If you would like more about Rotoract and how to get involved in such projects, contact Tony Cleminson 07779 007671,

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Following highly acclaimed productions of Les Miserables, RENT and Sweeney Todd, CAPA College is presenting a passionate and gritty new take on Bernstein’s classic musical West Side Story at The Carriageworks from 16th – 19th July. Set against a backdrop of violent gang rivalry, the show is infused with heartbreak and lust, soaring melodies, energising rhythms and stunning choreography. Although no strangers to big performances, having showcased work at London Olympia and even at the Royal Albert Hall, the students are nervous and excited about performing for the first time at the Carriageworks in Leeds.

It will be brilliant to show the Carriageworks audience what we can do!

Chad Wakefield, a first year student playing the role of Action, says he can’t wait for opening night; “It will be brilliant to show the Carriageworks audience what we can do!” he told us. CAPA College is one of the North of England’s premier performing arts colleges, providing full time professional training for students aged 16 – 19. Students are selected by audition and come from across the region.


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The 2014 Leeds Flower Vegetable and Craft Show takes place on 2nd and 3rd August, at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road LS17 8GS. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the show, which was first held in 1864. Leeds Horticultural Society aims to replicate that show, with a marquee set out in the same style, based on newspaper reports of that time. Displays of plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits will be reproduced – a snapshot of horticultural history. The Main Hall at GSAL will house over 400 classes of Yorkshire’s very best, including flowers, floral art, vegetables and fruit grown by

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keen amateur gardeners specially for this event. Exhibits of domestic produce, wine and honey, photography, crafts, a children’s section, and the popular Scarecrow Competition, will be on show in the Arts and Crafts Hall. (Entries are still invited in all classes – entry forms via There will be demonstrations of spinning, quilting, lace making, embroidery, wood carving and flower arranging, and Dee Spice will demonstrate Sri Lankan cookery in the main courtyard both days. Bring your gardening queries along to Gardeners’ Question Time in the school theatre on Saturday at 2.30pm. Gardening experts Joe Maiden, Gordon Kirby, David Lister, Eric Wells and Douglas Mansion will provide the answers. There will also be guest speakers on floral art, showing skills with roses and Sweet Peas, and some surprising musical entertainment! Trade stands will include nurseries, specialist growers, garden accessories and tools, photography, paintings and prints, greetings cards and gifts.

(Applications for trade stands are still welcome.) And, Leeds Model Railways will have a fantastic display of tracks and trains. The show is open: Saturday noon–5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Admission: Adults £6/ Senior Citizens £5. Accompanied children (U-16) free. For further information contact or visit www.

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Plants to enjoy in July A lot of people tell me that their gardens start to become less interesting once June is over, but there are plenty of wonderful plants to lift the spirits in July. Roses bring scent and colour with climbing varieties brimming with English cottage garden charm. Look for repeat flowering varieties for a display lasting for months. Cerise, Teracotta and Salmon Pink Achilleas sparkle in the border and make excellent partners for swishy grasses, whilst Penstemons form spires of bell shaped flowers up to a metre tall in all sorts of

Astrantia major and Lychnis coronaria are also in full bloom this month and make lovely companions

colours, including the delicious, juicy deep purple of Penstemon ‘Raven’. Astrantia major and Lychnis coronaria are also in full bloom this month and make lovely companions.

From seed to plate Many vegetables grow quickly and by July there are several things ready to harvest including Beetroot, Broad Beans, Carrots, Lettuces, Peas and Spring Onions. There is good news too for anyone who reads this list and wishes they had sown some veg – it’s not too late! Lettuce, Radishes,

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For many people, the Summer months represent a fantastic opportunity to seek inspiration from other gardeners. Our region has many wonderful gardens open to the public, but I also recommend choosing a smaller garden to visit from The National Gardens Scheme. Their famous ‘Yellow Book’ and website lists private gardens open for charity and these often offer surprises and wonderful ideas that you can adapt to fit your own space. Garden shows, too, yield great ideas especially if your plot is in need of a makeover and this month we have the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (8th – 13th July) and Tatton Park Flower Show (23rd – 27thJuly).

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Well known for its atmospheric abbey ruins, the National Trust estate of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is also home to a unique World Heritage Site garden.

York Gate the Inspiration for Chelsea Perennial Win The horticulturalists’ charity Perennial won a SilverGilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with a design inspired by York Gate Garden in Adel.

tudley Royal is one of the few great 18th century gardens to survive substantially in its original form and is one of the most spectacular water gardens in England. Designed by John and William Aislabie, the early water garden is very formal, however later additions reflected the more picturesque style of gardening with features designed to look like romantic ruins. Most people are surprised to discover that the Seven Bridges Valley, quite a rugged area beyond Studley Lake, is still actually part of the garden. In the heart of the water garden, cascades and canals flow into mirror-like ponds creating a scene worthy of a Georgian period drama. Another surprise is that this is actually the river Skell, tamed to

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There are paths and trails throughout the estate, with benches to sit and admire the views and some wonderful picnic spots

create this landscape. Follies and classical statues add the finishing touches, one of which, the small Banqueting House, will be open this Summer so you can step inside and almost feel you’ve stepped back in time. There are paths and trails throughout the 800 acre estate, with benches to sit and admire the views and some wonderful picnic spots. The full route around the garden is about two miles. Follow the high ride path to surprise view, discover dramatic vistas from Octagon Tower, and then call into Studley tearoom for some refreshment. Wildlife walks take place throughout the year and there are daily water garden tours at 11.30am. For full details, visit www.

Designed by Jo Thompson, the landscaping was managed by Jay Osman and his brilliant team of apprentices from Streetscape, a social enterprise that encourages long-term unemployed to train as horticulturists, along with a host of Perennial volunteers. “It is fitting that the exhibit designed to mark this unique charity’s 175th anniversary has been made possible thanks to partnership, friendship and goodwill from across the horticulture industry”, said Alan Titchmarsh, President of Perennial. “The garden itself is lovely – a true haven of peace and tranquillity.” Richard Capewell, Chief Executive at Perennial, said: “We have so many people to thank for their help with this exhibit and our representation at Chelsea this year. The visit by The Queen really was the icing on the cake – we are all very proud to be associated with this great charity that offers a lifeline to those working in and retired from horticulture.”

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Stan was very quiet, but the most charming and gracious of people - a real gentleman. He was brought up in the country near Skipton and read Geography at Oxford University. From there he went into Town Planning and became Chief Planning Officer for Leeds. He was well known in Leeds and Yorkshire as a first rate ornithologist and he spent his spare time and holidays bird watching - knowing exactly where to be in each season to see the first Summer visitors or Winter migrants. He had also kept a diary since boyhood of day to day changes in the weather and could tell how many weeks early or late the Spring was in any given year. He was very concerned that climate change was having a serious disruptive

effect on weather patterns around the globe. Stan was a faithful member of St Chad’s congregation and a Sidesman for many many years. He joined the church’s Green Team at its inception, fourteen years ago and proved an invaluable member. He complied a comprehensive Bird List for the churchyard and completed the RSPB Garden Bird Watch each January, whatever the weather. Stan was able to write succinctly and clearly. His most recent contribution was helping with the text of the new leaflet ‘A Walk Round St Chad’s Churchyard’ - published in early May. He enjoyed writing the monthly article for North Leeds Life and was determined to continue with this for as long as possible, which indeed he did – the last one appearing only last

month. We had numerous comments from readers who looked forward to his column every month.He will be sorely missed by many people.

Our thanks to Suzanne Dalton for her help in compiling this obituary and for religiously typing up and emailing Stan’s article to us every month.

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EDGE OF TOMORROW DIRECTED BY: DOUG LIMAN STARRING: :TOM CRUISE, EMILY BLUNT, BRENDAN GLEESON, BILL PAXTON, NOAH TAYLOR CERT: 12A - RUNNING TIME: 113 MINS This month I cast about in vain for a film I was particularly excited about seeing. There seems to be something of a lull between high profile releases just before the Summer blockbuster season begins in earnest. And so, it was with an air of exasperated resignation that I opted for a viewing of Edge of Tomorrow, figuring as I’d reviewed a couple of more artistically and culturally worthy arthouse/indie films on the bounce (Under the Skin, Frank) I thought I can get away with devoting a few hundred words to some loud, schlocky Hollywood fare. Subsequently, what I’ve got for you this month is a reasonably passable sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise, so strap in and buckle up ‘cause we’re heading to Sillytown! We’re in alien invasion territory, people, and I think it’s fair to say we’re not talking Carl Sagan level science fiction here. This film relies heavily on the audience turning a blind eye to the glaring absurdity of much of the plotting and just going with it. In an unspecified near future the world is at war with an invading alien force, which they call Mimics. Something of a misnomer, that, as they don’t look or behave remotely human and therefore aren’t very mimicy. Anyway, the war doesn’t seem to be going particularly well. Cruise plays Major William Cage, essentially a PR man charged with spinning the story and convincing

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the populace otherwise. Cowardly and seemingly none-to-bright Cage has never seen a day of combat in his life and is intent on keeping it that way. However, after a run in with

self aware regarding the genre clichés at play here and even manage to inject a refreshing element of humour

a gruff general (the always brilliant Brendan Gleeson) Cage is arrested for desertion and packed off to the front. With minimal training he’s thrown into the heat of battle, briefly crosses paths with revered war hero, Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) and is promptly killed. “Woah!” you might be thinking, “this movie’s hardly even started and they’ve already rubbed out the star! What gives?!” Well, hang on there because Cage wakes up back at the start of his first day at base and then goes through a play by play re-run of events up to when he and his squad go up against their foes whereupon, um, he gets killed again. After a few go-arounds Cage discovers that Vrataski has experienced a similar time anomaly and together, through a process of trial and error, they set about turning Cage from zero to hero and figuring out how to defeat the Mimics. Edge of Tomorrow is what it looks like when you throw a bunch of better movies in a blender and produce a muddled, inferior result. The central time loop concept was already perfected in the impeccable Groundhog Day and repeated in the still

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pretty good Source Code. The hi-tech, hardware-heavy futuristic warfare element is familiar from a slew of movies from Independence Day to Starship Troopers and, of course, James Cameron’s Aliens. Edge... even gives a nod to the latter with a ball busting sergeant played by Bill Paxton (“Game over, man! Game over!”). To be fair, it’s not a complete failure. Those behind the camera sport some impressive credentials, director Doug Liman made Swingers and the first Bourne movie and writer Christopher McQuarrie penned the screenplay for The Usual Suspects. I’m pretty sure both would agree that Edge of Tomorrow doesn’t represent their best work but they at least seem somewhat self aware regarding the genre clichés at play here and even manage to inject a refreshing element of humour. This is, after all, a big budget Tom Cruise action

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movie and it serves up everything you’d rightfully expect; does Tom get to run around a lot? Of course he does (I actually think it’s written into his contract that on every shoot there should be an opportunity for him to squeeze in a quick 5K). Is there unconvincing sexual chemistry with the female lead? You betcha! Say, can I get a training montage? Oh, hell yeah! And, as per usual, what Tom (Thumb) lacks in stature he more than makes up for in sheer derring-do. On the whole, then, Edge of Tomorrow trundles along fairly efficiently. Cruise does what he does best and Blunt, Paxton and Gleeson are all very watchable. There’s some high octane action and some welcome, unexpected laughs. So, if you’re in the mood, there’s a fair bit of fun to be had here. Just be sure to switch your brain to the off position on the way in.

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Chapel Allerton has got the blues again! Bluesfest14, Seven Jazz’s second Blues Festival, runs from 3rd – 13th July at Seven Arts and Inkwell (the old Shoulder of Mutton pub on Potternewton Lane). “We don’t often get to see the best of blues artists in Leeds”, said organiser Steve Crocker. “Seven Jazz is principally a jazz club so we’ve consulted someone who knows the blues (Leeds guitar and saxman Paul Corry) and gathered together some of the best blues acts in the country.” “We’ve got something for all tastes – a tribute to 1930’s Blues Legend, Bessie Smith, a young star of the future, Lucy Zirins, electric blues from Big Boy Bloater, country blues from Steve Phillips, and the fantastic ‘Giankillers’, featuring killer guitarist James O’Hara.” Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie takes to the stage with a fresh interpretation of her heroine Bessie Smith on Thursday 3rd July, 8pm at Seven Arts. She’s joined by Kit Downes (piano), Ben Bastin (bass), Enzo Zirilli (drums). Tickets £16/£14.

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Steve Phillips and The Rough Diamonds (Chris Parkinson accordion, Burt Sawdon double bass, Jack Gibson drums) are at Inkwell on Saturday 12th July, 8pm. Steve is well known for being part of the Notting Hillbillies alongside Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and Brendan Croker. Tickets £12/10. Lucy Zirins was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ in the British Blues Awards this year and she will be at Seven on Sunday 6th July, 1 – 4pm. There will be support from Leeds jazz/blues singer Marliena Kelli and her trio. Tickets £7/£5. There’ll be an evening of authentic Chicago blues with The Giantkillers at Seven on Thursday 10th July at 8pm, featuring James O’Hara on guitar/ vocals, Paul Corry (sax), Dean Beresford (drums), Matt Foundling (keys), and Richard Hammond on bass. This is a gathering of great players, who’ve played with some of the best – including Duane Eddy, Jamiroquai, Roy

Pictured: Big Boy Bloater

Big Boy Bloater, a wellknown figure on the blues and roots music scenes, plays Inkwell on Sunday 13th July at 1pm. His unique and powerful style has thrilled audiences from London to Las Vegas. He has played guitar with contemporary artists like Paloma Faith and Imelda May and is a much sought after session player. Tickets £10/£8 Tickets are available on the door or from jazzleeds. ticketsource. Full time students can get £5 stand-by tickets, under16s are free at afternoon gigs. See all five gigs for £45/ £35!

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July 26th and 27th sees the return of Mustardstock, the annual two day, live music charity event held in the beautiful beer garden of The Mustard Pot in Chapel Allerton. This year Nicola and her team have chosen the Leeds Children’s Hospital charity and they hope to raise over £2,000 to help the hospital provide essential care for children and their families. Mustardstock is now in its sixth year and has become a fixture on the packed calendar of events held in Chapel Allerton every Summer. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever and will feature breakthrough Leeds band Happy Daggers in the Saturday headline slot. Also appearing will be local artist Charlotte Haining, folk-punk

outfit Speed Dinosaurs, local indie alternative band ALASKA, celebrated folk group Heathen Kings and many more! The outside bar and food area will feature cask ales, draught beers and cider and home cooked food to keep the festival goers satisfied throughout the weekend! The Mustard Pot will be open from 12 noon on both Saturday

26th and Sunday 27th of July with bands throughout the afternoon and early evening so get your sun hat on and join Nicola and her team for some sunny, Summer festival vibes!

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Sound & Vision

This fantastic five track EP from Dragonfly Tattoo, the brainchild of songwriter/vocalist/keyboardist Vicky Whelan, is something pretty special. Deliciously dark, magnificently moody and atmospheric as all get out, it makes for an intoxicating listen. The rumbling bass intro to Mad Cat Woman sets the (somewhat foreboding) tone and as the song builds steadily with crunchy distorted guitars and crashing cymbals the vertiginous increase in intensity is like a gathering storm.


The twisted country style of What You Leave Behind brought to mind T-Bone Burnett and wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the soundtrack for HBO’s True Detective. The song has a noirish quality about it and Whelan’s vocal is like a femme fatale, at once alluring and dangerous. The instrumentation is, again, top notch with a hypnotic rhythm track underpinning organ and cello which complement each other perfectly. Things are stripped back considerably on Spider Song which, with its elegant, swirling classical piano shapes and exposed, unencumbered vocal, has a sparse and spare beauty to it.

The strings and twinkling chimes that open title track, Closer to the Sun nod to trip-hop influences such as Morcheeba and Portishead and, as with elsewhere on the EP the drumming has something of a jazz edge to it. Here piano intertwines with shimmering, reverby guitar and what sounds like some kind of brass, to great effect. At a fairly epic six and a half minutes the song again shows how, as a songwriter and arranger, Whelan is particularly adept with a dynamic and dramatic crescendo. The piano led final track, Before You Leave the Road, has a striking simplicity to its structure and is vocally outstanding. Overall Dragonfly Tattoo’s Closer to the Sun EP ticks many boxes. Instrumentally, it exhibits sterling work by all involved and it boasts some very impressive production with a deep, rich resonance that draws you

There is a noir-ish quality about it and Whelan’s vocal is like a femme fatale, at once alluring and dangerous in. For a frame of reference, in terms of sound and feel, I’d consider comparable artists to be the likes of PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, maybe a little Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, a bit Tori Amos but most especially Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, so if you’re a fan of that lot you’ll find much to enjoy here. The EP is available from the group’s Bandcamp and the EP launch gig will be at The Regency in Harrogate on Friday 18th July. This really is a show not to be missed.


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Cockpit, £13.20. Jarring guitars, African yodelling & clanking great drums. Compelling tribal post-punk.

The Life Of Bessie Smith : Sarah Gillespie Quartet Thu 3 Jul, Seven Arts, £14 /£16. Critically acclaimed Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie’s tribute to one of the most iconic artists in blues history, whose lucid jazz poetry, raucous humour & dark cathartic blues blazed a trail for generations of performers.

The Fringe Sisters Fri 4 July, 7.30pm at Heart, Headingley. £8/£6. :2264843. Traditional Irish Music Evening Fri 4 July, from

9pm at The Bay Horse, Parkside Rd, Meanwood. Informal acoustic traditional Irish music session hosted by Irish Arts Foundation.

Inner Vision Orchestra

Sat 5 July, 7pm at Art@ Trinity, Boar Lane. Presented by Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav, extraordinary group of blind & partially sighted musicians share music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, soulful Gospel & Blues, Indian Ragas & classical compositions. Details: SAA-UK 244 5523,

Opus Latin Jazz Ensemble Sat 5 Jul,

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, £7. 10 piece Latin jazz collective playing the music of Poncho Sanchez, Chuco Vaidez, Wayne Shorter, Sergio Mendes & many more. Think Cha Chas, Rhumbas, Bossa Nova, Salsa and Samba.

Pearl Jam Tue 8 Jul, First Direct Arena, From £73. Seattle grunge outfit. 70s sleazy retro-rock, bluesy folk-metal & upbeat guitar anthems.

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Slow Club Wed 9 Jul, Brudenell Social Club, £13.20. Country-pop-sing-a-long twisted duet tunes. The Giantkillers Thu 10 Jul, Seven Arts, £10/£12. Featuring James O’Hara (guitar/vocals), Paul Corry (sax), Dean Beresford (drums), Matt Foundling (keys), Richard Hammond (bass). The Brian Jonestown Massacre Fri 11 Jul,

The Cockpit, £16.50. A psychedelic rock band led by Anton Newcombe most famous for their role in the 2004 documentary ‘DiG!’, which details their explosive onstage antics & their feud with the Dandy Warhols.

Makanitza Sun 11 July, 8pm at Cafe Lento, North Lane, Headingley, £5 Garforth Arts Festival – The Playground Party

Sat 12 Jul at 2pm, Garforth Academy, £25-£60. Featuring: Levellers, The Wonder Stuff, The Skatalites, Vieux Farka Toure, Ellen And The Escapades

Cosmic Dead Mon 14 Jul, Brudenell Social Club, £5.50. Trippy, long-form grooves reminiscent of Neu! & Can & the Space-Prog oscillations of Hawkwind. Get Rhythm - A Tribute To Johnny Cash Wed

16 Jul, Irish Centre, £10 - £13.50. 8 piece band (replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family & Carl Perkins lineup) playing songs from throughout Cash’s career. Also appearing: Patrick Duff

Owen Pallett Thu 17 Jul,

Brudenell Social Club, £13.75. Complex wonderful songs with catchy hooks & euphoric lush melodies that recall Rufus Wainwright, Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom &

Devendra Banhart.

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18 Jul, New Roscoe, Free. Southern Rock Band playing songs by CCR, Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Eddy Cochrane, ZZ Top, JJ Cale, & many more!

Steven Seagal’s Blues Band Sat 19 Jul, O2

Academy, 6pm, £32.80. Yes, that Steven Seagal. When he’s not kicking ass he plays blues guitar. Who knew?!

TEEN Sun 20 Jul, Belgrave Music Hall, £5.50. Cool slacker guitar & synth with glorious vocal harmonies.

Patrick Street Sun 20 July, 8pm at Otley Courthouse. Saltaire Live presents Irish super group with a pedigree going back to Planxty, De Dannan & The Bothy Band. £15/£14 in advance

Pip Mountjoy Mon 21 Jul, Oporto, Free! EP launch at Gaslight Club. The Chills Wed 23 Jul,

Brudenell. £14.30. Indie rock band formed in 1980. Frontman, Martin Phillipps’ knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home & a cult following around the world.

Centre Stage Wed 23 July,

O2 Aacdemy. Massive music fundraiser for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Joel Gion Thu 24 Jul, at The Brudenell £8.80. American rock percussionist, best known as the tambourine player for The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Frank Brooker Quartet

Sun 27Jul, Seven Arts, 1:30pm, £5 - £7. Featuring Frank Brooker (sax, clarinet), Andy Cholerton (keyboards), Steve Crocker (bass), Caroline Boaden (drums).

Andrew W.K. Tue 29 Jul

The Cockpit, £16.50. Hard partying, foot-stamping, head-banging adrenaline fuelled rock.

Rosanne Cash Tue 29

Jul, Brudenell Social Club, £27.50. Daughter of Johnny Cash. Often classified as country artist but her music draws on many genres.

Guitar Wolf Wed 30 Jul, Brudenell Social Club, £11. Japanese garage rock power trio Hat Fitz and Cara Wed 30 July, Belgrave Music Hall, £12/ £10. Aussie bluesman & Irish born folksinger Joanna Gruesome Wed 30 Jul, Wharf Chambers, £7.70. Thrilling noisepop five-piece. Public Enemy Thu 31 Jul, O2 Academy, £28.75. Legendary controversial hip-hop pioneers. Leeds Bluegrass Club

Thurs 31 July, Grove Inn, Back Row, Holbeck (off Water Lane). Live, Acoustic, Americana roots/ Bluegrass/ Country music. Resident bands & guests, picking sessions. Musicians welcome. From 8.30pm. £3. Details: John 267 0761, Kevin 267 7040

Bromheads Fri 25 Jul, The Cockpit, £6.60. Energetic crunchy guitars mixed with social commentary.

Ron Pope Fri 25th Jul,

Brudenell Social Club, £14.30. New York based singer songwriter.

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We’ve Counted Down to Le Grand Depart

Finally it’s here! e Grand Depart, in addition to getting people on their bikes, has galvanized the artistic community, and inspired communities and gardening groups. The Yorkshire Festival has touched every corner of the county. There have been plays, film shows, school projects, amazing productions like the Ghost Peleton, and an explosion of yellow plants. Everywhere you turn there’s bunting, local festivals are springing up in celebration, and independent businesses around Leeds are sporting large bike decals signposting you to other local businesses. “Yorkshire Festival 2014 has been a resounding success”, said Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire. “The county has really entered into the spirit by being part of the excitement in the 100 days before the Grand Départ. We’ve been overwhelmed with the high calibre of projects, the numbers of people flocking to take part and the national and international media coverage surrounding the big build up. “We now know it takes 18 cyclists to pull a baby Grand up Cragg Vale in less than four hours, more than 3,000 people turned out to see the world’s first Ghost Peloton in Leeds and four times more people than expected applied

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to be part of the band-anyone-can-join for the Tour of Infinite Possibility! These are just three of the 47 commissioned projects, not to mention the success of all the hundreds of fringe events. “The festival has exceeded all expectations. The county is well and truly fired with enthusiasm to welcome to the world’s biggest sporting event and make it one to go down in history!” Now all you have to do is find a comfortable spot to watch. A number of spectator ‘hubs’ have been set up along the route – complete with giant screens, to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. These can be found on The Headrow and at Scott Hall Road Playing Fields; Otley has closed off the town centre and put its big screen in the Market Square; Ilkley’s hub is in Riverside Gardens; the Harrogate Fan Park is at West Park Stray. There are also hubs in Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Skipton, and many other locations along the route. Check www.letour.yorkshire. com for full details.

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Peddlers’ Arms – Promoting Bike Maintenance and Recycling! edallers’ Arms is a volunteer-run community bike workshop on Mabgate in Leeds. It’s a friendly, inclusive space where people can learn how to maintain and repair their bikes. They also stock second hand bike parts and refurbished second hand bikes. Last year 1,700 people visited Pedaller’s Arms! You can become a member for a modest annual fee, which gives you access to the space, tools and advice whenever they’re open, or visit on an ad hoc basis for a donation. They currently have 224 members. Pedallers’ Arms encourages people to learn by doing. Volunteer mechanics will give you as much help as you need, explaining and demonstrating what you need to do. They will not fix your bike for you, as it’s far better you learn how to do it yourself! Drop-in sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 8pm, and occasional Saturdays (check the website). They also offer maintenance training courses in partnership with go:cycling, occasional women

and trans maintenance sessions, and every now and then a film screening or social event. Due to lack of space, and in recognition of the limited provision in Leeds of affordable used bikes, Leeds Bike Mill, a bike recycling and training co-op, has been set up by several mechanics from Pedallers’. It has established itself as a social enterprise and is currently looking for premises from which to work and sell bikes. They also deliver training courses in bike maintenance accredited by the CTC, which are free to the unemployed or low waged. Both organisations depend on donations of bikes both for refurbishment and spare parts. If you have bikes or parts you would like to donate, please contact 0113 245 7274,,

The Yorkshire Bicycle Show Returns! he Yorkshire Bicycle Show returns to Leeds Town Hall for a second year from 3rd – 6th July. Launched by a small group of Leeds cycling enthusiasts last September, it attracted some of the country’s leading cycling organisations and over 3,000 visitors. This year they claim it will be even better, and with the Grand Depart starting right outside their door – how can they go wrong! “The first show was a celebration of cycling in the region”, said Nathan Hughes of Leeds cycling business Restrap and co founder of the show along with fellow entrepreneur Edward Kingston. “It was a chance for bicycle businesses to showcase the great stuff they’re doing.” This year, 50 high quality exhibitors will showcase their wares – from handmade bicycle frames, to accessories, clothing and art. There will also be a packed programme of talks, events and films, and appetites will be sated with local food and beer. “We’re incredibly proud that our region is hosting the Tour”, says Edward, “and so pleased to be bringing the show back for a second year. Leeds is going to be flooded with thousands of cycling

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fans and we’re looking forward to welcoming them all to the city and the show!” Take a look at the show’s website www. for more information on opening times, exhibitors and tickets. At just £5 a ticket and with children going free, the show will be a great way to celebrate cycling in the city.

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Leeds Cycling Campaign Calls for Space for Cycling

In May, thousands took part in rides to celebrate cycling and call on local and national government to make it easier for everyone to cycle. The national movement, coordinated by the national cycling charity CTC, builds on London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Space4Cycling’ and includes six priorities:

1. Safe routes for schoolchildren Fewer than 1% of schoolchildren in Leeds cycle to school. Leeds Cycling Campaign (LCC) suggests safe routes to Lawnswood, Priesthorpe, and the Cooperative Academy. Pudsey Tyersal, Great Preston and Chapel Allerton primary schools also need safer routes and crossings.

2. Traffic reduction, creating streets without through traffic Areas where cars cannot cut through side streets, giving priority to walking and cycling. Bollards, planters or trees can make residential areas calmer and more pleasant.

3. Protected space on main roads and safer junctions Dedicated space for cycling on main roads and at junctions means that people can use their bikes and feel safe.

4. Safe cycling in parks and on greenways There is a lack of places where families can ride in a relaxed environment. Greenways provide some good routes – for example, Roundhay to Temple Newsam. But many of these routes are blocked.

5. 20mph speed limits 20mph speed limits save lives and make residential areas calmer. Planting trees, cutting off rat-runs, and making sharper curves at junctions will encourage drivers to be more patient and careful.

6. Liveable City Over two thirds of journeys are under five miles and almost half of these are made by car. We should aim for a city where walking and cycling are the norm for short journeys.

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Life After Le Grand Depart

One of the biggest sporting events ever seen in Leeds is about to hit the city – or may have just breezed past by the time you read this – leaving behind a trail of yellow flags, empty bottles and fading cheers. What next? What exactly will be the legacy of Le Grand Depart? The big result will be Yorkshire men, women and children itching to hop on a bike themselves. A few might want to test their stamina on Holme Moss or Buttertubs, but most will be beginners, concerned about traffic, their fitness or the condition of their bike. The Sustrans vision is to create places where people come first, where you feel safe enough to walk and cycle at your own pace, and feel confident and happy. Creating that sense of happiness, or fun, is a central ethos of their work. Whether they are working in schools or communities, they want people to join the active

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travel revolution and have fun. Something we already have on our doorstep is the National Cycle Network – 1,000 miles of signed walking and cycling routes which traverse our beautiful county, many of which are free from traffic. Funded by public health teams across the region, Sustrans put together The Slow Tour of Yorkshire featuring 21 of the best cycle routes in Yorkshire to be explored at your own pace. So don’t delay. Take a look at their on-line maps and cycling reward scheme, dust off your saddle, and join the revolution! slowtourofyorkshire

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Health & Fitness


Abbey Runners are putting the final touches to preparations for the Ring Automotive Eccup 10 Road Race, which takes place on Sunday 13th July from Adel War Memorial Association on Church Lane in Adel.

he Eccup 10 takes a scenic 10 mile route around country lanes and closed roads in Adel, Alwoodley and Eccup. There are also Junior races and a Family Fun Run open to all ages. “Last year the race attracted a record turnout on one of the sunniest days of the year”, said Martin Browne, Race Director. “We can’t guarantee sun, but we can promise another enjoyable race, stunning scenery and a quality technical t-shirt to all finishers.”

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Last year the race attracted a record turnout

But it isn’t just the athletes who enjoy the benefits of the Eccup 10. “Over its 20 year history, we have donated over £30,000 to local charities”, said Jim Whittaker, Treasurer. “Plus many participants raise money for their own charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Wheatfields Hospice, Hollybank Trust, and the Sylvia Wright Trust.” The Eccup 10 is part of the Leeds Athletics Network Race Series, comprising 18 races between one and 10 miles in

2014, as well as part of the 10 mile Championships for both the Yorkshire County Athletics Association and the Yorkshire Vets Athletics Association. Local sponsors this year are Ring, Yorkshire Building Society, Gordons LLP, Cintas, Hallam Solicitors, Baker Tilly and Up & Running.

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Younger Life

Children’s Day – a joint initiative between the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rugby Foundation will be at Headingley Cricket Ground on Sunday 27th July. This annual event is held across both the cricket and rugby grounds at Headingley Stadium. Its origins date as far back as 1922 when tens of thousands of people would flock to Soldiers’ Field at Roundhay Park to enjoy the day. In 1946, just after the Second World War, it was reported that 96,000 people attended!

In 2012 the day was relaunched by the Yorkshire Cricket and Leeds Rugby Foundations, with support from the Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police, who also use the event to deliver their open day. The 2013 event saw attendances in excess of 6,000 people who were entertained

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by U-11 cricket, rugby and football tournaments, activities hosted by a number of Yorkshire based organisations; new sports to try, face painters, interactive education from Eureka! and Jorvik, bouncy castles and even the chance to hold a snake courtesy of Flamingo Land! “Last year’s event was a real highlight of the Summer and we are hoping to make Children’s Day 2014 even bigger and better”, said Siobhan Walpole, Leeds Rugby Foundation. The gates open at 10:30am and close at 3pm. Admission is free, as are the activities. So take the whole family and enjoy a fantastic day.

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Younger Life

Congratulations to the winners of the Leeds-wide ‘Design a Fairtrade T shirt’ competition! The competition was organised by Fairtrade Leeds to celebrate ten years of being a Fairtrade City. “We were thrilled to have over 300 entries from youth groups across the city”, said Joan Machin, Fairtrade Leeds coordinator, “and we were very impressed with the quality of the entries.” Pictured (clockwise from the top) are the winners: Alice Garth Cameron from 3rd Cross Gates Guides, Maddie Plant from 7th Roundhay Brownies, Aine Kelly from 2nd Chapel Allerton Brownies and Josey Eard, from 1st Chapel Allerton Brownies.


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The Breeze Summer Dance Camp, run by RJC Dance and supported by Breeze Arts Festival, is offering 20 young people (aged 11 – 19) the opportunity to engage in contemporary urban dance styles, complemented by encouraging the development of choreographic ideas and moves. The camp runs 23rd – 25th July, 10am – 4pm at Mandela Centre, Chapeltown, and will culminate in a performance on Friday 25th July.

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Summer at Skelton Grange Environment Centre is packed with outdoor activities for children and adults alike. From 28th July to 1st August 8-12 year olds can take part in a week-long Summer play scheme which is all about getting out in the fresh air! There will be a range of craft activities, games, walks, fire lighting, den building, nature study and camp cooking. Children can also book on single days of bushcraft activities on 22nd, 23rd or 24th July. The Skelton Grange team is also planning a repeat of their popular overnight adventure in private woodland near Leeds for 10 –14 year olds on 27th and 28th August. This involves

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The team is planning a repeat of their popular overnight adventure for 10 –14 year olds

two days of woodland crafts, games, campfire cooking and the opportunity to build your own shelter – and sleep in it! Adults can join in too, with a family bushcraft day on Saturday 12th July and Autumn courses that include weaving willow deer with Phil Bradley, wild food and fungi walks with Craig Worrall and creating reindeer with Flying Shavings! All proceeds go towards the work of The Conservation Volunteers. For details and to book, contact 0113 2430815, or visit www.

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Younger Life

Following successful auditions Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) Year 11 students Caroline Taylor and Martha Mukungurutse, together with Iona Boyd, Year 10, have earned places in the National Youth Theatre.

MVUF Adds Sparkle to Play Area The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Edna Murray, recently opened the Revitalised Play Area and new classroom at Meanwood Valley Farm (MVUF), Sugarwell Road, LS7 2QG.

hey will attend a two-week intensive course in London during the Summer holidays, following which they will be fully fledged NYT members until the age of 25. Over 4,800 youngsters auditioned for 560 places. Applicants attended a day-long audition, taking part in group acting workshops and performing a monologue. Martha is already a member of The Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers, whilst Caroline

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Over 4,800 youngsters auditioned for 560 places

has regularly taken part in school productions, and recently achieved Grade 8 in Speech and Drama. “The NYT is the most prestigious theatre company a young person can be accepted onto in the UK”, said Emma Stokes, head of co-curricular drama at GSAL. “For our students to be accepted against such strong competition only serves to highlight what exceptionally talented, dedicated and ambitious performers they are.”

Over the past 12 months, MVUF has added sparkle to their children’s play area by introducing new equipment, including Wobble Board and Inclined Twine that helps to develop balance and coordination, The Pinball, Noughts & Crosses and musical interactive panels, to encourage imaginative play and social interaction. The New Classroom was created by Land Securities and their contractors as part of their 2013 CSR Challenge Day. Other sponsors were the Lord Mayor’s Charity LOFFTY, BANKS Community Fund, Green Leeds Limited, R. E. Chadwick Charitable Trust, Charles Brotherton Trust, Jubilee Social Club Committee, J. Pullan & Sons Ltd.

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Box Office: 0113 2243801 Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

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Their efforts received huge applause from Weird holidays, love and politics were among the topics examined as part of Lawnswood School’s first ever Speech Day recently. The day was organised by English teacher, Helen Stone, and involved all 200 Year 9 pupils writing a persuasive speech on a subject of their choice. Ten of them presented their speeches, which were then judged by Greg Mulholland MP and English teacher Ian Rosser. Their efforts received huge applause from fellow students and high praise from the judges. “All of the students we heard from should be proud of what they have achieved”, said Greg

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Mulholland. “Some of them might be following in my footsteps and working as city councillors or in Parliament! I was particularly impressed by how the speakers engaged their audience by making it relevant to them.” The winners were Alfie Bennett whose subject was ‘Immigration’; Evie Jones-Bishop who spoke

fellow students and high praise from the judges about ‘Weird Holidays’; and Kit Lawless-Coombes (‘Meat’) and Taha Al Masri (‘Mobile Phones’) who took joint third place. Other pupils taking part were Daniel Griffin, who spoke on ‘Spending Cuts in the Military; John Kempe Staners, whose subject was UKIP; Lauren Friend’s topic was ‘Lockers’; Shingi Mandondo’s was ‘Love’; Ben Brown’s ‘Rugby’; and Kerry Morrison’s ‘Home Learning’.

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GCSE students from across Leeds took part in a politics and current affairs day at Leeds Metropolitan University recently, developing ideas for their own political party and meeting local councillors and politicians. Around 50 Year 10 pupils from Mount St Mary’s, Lawnswood, Roundhay, Cardinal Heenan and Boston Spa attended the University’s Headingley Campus, where they created their own political party manifesto, took part in a referendum and met with local politicians, including Councillors Christine Macniven, Alex Sobel, Bill Urry, together with BBC Politics correspondent, Len Tingle, and PA to MP Fabian Hamilton, Stephen Towler.

The pupils’ manifestos were judged by a panel including staff from the university’s Politics and Applied Global Ethics subject group and the prize was awarded to Lawnswood School. Students and staff also presented an introduction to British politics and led the referendum on faith schools. “This event, in partnership with Roundhay and Cardinal Heenan schools, was an important part of our focus on work with schools and public engagement”, said Dr Paul Wetherly, Reader in Politics at Leeds Met. “The initiative came from the schools and working with them has been a really positive experience. In an age that is characterised in terms of political disengagement,

particularly among young people, it was wonderful to have a room full of 14 and 15 year-olds who were enthusiastic about politics. They were given a really stiff task to come up with a party name, identity, logo and specific policy proposals in a very short time and all managed this in a very impressive way.”

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COMMUNITYNOTICES ACTIVE Adel Badminton Club meets Mon, 8pm at Adel War Memorial Hall, Church Lane, LS16. A mixed & a men’s team in Leeds & District Badminton League. New members welcome. If you have some experience go along on Monday. Details:

Chris 225 9426, Dave 267 0572

Adel Crown Green Bowling Club (next to Adel Church). Bowling Apr – Oct. New members welcome.

Details: Phil 267 6152, www.

Adel Squash Club meets at Adel War Memorial Hall, Church Lane, LS16. A fun/

welcome. Details: Kyle northleeds.samurai@gmail. com


club with most reasonable membership rates & free

Badminton Anyone?

non-contact version of

coaching for members May

Friendly badminton club

American Football. New

– July. Details: Roger Harris,

looking for experienced

players welcome, no

07806 789580, rharris999@

players. Fri 7.30 – 9.30pm,

experience required. Practice

Trinity University, Horsforth.

on Woodhouse Moor. Details:

Details: Sylvia 259 0113, Graham 258 4532,

Bramhope Bowls Club

Great North Run Sun 7

Social bowling, friendly &

Sept. World’s most iconic half

league matches. Experienced

marathon. St Gemma’s has 75

players & beginners welcome,

places available. Get in touch

Good social activities. Details:

today! Details: Becky Hole

Stewart 267 3311, Jaci 267 9761

218 5505,

Bramhope Table Tennis Club meets Mon 8 – 10pm &

Great North Run Run with Leeds Mencap on 7 Sept!

Tues 1.30 – 3.30pm, Robert

Only 2 places left! Details:

Craven Hall. New members

Fahad Khan 858 2029, fahad.khan@leedsmencap., www.leedsmencap.

welcome. Details: Stewart

Details: Jon Hodgson 07761 608598, or for Racketball John Bennett 267 0761,;

Charity Football Tournament Emmerdale &

Holt Park Bowls Club

Crypt 7s football tournament

Farrar Lane, LS16. Crown

Sun 3 Aug, at Farsley

Green bowling is for

AFC. All male teams (over

everyone. Super sport for

16s) - corporate, local, pub

the whole family, good fun &

teams- welcome. Family

good exercise. New members

entertainment, food, music,

welcome. Details: Jim

stalls & celebrities. Entry

Mcquade 225 4503

£75 per team. Details & entry forms: Cheryl 245 9061, Cheryl.harrington@

Kirkstall Harriers Running Club meets Mon

for tennis? Enjoy social or competitive tennis on 3 carpet & 2 tarmac courts. ATC is ideally situated on the AWMA sports ground next to Adel Church. All standards welcome. Junior coaching available. Details: John

Micklethwaite 267 4071

American Football
(NonContact) Flag American Football team seeks players of any age, ability or gender to play casual & competitive events. Weekend training sessions. Total beginners

Kirkstall Abbey Tennis Club Friendly, welcoming

Flag Football is a 5-a-side

competitive way to keep fit.

Adel Tennis Club Anyone

FREE FOR charities, churches, social clubs & non-profit community groups

267 3311

& Wed, 6.50pm Kirkstall Leisure Centre. All abilities

Cookridge Rambling Club meets Sun 9.30am in

welcome, must be able to

car park Cookridge Village

part in events & challenges

Hall. Walks 6/8 miles.

all over Yorkshire & UK.

Transport can be provided.

Details: kirkstallharriers@

New members welcome.

run 3-4 miles. Club takes

Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Are you disabled or have a condition where swimming could help? LADSC meets Mon 7.15 – 8.15pm Holt Park Active. Safe & relaxed environment.

Details: Roger 267 4716, Paul 225 7035

Leeds City Korfball Free sessions Mon, 6.30pm at Bedquilts playing fields, Adel. Look for the big yellow baskets! Details:

Leeds Naturist Group meets Sat, 5 – 6.30pm at Bramley Baths & is open to all. Naturist swim & Russian steam bath, followed by refreshments in the studio. Identity documents required on 1st visit. Details: www. leedsnaturistgroup@gmail. com,

Leeds 10K Run Leeds Mencap has a few places for the Leeds 10K on 20 July! Get in touch today! Details: Fahad Khan 858 2029, fahad.khan@, www.

Details: Barbara 267 1522,


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76 Like to Walk? Join group

Run in Purple for Yorkshire

Yorkshire Marathon Join

Cancer Centre in Leeds 10K

Team Leeds Mencap on 12

Meanwood Park Bowling Club welcomes new

(20 July). Limited places,

Oct! Places limited so get in

£20 reg fee. Details: Tif

members. Details: Margaret

206 8620, tifaine.carter@, www. uk

touch! Details: Fahad Khan 858 2029, fahad.khan@, www.

07968 776263

that meets 10am Tues twice a month for 10 – 12 mile walks.

Details: Richard 267 3623

Lower Wharfedale Ramblers invite walkers who

Butterworth 274 7076

are not members of Ramblers

Phoenix Folk Dancers

to join them for four summer

Wed 8 – 10pm at Adel

weekend walks on Saturday

Methodist Church Hall

or Sunday in July & August.

(behind Lawnswood Arms).

St Chad’s Broomfield Cricket Club The club plays

Starting at 10am, each

If you enjoy a ceilidh or barn

in Headingley & runs 5 senior

walk will be approximately

dance, try English Country

& 5 junior teams. Looking

10 miles. Details: www.l

Dancing. Beginners welcome

for new players. Details:


& you don’t need a partner.

Paul 07795 154444, www.

Meanwood Cricket Club

St Chad’s Tennis Club

(2nd oldest club in Leeds!)

Pudsey & District Rambling Club Walks of 5 -

is looking for new players.

10 miles Sun & alt Thurs. New

club sessions & competitive

Running 2 sides in Wetherby

members welcome. Members

opportunities. New members

League. Situated next to

from all over Leeds. Annual

welcome. Details: Anne

Myrtle Tavern, Parkside Rd.

membership £8. Details:

Wallace 274 9917

Details: Rob Guthrie (1st XI Capt) 07552 6755880, Matthew Ross (Vice Capt)

01943 430657

Details: 01943 467851


Play tennis all year - fun

Bramhope Arts Club meets Mon, 7.30pm at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane. New members welcome. Details: Jeff 01423 508867

Farsley & District Art Club Meets Mon/Wed/Thurs for drawing & painting at the studios, Westroyd Pk, New St, Farsley LS28. July 2: Critique of members’ paintings. July 16: Turner trail - Daytime sketching at Malham. July 23: Turner trail - Daytime

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sketching Otley Chevin.

Details: www.farsleyartclub.

Headingley Flower Club

Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat, 9am –


12.30pm in The Rose Garden

Adel Bridge Club meets

in front of The Arc, North Lane.

meets 1st Fri at St Chad’s Parish Hall, Otley Rd. 4 July: national demonstrator Bill Dixon presents a talk entitled ‘Just William’. The club joins in the Tour de France festivities with a themed night, including special refreshments. Guests welcome (£8) Details: Mrs

Young 267 9445

Horsforth Art Society meets 7.30pm Wed at The Studio 15 Back Lane. Also open Mon 10am – noon; Tues & Thurs 1.30 – 3.30pm. Non members welcome.

Details: 258 8492 www. horsforthartsociety.

Life Drawing Art Group

Horsforth Farmers’ Market (sponsored

members all abilities

month, 7pm (refreshments

car park, Town St.

Adel Crag Community Assoc. keeps you informed

£20, 5 films £17. Details: Shirley (Sec) 267 2464

Leeds Feline Friends Strawberry Fair Sun 20

about what’s happening in

– 1pm in St Margaret’s School

July, 2 – 4pm Alwoodley Community Hall, The Avenue, Alwoodley LS17. Variety of stalls plus tombola & raffle. Delicious scones, cakes & strawberries & cream!

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party! Sun 29 June, 2 – 4pm at Weetwood Pavilion, Ring Rd.

July, 10.30am – 12 in the Old

variety of life models. Details:

Stables, Back Church Lane.

Laurence Limon 07856 735179

Join them for homemade scones & cakes!

Elliot’s Footprint Fundraising Summer Fete Sat 19 July, 12.30 – 5pm at The Myrtle Tavern, Parkside

2nd Sat, 10am – 1pm at

Rd, Meanwood. BBQ, bouncy

Robert Craven Hall, Old

castle, games & stalls. Details:

Lane, Bramhope, for crafts &

good food.

your neighbourhood. Local news, events etc. Details:

Francis Garbutt 261 0846,

Adel & District Horticultural Society Autumn Flower & Vegetable Show Sat 30 Aug 2 - 4.15pm at Methodist Church Hall, Holt Lane. Entries from non-members welcome. Details of classes

etc. Sylvia Halliday 267 1708

Adel Lodge meets at Castle Grove Masonic Hall Tuesday evenings. Details: David

Methodist Church, Chapel St. Headingley. Delicious homemade cakes, teas, coffees & lots of chat. Everyone welcome.

& chat 6.30pm). 7 films just

Cookridge & Horsforth U3A meets Mon 7 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Cookridge Village Hall.

Details: 0787 656 2686, cookridge

Delicious Bites Cookery Club Tues 12 – 2pm, 24 Regent Tce, Hyde Park. £2. Creche £1 extra.

Details: 07402 515516,

Friends of Hunger Hills Woods meet 2nd Sat from 10am on Hall Lane on to

Hancox 228 0771

carry out various practical

Aire Valley Dolls House Club meets 2nd Mon. New

wear suitable clothing &

members welcome. Details: Natalie Wilson 287 6272, airevalleydollshouse.

Cookridge Gardening Club Annual Show Sat 13 Sept. Classes for flowers, fruit,

– 12 noon at Headingley

season (Oct ’14 – Apr ’15) at Hall. Showings 2nd Wed each

welcome to come & draw a

Coffee Morning Sat 10am

Enrolling now for new

Details: Janice 230 6387 or 07713 402405

Together). Sat 5 July, 9.30am

St John The Baptist Adel. Coffee Morning Sat 19

Bramhope Indoor Market

Chicago Bridge club. New

Cookridge Methodist Community Film Society

Cookridge Methodist Church

New members & all abilities


Hall, Church Lane. Relaxed

welcome. No partner needed.

by Horsforth Churches

Mon 7 – 9pm at HEART Bennett Rd. Headingley.

Fri, 7.15pm Adel Memorial

261 2471, Katherine Hill 267 1858

West Park United Reformed Church Coffee Morning (Spen Lane) 1st

veg, craftwork, embroidery,

Sat, 10.30am. Bacon butties

section. Photography classes:

& toasted tea-cakes. All

Le Grand Depart, Field


of Poppies, 50yrs Britain

knitting, cooking, photography, & children’s

tasks in the wood. Please gloves. Details: 258 3140,

Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Action Days 1st Sat to help tidy the cemetery. Under supervision of Parks & Countryside Ranger. Meet 10am in car park, Otley Rd. Tools & hot drinks provided. Details:

Alan Mann (Secretary) 07901 656886, friendso flawnswoodcemetery@

in Bloom, Back garden, & Insects. Details: Martin Tyas


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Community Notices

Greenpeace Leeds meets

Human Writes in Leeds

Leeds Cat Rescue

1st Mon, 6.30pm Wharf

(HWIL) meets Fri 11 July,

rehabilitate lost, neglected

Chambers, Wharf St, LS2.

1pm in café of West Yorkshire

cats & kittens. If you can offer

Mercury Movie Makers

Join growing action to

Playhouse. Participants

a cat a home, please contact

Weds, 7.30pm at Rawdon

protect our forests, oceans &

bring short pieces of their

them. Details: 268 0488,

Conservative Club LS19 6NL.

stop climate chaos. Details:

writing for discussion.

For would be filmmakers &

Joe 07929 610773, www.

Details: humanwritesinleeds.

leedscatrescue@googlemail. com, www.leedscatrescue.

Holt Park Tenants & Residents Association

‘I’m From Meanwood’

camcorder owners. Learn how to create images & action to impress family & friends! Friendly, unbiased advice on

Community group for anyone

Leeds Combined Arts Poetry & Art Evening Wed

Provides a voice for residents

in Leeds 7 or surrounding

16 July, 7.30pm at HEART,

& tenants in Holt Park area.

area. Photos & memories

Bennett Rd. Headingley.

problems. Details: www.

Regular monthly meetings

of old & new Meanwood.

Final poetry evening this

at Ralph Thoresby School.

Over 1,000 photos. Details:

season, hosted by poet &

Details: Julie Rowe on 07933 239506, www.holtparktra.

I’m From Meanwood on Facebook

artist Michael Hildred,

National Vegetable Society meets Tues 8 July,

on the theme of ‘Conflict’.

8pm at Paxton Horticultural


Hall, Kirkstall Lane,

Kaleidoscope Social Club Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds 7pm at St

for over 50s & unattached.

Margaret’s Hall & Thurs 1pm

& make new friends. Not

at Grove Methodist Church

a dating agency. Details:

Hall. Good car parking &

217 1747/ 267 0282, www. kaleidoscopeleeds.weebly. com

no stairs! Visitors welcome. Details: Mrs Zoe Bent 258

Improve your social life


Horsforth in Bloom Meets Sat 5 July, 10am in Horsforth Museum. Helpers welcome to prepare for the Summer Judging. Details: 258 3521

Horsforth Photograpic Club meets Wed, 7pm in the Stable Block behind Horsforth Musuem. New members welcome. Details:

258 9149, rjoyful@yahoo. com

Horsforth Retired People’s Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs, 9.30 – 11am St Margaret’s Parish Centre. Speakers & time to socialise. Visitors & new members welcome. Details: Everett

Cooke 258 9149, Beryl Harland 258 6907

Kirkstall Community Garden Grow your own food, learn new skills & share ideas with others. All welcome. Free access to educational resources & growing facilities. Free membership. Volunteers welcome. Details:

Lawnswood Bridge Club Tues 1pm Lawnswood YMCA. Small friendly club playing Chicago. New members welcome. Details: 285 2522

Leeds Budgerigar Society meets 1st Tues, 8pm at Troydale Recreational Club, Troydale Grove, Pudsey, LS28 9LA. Old friends & new members welcome. Details:

Ronnie Simpson 252 0976,

equipment & help with video

Headingley, LS5 2AB for talk

Leeds Horticultural Society meets 1st Tues, 8pm St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd. Annual membership £12 single/ £18 couple – includes all events & admission to

by Doug Stewart (Swanland), on ‘Why do they do that?’ - The science behind why vegetables grow the way they do. Questions invited. Free entry. Everyone welcome.

Leeds Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show. Details: Pat 225


Robert Craven Bridge Club meets Fri, 7 – 10pm, Robert Craven Memorial

Leeds Hospital Alert

Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope.

Small group campaigning

New members welcome.

for preservation of the

Tuition available for at least

NHS. Meets Wed 23 July

four players if required.

at Muir Court, St Michael’s

Details: Ewart 267 8001

Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 278 5495, info@

Rotaract 18 – 30s club meets 2nd & 4th Wed, 6.45 Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lower

Leeds Oxfam Group

Briggate. All welcome.

Lively group campaigning

Details: Tony Cleminson 07779 007671, tony_

on issues of interest to everyone concerned about global justice. Find them on Facebook. Sponsored abseil

The Other Bridge Club

Sun 13 July from top of

Friendly bridge played Thurs

Parkinson Building!

7.15 – 10.15pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope.

Meanwood Valley Partnership Local people helping to preserve,

New members welcome.

Details: Sandra 01943 463332

protect & enhance the Meanwood Valley

Details: www.meanwoo

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Yorkshire Animal Shelter Many cats & kittens desperate for new homes! Donations welcome.

Details: 07968 817803, www. uk


Looking for more adults!

Details: Debbie Fletcher 386 2500

Fairfax Singers perform at

Horsforth Choral Society Rehearses Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm in St Margaret’s Parish Centre (Sept – July). Currently

atmosphere. £10/£8 per class. Details: Jean Watson jeanwatsonlifeskills@

Otley Food & Drink Festival

rehearsing for concert on

Sun 27 July. Programme

Fri 18 July. Details: info@

James Farrell Concert Band rehearses Tues 7.45 –

available in Otley shops & at

10pm at Dewsbury Rd Social Club. Friendly community

Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band Friendly,

band playing show/film

community band welcomes

players welcome. Current

new players. Rehearsals: Mon

vacancies for trumpet/cornet,

7.30 – 9.30pm Leeds Trinity

horn, tuba & percussion.

UC, Brownberrie Lane,

Details: 293 1779, www.

Celebrate Summer with Oddfellows Brass Band

Horsforth Choral Society

Sat 26 July, 2pm at Castle

Margaret’s Hall, Church

Grove Masonic Hall, Castle

Rd. Horsforth, a Café style

Grove Dr. Headingley. Lovely

concert including songs

concert with afternoon tea.

from WW1 Details: info@

Tickets £10. Details: Tracey

Emberton 267 6529

Jazz Improvisation Group

Instrumental Jazz Workshop - alt Sat 2.30

Fri 18 July, 7.30pm in St

242 4003

Horsforth. Details: Betty

Cookridge Primary Intergenerational Choir of

meets alt Fri, 7.30 -10pm in

children & older members of

Centre, Town St. Opportunity

the community meets Mon 3

to play jazz to your heart’s

– 4pm at the school. Singing

content. £5. Details: Dominic

jazz & improvise. Work

modern & traditional songs.

Moore dominicgmoore@

Café. Enjoyable, supportive

Chapel Allerton Methodist

music, marches & more. New

- 4.30pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd. LS7. Classes for people who want to play towards playing at Jazz



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80 Leeds Haydn Players Sun

members welcome - no

Sat, 10am – 12.30pm.

Lively Singing Group for

13 July, 3pm at Seven Arts,

auditions! Details: www.

Friendly, informal orchestra

people with dementia & their

Chapel Allerton, A concert,

of adult learners. All abilities

carers. 2nd Wed of month

welcome. Specific beginners

10 – 11.30am at Horsforth

group. Details:

Live at Home Scheme, Town

Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble Rehearses alt

Details: Alzheimer’s Soc 231 1727, Horsforth Live at Home 259 1511

including Mozart Overture Idomeneo, Haydn Symphony

Phoenix Concert Band

no.22, Haydn cello concerto

Rehearsals Thurs 7.30 –

in D (soloist Miriam Roycroft)

9.30pm The Grammar

& Mozart Symphony no. 31,

School at Leeds (Grade 6+

conducted is Chris Pelly.

level) Details: secretary@, www.

Tickets £10 from Robin Jakeways 01943 466331, r.jakeways@btopenworld. com, Seven Arts, or on door

Seven Jazz Voices Choir

welcome. Details: Deborah

Headingley Methodist

meets alt Mon 7-9pm at

Pennington 07910 414586, mpenn.dpenn@ntlworld. com

Church Hall, Church St. New



Cookridge Luncheon Club meets Wed, 12 –

Meanwood Luncheon Club meets Thurs, 12.15pm

(term time) Swarthmore

Fun blues, jazz, cuban &

Centre, Woodhouse Sq.

gospel numbers, led by

Leeds, singing songs of

jazz singer Nicki Allan.

joy, struggle, liberation,

£5. Details: Jean Watson jeanwatsonlifeskills@

direction of jazz & folk singer Lorraine Cowburn. Ability to read music useful. New

Rd, Headingley. Grade

Luncheon Club for Over 60s meets Tues, 12 noon

Inkwell 31 Potternewton

around the world, under

time) at HEART, Bennett 5+ standard. New players

Leeds People’s Choir meets Wed 7.30 – 9.30pm

celebration & peace from

Wed, 8 – 9.45pm (term

St. £1 incl refreshments.

Lane Chapel Allerton LS7.

Yorkshire Late Starter Strings (YLSS) rehearse

1.30pm Cookridge Methodist Church, Tinshill Rd. Good food, good company. £4.50.

Details: 267 5510

members welcome. Two course hot meal £4. Please book. Details: 275 5615, 275

Meanwood Methodist Church (next to Waitrose). 3 courses £5. Details: Anne Matthews 268 1131


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OPAL (Older People’s Action

9917, Claire 275 2917


Communion 4th Thurs 8pm.

Adel Baptist Congregation Sunday


in the Locality) supports over Wood, Tinshill, Holt Park,

St Giles Bramhope Luncheon Club Delicious

Adel & Bramhope. Activities

home-cooked meal just

include exercise classes,

£4. To book, contact Mary

coffee afternoons, luncheon

Burnell 267 1742

60s in Cookridge, Ireland

club, shopping trips & dropin. Details: 261 9103

OWLS (Older Wiser Local Seniors) provides activities for seniors in Headingley, Burley, Little Woodhouse & parts of Kirkstall. Membership free to 60+.

Details: 369 7077, infoowls@

St Chad’s Lunch Club Weds 12 - 1.30pm St Chad’s Parish Centre. Tasty 2-course meal & good company £4.50. Open to all of retirement age close to St Chad’s. Transport provided. Details: Anne 274

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STEP (Supporting The

services 10.30am Adel Primary School, Tile lane,

Morning Communion 2nd

Buddhist Meditation Classes in Leeds City

LS16. Informal with mixture

Centre & Horsforth.

of contemporary & traditional

Details: 265 2118, info@,

songs. Variety of daytime &

Elderly People) based at St

evening groups. Details: 275

Andrew’s Church, Butcher


Catholic Churches Holy Name, Otley Old Rd

Hill, LS16 5BG. Activities & outings for people over 60 in

Adel Methodist Church

(267 8257); Saint Mary’s,

West Park & Far Headingley.

(corner Holt Lane/

Broadgate Lane, Horsforth

Details: 275 7988,,

Gainsborough Ave). Sunday

Willows Tuesday Club Fink Hill, Horsforth. 1.45 – 3.45pm. Friendly group for over 60s. Various activities, & outings. Mini bus available in Horsforth area. Don’t feel lonely come & join us.

Details: Jean 258 3449

Services 10.30am, incl Junior

(258 2607); The Assumption, Spen Lane. Parish Priest:


Fr PA Smythe, Assistant

Bramhope Methodist Church Sundays Services:

Priest: Fr BK Akpoigbe. www.

10am Morning Worship. Prayer Breakfast 2nd Sun 8.30am. Alive@9 on 4th Sunday, informal worship for young families. Evening

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82 Cookridge Methodist Church 10.30am Morning Worship. All ages welcome. Crèche facilities

Community Notices service 10.45am. Details: www.headingleystcolumba.

Leeds Reformed Baptist Church Sunday services

Crompton 225 9142

10:30am & 6pm. Activities through week at 20 Cottage

St Luke’s Lutheran Church Alma Rd,

& refreshments. 1st Sun

Holy Trinity Meanwood

Rd, incl. pre-school,

Headingley. Worship Sun

of month: Family Parade

Sun 8.30am Said Holy

children’s clubs, toddlers &

10.30am, followed by

Service - informal, friendly

Communion (call or see

various other groups. Details:

refreshments. All welcome.

worship for all ages.

website for venue); 10am

275 8996,

Sung Eucharist; 11.30am

Drop-in Group Meditation Sun 7- 8pm (except 3rd Sun- 6.307.30pm) at Brahma Kumaris, West Park, LS16. Experience peace & calm with periods of silence & guided meditations.

Details: 275 7727, leeds@, www. leeds

Eckhart Tolle Stillness Group meets Mon, 7.30 - 9.30pm at The Friends

Gather (relaxed cafe style).

Leeds Vineyard meets

2nd Weds 10am Holy

Sundays at Headingley

Communion. All Welcome.

Methodist Church, LS6

Details: 275 7885, www.

3HZ.10.45am for coffee, 11am

Horsforth Churches Together Meets Wed 2 July, 7.30pm in St Mary’s School, Broadgate Lane. Open to all. The churches will lead

LS6 Sunday Mass 8.45am;

the service as part of the

Fri Holy Hour with Mass

commemoration of WW1 on

7pm. Details: 225 9751

27 July, 3pm in Hall Park. uk

Kagyu Buddhist Group

Lane, Roundhay LS8. £3

Tues, 7.30pm Friends

- £5 suggested donation.

Meeting House, 188

All welcome. Details:

Woodhouse Lane, LS2. Drop-

07884 332644, www.

in meditation class practicing calm-abiding, reflective meditation suitable for all.

Hare Krishna Programme

£4. Details: 01282 841570,

Tues 7 – 8.30pm Cardigan,

LS6. Mantra Meditation,

245 9111, www.leedsvineyard. org

Our Lady of Lourdes Church 130 Cardigan Rd,

Meeting House, 136 Street

Centre, 145 Cardigan Rd.

start – all welcome. Details:

Quaker Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting Sun 10.45am Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 & Friends’ Meeting House, New Adel Lane LS16 6AN Details:

South Parade Baptist Church, North Lane,

St Michael & All Angels Headingley Parish Church Service times: Wed 10.30am Communion Service; Thurs 8am Communion Service; 2nd & 4th Sun 8am Communion Service; Sun Parish Communion 10am; Communion Service 12.30pm; Evensong 6.30pm. All welcome. Details:

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.

Weekly Buddhist Meditation Classes 7.30 - 9.30pm in Oakwood

Kirtana Yoga, Enchanting

Learn to meditate FWBO

Music, Ecstatic Dancing,

Leeds Buddhist Centre.

Discourses on Bhagavad Gita

Contemporary approach to

& great vegetarian food. All

meditation, mindfulness

welcome. Details: 07726

& the Buddhist tradition.

688778, gouranga108@

Classes in yoga, chronic

St Augustine’s Church

pain & stress management.

(Wrangthorn), Hyde Park

Details: 244 5256, www.

Corner 10.30am Sunday

West Park United Reformed Church, Spen

services. 1st, 2nd & 4th

Lane. Sunday Worship

Sundays Holy Communion,

10.30am with crèche.

3rd Sunday shorter family

Communion 1st Sun. All

service. 6.30pm evening

welcome. Babies & Toddler

service. All Welcome.

Group Tues 10 – 11.30am.

St John the Baptist

Details: 278 5373

Headingley Methodist Church Sunday Service Service Thurs 10.30am.

Meanwood Valley Baptist Church Meanwood

Entrance in Chapel St. All

Community Centre, Stainbeck


Ave. Sunday service 11am,

9.30am. Short Mid-Week

coffee 10.30am. Details: 275

Headingley St. Columba United Reformed Church 70 Headingley Lane. Sunday

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Headingley. Lively services Sunday 10.30am (+ Junior Church) & 6.30pm.

(Tue), Leeds City Centre (Wed) & Horsforth (Thur).

Details: 265 2118, info@ www.

Drinks & biscuits 50p. (Church Lane, Adel) Services: Sun 8am, 10am & 6.30pm; Wed 11am. Details: Mrs Val

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meetings now being held.

Details: The Alzheimer’s Society 231 1727

Arthritis Care meets 3rd Tues, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. New members welcome. Details: Pat 275


Crohn’s & Colitis UK Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & their families. Regular meetings.

Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@crohnsandcolitis., www.groups. Leeds

Dementia Café 2nd Mon of month, 1.30 - 3pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. Chance to talk to people who are living with dementia. £1.

Details: matt@letscureibs. com,

Leeds Samaritans Confidential, nonjudgemental support 24

Diabetes UK Support Group meets 1st Mon, 7 –

Leeds Coeliac Group

9pm at the West Yorkshire

Next social event Sun 20 July

They listen for as long as

Playhouse, except bank

at Shoulder of Mutton Inn,

you need. Details: 245 6789,

holidays when it’s 2nd Mon.

Main St, Kirkby Overblow

08457 909090

Speakers on different aspects

HG3 1HD. Glute free grill.

of diabetes. All welcome.

Details & to book: Kate Deacon 01423 871205, katedeacon@btconnect. com

Details: 07840 686618

Headingley Mindfulness Group Meet 2nd Mon,

hours for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Leeds Weekend Care Association (LWCA) Respite care for families with children with complex care needs via weekend

welcomes people interested

Leeds Multiple Sclerosis Society uses Armley Leisure

in mindfulness meditation

Centre for activity classes

Looking for volunteers to join

practice for stress reduction

(transport available). MS

Management Committee as

(MBSR). Details: Dot 274

Chat every two weeks. Over


300 members. New members

Trustees. Details: 216 5133,

7 – 9pm. Support group

playgroups, trips for teens & one-to-one home-based care.

welcome. Details: 07895

IBS Leeds Friendly,


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Community Notices

Little Hiccups Outreach is a

Headingley Club, St Michael’s

support network for children

Rd. Details: 231 1727

with a disability and their,,

families. Run by parents.

Parkinson’s UK meet 2nd

Details:07831 230741, outreach@littlehiccups., www.littlehiccups.

Wed, 2pm St Chad ‘s Parish

Wharfedale General Hospital Cardiac Club

Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Monthly

Centre, Headingley. Exercise

For former cardiac patients

talks on all aspects of weather

classes in Otley, Horsforth,

& their partners. Exercise

& climate at School of Earth

Moortown. Details: Linda

classes under supervision

& Environment, University

Thompson, 01943 461640

of qualified instructors.

of Leeds. Free & open to all.

Mon, Wed & Thurs.

Details: r.herbert@see., http://tinyurl. com/rmetsyc

Marigold Wellbeing Centre Support for people with cancer & other chronic

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Support group

conditions 2 Saturdays

meets 2nd Wed, 2pm at St

a month at Day Therapy

Chad’s Parish Centre, Far

Centre, St Michael’s

Headingley. Details: Pam

Hospice, Harrogate. Details:

Bower 258 8143

Karen 01937 573166, John & Ann 274 9074. www. marigoldwellbeingcentre.

955, wghcardiacclub@, www. WharfedaleCardiacClub.

TALKS & DISCUSSIONS SNAPS (Special Needs & Parent Support) welcomes families of children with special needs to Sat support

Open Door Café For

group at Penny Field School,

people with dementia &

Tongue Ln. Meanwood.

their carers. Last Mon (ex

Take part in hydrotherapy,

bank hols), 2-4pm, New

swimming, dance & coffee.

Details: 07964 847 775,

Approved Contractor

£3. Details: 07949 307

Talking Allowed in Leeds (TAIL) meets Mon 14 July, 1.45pm at Veritas, 43 Great George St. Topic: Is human life a comedy

Leeds Astronomical Society 2nd Wed. Guest speaker & regular telescope nights at Friends Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, LS2. Visitors welcome. Details: info@

or a tragedy? Details:


U3A Leeds has over 24 interest groups held in various locations. Fortnightly

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Tues talks, 2pm at Moor

University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes

induction; Wed 30: Meet &

Allerton Sports & Social Club, Stonegate Rd, LS17.

women connected to the Uni

Details: 07752 448834, www.

as either serving or former

Details: kim@hopepastures. org

Introduction to Meditation Sat 19 July, 11am at The Orchard, Town

staff members, partners of staff, or graduates. Regular events. Details: www.

university ofleedsladiesclub.

St. Horsforth. Practical

Groom, 10.30 – 11.30am. £3.

Little Hiccups Barn Dance Fri 25 July, 7pm – 1am at Marriott Hotel Leeds. Hot Buffet, Hoedown, Rodeo Bull & more...

guide to using meditation

Soroptimist International

£30pp. Supporting disabled

in everyday life. Details: 281

Meet 2nd Mon, 7pm

children & their families.

9493, info@orchardleeds.

Weetwood Hall. All ladies

Details: 07831 230741 230741, CharityEvents@

WOMEN’S GROUPS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr. LS6. 2 July: ‘A Royal Celebration’, words &

welcome. Details: www.sigbi.


Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association 2nd Thurs, 1.30pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome.

music by Serendipity with Margaret Jowett & Kathy White Details: Mrs Huntley 2301584

Bramhope Rolling Scones WI New Women’s Institute meets 1st Thurs, 7.30 – 9.30pm St Giles Church Hall. Make new friends, learn

MISC/ EVENTS Charity Champions! Enter Yorkshire Cancer Centre 16 week Corporate Challenge. 2014 title & a table for 12 at September Ball. Details: Tif

Details: Jill 07984 287803

Cookridge WI Lively,

Don’t Act Your Age Social

chin-wag! Visitors welcome.

mixed age group meets 1st Tues, 7.30pm Holy Trinity C of E School, Green Lane. Various activities, talks & outings. Everyone welcome.

Details: cookridgewi@

Horsforth WI meets Mon 21 July, 7.30pm in St. James’ Parish Centre, Low Lane, Horsforth. Speaker Pat Osborne will talk about the life of artist L.S. Lowry. Visitors welcome. Details:

Pat 258 7062

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improvisation drama group for the over 50s meets at Seven Arts, Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton on Tues 10.45am – 12.45pm. All welcome. Details: Ron

Wiener 266 7722

Hope Pastures Pony Days Thurs 24, Mon 28, Thurs 31 July, 10am – 3pm at Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane/Ring Rd. £26. Sat 26: Community Help Day, 10am – 3pm. Sat 26 9am – 12noon: New Volunteers’ Yard

Open Your Garden for St Gemma’s Show off your garden this Summer & raise money for St Gemma’s. Open your garden on a date of your choice & the hospice will provide all the help & support you need. Details: Jenny 218

5565, jennyd@st-gemma.

Recycle for St Gemma’s Could you take a mobile phone collection box to your workplace or local school? Once full St Gemma’s will collect & let you know how much you’ve raised towards patient care. Details: Jenny

218 5565, jennyd@st-gemma.

St Gemma’s Classic Car Rally Sat 9 Aug,10am – 3pm at Temple Newsam. Fabulous

day out for car enthusiasts in association with the Leeds MG & Classic Car Club. 100 classic cars, ‘Best in Show’ trophy, stalls, entertainment.

Details: Jenny 218 5565,

St John’s Church, New Briggate, is looking for volunteers! Roles include welcoming visitors, explaining the history & organising events. Great opportunity to join national heritage organisation (Churches Conservation Trust) & meet people with a passion for history & heritage.

Details: 07867 974738,, www.

Unwanted Bicycles, Wheelchairs, Crutches Rotary Club of Calverley collects on behalf of PhysioNet & Margaret Carey Foundation. Any condition. To be refurbished & exported.

Details: Mike 236 0481, mike.rotarycalverley1040@

Volunteer at HEART Headingley! Meet new people. Add experience to your CV. Be part of this lively, popular community resource. Whatever your skills, there’s a role for you! Details: Liz 275

4548 (leave message), www.

WorkPlace Leeds Employment Peer Support Service Peer led evening courses for people in employment - Confidence Building; Self Esteem; Assertiveness Skills; Being Well at Work; Stress Management & more. Most free. Details: 230 2631,

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