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Dear Readers, Spring is in the air! You can feel it, can’t you? Everyone is smiling more and there is a certain positivity pushing its way forward. We’ve certainly noticed here – It’s as if people have suddenly woken up! There are lawns to mow; events to organize; anniversaries to celebrate; academies to establish; books to publish. Lord help us, the list goes on and on! We’re delighted to tell you about Mandy Long and her wonderful sculpted figures inspired by sport – especially rugby. Our friends Kyte Photography (who have provided some beautiful cover shots for us- Nicola Adams, Kay Mellor, Michael Palin) have an exhibition at Yorkshire

Mandy Long – Inspired by Rugby Oakwood Clock Wins Heritage Lottery Funding

Yorkshire Made Them!

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Sculpture Park, featuring well known Yorkshire personalities, accompanied by a fabulous book. It’s great news that the Oakwood Clock Campaign has received Heritage Lottery funding. Friends of Roundhay Park invite you to go and admire their lovely garden; Hope Pastures celebrates its tenth year as part of the Phyllis Harvey Horse & Donkey Trust; and there are plans for a new Steiner Academy in Leeds. In addition, we talk more cycling, food, music entertainment and much more…..read on! Please send all you news and stories for May by 1st April, and by 1st May for inclusion in June. Advertising deadlines are 9th April & 9th May. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, Carole, Jack and the team.

Inspired by the Balletic Action of Rugby League!

Mandy Long celebrates the grace of sport through her sculpture.

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OTRA has been awarded a grant of £100,000 for the refurbishment of the Oakwood Clock.

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Oakwood’s Clock Wins Heritage Lottery Support!

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SALES TEAM The Oakwood Traders and Residents’ Association (OTRA) is celebrating! After a highly successful awareness and fundraising campaign involving the whole community, it was recently awarded a grant of £100,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the refurbishment of the Oakwood Clock. The Clock has been an iconic feature in Oakwood for over 100 years, but had fallen into serious disrepair. In 2012, concerned residents and business owners got together to see what they could do to save the clock, launching a campaign that involved numerous fundraising activities and raising thousands of pounds. The Heritage Lottery funding will go towards the cost of refurbishment, as well as helping to fund an oral history project, which will involve interviews with people about the Clock and the surrounding area. The stories will be published and will form part of a time capsule to be buried at the base of the Clock, and all the material collected will be lodged with the West Yorkshire Archive Service. OTRA will work with the History Club at Roundhay School and with Leeds Museums and Galleries to prepare educational resources for local primary schools, and to create a

Heritage Trail with associated guided walks around the area. The remaining shortfall in funding has been made up by a donation from Grahame and Marilyn Stowe, “Grahame and I wish to honour our late parents and thank the great City of Leeds, which welcomed previous generations of ours and other Jewish families fleeing persecution”, said Marilyn. “We hope the restoration and rejuvenation of the area will benefit everyone for years to come.” “This is fantastic news!” said Alexis Keech, Chair of OTRA. “This means that the Clock refurbishment can start almost immediately. We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Marilyn and Grahame Stowe, as well as the whole of the local community who have pulled together to raise funds to make this possible.”

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FRANK HARRIS FULFORD (1868-1943) BUSINESSMAN, MUSICIAN, PATRON OF THE ARTS

Frank Fulford led a double life. For over 30 years he was managing director of the Leeds-based company supplying the hugely popular and aggressively promoted patent medicines, Bile Beans (pills) and Zambuk (ointment), a business tainted by accusations of quackery. In his private life, he was a dedicated amateur musician, a generous patron of the arts, and a discriminating collector of objects of beauty, some of which he gave to enrich his adopted home city of Leeds. He was in his early thirties when he arrived in Leeds in 1902 from Canada, with his wife and three children. He had come to set up the UK end of the booming patent medicine business founded in Australia in 1897 by his younger brother Charles Edward, who concocted ‘Bile Beans for Biliousness’, supposedly from a secret native recipe discovered by an eminent scientist – all a myth! Phenomenal sales were achieved through door-to-door leafleting, free gifts, and blanket advertising in the popular press, featuring emotive personal stories of miraculous, life-changing cures, presented as news items. Charles was following in the footsteps of his uncle in Canada who had made millions marketing Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People, a commercial and advertising sensation around the world. Now Charles wanted to expand into the British market with Bile Beans and his other ‘secret’ remedy, Zambuk ointment. His elder brother Frank was called in. Frank had originally envisaged

was founded on ‘fraud, impudence and advertisement’. But

a very different life. Music was his

it survived, indeed flourished, expanding internationally.

passion; he had studied in Leipzig,

Then a major blow: in 1906 Charles Fulford, only 36, died at

was a keen viola player, and had a

his home in Australia, apparently from exhaustion. He left a

career as a music dealer in Brockville,

fortune, including a huge bequest to Dr Barnardo’s homes.

Ontario, the family home. His talents

Frank took over the British company. Under his

house, in 1939 providing a magnificent

came in useful: in 1898 he composed

leadership the business continued to prosper, using the

set of furniture for the drawing room.

a swinging piano piece, ‘The Bile

same intensive advertising techniques, featuring personal

He also donated some exquisite gold

Beans March’ for Charles to use as a

stories, free gifts (the Bile Beans Cookbook!), huge hoardings

boxes; these were later stolen, but the

promotional free gift! The opportunity

and slogans painted on walls – their ghosts still linger today.

insurance money still provides valuable

to develop the British enterprise must

By the 1930s Bile Beans (essentially a laxative with additives)

funding for the House. More precious

have seemed too good to miss. Leeds

was a household name, increasingly angled towards women,

objects were later bequeathed by him

was chosen as the base for the new

promising inner health, bright eyes, a lovely slim figure.

and his daughter – you can see this fine

company: C. E. Fulford Ltd., with

Similarly Zambuk, claimed to soothe and heal every kind

collection at Temple Newsam.

premises in Greek Street and then

of skin condition, was marketed as an essential standby

In 1936 he became ill and could

Carlton Hill. The family settled in a

for all good, caring mothers. In those pre-NHS days, sales

no longer play his beloved music; he

house in Chapeltown Road. Frank

rocketed. (Both products lasted into the 1980s, after various

gave his fine, rare collection of chamber

soon joined enthusiastically in the rich

company take-overs, and Zambuk has recently been revived.)

music to Leeds University library

musical life of Leeds – in particular he

Around 1909, Frank and his family moved into the

where it can still be enjoyed. He died

was an early subscriber to the series

grandiose Gothic splendour of Headingley Castle (now

in 1943, aged 75, and is buried in Adel

of ‘Bohemian’ chamber concerts held

apartments), and over the years Frank used his increasing

churchyard. His genuine kindness,

in the Metropole Hotel, and sometimes

wealth to fill the house with a rich store of treasures. He was

courtesy, and generosity were warmly

performed himself.

a discerning and sensitive collector of pictures and precious

remembered, his business life later

The company had to face

objects: gold snuff boxes, enamelled needle-cases, rare

airbrushed out. Did he believe in the

damaging adverse publicity in 1905

Chinese jade. A founder member and sponsor of the Leeds

remedies that brought him so much

when the judge in a case over the Bile

Arts Collection Fund, he served for years on the Art Gallery

wealth? We’ll never know.

Beans name declared that the business

committee, and was a leading donor to Temple Newsam

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MG Plastering Wins Paphitis Tweet! On Sunday evenings Theo Paphitis of Dragons’ Den fame runs a competition on Twitter called Small Business Sunday. To enter, businesses have to send a tweet to @TheoPaphitis between 5 & 7:30 pm using the hashtag #SBS. Theo reads the entries and selects his six favourites to retweet to his 415,000 followers.

The Lifelong Learning Centre at the University of Leeds is an important resource for adults who wish to return to study for a degree or those interested in just learning for pleasure. We have featured the Centre’s Spring into Summer programme in North Leeds Life for the last four years and it has proved very popular. The 2014 programme is shaping up to be very exciting too, particularly the free evening seminars on Women and the First World War and what promises to be a day full of argument and debate about the Scottish Referendum! The Centre delivers a range of flexible full and part-time undergraduate courses. Parttime degrees are available in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Business Studies, Family Support and Teaching and Learning and entry requirements are flexible. In addition, they offer an interdisciplinary degree and ‘extended degree’ pathways onto programmes taught elsewhere in the university.

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The Centre delivers a range of flexible full and part-time courses

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One Sunday recently, Michael Gwynn of MG Plastering tweeted “We help our clients finish their projects to high standards & on deadline” and was lucky enough to be one of Theo’s winning six. “We’ve been inundated with enquiries since winning”, said Michael. “It’s great that Theo is helping support UK businesses in this way. The initial response was overwhelming. That evening my phone didn’t stop ringing until midnight and then started again the following morning! My Twitter followers increased by hundreds, our website hits went through the roof and we’ve been inundated with enquiries ever since. I’d definitely recommend other businesses to enter the competition as the exposure your company will receive if your tweet is chosen is amazing.”

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The lives and loves of a group of young bohemians in Paris return to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 29th April - Saturday 10 May with Opera North’s production of one of the most popular operas of all time – La Boheme. Directed by multi awardwinning theatre, opera and film director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady), this production updates the original setting to the late 1950s, a time when art, music and philosophy reigned in Paris. Anthony Ward’s atmospheric set designs vividly convey the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets and the Left Bank cafes and clubs, giving full expression

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One of the most popular operas of all time

to the joy, wit and frivolity of student life. La Bohème follows the romance between Rodolfo, a young artist, and Mimi, a seamstress. Falling deeply in love following a chance meeting, tragic circumstances force the couple apart. Puccini’s music weaves a web of glorious melody throughout, speaking directly to the heart in some of the most beautiful music in opera, including Rodolfo’s great declaration of love and his famous duet with Mimi, “O soave fanciulla” (Oh, lovely girl). The production is double

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I first saw Mandy Long’s sculptures at an exhibition at Leeds Town Hall to celebrate the 2013 Rugby League World Cup coming to Leeds and the achievements of the Leeds Rhinos, who have been such an inspiration for her as an artist. The exhibition, organised by Leeds Rugby Arts (Leeds Rugby Foundation), was sponsored by Leeds City Council and Leeds Inspired.

lthough Mandy had done evening courses and, as she says, ‘bits-and-bobs’ over the years, she had always thought of her sculpture as a hobby. It wasn’t until she and her family moved to Leeds in 1999 that she decided, after years of teaching, to start taking it seriously. She took a BTEC in Ceramics and 3D Design at Harrogate College and never looked back. Drawn into the worlds of football and rugby by her sons, she soon started noticing how balletic it could be. Using a

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paper-clay process, which entails making a wire armature, then padding out the form in paper before adding the clay, she creates figures that celebrate the dynamics of movement and physicality in sport. The sculpture goes through a biscuit firing first when the paper burns out leaving a wonderfully light sculpture. It is then Raku fired, which gives it its distinctive black and white finish. Her sculptures capture the game. Her figures are players in action, moments frozen in time.

Initially inspired by football, the raw energy and passion of the players, their phenomenal balance, and the unrehearsed grace of their movement, she soon moved on to rugby and contemporary dance, capturing the movement, strength and grace of the dancers and sportspeople. Today Mandy sells her sculptures through galleries all over the country, from Newcastle’s Biscuit Factory and Knaresborough’s Art in the Mill to the Isles of Scilly. To see more of her work, visit www.mandylong. com The Leeds Rugby Foundation is the official charity of both Leeds Rhinos (Rugby League) and Leeds Carnegie (Rugby Union) providing activities and projects for development and wellbeing for local communities across the city in sport, health, education and arts projects. Leeds Rugby Arts, chaired by Doug Sandle, is a programme of arts activities developed for the Leeds Rhinos.

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The Leeds Pals Written by Stephen Wood from Pudsey, The Leeds Pals is the story of the Leeds Volunteers who went to War in 1914

Over the past four years Leeds Museums and Galleries have been working in partnership with St. James’ Hospital, curating exhibitions for The Atrium in the Bexley Wing. Each Spring sees a new display, featuring a variety of objects from anthropology collections to fine and decorative works of art, from social history to natural science specimens. This partnership enables Leeds Museums and Galleries to reach new audiences and exhibit artefacts outside their traditional contexts, and contributes to the wellbeing of St James’

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Bexley Wing users. This year’s exhibition brings together a mixture of objects from all over the world, including games from Africa, Greek wine jugs, and Giant Snails from South Africa. Called ‘Small Pleasures’ this display was put together by Heather Mikhail, a Heritage Lottery funded curatorial trainee. It explores the small pleasures of life, from video games and bird watching, to a nice cup of tea!

At 07.30am on 1st July 1916, the men of the 15th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), better known as the Leeds Pals, left their positions in a series of copses named after the Gospels and advanced towards the village of Serre, near Bapaume, in the Somme Valley, only to be met by heavy German machine gun fire, suffering over 500 casualties in a few minutes. Recruited from volunteers in the heady days of September 1914 following Lord Kitchener’s call to arms and trained at Colsterdale in the Yorkshire Dales, the battalion was initially deployed to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal before being sent to France in March 1916 to join the build-up for the Battle of the Somme as part of 31st Division, along with other famous Pals Battalions from Yorkshire and Lancashire. Stephen and his father Mike run a website devoted to the Leeds Pals which includes information donated by friends and relatives of the pals and personal case-histories of named soldiers, local history and military documents. The book is the latest title in Amberley Publishing’s Military History range is available from all good bookshops (£14.99). It is also available in Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats. For further information, visit http://www.leeds-pals.com

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Opera North’s Switch ON team has been running weekly sessions at St George’s Crypt since last November. Run by Switch ON artistic director Jen

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Heyes, alongside composer John Browne, and vocal coach Lea Cornthwaite, the sessions encourage composing, singing and acting; whilst also building self-esteem, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

“Week on week, we are witnessing the positive impact of music on those attending the Switch ON sessions”, said Jen Heyes. “Through a combination of learning, singing selected pieces from existing operas, developing voice and drama skills, and devising our own original material, Switch ON is building an exciting body of work. Most attendees have never done anything quite like this before but their

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passion, curiosity and power of imagination are amazing.” A trip to see Opera North’s performance of The Girl of the Golden West was a new experience for many. This particular opera was chosen as the group had learnt one of the ensemble pieces, which added to the experience. There are plans to attend La Bohème, at the Grand Theatre in May.

A comic masterpiece comes to Adel Memorial Hall from 23rd-26th April when Adel Players perform Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. One of the most cherished plays in the English language, this Victorian ‘rom-com’ is renowned for its fast-paced dialogue and witty use of language. In addition, Wilde manages to satirise every aspect of the society that closeted him, hoisted him and eventually destroyed him. From the repartee of Algernon and Jack to the hilarious utterings of Lady Bracknell, ‘Earnest’ remains a bona fide classic almost 120 years after its first performance. Adel Players last staged the play in October 1966 Harold Wilson was Prime Minister, the Beatles had just released ‘Revolver’ and England had been recently crowned World Cup winners! Tickets (£8) for ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ are available from 0113 275 5585, or via www.adel-players. org.uk

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A new photographic exhibition ‘Yorkshire Made Me’ opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Saturday 29th March and runs until Sunday 1st June. It features 37 of Yorkshire’s best known faces, all of whom are passionate about being Yorkshire born and bred and it is accompanied by a gorgeous book of the portraits. The idea came to Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher of award-winning Kyte Photography as they listened to Liz Green interviewing the great and good from Yorkshire on BBC Radio Leeds’ ‘One on One’ show. They heard her interview with Nicola Adams two years before she won Olympic Gold, and it got them thinking about how many other inspirational Yorkshire people there were about. They made a list and over the next three years approached them all sometimes several times! Dame Judi Dench was filming ‘Skyfall’ when they first called but some months later they were being served tea and cake in Dame Judi’s kitchen! As the project got underway they found they were being recommended to people – Leslie Garrett recommended that Jim Carter (of Downton Abbey fame) get involved. “Everyone was so lovely and welcoming”, said Lynne. “There were no bells and whistles, no stylists, no special lighting. We just asked for people to choose a favourite place to be photographed.” Obviously William Hague and Betty Boothroyd chose the Houses of Parliament. Duncan

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Preston was photographed on Otley Chevin where he used to walk his dog. Maureen Lipman’s connection to Hull, where her father owned a tailor’s shop, is really strong, and she chose the city’s

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Victorian Pier. Patrick Stewart’s choice was Emley Moor, and Kiki Dee was photographed at The Alhambra in Bradford where she won a talent competition when she was just 16, before becoming the first British woman to be signed to the Motown label. “It took time and perseverance, but it was worth every second”, said Jennifer. “We had a fabulous day with David Hockney at his home; Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, was fascinating to talk to; Michael Palin kept us in stitches; and we photographed Brian Robinson, who was the first

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Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France long before Wiggo was even a twinkle in his mother’s eye, on his 84th birthday!” ‘Yorkshire Made Me’ is a true celebration of ‘God’s Own County’. The exhibition honours its remarkable people and amazing beauty; from the rolling hills of the Dales, to ancient cobbled streets steeped in history. What comes across most powerfully is that no matter how far Yorkshire men and women go, in distance or stardom, they are forever shaped by their place of birth and are intensely proud to belong. Hardback, limited edition copies of ‘Yorkshire Made Me’ (£19.99) are available from kytephotograpy@tiscali.co.uk Tel: 01422 382020. For the softback version (£12), contact www.carnegiepublising.co.uk Tel: 01524 840111

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It is exactly 150 years since Leeds became an ‘Assize town’ and the High Court moved in. On Friday 16th May, the Town Hall will open its courtroom for a special Charity Gala Performance of ‘Trial By Jury’ by the Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society. The performance is sponsored by Headingley Rotary Club, in aid of Leeds Foodbanks. Gilbert based his operetta on a comic sketch. Impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte suggested he work with Arthur Sullivan and their first collaboration was an instant success. The plot involves a learned judge trying a breach of Promise of Marriage. Edwin, the plaintiff, is being sued by Angelina. The judge entertains the court with a song outlining his dubious rise to distinction. The jury is sworn in and Edwin is called. His

defence is simple: that a chap should be allowed to change his mind and, since he is a violent, drunken cad, she is well shot of him. With the entry of the stunningly beautiful Angelina in her wedding dress, all the men in the court go weak at the knees. A feeble-minded usher suggests that since Edwin is violent when drunk “Let’s make him tipsy, gentlemen, and try”. Uproar ensues, ending only when the judge throws his papers in the air and comes to judgement. Exactly how, you can find out on Friday 16th May. The performance lasts just 40 minutes (benches a bit hard – you might like to take a cushion!). There is a Gala Reception at 6.30pm,

For the past eight years Dan Clark has worked as an accountant then Operations Manager for a lighting wholesalers in Cross Green. Having taken film studies at Sheffield Hallam, with minors in scriptwriting and creative writing, he found himself thinking more and more about writing a book.

about publishing houses and literary agents is that most of them don’t even have the good grace to reject you! They simply don’t reply, which is disheartening. “Eventually I got a rejection letter, with some helpful criticism. Following this, I began to look into self-publishing ebooks. Ideally, I would have liked to see an actual bound, paper copy of my book but I decided that I’d rather my book be accessible for everyone to read and enjoy a tiny fee rather than spend years finding a publisher only for nobody to buy it anyway!” ‘Stanley Kotep in: An Unexpected Turn of Events’ is about an ordinary man with an extraordinary way of thinking. Working in a computer games distribution company he believes he is destined for nothing more than a quiet life. Then he receives a message asking whether he’d like to know more about his sister…but he doesn’t have a sister! He’s lead on an incredible journey from Peckham to the United States and everywhere in between. Aided by an ancient order of knights, he finds himself on the run from the shadowy and deadly Organisation, a secret army

Living in North Leeds, he took up long distance running and quickly started to formulate his book. It took around 18 months to write and a further year to edit and re-edit. “I wrote a detailed synopsis and sent it to various publishers and literary agents – as advised on many forums and websites”, said Dave. “The most notable thing

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of men in suits hell-bent on killing him. It is a quirky tale, suitable for all ages, from teenagers upwards and is available from Amazon and Smashwords.

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After taking the West End by storm last year, burlesque musical ‘Miss Nightingale’ comes to City Varieties this month. The show follows northern songbird Maggie and her Jewish composer, George, as they struggle to find their big break. She longs for stardom and the high life. He wants to bring a bit of his beloved Berlin to Blighty. Everything changes when they are picked up by wealthy man about town, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe, who needs an act to launch his new nightclub. Maggie is transformed into Music Hall star ‘Miss Nightingale’ and her outrageous outfits, satirical songs and scandalous love life make her the toast of London. But away from the showbiz glamour, heartache and secrets threaten to change their lives

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forever. Saucy humour spotlights a moving tale of love, loss and hope. The original songs, from tongue-in-cheek numbers to tender ballads, perfectly capture the style and spirit of the Forties. ‘Miss Nightingale’ is at City Varieties from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th April. Tickets £16.60 from 0113 243 0808, cityvarieties.co.uk

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The Dales Festival of Food and Drink, which takes place just outside Leyburn over the May Bank Holiday (3rd – 5th May), is one of the largest events in Wensleydale.

The event welcomes over 12,000 visitors

taffed by more than 60 volunteers, the event welcomes over 12,000 visitors. For many, the main attraction is the giant food hall. There are also over 80 stalls selling local food products, including meat, cheese, preserves and baked goods. The beer tent is run by Daleside Brewery, which serves a selection of awardwinning real ales and ciders. Corks and Cases from Masham host the wine bar.

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There’s live music, Sword and Morris dancing and a range of rides and attractions for younger visitors. There are also talks and demonstrations on traditional agricultural skills such as sheep shearing and woodturning. On Saturday, writer Neil Hanson, author of ‘The Inn at the Top’ recounts tales of life running the highest pub in Britain. Gary Verity, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire will

explain how the Tour de France Grand Depart came to Yorkshire on Sunday. And, award-wining author Gervase Phinn will amuse audiences with reminiscences of his time as a schools’ inspector on Monday. The Theatre Marquee hosts cookery demonstrations by chefs from some of the Dales’ finest hotels and restaurants each day from 10.45am – 4pm. The Festival takes place from 10am – 5pm each day. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the Festival site ticket office, or in advance from the Tourist Information Point at Dales Haven Guest House, Leyburn, Tel: 01969 622317. For further information visit www.dalesfestivaloffood.org

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First Jewish Food Festival a Recipe for Success! Leeds Etz Chaim synagogue’s Reuben Vincent Hall was recently transformed into a one-day culinary open market for the first ever Big Jewish Nosh Fest.

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I suppose the exciting thing about Dough Bistro is that it is always changing! It started out as Dough Bakery, which morphed into Dough Deli, which in turn became Dough Bistro!

It all comes down to Luke Downing’s passion for food and trying out new tastes and combinations. There is no standing still! The menu changes every month. When we dropped in recently we had a choice of a two course menu for £22, a four course for £ 27, or a seven course taster menu for £40! Tempting though it was we decided that the seven courses might defeat us, so we opted for the four. This evening of culinary delights started out with a little cup of delicious Mushroom Forestiere soup with lovely homemade bread. This was followed by Pine Smoked Salmon with asparagus, watercress, mixed bean and artichoke salad, prawns and mustard dressing; and Seared Whitby Scallops with

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sauted potato, apricot and pear salsa and Grassington ham crisps. Then a little Grapefruit and Mint Sorbet appeared….and disappeared. For main courses we chose Swordfish with a wonderfully fresh and tasty salsa verde, Whitby crab croquette, saffron mayonnaise and balsamic syrup; and Pork tenderloin with homemade black pudding, tiger prawns, mashed potato and rhubarb puree – adding sides of sweet

What was really lovely was the element of surprise

potato chips with goat’s cheese and chorizo and some veg. What was really lovely was the element of surprise. I never would have put pork and prawns together but it worked so well. The same with the mixed bean salad and smoked salmon. The crab croquette was not an after-thought, it was a definite flavour statement. The goat’s cheese really complemented the sweet potato chips. You didn’t rush through this food – you savoured every bite, wondering what you were going to encounter next. Of course, every restaurant likes to boast that they use local produce but Dough takes that a step further – Luke actually has his own allotment in Roundhay! If he doesn’t have what he needs there, he also has a plot at Swillington Farm. As I mentioned, Dough never stands still….. there are changes afoot. There’s a new Early Bird menu (£13.95 for two courses, £17.95 for three), new signage, an extended bar area with nice comfy seating where you can just drop in and have a drink and enjoy the new bar menu, and even a takeaway menu. So keep your eyes open, Dough is rising to new challenges. Dough Bistro, 293 Spen Lane LS16 5BD. Tel: 0113 278 7255.

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News From Your Councillors CLLR DANIEL COHEN

Alwoodley Ward “Ne’er cast a clout ‘til May is out!” - so the saying goes. But there’s still much work to do in the garden – or so I’m told, I have been banned from gardening as I have the opposite of green fingers! Of course gardening generates garden waste and the Council restarted its Brown Bin

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Roundhay Ward Looking Ahead February was the month that I became a grandfather, as well as the time that saw the Somerset Levels flooded, and key rail links to the West Country submerged or swept away. Although these events are not obviously linked, it is worth asking just what our grandchildren will make of our climatic legacy. Over millions of years, increased atmospheric CO2 has been associated with higher temperatures. With

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What will our grandchildren make of our climatic legacy?

collections in March. However, to save money, it is not sending out ‘waste collection calendars’ to notify us of these collection days. Instead, it is asking councillors and others to spread the word. Fortunately, thanks to North Leeds Life, I can let you know that your Brown Bin collection should be on the same day as it was last year and that you can download a collection calendar from www.leeds.gov. uk/browngardenwastebin. If you do not have access to the internet, give me a call and I will find out your collection day for you - now there’s service! To ensure that Peter Harrand, Neil Buckley and I always give you the best service, we are restarting our door to door Street Surgeries this month. If you would like us to include your street in our schedule, please drop me a line and I will ensure it is included.

Finally, I have had a number of emails, phone-calls, and conversations in the street about progress towards the new Alwoodley Health Centre. As North Leeds Life readers will know, this is a project that Neil, Peter and I are working on incredibly hard, with local GPs, to persuade the NHS Board that this is essential for the whole of North Leeds. This part of Leeds must have the same level of health provision as other parts of the city. We are hoping to get an update very soon and, as soon as we do, we will report back to you. Watch this space! As always if you have any problems or issues, do get in touch.

rising CO2 in the atmosphere it was predictable that the climate would destabilise and that dramatic weather events would follow. It is often said that we cannot link any specific weather event to climate change, but it is obvious that extreme phenomena are becoming more frequent, and that more and more weather records are being broken. This is just as climate scientists predicted. Like many people I have long thought the solution to climate change lay in finding better ways of generating power sustainably and using energy more efficiently. But that is not enough in itself because oil, gas and coal, that is not consumed in one household, factory, power station or country, is likely to

be bought and used somewhere else. This is especially true as new industries develop around the world and economies grow. A better solution is to start by reducing the extraction of, and trade in, these fossil fuels by enforceable treaties. Reducing the production of fossil fuels internationally could drive the development of sustainable alternate energy technology, and lead to reduction in waste. We have a long way to go, but I would rather not be the one telling my grandchild that climate scientists have predicted that our CO2 legacy will reverse naturally over the coming 50 to 60,000 years.

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Northcall Spruces Up Café and Launches New Housekeeping Project Northcall Community Centre at 53-55 Cranmer Bank, LS17, provides a wide variety of services. Last year, it spruced up its Community Cafe and secured funding for a part-time café manager, to attract more customers. The changes have worked a treat and the café is now turning into a profitable enterprise. There is a teatime club for families, a luncheon club for older people, and it is used for cookery lessons for young and old. It’s open from 9am – 2pm and serves, amongst other tasty morsels, what Northcall boasts is the best bacon sandwich in Leeds and possibly the cheapest!

The Centre, a registered charitiy, has recently also received funding from Leeds City Council for a new housekeeping project designed to help older people stay in their own homes for longer. At just £11 an hour they believe it is one of the cheapest such services in Leeds. “We have just become Green Tick Registered with the Council”, said Janet Pike, Project Manager. “This means

We have just become Green Tick Registered with the Council

we have to be thoroughly checked out by them. We have got all our policies in place and we are now ready to rock and start signing up new service users! We’re hoping that in the future we will also be able to provide meals-on-wheels and a gardening service to the people we are housekeeping for.” For further information, contact 0113 268 9993, janetp@ northcall.org.uk, or visiit www. northcall.org.uk

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Plans for New Moortown Park Submitted After years of uncertainty about the future of the former Yorkshire Bank Sports Field, developer Scotfield has submitted revised plans for the area which will include both houses and the creation of a new Moortown Park.

Outline planning permission has already been given and detailed plans will be submitted by the end of March, after which there will be a period of public consultation. The plans will be available on the LCC Planning Department site. The houses (24 detached and four affordable townhouses) will be built along the perimeter of the site, bordering Allerton Grove and behind Windsor Court to The Spinney.

Parkland will cover the remaining 78% of the land and will include a children’s play area with wooden and natural features, mown grass and areas of grasses and sedges, wildflower plantings, and an area of wetland. Some trees without preservation orders will be felled but new ones will be planted. Access will be by footpath only from Shadwell Lane and Allerton Grove. It is likely that LCC Parks & Countryside Department will construct the park area and will have future responsibility for its maintenance. It is hoped that work will begin by the end of July this year and that the houses will be completed by Summer 2015. A new group, ‘Friends of

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St Vincent Support Centre is celebrating its 18th anniversary in style with a glittering Spring Ball at the Leeds Marriot Hotel on 26th April.

Otley Courthouse Memories Group Launches ‘Timeline’ Otley Courthouse Memories Group received Heritage Lottery funding to create a ‘Timeline’, which would be a permanent record of Otley Courthouse and its changing role through the years.

Pictured: ponsored by Northern Gas Networks, the Spring Ball promises to be a fun and memorable night where guests can enjoy a sparkling drinks’ reception, sumptuous dinner, grand raffle and auction, as well as dancing and live music. “This is a great way to celebrate the achievements of the charity and the difference we’ve made to so many people’s lives”, said Charlotte Walton, Centre Manager. “We are very fortunate to have loyal and generous supporters and the evening is an opportunity to thank them as well as raise funds. The recent recession hit us hard financially at a time when desperate families needed us most. This ball is to

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Christine Hollick, Edie Walker & Gillian Bell enjoying last year’s Ball

The Centre provides vital support to families

celebrate our survival, and to toast the next eighteen years!” The Centre on York Road provides vital support to families living in poverty. It works with thousands of people every year. Through its free debt advice service, counselling, learning and training opportunities, St Vincent’s gives people the help, hope and opportunity to believe in themselves, and the possibility of a brighter future. For further information on how you or your company can get involved and help the work of St Vincent’s by sponsoring the Spring Ball, or to purchase tickets, please contact Please contact Caitlin Branagan on 0113 248 4126 or Caitlin.branagan@

The launch of the ‘Timeline’ takes place on Saturday 3rd May, 11am – 2.30pm, coinciding with the tenth anniversary weekend of the Courthouse’s transformation into an arts centre. The event will include Courthouse stories with a storyteller; opportunities to have fingerprints and mugshots taken; visits to the Victorian cellblock; brass rubbings, and much more. Display boards record a factual and pictorial history of the building and significant events, including people’s memories, archive records, newspaper reports, photographs etc. They will also showcase the art centre’s previous life as Otley’s Fire Station, Police Headquarters, Magistrates Court and police cells, as well as it being a location for the filming of ‘Heartbeat’.

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Older Wiser Local Seniors (OWLS) and students from Leeds Metropolitan University recently held their annual volunteer party at the Great Hall on Headingley Campus.

There will be an Easter Family Fun Day and Welly Walk in Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 19th April. The event will feature an Easter trail around the lake, a larger than life Easter chick, Easter crafts, planting vegetables, face painting, hook-a-duck, new and nearly new toys, a fantastic raffle and all the fun of the fair! The Welly Walk is a lighthearted, fun, sponsored event. The organisers are currently recruiting walkers - all they ask is that you raise £10 in sponsorship. The event is in aid of Joseph Lillywhite (6) who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, a year ago. He has undergone numerous stays in hospital and unpleasant treatment, and is on the third cycle of chemotherapy.

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The Welly Walk is a lighthearted, fun, sponsored event

There is no further treatment available in the UK, hence the fundraising for treatment abroad, which is very expensive. For more details, please contact hello@josephlillywhite. co.uk If you’d like to take part in the sponsored walk, just turn up on the day to join the fun! Meanwood Village Association has organised a concert featuring Elland Silver Band at Meanwood Methodist Church on Saturday 5th April, 7.30pm, also in aid of Joseph and the Neuroblastoma Cancer Charity. The band will perform ‘Music from Around the World’. Tickets (£5) available from J. Brewer 0113 274 1449, A. Burgess 0113 275 8421 or P. Bewell 0113 275 5415

The student volunteers were crucial in making this year’s party one of the best yet. They were treated to a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ themed evening, with students and older generation OWLS volunteers pairing up to enter this fun, tongue-incheek contest. There were three rounds – Waltz, Foxtrot and Rumba –each being introduced and presented by professional dancers Paul Harris (80) and his partner Pam Sheen (71) who took part in the Champions of Tomorrow competition at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, in January, scooping two third and two fourth places! Congratulations to Maureen Morant and her student partner, Rachel, who won the glitter cup trophy! “The event was amazing from start to finish”, said Lee Ingham, OWLS Manager. “This is a fantastic example of community cohesion, generations together, and a showcase for volunteering.” OWLS supports older people in Burley, Hyde Park, Little Woodhouse, Headingley and parts of Kirkstall. Staff and volunteers work to ensure that the older members of the community get the most out of life. If you are interested in joining OWLS as a member or a volunteer, please contact OWLS on 0113 236 1644.

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The DEBRA shop in Headingley has just celebrated its first successful year of operation. DEBRA supports people with the rare genetic condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which causes the skin to blister at the slightest friction. The condition is incurable and in its most severe forms can be fatal in infancy and can cause fatal skin cancer in young adults. Even in its mildest forms it causes lifelong pain and disability. One of over 100 in the UK, the shop has a variety of quality goods and welcomes donations of furniture, 110x153mm.ai electricalDancing items, clothing,

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shoes, handbags, bric-a-brac, books, CDs and DVDs. It also has its own online ebay shop for more specialist items. There are numerous ways you can get involved to help raise money for vital research into this debilitating condition. If you would like to volunteer in the shop, contact their retail office on 01698 424210.

For more information, drop into the shop at 33 Otley Road, Headingley, or visit www.debra.org.uk

Otley Green Fair Otley Green Fair at Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, is on Saturday 5th April, 10am to 4pm – not 13th April as stated last month! Entry is free.

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BIRD WATCH WITH STAN KENYON A welcome harbinger of Spring is the Wheatear, which arrives from Africa to nest in the upper Dales. En route it appears briefly on farmland, golf courses and the coast. Wheatears are greyish above and buffish below with a conspicuous white rump and black tail-bands. Males have a black eye-mask, black wings and a pinkish-buff breast. Attractive birds, they prefer upland pastures, rocky hillsides and stone walls. A characteristic habit is flying ahead of people, then perching before moving on again. They are hardy birds and can withstand brief hill snowfalls by moving temporarily to lower ground. Insects are their staple

Wheatear

A characteristic habit is flying ahead of people, then perching before moving on again

diet. These active birds have a ‘wheet-chuk-chuk’ call. The song is a rapid series of rasping notes often delivered in excited display flight. Numbers of Wheatears have declined over the years.

They formerly bred on lowland heathland and downland but have retreated to their upland strongholds within Yorkshire. They are still widespread in the Pennines and the North York Moors.

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The Friends Garden – a Hidden Gem in Roundhay Park One of the lesser known gems in Roundhay Park is the Friends’ Garden, located just inside the small gateway into the Park from Old Park Road and behind Canal Gardens. It was planned and created by Friends of Roundhay Park (FoRP) and is now maintained by a small dedicated team. In 2001, FoRP decided they would like to create a garden and the Park allocated an area that was once a small zoo. It was a daunting sight! At one side was a stagnant watercourse, overgrown with huge phormiums, day lilies and 20ft high holly trees, which thrived despite a soil full of stony debris.

However, there were beautiful old stone walls on two sides and two charming Acers and a Weeping Cherry were discovered among the overgrowth. Judith Rothenberg, a member of FoRP, designed the garden, taking her inspiration from the Yorkshire Dales with rock outcrops, steppingstones over the stream, and woodland beyond. Since the site was too confined for heavy machinery, all work had to be done by hand, including the handling of enormous stones and construction of

gabions to consolidate the ground around the stream. FoRP pushed, pulled and lifted an estimated 200 tonnes of materials onto the site! No commercial contractor was employed. The entire project was carried out by volunteers, with advice on dry stone walling from The Conservation Volunteers. The Friends’ Garden was officially opened in 2005 and today is a quiet, cool oasis enjoyed by by visitors to the Park. If you would like to know more about FoRP or would like to join their working parties, contact David Binns (FoRP Secretary) on 0113 293 2893, news@forp.co.uk, or visit www.forp.co.uk

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Things to Enjoy in the April Garden

Keep Your Garden Looking Good

With beautiful pink and white blossom in the trees and brightly coloured bulbs such as Narcissi and Tulips growing beneath, our gardens are beginning to look glorious! There are delicious food plants to harvest too, including Rhubarb and Sprouting Broccoli. Most of our region’s splendid gardens open their gates in April, so it is a perfect time to get out and pick up some ideas and inspiration. York Gate and Stillingfleet Lodge are two of my favourites as they are both small enough to feel homely and full of good ideas that you can adapt to your own garden. They both sell homegrown plants too.

The grass is growing and your lawn will need regular trims from now on. Make sure you are gentle with it and only cut off a little for the first few cuts of the season. Cutting once a fortnight is usually sufficient this month. It is time to prune back stems of Cornus, Willow and Rubus grown for their coloured bark. Taking them right back to just a few inches above ground level encourages new growth for good colour next Winter. You can use the Cornus twigs as supports for tall border plants like Delphiniums and Lupins and this is the perfect time to put them in place before the plants are taller than knee

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CERT: 15 - RUNNING TIME: 99 MINS Merely the fact that The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from leftfield auteur Wes Anderson should tell you almost everything you need to know. Those familiar with Anderson’s work will recognise the hallmarks of his signature style; a high calibre, stellar cast, titles in Futura font, meticulously detailed production design, vintage soundtrack, literary sensibilities and an air of cultivated eccentricity, whimsy and gentle melancholy. As such, you’re likely to know already if you’ll be going to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, depending largely on whether or not you’re a fan of Anderson’s stylistic flourishes and find his characteristic flights of fancy enchanting and endearing or if, like some, you consider his films overly contrived, self-conscious and (that lame and overused to the point of meaninglessness adjective), ‘quirky’. I am firmly in the former camp having heartily enjoyed the majority of Anderson’s previous features, particularly Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr Fox. Not only does Grand Budapest deliver everything we’ve come to expect from an Anderson production, but I consider it to be one of his best.

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The story is that of the adventures of renowned concierge, Monsieur Gustave

then this buoyant, energetic picture is a splendidly enjoyable farcical romp

H (a delightfully camp comedic performance by Ralph Fiennes) during his tenure at the GBH between the wars of the fictional eastern European country of Zubrowka. The tale is recounted in flashback by Zero Moustafa, once Gustave’s protégé and loyal ‘Lobby Boy’, now the enigmatic owner of the hotel. Through Zero’s reminiscences we see Gustave as the lynchpin of the hotel’s operation, charming and accommodating to a fault. He’s also in the habit of conducting amorous affairs with the hotel’s wealthy older female patrons. When one such guest (a barely recognisable Tilda Swinton) drops dead and bequeaths Gustave a valuable painting he is forced to go on the run with lobby boy in tow, pursued by both the authorities, who suspect him of the old lady’s murder, and by the deceased’s family attempting to lay claim to her fortune. As I say, this film is either up your alley or it isn’t but, if you’re at all susceptible to the myriad charms of Anderson’s filmmaking, then this buoyant,

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energetic picture is a splendidly enjoyable farcical romp. Like the rest of his oeuvre The Grand Budapest Hotel is absolutely gorgeous to look at and listen to, the costume and set design are just stunning to behold and virtually each frame is packed with an abundance of visual treats. It’s almost like a work out for your eyes. With bold colours bursting from the screen and kinetic camerawork the audience is swept up in the giddying swirl of exhilarating set pieces such as a brilliant prison break sequence and a snowbound, high speed chase. The cast, generously populated by thespian heavyweights and featuring cameos from a host of Anderson

regulars (Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jason Schwartzman et al) are uniformly great (particularly Fiennes in a refreshingly atypical role) and newcomer Tony Revolori, at the centre of the film as the young Zero, casually holds his own among such esteemed company. In terms of creating a beautifully realised, fantastical world the film is painstakingly crafted and aesthetically rich and sumptuous. It’s also an involving, rollicking yarn played out with verve, panache and an infectious, mischievous sense of fun. I’d strongly suggest you hasten your way to the front desk and check in to The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Second Americana Series at Seven Arts

It’s the 60s. What do you do when your brother (Sir Paul) has taken over the world with his band? Mike McCartney changed his name to Mike McGear, formed his own band ‘Scaffold’, and moved into the satire and comedy field. Hit records and TV series followed before Mike turned his back on showbiz to return to photography – his first love. That was 42 years ago. Mike has documented Liverpool since the late 50s, developing his films in the back bedroom and building up a fantastic collection. His portraits have been bought by The National Portrait Gallery and he has exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute. As well as the 60’s scene and famous faces, he captured a whole other side of Liverpool that nobody knows about. Someone invited him to do a Q & A in a bookshop and the

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idea of a ‘One Man Show’ was born. The show is called ‘Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll (I Wish!)’ and is a hilarious and nostalgic look back, chronicling his life as seen through the photos he’s taken along the way. Mike’s show, which combines reminiscence, striking photography and a few songs too, is at City Varieties – the perfect venue for such an evening - on Saturday 19th April. He’s looking forward to plenty of audience participation!

Following a successful series of Americana gigs last year at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, the new 2014 series kicks off on Saturday 5th April with Rita Hosking from Northern California.

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Award for Excellence for Knock on Wood The 2014 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, sponsored by Classic FM and Yamaha were announced recently at a ceremony in London. Out of 200 nominations, the judges selected 12 winners – and the winner in the ‘Most Innovative Retailer’ category was Knock on Wood, who they described as: “achieving outstanding commercial service by bringing practicing musicians and experts to the forefront of its operations’. As the Knock on Wood website says: whatever you want they have played it, compared it, taken it to pieces and put it back together again!

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Rodina Thurs 3 April, 8pm

Seven/door £12.

Apr, First Direct Arena, £48.50. Also appearing: The Temptations. Motown legends.

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Matt Berry Sun 6 Apr

Howler Wed 2 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, £11. Raucous, clattery, guitarrock.

The Cult of Dom Keller Wed 2 Apr, Wharf Chambers. Psychedelic Noise-Rock.

The Cold Blows, Weds 2 April, Seven Arts £10. Leeds singer-songwriter Annalie Wilson performs dynamic contemporary pop with international duo.

Goldheart Assembly Thurs 3 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, Free. Dreamy, melodic Chamber-Pop. Support from ALASKA.

Gary Barlow Thurs 3 Apr, First Direct Arena. Ex-Take That singer.

UB40 Thu 3 Apr, O2 Academy, £32. PopReggae.

Simone Felice Thu 3 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £14.30. Celebrated songwriter, author, & poet from New York.

Brudenell Social Club, £14.30. Funniest man on British TV is also serious musician with a fine line in Psychy Alt-Folk.

True Widow Mon 7 Apr, Brudenell. £9. Hazy shoegaze, slow-core textures with a heavier dynamic.

The New Mastersounds + Little Violet Fri 4 Apr,

James Walsh Tue 8 Apr,

Brudenell Social Club, £11. The hardest, heaviest funk this side of the Atlantic.

Brudenell Social Club, £11. Former Starsailor frontman.

Bill Frisell Sat 5 Apr, Howard Assembly Room, £20. Legendary guitarist, composer, & bandleader.

Random Hand Wed 9 Apr,

Rita Hosking Sat 5 April, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Highly rated Americana/acoustic nu-folk singer-songwriter, touring with dobro/ banjoist husband Sean Feder. Adv £10 from

International jazz @Seven Arts, 8pm Thurs 3 April Brandon Allen Quartet Thus 10 April Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock Thurs 24 April European Jazz Quintet

Jazz showcase

• Sun April 6 Laura Jurd’s Quartet @Inkwell 1pm • Sun April 13 Ben Lowman’s “Django Project” @Seven Arts 1pm • Sun April 20 The Porter Quartet @Inkwell 1pm • Sun 27 April Kevin James Quartet@Seven Arts 1pm

The Library, £8.80. SkaPunk-Metal mashup.

Marc O’Reilly Wed 9 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £9. Irish acoustic roots music. Spellbinding guitar playing & emotive vocals with African percussive rhythms.

Pascal & Ami Roge Thurs 10 April at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Grand Theatre. £15

Augustines Thu 10 Apr, The Cockpit, £13.20.

Jesca Hoop Thu 10 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £11. Quirky folk with an indie twist. Curtis Eller Fri 11 Apr, Seven Arts, £10. Eccentric & individual performer once known as New York’s angriest yodelling banjo player.

Elbow Fri 11Apr, First Direct Arena, £33. Gritty romantic realism from this melancholic & emotional guitar-based band. Paul Thomas Saunders Fri 11 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, £6.60 - £19. Psychedelic soundscape & intellectual sentimentality with influences such as Joe Meek & Leonard Cohen

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Forest Swords Sat 12 Apr,

Mike Watt Wed 16 Apr,

Belgrave Music Hall, £11. A unique blend of jagged hip-hop & RnB beats, looping guitar lines & manipulated samples.

Brudenell Social Club, £9. Former member of Minutemen & Firehose.

Hallé Orchestra Sat 12 Apr, Leeds Town Hall, Ravel: Suite: Mother Goose, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1, Beethoven: Symphony No 7. £12.50 – £31.50 www. leedstownhall.co.uk

Forde/Knudsen Quartet Sun 13 Apr, 2-4pm at White Cloth Gallery. Great afternoon of stimulating, refreshing jazz. Tickets £12/ £6 at Jumbo or www. ylmp.co.uk/live.htm

Chas & Dave Sun 13 Apr, Grand Theatre, £20 - £29.50 Exceptionally witty songs performed with affection for all things English, reminiscent of great Music Hall artists.

Brudenell Social Club. Classic 70s punk band from Edinburgh. £16.50

Apr, The Cockpit, £7.70. Sheffield indie-pop guitar merchants

Turbowolf Sun 20 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, £7.70. Digitronized hell ‘n’ roll from planet spookazoid’s disco fun palace.

King Khan & The Shrines

Eddi Reader Mon 21 Apr,

Fri 18 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £11. Part ‘60s Staxlike soul revue, part chaotic garage punk squall.

City Varieties, £24.75. Former Fairground Attraction vocalist.

The Crookes Wed 16

StrangeForms Sat 19 Apr - Sun 20 Apr, Wharf Chambers. A weekend of Post-Rock, Post-Metal & Math.

Alkaline Trio Sat 19 Apr, Leeds Met SU, £22. Cult Punk-Rock heroes . Support from Bayside.

Ellen And The Escapades Sat 19 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £9. Delicate, bittersweet, soul searching alternative folk-pop.

Feast of Fiddles Mon 14

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Apr City, Varieties Music Hall, 11-piece collective of some of Britain’s top fiddlers.

Sat 19 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, £17.60. Intimate, elemental & uplifting brand of soul & ‘Punk-Rock R&B’.

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Bob Log III Tue 22 Apr Brudenell Social Club, £11. A one-man Trash-BluesScuzz experience.

Clutch Wed 23 Apr, Leeds Met SU, £18.15. American alt-metal group, now with a more ballsy, rootsy Blues-Rock kind of sound.

Micah P Hinson Thu 24 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £16.50. Young singer from Memphis with distinctive acoustic melodies & raspy vocals. The Leeds Bluegrass Club Thurs 24 Apr, Grove Inn, £3.. Live, acoustic, Americana roots/ Bluegrass/Country. Resident bands & guests. Picking sessions, musicians welcome. Details: John 267 0761, Kevin 267 7040

Chet Faker Fri 25 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £8.25. Mix of Electronica, down-tempo & future beats. Influences include Four Tet, Amon Tobin & Flying Lotus. Joanna MacGregor + Andy Sheppard Sat 26

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Apr, Howard Assembly Room, £15. Taking

inspiration from the music of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash & traditional American spirituals, pianist & saxophonist create live score for Sunrise, F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent film.

The Petty Heartbreakers Sun 27 Apr, Duck & Drake, 6pm, Free. Early start & finish gig. A celebration of the great Tom Petty, with & without The Heartbreakers.

The Temperance Movement Mon 28 Apr, Leeds Met SU, £13.75. Blues-drenched, soulful, loud & explosive Rock ‘n’ Roll band

And So I Watch You From Afar Mon 28 Apr, Belgrave Music Hall, £11. Aggressive Post-Rockers from Belfast. Have supported Nine Inch Nails.

The Twilight Sad Tue 29 Apr, Brudenell Social Club, £12.65. Expansive compositions using any variety of instruments. An intense, intricate & overpowering sound.

Hands Like Houses Wed 30 Apr, The Cockpit, £7.70. An electric blend of technical, effects- heavy songwriting with posthardcore passion.

Shonen Knife Thu 1 May, Brudenell Social Club, £12.10. All-girl Japanese 3-piece punk-pop band, coming on like a female Buzzcocks or Ramones, championed by Kurt Cobain, supported Nirvana on the Nevermind tour.

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he excitement surrounding Le Grand Depart continues to gather momentum! Cycling clubs are organising rides taking in parts of the route and inviting as many people as possible to grab a bike and join in. The cultural festival has lined up photographic exhibitions and bike stories; David Hall of Sustrans invites everyone to ‘Free your bike’; and there’s to be a special Hospice Cycle Sportive. You absolutely cannot avoid thinking about cycling!

AlbaRosa – More than a Club! Although AlbaRosa started just over a year ago, it is now Leeds’ largest cycling club with over 300 members and caters for all levels, from novice through to racer. It started casually with a small group that wanted to push a competitive element, strava-based activity, and faster social rides than didn’t quite suit their previous club, and it just grew! “I believe our success comes primarily from our member input”, said club captain Jamie Tweddle. “Because we are young we have the luxury of being able to constantly change and adapt to our members’ suggestions. We run regular polls asking how they would like to see things done.

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“AlbaRosa is a really busy and vibrant place to be. You can get caught up in it and it can take up a lot of your time. We offer three days’ training and five club runs a week – not to mention the constant interaction that goes on 24/7 on Facebook. We are not just a club we are a community!” To celebrate Le Grand Depart, the club is planning a number of tour-focused rides and there will no doubt be riders heading off across the route throughout the whole of Summer. They have yet to select a location, but the club will be basing itself along the route and has visions of turning a piece of the route pink and black! www.albarosacc.com

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Bike Story: Life on Two Wheels Through Everyday Stories Bike Story wants your recollections! This memorable outdoor theatre event will start and finish in York and will be scripted by playwright Mike Kenny using your tales of city streets and rural rides; of breakdowns, riding in packs, bike envy and much more. Touring festivals and events across Yorkshire, it will be a feast of storytelling on a cyclocentric set with real actors, real bicycles and real tales of life in the saddle. Directed by Alan Dix, Bike Story is part of Bradford-based 509 Arts’ ongoing exploration into the meaning of objects in the modern world. “Whether you’re a pedalpowered fanatic, a carbon-neutral commuter or a slow lane dawdler; whether it’s short and to the point or long and rambling – we want your stories!” said Alan. “We’re seeking tales of city streets and rural rides, of getting lost and Sunday trips, of the school run and the rusty bike - so please take a few minutes to tell us your story, it may find its way into the production.” To join in Bike Story, visit www.bikestory. org.uk, where you can submit pictures and stories and find out what’s happened so far.

Le Tour de Roundhay! Join in the fun and excitement as the Tour de Roundhay celebrates Le Grand Depart on Sunday 22nd June, 12.30 – 5pm at Roundhay High School Field. There will be activities for all the family – lots of cycling activities plus fun, music and food! Registration

primary schools. Adults can register online through the Eventbrite website from the beginning of April. For further information and regular updates, visit www.reap-leeds. org.uk or www.is.gd/roundhaylive If you would like to get involved (they will need lots of volunteers!) email nigel. jonesrcs@ntlworld.com

Some of the cycling events have a limited number of places and participants are required to register in advance. Entry fees (payable on the day) are £2 for children and £3 for adults. Details of the application process for children are available from local

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Free Your Bike!

Whether you are a regular or occasional cyclist, this is the year to free your bike. The Tour de France sets off from Leeds on 5th July and races round Yorkshire in two days. For the slower paced cyclist, however, there’s another Tour de Yorkshire out there, using routes on the National Cycle Network. Forget about busy roads and stress, give your bike a relaxed day out using some of the Network’s 1,000 Yorkshire miles. For hassle free gentle cycling choose one of the classic railway paths – the Cinder Track between Scarborough and Hayburn Wyke; the Nidderdale Greenway between Harrogate and Ripley, crossing the Nidd gorge and ending with ice creams at Ripley Castle; or Yorkshire’s original railway path from Selby to York, continuing on the riverside path and quiet lanes to Beningbrough Hall for afternoon tea.

For rides in West Yorkshire, your bike will really enjoy the Wetherby to Thorp Arch railway path, or follow the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath route from Leeds City Centre to Saltaire and Bingley. You can also escape to the Pennine foothills on the Great Northern Railway Trail (Cullingworth to Queensbury), or cruise the Spen Valley Greenway from Low Moor Bradford to Dewsbury and Ossett passing through Earlsheaton tunnel. Especially spruced up recently for Le Tour visitors are the miles of canal and riverside route from Brighouse to Hebden Bridge and Todmorden through the dramatic landscape of the Calder Valley. Wherever you’re heading, pick up the Discover Yorkshire maps available from Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk) and make sure you see Yorkshire by bike this Summer. David Hall - Sustrans

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Start Cycling! Once you’ve got your bike, just get out and ride it! If you lack confidence, ride with a more experienced friend. It’s fun to ride with a few friends, there’s always plenty to talk about and you can stop at a café for a drink and some cake! Consider joining a local cycling club. Do a quick web search to see which ones are in your area. There are usually some experienced riders who are happy to give tips and pass on advice. They’ll also have a good knowledge of quiet routes into the countryside.

With cycle madness breaking out all over, we asked cycle coach Patrick Douglas for a few hints for the bike novice. “There’s never been a better time to start! Choose a bike appropriate for your use – whether it be for mountain biking, commuting or road/sports cycling. And, buy from your local bike shop, because they will help you select one that suits your needs and is the correct size.

As you gain confidence, you might start thinking about participating in some cycling challenges, sportives or races. To ensure you are up to the challenge, it can be very useful to follow a training plan. A structured plan will help you improve your strength, skill, endurance, stamina and speed, all the attributes that will allow you to complete the rides more quickly and easily.” Call Patrick on 07833 507 985 or email leedsfitnesstrainer@ntlworld.com

The Hospice Cycle Sportive St Gemma’s Hospice, together with three other Yorkshire hospices are launching a brand new cycle event. The Hospice Cycle Sportive will be on Sunday 13th July and involves a choice of a 70 or 46 mile circular routes. Starting at St Gemma’s in Moortown, the longer route takes cyclists past other hospices including Overgate, Kirkwood, Barnsley and Wakefield; whilst the shorter route passes through Overgate and Kirkwood. There will be checkpoints at each hospice where water will be available and, once back at St Gemma’s, you can enjoy refreshments, music and a well-earned rest! To take part in this hospice to hospice cycle challenge and raise lots of money for their patients, please email amym@st-gemma.co.uk or visit http://www.st-gemma.co.uk/events

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Softball is a fun, friendly, inclusive sport played by men and women of all ages, regardless of athletic ability or skill level.

Rather than relying on athletic prowess, softball requires communication, teamwork and the ability to think on your feet. As well as offering players a chance to keep fit and develop important skills, softballers enjoy unmatched camaraderie and support on the field. Teams are made up of at least five men and five women. Each

Softball requires communication, teamwork and the ability to think on your feet

side takes turns to hit a ball into a field and scores runs by running around a set of bases, during which time the opposing team attempts to limit their scoring by gaining outs. The Leeds Softball Association (LSA) was established over twenty years ago by a group of engineering firms that wanting to get together, compete in sport and socialise outside office hours. Today it caters for about fourteen private and corporate teams with around 250 active players. As well as a rich social calendar, members

have the option to compete in regular weekend softball tournaments across the country. In the UK alone there are nearly 10,000 active players. The LSA is currently looking for corporate and private teams to join its competitive but fun and informal league for the 2014 season, which runs from May to August. For more information contact leedssoftball@gmail. com, visit http://leedssoftball. weebly.com or search for Leeds Softball Association on Facebook.

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Lottery Investment for Chapel A Sports Club Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash and Gym Club is set to become more environmentally sustainable, thanks to £210,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund. The club is one of 23 projects to share £7.3 million of Lottery investment, focused on minimising the environmental impact of sports facilities by investing in sustainable projects with a clear local need. The Chapel A club will use this money to reduce energy usage, whilst improving the sporting facilities, as part of a £280,000 investment

programme. A biomass boiler will be installed along with energy efficient lighting on all six squash and three indoor tennis courts plus new surface on the indoor tennis courts. A typical sports clubs spends around 30% of its running costs on energy, and about £10,000 a year on electricity alone. By becoming more environmentally sustainable, clubs can reduce their energy bills by 10-20%. Chapel A will work closely with Sport England, the LTA and England Squash and Racketball to develop an ambitious community programme. These initiatives will begin after Easter and coaching staff will run taster sessions and coaching classes for both children and adults around Leeds. There will also be a number of one-off events to encourage people of all ages to have a go at a new sport. Look out for tennis in the local parks and schools.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this money which will enable us to improve the facilities, substantially, reduce our energy costs, and get out into the community to encourage more people to take up tennis, squash and racketball”, said Cath Blakeman, the club’s General Manager.

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Leeds Midnight Walk The eighth annual, ladies only, Leeds Midnight Walk, in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice, takes place on Saturday 17th May. The seven or ten mile circular walk around Kirkstall, Horsforth and West Park is along well lit streets, starting and finishing at the Xercise 4 Less Gym on Kirkstall Road. Once registered, each walker will receive a fundraising pack full of information, as well as a stylish T-shirt. Registration on the night starts at 8pm. There will be a brilliant party atmosphere with entertainment, live music, raffles, face painting and stalls.

There will also be hot food vendors, so you can buy a hot snack to give you extra energy for the challenge ahead. The walk will set off at 10pm. There are half way stops on each of the routes where you can have a drink, a quick energy snack, and visit the loo. This is a fantastic event packed with excitement, inspirational women and a really

positive atmosphere. Your hard work, commitment and sponsorship will not only directly help current patients, it will also help to create long lasting memories for their families – memories of special, pain free, comfortable and dignified times with their loved ones. To be part of this great event, call 0113 218 5505 or visit www.leedsmidnightwalk.co.uk and make a real difference to someone’s life.

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We want to create school places in areas of Leeds where existing schools are already

Pictured: Natalie Rawson and Franziska Florack, co-project managers

A group of parents is currently seeking to raise awareness for a new Steiner Academy that could help to tackle the shortage of school places in Leeds.

According to a report by Leeds City Council, the lack of 753 primary school spaces last year meant that children had to be educated outside the city. The proposed academy (for children aged four – 16), is due to open in 2015 and will offer an alternative way of learning based on the Steiner Waldorf method, which encourages children to explore the world through play until they are ready for formal lessons at

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under pressure The Steiner method encourages children to explore the world through play

the age of seven. The first intake of pupils will be for children aged between four and six in 2015. There will be an increased intake each year until a total of 624 pupils (up to age 16), is reached in 2025. The school will use a specific curriculum to teach children, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and experiential learning, ensuring that pupils leave with the National Standard of eight GCSEs, or the equivalent. “We are a group of parents, teachers and community leaders who are trying to get this application through”, said

Franziska Florack, co-project manager. “We want to create school places in areas of Leeds where existing schools are already under pressure. There are four Steiner academies in the south – Leeds needs to be part of this national education movement and hundreds of residents in North Leeds agree.” For more information on how to support the Steiner Academy Leeds bid, visit www.steineracademyleeds. co.uk or email info@ steineracademyleeds.co.uk

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Hollybush Cafe Has Exploration Kits

ope Pastures’ ‘Pony Days’ are hugely popular. Children spend a day caring for the ponies – including mucking out, grooming, plaiting manes and tails, leading the ponies and having lots of fun. Games, quizzes and activities take place in the visitor centre, giving the children a chance to relax and socialise in between stable activities. They meet the horses, ponies, mule and donkeys and get to know them all. It is the closest thing to actually having a pony of their own!

It is the closest thing to actually having a pony of their own

Over the Easter Holidays there will Pony Days every Monday and Thursday – 7th, 10th, 14th and 17th April. The days are suitable for children aged five and up. They run from 10am – 3pm and cost a donation of £25 to The Phyllis Harvey Horse & Donkey Trust, which contributes towards the upkeep of the horses and ponies. For further information, please contact 0113 2614344, info.hopepastures@gmail.com, or visit www.hopepastures.org

With funding from Community First, the Hollybush Café at Hollybush Conservation Centre (run by The Conservation Volunteers) now has interactive exploration bags for children. These are free to borrow and children can complete activities with their families and friends, and find out more about gardening and nature. The kits contain magnifying glasses, binoculars, pond nets and bug boxes. They are designed for pond dipping, insect hunting, identifying trees, birds and wildflowers. The Hollybush café, located on the canal path where Broad Lane meets Wyther Lane, is open 11am – 2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Complete activities with families and friends If you are interesting in volunteering with The Conservation Volunteers, please contact Jess Kandola on J.Kandola@tcv.org.uk, call 0113 274 2335 or visit www. tcv.org.uk

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Roundhay St John’s Ramps Up the Red Roundhay St John’s Primary School Ramped Up The Red in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in February. Inspired by Sue Green, BHF Fundraising Volunteer Manager, the pupils took Ramp up the Red day to heart to raise funds for vital research and care for those suffering from heart disease. The children came to school in every shade of red imaginable, even customising their school uniform jumpers. Dinner staff joined in the fun offering special heart-friendly lunches. An ‘active playground’ challenge gave children the chance raise their own heartbeats. And, a display of heart-healthy hints created by the children was unveiled.

“We wanted to get involved because it’s so important for children (and parents!) to take action towards healthier hearts”, said Andrew Graham, Head Teacher. “It’s never too early to start living healthily and we think the BHF is doing great work. We have raised both money and awareness, as well as having lots of fun.” Louise Parkes, Fundraising Director at the BHF, said: “Ramp up the Red is a opportunity for people to think about how many lives are affected by heart disease. By organising this event the school has helped us to raise much-needed funds. The BHF is the biggest funder of lifesaving heart research in the UK. This research has already made medical history but funds are urgently needed to fund further research.” For more information about Ramp up the Red or to donate please visit bhf.org.uk/red

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COMMUNITYNOTICES ACTIVE Active Women Leeds

Cycle rides 3rd Sun of month, 11am leaving from Waitrose car park, Meanwood. Circular routes along quiet roads or off road cycle paths around north Leeds. Free. Details: 395

7364, www.goskyride.com/ breeze.

Alwoodley Community Association Badminton Club Friendly group welcomes all abilities for badminton & social events Mon from 9pm & Wed from 8.30pm. Details:

gmail.com, www. leedsnaturistgroup.com

Leeds Tai Chi Academy

Weekly class Mon 7-9pm at Chapel Allerton Primary School, Harrogate Rd, LS7.

Details: 07581 217074, milarepason@hotmail.co.uk

Like to Walk? Join a group of walkers who meet Tues twice a month for 10 – 12 mile walks starting 10am.

Details: Richard 267 3623

Lindy Hop Dance Classes

Mon 8 – 11pm, Moortown Social Club, LS17 5LA. Beginners 8pm, Intermediate 9.30pm, Followed by social dancing. £5. Details:

Vicky 07561 292699, Phil 268 9996, acabc@ gmx.co.uk, www.alwoodl eycommunityassociation. co.uk

Joyce 278 9891, www. swingjiveleeds.com

Alwoodley Martial Arts Club – Karate Jutsu. Wed

Moortown Rugby Union Respect, teamwork,

6 – 7.30pm at Alwoodley Community Association, The Avenue LS17 7NZ. Family Karate. Free trial lesson.

Details: 07729 392 546 8ightball59@gmail.com

HTF Luv2meetU Sponsored Easter Walk!

Sun 13 Apr at Roundhay Park. Registration 12 noon at the bandstand or sign up online at www.hft.org.uk/ easterwalk. Put your bunny ears on, grab a picnic & join them!

Leeds English Folk Dancing Society Weds,

Meanwood Methodist Church (School Room), 7.30 – 9.30pm. Details: Derry

Fletcher 07792 319744

Leeds Naturist Group

(founded 1985) 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 first visit. Details:

leedsnaturistgroup@

discipline, fun. Brilliant club for under 7s (Year 2) to adults. They train & play Sun 10:30am at Moss Valley, LS17 7NT. Details: Damian

Roundhay parkrun Sat 8.45am for 9am start, at the bandstand near The Mansion. Free 5k timed run for all ages & abilities. Details: www.

parkrun.org.uk/roundhay

Scottish Country Dance Classes Thurs 7.30 – 10pm at Lidgett Park Methodist Church, Lidgett Place. All welcome. First class free. Good company, good music & good exercise. Details:

Irene 263 1310, glyn.cup@ virginmedia.com

Walkabout! Alwoodley-

based friendly group that enjoy walks, both local & further afield. Varied programme, short medium or long walks take place at weekends, evenings & midweek. Social activities too. All welcome. Details:

Barbara Wakefield 285 7136, Sarah Barnes 261 9212, Nicky Whitfield 267 9867 www. alwoodleywalkabout.org.uk

Zumba Classes Fri

Curtis 07860 454701, damian.curtis@bt.com or www.pitchero.com/clubs/ moortownrufc/

3.30 – 4.30pm, Northcall Community Centre, Cranmer Bank LS17. £1.50. Details:

Pudsey & District Rambling Club Walks of

ARTS & CRAFTS

5 - 10 miles Sun & alt Thurs. New members welcome in this friendly, long established club with members from all over the district. Annual membership £8 (£1 juniors). Try before you join. Details:

07714 677721, stephen@ whitakerpd.co.uk

Ramgarhia Sports Centre

Adults: Circuit Training (Mon & Wed 6.30 – 7.30pm; Fri 6 – 7pm). £5 per class. Children: Cricket (ages 8-16, Sun 10am – noon); Hockey (Fri, 5 – 6pm). £2 per class. All abilities welcome. Details:

262 5657, ‘Ramgarhia Sikh Centre’ on facebook.

268 9993

Alwoodley Art Group

Meets Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm at The Community Hall, The Avenue, Alwoodley, LS17 2NZ. Practical meetings, workshops, demonstrations & talks. Details: 2251546,

info@5dpublicity.com, www. alwoodleyartgroup-leeds. com

Alwoodley Art Group Spring Exhibition & Art Sale Sat 26/Sun 27

April, 10am – 5pm at The Community Hall, The Avenue, Alwoodley LS17. Admission Free. Members’ original artwork, framed or mounted, plus prints & cards in a wide variety of

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

styles for sale. Homemade refreshments.

Chinese Brush Painters’ Society 10am - 4pm, Pool-

in-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool. Sat 12 Apr: ‘Painting Misty Landscapes Lingnan style’ with Sue Brant. Sun 13 Apr: Professor Gang Sui, Confucius Institute, on painting figures, paintings inspired by poetry, & calligraphy in freestyle. New members welcome. Details:

Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks.co.uk

Stainbeck Art Club 2nd & 4th Tues, 1.45 – 4pm Meeting Room, Methodist Community Centre, Town St. Chapel Allerton. Practical & demonstrations. Also painting & sketching days out. New members all abilities welcome. Details: Rose or Ken 266 5005

COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Community Cafe Thurs

11am – 2pm at Stainbeck United Reformed Church. Bookstall, ENEHL Debt & Benefit Advice, Police Contact Point, free wifi & help available. Followed by craft club.

Coffee, Cake & Chat

Every 4th Sat, 10.30am – noon, Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Rd. Cake stall, books, Fairtrade. All welcome. www.stainbeck.urc. org.uk

Indoor Car Boot Sale

Sat 24 May, 10am – 1pm at St Gemma’s Hospice, 329 Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Over 50 stalls selling a wide variety of items. Free parking at hospice. Entry by donation.

Details: Jenny Dixon 218 5565, jennyd@st-gemma. co.uk

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GROUPS/CLUBS

Leeds Feline Friends Spring Fair Sat 29 March,

10am – 1pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Horsforth. Variety of stalls including Easter Egg tombola, books & cakes. Delicious refreshments & bargains galore!

Nearly New Sale for babies, toddlers & Mums-to-be Sat 3 May, 10am – 12 noon at St Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd. Moortown. Over 50 stalls. Entry £1. Stall £13. Details: Jenny Dixon 218 5565, jennyd@st-gemma.co.uk, www.st-gemma.co.uk

Oakwood Farmers’ Market 3rd Sat of month,

Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in

aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, trips & social events. Details: Dave Senior

282 1818, www.airyorkshire. org.uk

Bridge For All! Leeds Bridge Club, Stonegate Rd,

Moortown A friendly bridge club offering Bridge five nights a week for experienced players. No partner needed on Tues & Thurs. Lessons for all levels from beginners upwards. Details: Anne 203

9am – 12.30pm at Oakwood Clock.

7821, www.leedsbridgeclub. com

St Gemma’s Hospice Spring Fair Sat 5 April,

Chapel Allerton Allotments & Gardens Association Spring Show Sat 19 April, 3pm at

10am – 3pm at the hospice, Harrogate Rd. LS17. Easter fun, chocolate treats & some great deals on local stalls. Plus tea & cakes! Donations & volunteers welcome.

Details: 218 5570, nicolah@ st-gemma.co.uk

Methodist Centre, Town St. Wide variety of competition classes including Flowers, Vegetables, Home Produce & Children’s Crafts. Plants,

gardening supplies & homemade cards on sale. Refreshments & delicious cakes. Find out about bees. Auction of Produce 4.15pm. Admission £1, children free.

Friends of Allerton Grange Fields Friendly

group of volunteers working to maintain & enhance Allerton Grange Fields off Lidgett Lane, LS17. New volunteers welcome. Details:

foagf@outlook.com, www. friendsallertongrange.org

Gledhow Valley Conservation Area Group

A voluntary group focusing on the heritage, green spaces & structures of the Conservation Area, bringing people together to value the historic environment with fundraising & social events. Details:

gvcag@yahoo.co.uk, www. gledhow.org.uk

Greenpeace Leeds meet 1st Mon of month, 6.30pm Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, LS2 (by The Calls). Join the growing action to protect our forests, oceans & stop climate chaos. Details: Joe 07929 610773, www.greenpeace. org.uk/groups

Headingley Games Club

Thurs 6.30 – 10.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Board games: Settlers, Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, mst Euro-games, etc. Tabletop games: 40k, Hordes, Flames of War, War machine, etc & Role Playing Games.

Details: 275 9762, http:// headingleygamesclub. com/ Facebook group: Headingley Games Club

Human Writes in Leeds

(HWIL) meets Fri 11 Apr, 1pm in café of West Yorkshire Playhouse. Participants bring short pieces of their writing for discussion.

Details: humanwritesinleeds. wordpress.com

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68 Kaleidoscope Social Club for over 50s & unattached with a zest for life. Monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: Rita,

217 1747 or Carol: 267 0282 www.kaleidoscopeleeds. weebly.com

Leeds Caledonians Next

Club Evening Mon 14 April at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel.

Leeds Cat Rescue is run

by a group of cat loving volunteers who rehabilitate & do whatever they can for lost, neglected & forgotten cats & kittens. If you can offer a loving home for one of them, please contact them. Details:

268 0488, leedscatrescue@ googlemail.com, www. leedscatrescue.btck.co.uk

Leeds Elmet Probus Club

provides a social gathering for retired men from professional & business backgrounds. Meets last Tues of month, 12 noon at Leeds 17 Restaurant, Nursery Lane, for lunch followed by guest speaker & short business meeting.

Details: Keith Robson 230 1559

Leeds Friends of the Earth meet 1st Tues

of month, 6.30pm at Pomegranate Café, Great George St, LS1. Just turn up to join in. @LeedsFoE

Leeds Bridge Club Moor

Allerton Sports & Social Centre (MASSC), Stonegate Rd, LS17 Beginners classes: Mon 2 – 4.15pm, Fri 7 – 9.15pm, Thurs 1.30 - 3.45pm from 30 Sept. Improvers: Tues 12.45 – 3pm, Thurs 7 - 9.15pm, Fri 10 – 12.15pm, Fri 7 – 9.15pm from 1 Oct.

Details: Gill Copeland 225 7237, www.leedsbridgeclub. com

Leeds Feline Friends Can you give a rescue cat a safe & loving home well away from a busy road? Details: 216 0593,

mail@leedsfelinefriends.org. uk, www.leedsfelinefriends. org.uk

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Community Notices Leeds Hospital Alert

Small group campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Meets Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Next meetings: Wed 9 April, Tues 13 May. Details: Beatrice

Rogers 278 5495, info@ leedshospitalalert.org.uk

Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm.

Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972.

Leeds Oxfam Group

Lively group campaigning on issues of interest to everyone concerned about global justice. Find them on Facebook for details of what they’re planning this year, from fundraising to lobbying our MPs, abseiling in May, sponsored walk in June.

Leeds Photographic Society meets alt Tues,

7.30pm St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Pk Rd LS8. New members of all ages & abilities welcome. Details:

www.lps1852.co.uk & facebook

Leeds Probus Club

for retired professional/ businessmen, meets 2nd Thurs, 10.30am – 12 noon at St Matthew’s Church Meeting Room, Wood Lane LS7 for social gatherings with speakers. Details: 266 2310

Moortown Community Group. Friendly volunteers

working to maintain & enhance the local environment including proposed Moortown Park. New members welcome. Details: 269

5107, moortowncommu nitygroup@hotmail. co.uk, wwwmoortown communitygroup.co.uk Facebook

Moortown Social Club

Cranmer Gardens LS17. Mon 7.30pm Lindy Hop; Wed 7.30pm Rock ‘n’ Roll (£2);

Thurs 8pm Bingo; 1st Fri of month Northern Soul & Motown; Sat 7.30pm Free & Easy with drummer & organist plus Bingo (£1.50); Sun - Artist & bingo.

National Trust in Leeds

meets monthly at St. Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. New members welcome. Details: Pam 258

8178

North Leeds Friendship Centre Friendly group for

retired & over 50s – outings, lunches, ten pin bowling, theatre visits & more. Social afternoons with speakers 2nd Fri, 2pm at Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre, Stonegate Rd. New members welcome. Details: Eileen 269

MUSIC Alwoodley Community Choir meets Wed, 5.45 –

7.15pm downstairs in the Lord Darcy, Harrogate Rd. Friendly group of all ages & abilities, singing pops, standards, shows songs. New members very welcome.

Details: Jean 0785 5059990

Alwoodley Singers Spring Concert Sat 10 May, 7.45pm

at Alwoodley Community Association Hall, The Avenue LS17 7NZ. Entry £4 incl refreshments

Alwoodley Singers

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Wanted, new members! Ability to read music preferable but not essential. Rehearsals Thurs 8 - 10pm at ACA Hall, The Ave, LS17 7NZ.

Otley & Wharfedale MacMillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group covers NW Leeds &

Bingley Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’

meets monthly to plan events. Looking for new members.

Details or to book a speaker: 261 3758/ 01943 467299

Shadwell Horticultural Society Thurs 10 April,

8pm at Shadwell Methodist Church, Main St, Shadwell, ‘An evening with Joe Maiden & Gordon Kirby’. Meet people & access expert advice. £2 non-members. New members welcome. Details: Susan 273

8821

Details: Alan 294 3370

at Bingley Arts Centre from Mon 28 April - Sat 3 May at 7.30pm. Tickets

available from Bingley Arts Centre on 01274 567983 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/ bingleyartscentre

Leeds Folk Fiddle Group

rehearses Thurs, 7pm at 1 St Mark’s Ave, Leeds. Fiddle players of all standards welcome. Friendly, supportive & informal environment. Wide repertoire, enthusiastic players. Play at charity events.

Slaid Hill in Bloom Next working party meets Sat 5 April outside The Dexter, Wigton Lane, LS17 8RZ. Lunch & chat after in pub. Everyone welcome. Details:

Guitar for Beginners

West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society meets 3rd Wed,

Instrumental Jazz Workshop - alt Sat 2.30

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7.30pm Moorside Tenants & Residents Community Centre, St Catherine’s Dr. Bramley, LS13. Find out about growing this delightful flower & exhibiting at gardening shows. Details: Graham

Wheatley (Sec) 256 3055, Sid Tagger (Chair) 268 7868

Details: Iveta 07546 459 409, leeds.violin@gmail.com Mon 4pm (ages 7-12), 4.45 – 5.45 (13+). £3. Northcall Community Centre, Cranmer Bank LS17. Details: 268 9993

- 4.30pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd. LS7. Classes for people who want to play jazz & improvise. Work towards playing 2 or 3 numbers as part of Jazz Café – in enjoyable & supportive atmosphere. £10/£8 per class. Details: Jean Watson

jeanwatsonlifeskills@ hotmail.com

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Jazz Improvisation Group meets alt Fri, 7.30

-10pm in Chapel Allerton Methodist Centre, Town St. An opportunity for amateur & more experienced musicians to play jazz to their hearts content. £5 per session.

Details: Dominic Moore dominicgmoore@hotmail. com

Leeds Guild of Singers

Confident sightreader? Like to sing renaissance & contemporary music in a small friendly choir? LGS welcomes new members in all voice groups, especially tenors & basses. Rehearsals Tues 7.30 – 9.30pm at Leeds University.

Details: secretary@ leedsguildofsingers.org.uk

Matinee Band Friendly,

supportive, instrumental group playing eclectic mix of music looking for new members, any instrument. Reading ability desirable but not essential. Meet Thurs 2 – 3.30pm at Quaker Meeting House, 136 Street Lane LS8. £5 per session. Details:

martinonline@ntlworld.com

North Leeds Music Centre Saturday mornings - Music for all ages at Carr Manor Community School, LS17 5DJ. It is never too late to start a musical instrument. Details: www.

northleedsmusic.org

Phoenix Concert Band

Community concert band for players of Grade 6 standard & over. Rehearsals Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm at The Grammar School at Leeds, Tebb Room in music department. To join or book the band for a concert visit www.phoenixband.

co.uk or email: secretary@ phoenixband.co.uk

Players for Pleasure offers playing opportunities to adult amateur musicians. All levels, beginners to advanced. All instruments & all ages over 18. New performers especially welcome. Friendly, informal & supportive atmosphere. Details: www. playersforpleasure.co.uk


Roundhay Music Music tuition for any age, standard, instrument or style. Oneto-one, ensembles & accompaniment sessions. GCSE & A-Level tuition. Classes for 0-5 year olds. Tutors possess Enhanced DBS Certificates. Details:

269 7754, enquiries@ roundhaymusic.org, www. roundhaymusic.org

Roundhay Ukulele Group Meets Wed

8 – 9.30pm at The New Highwood, Brackenwood Dr LS8. Strum & sing your favourite songs (from Rock to Pop) on the Ukulele! All abilities welcome. £6 per session. Details: jen@

bighooha.co.uk, www. roundhayukulelegroup. wordpress.com & on facebook

Seven Jazz Voices Choir

meets alt Mon 7-9pm at Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Chapel Allerton LS7. Fun blues, jazz, cuban & gospel numbers, led by jazz singer Nicki Allan. £5 per session.

Details: Jean Watson jeanwatsonlifeskills@ hotmail.com

Society of Recorder Players – meets 2nd &

4th Sat pm in Bingley & Headingley. Different conductors take each meeting. Intermediate players, all recorders. New members welcome. Details:

Caroline 01943 467348

Singing to Raise Funds

Fairfax Singers will bring some lovely music to help raise much needed funds for your charity. Details: 01274

597024, 01943 877464 www. fairfaxsingers.org.uk

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West Riding Opera

has vacancies for chorus members to participate in concerts & staged opera selections. All voice ranges welcome, no audition.

Details: 01274 595978, davewb8@sky.com

White Rosettes Female barbershop chorus

(four part unaccompanied harmony), 12 x national champions, rehearse Wed 7.30 – 10pm at Moorlands School, Foxhill Dr, Weetwood Lane, LS16. Details: Jan

Spencer 07852 210640, membership@whiterosettes. org.uk

Yorkshire Late Starter Strings (YLSS) rehearse

Sat, 10am – 12.30pm. Friendly, informal string orchestra made up of adult learners who play a stringed instrument. Players of all abilities welcome. Specific beginners group for those especially new to playing.

Details: www.ylss.org

Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble Rehearses alt

Wed, 8 – 9.45pm (term time) at HEART, Bennett Rd, Headingley. For players of Grade 5+ standard. New players welcome. Details:

Deborah Pennington 07910 414586, mpenn.dpenn@ ntlworld.com

SENIORS Chapel Allerton Good Neighbours (CAGN)

welcomes local seniors on 1st Tues every month, 2pm at Chapel Allerton Methodist Centre. Interesting speakers, refreshments & laughter.

Details: Daisy 887 3597

Chapel Allerton Town St Lunch Club Tues 12.15

– 1.45pm in the Methodist Centre. Hot Meal £4, friendship & chat. Transport can be provided. Volunteers welcome. Details: Vivienne

Community Action for Roundhay Elders (CARE)

welcomes people over 60 Thurs 1.30 - 3.30pm at Brackenwood Community Centre for Social activities, friendship & trips. Details:

Fiona 07736 825382

Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group meets

1st Wed of month, 1.30pm at Pudsey Civic Hall LS28 5TA. Speaker or entertainment at 2pm. Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. Days out, dining, walks, computers, etc. New members welcome. Details:

258 5955 or 267 5657

Lunch Club & Over 55s Club Wed 12 – 3pm. Two

course meal £3.50 followed by fun activities. Northcall Community Centre, Cranmer Bank, Leeds LS17. Details:

268 9993

Roundhay Tea & Chat Club Tues 1.45 – 3.30pm

at Terry Yorath House, Devonshire Ave. Club for over 65s who would like to make new friends & take part in wide range of activities. Fortnightly optional chairbased exercise class. £1.50.

Details: Carole 269 6632

Stainbeck URC Lunch Club Stainbeck Rd. Mon &

Wed, 11am – 1.30pm (£4). Meal, friendship, gentle exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers welcome. Details:

Avril or Brian 293 5847, Angela 225 3766, www. stainbeck.urc.org.uk

Wigton Moor Friendship Guild meets 3rd Wed,

Wigton Moor UR Church, High Ash Dr. LS17. Speakers, slide shows, presentations, & outings in July & December (with free transport). Try them out for just £2 (incl refreshments). Details:

Maureen 268 0815, Alan 294 3370.

& Paul 268 2513, Jenny & David 266 1502, or paul_ chaplin@hotmail.com

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Community Notices

70 SPIRITUAL Buddhist Meditation Classes 7.30 - 9.30pm in Oakwood, Leeds City Centre & Horsforth.

Details: 265 2118, info@ meditationinleeds.org, www. meditationinleeds.org

Christian Science Church

Sunday Services & Sunday School 11am. Testimony Meeting 1st Wed 8pm. Devonshire Ave. (next to Texaco petrol station) off Street Lane LS8. Bible based, Everyone welcome.

Eckhart Tolle Stillness Group meets Mon, 7.30

- 9.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay LS8. Share Eckhart’s DVDs & silent meditation. Cost: £3 - £5 suggested donation. All welcome. Details:

07884 332644, www. peacenowhere.com

Approved Contractor

HOPE Bereavement Support – Have you

experienced miscarriage or stillbirth? Are you pregnant again? We can’t take away the pain but we can provide the support you need to help you through this difficult time. Drop-in Fri 4-6pm at Chapeltown Children’s Centre, 62 Leopold St. Chapeltown LS7. www.

hopebs.org.uk

Kagyu Buddhist Group

Tues, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2. Dropin meditation class practising calm-abiding, reflective meditation suitable for all. £4. Details: 01282 841570,

yorkshire@dechen.org, www.dechen.org

Learn to meditate FWBO Leeds Buddhist Centre. A contemporary approach to meditation, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain

& stress management.

Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org

Meditation for Beginners

Tues 12.30 – 1pm & 6.15 – 7.15pm; Thurs 12:30 – 1pm at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 31 St Paul’s Street LS1. Details:

07866 760 460, www. jamyangleeds.co.uk

Moortown Baptist Church 204 King Lane, LS17. Sunday services 10.30am & 6pm. Range of toddler, children’s, youth, house groups & senior projects run through week.

Details: 269 3750, www. moortownbaptistchurch. org.uk

Natural Healing Centre

Healing offered Thurs by members of NFSH The Healing Trust. 7pm - 8.30pm at The Friend’s Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8.

Details: 07949 972690, www. leedshealingcentre.org

Roundhay Evangelical Church Sundays 10.30am

& 6.30pm. Christianity that is real, relevant & relational! Roundhay Parochial Hall, Fitzroy Drive (near Oakwood Clock). Friendly, informal & bible centred. All welcome. Check www.roundhayevan

gelicalchurch.com for special Easter Events

St John’s Church, Moortown Sunday Services

8am, 10am & 6.30pm at the junction of Harrogate Rd & Ring Rd, LS17 7BZ. Everyone welcome. Details: www.

stjohnsmoorallerton.org

Stainbeck United Reformed Church

Stainbeck Rd. Sunday Worship 10.45am - family worship & Sunday Club followed by refreshments. Communion 2nd Sunday. Praise & reflection: Thurs 7.30 – 8pm.

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Stillness Group Every Mon at Friends’ Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay LS8. Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now & A New Earth. Spend time in stillness with like minded friends.

Details: Sally 07884 332644, www.peacenowhere.com

Weekly Buddhist Meditation Classes

7.30 - 9.30pm in Oakwood (Tue), Leeds City Centre (Wed) & Horsforth (Thur).

Leeds Coeliac Group

Offers support & advice to those diagnosed with Coeliac disease. Join them at one of their events. Details: Sandra

McLean 07711 768850, sandra.mclean@btinternet. com

Leeds Multiple Sclerosis Society uses Armley

Leisure Centre for activity classes (transport available). MS Chat is held every two weeks. The Leeds society has over 300 members & new members are very welcome.

Details: 265 2118, info@ meditationinleeds.org www. meditationinleeds.org

Details: Help Line: 0808 800 8000

SUPPORT

Leeds Samaritans

Arthritis Care Leeds

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

7694

Association of Blind Asians Leeds is looking for

volunteers who could provide a valuable sighted guiding service to reduce isolation & increase independence of visually impaired people in Leeds. Details: Sonal 210

3347

Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & their families in North & West Yorkshire. Regular meetings.

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

Different Strokes Invites

stroke survivors to join them, Wed 1.45 – 3.45pm, Adel Stables, Back Church Lane. Incl. an hour of exercise.

Details: Linda McLean 225 4744

IBS Leeds Friendly, informal meetings for fellow sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Monthly meetings now being held. Details: matt@letscureibs. com, www.letscureibs.com

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The Owls New citywide informal child minding group offering support, training & information, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 228 8509

Parkinson’s UK Leeds

meet 2nd Wed, 2pm at St Chad ‘s Parish Centre, Headingley. Support for anybody affected by Parkinson’s. Exercise classes in Otley, Horsforth, Moortown. Details: Linda

Thompson, 01943 461640

SNAPS (Special Needs and

Parent Support) welcomes any family with a child with special needs to their Saturday support group at Penny Field School, Tongue Ln. Meanwood. Take part in hydrotherapy, swimming, dance & coffee.

Confidential, nonjudgemental support 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. They listen with an open mind & in complete confidence, for as long as you need. Details: 245

Currently seeking new Trustees & dance instructor.

Leeds Weekend Care Association (LWCA)

Wharfedale General Hospital Cardiac Club

6789, 08457 909090

provides respite care to families with children who have complex care needs via weekend playgroups, trips for teens & one-to-one home based care. Looking for people to volunteer to join their Management Committee as Trustees.

Details: 216 5133, angela. roberts@lwca.co.uk

Marigold Wellbeing Centre (formerly Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre) is at the Day Therapy Centre, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate, two Saturdays a month. Support for people with cancer & other chronic conditions. Details: Karen

01937 573166, or John & Ann 274 9074. www. marigoldwellbeingcentre. org.uk

Overeaters Anonymous

Weds 7pm at Roundhay Friends Meeting House. All welcome. Details: 07729 783

207, www.oagb.org.uk

Details: 07964 847 775, angie@snaps-vol.org.uk, www.snaps-vol.org.uk

(affiliated with British Heart Foundation) is open to former cardiac patients & their partners. Opportunity to take part in exercise classes under supervision of qualified instructors. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs at Wharfedale General Hospital. £3. Details: Details: 07949

307 955, wghcardiacclub@ gmail.com, www. WharfedaleCardiacClub. org.uk

TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Leeds Anglo German Club Fri 4 Apr, 7.30pm

at Heart Centre, Bennett Rd, Headingley LS6. Geoff Tranter of Dortmund will talk about German humour (in German & English) & give examples of what makes Germans laugh! Wed 9 Apr: German Circles’ Annual Dinner, Sandal Farm, Thornton, Bradford. Details:

Leeds Astronomical Society meets 2nd Wed

of month with a guest speaker presentation & regular telescope nights at Quaker Friends Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, LS2. Visitors welcome, first visit free. Details: info@

leedsastronomy.org.uk, www.leedsastronomy.org.uk

Leeds Geological Association Thurs 1 May,

7:15pm in Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds Campus (rear of Sports Centre) Lecture: ‘Rivers under the sea’ by Professor Jeff Peakall, Leeds University. Visitors welcome. Details:

www.leedsga.org.uk

Leeds Microscopical Society meets Thurs 10

Apr, to make dark-ground & Rheinberg Discs. Thurs 23 Apr: talk & demonstration ‘Freshwater Life’ by John Hobson. Both at 7.15pm, Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall, The Avenue LS17. Bring microscopes & kit. Details:

Mike Smith 293 5991

Leeds RSPB Group

meets Wed16 Apr, 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2. Illustrated talk by Chris Galvin on ‘The Northwest Year’ showing opportunities to see birds in North West UK. Free bird walk Wed 30, meet 7.30pm at Harewood, inside gates opposite Wike Rd car park. Details:

rspbleeds@googlemail.com

MICA (Meetings in Chapel Allerton) First

Wed of month – interesting, inspiring & motivational talks in the area of personal development, providing you with ideas to apply to your daily life & help motivate you.

Details: mikefm100@gmail. com

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Community Notices

72 National Vegetable Society meets Tues 8 Apr, 8pm at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Headingley LS5 for a talk by Mike Davey of Nottingham on ‘The History of Allotment Gardening’. Free entry, all welcome.

Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Monthly

informal public talks on all aspects of weather & climate at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. Free & open to all.

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

Spring into Gardening with Joe Maiden! Wed

9 Apr, 7.30pm at St Chad’s Church Hall. Joe Maiden gives advice & answers to your questions at UNICEF Gardening Evening. Refreshments, a gardeningthemed raffle & useful garden goodies to buy. Tickets £8. UNICEF supports vulnerable children around the world.

Talking Allowed in Leeds (TAIL) meets

Mon 14 Apr, 1.45pm at Veritas, 43 Great George St. Topic: Death. Details:

talkingallowedinleeds. wordpress.com

U3A Leeds has over 24 interest groups held in various locations. There are fortnightly Tues talks, 2pm at Moor Allerton Sports & Social Club, Stonegate Rd, LS17. 1 April: The Tale of Beatrix Potter. 15 April: Huts & Hatsladies of the YMCA in France in WW1. Details: 07752 448834, www.u3aleeds. org.uk

WOMEN’S GROUPS Chapel Pie WI Friendly,

fun women’s group for all ages. Visitors welcome (£3). Annual membership £33.

Details: chapelpiewi@gmail. com, www.chapelpiewi.com, Facebook at Chapel Pie WI.

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Methodist Women’s Luncheon Club (Leeds

& District) Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings at Devonshire Hall, Headingley on 2nd Wed of each month. Good food & excellent speakers! Details:

Shirley 257 9381.

Roundhay WI meets 2nd

Thurs of month, 7.15pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Shaftesbury Ave LS8. Thurs 10 Apr: Sue Dunham talks about Qui Gong. There are also friendly small group activities, walks & visits. New members & visitors welcome.

Details: Hilary 266 5648

Soroptimist International Meet 2nd Mon, 7pm at

Weetwood Hall. All ladies welcome. Details: www.sigbi.

org/leeds

University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes

women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads. Regular events. Details: uleedslc@

gmail.com

White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon Sept – end June (14 & 28 Apr), 7.30pm Farsley Library, Old Rd, Farsley, LS28. Friendly environment in which to improve your speaking skills. Details:

Pauline Neale 269 3542, pauline.neale@ntlworld.com or through www.the-asc. org.uk

developmental play. 10 – 11.15am term time. £1 per family incl refreshments. Everybody welcome. Details:

harehillsplaygroup@gmail. com

Leeds Junior Chess Club

Meets Sun 5.30 – 7.30pm at Alwoodley Community Centre, The Avenue, Alwoodley. Ideal for ages 7-18 of all standards. Coaching from accredited coaches, competitive & friendly play, fun tournaments. Details:

John Hipshon 226 7759, www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk

Youth Club Mon in term

time. Ages 8 – 12: 7 – 8.30pm; ages 13+: 7 – 9pm. Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Rd. LS7. Games, crafts, table tennis, pool, PS3, Wii, events.

Details: 393 0600, www. interact.uk.net

7th Moor Allerton Brownies Seek New

Members A number of Brownies have gone up to Guides so the group has places available. They meet Mon in LS17 from 6 – 7.15pm. Details: 7thmoora

llertonbrownies@gmail.com

Parent & Tots Group

Tues (term time) 1.30-3pm Queens Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 294 Harrogate Rd, Moortown. £2 per family, incl. drink & snack. Everyone welcome. Details: Raegan

saintraegan@yahoo.co.uk, Sam mumba40@gmail.com

YOUNGER LIFE Guiding in Roundhay & Oakwood Are you aged 5-7,

7-10, 10-14, or 14-25? Or an adults over 18? Would you like to know more? Details:

lois@fifthroundhayguides. org

Harehills Movement & Music Playgroup

Parent run playgroup based at Harehills Lane Baptist Church Hall (access via Hilton Pl), LS8. Tues: music & parachute fun; Wed: movement &

RJC Dance Gymnastics For Young People Tues

3.45 – 4.45pm (ages 6-10); 4.45 – 5.45pm (age 11+) at the Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Rd. LS7. All abilities welcome. £4.

Details: 239 2040, stef@ rjcdance.org.uk

Gledhow Woodcraft Folk

welcomes new members aged 6 – 9, Thurs 6.15 –7.15pm (starting Thurs 24 April) at Gledhow Primary School. Games, songs, craftwork

& outdoor activities. Make friends, have fun & be part of a cooperative group! Places limited so book now. Details: Jo 368 1402,

gledhowleeds@woodcraft. org.uk, www.woodcraft. org.uk

MISC/ EVENTS Don’t Act Your Age A

social 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 Horse & Donkey Sanctuary

Weetwood Lane, LS16. Visitors welcome 10am – 2.45pm. Free admission. Donations welcome. Details:

261 4344 For events & pony days visit www. hopepastures.org

Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store Registered charity that collects donated/ unwanted furniture & passes it on to people in need. Call to arrange convenient pick up times. Details: 273 9727,

leedsandmoortown.org.uk

Lipreading Classes

Wed & Thurs, 1 – 3pm at DALES (Deaf Across Leeds Enablement Service) Minerva House, East Parade Leeds. For anyone with hearing loss. £3 per 2 hour session. New class Leeds Civic Hall Wed pm. Details: Susan

Lee 07910 831646, susan@ susanleelipreading.com

St Gemma’s Coins For Caring New Coins for Caring

boxes now available – or label for your own collection jar. Perfect for your spare change. Every donation makes a difference. Return to Hospice or local shop once full. Secure boxes available for businesses. Details:

Jenny 218 5565, jennyd@ st-gemma.co.uk

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Leeds Civic Trust Guided Supper Walks Wed 30 Apr: Medieval Leeds; Tues 6 May: Georgian Leeds; Tues13 May: Victorian Leeds; Wed 21 May: Edwardian Leeds. Start 7pm from Trust office, Wharf St & last 1½ hours, ending with supper at Wharf St. £10 per person per walk. Details & to book: 243 9594, office@ leedscivictrust.org.uk The Leeds Library 18 Commercial St. LS1. Tour this hidden gem, 10.30am Sat 1 March. Call 245 3071 to

book your tour.

Volunteers Please! The Donkey Sanctuary’s Assisted Therapy Centre, Eccup, works with hundreds of children with additional needs every year, using donkeys as a unique form of therapy. They are currently looking

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for volunteers, especially at weekends. Details: 261 9249

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admin@workplaceleeds. org.uk

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