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Life&Style How to Photograph Plants & Wildlife Through the Seasons

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0113 293 4304 After several visits to a friend in West Park, photographer Arnold Wilson noticed how very attractive her garden looked at the height of each season…..suddenly the idea for a book was born! ‘How to Photograph Garden Plants and Wildlife Through Four Seasons’ aims to help photographers get the best out of their cameras when photographing outdoors. It starts by describing the main components of the camera and how each part functions, while technical terms such as ‘depth of field’, ‘shutter priority’, ‘ISO settings’ and many more are all explained. Composition is an area often neglected by many photographers and topics include positioning the subject in the frame, the direction of the lighting, choosing an appropriate background and several more, all discussed in detail.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards have issued fresh guidance on the purchase of used cars to residents across West Yorkshire. This guidance is the result of a recent ‘week of action’ undertaken by West Yorkshire Trading Standards where random checks were carried out on independent car garages across the region. Over 60 used cars that were advertised for sale were spot-checked, 35 of these were mechanically inspected and, shockingly, one in three of these was deemed by an independent consultant engineer to be unsafe to drive.

A common theme was poor repair accident damage that left the cars structurally weakened. One example, a 2016 BMW 335i Estate was found to have a deformed chassis and inner wings, with over 5mm of filler used to disguise the damage; and a 2007 Ford Focus C Max was found to have a significantly deformed side sill and B pillar, again filler had been applied to cover deformation.

Other key findings were that one in four cars were falsely described as having full/part service history, and another one in four cars were falsely described as having 12 months MOT. Included in their guidance, West Yorkshire Trading Standards encourage people to check that the condition of the car is consistent with the indicated mileage, as one in eight cars checked had a mileage discrepancy. The key driver to the ‘week of action’ was that the purchase of used vehicles is one of the top consumer complaints received by Citizens’ Advice, with nearly 11,000 complaints made each year.

“Our findings should act as a stark reminder to anyone who is thinking about purchasing a second-hand motor vehicle”, said David Lodge, Head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards. “Some parts of the motor trade have always generated a significant number of complaints but what our findings have uncovered is the serious nature of the problems that consumers may encounter. Often consumers are easily seduced by the excitement of a new car purchase, but undertaking a few basic checks before you part with any cash could save you lots of time and hassle in the future.” More guidance on the purchase of vehicles can be found at wyjs.org.uk/ carconfidence


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Life&Style William Merritt Exhibition Includes New Driving Area Each year the William Merritt Centre hosts an exhibition in Leeds for assistive technology and equipment for disabled children and adults, their carers and healthcare professionals. This year, the Centre has added a new driving area, partnering with Get Going Live and funded via Department for Transport and Driving Mobility. This area will include:

A selection of driving exhibitors featuring adaptations and adapted cars

A complete range of the William Merritt Centre’s cars

A test drive circuit

Passenger and Driver access advice

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Occupational Therapists to offer guidance and advice “This will give our exhibition even wider appeal, with more options and advice for disabled adults, and attracting young disabled individuals, older drivers with a newly acquired medical condition and Approved Driving Instructors”, said David Blythe, General Manager at The William Merritt Centre.

Young people with disabilities can get a driving licence at 16, but parents and carers need to feel confident that they are making the right decisions for the safety of their young driver. The Centre also receives many enquiries from older drivers who want to continue driving safely and maintain their independence. Friendly, expert advice will be available from a number of companies and the William Merritt Centre team, who have a wealth of knowledge regarding the adaptations and vehicles that are right for the individual’s needs. This event is free to attend and is a convenient way to try out new products and see what’s new in assistive technology. The William Merritt Centre provides impartial information, advice and assessments on equipment, driving and practical aspects of daily living for disabled people of all ages, their carers, professionals and older people. Anyone can make an appointment with one of their Occupational Therapists/Driving instructors to discuss the needs and recommendations to aid independent living. w w w.w m d l c . o r g /a c c e s s a b i l i t y exhibition


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Life&Style Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Independent The Just A Card campaign has been running for about three years – its aim being to encourage people to make even small purchases from independent, small businesses who need support in this tough economic climate.

“We hope that people will think twice before making a purchase and ask themselves if there is an independent business where they can buy that item”, said Claire Riley of Our Handmade Collective. “They will not only help the local economy but will most likely receive a higher level of customer service and a more tailored purchase. When shopping online, sites like Etsy, where every business is a small independent, are always a good choice. “Food and farmers’ markets support even more of the local economy. It’s just about changing perceptions, adjusting shopping habits, thinking twice before going online, buying your coffee from a independent coffee shop, and ordering books from a local bookshop!”

The campaign was founded by artist/ designer Sarah Hamilton after reading a notice in a local gallery window – it read: “If everyone who’d complimented us on our beautiful gallery had bought just a card, we’d still be open” – pointing out how vital each purchase is to a small business. One supporter of the #justacard campaign is our Our Handmade Collective in the Grand Arcade, LS1. Stocking the work of 70 local designer/ makers, it provides a handmade shopping experience with gifts and cards for all occasions.

At Our Handmade Collective you can support not just one but 70 small businesses – all of which are doing their best to make a living doing what they love. So, in the run up to the festive season, why not consider doing some or all of your Christmas shopping with local businesses? Our Handmade Collective is holding a Christmas Shopping Evening Event on Thursday 1st November where you can meet lots of the makers while sipping mulled wine and munching mince pies. The choir Vocologee will be singing festive songs too, and you can get 10% off your purchases for the evening.

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Life&Style They Lived In Leeds By Eveleigh Bradford

Jane Elizabeth Brown (1847-1921) Founder of the Victoria Home, Headingley How best to provide for the elderly and infirm remains as vital a topic today as it ever was. Money has always been an issue, but in the late nineteenth century social position came into the mix too. When Jane Brown was looking for a cause to devote her energies and her considerable fortune to in the 1880s she was very conscious of the vulnerability of single women of her own class. She saw the need for a sanctuary for the sick and disabled without money or family, whose only recourse otherwise would be the workhouse. So she set about founding a home ‘for invalid ladies’ to provide security and care. The institution she founded was to survive over 120 years.

Jane Brown was born in Roundhay in 1847, the only daughter of Eliza and William Brown, both Unitarians active in good works. Her father was a wealthy textile merchant, partner in a thriving business in Bradford. In 1858 in an upmarket move he bought land at Weetwood, leafy and exclusive, and had a handsome stone house built there for the family: Bardon Grange – Cuthbert Brodrick of Town Hall fame was probably the architect. Across Weetwood Lane he had a second mansion, ‘the Hollies’, built around 1871 for his son George William. (Both houses are still there) Jane lived in Bardon Grange with her parents until their deaths and then stayed on, never marrying. In 1882 she inherited money from her father and began planning her ‘Ladies’ Home’ project. Her dream was realised when she opened the first Victoria Home in a rented house in Grosvenor Road in 1885, with five residents. It was dedicated to her parents. When the waiting list for admission grew she bought larger premises in Broomfield Crescent, and finally in 1901 a spacious detached house in Kirkstall Lane: called ‘The Limes’, set in gardens. She undertook a major extension to take 20 residents and vested the property in trustees. A body of loyal subscribers helped to fund and maintain the Home.

She was a formidable figure, acting first as Secretary then as President of the Home, trotting down regularly from Weetwood in her pony trap. She set firm rules. All residents were expected to contribute, usually 10 shillings to £1 a week, in return for board and lodgings, nursing and medical care. Applicants had to provide evidence of their medical condition, ability to pay, and their social position. There were no religious barriers. The aim was to provide a comfortable, permanent home for chronically sick or disabled women of education and status who had no means of support (no state benefits then). In 1903 the Home in Kirkstall Lane was formally opened by Lady Lucy Cavendish, who praised the cheerful home-like rooms, the exceptional care, and the moderate charges. A 1909 newspaper article on the Home commented that here gentlewomen could enjoy the niceties of life – no ‘thick-cut bread and butter’ or ‘ready-made tea mixed with milk and sugar’ which might suit the multitude but would be nothing short of a nightmare for ladies of refined tastes! More importantly it provided life-long security and dedicated care.


The aim was to provide a comfortable, permanent home for chronically sick or disabled women of education and status who had no means of support

Jane Brown continued to devote time and money to the Home. There was a financial deficit each year, but she and her supporters managed to keep it afloat through fundraising bazaars, donations and volunteers – the two doctors attending gave their time free of charge. Treats and outings were organised when possible, as in 1908 when borrowed carriages took the ladies down to see the decorations for the Royal visit. Improvements like a lift (worked initially by ropes) were introduced when cash allowed. In the First World War the ladies knitted assiduously for the forces and army horses occupied the stables. Jane Brown like many others had her personal tragedy: the death of her nephew, Major Harold Brown, in 1918. Her brother George William later donated his mansion ‘The Hollies’ and its magical park to the city, in his son’s memory.

Jane hrself died in 1921, aged 73, but left a generous bequest to the Home. A strong character, motivated by faith and duty, she had inspired great affection (and awe), and was long remembered on ‘Founder’s Day’. Oldfashioned as she was in her ways and dress, her ideas had been ahead of their time. Over the years the Victoria Home continued to offer care and refuge but struggled to modernise. Money remained tight, in spite of a YEP appeal on the centenary in 1985. In the end it could not survive and closed in 2007, its 20 residents, some over 100, dispersed. Its assets were transferred to MHA to provide care facilities for the elderly, and a modern assisted-living complex, Victoria Court, now occupies the site.

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Retirement Just Doesn’t Suit

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Albert Nobbs!

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STARS, the North Leeds Theatre group, recently announced that their next play will be ‘Albert Nobbs’ by Gordon Steel and will run from Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane, LS16 6AZ.

Phoenix Dance Theatre presents its eighth ‘Phoenix at Home’ production at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre from Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Last year, Phoenix at Home saw the company celebrate female choreographers, presenting works by some of the company’s own talented dancer/choreographers, including a piece by multi-award-winning Sandrine Monin. This year Phoenix will present Robert North’s renowned ‘Troy Game’. Described by the New York Times as a ‘funny and sexy romp’, it is a tongue-in-cheek parody of male machismo specially re-staged for Phoenix to include female dancers. Sandrine Monin makes a welcome return with an excerpt from her new piece ‘Kirke’, for which she has again teamed

up with composer Roberto Rusconi; and Phoenix Youth Academy take to the stage with colourful and comedic new work ‘Spam’, choreographed by company dancer Michael Marquez. A year ago, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Sharon Watson, created a dance piece to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the arrival in the UK of the ship ‘Windrush’ with the first group of immigrants from Jamaica. It was a huge success. After touring to nine UK venues, a festival in Germany, and a special performance at Tilbury Docks on Windrush Day, ‘Windrush: Movement of the People’  continues to tour and returns to Yorkshire in November. Tickets for Phoenix at Home (£16/ £13) are available from 0113 220 8008 or online at www.phoenixdancetheatre. co.uk

After a life of hard graft, retirement isn’t at all what Albert Nobbs had expected. Instead of relaxing and taking things at a leisurely pace, the curmudgeonly Albert finds himself bored and nagged senseless by his wife Connie. But Albert’s world is soon turned upside-down by the sudden death of Connie in a road accident, and he struggles to find a reason to carry on… until Connie returns as a ghost and sets about organising a fulfilling retirement for Albert, including matchmaking with her best friend Rose. The play has been compared to ‘Blithe Spirit’ but in a different social setting and is a mix of bitter-sweet moments and comedy. Tickets £8/ £7 are available from 0113 293 9596, tickets@starsleeds. co.uk www.starsleeds.co.uk


Minu Achrekar Exhibits at HEART Minu Achrekar is a practicing medical doctor working in the NHS with a strong interest in art. She works in watercolour, acrylic, oil paints and textured media and has exhibited in several art shows and galleries around Leeds. Her next exhibition, ‘Beautiful Living’, will run from 22nd October to 21st December in the Ridge Room at HEART on Bennett Road, Headingley. Her childhood in India has given her a love of vibrant colours and her inspiration is endless – from imaginative worlds to living landscapes, cityscapes, animals and flora. She is passionate about making art accessible and has chosen a selection of pocket-friendly paintings that would suit numerous settings.

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‘Europe’ Resonates at Leeds Playhouse Leeds Playhouse will stage David Greig's politically resonant play, ‘Europe’, from Friday 12th October – Saturday 3rd November in its temporary, 350- seat theatre on the Playhouse’s current site. Written in 1994, at the height of the Balkan conflict, the production explores our relationship with our continent – particularly pertinent as this becomes more and more politicised. The play is set around a small-town railway station and follows the plight of two economic refugees as they arrive in an unnamed town near an unnamed European border. 

“I was fascinated by David Greig's play from the moment I read it over 20 years ago”, said James Brining. “Staging it feels as important now as when it was first written, which is a measure of its power as a modern classic. The story focuses on the power of human connection and friendship. As a theatre of sanctuary, the Playhouse works tirelessly to combat the feeling of displacement and I am really interested in how this production will provoke discussions around our own sense of belonging.”

Staging David Greig's play feels as important now as when it was first written

This often funny and moving production will be directed by Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining and designed by awardwinning designer Amanda Stoodley. It will feature seven of the Playhouse’s Ensemble Company, including  Jo Mousley  as Katia  and  Robert Pickavance as Sava. Joining them will be  Jo Alessi as Fret; Lladel Bryant as Billy; Darren Kuppan as Morocco; Dan Parr as Berlin; and Tessa Parr as Adele. They will be joined by Alex Nowark as Horse.

Amanda Stoodley added: "I used to live in Leeds, so there's always a bit of my heart here and I love coming back to see how the city is doing. With that in mind, it would be heartbreaking to return to a place one knew and cared for, to find it in the same distress, turmoil and confusion as the town in ‘Europe’. It is a hard-hitting, thoughtprovoking story that strikes a very real chord in changing times for all of us and how we move, or not, with them." Tickets are available from 0113 213 7700 or online at leedsplayhouse.org.uk


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War Requiem Commemorating the Armistice Exhibitions of vintage photographs don’t normally accompany concerts by Leeds Festival Chorus, but there will be one already in place at Leeds Town Hall, linking it to a performance of Benjamin Britten’s deeply emotional ‘War Requiem’ on 17th November. The exhibition is in the Brodrick Exhibition Space for three months from the beginning of October. With the concert, it commemorates the Armistice of 1918. Alongside the Leeds singers will be the City of Glasgow Chorus, the Cantabile Choir, soloists, Evelina Dobračeva (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor) and Benjamin Appl (baritone), and the BBC Philharmonic, with conductor Simon Wright. The photographs are of ancestors of members of the three choirs who were active at the time of the First World War. Others are of staff and patients at the Second Northern General Hospital at Beckett Park, Headingley, which was the main war hospital in Leeds.

“I asked as many singers as possible to burrow around in their family histories”, said curator Richard Wilcocks, who sings bass with Leeds Festival Chorus. “I also used my digital archive from when I was researching my book ‘Stories from the War Hospital’ in 2014. What I received was personal, intimate and compelling.”

work has remained popular and is one of the composer’s most performed pieces.

The exhibition includes young men and women who fought in the great catastrophe and those who did not. Nurses and doctors appear beside men who fought, survivors and casualties. One of the larger photographs is of Benjamin Britten, taken in 1964, placed next to a large manuscript by Wilfred Owen, a first draft of his famous poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’.

Britten, a pacifist, was very affected by the poetry of Wilfred Owen, who was killed fighting his way across a French canal in the war’s last month. He wrote a quotation from him on the title page of his score - "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity" – and interspersed nine of Owen’s poems amongst the Latin words of the Requiem. A soprano soloist with a large chorus is needed for these words, and the poems are sung by a tenor and a baritone, giving a visceral sense of what war is like.

‘War Requiem’ was composed as a commission for the rededication of Coventry Cathedral in 1962. The horrors of the First World War represent those of all wars. The

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is at Leeds Town Hall, Saturday 17th November, 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50 – £36. Concessions available. Box Office 0113 376 0318 boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk


Leeds Choir Marks Armistice Commemorations with New Requiem St Peter’s Singers are preparing to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War with the world premiere of a new work created by two of its own members. ‘Penthos’ – a new Requiem - was composed by Matthew Oglesby, with a visionary text by Hannah Stone, and you can hear its first performance at St. Michael’s Church, Headingley, on Saturday 27th October at 6pm. ‘Penthos’ is a significant contribution to the City’s Armistice commemorations. Expressed in hauntingly beautiful poetry and music, the piece is a meditation on that ancient spirit of mourning articulated in the Greek word penthos. It allows us to remember all those who died, and to reflect on the appalling wars that continue to disfigure our world 100 years after ‘the war to end all wars’. Scored for choir, orchestra and soloists, Matthew Oglesby’s music fuses ancient sounds of Russian bells and Eastern Orthodox chanting with the music of English, French and German composers from the time of the Great War. Moments of stunning choral simplicity contrast with the carefully orchestrated sounds of a sizeable orchestra and the highly personalised utterances of contralto and baritone soloists.

Originating in the Middle East, the idea of penthos – being sorry when you do wrong, either as an individual or as a community – is the first step to putting things right with those you have hurt and leads to the joy of reconciliation and happier relations. Hannah Stone is an award-winning poet who is also an academic expert on penthos. Her text draws on this, following the example of the early Eastern Christian monks who wrote about it, and expressing it in poetry that is rich in imagery, vivid in its portrayal of key characters and skilful in its use of different forms. For further information, and to reserve your place, visit www.penthos.uk


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The Leeds Gathering: A Celebration of Irish Music & Arts The Leeds Gathering, a celebration of Irish music and arts, runs from 12th – 20th October. Organised by the Leeds-based Irish Arts Foundation, events are designed to appeal to both those of an Irish background and people from the wider community with an interest in music and the arts.

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As usual, the festival features a number of concerts, traditional Irish music sessions, literary and educational events as well as a film screening. The fourteenth Leeds Gathering features some of the most experienced and emerging performers and artistes in the world of Irish music and arts.

First formed in 1983, the influential foursome Buttons and Bows - made up of Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain, will play Inkwell on Saturday 20th October, and from County Mayo the up and coming band Blás, play The New Headingley Club on Saturday 13th October.

Set during the Irish War of Independence in the early 1920s, Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton will be screening The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Director: Ken Loach) on Monday 15th October. Also at Seven Arts on Wednesday 17th October, Ladies Who Punch, in association with Mend & MakeDo Theatre Company, present ‘Corner Boys’. This powerful play exposes the light and dark sides of rural Irish life in the sixties – the carnivals, the sodalities, the shenanigans, the humour and the desperation. “We are particularly delighted to welcome Blás, from Foxford in North County Mayo, this year, a dynamic young band that hail from a part of Ireland with strong links to Leeds”, said John O’Dwyer, Irish Arts Foundation trustee. “The Leeds Irish community represents members from all over Ireland but there exists an extremely strong connection with County Mayo. Many of those who emigrated to Leeds post -1950 were from the towns and villages of the north of Mayo in particular.” For further information and a full programme of events contact the Irish Arts Foundation on info@irisharts.org. uk or visit www.irisharts.org.uk

Pictured: The Corner Boys


Forms Established in the Light at Sunny Bank

'Forms Established in the Light’ is the latest exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, inspired by the parallels between art, architecture and design. Thirty-three artists from all over the country exhibit an eclectic mix of work, including ceramics, drawing, furniture, film, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. Each piece challenges the audience to consider their perception of architecture, space and design. Exhibiting artists include Ellen PaigeLeach (Bridlington), Clare Holdstock (Hull), Sue Mann (York), and Shane Green, whose wooden sculptures are renowned around Leeds.

Alun Kirby’s origami sculpture ‘Reconstructed Memory’ and Russell Hughes’ ‘Recording Movement and Spatial Disruption – Five Walks in Millenium Square, which uses crowd control barriers and print to explore how people walk through public spaces, are also included. Amanda Lwin (London) was recently commissioned as part of Selected Sculpture in the City; Jo Taylor is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors; and Kevin Pocock’s painting ‘Brutal Façade’, was in the John Moores painting prize 2012. The exhibition is free and runs until 28th October. The Gallery is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sundays.


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General Meeting 2018 Residents and tenants in the Adel area are invited to attend the Adel Crag Community Association’s 16th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9th October, 7pm at Wayland Croft, Sheltered Housing Complex. The meeting will elect up to nine members for the coming year and will focus on any concerns you may have about developments around the area. So, go along and listen to the debate or make your voice heard on issues that matter to you.

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of St Gemma’s Hospice, the hospice is holding a special 40th Anniversary Arts Festival at The Grammar School at Leeds from Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th October.

The festival will also display artwork from the Secret Art Project, which features works from famous artists and celebrities, including PM Theresa May and the Kaiser Chiefs.

This celebration of local arts will feature two special exhibitions alongside the hospice’s annual art and photography exhibition and sale. The 40 Faces of St Gemma’s exhibition, previously displayed at Leeds City Museum, features the photography of Olivia Hemingway, who specialises in portraits with a natural, relaxed style. The subjects have been photographed in places significant to them and their stories are told alongside the pictures. The exhibition demonstrates strong feelings of hope, love, humour and bravery and help to show the reality of hospice care.

Alongside the exhibition there will be an arts café selling homemade cakes, coffee and teas. ‘The Arts Exhibition is a wonderful celebration of arts, showcasing the fantastic talents of local artists”, said Pete Watson, St Gemma’s Senior Events Fundraiser. “It is also an important fundraiser for the hospice, as a percentage of every artwork sold is donated to St Gemma’s, contributing towards the £9 million we need to raise every year to keep the doors of the Hospice open.” Admission to the Arts Festival is just £3. For more information visit www.events. st-gemma.co.uk or call 0113 218 5505.

Issues likely to be covered include: housing development, ASB, crime, traffic, footpaths, roads, noise nuisance, dog fouling, car parking, litter, grass cutting, overgrown shrubberies and local authority services. If you can attend this meeting, please do, and support what you believe needs to be done to make Adel a safer, more pleasant place to live. Cllr Barry Anderson, representatives from Housing Leeds and the Police have all been invited to attend. For further information, contact Francis Garbutt 07742 047728 or www.adelcrag.org.uk


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Red Ladder Theatre Celebrates 50 Years with Brecht Pauline McLynn will take on the titular role in Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage & Her Children’ in Red Ladder Theatre’s 50th anniversary production at Albion Electric warehouse, South Accommodation Road, LS10 1PR, from 28th September – 20th October. Artistic director Rod Dixon directs Bertolt Brecht’s timeless anti-war play, from the dark and witty translation by Lee Hall, as an immersive production. Audiences will follow in the footsteps of Brecht’s fearless matriarch as she hauls her wagon through battlefields and bombed out villages. Rod Dixon’s production re-examines the relevance of Brecht’s 20th century masterpiece for today. Echoing the contemporary refugees’ universal displacement, Mother Courage & Her Children asks urgent questions surrounding the stigma and fear of immigration and the effects of war, and integrates a professional cast and community chorus. Best known for her award-winning role as Mrs Doyle in ‘Father Ted’, Irish actor and author Pauline McLynn is Brecht’s buffoonish but ruthless Mother Courage. “Mother Courage is one of the great, iconic roles and to have this opportunity to play her is a particular thrill for me”, said Pauline. “I am excited to introduce new audiences to Brecht, a challenging and brilliant playwright who provokes and enriches us with his work. I am an actor who has always had a leaning for the Left and therefore Red Ladder and myself are a very natural match. Not only is this play still hugely relevant (sad to say), the integrity of the company just sings to me. And that Rod has chosen to celebrate Red Ladder’s 50th with this important play, with me in the title role, is one of the biggest, scariest thrills I’ve ever had.”

Pauline is joined by Bea Webster, making her professional debut as one of the first actors to graduate from the only UK performance degree course for d/Deaf performers. She plays Kattrin, alongside Levi Payne and an ensemble of actors and actor-musicians: Becky Barry, Luke Dickson, T.J. Holmes, Matthew Lewney, Beccy Owen, and Kathleen Yore. The musical score is by Boff Whalley (founder member of Chumbawamba), with musical arrangement by singer-songwriter Beccy Owen. “This is the first time in 50 years that Red Ladder will have staged a classic, and to me it is the perfect play for our troubled time”, said Rod Dixon. “Brecht is one of the most radical and experimental of playwrights from the last century and my ambition is to use this brilliant piece of theatre to counter the narrative of the right-wing media that refugees from ‘there’ do not need to be ‘here’. Mother Courage is a gigantic role and I am particularly excited that Pauline is to play her. She brings a rich experience of many characters of stage and screen to this production, and audiences will be thrilled by her performance.” Tickets (£15/£20) are available from Leeds Playhouse (0113 213 7700) or via www.redladder.co.uk Red Ladder is supported by Leeds Playhouse and is working with local organisations MAPS – the Leeds City Council migrant support service – Open Source Arts, and Leeds Asylum Seeker Network.

Pictured: Pauline McLynn & Rod Dixon


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CommunityNews Volunteering Advice at Headingley Community Hub Volunteer Centre Leeds, part of charity Voluntary Action Leeds, delivers advice sessions at Headingley Community Hub (Headingley Library) for people who would like to volunteer. The drop-in runs fortnightly on Mondays (10.30am - 1pm) and upcoming dates include 8th and 22nd October. They hope to reach as many would-be volunteers as possible to help good causes across the city. They also hope to forge new links with North Leeds volunteer-involving organisations that may not currently use the Volunteer Centre to support their volunteer recruitment.

The drop-in runs fortnightly on Mondays (10.30am 1pm) and upcoming dates include 8th and 22nd October

Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, improve health and employability, and contribute to improving the lives of others. The Centre has a huge variety of volunteer options available, including environmental, educational, health, advice, sport and social wellbeing. Voluntary Action Leeds also provides volunteer management support to organisations, including training and Volunteer Managers' Network Meetings.   For further information, contact 0113 378 8987, volunteering@val.org.uk, or visit https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/i-want-to-volunteer/

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More ‘Calendar Girls’ for Cancer Support Yorkshire

Phoenix Concert Band to Perform in Aid of The Crypt Phoenix Concert Band will perform a fiery musical assortment at St George’s Church at 7.30pm on Saturday 20th October, in aid of St George’s Crypt, the homeless charity, which is currently fundraising for a muchneeded new van to replace their current vehicle, which is nearly falling apart! The charity relies on it to collect food, furniture and other items. Phoenix Concert Band is a large wind orchestra that plays a rich variety of music from film and musical theatre to swing and popular classics. It is committed to raising money whenever possible for local, national and international causes. This concert will include selections from the Lion King, Indiana Jones, Wicked and West Side Story – together with lovely home-baked interval goodies, this promises to be a great event. “We’re delighted to team up with St George’s Crypt for a second time to raise money for their inspirational work”, said Hilary Pattison, Chair of Phoenix Concert

Phoenix Concert Band is committed to raising money whenever possible for local, national and international causes Band. “We love performing for audiences of all ages, and whether you come along because you’re a fan of live music or because you want to help a fantastic charity, everyone benefits.” Tickets (£8/ £5 concessions, U-16s free) are available from cryptconcert.eventbrite. co.uk or on the door.

Yorkshire Yarners is a facebook knitting group around Cookridge, Ireland Wood and West Park, that decided to raise some money for Cancer Support Yorkshire. They hit on the idea of doing an a-la-Calendar Girls calendar and had great fun putting it together. Eight members participated and the photography (by Paul Melling) was done in three locations – Armley Mills, Coldspring Mills and Elmet Alpacas. Cancer Support Yorkshire supports people affected by the practical, financial and emotional issues of cancer and helps them have a better quality of life. All services are provided by a team of dedicated volunteers. These services are free and are made possible through generous donations and fundraising events. The calendar can be purchased via PayPal at yorkshireyarners@ mail.com. For further information about Cancer Support Yorkshire, visit www.csyorkshire.org.uk


Cookridge Camera Club –

If you are interested in photography and would like to make better pictures, or need help choosing a new camera, Cookridge Camera Club would be delighted to help.

Make Better Pictures & Enjoy

This is a small community-run club that meets in Cookridge Village Hall on Wednesdays from 7.30pm. The programme is very varied and includes talks and demonstrations by well-respected photographers, tuition nights on a range of topics, practical sessions, and social events.

A Varied Programme

There is also the opportunity to discuss your work or the latest competition over a cuppa and a chat at the end of the evening. Just go along one Wednesday evening, call Richard on 0113 230 1853 for more information, or visit www. cookridgecameraclub.co.uk.

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CommunityNews Cllr Barry Anderson Adel & Wharfedale Ward

Update on Proposed Link Road to Airport I thought you might like an update on the proposed link road to Leeds Bradford Airport, which was part of the consultation for improved public transport in 2015/16. I have received the following information: Proposals for a new link road connecting the A65 Rawdon Road with the Airport and the A658 Harrogate Road were the subject of a consultation in 2015/16. At the time, improved public transport, especially rail connectivity, was an ambition of the Council and

the airport. Since then, the allocation of government funding for the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme has enabled a review of the options. Following public consultation in Summer 2016, proposals for the investment package included a new parkway station to serve the airport and provide an additional park and ride facility on the Leeds-Harrogate line north of Horsforth.   The selection of the station proposal followed extensive examination. It concluded that, as well as significant technical problems arising from the local topography which necessitated tunnelling, and also posed challenges for a surface level tram, the economic case could not be made for such an investment at the current time. However, the alternative of providing a new parkway on the existing railway

a short distance from the airport site was shown to have the potential to both connect with the terminal and offer a potentially robust business case for the funding required. The current plans are to undertake full consultation on the options and proposals for the new station later this year/early 2019. The detailed programme has yet to be confirmed. Special arrangements will be made to ensure landowners who might be affected are fully aware of the proposals.   Whilst the principles of providing  improved road and rail connections to the airport are well established in the strategy of both the City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority,  there are no currently approved scheme proposals. www.barryanderson.yourcllr.com Twitter: @barryanderson19

New Litter Free Adel Group The new litter free Adel group is passionate about keeping Adel litter free. Residents who would like to change attitudes and behaviours towards littering are taking individual responsibility for keeping the roads they live on litter free, as well as working with the wider community and encouraging wider participation in raising awareness of littering problems. The group intends to link up with other community groups, primary schools, restaurants, shops and businesses. Keeping Adel litter free will be a community effort with as many residents as possible being encouraged to get involved. A Community Litter Pick has been arranged for Sunday 4th November from 2 – 3pm on Bedquilts. Everyone is welcome. To ensure sufficient provision of grabbers and gloves, please contact Sandra McLean on sandra. mclean@btinternet.com if you’d like to take part.

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CommunityNews Leeds Women’s Aid Launches New Website Leeds Women’s Aid recently launched a new website, which includes comprehensive information about domestic violence and abuse and the variety of specialist support services available to women and families in Leeds.

from domestic violence and abuse. It offers a range of specialist services to vulnerable women and families who are victims and survivors of domestic, sexual and honour based violence and abuse, forced marriage, trafficking, stalking and harassment.

The site also provides information, under the ‘Get Involved’ tab, about different ways to support the charity through fundraising, volunteering and donating items to their charity shop and refuges.

This year, Leeds Women’s Aid celebrates 45 years since opening its first women’s refuge in Leeds in 1973. This was the second women’s refuge in the country and the first outside London.

Leeds Women’s Aid is the largest women’s charitable organisation in Leeds and its mission is to protect women and children

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National Lottery Support for Meanwood Village Association Meanwood Village Association has received a National Lottery Grant of £3,000 for its ‘From the Trenches to the 21st Century’ project, awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now programme. The project will focus on various Meanwood groups and volunteers commemorating the end of WW1. Meanwood has marked the centenary of WW1 with various projects. In 2014 a Memorial Avenue of 48 oak trees was planted in Meanwood Park; a new plaque was placed on the ‘Meanwood Men’ War Memorial bearing the names of Meanwood’s WW1 fallen – those names were researched and a book was produced. All of this was made possible by the National Lottery and Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.

2018 marks the end of WW1 and the culmination of Meanwood’s commemoration events will be a six-month project collecting oral history; researching Major Walter Rowley, a great benefactor to Meanwood and Leeds, resulting in a book; and a guided history tour of Meanwood quarries, as they played a relevant part in WW1 – this will also involve Holy Trinity Church graveyard and War Memorial. A photography and WW1 artefacts exhibition will also be held, and all events will be published well in advance. For further information contact Cynthia Ruston cynthia1941@hotmail.co.uk

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It’s Apple Day in Headingley! Once again, all things apple will be celebrated at HEART on Bennett Road on Saturday 20th October. Throughout the afternoon and into the evening there will be a host of ‘appley’ activities for everyone to enjoy. Go along and help with the preparation and pressing of apples to make delicious apple juice; listen to music; watch the Morris dancers; wander round stalls; or enjoy a meal, snack or cakes in the café. There will also be a number of talks – for example, on cider making. Then, to wind up the festivities, you can dance the night away at a ceilidh with music by Bandiera Rossa. For the full programme, pick up a leaflet from HEART or visit www.heartcentre.org.uk for further information.

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Garden Round Up With Tracy Foster

A month to celebrate fiery autumn leaves, ripe apples, garden fires and Halloween

Dahlias

In the Kitchen Garden

This year I have enjoyed my Dahlias, especially as they carried on flowering right through September. I particularly loved the dark starry flowered ‘Verrone’s Obsidian’.

Many crops need to be harvested before the first frosts arrive. These include carrots, beetroots, pumpkins and squashes. Tomatoes that have refused to ripen in the garden or greenhouse can be brought indoors where they can continue to turn red in the warmth. You can speed things up by putting them in a bowl with a ripe banana. When picking cabbages, try leaving the stalk stump in the ground and make a few cuts into the top with a knife, this can encourage a crop of tasty small leaves to appear.

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This year I have enjoyed my Dahlias I particularly loved the dark starry flowered ‘Verrone’s Obsidian’

If your plants are growing in a warm sheltered spot, you could apply a thick layer of mulch and leave the tubers in the ground, although it is safer to bring them in to avoid all risk of frost. They have to be lifted with great care to avoid damaging them, then the leaves and stalks cut off close to the tuber and any loose soil shaken off. Next, rinse them and leave to dry before putting them into boxes or pots of dry compost and leaving them in a frost-free place until planting time arrives again in May.

harvested before the first frosts arrive. These include carrots, beetroots, pumpkins.

Apples can be picked as soon as they are ready (they will come away easily once they are ripe) and it’s also a good idea to pick up any diseased ones off the ground and dispose of them so they don’t re-infect the plant. A Few more Autumn Jobs This is a perfect time to order bare root trees, shrubs, roses and fruit bushes for planting. It’s also a good month to move any trees and shrubs that are in the wrong place. As perennial plants die back after the Summer they can look really tatty, so it feels great to get them chopped right back and tidied up. Some however have stiff stems and good structural seedheads, so I like to leave them in place to admire throughout the Winter. Finally there may well be some flowers around to enjoy – look out for lovely Asters, Nerines and Chrysanthemums.

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Film Review By Samuel Payne

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST DIRECTED BY: DESIREE AKHAVAN STARRING: : CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, JOHN GALLAGHER JR, SASHA LANE, FORREST GOODLUCK, MARIN IRELAND, OWEN CAMPBELL, KERRY BUTLER, QUINN SHEPHARD, EMILY SKEGGS, MELANIE EHRLICH, JENNIFER EHLE CERT: 15 RUNNING TIME: 93 MINS 1993 is a foreign country: they do things differently there. No smart phones, no internet, no social media. It’s an even less connected world for Cameron Post, a teenager embarking on a brutal re-education - just because she’s gay.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells the story of an orphaned teen ousted by her family for having a romance with another girl. She’s quickly dispatched to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp for kids ‘struggling with same sex attraction’. Initially the camp seems to offer a worthy and benign process of rehabilitation, but gradually Cameron questions the practical consequences of her spiritual therapy. In our enlightened times, the prospect of sending a child away for conversion therapy seems blatantly unethical. But it happened, and it still occurs today, despite the process being dismissed by medical bodies as harmful and ineffective. The Miseducation of Cameron Post examines this problematic phenomenon through the lens of the early Nineties - the recent past where sex education was a hurried formality, support and information was less accessible and the everpresent threat of HIV carried a death sentence. Desiree Akhavan’s adaption of the novel by Emily M Danforth is almost impatiently lean, offering a patchy assembly of key sequences and passing conversations. It lacks a steady narrative, yet its documentary-style of direction is compelling and succeeds in framing a series of coming-of-age vignettes between Cameron and her fellow inmates. This is the true focus of the film: a small collective of ill-fitting young people rejected by their relatives and social circles, yet brought together to form a new family and ethos of their own, albeit within a spiritual reform prison. The concept borrows much from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, combined with the adolescent angst and anarchy of The Breakfast Club. Both explore the impact of confinement and the importance of group bonding, whilst climaxing with a revolt against flawed authority figures. In John Hughes tradition we even experience an unruly scene with kids dancing to Eighties rock on tables.


The film’s central performance comes from pint-sized Chloë Grace Moretz, providing an arresting if understated portrayal of Cameron Post. It’s a purposefully centred and naturalistic display, which is the whole point of her character; highlighting the irony that she’s just a normal kid. It’s actually the misguided intentions of her healers that are perverse. The camp is run by Dr Lydia March, in a brilliant passive-aggressive turn from Jennifer Ehle. She’s assisted by her younger brother Reverend Rick, her first successful conversion case and one of the most intriguing studies in the film. John Gallagher Jr plays Rick as a genuinely well-intentioned if deluded guy, unknowingly demonstrating that he’s simply become conditioned, not cured, from his sexual orientation. He’s also a figure of ridicule, not least when a kid points out his Freddie Mercury moustache and earnestly whispers: “Can you believe he used to struggle with same sex attraction?”

The film offers plenty of dry gags like these, despite being a story beset with personal tragedy - peaking in a horrific breakdown which also acts as a dramatic catalyst for change. Yet despite some dark aspects, it’s also a genuinely optimistic experience. Akhavan avoids twisting the story into a polemic against religion or a grandstand for gay rights, choosing to simply evidence how times once were and how attitudes were destined to evolve. This is perhaps exemplified in a beautifully lingering shot of the group glancing back on their journey - implying they’re looking forward to the freedoms and values of the present day. The only weak points come in too little backstory. Cameron’s romance is glimpsed through flashbacks or dream sequences, whilst the whole trauma of losing her parents has little to no development outside of few offhand references. Whilst this does give the film a swift start off the blocks, it also fails to fully develop its lead character, who remains something of an enigma. A likely award-winner, The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a fascinating if uneven little film, which frames its subject with scrutiny and sensitivity. Damning of conversion therapy yet sympathetic to those trapped within its mechanisms, this is a study highlighting how far society has come, and for some, how far we still have to go.


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discuss the importance of protecting the artistry of historic films. He will introduce ‘Lady and the Tramp’, restored from 64-year-old Cinemascope negatives and magnetic sound masters. Hollywood VFX Artist Carin Anne Strohmaier will introduce a screening of ‘Contact’ (1997), which she worked on with director Robert Zemeckis. Her event is part of the festival’s focus on Women in Widescreen, which will take a closer look at female representation in film, both on and off-screen. Guest speakers include broadcaster/ journalist, Samira Ahmed; Dr Eileen Rositzka, researcher at the Cinepoetics Center for Advanced Film Studies, Berlin; Annabel Grundy,

The National Science and Media Museum’s annual Widescreen Weekend Festival runs from 11th – 14th October, featuring special guests, classic films, blockbusters, restorations, and anniversary screenings galore, all showing in widescreen format, thanks to the museum’s unique cinema facilities.

Major Programmes Manager at Film Audience Network; and Melanie Iredale, Deputy Director of Doc/Fest.

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The festival opens with a fiftieth anniversary screening of Sergio Leone’s classic Spaghetti Western ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ (1968). It launches a strand of Westerns selected by cinema historian Sir Christopher Frayling, including a three-strip Cinerama screening of ‘How the West Was Won’ (1962), ‘Forty Guns’ (1957), and the Coen brothers’ ‘No Country for Old Men’ (2007). ‘Funny Girl’ (1968), which made Barbra Streisand a star, will be introduced by comedian and actress Maureen Younger. Other special guests include Theo Gluck, Walt Disney Studios’ Director of Library Restoration and Preservation, who will

Celluloid Saturday (13 Oct) is dedicated to film on celluloid and the skill of projectionists. A mix of classic, cult and critically acclaimed movies feature, including: ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (2000), ‘Wuxia’ (martial heroes); ‘Flatliners’ (1990); ‘Deaf Mute Heroine’ (1971); and ‘Year of the Dragon’, Michael Cimino’s 1985 gangland action adventure. Other films showing include François Truffaut’s ‘Jules et Jim’ (1962), ‘Grand Prix’ (1966), Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment’ (1960), and ‘It’s Always Fair Weather’, starring Gene Kelly, with an introduction by film score composer Gary Yershon. For full details, visit www. scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/ widescreen-weekend

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From Leeds to Laos (via YouTube):

Photo: Asia Precz

Hannah Trigwell

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I’m a singer songwriter form Leeds and I make guitar driven pop and emotional stripped back acoustic tunes”, says Hannah Trigwell. Such a summary does not capture the scale of her accomplishments. Before 2014 Hannah was another voice in the busking collage that is Briggate on a sunny afternoon, but well-crafted songs, an engaging attitude, and a bit of social media savvy catapulted her (unexpectedly) to the top of the charts in Laos, Vietnam, and Mongolia, a feat she has repeated with her latest album ‘Red’ which went straight in at No.4 in the album charts in Malaysia. Playing in Leeds on her final UK tour date before heading to Europe, Hannah reveals that this is the only show she is nervous about. Her family and friends feature as subject matter in her new songs, alongside relationships, stalking, and the internet.

Hannah sings with confidence and control, drawing the listener in with every song before releasing them with the final cadence. Her instrumental technique is accompanied by her use of technology. Loop pedals, pads, and a second microphone enable her to make the most of every song. These techniques also appear on the album, with the single ‘Taboo’ taking on a very different feel from her usual acoustic sound. “The sounds in that song are still guitar, just more heavily processed", said Hannah. "To do that song acoustically would have been fine, but I feel like its been brought to life in the way that we’ve done it.” Hannah has stuck to her principles with the album, exercising complete creative control and

of singer songwriters comes in waves. rewarding her fans worldwide. “I don’t know if they just really like acoustic singer songwriters in Asia. Here their popularity comes in waves and right now it’s not very popular. It’s grime and synth pop that are really popular. There’s a big audience for singer-songwriters but it’s not necessarily here right now, but I’m sure it will come back.” Hannah Trigwell maintains a YouTube channel where you can hear her songs, watch her videos, and follow her vlog. Her new album ‘Red’ is available on Spotify. By Sam Rainer


Goth City 3: Season of The Witch Goth City, Leeds' goth cultural festival, returns from 11th – 21st October with top quality music, theatre, writing and art. It celebrates the gothic and post-punk heritage of the city and of Yorkshire with gigs, clubs, discussions, spoken word, acoustic and social events at alternative venues, including Wharf Chambers, the Fenton, Bad Apples and the Fox & Newt, and featuring over 20 bands and performers.

Pictured: Skeletal Family Photo: Mel Butler Photography

This year’s headliners include goth legends Skeletal Family, pagan rock heroes Inkubus Sukkubus, and recently reformed '90s goth favourites Rome Burns. Other notable acts are rising stars FEHM, the Sisters of Murphy, and Saigon Blue Rain from Paris. All proceeds from Goth City Promotions events will be donated to PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers), a charity for destitute refugees and asylum seekers. Their work, which provides financial and practical support to destitute refugees, is vital in the current political and economic climate “We are delighted to have so many fantastic acts from around the UK and Europe playing at Goth City this year, as we continue to build a progressive and inclusive independent event that celebrates the past, present and future of Yorkshire gothic culture”, said Joel Heyes of Goth City Promotions. “Goth City raised nearly £6,000 for PAFRAS during our first two years. We support the charity not only for their invaluable work but also because we feel it is important to root the festival in grassroots community activism. Funds raised at the event will fund a specific project providing therapeutic support to destitute women refugees. We have set a fundraising target of £3,000 to ensure that this project is fully funded.” Tickets for the festival cost £35 and £20 for weekend tickets. Events are also priced individually. For full details of the line-up, visit www.gothcity.co.uk


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Sound&Vision Live Music Listings October 2018 Mull Historical Society Mon 1 Oct, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club. Multi-instrumentalist & song writing junkie Colin MacIntyre from the Isle of Mull More than just a local hero! Jean Watson Collective Tues 2 Oct, 8pm at HEART, Headingley Jazz collective featuring Ed Jones, on sax & playing favourites from the Great American Songbook. Col3trane 2 Oct, 8pm Belgrave Music Hall. £11. Col3trane combining RnB & Soul in a stunning new style. Relatable & raw. S. Carey Wed 3 Oct, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club. £15.40. Best known as drummer & supporting vocalist of Bon Iver. His music is restful & rhythmic, complex & simple & always evolving. Fatherson Thurs 4 Oct, 7.30 at Hyde Park Book Club. £8.80. 4-piece alternative / indie band from Glasgow making waves in Scottish music scene. Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip Fri 5 Oct, 8pm at HEART Headingley. £15. 3-piece with growing national reputation. Interesting & unpredictable. Mix of Rock ’n’ Roll & dry Yorkshire wit unique. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals Tour Sat 6 Oct at City Varieties. Celebrating 2nd album together. Mark best known as vocalist for Screaming Trees with a love for American folk & blues. Duke - a master bluesman – ‘London's leading exponent of wheezy broke-down blues.’ Three Trapped Tigers & The Physics House Band Sun 7 Oct, Brudenell Social Club. £13. Mesmeric mix of menace & snarling riffs, interspersed with contemplative moments of reserve; & Brighton instrumental space/ math rock trio, who incorporate elements of 70s jazz fusion & electronica. The Black Queen Mon 8 Oct at Brudenell Social Club £16. Greg Puciato's electronic outfit, also featuring Nine Inch Nails & Puscifer member Joshua Eustis & former Dillinger, NIN & Kesha tech Steven Alexander.

Lady Maisery Wed 10 Oct, 7.30pm at Carriageworks Theatre. £17. Hazel Askew, Rowan Rheinagans & Hannah James singing spellbinding a cappella & with accordion, harp & violin. Traditional Irish Music Session Fri 12 Oct, 9.15pm at Old Kings Arms Horsforth. Free. Hosted by Michael Tennyson (piano accordion) & Patrick Flannery (banjo) Blás Sat 13 Oct, 9pm New Headingley Club. From Foxford, Co Mayo, dynamic young traditional Irish band. Pay What You Feel. Bo Ningen Sun 14 Oct, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club. £13. Japanese industrial rock delivering a mix of 60’s punk trash, 70’s Detroit dirt, 80’s New York art-rock & psychedelic post-rock. Tom Robinson Power in the Darkness 40th Anniversary Tour Mon 15 Oct, 8pm Brudenell Social Club. £22. First performed at Rock Against Racism 1978 alongside Steel Pulse & The Clash. Band features Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Adam Phillips on guitar, keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons & Tom on bass &vocals. Paul Daly & Grace Kelly Tues 16 Oct, 7.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley. Traditional Irish Music with special guests. Flute player Paul Daly & Grace Kelly (outstanding tin whistle player) from vibrant Manchester Irish music scene. £3/£5. Lisa O’Neill Wed 17 Oct, 8pm at Oporto Bar. £11. Am indie folk singer / songwriter from Cavan, Ireland. The Coathangers Thurs 18 Oct, 8pm at Hyde Park Book Club. £9. A punky female trio from Atlanta, Georgia. Punk rock, hipshakin’ classic rock, soulful country ballads & golden oldies pop. Novo Amor Fri 19 Oct, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club. £13. Welsh alt-folk artist Ali Lacey singing beautiful, melancholy songs. Buttons & Bows Sat 20 Oct, 7.30pm at Inkwell, Potternewton Ln. LS7 3LW. Influential foursome - made up of Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire, & Garry O’Briain. Pay What You Feel

Her Fest Sat 20 Oct at Brudenell Social Club - full day packed with amazing female talent incl. Stealing Sheep & The Tuts. Tickets £8 from Ticketmaster. Villagers Sun 21 Oct, 7pm at The Wardrobe. £19. 2010 Mercury Prize nominees fronted by Conor O'Brien present a brooding collection of fragile, emotional, dark & heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk & alt-rock elements. Freddie McGregor Tues 23 Oct, 7pm The Wardrobe. £22. Internationally acclaimed singer, equally adept as romantic crooner or emissary of strong, cultural messaging. One of Reggae’s greatest singers alt-J Tues 23 Oct at Leeds Town Hall. Tickets: £39.75 from 376 0318 & online at leedstownhall.co.uk Tuesday Night Live: Anita Collins 23 Oct, 8pm Headingley HEART. £3/£5. Singersongwriter & multi-instrumentalist. Sings in a variety of styles, including folk & Americana. MOJAH Thurs 25 Oct, 9pm at Sela Bar, New Briggate. For fans of soul & rock classics, blues, jazz & REGGAE! Some of the best musicians in Yorkshire Soul II Soul: 30th Anniversary Tour Fri 26 Oct, doors 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall. Tickets: £28 - £34 from 376 0318 or leedstownhall.co.uk Henri Herbert Sun 28 Oct, The Grove Inn piano playing phenomenon. Played pubs & clubs all over Europe before joining the mighty Jim Jones Revue. Now focusing on solo performances and songwriting. See ‘Henri’s Boogie’ on Youtube. Performed at SXSW Festival this year. Boy Pablo Mon 29 Oct, 8pm Belgrave Music Hall. £16.50. Norwegian-Chileno singersongwriter, Pablo Muñoz. Often compared with the likes of Mild High Club, Yellow Days & Mac Demarco. The Sheepdogs Tues 30 Oct, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club. £11. Possibly hottest band in Canada, now signed with Atlantic Records. Revel in the splendour created by three part vocal harmonies & heavy hitting dual guitar leads. Eleanor Friedberger Wed 31 Oct, 8pm Headrow House. £12. One half of Chicago Indie-rock duo The Fiery Furnaces. Has released 4 solo albums of perfect Indie-pop.


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Wishbone Ash at Leeds Irish Centre Wishbone Ash remains one of the most enduring and popular bands in British Rock and they are coming to Leeds Irish Centre on Wednesday 31st October.

Pictured Felix Rabin

With millions of albums sold, their iconic twinguitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced such classic tracks as ‘The King Will Come’, ‘Throw Down the Sword’ and ‘Blowin’ Free’. Combining the old songs with new, they’re just as fresh and in demand, even after nearly 50 years on the road! Their support act will be a fresh, new face for the British tour circuit, Felix Rabin, with his brand of blues rock. Félix is a young, French singer/songwriter and guitarist, who has been inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd. His style embodies these influences and the best of contemporary Rock.

He has played the Montreux Jazz Festival several times and is now taking on the rest of Europe! Wishbone Ash’s year-long XLIX (49) multi-country tour is touring the UK for five full weeks, following appearances at festivals in Germany and several venues in Canada. There will be three shows in Yorkshire – Leeds, Whitby on 12th October, and The Picturedrome in Holmfirth on 16th November.


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The Starlight Hike offers a buzzing atmosphere where people can walk together to remember loved ones or simply have fun with friends

A Starlight Hike for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, the team is bringing back the popular Starlight Hike. Participants can once again enjoy walking under the stars, whilst remembering loved ones and supporting the work of Wheatfields  Hospice on Saturday 20th October. Participants are invited to arrive early to register and enjoy the entertainment area, where they will find music, stalls and refreshments. After a warm-up, they will set off at 7pm and follow a marshalled 10k or a 5k route. 

“The Starlight Hike offers a buzzing atmosphere where people can walk together to remember loved ones or simply have fun with friends and families while supporting local hospice care”, said Michelle Darbyshire, Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. “It’s a fun way of getting family, friends and colleagues together. There is also an opportunity to remember loved ones in the ‘Starlight Garden’ when walking through the Hospice grounds, a space where people can reflect.” The event aims to raise £20,000 towards the cost of running Wheatfields Hospice, which provides superb care for people living with complex life-limiting illnesses. All care services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs Wheatfields £11,000 a day to keep its doors open and only part of these costs are covered by statutory funds. To register visit  www.sueryder.org/ WheatfieldsSLH, call 0113 2033 377 or email wheatfields.fundraising@sueryder.org


New Crick-EAT Initiative Helped to Reduce #HolidayHunger About 30,000 children in Leeds go hungry during school holidays – meaning that the children return to school fatigued and do not perform well academically, not to mention the effect this has on their mental wellbeing and happiness. Crick-Eat is a new Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) initiative which aims to reduce #HolidayHunger. In August they made their way to three Leeds parks armed with packed lunches and Kwik Cricket sets. Using Pop-Up Cricket to attract children, they gave away 155 meals in three weeks. The sessions, delivered by YCF partners Pro Coach, provided an opportunity for children to play cricket for up to two hours. It was completely free and a great way to introduce the game to those who

might not normally play the game. The children were provided with a packed lunch to either eat then or take home. The YCF received funding through Leeds Community Foundation. The packed lunches were provided by Fuel for School. “It’s great that funding became available to run a holiday hunger programme over the Summer”, said Beth Cook, YCF Health & Wellbeing Manager. “With so many children in Leeds going hungry over the holidays, it was important for us to run a project that made a real difference in the community.” The sessions provided more than an opportunity to play cricket and have

a lunch, they brought about social cohesion and respect between different community groups. Three children who demonstrated a real love for the game were given a cricket bats and balls so they could continue playing after sessions. The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. A registered charity, it delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of cricket, it aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire. HYPERLINK " h t t p : // w w w . yorkshirecricketfoundation.com" www. yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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A SELFISH GIANT & A CHIT CHAT SHOW The Carriageworks Theatre always has a great programme for children at Half Term.

the ‘The Chit Chat Chalk Show’ on Tuesday 30th October. The perfect treat for three to eight year olds.

On Monday 29th October, ‘The Selfish Giant’ promises to be a treat not to be missed! The classic tale by Oscar Wilde has been reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family. It is guaranteed to excite theatregoers, especially those aged three to seven.

Tickets available from 0113 376 0318, carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

‘The Chit Chat Chalk Show’ follows Kiko, a confused young girl struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With the help of her quirky new friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique – anger, jealousy, happiness and many more. Join the wonderful characters in discovering them all and help Kiko on her journey in

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PLAN IT! DESIGN IT! BUILD IT! The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is creating an October half term experience like no other as it teams up with the hit CBBC programme ‘The Dengineers’ to take a closer look at the show and how it plans, designs and builds amazing dens.

and tackling engineering challenges.

From 20th October – 4th November, the museum will be exploring the kids’ DIY series through a host of free interactive and creative activities, including a visit by presenter Lauren Layfield on the 22nd October (free, booking required), who will introduce her favourite dens and reveals a few behind-the-scenes secrets.

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One of the most popular programmes on CBBC since it first aired in 2015, ‘The Dengineers’ gives viewers the chance to design and build the den of their dreams, assisted by presenters Lauren and Joe Tracini, along with a team of experts. Over October half term, visitors will use the show’s template of planning, designing and building for a range of interactive workshops and demonstrations, including 3D modelling, choosing the best materials

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LOADS OF FUN WITH LEEDS MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Leeds Museums & Galleries have a fantastic variety of activities lined up for Half Term. Make art inspired by the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci at Leeds Art Gallery (29 Oct – 4 Nov). On 27th October (2 – 4pm) join in Teen Halloween Special FX make up (13+) at Abbey House Museum with a professional make-up artist. Learn how to apply special effects makeup. And, build like a beaver, nest like a bird or construct like a termite at Crafty Creatures at Leeds City Museum (30 Oct – 2 Nov, 10am – 12 noon & 1 – 3pm). Leeds Industrial Museum is Putting the Happy in Halloween (30 Oct – 1 Nov, 12.30 – 3pm). Discover real Halloween stories with witches from the Leodis Pagan Circle. Craft sessions include jack-o’-lantern and willow wand making. And, make luxury oat milk bath bombs with herbs from the autumn harvest.

It's Orchard Week at Thwaite Mills Watermill from 27th October. Celebrate Apple Day with a treasure hunt and other family fun. Get arty with apples (30 Oct, 1–3pm), make erupting apple-canos (1 Nov, 1-3pm) and get creepy with Halloween crafts on 31st October, 11am–3pm. Lotherton Hall has prepared a Spooky Scarecrow Trail (27 Oct – 4 Nov) that’s spookier than last year, with a scary walk through the haunted woods. Visit new Skeletown and see the scary side of the Wild West. Creepy craft activities every day. There’s a Spooky Spooktacular at Temple Newsam on 31st October (5 – 8pm, last admission 7.15pm). Visit the haunted house and fiendish farm. Tour the house and hear tales of spooky residents. Try spooky crafts, collect terrifying treats and dress up for the occasion! Booking advisable - £25 family, £10 adult, £5 children. Not So Scary Scarecrow Trail (30 Oct – 4 Nov) at Kirkstall Abbey. A hunt for some not so scary Halloween scarecrows! Suitable for all ages. For full details, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/ museumsandgalleries


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ROYAL ARMOURIES HOST GHOSTHUNTER TOURS & WORLD WARS WEEK

On Friday 26th October, the agents of F.A.R.T. will need your help to stop Leeds being sucked into a cosmic worm-hole. They will be scouring the museum galleries for psychically charged objects that must be exorcised. Join the search party and save our city! Apply to join the Fantasm and Apparition Research Team (you must be aged between five and 12) via the website. Fun, interactive tours at 5.30pm & 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per participant (1 free adult per child, extra adults £3.50) Part of the national Museums at Night festival. Book online www.royalarmouries.org Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November is World Wars Week. Meet characters from both World Wars as they recount their experiences through dramatic performances, storytelling and combat demonstrations. Outside there’ll be a full-size Spitfire, the most famous plane of the Second World War, and assorted military vehicles. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Free museum admission. www.royalarmouries.org


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Beauty and The Beast at The Carriageworks This year’s Carriageworks pantomime is a funfilled production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which runs from 23rd November – 31st December. The leading role of Belle will be played by Sapphire Elia, best known for her roles as Mia Macey in ‘Emmerdale’ and Claudine Cameron in ‘Britannia High’. Joining her will be Leeds panto favourite Jez Edwards playing Philippe Philoppe. Jez is one of the most popular stars of the Carriageworks’ panto and this will be his tenth year at the theatre. “I’m proud to be asked back so many times”, said Jez. “Panto is all about family which is why I love it so much. My family Christmases used to be about going to the panto every year – so to

be able to recreate that for other families is very special.” Andrew Haynes played the King in last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk. This year he will play Professor Crackpot. Joe Standerline will be the Dame, and the evil role of Hagwitch will be played by Barbara Jeason. Tickets for Beauty and the Beast can be booked on 0113 376 0318, online at www. carriageworkstheatre.co.uk or in person at the City Centre Box Office, Leeds Town Hall.


Spooky Things are Afoot at Skelton Grange Environment Centre!

On Sunday 28th October, witches and wizards, young and old, are invited along for some family fun on an interactive trail around Skelton Grange Nature Reserve. There will be seasonal favourites like apple bobbing, craft activities, mini games and challenges with a hint of Halloween spookiness. And, your autumnal adventure will end at a campfire with pumpkin stew and witch's brew! On 31st October and 1st November, events take a more sinister turn…. Strange sightings, missing people and terrifying noises have been reported – what is really going on at Skelton Grange Research Centre? Join them for a deadly serious evening of interactive adventure. Small groups will head into the darkness where they might find disturbing evidence of sinister goings-on.

There will be seasonal favourites like apple bobbing, craft activities, mini games and challenges with a hint of Halloween spookiness

This is an exciting, if rather scary, evening of interactive adventure for groups of friends or families with older children. You will be led to a dark, outdoor trail…however, there are very likely to be zombies in the area and other alarming experiences! All funds from these events go to support the work of The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre. The charity helps people to improve local places, their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. For tickets and more information, contact 0113 2430815 or skelton@tcv.org.uk, www.tcv.org. uk/skeltongrange


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CommunityNotices ACTIVE Abbey Runners meet Tues, 7.30pm at Holt Park Active. New members of all ages & abilities are welcome. Give it a try for a couple of weeks, with no obligation to join. Details: www. abbeyrunners.co.uk Adel War Memorial Association Snooker Section Church Lane, Adel. Three tables available most afternoons & evenings, 7 days a week. Details: Dave 267 0572

(17+) 6.30 – 7.30pm £2. Prince Philips Community Centre, Scott Hall Ave. LS7 2HJ. Details: Head Coach Wayne Cunningham 07784 998799, www. meanwoodboxing.com University of Leeds Staff Walking Club Walks of varying lengths (5 – 15 miles) every weekend. No subscription, transport can be provided & everyone is welcome. Details: David Shaw 285 7480 / d.c.shaw@leeds.ac.uk ARTS & CRAFTS

Briggate Women’s Morris Dancing Dancers of any age or ability welcome. Also musicians. Practice at Horsforth Central Methodist Church Mon 7.15 – 9.15pm Cookridge Rambling Club Leaves Cookridge Village Hall car park Sundays at 9.30am. Walks 6/9 miles. Transport can be provided. New members welcome. Details: Sandra 261 9732, cookridge.ramblers@outlook.com Leeds City Ladies Football Team is looking for new players. If you interested in developing your football skills, training is on Thurs 7 – 8.30pm at Adel Sports Association & games are on Sundays. Details: Brian Wilks 07587 143430, bcwilks11@gmail.com

Bramhope Arts Club Cool Autumn but a warm welcome. Good company for all - artists & beginners. Wide ranging syllabus. Details: Ian Milne 230 0094    Brush & Palette meets Thurs, 1 – 4pm at HEART, Bennett Rd, Headingley. For anyone who would like to bring their materials & paint with others. Any ability. Details: Lorraine 267 0352 Horsforth Art Society Autumn Art, Print & Woodcarving Exhibition 29 Sept – 7 Oct, weekdays 1 – 3pm, weekends 10am – 5pm at The Studio, 15 Back Ln, LS18 4RF. Details: Teresa 268 8231, www. horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com

Stainbeck Art Club meets 2nd & 4th Tues, 1.45 – 4pm at Methodist Community Centre, Town St. Chapel Allerton. 9 Oct: Practical/workshop/ greeting cards with Kathleen Eyre; 23 Oct: Chinese Brush Painting, landscape: Anne Allen. COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Bramhope Winter Flowering Plants Sale Fri 12 Oct, 9.30am – 6pm/ Sat 13 Oct, 9.30am – 2pm at Bramhope Methodist Church Hall, Eastgate, LS16 9AA. Select from a wide range of professionally grown plants, including Wallflowers, Pansies, Primroses, Violas, Patio Pots & Hanging Baskets + a large selection of perennials. Cookridge Methodist Junior Church Annual Nearly New Toy Sale, Sat 3 Nov, 1 – 2.30pm. Pick up some early bargains for Christmas. Adm 50p/children free

Free Afternoon Tea 2nd Wed, 2 - 3:30pm at Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Rd. Lovely free tea & cake! No need to book, just turn up. Friends of Guiding Coffee Morning Sat 20 Oct, 10am – 12 noon at Central Methodist Church, Horsforth. Bric-abrac, cards, books, cakes & tombola.

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Meanwood Men's Society Mon 1 Oct, 7.30pm at Meanwood Institute – a talk ‘The Battle of Towton’. Mon 15 Oct: Visit, Sound Leisure, meet Community Hall, 6.30pm. 29 Oct: Talk – ‘WW2 Canadian Bombers in Yorkshire’, 7.30pm Meanwood Institute. Details: Colin 274 6316 National Veg Society 9 Oct, 8pm at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Ln, Headingley, LS5 2AB. Chairman David Allison will present ‘Autumn Harvests of Fruit & Veg’. Free. North Leeds Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon, 7.30pm at Town Street Tavern, Town St. Horsforth. Helping people improve their public speaking skills, boost their self-confidence & have fun. Details: Pauline 269 3542 West Yorkshire Fuchsia & Pot Plant Society meets Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Ln, Headingley LS5 2AB. David Allison will talk about growing better fuchsias &

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Simon Lindley (Organist Emeritus of Leeds Minster) Organ Concert Wed 7 Nov at Grove Methodist Church, Town St, Horsforth. Tickets £10 on door or from 258 3346. All welcome.

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National Trust Leeds Association Tuesday Talks Hels 2nd Tues 10am St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. 9 Oct: ‘Children’s Favourites 2’ with Malcolm Johnson; 13 Nov: ‘Chippendale Furniture’ with James Lomax, Formerly Head Curator at Temple Newsam; £3. Details: secretary@leedsnt.org.uk, membership: membership@leedsnt.org.uk/ 225 1166 Sea Fever Thurs 25 Oct, 6.15pm at Leeds Central Library. Storyteller Matthew Bellwood brings to life a raft of tales inspired by the sea - featuring crossdressing cabin boys, giant sea serpents, underwater tunnels & mermaids. A voyage to the bottom of the ocean from the Local & Family History Department. Tickets £7/£5 TalkingHeads meet 2nd Thurs of month at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley 11 Oct: ‘Regional Devolution’ with Jeffrey Henderson, Prof of International Development, School of Sociology, Politics & International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences & Law, University of Bristol. Talking Histories: Haunted Leeds Wed 31 Oct, 6-7.30pmat LeftBank Leeds, Cardigan Rd. Ian Crossland will discuss his unusual research & talk about haunted happenings on the University campus & other phenomena around Leeds. £5/£4. Book via leftbankleeds. eventbrite.co.uk  The Municipal Palace: A History of Leeds Central Library Wed 10 Oct, 1 – 2pm Leeds Central Library, Leodis Room. Discover how the library coped during two world wars, hear about the scandalous behaviour of library users & see how things have changed. Browse collection of news cuttings. Free, no booking required. Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society (Family History Section) Sat 13 Oct, 11am at Swarthmore, Woodhouse Sq. LS3 1AD. A lecture entitled ‘Uncovering Family Secrets’ by Richard Coomber. Visitors welcome.


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Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets monthly, 12.30pm at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Headingley. 3 Oct: ‘Candle Making’ with Jenny Stacey; 7 Nov: AGM & ‘Songs from the Shows’ with James Aconley. Details: Mrs Muriel Huntley 230 1584

An Evening of Clairvoyance Wed 24 Oct, 7 - 9.30pm at Muir Court, Sagar Pl. Headingley LS6 3AP. Adrian Clarke, one of Yorkshires top mediums & psychics is back by popular demand. Admission £12 includes refreshments. Proceeds to PDSA

Leeds Ladies Coffee Club meets 1st Thurs, 10.30am at Leeds Church Institute, New Market St. 4 Oct: ‘The Dalesman Story’ by Adrian Broddy; 1 Nov: ‘Xmas in Norway’ by Judith Kay. Details: Joan McShane 225 1166

Films at Heart Independent films from around the world on 2nd Tuesday, 8pm at HEART, Bennett Rd. Headingley. 9 Oct: ‘The Nile Hilton Incident’ critically acclaimed political thriller set in Cairo in 2011Tickets £6/£5/£4 on door. Members & non-members welcome. Details: www.facebook.com/ FilmsAtHeart

Meanwood WI meets 3rd Tues 7.30pm at Meanwood Institute, 92 Green Rd, LS6 4LD. Tues 16 Oct: Games Evening. All welcome. Details: 294 5626, chrisom43@gmail.com Soroptimist International of Leeds meets 2nd Mon, 7.30pm at Weetwood Hall Hotel, LS16 5PS. Visitors welcome. www.sigbi.org/leeds/

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