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Dear Readers Well, the ‘Season to be Merry’ is upon us! Lights are being switched on by minor celebrities all over Leeds. Shows are being staged. The shopping frenzy is underway. Office parties are booked. Recipe books are open. Trees are going up. Cards are going out. Thank goodness for Christmas!

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. The Otley Victorian Fayre on Sunday 12th December has all the ingredients to get you in the mood. The West Yorkshire Playhouse is staging a fabulous musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’, and we are giving you an opportunity to win a family ticket! You could also win a family ticket to Cinderella at The Carriageworks – be sure to enter. Leeds Philharmonic Chorus is performing Handel’s entire Messiah at the Town Hall on 11th December, which should be amazing! Plus we have suggestions of where to find some tasty Christmas treats; Jacob’s Larder gives us food for thought; St Chad’s Green team has tips on caring for the environment over the festive season; and Pixel Junkies suggest their top five games for Christmas. You may be a little preoccupied, but don’t forget to send in your news and notices by 1st December for the January edition, and 1st January for February.

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We would like to say ‘Thank You’ and a Very Happy Christmas and New year to all our readers and advertisers. Kind regards Carole, Jack and the team

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Grass Cutting In Adel Woods and Wayland Estates Adel Crag Residents group met with Cllr Anderson a couple of months ago regarding grass cutting and shrub maintenance on the Adel Wood and Wayland Estates. There has been no improvement, so I took it up with Cllr Anderson. He has assured me that he will keep the pressure up on the agencies concerned to get the matter resolved as soon as possible. Hopefully by the time you read this the work will have been done. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES Adel Methodist Church, Holt Lane (corner of Gainsborough Ave) 19 December - Carol Service, 10.30am 24 December - Christingle Service, 4.30pm 25 December - Christmas Day Service, 9.30am St John the Baptist, Adel 19 December - Carol Service, 6.30pm 24 December - Christmas Eve Crib Services, 3pm & 5pm Midnight Mass, 11.30pm Christmas Day - Services at 8am &10am. Bramhope Methodist Church 19 December - Nativity Service, 10am Carol Service, 4pm 24 December - Christingle Service, 4.30pm Holy Communion,11.30pm Christmas Day Christmas Day Service,10.30am St Giles Church, Bramhope 19 December - Nine Lessons & Carols, 6.30pm. Traditional Carol Service led by the choir, followed by seasonal refreshments mulled wine and mince pies. 24 December - Christingle Services, 3pm & 5pm, supporting the Children’s Society. Carols, candles and Christingles –

a very special way to start Christmas. For full details of all Christmas events visit www.stgilesbramhope.org. co.uk Cookridge Methodist Church 19 December - Carol Service 10.30am 24 December Christingle Service 3pm, delightful service for children & families Midnight Communion 11.30pm Christmas Day Christmas Celebration Service 10.45am Horsforth Churches Together 12 December - Carol Service at Central Methodists, Town Street with Horsforth & Leeds Brass Band, 3pm Carole Service at St Mary’s, Broadgate Lane, with The Leeds Guild of Singers, 3pm 16 December - Carols on The Green, 7.30pm 24 December - Midnight Services, 11.30pm at St Margaret’s, St Mary’s, St James’s, Lister Hill Baptists, & Central Methodists Further details: 0113 258 3521, hm.taylor1@ntlworld.com

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NEWS FROM YOUR COUNCILLORS Councillor Barry Anderson

Councillor Clive Fox

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Council Tax Banding Leaflet I was recently asked by residents about a leaflet from an organisation in respect of Council Tax Bandings and I took this up with the Council Tax section who advised: “Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for this type of service to be offered, nor is it illegal. Council Tax Bandings are dealt with by the Valuation Office, which is part of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, and it’s free and relatively straightforward for Council Tax payers to challenge their banding.” Potential Trading Standards Issue I was also recently approached by a local resident about the following incident at their home: “whilst the Council was tarmacing their road, someone knocked on their door (claiming to be from the Council) and asked if they wanted their drive done. He stated they could pay by cheque and the work was guaranteed for 10 years. He arrived at 7am and dug the drive up, filled in a small amount of tarmac, then knocked on the door and demanded cash. As the job was shoddy, the resident refused to pay any more but the person came back the day after and demanded more money.” West Yorkshire Trading Standards responded: “There’s no doubt that the resident has been the victim of the classic itinerant tarmac gang. They should have been given cancellation rights and it is an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations not to do so. It is important to raise awareness and warn people about rogue traders, and to reinforce the fact that the council would never engage in ‘selling off’ excess tarmac to householders, which was suggested in this case.” I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all A Very Happy Christmas. 10 December 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk

With thoughts turning to presents, we shouldn’t forget we are already generous givers on a weekly basis. Putting rubbish in our bins legally constitutes a gift to the council. It’s their wheelie bin after all and so too, in law, are its contents. Never mind stories about council spies rummaging through our bins. They are entitled to, if that’s what grabs them, though it seems they still haven’t found the missing ring. Many householders were recently advised of new bin collection days. This stems from last year’s bin strike which was prompted by re-grading proposals and the potential loss of earnings for bin men. In the end the regrading proposals stood coupled with the introduction of performance related pay ensuring overall earnings were maintained. Though the strike cost the council some £50,000, not to mention the inconvenience to residents, it has yielded savings of £2.4 million annually. The old ‘job and finish’ has gone, absenteeism has reduced, there is increased flexibility and the collection routes have been redesigned. Inevitably there are odd teething troubles – contact 0113 222 4406 or refusecollection@leeds.gov.uk should you experience any. That annual £2.4m will come in useful now that we know the council needs to save £150m over four years, representing a 28% reduction excluding education. Between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs are likely to go, about one in six of those 17,000 staff not involved with education. Even though typically about 1,900 staff move on each year, the warning signs are distinctly flashing amber. Whatever the cuts, less government funding could lead to calls for an even higher level of giving to the council. Sadly though that seems more likely to come via increases in the council tax and other charges than from the gifts we already make through our wheelie bins.

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Dolling Up. Get out those glad rags! There are parties to go to. Dry clean that tux, dust off that ball gown, make a hair appointment and have a facial!

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He’s Behind You! What would Christmas be without a cheesy pantomime?

It’s a Wonderful Life. Popcorn, blankets, cosy fire and a Christmas classic.

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Baubles. Who knew there were so many varieties? It’s a nightmare! You could just spray paint a couple of golf balls and leave it at that, but every year you are enticed to buy more. Making your own can be fun. Over the years we have collected beautiful decorations – some made by friends and relations, some by children at primary school, some purchased at art or craft fairs. Each one tells a story which is conjured up each time you hang it on a tree. Embarrassing Moments. With all that food, drink, tinsel and the possibility of a karaoke machine, Yuletide is a minefield of embarrassing moments waiting to happen.

Gifts. We spend a great deal of time stressing about what gift to get for whom. Hopefully, you’ve kept your November issues of North Leeds Life and are making use of our Gift Guide!

Jingle Bells. You may not hear bells the rest of the year, but soon as December rolls around, there’s a bell ringing version of every song ever created.

Kids. Of course the season is all about the kids, with their list of demands and attempts to convince us they haven’t been naughty all year (we’ll just brush that month of detentions aside). But at midnight on Christmas Eve, like magic, we’re all kids once more (clearly, we’ve watched that Coca Cola advert one too many times).


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Negotiations. Where will you have Christmas dinner? What’s the maximum spend on any one gift? Christmas is like working at the United Nations when it comes to keeping everyone happy. Office Parties. A great chance to see your uptight co-workers let loose – something to mock them about for the rest of the year! Returns. It may be ‘the thought that counts’, but there are an awful lot of returns and exchanges happening come January. Be sure to hang on to those receipts! Santa. No matter how old you are, it’s always a thrill to see a really authentic looking Santa Claus. Deep down, we all hope for a Miracle on 34th Street. TV. It’d be easy to do nothing but watch TV over Christmas. The soaps are the real treat though. In real life, Christmas is a joyous time, in soaps, it’s full of punch ups, explosions and murder. Wrapping Paper. There is some truly beautiful wrapping paper around and it makes for a lovely looking pile of gifts under the tree. Remember to recycle though!

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Music. Christmas is a wonderful time of year but the music is awful. It’s the same six songs played on repeat for six weeks. If we hear ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ one more time… If you’re looking for Christmas music that has a little more edge, try the Ramsey Lewis, Beach Boys or Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas albums, Winter Winds by Mumford and Sons, Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. And, if you prefer something a little more dramatic, there’s always Christmas Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans Siberian Orchestra. Pine Needles. There’s nothing quite like the smell of a lovely Christmas tree permeating through the house, but you’re vacuuming up pine needles until February. Quality Street. You’re already thinking of your favourites, aren’t you? We will arm wrestle anyone for one of those flat, toffee ones with the gold wrappers. Unity. Whatever feud is happening between family and friends, let’s call a ceasefire over the Yuletide season.

Visitors. You may not see people all year, but at Christmas, everyone comes around. Come January, you’ll have had so many people through your house, you’ll wish you’d have charged admission. X-rays. Is Christmas really complete without at least one trip to the hospital? We think not. Icy pavements, food poisoning, alcohol poisoning, falling over gifts – something will get you!

Yelling. If you manage to make it through the stress of the Yuletide season without letting fly at someone at least once, you deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.

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THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR ANIMAL LOVERS! Hope Pastures was set up in 1974 to rescue abused horses and donkeys. Along with providing a lovely environment where young people can learn about caring for horses in a natural setting, the sanctuary also runs an adoption scheme. In the run up to winter, when food and bedding bills are the highest, Hope Pastures needs to increase the number of adoptions to raise much needed funds. The horses and donkeys can be adopted from just £12 a year. Supporters will help to feed and look after these animals, safe in the knowledge that none of this money is spent on admin, 100% goes towards the animals’ care.

Adoptions can be completed online at www.hopepastures.org, by dropping in to the Sanctuary on Weetwood Lane, or by calling 0113 279 1856.

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SHOP TO GET FITTER TOURS AT LEEDS MARKET Leeds Market recently introduced free ‘Shop to Get Fitter’ tours.

PM COOKS UP A STORM FOR THE CELEBRITY COOKBOOK! David Cameron, Gary Lineker, Lorraine Kelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the personalities revealing their favourite recipes in a new book, designed to raise money for The Prince’s Trust The book was produced by a team of corporate fundraisers from marketing services provider Communisis, as part of The Princes Trusts’ Million Makers Challenge, which sees companies competing nationwide to raise money for The Trust, by creating products with mass appeal. Teams run their own ‘mini-enterprises’, which aim to make as much profit as possible from an initial investment of just £1,500. Dozens of A-list celebrities from film, TV, music and sport, have joined forces for The Celebrity Cookbook, a collection of recipes and personal stories about why they chose these particular recipes. Leeds City College’s Thomas Danby culinary staff and students cooked all the recipes, and provided the kitchen location for photographer Orly Lyndon. The Celebrity Cookbook can be ordered from www.thecelebritycookbook.co.uk, or purchased from good bookshops, with all profits going to The Prince’s Trust. It can also be purchased as an App or E-book.

Healthy eating is important for everyone but especially people with long-term health conditions or a strong family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Leeds City Council, in partnership with NHS Leeds, is introducing food tours of the market on the third Wednesday of every month to show how easy it is to shop, cook and eat healthily. Rachel Vine, Community NHS Dietitian will lead tours of up to 10 people around the market. The tours will focus on learning about the various healthy food options available and where to find them, and then move to Jamie’s Ministry of Food for discussions about food and health. “People often know what dishes they’d like to make. But getting all the ingredients together and putting it into practice every day can be a struggle”, said Rachel. “Our shopping tours can make it easier to make healthier food choices. And we hope to show you that healthy eating doesn’t have to cost more.” Recipes using information from the tours will be published on the Leeds markets website www. leedsmarkets.co.uk. To book a place call 0113 295 2858 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5pm.

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It was a love of independent gift shops that prompted Lynne Denton and Rachel Mitten to open Wrapped back in 2005. With no retail experience (except for Lynne’s Saturday job at Woolworths back in the late 70s!), they took the plunge and their small but perfectly formed shop has been selling beautiful, unusual and quirky gifts ever since. Whatever the occasion, Wrapped have got it covered. Make sure you take a peek inside next time you’re in Horsforth.

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We love advising people and helping them choose the most suitable gifts, and hope that our enthusiasm for the products inspires them. Apart from the free advice (!), we offer a free wrapping service (with an opportunity to make a donation to Martin House Hospice).

Wrapped is an Aladdin’s Cave of unusual, high quality gifts and accessories, with fabulous selections not only for women, but also men and babies.

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we think our table accessories in bold reds and purples will be a great hit and will make any table look absolutely superb. We also have gifts for men that are quirky and amusing, including leather goods, cufflinks and a range of gifts from the Danish company Menu. We also have a great selection of on-trend ‘Stacking Rings’ that allow you to create your own striking jewellery. Plus there are beautiful silk scarves, stylish handbags and wonderful teddy bears from Gund and Charlie Bears. And, our baby gifts are gorgeous!

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We have an extensive range of jewellery featuring unusual designs from Africa, Israel, the US, Germany and some

We love choosing the products for Wrapped and we think our choice reflects what our customers really like – high quality, individual items, with a touch of humour and at just the right price. We have a fantastic selection of greetings cards and can even offer a ‘custom made’ service for special occasions. And, we are definitely the shop for stocking fillers.

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EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY! Christmas gives us an excuse to seek out all those wonderful taste sensations that we associate with childhood or special Christmases – rich fruit cakes, Christmas puddings, dried and candied fruit and nuts, wonderful Italian Pannetone; cheeses that have a life of their own; smoked salmon and numerous other fishy delights, not to mention the array of meat and fowl.

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Check out Salvo’s Salumeria on St Anne’s Parade for Italian specialities. Cranberries Deli in Adel has some wonderful mulled wines and ciders from Lyme Bay, and they offer a range of exciting hampers, chocolates and preserves. Try Pookie & Grumps on New Road Side, Horsforth, for an amazing This is a great selection of goodies. opportunity to seek If you know someone out little speciality who likes chocolate, food stores and Christmas is a great opportunity I dare you to go in to farmers’ markets in Patisserie Viennoise our area. Pop along to seek out little speciality food on Westgate in to Headingley’s stores and farmers markets in Otley and come Farmers’ Market out empty handed! our area on 11th December, Wharfedale Deli in Bramhope Farmers’ Burley-in-Wharfedale Market at Robert have a selection of Christmas does lovely Christmas baskets Craven Memorial Hall also on gift bags filled with wonderful as well as Stollen, Christmas 11th, Otley Farmers’ Market chutneys and jams from Elizabeth cakes and freshly made mince on 19th December, and Otley Smedley, coffee from Pollards pies in addition to all manner of Country Market Christmas of Sheffield, amazing herb tea deli fare. And, Red Pepper Deli Spectacular on 17th December, blends from Brew tea of Liverpool & Bistro in Ben Rhydding has an 11.30am at Burras Lane Scout and wonderful homemade array of excellent foods and will Hut, Otley – you’ll find all kinds Christmas cake. They will also have a number of tasty Christmas of seasonal fare and gift ideas. make up gift bags to order from specialities on offer – they will The Natural Food Store on North their selection of chutneys, also happily make up wickedly Lane in Headingley has stocked relishes, jams and curds. Try their good Christmas hampers to order. up in preparation and has just If you’re planning something special meatwise, check with your local butcher and order early! Butchers in our area include:

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY INDULGENT! Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for cooks. Family and friends are welcomed in, often in great numbers, solely, it appears, to cram vast amounts of food into their rather rotund bellies! Whether it’s a few festive drinks with vol-au-vents and little rounds of smoked salmon, or the visit of rarely seen uncles and aunts for whom an anisescented ham with plenty of trimmings is in order, there is always work to be done. Festive flavours are rich, spicy and aromatic, with plenty of booze and fruit: orange and cloves; brandy and port with plums; nutmeg and allspice. Turkey, however, I find disappoints. There is something very uninspiring in the slightly bland meat, which, if not cooked very precisely can be rather dry. For this reason many enjoy lovely feathered game birds, or maybe a goose with fat so bountiful as to never let the meat dry out. And, it provides utterly superb roast potatoes! Or, how about trying the gamier pheasant or partridge? In fact, push the boat out, and roast a leg or loin of wild boar! I have called a handful of local butchers in north Leeds and all could supply these with a bit of notice. Later this week I shall be stuffing a loin of wild boar with chestnuts and mushrooms, after a long soak in some red wine (the boar, not myself!), then very slowly roasting it. 22 December 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk

Later this week I shall be stuffing a loin of wild boar with chestnuts and mushrooms, after a long soak in some red wine (the boar, not myself!) Cooking is a wonderful way to gain an insight into other cultures and history and to find inspiration. Scandinavian Christmas food provides a welcome change from hearty British dishes – Salmon Gravad Lax is an easy to prepare, refreshing alternative to smoked salmon, and the potato and anchovy gratin dish Jansson’s Temptation is remarkably versatile if you’re looking for a way to turn yesterday’s leftovers into something new and exciting. For sweets, the only place to turn to is Italy: the light, sweet cake of Pannatone and Pandoro, the bittersweet almond Ricciarelli and Amaretti biscuits, and my mother’s favourite – the candied fruitcake Panforte. We may chastise ourselves for overindulging at this time of year, but why not? It’s a time to savour special treats and ingredients not enjoyed throughout the year. It shouldn’t be dreaded as a time of toil and hard work, but looked forward to and addressed with more celebratory flair than usual. Just spare a thought for the cook!


GREEN TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS Christmas is bad news for the environment so how can we enjoy the festive season and keep it ‘green’? Planning is important when supermarket shopping. Buy what you need so there is no waste. Reduce food miles by choosing local and seasonal vegetables and meat. Avoid cards with glitter or metallic wrapping paper as neither can be easily recycled. Trees with a cut trunk can be recycled at many Leeds Council facilities. However, if you buy a tree with roots, it can be planted in your garden and dug up year after year. LED bulbs, for the tree lights, use less electricity than the traditional. Remember to keep the central heating thermostat at a sensible, not tropical setting! For presents, why not try one of the many ‘virtual gifts’ offered by charities? There are many environmentally friendly options from adopting a pygmy hippo to planting a mile of hedgerow – the choice is bewildering. Perhaps a subscription to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust or The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds would spark a dormant interest in nature. The junior equivalents are Wildlife Watch and Young Explorers. A selection of food and a feeder to attract the local birds (a squirrel guard is almost essential in suburban gardens) will give hours of interest and pleasure. How about making gifts? One of our favourites last year was a cardboard box, covered with Christmas paper and filled with beautifully decorated jars of home made chutneys, jams and lavender bags. This gift had so much love and care wrapped in it, we were thrilled recipients. After Christmas, remember to recycle all you can. St Chad’s Church web site (www.freespace.virgin. net/st.chads./giving/recycling ) gives details of many local charities which are happy to receive your pre-loved possessions, or unwanted gifts looking for a new home. In the New Year, resolve to live greener! Suzanne Dalton, St Chad’s Green Team

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I’m pretty strict when it comes to celebrations. Birthdays? Fine. Anniversaries? Only significant ones. Work leaving parties? – well how long did they work there? If it was only a few months they can really stroll off into the sunset without me chipping in for a gift. I don’t partake in dancing around Stonehenge for the summer solstice, I hate Halloween and don’t even talk to me about Bonfire night. But Christmas….ahh, I LOVE Christmas. I love Christmas lights and shopping when it’s a bit nippy out. I say I don’t mind it being a bit nippy – having spent the last three years living in Canada, nippiness is much preferred to the minus 35, snow up to your knees, fear of frostbite kind of cold that goes with Christmas there. I love how the season makes everyone a little happier. It even manages to melt my ice queen heart. I love sending Christmas cards, making eggnog and hiding presents before the big day. And, I feel at ease with you now so I trust you enough to tell you this: I may very well be 29, but I am still the first one up on Christmas morning, waking everyone up to open gifts. I love all of that, I really do. The only thing I can’t stand about Christmas is the music. Can we all just make a pact to put the Mariah Carey Christmas album and that God awful song by Slade in an incinerator? .............................................................................................

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Red Cross has also provided much relief in the form of kitchen, shelter and hygiene kits, but much more is needed. Over 20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan with over 1.9 million houses damaged or destroyed. Many displaced people are now returning to their home areas but emergency shelter is still needed. As of the end of October, ShelterBox had sent enough emergency shelter kits to Pakistan for over 140,000 people and are now working on a repatriation program. So, while we all lavish gifts on our families this Christmas, remember a small donation to a charity could help a family on the other side of the world in desperate need.

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Another year is nearly over and once again we have had all sorts of weather thrown at us. As the year progressed, some things have been late, others early – frustrating, especially if you had planned to enter a local show. Deciduous shrubs and trees can be pruned into shape now, taking away any crossed branches. In a small garden you may need to reduce their size slightly, but do not prune back too much. Hopefully, if you have grown sprouts, we will

have had a frost – it makes them taste much better! Potatoes planted in August will be just about ready for the Christmas table. Nothing much is going on in the garden in December, but no doubt some gardeners will find a job or two to do – even if it’s just cleaning and oiling their spades, forks etc. before putting them away.

Beecroft Infants School Gardening Club. Hopefully we are passing on some of our knowledge, as well as surplus plants for their greenhouse or vegetable plot. In the last three years we have seen the plot really take shape and last year Graham gave it a good digging over and installed wooden boards round the edges to stop any grass encroaching.

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Shape-shifters, spirits and ghostly apparitions will haunt the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage this Christmas in Charles Dickens’ classic seasonal tale A Christmas Carol. This timeless story has been adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery and seasoned composer Jason Carr into a spectacular new musical. Following its critically acclaimed staging at Birmingham Repertory Theatre last year, A Christmas Carol is brought to the Playhouse by director Nikolai Foster and designer Colin Richmond and is sure to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats as strange apparitions and spooky spectres reveal the true meaning of Christmas.

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A new cast is headed by Philip Whitchurch, who played Billy’s father in Broadway and West End productions of Billy Elliot. He also played Chief Inspector Philip Cato in The Bill and kooky neighbour Tyler in six series of BBC One sitcom My Hero. Mrs Fezziwig is played by accomplished actress and singer Beverly Klein, and Robert Finlayson and Sarah Moyle fill the roles of Bob and Mrs Cratchitt. This spectacular musical is at The Playhouse until Saturday 15th January. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or visiting www.wyp.org.uk

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ONE OF MOZART’S GREATEST CHORAL WORKS Mozart’s Great Mass, containing some spectacular double choruses which require great virtuosity on the part of the singers, is part of a major Mozart concert at Leeds Town Hall, 7.30pm on Saturday 29th January.

Great Mass are less clear. As the Mass had not been commissioned, perhaps he decided to concentrate on other money making projects. Several lesser composers have tried to ‘complete’ it, with varying degrees of success.

Leeds Festival Chorus will be performing with the acclaimed Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Wright, and soloists Elizabeth Watts and Sophie Bevan (soprano), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) and Neil Baker (bass-baritone).

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CHEERS FOR CHRISTMAS! Once again, Theatre of the Dales is touring Three Cheers for Christmas. It will be previewed at Rawdon Quaker Meeting House on Sunday 12th December at 7.30pm (donations to Amnesty). A festive treat for all the family, it features three Kings, three Shepherds and the three Spirits who teach Scrooge that Christmas isn’t the humbug he takes it for. A comic tale from the Wakefield mystery plays, Mak the Sheepstealer flows into the touching storyline of Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors to form a perfect companion piece to Dickens’ timeless Christmas Carol. And as if that weren’t enough, they’re adding an old mummers’ play this year, in which St. George fights a dragon and meets - you guessed it - Father Christmas. Theatre of the Dales’ open-air Shakespeare next summer will be Much Ado About Nothing, directed by David Robertson and set in the post-war forties. Venues so far include Sledmere House (July 24), Knaresborough Castle (July 27) and Kirkstall Abbey (July 28/29/30). For more, visit www.theatreofthedales.co.uk or call David on 0113 274 0461.

LEEDS PHIL TO PERFORM FULL MESSIAH Leeds Philharmonic Chorus will perform Handel’s Messiah in its entirety at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 11th December. The Chorus is looking forward to the challenge of singing it in full, as it is more usual to sing this work with several movements omitted. The Phil will be accompanied by the highly-regarded Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, conducted by Mark Hindley. Mark took over as Chorus Master in 2008 and, together with Music Director David Hill, has been helping the Phil go from strength to strength. The soloists are four exciting, award-winning young singers: soprano Sarah Power, alto Julianne Young, tenor James Greer, and bass Philip Smith. The organist is Christopher Johns. Tickets £15-£30 from Box Office 0113 224 3801 or www.leedsphil.org.

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TIMES PAST AND CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Leeds Civic Trust often figures in the local press when city developments are being discussed, which is hardly surprising since amongst its major aims are the encouragement of high standards of design, architecture and town planning. But did you know that it also exists to stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the city and locality?

We organise visits to major new buildings throughout the year, every February we put on a series of lunchtime talks on the history of Leeds, and in the summer there is a programme of guided walks exploring the history of the city, followed by a buffet supper. But there is more! The Leeds Civic Trust bookshop is the best place to look for books on the history of Leeds – books of pictures, old maps, the history of particular buildings, the history of Leeds transport, and books on almost every district of the city. Most are surprisingly inexpensive, with many costing less than £5. All have that special local appeal and would make excellent Christmas presents. Our bookshop, in Wharf Street, just off The Calls, is open 10am – 1pm Monday to Friday. You can also buy gift tokens for books or for membership. And you could even sign up as a member yourself! Kevin Grady Director, Leeds Civic Trust

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MUSICLISTINGS By Brendan Campbell

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................................................................................................................................................................................................... Cast Wed 1 Dec, O2 Martyn Joseph Fri 3 Dec, Basquiat Strings + Brodsky Quartet Tues Academy, £20. Scouse Brudenell Social Club. Seb Rochford Sat 4 7 Dec, 7.30pm, The indie band featuring Described by Q Magazine Dec, Howard Assembly Venue, Leeds College of catchy melodies & the as ‘somewhere between Room. 7:45pm, £10. An Music, playing Schubert, distinctive voice of John Mark Knopfler & Chris intimate show of stringKorngold, Beethoven. Power. Rea, with touches of led dark jazz featuring the Tickets: £19/£17 from Springsteen grit’. mesmerising drums of 0113 224 3801 www. Alexander Romanovsky Seb Rochford from Polar leedsconcertseason.com Wed 1 Dec, The Venue Jenny & Johnny Fri 3 Bear. (Leeds College of Music). Dec, Brudenell Social Mr Shiraz Tues 7 Dec, 1:05 – 1.55pm. Free. Club. £14. Actress & Chris Helme Sat 4 Dec, The Cockpit. West Programme of works by singer Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Milos. £5. Formerly Yorkshire’s finest ska-core Mozart, Tchaikovsky & Kiley) & singer-songwriter, with The Seahorses & band. Support from New Rachmaninov Johnathan Rice perform The Yards now with a Riot. upbeat songs with twangy chilled-out acoustic show Wolves in the Throne guitars & catchy indie-pop drawing on Dylan, Van Ty Segall Tues 7 Dec, Room Wed 1 Dec, from hooks. Morrison & Tim Buckley. Brudenell Social Club. £6. 8pm Brudenell Social Lo-Fi 60’s garage rock Club. £9. A swiftly rising Saw Doctors Sat 4 Dec, DJ Lubi Jovanovic + influenced psych-pop. force in the extreme O2 Academy, £21.50. Bob Birch Hammond music world. Classic electric folk rock Organ Trio + Guest DJs The Courteeners + Miles from Tuam with a good Sat 4 Dec, Toast Bar & Kane Wed 8 Dec, O2 James Taylor Quartet Irish sense of humour Bistro, 9pm until 2am, Academy. Manchester’s Thurs 2 Dec, Leeds thrown in. free. Swinging Hammond The Courteeners have a University Union, £10. The funk & DJ Lubi playing the gritty, electrifying sound legendary UK funkmeister Orchestra of Opera best in Funk, Jazz & Latin (Babyshambles meets & Hammond guru playing North Sat 4 Dec, Leeds grooves. The Smiths). The singer rare groove & jazz funk, Town Hall. 7:30pm, of Liverpool band The mixed with a little soul. £9.50 – £27.50. Menomena Sat 4 Dec, Rascals, Miles Kane Includes RimskyBrudenell Social Club. currently co-fronts The Mark Olson Thurs 2 Dec, Korsakov’s Overture: £6. Portland-based Last Shadow Puppets Brudenell Social Club, May Night), Prokofiev’s experimental indie, for with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex £12. Americana crooner, Piano Concerto No 3, & fans of Mercury Rev, Turner. former with critically Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Grandaddy & Flaming acclaimed alt-country Lips. SAA-UK Giuliano band The Jayhawkers Crabophone Presents! Modarelli, Bhupinder Biscuithead & the Biscuit Madness + Paul Heaton Singh Chaggar Wed 8 Lindy Hop Heaven: Badgers, Naymedici from Sun 5 Dec, O2 Academy, Dec, The Venue (Leeds The Cadillac Kings Fri Manchester, Ukulele £35 advance. The original College of Music). 1.05 3 Dec, TJ’s Woodhouse Bitchslap plus Phillip Nutty Boys with all their – 1.55pm. Free. Tabla Club. 8.30 – 11.30pm. Johnson’s short film greatest hits, incl. ‘Baggy player & senior disciple of £10. Christmas jive & Manhattan. Sat 4 Dec Trousers’ & ‘It Must Be the great tabla virtuoso swing party. Music to 8pm at The Pack Horse, Love’. Plus Paul Heaton pandit Sharda Singh put a smile on your face Woodhouse Lane, LS2 best known for his work Sahai. Dress to impress! with The Housemartins & The Beautiful South.

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Rangda + Emeralds + Howlin’ Rain Wed 8 Dec, Brudenell Social Club. £7. Classic Americana songs full of luscious melodies & hip grinding grooves. Villagers Thurs 9 Dec, The Cockpit, £9. Mercury Prize nominees perform collection of fragile, emotional, dark & heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk & alt-rock elements.

Damo Suzuki + That F***ing Tank + Humanfly Fri 10 Dec, Brudenell Social Club, £6. Suzuki – legendary singer from Krautmeisters. That F***ing Tank have an international following through the volume & power of their live shows. Humanfly features former members of Canvas, playing Zeppelin-style rock.

Professor Green Sat 11 Dec, O2 Academy, £13.50. One of the UK’s best freestylers/rappers who has produced & collaborated with a host of musicians, incl Lily Allen. Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Manchester Camerata Sat 11 Dec, Leeds Town Hall. 7:15pm. £15 - £30. A performance of Handel’s Messiah. Quodlibet Sat 11 Dec, 7.30pm, Grove Methodist Church, Town St. Horsforth. Early Music specialists. Tickets (£5) 0113 258 2662. The Creepshow Sun 12 Dec, The Cockpit. £9.50. Horrorbilly Canadians.

Joe Carnall & The Book Club Mon 13 Dec, The Well. From 3pm, £6. Featuring former members of Milburn & Arctic Monkeys.

Johnny Dickinson Wed 15 Dec, New Roscoe. 8pm, £8. Outstanding blues & folk slide guitarist, founder member of blues legends Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes. Acoustic Ladyland Wed 15 Dec, Brudenell Social Club, £7.50. Electric jazz group that plays dirty rock ‘n’roll, tipped as one of ‘five incredible acts to watch in 2005’ by Observer Music Monthly. Foxes & Convicts, Wed 15 Dec, Milo, Free. Secret Sirens, This Many Boyfriends & Liz Reynolds all playing. The Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts Thurs 16 Dec, 6.30pm & 8.30pm, Leeds Town Hall, with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus & Rothwell Temperance Brass Band, in support of Lord Mayor’s charity appeals. £5/ £2.50 from 0113 224 3801 Roots: Brendan Croker & Support Fri 17 Dec, 8pm The New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael’s Rd. Country blues. Bella Hardy:Bright Morning Star Tour Sat 18 Dec, 8pm at Otley Courthouse. Tickets: £8 - £11. A young, talented folk singer from the Peak District. on tour with special guests Anna Massie & Chris Sherburn Mike Dawes & Amy Turk Sat 18 Dec, The Grove Inn. From 8pm, £5. A truly unique duo combining intricate finger–tapping guitar & gorgeous concert harp The Solicitors Sun19 Dec, New Roscoe. From 8pm, £5. 9-piece quality R’n’B & soul band with brass.

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The latest release from this London based outfit hits the ground running and the breakneck pace doesn’t let up. The Jim Jones sound draws heavily on 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and the garage rock proto-punk of The Sonics, MC5 and The Stooges, by way of psychobilly groups like The Cramps. Opener Dishonest John sets the stall out early, its clattery intro giving way to a cavalcade of propulsive drums, frantic piano pounding, heavy riffing distorted guitars and the throat ripping, strangulated vocal of a man possessed. It pretty much chugs on in this vein for the rest of the album. It’s relentlessly high octane and the band hammer it out like they damn well mean it, playing with verve, rhythmic precision and, particularly on piano, keen dexterity. What the record may lack in textural variety it makes up for with consistency and a singularity of purpose; it rocks really hard and it’s very loud. Simply put, these boys aren’t messing around. I’ve heard that The Jim Jones Review magic really comes alive on stage and I can well believe their live shows are a riot. However, while Burning Your House Down is a well produced, impressively performed set of songs guaranteed to get the blood pumping, it benefits somewhat from its brevity. Were it to exceed its thirty three minutes by much it would risk outstaying it’s welcome.

By Brendan Campbell


PIXEL JUNKIES TOP 5 FOR CHRISTMAS

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Over the last few years, more and more blockbuster video games have topped both children’s and some adults Christmas lists, causing a decision- making headache! That’s why this year North Leeds Life and Pixel Junkies have teamed up to bring you the definitive list of must have titles for this year’s festive season. Merry Christmas! XBOX/PS3/PC BBFC 18+ Call of Duty Black Ops With undoubtedly the largest following of any multiplayer console game ever, the sequel to last year’s COD: Modern Warfare 2, will be kicking butt and taking names this Christmas. An essential purchase for any tactical combat fan; Black Ops is not for the faint hearted or casual gamer. Featuring an all new, cinematic campaign and intense multiplayer action, Black Ops is bound to be at the top of many lists.

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PS3 BBFC N/A Gran Turismo 5 With more delays than any other game in history, it’s debatable whether GT5 will emerge in time for Christmas at all. Despite this, early play testing of Sony’s epic racing simulator suggests that it will be more than worth the wait, with superb visuals, improved crash damage and improved AI coming together to create the most realistic game in its genre. Support for some of the most complex Racing Wheel/Pedal peripherals yet made also hints at GT5’s serious racing pedigree and could be an ideal gift for dad or older brother!

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FILM REVIEW

By Brendan Campbell

Let Me In Directed by: Matt Reeves Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins 116 Mins, Cert: 15

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The dearth of original ideas in Hollywood is such that an unending stream of remakes, reboots and ‘re-imaginings’ has become de rigueur. The acclaimed, offbeat Swedish vampire movie, Let the Right One In, is among the latest to be *ahem* revamped. As a fan of the original film, I was dismayed to hear of an American remake, thinking it would be little more than a cynical cash-in on the ubiquitous vampire genre. Thus, I was more than relieved, and pleasantly surprised to find the new version remaining true to its roots. The story concerns Owen, an awkward, lonesome youth whose parents are getting divorced. He is constantly bullied at school and his outlook is as bleak as the drab New Mexico housing estate on which he lives. He strikes up a tentative friendship with Abby, an enigmatic twelve year old girl who has moved into his apartment block with an older man assumed to be her father. It soon transpires that Abby requires human blood to survive and the man she lives with is responsible for collecting her sustenance. When one of Abby’s guardian’s food runs goes awry and lands him in the hospital, she is forced to fend for herself and … well, let’s just say things get a little messy. As in the original, the theme of vampirism is almost a subtext, with the fledgling relationship between Owen and Abby providing the film’s emotional centre. The last film I saw by director Reeves was the better than expected shakey-cam monster rampage, Cloverfield. I feared that with this remake he would ramp up the action element or overdo the horror and gore. I’m glad to say my fears were quickly assuaged and this respectful interpretation has much of the subtlety and restraint of its predecessor. The film has retained its period setting (early 1980s) and frosty, snow-blown locales, and features impressive work from its two young leads, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, who played the boy in John Hillcoat’s The Road, and Chloe Moretz, last seen as foul-mouthed Hit Girl in Kick Ass.

I was more than relieved, and pleasantly surprised to find the new version remaining true to its roots.

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CINDERELLA COMES TO THE CARRIAGEWORKS Prepare to shout at the villains and cheer the heroes when Cinderella comes to The Carriagworks this month. The show tells the traditional Christmas rags-to-riches story, complete with magic wand, pumpkins, a glittering coach, glass slipper and a spell which breaks when the clock chimes midnight. Featuring stunning scenery, colourful costumes, creative choreography, an action-packed storyline, slapstick comedy and plenty of audience participation, Cinderella is sure to be a festive hit with people of all ages. Actress Sue Hodge, who played cheeky French waitress and resistance fighter Mimi Labonq in the long-running BBC series ‘Allo ‘Allo, takes on the role of Fairy Godmother, CBBC presenter Jez Edwards, returns to The Carriageworks as Buttons, and Suzanne David stars as Cinderella, while ugly sisters Trinny (Roger Darrock) and Susannah (Stephen Howe), will be doing all they can to stop the happily-ever-after ending! ‘Cinderella’ is at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds, from Friday 3rd December until Sunday 8th January. Tickets available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or online at www.carriageworkstheatre. org.uk

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HORSFORTH SCHOOL HOCKEY CHAMPIONS! The Horsforth School Girls’ 1st X1 Hockey Team won convincingly (4 – 0) against Guiseley School in their first game of the season.

A FANTASTIC TEAM EFFORT AND A GREAT START TO THEIR SEASON – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHOLE TEAM!

They then took part in the Leeds Schools’ Tournament. Outstanding performances from the whole team meant that Horsforth School won all five of their games against other local schools without conceding a single goal, resulting in the team being crowned the Leeds Schools’ 1st XI Hockey Champions of 2010!

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Physiotherapy is a sciencebased healthcare profession which uses a physical approach to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing after an accident, surgery or pain from overuse activity. Leeds Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Clinic has been established for 25 years and has worked with amateur, professional and international sports teams, dance and theatre groups. The core of our business has always been in treating the general complaints that we all suffer from,

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................................................................................................................................................................................................... Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm, Friendly, safe environment Friends of Lawnswood ACTIVE Brownberrie Lane where you can swim & Badminton Club Mon Preschool, Horsforth. start to feel confident & Weds (term time), Abbey Runners Tues, Details: Katie 07890 again. New members 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall 7.45pm, Adel Memorial 754115, www.briggatewelcome. Mon 7 - 8pm, Lawnswood School. Hall, Church Lane, for morris.blogspot.com. Holt Park Leisure Centre. Parents, children local run & Thurs, 7.30pm Details: Sara 287 6250. (accompanied) & Leeds Met Beckett Park Dance Scottish in Adel Roger 267 4716 members of wider campus for coached track Scottish Country Dancing, community welcome. sessions. All standards Mon 1.45 – 4.45pm & Leeds Contra Ceilidh Details: Tony Magee welcome. Details: www. Tues 7.45 – 945.pm at meets 8 - 10.30pm at 267 3728, baylis365@ abbeyrunners.co.uk Adel Methodist Church Headingley Parish Hall, St btinternet.com. Hall (behind Lawnswood Michael’s Rd. Headingley, Badminton Anyone? Arms). Beginners on 2nd & 4th Tues of Phoenix Folk Dancers Friendly badminton club welcome. No partner each month. Live band! English Country Dancing, looking for experienced necessary. Details: Don No partner or experience Adel Methodist Church players. Fri 7.30-9.30pm Andrews 01535 605065, required. Newcomers Hall, (behind Lawnswood at Trinity University, donald@hbandrews.fsnet. welcome. Details: Liz 284 Arms), Wed 8 – 10pm. Horsforth. Details: Sylvia co.uk or Irene Dracup 263 3282, www.leedscontra. Beginners welcome, 259 0113, Graham on 1310 www.rscdsleeds. freeuk.com partner not necessary. 258 4532 org.uk Details: 2611902 Bramhope Badminton Horsforth Fellandale Leeds HF Rambling & Scottish Country Dancing Club meets Mon, 8 – Running Club trains every Social Club. Walks on a Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm, St 11pm at the Robert Sunday geared to public Columba’s, Headingley Craven Institute, Old Lane. Wed, usually on Otley Chevin. Runners of all transport from Leeds. Lane. All abilities New members welcome. abilities welcome. Details: Social events in winter. welcome, no partner Details: 284 2706. Andy on 258 5691, Details: Send SAE to John necessary. £2.50 incl. secretary@fellandale.com Maltman, 52 Vesper Gate refreshments. Details: Circle Dancing Group Mount, Leeds LS5 3NN. 269 1791, pathynes001@ meets 1st & 3rd Tues Horsforth Harriers tiscali.co.uk of the month at St.Giles welcome runners Tues, Leeds YHA Walking Church Hall, Bramhope. 7pm, Cricket Pavilion, Group organises walks, Short Mat Indoor Bowls Gentle dancing to Hall Park. Training groups cycle rides, weekends & 1.30pm at Robert Craven beautiful music from all for all abilities. Details: social activities. Over 160 Memorial Hall, Old Lane, over the world. Great fun, Marc 07968 712055, members aged 20-74. Try Bramhope. A three hour therapeutic, & friendly Hilary 250 5673, www. before joining. Details: session each week until group. All welcome. horsforthharriers.co.uk Mary 228 6766, Phil 268 April with Christmas Details: Joan 284 2549. 9996, www.leedsyha. break. New members Leeds Area Disabled org.uk welcome, free tuition Briggate Morris (Women’s Swimming Club available, some bowls on Northwest Morris Recovering from a stroke site. Details: Ewart 267 Dancing) New members or other condition where 8001 invited. All ages & abilities swimming could help? welcome. Practice

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The Tuesday Club Dance the night away, The Village Hotel, Otley Old Rd, LS16, 8–11pm. Great atmosphere & DJ. Over 25s. Smart dress. Only £3.50. Details: Reg 01274 771285/ 07939 959400.

Mindfolds & Srangleholds an exhibition in the Art Library at Leeds Central Library. Leeds artist Joanne Fox explores the presence of the past using mixed media, soft sculpture, limited edition prints & embroidered textiles. Mon – Wed: 9am – 8pm. Thurs – Fri: 9am – 5pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 1pm – 5pm. Details 247 8247

Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713. ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat 4 Dec, 10am 4pm at Pool-in-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool. Honorary Member, Brian Morgan will teach Chinese Paper Cutting, combined with a buffet lunch. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks. co.uk Christmas Decorations with Friends of Adel Woods Sun 12 Dec, 10am – 12.30pm. Make Christmas Yule logs & wreaths with the ranger using wood & foliage collected from Adel Woods. Family event, refreshments, suitable for people with disabilities, parking close-by. Booking essential. Details: Steve Joul 07891 270 855 or countrysiderangers@ leeds.gov.uk Flower Arranging Classes 1st Thurs of month, 1.30pm & 7.30pm at Paxton Horticultural

COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Adel St John the Baptist Primary School Christmas Fair Sat 4 Dec, 12 – 3pm. Food & refreshments, Santa’s Grotto, stalls, games, crafts & the children’s Christmas carols with complimentary mince pies & mulled wine. Details: banksadel@ tiscali.co.uk Bramhope Farmers’ Market Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, 9am, 2nd Sat of month. Home baking, organic meats, sausages & pies, free range eggs, bread & cheese, plus veg produced by local farmers. Wheelchair access. Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10am-noon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome.

Christmas Fair Sat 4 Dec, 11.30am – 2.30pm, Adel Primary School, Tile Lane, LS16. Variety of stalls, incl. Christmas crafts, bottle tombola, face painting & refreshments. Free entry. If you would like to run a stall contact 0113 230 1116. Christmas Fair Sat 11 Dec, 10am – 1pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Horsforth. In aid of Leeds Feline Friends. Refreshments, tombola &b lots of stalls. All welcome.

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48 Christmas Fair Sat 4 Dec, 12.30 – 2.30pm at West End Primary School, West End Lane, Horsforth. Tombola, craft stalls, games, art & craft activities, gift stalls etc. Plus a special appearance from Santa! Everybody welcome. Caring For Life’s Christmas Crafts Day Sat 4 Dec, 10am –4pm, Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge. Range of gifts for all the family, farm produced beef & lamb, free range eggs, Christmas bulb, plant & wreath arrangements. Christmas menu at Granary Café. Details: 230 3600. Coffee Morning Sat 4 Dec, 10.30am – 12 noon, Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Home made scones & cakes. Come & enjoy! Charity Coffee Morning Sat 11 Dec, 10am – 12 noon, Bramhope Methodist Church. Homemade cakes, biscuits & bring & buy stall. In aid of Oxford Place Children’s Centre.

Coffee Morning Sat 4 Dec, 10.30am – 12 noon at the Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Homemade scones & cakes. Come & enjoy! Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of each month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc, North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. GROUPS Adel Crag Community Assoc. keeps you informed about what is happening in your neighbourhood, with up-to-date info on local news, events etc. Details: Francis Garbutt 261 0846 www.acca.btik.com Adel & District Horticultural Society meets 2nd Mon in the month, 7.45pm, Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane. New members welcome. Next meeting 13 Dec: ‘Christmas decorations from your garden’ by Cliff & Gill Plowes. Details: Mrs Tarn Everett 261 3095.

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Adel YCA (Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association) YCA Christmas Dinner at West Park Mon 13 Dec. Next meeting at Adel Primary School Mon 10 Jan, 7.30pm, when Emma King will talk about Re-cycling. New members & guests welcome..Details: Val Crompton 225 9142 Aireborough Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tues 7pm, Rawdon Conservative Club. New members welcome. Details: 261 2139 beverley.harfield@ ntlworld.com Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs, 8.30pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 391 0403, www.alwoodleymc. org.uk. Bramhope Bridge Club Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Mon 12.45 & 4.15pm & Tues & Thurs 7.15 – 10.15pm. Lessons for novices Wed evenings. Details: Bob 225 7495

Bramhope Round Table Every 2nd Tues. Fun, friendship & fundraising (in that order!). All men between 18 & 45 welcome. Details: www. bramhoperoundtable. co.uk, info@ bramhope844.co.uk Cat loving volunteers wanted! Join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed - full support given. Details: 07876 212 518, feralcarwelfare@aol.com, www.feralcatwelfare. org.uk Cookridge Camera Club presents a photographic slide show, exhibition & competition on Sat 23 Oct, from 7.30pm at Cookridge Village Hall. Details: Richard on 230 1853, www. cookridgecameraclub. co.uk.


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18 Cookridge Gardening Club meets Wed 8 Dec, 7.30pm in the Cookridge Methodist Church Hall. A festive occasion with presentation ‘More secret Gardens of London’ by Tony Cleaver & refreshments. Cookridge Methodist Community Film Society New members welcome. A booklet ‘What’s in a name? Roads & Lanes in Cookridge’ by Don Cole, £3 + P&P, has been produced from film society funds. Details: 267 4721. Holt Park Residents’ Association Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in the Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Ralph Thoresby School. Details: Alan Mann 0701656886, www.holtparktra.btck. co.uk Horsforth in Bloom meets Sat 4 Dec, 10am in The Museum, Town St. They have circulated a colourful newsletter to schools & businesses, recording the successful efforts of supporters & would like to invite new people to become involved with the work of keeping Horsforth beautiful & preparing for ‘In Bloom 2011’. Details: 258 3521, hm.taylor1@ ntlworld.com Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds, The Horsforth Club, New Road Side, 7.15pm & Thurs 1.30–4.30pm. New members welcome. Mike Bent 258 1580.

Horsforth Photographic Club meets Wed 7pm at Horsforth Museum. New members welcome. Details: rjoyful@yahoo. com Horsforth WI meets 3rd Mon of the month at St James’s Parish Centre, Low Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting speakers. Visitors welcome. Details: Pat 258 7062, Christine on 258 9501. Kaleidoscope Social Club for mature (50 +) & unattached with a zest for life. Regular meetings & monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 2621455, 2612272, www.kaleidoscopeleeds. weebly.com Leeds Anglo German Club Christmas Party Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm at The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Details: 268 7697 Leeds Caledonian Society Wed 15 Dec, social evening at The stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Annual Burns Dinner at Castle Grove 22 Jan. Details: 267 0424, www. leedscaledonians.org.uk Leeds Feline Friends Can you give a cat a home away from a busy road? Details: 216 0593, mail@ leedsfelinefriends.org.uk, www.leedsfelinefriends. org.uk. Leeds Geological Association AGM & Conversazione Thurs 9 Dec, 7pm in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre,

Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University. Followed by refreshments. Visitors welcome. Details:www. leedsga.org.uk Leeds Horticultural Society 1st Tues of month, St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd, 8pm. Improve your plant skills, learn from speakers. New members welcome Details: 225 0030. Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Next meeting Thurs 16 Dec, 7.30pm, Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 0113 278 5495. 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 Naturalists’ Club & Scientific Association meets alternate Mon, 7.15pm in Museum & Seminar Room, Miall Block, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds. Enjoy a series of talks on natural history subjects in winter, field meetings & exhibit evenings in summer. Details: Peter Larner 0113 261 2589, http//sites.google.com/ site/leedsnaturalistsclub

Leeds Oxfam Group holds open evenings with invited speakers & arranges events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam. Meetings 1st Wed of each month, 7.30 pm, Civic Hall. Next meetings 1 Dec, 12 Jan. Details: Pauline Neale 0113 269 3542 Leeds U3A A vibrant organisation with 19 interest groups & regular monthly meetings for anyone not in full time occupation, Details: Bill 07552 448834, www. u3aleeds.org.uk Leeds Women’s Luncheon Club Meets 4th Wed of the month, 12.15pm, The Cosmopolitan (formerly Golden Lion), Swinegate, Leeds. Interesting speakers. Details: 0113 267 9316. Mercury Movie Makers meet Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. Club for camcorder owners. Advice, regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: www. communigate.co.uk/ brad/mercmove Methodist Women’s Luncheon Club (Leeds & District) Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings at Devonshire Hall, Headingley on 2nd Wed of each month (Oct – May). Good food & excellent speakers! Details: Shirley 257 9381.


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COMMUNITY NOTICES Soroptimist International Leeds Sat 4 Dec, a safari-style Santa Lunch, proceeds to the quadrennial Project Sierra. Mon 13 Dec members will welcome speakers & invited guests to an International Evening with a China theme at Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd. in support of the President’s Charity Appeal. Details: 07711 810386, http:// soroptimist-gbi.org/leeds Social & Activities Club New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre/films/ music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away & more. Monthly new members’ night in north Leeds. Details: 0844 8111025 www.leedsivc.org.uk The Tuesday Club - Ladies’ Lunch Group Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Headingley, last Tues of month. Lunch at 12.30pm, followed by talk. Details: Heather Harrison 267 8437 hharrison578@btinternet. com University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Details: uleedslc@gmail. com Wednesday Women Building relationships & supporting fellow women in the community. This

recently formed group invites new women to join them for friendship, support, conversation & a varied programme of activities. Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 8 – 10pm, Parochial Hall, Meanwood

Christmas Concert by the Amici Singers Thurs 16 Dec, 7.30pm Adel Methodist Church Hall (corner of Holt Lane & Gainsborough Ave LS16). Tickets (£6 incl supper) from 2674507/ 284 2924.

White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets Farsley Library Community Room, Old Rd. Farsley, LS28, Mon 7.45pm. Next meetings 10 & 24 Jan. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt 0113 267206

Christmas with the Fairfax Singers Sat 11 Dec, 7.30pm at Arthington Village Hall, Arthington Lane, featuring special young guest pianist Beth Plummer. Tickets £7 include refreshments. All profits are for the Village Hall. Details: Anne 0113 284 3524.

Trackrod Motor Club Meets 1st Tues of each month, 9.30pm at Old Modernians Club, Cookridge Lane. New Members welcome. Details: www. trackrodmotorclub.co.uk Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome. MUSIC Bramhope Village Players & Blue Notes Fri 3 &Sat 4 Dec, two evenings of Music & Drama presented by Bramhope Village Players & populat local band the Blue Notes. Proceeds to the church redevelopment fund. Details: 267 8169 /2672906

Christmas Concert Sat 11 Dec, 7.30pm at St John the Baptist Church, Adel, featuring The Leeds Guild of Singers. Tickets, £5 including mince pie & cheese supper, from Sylvia Halliday 267 1708 & Beryl Thompson 267 3875. Horsforth Choral Society Christmas Concert Tues 14 Dec, 7.30pm St Margaret’s Hall, Horsforth. Christmas entertainment for all with well known seasonal music, featuring Yorkshire Evening Post Brass, conductor Kathryn Woodruff. Tickets (£8 including seasonal refreshments) from 0113 250 2203, any member or on the door. Lawnswood Singers Female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good

female singers welcome to come & try us out. Wide repertoire of music & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk. Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Road, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989. Dr Simon Lindley, Leeds City Organist, Sunday 28 Nov, 2.30pm at Bramhope Methodist Church. Free admission – retiring collection – proceeds to church redevelopment fund. Singing for Fun Friendly group meets weekly (term time) Tues AM in Cookridge. Would like to recruit new members. Very informal group covering a wide range of singing styles. Details: Stella 267 2716 The Willow Singers Christmas Concert Fri 17 Dec, 2pm at The Willows, Fink Hill, Horsforth. Free admission. Collection for Caring For Life, Cookridge.


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COMMUNITY NOTICES Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Join in playing/ listening to our Yamaha organ & keyboard. Occasional concerts by prof artists playing a variety of music. Weds 7.30-10.30pm. Guiseley Factory Workers Club, LS20 9DT. Details: 226 5671 Singing for Fun Friendly group meets weekly (term time) Tues AM in Cookridge. Would like to recruit new members. Very informal group covering a wide range of singing styles. Details: Stella 267 2716 SENIORS Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11am- 12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. On Thurs a range of meals is served, followed by indoor bowls. OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Old Post Office, 10 Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge. Details: 261 9103. OPAL Tea Dances held fortnightly on Tues, 1 – 3pm, Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane. Ballroom, old time, sequence, line & fun dance. Details: Ken 230 1213, Sheila 217 9136. Woodside Luncheon Club (Outwood Lane) Meets Thursdays &

is open to all elderly Horsforth residents. Details: 258 3184 SPIRITUAL Adel Baptist Congregation invites you to Sunday services, 10.30am in Adel Primary School, Tile lane, LS16. Worship style is informal with mixture of contemporary & traditional songs. Also, a variety of day time & evening groups. Details: Revd Richard Pollard 275 4989, Richard@spbc. org.uk Adel Methodist Church, corner of Holt Lane & Gainsborough Ave, invites you to Sunday Services at 10.30am. Junior Church also meets at 10.30am Adel St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. Welcomes you to an Informal Family Service every 3rd Sun at 10am. Junior Church other Sundays at 10am as well as other services. Details: Rev. Ian White 267 3676, www.adelstjohnchurch. org.uk

Experience peace & calm & guided meditations. Fri 17 Dec free talk ‘The Spirit of Giving’, 7.30pm Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd LS16. Free 8 week Raja Yoga meditation course starts Mon 3 Jan, 7.30 – 9pm. Booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/leeds Christian Science Church Services in Headingley: Sun 10.30am. Testimony meetings 2nd Wed of month, 7.30pm, & 4th Wed 2.30pm. Reading Room open 11am - 2pm Tues, Thurs & Fri - 40 Otley Road. Details: www. christianscience.org.uk Holy Name Catholic Church Otley Old Road, serves Adel, Bramhope, Cookridge & Ireland Wood. Details: Father Pat Smythe or Parish Secretary, Sue Goodyear 267 8257, Mon - Fri 1 - 5pm. www.holynameleeds.com

Bramhope Methodist Church Sun 12 Dec, 10am. Toy Service. Collection of good quality toys, books & games for Social Services

Horsforth Churches Together will see in the New Year at St James’s, Low Lane, where there will be a Watch Night Service starting at 11.30pm. Everyone welcome! Details: of Christmas services etc. 0113 258 3521, hm.taylor1@ntlworld.com

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tion, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain & stress management. Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org. Leeds Healing Centre Now at Burley Lodge Centre, 42-46 Burley Lodge Road, LS6. Healing by members of The Healing Trust (NFSH) to aid relaxation & promote wellbeing. Fri 11am – 2.30pm. Healing also at Friends’ Meeting House, Roundhay, Thurs 7 – 8.30pm. Donations appreciated. Details: 07985 121810, 01274 617700, www. leedshealingcentre.org Leeds Stillness Group Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now & A New Earth. Join like-minded people to watch footage of an Eckhart Tolle talk followed by a period of silent meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644, www.peacenowhere.com Leeds Theosophical Society Sun 12 Dec, 2.30pm, 12 Queen Sq. LS2 (near Merrion Centre). George Wood will deliver a talk on ‘Carl Jung: The Red Book’, considered to be his most important work. Free. All are welcome.

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COMMUNITY NOTICES SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. Entry £2 incl. refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694 Carers’ Support Group NEW friendly, over 50s carers’ support group. Central Methodist Church, (Sunday school room), Town Street, Horsforth, 1st Tues of month. Join them for a cuppa & a chat. Details: Angie at Carers Leeds 246 8338. Different Strokes invites stroke survivors to join them. Weds 1.45 – 3.45pm Adel Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Includes an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, every 2nd Wed, Victoria Hotel, Great George St. Leeds. Support & advice for parents trying to maintain & develop relationships with their children, following divorce or family breakdown. Details: Don 07981 710179, Ray 07921 728747. Leeds Coeliac Group Fri 3 Dec, 7pm at the Farthings Restaurant, Thomas Danby College, Roundhay Rd. LS7. Gluten-free Christmas Dinner. Details: Sandra McLean 07711 768850, sandra. mclean@btinternet.com.

Leeds Diabetes Support Group meets 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse 7 – 9pm. Variety of speakers on all aspects of diabetes care. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528. Crohn’s & Colitis UK Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. Four educational & support meetings a year, plus regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@groups.nacc.org. uk, www.groups.nacc.org. uk/leeds Leeds Lymphoedema Link Support Group Meets Sat 4 Dec 10.30am-12.30pm Headingley St Columba United Reformed Church, 70 Headingley Lane, LS6. Anyone connected with Lymphoedema welcome. Speakers, tombola, book & plant stalls throughout the year. Details: www. lymphoedemaleeds.co.uk The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of each month (except bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road, Headingley. Details: Nikki 231 1727 The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & information, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 240 2956.

The Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre is now at the Day Therapy Unit, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate two Saturdays each month, offering support for people with cancer & their loved ones. Details: Esme 01423 881392/ Karen 01937 573166, www. ychc.org.uk TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Forum 2000 Wed 1 Dec Paul Rogerson, retired Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, talks about ‘Leeds-The city & the Region’. Dec 8: AGM & short presentation by Councillor Andrew Carter. Jan 5: Terry Slocombe on ‘The Lighter Side of the Law’. Wednesdays, 10am – 12 noon, the Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth. Details: Hilary Taylor 258 3521, hm.taylor1@ ntlworld.com Leeds RSPB Group Wed 1 Dec, 7.30pm at Friends’ Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2. AGM plus illustrated talk by Steve Warrilow on ‘Dragonflies’. All welcome. Details: rspbleeds@googlemail.com Leeds Salon Mon 13 Dec, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Venue to be confirmed. The ‘Two Culture Debate’ – What Now? Over half a century ago, C.P. Snow raised concerns about the increasing alienation of humanist intellectuals from science. Professor Ray Tallis argues that this problem is more complex than Snow thought Details: www. leedssalon.org.uk.

‘The Myth of the Primitive’ Tues 7 Dec, 8pm at the New Headingly Club, 56 St Michaels Rd. A talk by Sarah Rogers encompassing colonialism, Chris Ofili, African art, Picasso, Darwin, Freud & many other related subjects. Small charge, all proceeds to the Children’s Orphanage, Pokhara, Nepal. The Thoresby Society (Leeds Local History Society Tues 7 Dec, 7.15pm at Friends’ Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, LS2. A talk on the history of Smoke Pollution in Leeds, c.1800-1956. The Library at 23 Clarendon Rd is open on Tues & Thurs 10am – 2pm. Non-members welcome. Details: 247 0704, www.thoresby. org.uk, Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) Sat 11 Dec, 2pm at 23, Clarendon Road, Leeds: a talk on ‘The Leeds Waites – Their History & Music. Free drop in sessions Tues 2 – 4pm for anyone needing help with family history research. Details: Mrs J.Butler 263 9540 Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Industrial History Section) Sat 4 Dec, 11am at 23, Clarendon Rd, Leeds. ‘Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers’ by Christine Ball looks at the development & decline of power generation by water in the Sheffield area. Details: Jane Ellis 265 9970.


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COMMUNITY NOTICES MISC/EVENTS Christmas Tree Festival – Spectacular Festival of illuminated trees & Christmas gift & craft stalls with refreshments at Bramhope Methodist Church, Sat 27 Nov 10am – 5pm, Sun 28 Nov 12 – 4pm Carol Singing around Bramhope Village Tues 21 Dec, 7pm – meet outside Bramhope Methodist Church (wear warm clothes & bring torch) – in aid of Action for Children Community Carol Concert Sun 5 Dec, 3pm at Leeds Town Hall in aid of Help for Heroes. Featuring The Salvation Army bands, choirs & timbrelists, united schools choir & guest xylophone soloist. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children, £15 family from The Salvation Army c/o 9 Wedderburn Road, Harrogate, HG2 7QH. Please send SAE & cheque payable to “The Salvation Army.” Details: 01423 819161. Cookridge Village Hall Two rooms with kitchen facilities available for

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