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NORTH LEEDS Life C O N N E C T I N G YO U TO T H E C O M M U N I T Y
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Dear Readers As I write this letter the sun is shining and the temperature has crept up above freezing, but have we seen the last of the cold weather? I doubt it! This is the perfect time to look at ways to make our homes toasty warm and Andy Walker of SURE gives us some useful tips on energy saving that will both save money and help you do your bit for the planet by reducing your carbon emissions. There’s lots of good news emanating from the West Yorkshire Playhouse, including Big Lottery Funding. A major Henry Moore exhibition is coming to Leeds; The Carriageworks has a great line-up for half term; The fourth Headingley LitFest announces its headliner; and we have a chat with Richard McCabe who is appearing in Yes, Prime Minister at The Grand this month. In March, as people start to look outdoors, we are planning to talk about gardens and what you can do with them, with lots of tips and people to contact to help you create the garden to suit you and your property. As always, get your news, notices and advertisements to us as soon as you can. Deadline for editorial is 1st February. Kind regards Carole, Jack & the team
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News from Your Councillors Horsforth Beer Festival Warm Up & Keep Bills Down Garden Round Up Fourth Headingley LitFest Set to Impress NLL Tracks Down Jim Hacker Music Listings Movie Review Younger Life Fun at The Carriageworks Health & Fitness Community Notices
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The historic setting of Adel Church is under threat. A Planning Application for 68 houses on this Greenfield site on Church Lane/Holt Avenue was turned down by Leeds City Council as their policy is for Brownfield sites to be used for building. The developer appealed and the first part of the Public Inquiry was held in November. The Public Inquiry re-opens at 10am on Tuesday 1st March at Leeds Civic Hall and will continue for several days. The development is opposed by Greg Mulholland MP and local councillors and residents. People can demonstrate their strength of feeling by attending part of a morning or afternoon session. Adel residents, Greg Mulholland MP and others who care about Adel Church and its historic setting will be presenting evidence betweenTuesday 1st and Friday 4th March. For more information, contact Dr Barrie Hopson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wanted! Old Films & Photos of Roundhay Park If you have any old films or photographs of Roundhay Park, Friends of Roundhay Park (FoRP) would love to hear from you.
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A photograph donated by Hannah Gardiner of her father taken in about 1928 when he was four years old, stirred memories of donkey rides in the Park. Apparently, the donkeys lived in the field below what is now Lakeview Court flats and were owned by a man called Fred, who always wore an old trilby and a moneybag round his neck. Photographs or film of the rowing boats, steam launch, funfair, and small steam train which ran in the woods near the upper lake, Tropical World before its expansion, or just general scenes of life in the Park, are all welcome, together with your recollections. Any material you lend FoRP will be returned to you or can be stored with either Yorkshire Film Archive or in FoRPs archive at the Lester Library.
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NEWS FROM YOUR COUNCILLORS
Councillor Clive Fox Adel & Wharfedale Ward
Councillor Barry Anderson Adel & Wharfedale Ward
Councillor Barry Anderson Leeds Car Parks A number of long-stay car parks in the city have closed recently. The Council, in seeking to resolve the breach of planning control, served enforcement notices. The Council has now suspended the enforcement action that could have resulted in seven illegal long-stay city centre car parks closing in the New Year. These can now remain open until a review of parking is completed and a new policy in place, this summer.
Councillor Clive Fox We have all experienced the frustration arising from long traffic queues caused by temporary traffic lights. Their infuriating habit of changing back to red just as you reach them does little to improve the humour of the average motorist. Neither does the fact that half the time no work appears to be going on.
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Help is at hand! The latest batch of council emails includes one entitled ‘Yorkshire Common Scheme’. It has nothing to do with open access to village greens and the like, but rather the start of a twelve week consultation period on proposals to operate a common permit scheme in parts of Yorkshire, including Leeds.
I would like to thank those residents who helped clear the snow and ice to so that their elderly and infirm neighbours could get out of their houses and not feel isolated. It is at times like this that the real community spirit emerges. It’s often said that nobody has a sense of community anymore, but residents rose to the occasion to help their friends and neighbours.
If you have kept up with your reading of the Traffic Management Act 2004, you will know that under Part Three, permit schemes are a means of controlling the activities of the statutory undertakers. No, not a bunch of state controlled funeral directors, but the nation’s cohort of manic trench diggers - gas, electricity, water, telecoms etc.
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The scheme requires utilities to get a permit from the council (for a fee of course) before they can start digging up our strategic roads and ‘traffic sensitive’ routes. That will enable the council to minimise traffic disruption by imposing conditions including the timing of the works and more weekend-only working along key routes. The council’s own highways staff and contractors are not immune. They too will need permits.
I was asked for an update on the work being carried out and was informed by the Council Officer that the work would be completed in stages to ensure that playing field space would remain available throughout the construction period. There have been defects with some of the work undertaken, and completion date has been delayed because of this. The boulders along the perimeter of the site are there to prevent vehicular access. This has had a knock on effect on parking. The Council is exploring the feasibility of locating a car park within the recreation ground, should funding become available. With reference to accessing the two fenced pitches – these pitches should be freely accessible to the public out of school hours, and the Council will seek to ensure that this is enforced.
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With road works accounting for nearly a third of all traffic congestion, many motorists will think this planning and coordination of road works can’t come soon enough. So, should you happen upon delays on a key route around Leeds you should soon be able to take comfort in the fact that the highway works have all been well co-ordinated. And why is nothing actually happening? Well the workmen are all in permit planning meetings of course.
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Bramhope Conservation Area Consultation
Don’t forget the public meeting on Tuesday 1st February, 7pm at the Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, when the Leeds City Council Conservation Officer Involved with the proposed Bramhope Conservation Area will lead a presentation, followed by questions and a more informal drop-in session. Why aren’t you in the conservation area? Why are you in for that matter - and not your neighbour? What are your suggestions and what has been missed off? Come and find out more on 1st February. The public consultation period runs until 25th February. See the Bramhope Parish Council website (www. bramhope.org) for a map of the proposed conservation area.
Good News Regarding HMO Legislation As reported last month, on 17th November the full Leeds City Council voted unanimously to introduce an Article 4 Direction in Leeds which would mean planning permission would be necessary to convert a family home to a HMO (house in multiple occupation). At its meeting on 5th January, the Council’s Executive Board received a report on this proposal, recommending that an Article 4 Direction should be approved in principle, that the area concerned should include not only all of the Area of Housing Mix in and around Headingley, but also most of the city of Leeds, and that the Chief Planning Officer should serve notice of the Direction as soon as possible. The report also recommends that new planning policies on HMOs should be introduced to support the Direction. The Direction can’t come into force straight away (or the Council would be liable to compensation claims), and the planning policies will be subject to a consultation process. But the good news is that measures are now underway to bring HMOs back under planning controls.
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Congratulations HEART! What a triumph for Headingley Development Trust! HEART held an Open Day for the community on Saturday 8th January and truly ‘WOWed!’ the crowds. The months and months of negotiations and form filling were all worth it. Headingley has a fabulous new community facility. HDT and everyone who has been involved in supporting the project should be very proud. Pulse, the business centre, on the second and third floors, is a lovely environment for new businesses and individuals who need desk space. The whole building is bright and inviting with spaces suitable for classes, meetings, performances and conferences. Plus Hawkersgreen, HEART’s new cafe, will soon be offering the perfect place to get together and enjoy coffee, lunch or a leisurely dinner.
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Horsforth Beer Festival Cheers to Three Years! Last year’s Horsforth Beer Festival, organised by St Margaret’s Church, was a great success, attracting around 1,500 people over the two days, many from outside Horsforth. Almost £10,000 was raised and the local economy also benefited. Now, it’s happening again! The third Horsforth Beer Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, 4th and 5th March in St Margaret’s Hall. There will be over 70 draught beers and ciders to sample, plus a range of bottled foreign beers. In the main hall the focus will be on new beers and new breweries in the North of England, though there’ll be some local favourites you’ll recognise as well. There will also be live entertainment to help set the mood. Downstairs in the cellar bar you’ll find draught ciders and a range of bottled American beers, plus room to sit so you can enjoy your beer at a more leisurely pace. There will also be food available in the cafeteria. Entry is £5, which includes a festival glass, programme and tasting notes and £2.50 of beer vouchers.
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In a kitchen or bathroom there are usually gaps round waste pipes from sinks and washing machines. Either silicone these or use a can of expanding foam to build a barrier. Foiled again A layer or two of insulated foil on the wall behind radiator is easy to fit and can be attached with Blu-tack or drawing pins. This keeps the heat off the wall and helps to warm the room up more quickly. Most DIY stores carry this kind of foil. Thermal linings for curtains make a huge difference and don’t need to be professionally fitted. The material can be found in Leeds market or on the Internet.
This winter is turning out to be one of the coldest on record and staying warm has been harder than ever. With subzero temperatures, ice on the pavements and a cold wind blowing, it’s never been more important to find ways to keep our homes warm and cosy.
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It’s completely possible to insulate older houses to create really comfortable homes. This does cost money but the reduction in fuel bills is equivalent to a return on investment of between 5 and 10% - better than any bank or building society. And, of course, as the cost of fuel rises, the effective return also goes up.
One of the best investments you can make is to properly insulate your home. Every house can be insulated – not just the ones with ‘cavity walls’ and a loft space.
It is possible to keep the heat in your house and the cold at bay without spending a fortune.
Here are some great tips and tricks about staying warm and making sensible home improvement investments which will make a dent in your fuel bills. Plus, you can do your bit for the planet by reducing your carbon emissions. People living in rented accommodation often miss out on some of these opportunities, so our first set of tips is about how to make a flat or rented house warmer and less draughty. Mind the gap Draughts bring cold air from the arctic wastes of Ilkley and beyond so keeping them outside your house rather than letting them travel through your living room is the first important step. Around the edge of almost every room there’s a gap between the ends of the floorboards and the wall. Buy some tubes of silicon sealant - you’ll need a tube for every couple of metres or so and a cheap applicator gun. Carefully fill all gaps under the skirting board all around the room.
Solid walled houses can have insulation fitted to the inside surface of the wall. This can be done by a good DIY person or you can get the professionals in. The improvement is huge and not only does the room warm up more quickly but it stays warm after the heating has gone off. Under-floor insulation is often forgotten but is a relatively easy way to stop heat escaping from your home. Attic rooms can also benefit from internal insulation on sloping ceilings and will feel warmer straight away.
SURE Energy is a community initiative in Wharfedale which shares ideas about keeping warm and saving money. They hold public meetings every couple of months with guest speakers, short films and an opportunity to bring all your questions about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Next meeting Tuesday 15th March. For further information and more energy saving tips, visit www.sure-energy.org.uk
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Bright ideas Old style bulbs generate a lot of wasted heat as well as light. These ‘incandescent’ bulbs and the so called low-energy ‘compact fluorescent’ bulbs are now obsolete. The bright kid on the block is the L.E.D. bulb. These use a fraction of the energy used by their wasteful cousins and last for years. L.E.D. bulbs are available with a lovely warmwhite light and you can buy them in every bulb fitting. Available from good electrical suppliers like Wharfedale Electrical Supplies. Give me sunshine All of these tips will help you to reduce the amount of energy you use to heat and light your home – in the cheapest, quickest and easiest way. If after you’ve done all of this you still have quite a bit of money left in your piggy bank, you might consider generating your own heat and power. Solar powered electricity (Solar PV) is not cheap and not every roof is suitable. However there is the attraction of gaining a little income because currently you’ll be paid around 40p per unit of electricity plus a little more for what you feed back into the National Grid. Be sure to get all the facts about what the solar panels will do for you before buying.
Solar powered hot water (Solar Thermal) is a good idea and can produce most of your hot water in summer and even a portion of it in winter. The great thing about hot water, unlike mains electricity, is that it can be stored for use when you need it. Proof of the pudding A member of SURE has created a really warm and cosy home in their Victorian terrace house in Otley by combining lots of insulation, triple glazed windows, a wood burning stove, solar thermal and solar PV panels along with L.E.D. lighting. As a result they have reduced their monthly heating and lighting bill to around £3! That’s what I call good Yorkshire sense.
Communities in Yorkshire are getting in on the generation game by having hydro electricity systems built on their local weirs. There are lots of disused weirs on our rivers which have all been used at one point to harness water and drive machinery in nearby mills. Some of them were originally generating stations, like Linton Falls near Grassington, where a pioneering project will see the crumbling 100 year-old power house refurbished and put back to work generating green energy with new turbines. All electricity at Gibson Mill, in the beautiful Hardcastle Crags valley near Hebden Bridge, is created on site using a combination of hydro power from a restored 1926 turbine (10Kw) and a number of solar PV panels. Howsham Mill near York has been running a hydro plant (20Kw) for a couple of years and hopes to add a water wheel (25Kw) soon. Gayle Mill in Wensleydale (20Kw) has been running since 2007 and Yore Mill at Aysgarth (40Kw) since 2008. And, the much celebrated hydro scheme at Settle (50Kw) became operational in early 2010 and is generating not only green electricity but also funds for community projects.
Further information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk www.settlehydro.org.uk www.yorkshiredales.org.uk www.jnbentley. co.uk/346/linton-falls. html Photo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
Linton Falls The Yorkshire Dales National Park has identified some 13 more locations that could be used to generate energy and is offering funds to community groups for feasibility studies. They say: “Well-designed schemes offer a significant opportunity for renewable energy to be generated in a way that helps to conserve and enhance important industrial heritage; benefits isolated communities and individuals; avoids new overhead electricity supply lines; contributes to national, regional and local carbon targets.” There’s even hydro plant installed at some sewage works – for example Esholt near Bradford (180Kw) and Rivelin near Sheffield (120Kw). These turbines are actually driven by the raw sewage – let’s hope they don’t need much maintenance!
The Energy Saving Trust The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation providing free, impartial advice to help you stop wasting energy and money and help fight climate change. They will give you personalised advice on what’s practical for your home; explain any technical or planning issues; put you in touch with local certified installers; and tell you about any grants and offers available. To find out more, contact your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512 012 or visit www. energysavingtrust.org.uk
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Bird Watch with Stan Kenyon
Natural food supplies for birds tend to diminish as winter deepens. More birds seek out garden feeding stations. Siskins have taken up this habit relatively recently. They are small, neat, active finches. Males are marked yellow, green and black and the females are more subdued in colour. Wandering flocks can be seen in alder and birch trees. A close relative, similar in size and appearance, is the lesser redpoll. It prefers similar habitat to the siskin but visits gardens less regularly. Brownish grey and dark streaked, only the males have a distinguishing red forehead. Slightly larger than the other two is the linnet. It favours open country with bushes and feeds on farmland in winter flocks, but avoids smaller gardens. Linnets are brown with a longish tail. In the breeding season males are easily identified by the red forehead and breasts. All these birds breed here but numbers are augmented in winter. Only siskins are increasing.
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So we’ve got Christmas and New Year out of the way. It was an intense time of overindulgence and glorified consumerism. Most of us enjoy it while it lasts, though we’re glad to see the back of it. But, there’s no time to rest dear people! Valentine’s Day is upon us! I sensed a few groans and eye rolls there in the crowd and believe me, I’m with you. Could we just have a month free of every company on earth trying to profit from our emotions? I’m of the crazy opinion that I should show my significant other that I love and appreciate him every day – it’s a novel concept, I know. I don’t want to buy a heart shaped cushion, or a teddy bear or a cheesy Hallmark card. But if I thought Valentine’s was bad here, I was in for a shock when I moved to Japan. There, Valentine’s Day is when women give gifts to men, but this being Japan, it’s not just your significant other, it’s really any male that’s higher ranking than you. I couldn’t handle the overwhelming awkwardness that comes with giving a heart shaped box of chocolates to my boss. As if that isn’t enough, Valentine’s Day is followed by White Day on March 14th where Japanese men return the gesture and lavish gifts on the women. They’ve figured out how to extend the cheesiness of Valentine’s over a whole month crafty! But after Valentine’s, we’re free and clear for a while, right? Oh wait…Easter. Drat!
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Boy Done Wrong Done Good! Having your own clothing line seems an odd choice for someone who started out as an order picker in an electrical components factory, but that’s just what Jay Dunne did.
Jay honed his craft designing the menswear ranges for Henri Lloyd for a number of seasons, learning the ins and outs of the fashion industry, before branching out and starting his own label, Boy Done Wrong, two years ago. “The typical Boy Done Wrong is self assured, plays by his own rules and appreciates quality clothing”, says Jay. Obviously he’s doing something right if the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Peter Hook have been seen donning his label. He’s just opened his first shop in the Corn Exchange, a building which he describes as ‘the Covent Garden of the North’. With so many independent clothing stores flocking back to one of Leeds’ best loved buildings, there’s a definite buzz about the place.
“I’d always been interested in design,’ he said. “Even looking at buildings, I would wonder why the architect chose that shape or those details. I decided to get into clothing design as I just knew I could offer something to the industry.”
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The Storeroom Comes to The Carriageworks This spring The Carriageworks Theatre will be presenting the latest show by acclaimed touring theatre company The Kosh. ‘The Storeroom’ has been described as “a beautiful, multi-disciplined amalgam of drama, physical theatre, wonderfully layered soundtrack and creative staging”.
Calendar Girls Raise Millions for Cancer Charity! When the WI released their alternative calendar back in 1998, featuring its members in the buff, it raised many eyebrows along with money for a charitable cause. Since then, the ladies have continued to work tirelessly for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. It was announced recently that they have now raised an astonishing £3 million for the blood cancer charity. Over £500,000 of this has been as a direct result of the stage production which has funded a unique new research project run by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at St. James’ Hospital, Leeds. A large portion of profits have been donated by the show’s producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and author Tim Firth. Local volunteers from Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research have also been at all performances selling Calendar Girls merchandise.
‘Calendar Girls’ will tour for the very last time in 2011 playing Leeds Grand Theatre from 7 – 19 March, when Lynda Bellingham returns with a brand new set of Calendar Girls. 28 February 2011 | northleedslife.co.uk
The show is a dark, daring and dazzling cabaret in which a murder mystery is unfolded by a femme fatale, played with breathtaking physical prowess by Sian Williams. She’s dressed to kill and ready to sing, as she tries to unlock the secret of her mysterious past. The answer is The Storeroom – if only she can make the pieces fit. The Storeroom is at The Carriageworks on Wednesday 9th February, 7.30pm.
For more information call 0113 224 3801 or visit www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk. Watch a trailer for the show at www. thestoreroomproduction. co.uk.
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Fourth Headingley LitFest Set to Impress Following the success of the last three years, the fourth Headingley LitFest will be bigger and better than ever! The theme this year is ‘A Sense of Self’ and Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri will be headlining the programme. Ben has been described as one of Africa’s greatest writers. He will talk about his novel The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991, as well as recent work like his short story collection Tales of Freedom. Other guests include writer, singer and former television producer Isabel Losada, and Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books, which specialises in rediscovered inter-war novels by women writers and a flock of female poets called Wordbirds. Three people named Brown will take part – Dr Richard Brown, whose topic is novelist and critic Storm
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NLL Tracks Down Prime Minister Jim Hacker
NLL: I hear the financial crash is one of the topics covered? RMcC: So many things are relevant now. You’d think Jonathan Lynn & Tony Jay had written it last week. In fact they wrote it two years ago. They always manage to be one step ahead of what’s going to happen. NLL: You’d think that politics would have changed over the last 20 years, but it hasn’t. RMcC: Absolutely. What’s great about this is that for the first half hour you think that it is the Yes, Prime Minister that you know. Then the plot takes an unexpected turn that raises this whole moral question which feeds the comedy for the whole second half. It’s absolutely wonderful and it’s not something that you would expect. NLL: You have had a fantastically varied career in both film and theatre – do you prefer one more than the other?
Richard McCabe (right) pictured with co-star Simon Williams
North Leeds Life recently caught up with Richard McCabe, who plays Prime Minister Jim Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister, and dragged him out of rehearsals for a few words. NLL: There are so many Yes, Prime Minister fans – will this new play capture their imagination and win new fans? RMcC: Definitely. This is still the Yes, Prime Minister that we all know and love but updated for the 21st Century. We are still recognisably the characters. NLL: It is the characters that make it, isn’t it? RMcC: Absolutely, that and the conflict between the legislative and the executive – the government wanting to do things and the civil servants who don’t. NLL: Is it a role that you had thought about playing? RMcC: I was a great fan of the series but I never thought I’d have a chance to play it. I was working in Chichester last year at the time when it was being staged for the first time, so there was a bit of cross over between the two companies. I remember thinking “that would be fun to do”. Then, lo and behold they asked me to do the tour! That’s the strange thing about this job – you never know what’s around the corner NLL: I imagine you and Simon Williams make a great team, are you enjoying working with him? RMcC: Oh yes. I’ve known Simon for many years and he makes a wonderful Sir Humphrey. We are really bouncing off each other, which is great. 30 February 2011 | northleedslife.co.uk
RMcC: They’re very different disciplines. Theatre is so much about communication. You have to play to the back row of the upper circle and make sure that what you’re saying and thinking is understood. In film all you have to do is think that same thought and the camera magically pierces through your head and we can see what you’re thinking. It’s the most peculiar thing. The real discipline in film and television is to dare to do nothing, to just think it and trust that it will be understood. I love the theatre because it’s what I’ve always done, I feel at home there. Television is also a joy, but for different reasons. NLL: Are there any particular roles that you would like to play, or a director you would like to work with? RMcC: No. I’m quite happy with what comes along. There may be roles that I haven’t done, like Richard III. I’ll go back and do it sometime. Getting the right team together can be difficult. The actress you want may not be available, and if she is, the director you want isn’t. You find years going by before you actually get it together. NLL: Have you worked in Leeds before? RMcC: Yes, about 27 years ago! I haven’t been back from that day to this. I was in a production of Romeo and Juliette at the old Leeds Playhouse. I remember really enjoying my stay in Leeds and look forward to finding out if some things are still as I remember them.
Yes, Prime Minister, starring Richard McCabe and Simon Williams as Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, is at The Grand Theatre from 14th – 19th February. Box office: 0844 848 2703.
And the Ass Saw the Angel
Originally published in 1989, Nick Cave’s debut novel is an intense and claustrophobic addition to the Southern Gothic sub-genre of Americana. Told both from the point of view of the novel’s mute, malformed protagonist and an unspecified, omniscient narrator, it’s the tale of Euchrid Eucrow, born into squalor and degradation in a small town ravaged by extreme weather and twisted Christianity in the Deep South in the early part of the 20th Century. Euchrid narrates his life as a catalogue of outrages, both witnessed and endured. His father the progeny of psychotic inbreds and his mother an abusive drunk, he is viewed by the rest of the town with distrust at best, and violent hostility at worst. Then a baby girl is abandoned on the church steps, and becomes viewed by the town’s residents as a saviour, and by Euchrid as evil itself.
He almost lovingly details his mutilation of animals, but describes various atrocities committed against humans in a cold and succinct way. Such a device brings to mind Iain Banks’ The Wasp Factory in its brutality and pitch-black lyricism.
On occasions he makes use of somewhat obvious metaphors - a house of cards reflecting a fragile mental state is one example – but despite this the novel is never less than compelling and is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the darkest side of human nature.
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Cave’s prose is of the darkest poetry. One almost finds it hard to breathe such is his skill at describing the swampy, putrid surroundings. Euchrid’s narrative voice is a surprisingly eloquent drawl, and the inventive descriptions and turns of phrase add to the uncomfortable empathy one feels for a deeply deranged character.
Euchrid’s narrative voice is a surprisingly eloquent drawl, and the inventive descriptions and turns of phrase add to the uncomfortable empathy one feels for a deeply deranged character.
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Yorkshire Printmakers Showcase at Craft Centre The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, located underneath the City Art Gallery on The Headrow, is showcasing the work of a group of Yorkshire printmakers until the end of February.
MAXINE PEAKE TAKES LEAD IN RATTIGAN’S THE DEEP BLUE SEA
The exhibition features a number of new prints of Yorkshire scenes by Janis Goodman, Piers Brown, Pauline Meade and Clare Caulfield, all of whom have previously had solo exhibitions in the gallery. This selection of new work really is remarkable. The Craft Centre is also exhibiting a wonderful selection of jewellery, ceramics, glass and wood.
Award-winning stage, film and television actor Maxine Peake takes the lead role of Hester Collyer in West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of Terence Rattigan’s heartbreaking love story The Deep Blue Sea, which explores the intricacy of passion over duty and one woman’s need to love and to be loved. Directed by Sarah Esdaile the production runs from 18th February – 12th March. Maxine has played a huge variety of roles ranging from sitcom classics such as Twinkle in Victoria Wood’s Dinner Ladies, to Veronica in cult television series Shameless. She won a RTS North award for her portrayal of Myra Hindley See No Evil. Maxine is joined by Lex Shrapnel as her reckless lover Freddie, he returns to the Playhouse following Sarah Esdaile’s critically acclaimed production of Death of A Salesman.
Major Moore Exhibit Comes to Leeds Leeds Art Gallery is to host a major Henry Moore exhibition in the coming months. This particular collection has never been seen in the city before works in bronze, stone and wood, as well as drawings from the Blitz on London and wartime drawings of coalmining. Two of the works by Henry Moore (1898-1986) which will be on show ‘Shelter Scene: Two Seated Figures, 1941’ and ‘Reclining Figure, 1929’ (both images courtesy of Leeds Museums and Galleries reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation)
The exhibition is free and will be at Leeds Art Gallery from 4th March - 12th June. 32 February 2011 | northleedslife.co.uk
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Playhouse Receives Big Lottery Funding The West Yorkshire has been awarded a grant of £241,493 by the Big Lottery Fund to develop a range of activities for young people with learning disabilities. The funding will allow the Playhouse to work in consultation with young people with learning disabilities and their families over the course of four years, in order to develop a regular programme of art, drama and music workshops that can be accessed through First Floor, its purpose-built performance space. This long-term project builds on the success of the Playhouse’s existing facilities: Beautiful Octopus Club, an audio, visual and arts-based club night for adults, and the Dandy Lion Club, a creative arts day for ages 14-25. By developing a range of activities specifically tailored towards the requirements of young people and their companions, the Playhouse will provide support and social opportunities on a large scale and increase the provision of high quality services of this nature available in West Yorkshire. The grant will pay for a member of staff, support workers and workshop leaders and the installation of essential resources to make First Floor a Gold Standard venue for access. In addition, it will fund training, research and development of the project over four years.
the Playhouse to work in consultation with young people with learning disabilities and their families over the course of four years northleedslife.co.uk | February 2011 33
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Riding high on the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle continues his winning streak with this excellent film, a gut-wrenching, visceral tale of endurance and survival. 127 Hours tells the true story of Aron Ralston, a budding engineer and keen outdoorsman who, when out hiking alone, fell into a crevasse and found his right arm immovably pinioned by a weighty boulder and, after nearly five days of anguish, had to sever the trapped limb to escape. It’s a brutally simple premise that many, especially the squeamish, will find off-putting and repellant at the outset. However, in Boyle’s hands, the film is an entertaining and moving experience that is much more than just gruesome body-horror. From the frenetic split-screen opening credit sequence onwards, Boyle employs a variety of dazzling visual flourishes such as stroboscopic effects, kinetic camerawork, superb lighting and stunning location photography. Combined with a great original score by AR Rahman, the film transcends the single location centre of the action and sustains its thrilling intensity. Holding it all together is an outstanding central performance by James Franco, who is onscreen for almost the entire film. His portrayal of Ralston is never less than totally convincing and shows us a character who seems initially brash, arrogant and recklessly assured of his own self reliance but who also transpires to be bright, charming and witty. Ralston had told no one where he was going that weekend so it seems he will die in that canyon before he’s declared missing. This is a fact he returns to while imprisoned beneath the rock, realizing too late the foolishness of his assumption that he could go it alone and bound off into the wild without a second thought. It’s all brilliantly played out as, over Ralston’s 127 hours trapped in the canyon, we see the hopelessness and desperation of his plight force him to confront the very real prospect of death and eventually accept the horrifying reality of what must be done if he is to survive. The grim inevitability of where things are going looms over the film like a foreboding shadow and perhaps it’s the prolonged anticipation of the event that has the viewer gouging the armrests with their fingernails
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You could be forgiven for not remembering what Kanye West was famous for in the first place. His antics away from the vocal booth and mixing desk have gained him innumerable column inches of bad press and all but totally eroded the goodwill extended to him after his first two critically acclaimed albums, The College Dropout and Late Registration. There was his now infamous award ceremony hijacking which earned him Obama’s disapproval (being branded a “jackass” by the first black president - not a good look for a U.S. Hip-Hop star) and the bafflingly hilarious stream of non sequiturs from his twitter account making him a virtual laughing stock. Then, just as West’s musical career was in danger of being completely eclipsed by his new role as one of the world’s leading celebrity irritants, he goes and pulls it out of the bag, delivering quite possibly his best album to date and reaffirming his place in the Hip-Hop vanguard – the crafty bastard. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sees Kanye rediscovering his purpose and producing an album that highlights his ingenuity as both rapper and producer. The very same things that make West exasperating as a public figure (the arrogance, the swaggering braggadocio, the unswerving self belief and slightly unhinged persona) are those that inform his creativity. The album is a surprisingly focused and consistent work, the arrangements sparkling with accomplished instrumentation and crisp, staccato beats. It seems Kanye has also discovered the work of the great composers (“classical music is tight, yo!” runs one recent tweet) evidenced here by the lush strings and piano intro to All of the Lights. Vocally, Kanye is on top form, delivering sharp rhymes in his characteristic, insistent flow (this being Kanye, the lyrics run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous) and he’s aided and abetted by some of the cream of Hip-Hop talent. KiD Cudi and eversolid Wu Tang alumnus, Raekwon hold it down over a fuzzbox guitar line on Gorgeous and on one of the record’s stand out tracks, Monster, West is joined by Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and, unexpectedly, folk troubadour, Bon Iver. In a heavy, attentiongrabbing track, hotly tipped newcomer, Minaj (whom West has described as “probably the scariest artist around right now”) shows she can more than hold her own against veteran MCs like the Jiggaman. Her fearsome verse on Monster alone is worth the price of the CD, or download, or whatever…
Over thirteen well crafted tracks, Kanye lets one know, clearly, that with this release, he means business and, while restraint isn’t usually a word you’d associate with Mr West, he does seem to have brought some measure of it to the table. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is mercifully free of that lamentable Hip-Hop album staple, the “skit” and the vocoder is judiciously deployed. A recurrent motif throughout the album are sumptuous piano loops, as on another highlight, the brilliant Runaway and the stark beauty of Blame Game is only slightly undermined by Chris Rock’s smutty, vaginally fixated spoken word outro. For some time now Kanye has been at risk of continually letting his mouth write cheques that his ass can’t cash, so it’s high time he silenced the haters by doing what he does best. This latest LP has featured on many critics top albums of 2010 and, while it may not be a case of everything being forgiven, it’s a welcome return to form.
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Lines or a Fine! In December, Cookridge Primary School invited PSCOs Jackie Park and Lou Logan to organise some mini policing with Year 6 pupils. On the first day, three pupils arrived at 8am, donned police helmet and high visibility jackets and ‘patrolled’ the road outside the school. The children spoke to anyone committing a motoring offence and served them with ‘lines or a fine’! The offender had to complete lines like “I must not park on the zig zags” or risk a £30 fine from the PCSOs.
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Despite the snow and freezing conditions, the children were very good at spotting offenders! The main problems were parking across people’s driveways or on corners, and dropping off on the yellow zig zags. The Police reminded the drivers that their main concern was the children’s safety and in future they should park safely. Despite the police presence, a few parents still parked inappropriately. The school hopes to organise more mini policing mornings to help correct this.
BEAT Finds A New Home BEAT opened two years ago with the help of a small grant from Leeds City Council. Now, to accommodate its growing numbers, it has moved to its very own premises called ‘The BEAT Hub’ on Town Street, Horsforth, next door to Jack Fulton’s. The building is spacious with a large drama and dance studio and a small stage, a singing and music room, reception lobby and kitchen. To pay for renovations, BEAT students performed a sponsored mannequin event where they became shop dummies for the day in the BEAT Hub window. Donations and sponsorship raised nearly £400. BEAT Hub will give students and parents more options for classes and will allow young people in the area to be creative all week long in a friendly and
Lord of the Rings Star Visits Leeds Schools to Tackle Bullying Sir Ian McKellen visited two Leeds schools recently as part of a national tour to tackle homophobic bullying. The star of X-Men, Lord of the Rings and The Da Vinci Code visited Ralph Thoresby High School and Otley Prince Henry’s Grammar on behalf of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall. He took part in assemblies, chatted to pupils and promoted Stonewall’s national campaign to tackle homophobic bullying. “Until I visited secondary schools recently, I hadn’t realised how much anti-gay bullying goes on, throughout the education system,” said Sir McKellen. “By talking frankly about my own life as a gay man and listening to the concerns of staff and students, parents and governors, I hope the visits arranged by Stonewall may make a difference
safe environment. New classes include drama for 3-5 year olds, dance, singing (private or group), choir, BEAT Rocks (making a band), DJ lessons, student and adult acting classes and advanced acting lessons – perfect for preparing for auditions, GCSEs or A Levels. BEAT also plans to start a brand new production company where the students will write, direct, and act in their own films, and a BEAT agency for students interested in film, TV and radio. During the day, the Centre can be used by other community groups. For further information on The BEAT Hub, call Matt on 07780 527147 or visit www.beatdrama.com
in the classroom and the playground and also give confidence to gay students about their lives in the future.” Stonewall’s Education Champions Programme supports local authorities in helping their local schools to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying.
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Dr Death & The Medi-Evil Medicine Show Ready Steady Science presents this fun-packed show (age 9+), specially created by Simon Watt, presenter of the hugely successful Channel 4 series Inside Nature’s Giants, on Wednesday 2nd February (7pm) and Thursday 3rd February (11am). Sneezes, wheezes, and diseases are never welcome. In the past some of the so-called treatments could be worse than the underlying illness. Join time-travelling Doctor Death on a journey back through medical history to see if he can find you a ‘cure’. A scientifically and historically accurate panto, complete with costumes, animations, puppetry and audience participation promises blood, guts, gore and lots more! Half-Term Treats Lyngo Theatre presents Room in the Sky on 21st and 22nd February. When Mr Rossi works with Mr Lynch it always goes wrong! Mr R hasn’t learnt his lines and doesn’t even speak English. In their struggle to get somewhere they take us on a fantastic journey, including shrinking desert islands and a storm at sea. At the end, everyone is invited on stage for a giant instant photograph. The fun continues with Horse & Bamboo’s Storm in a Teacup (22 Feb). The show combines music, story-telling, masks, movement, puppetry and film. After the show you can find out exactly how it was done by attending a free puppetry workshop (book when you buy your tickets). The phenomenally popular Blunderbus present an adaptation of the much-loved children’s favourite Elmer the Elephant on Thursday 24th February. Based on the best-selling book by David McKee,
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As part of ‘Horsforth in Bloom’, ASDAN Year 9 and 10 groups at Horsforth School planted more than 3,000 daffodil bulbs, during the autumn months. Alan Gray, of ‘Horsforth in Bloom’, brought bags of daffodil bulbs and demonstrated how to plant them. Working in groups of three, the students planted them all in less than two hours! The groups also produce a decorative ‘Horsforth in Bloom’ display which Mr Gray will place in a shop window on Town Street. This will be judged by the ‘Horsforth in Bloom’ committee who will visit the school in Spring when the daffodils are in bloom. This is the third year Horsforth School students have been involved and to date they have planted over 9,500 bulbs, 75 trees and numerous fruit plants and rose bushes. Look out for the wonderful splash of colour outside the school entrance.
Horsforth School Allotment Club For the third year running, members of Horsforth School Allotment Club, with help from parents, staff and other students, have collected Morrisons Let’s Grow vouchers. This year’s target was set at 12,000 vouchers but, with a shorter collection time set by Morrisons, expectations were low. However, the club was overwhelmed by the response and easily exceeded the target. Orders have been placed and there are big plans afoot for the allotment during the coming months. They are also hoping to establish a whole School Eco Team.
Infinit y When Cookridge Primary Went Down to the Woods Cookridge Primary School Year 4 pupils met Steve Clavering, Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Ranger and colleagues Graham and Jackie, early in December for a morning of Bluebell planting. The Council was creating a new path through the woods which meant digging up existing bulbs from the proposed path and relocating them. There were some 200 pots of them to replant! Armed with spades and gloves, the children set to work, planting all of them in an hour and a half. Covered in mud, tired, but happy they said goodbye to Steve, Graham and Jackie and walked back to school, looking forward to seeing the results of their work in May.
Ralph Thoresby Student Triumphs in Florida Ralph Thoresby student Peter Ashley recently won the Under 14s event at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in Florida. The top British junior defeated his Belgian opponent in three sets, coming back from a set down. “I’m very happy to win this title”, said Peter. “It’s the biggest event I’ve ever won – I’ll be back next year!” Peter, who trains at Bolton Arena High Performance Centre and is coached by Kate Warne-Holland, came through three matches before the final, dropping just five games in all. Ashley also reached the semi-final of the boys’ 14U doubles alongside Shakeel Manji.
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Dogs of all shapes and sizes are getting ready to take part in the St Gemma’s Hospice Sponsored Dog Walk at Golden Acre Park on Sunday 20th February. If you and your four-legged friend fancy joining them on the one, three or six mile route around the picturesque lake, woodland and gardens, you can register online at www.st-gemma.co.uk. Entrance to the walk is free, you and your dog are just asked to raise as much as you can in sponsorship for the Hospice. All participants must register in advance and you will be sent a sponsorship pack,
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Yarnbury RFC Holds Inaugural Ball in the Snow! Yarnbury’s first Christmas Ball, held to formally thank the local business community for supporting the club throughout the season and raise funds for the coming season, was a fantastic success – despite the snow! The event, organised by a hard working volunteer committee headed by local businessman Philip Addy, was oversubscribed and they had to increase the marquee size to accommodate the 380 guests. Bear in mind that the whole area had to be cleared of snow first! As a community sports club, Yarnbury is funded by members and sponsors and the turnover is critical in order to provide sports facilities for children aged 8 18 (over 300 juniors) as well as four senior sides.
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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. ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat 5 Feb, 10am – 4pm, Pool-inWharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane. Annual General Meeting & workshop by Brian Morgan on the development of Chinese Brush Painting & painting the Noble Paragons - plum, bamboo, orchid & chrysanthemum, plants chosen for their representation of human virtues. New members
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Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10am-noon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome. Coffee Chat & more! Calling parents, grandparents & carers of children aged 0 - 19! Meet staff from Sports & Leisure, Parent Support, Housing & the Children’s Centre & find out about activities for your family. Tues 8 Feb & 8 March 1.30—2.30pm, Holt Park Leisure Centre. Details: Gail Pollard 07966 875516/ 267 8032 Green Fair Sat 4 June (tbc),12 – 3.30pm St Matthew’s Church, Chapel Allerton. Crafts, books, cakes, Fair Trade raffle, soft toy tombola, games.
Bring your teddy for a ride on the Scouts’ zipwire. Details & to book a stall: ComHallBookings@AOL. com. Tell us what you sell so we can avoid having too many similar things. 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
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48 Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr. LS6. On 2 Feb Mrs Seeger talks about ‘The Evolution of the Modern Miss – Fashion from 1860 – 1999’. On 2 March Alan Humphries presents ‘Thackray Museum & Some of its Collections’. Details: Muriel Huntley 230 1584. Adel YCA (Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association) usually meets 7.30pm at Adel Primary School, Tile Lane. New members & guests welcome. Mon 14 Feb: Switzerland – speaker Jennifer Stacy. Mon 28 Feb: Yorkshire Air Ambulance – speaker Bob Smailes. Details: Val Crompton 225 9142 Adel & District Horticultural Society meets every second Mon September – May, 7.45pm at Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane. New members welcome. Next meeting 14 Feb when Don Witton presents ‘Ten Top Gardens’. Details: Mrs Tarn Everett 261 3095 Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, monthly colour magazine, trips and social events. Details: Dave Senior 282 1818, www.airyorkshire. org.uk 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. Athill WI meets 1st Tues of month, 7.30pm Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Adel. Interesting speakers. Visitors welcome (£2). Details: Margaret Whitaker 2611969 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,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.feralcatwelfare. org.uk Cookridge Gardening Club meets Wed 16 Feb, 7.30pm in Cookridge Methodist Church Hall, when Martin Walker will talk about ‘Preparing for Chelsea’. All welcome. Four Seasons Needle Workers meets fortnightly (Feb 7, 21), 1.30 – 3pm, Four Seasons Cafe, Mark Lane (behind St John’s Church, Briggate) to knit & crochet items for charity. All welcome. Lessons given. Friendly people. Details: 262 0250 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 5 Feb, 10am in the Museum, to discuss Horsforth’s preparations for Spring Judging, incl. poster competition for schools & 2nd HiB newsletter. The group is looking for support from businesses, schools, & anyone willing to boost Horsforth’s chances of an even higher award in 2011! Details: 258 3521. Horsforth in Bloom Next meeting 5 Feb, 10am in Museum. The Group is encouraging businesses & schools to play an
active part in improving Horsforth. Schools will be invited to take part in a poster competition as part of the publicity for Yorkshire & Leeds in Bloom. More volunteers needed to plant & help with publicity. Details: 258 3521. 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 Historical Society meets 3rd Tues of the month, 7.30pm at the Stable Block behind the Museum. On 15 Feb, Alun Pugh presents Dei Goes to War: the Secret Diaries of a Halifax Bomber Pilot. 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
18 Leeds Caledonians Club Night Wed 16 March, 7.30 – 9.30pm, the Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Final meeting of Winter Programme. 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 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 Wed 2 Feb, 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 Oxfam Group holds open evenings with invited speakers on a range of global justice issues, 1st Wed of month, 7.30pm, Civic Hall, Leeds. They also arrange events & activities across the city
in support of Oxfam. Next meeting 2 Feb. Everyone welcome. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542.. 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 Photographic Society, the oldest photographic society in the world, meets Tues 7.30pm (winter) in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Rd, Roundhay, LS8. Visitors & prospective members welcome. Details: the Secretary 0113 265 0651 or www.lps1852. co.uk 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. Paxton Horticultural Society - As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, our Patron, the well-known broadcaster Bob Flowerdew, will give a presentation on ‘No Work Gardening’ on Fri 25 March, 7.30pm at Paxton Hall. Tickets £2 Graham Wheatley 256 3055. 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 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 . 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 White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets Mon. 7.45pm Farsley Library, Old Rd, Farsley, LS28. Next meetings 14 & 28 Feb. A friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, including Powerpoint, while having fun. Details: Pauline Neale 0113 269 3542.
COMMUNITY NOTICES Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome. MUSIC Fairfax Singers (Burley-inWharfedale) sing for charities & have helped raise significant funds. If you would like to book a concert please contact Marjorie Hall 01274 597024, email@example.com. They would welcome 2 Altos & 1 Tenor. Some experience. Contact Dorothy Hawkshaw Musical Director 01943 877464 (Rehearsals Tues pm). www.fairfaxsingers.org.uk 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. 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 Wanted! Chorus Members West Riding Opera is staging ‘The Elixir of Love’ by Donizetti in April & is looking for more singers for the chorus. No experience necessary. They rehearse every Wed, 7.30pm at the West Park Centre, Spen Lane LS16. Details: David 01274 595978 SENIORS Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11.30am- 12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. Thurs: coffee morning (9.30 – 11am), indoor bowls (10am – 12pm), & lunch 11.30am – 1pm). Details: 259 1511 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 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 Horsforth Churches Together hope to expand knowledge of the Bible as part of ‘Bible Fresh’ year celebrating this Holy Book & anniversary of the King James version. In Feb they will prepare a programme of talks for Lent, starting 14 March. Details: 258 3521. How Many Loaves Have You? The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service, organised this year by the women of Chile, is on Fri 4 March, 1.45pm at St Giles Church, Bramhope. All welcome. Refreshments after. Learn to meditate FWBO Leeds Buddhist Centre. A contemporary approach to meditation, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain & stress management. Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org. 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
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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
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.
Leeds Theosophical Society Sun 20 Feb: Susan Leybourne, a practising clairvoyant & former President of the Leeds Theosophical Society presents Kabbalah: Exploring the Roots of the Tree. An introduction to Kabbalistic theory, cosmology & the mind of God. 2.30pm at 12 Queen Sq. LS2 (near Merrion Centre). Free. www.ts-leeds.org.uk The Wharfedale Vineyard Sunday services 10am at Ralph Thoresby School, Holt Park with refreshments). Details: 245 9111 www. wharfedale-vineyard.org SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of
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 Extended Services Coffee, Chat & More! For parents, grandparents & carers. Friendly informal dropin at Holt Park Leisure Centre once a month, Tues 1.30 – 2.30pm. 8 Feb: Internet safety for your family. 8 March: Healthy Eating. Details: Gail Pollard, 07966 875516/ 267 8032, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esnwextendedservicesleeds.ik.org Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, every 2nd Wed, Victoria Hotel, Great George St. Leeds. Support & advice for parents trying to maintain & develop
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The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & info, & 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 Leeds in Your Lunch Hour Four lectures on Leeds history by Dr Kevin Grady, Director, Leeds Civic Trust. 2 Feb – War, Plague & Trade: Leeds in the 17th Century; 9 Feb – The Wonder of his Age: John Harrison; 16 Feb – Leeds Most Important Building at Risk: the First White Cloth Hall; 23 Feb – The lost 18th & 19th Century Churches & Chapels of Leeds. 1.15 – 1.45pm, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane. Free. Retiring collection.
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noon at Temple Newsam. Meet the artist as he demonstrates the art of watercolour painting. Normal admission charges. Booking required as places limited. Details: 0113 264 7321, museumsandgalleries@ leeds.gov.uk Blood Donor Sessions Wed 23 Feb, 2 0 4pm &5 – 7.30pm, The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth. Book Sale Sat 5 March, 10am – 12 noon St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd. Far Headingley in aid of Leeds PAFRAS Group (Positive Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers). Details: Chris Milestone 278 0208, 07947 625804, crjmilestone@ ntlworld.com A Changed NHS for Leeds Free public conference. Sat 19 March, 10am – 3.30pm St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. Over the next three years the Government has promised the biggest shake-up in the NHS since its formation in 1947. What will this mean for you? Booking essential. Lunch provided. Details: info@leedshospitalalert. org.uk, Leeds Hospital Alert, The Cardigan Centre, 145-149 Cardigan Rd. Leeds LS6 1LJ “In Stitches” The 9th Airedale Scout Group proudly presents their annual pantomime, 7.30pm (plus matinee Sat 3pm) at The Grove Centre, New St, Horsforth, on 24, 25 & 26 Feb. Tickets £4/ £3
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