CONNECTING YOU TO THE COMMUNITY
MAKE IT L FR RESC AL FRESCO
CONTENTS 06 Readers’ Letters 07 Yorkshire Women of Achievement 08 News from Your Councillors 12 Community Notices 20 Police Update 30 Win Tickets for Russell Watson Concert 34 Renovate, Revamp, Refurbish 44 Make it Al Fresco! 46 Ticket Give-Away for NAFAS 50 Garden Round-Up 54 Sound & Vision 58 Younger Life This magazine is published by North Leeds Life Limited, 265A Otley Road, West Park, Leeds LS16 5LN. Established in 2005, we are an independent, family-owned and operated business, publishing nine monthly magazines: Headingley Life, Meanwood Life, Weetwood & West Park Life, Horsforth Life, Cookridge Life, Adel Life, Menston Life, Otley Life and Bramhope & Pool-in-Wharfedale Life. Monthly door-to-door distribution: 36,000; estimated monthly readership: 120,000. Disclaimer: Whilst every eﬀort is made to ensure that all editorial, advertising and directory listings are accurate, the publisher is not liable for any errors, omissions, statements or opinions provided. The publishers accept no liability of any nature arising out of or in connection with the contents of this magazine.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers There’s nothing like a little bit of sunshine to get us thinking about tidying up inside and out and improving our living space. With this in mind we spoke to three interior designers to get a few tips on changes that could transform your home. We are delighted to be able to offer six pairs of tickets (worth £30 each) to That Glorious Noise, a fabulous concert at Harewood House starring Russell Watson and Classical BRIT nominee Camilla Kerslake, (pictured on our cover). The concert is in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. NAFAS, the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies, is also offering our readers 150 day tickets (worth £13 each) to their national show at Harrogate International Centre. We have news of more interesting physical feats, local theatre companies are extremely busy with productions at The Carriageworks, Adel Memorial Hall and Cookridge Village Hall. We recommend five music festivals to take in this summer – and don’t forget that tickets to Party/Opera in the Park will be available from 5th June (last year they disappeared in just a couple of days!). And, to get everyone in the mood for summer, we talk a little bit about eating al fresco. The deadline for editorial for the July edition is 1st June, and for August it’s 1st July. Keep your news and notices flooding in – we love finding out what you’re up to! Kind regards Carole, Jack and the team MANAGING DIRECTOR Jack Campbell | email@example.com 0113 274 8776 EDITOR Carole Carey-Campbell | firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 293 4303 FEATURES EDITOR Muireann Carey-Campbell | email@example.com 0113 293 4302
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Congratulations! Congratulations on the new look Horsforth Life. The magazine now has a much brighter, fresher more contemporary appearance. The new use of graphics in the editorial pages - and the use of coloured text and headers throughout, is a refreshing innovation, as is the adaptable new page layout. A really great improvement. Phil Munroe Friends of Hunger Hills Woods Swan Song for the West Park Centre? The future of West Park Centre is again coming into question with the anticipated departure of the Northern Ballet Theatre this autumn. It is vital that the Centre’s role in the community is given due consideration before any decision is taken. The Centre is one of the most used councilowned facilities in Leeds. In addition to Northern Ballet and Education Leeds, a minimum of 2,000 people a week use the Centre. The large hall and rehearsal rooms are fully booked each week, and echo with the sound of music. The Centre provides rehearsal space for many of the city’s music groups, including: Leeds Symphony Orchestra, West Riding Opera, Leeds Festival Chorus, Phoenix Concert Band and many more. It is also relied on by local resident groups, and numerous local clubs and youth groups. Local residents’ associations are all lobbying for a sound business case to be examined as part of a Council consultation process. The Centre, an early 1950’s building may be a bit of an ugly duckling, but it makes lovely music and deserves the chance to continue as the centre of the West Park community and an integral part of the city’s musical heritage. After all, we all know what ugly ducklings can turn into? Doug Kemp West Park Residents Association
‘Legislation at Last’ sic! I suppose I should not be surprised that Mr Tyler chose to celebrate the restrictive legislation passed to inhibit the opening of private enterprise rented accommodation in Headingley. I believe the group resented the influx of students to the area and its subsequent change of character. Harehills and large swathes of Bradford and Dewsbury had their character changed far more dramatically by their colonisation of people of an entirely different culture. However, even the extreme rightwing of politics did not propose corrective legislation. Legislation restricts the ability of society to produce wealth, which is essential to support the non-productive sector of society, including the civil service whose duty it is to police the legislation. This, and similar regulation of the housing market, favours big businesses which work on a large scale and bears heavily on the family landlords, who may only own one or two houses. The legislation requires a landlord to apply for planning permission if they wish to change a house in multiple occupancy to individual flatlets. This is a tedious and expensive procedure and by the time the permission has been granted, the market may have changed again. In this way stasis sets in and the market needs are increasingly ignored. It is incorrect to state that the students, Unipol and the landlords did not oppose the changes with vigour. Perhaps it was by being economical with the truth that the Luddites secured the changes that they wanted. In this climate the ‘Amalgamated Union of Ostlers’ would have successfully banned railways, which were the key to the explosion of profitability that we are still enjoying. Of course, some people would hold that we should all have to rely on the Council publicity paper for local news and not receive such excellent journals as this.
A.J. Chuter West Park
The Hunt is on for Yorkshire’s Women of Achievement
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Do you know a woman who has made a real difference to the lives of the people around her? If so, Sue Ryder Care Wheatfields Hospice would like to hear from you now!
Each year the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards celebrate the successes of inspirational women from all walks of life, from across the county. The organisers are asking for nominations of inspiring and successful women who could be one of this year’s winners. The award categories are: Business, Education, Lifetime of Achievement, and the Jane Tomlinson Courage Award.
and Tricia Stewart, one of the Women’s Institute Calendar Girls.
One of last year’s winners, Jackie Whiteley, created a business despite great personal tragedy. She, along with the other winners, received her award in front of an audience of around 400 women, including singer Jane Macdonald, who also stars on the television show Loose Women,
Closing date for nominations is Monday 7th June. If you would like a nomination form, or information about attending the event, please contact Joseph Bland on 0113 2033 338 or email@example.com as soon as possible.
The event is held in aid of Sue Ryder Care’s Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley, which needs to raise over £2.7 million each year to fund its invaluable work. This year it will be held on Friday 25th June at Saviles Hall in the Royal Armouries.
Horsforth in Bloom Makes a Great Impression .................................................................................................................................................................................................
and business who displayed posters and put on displays for the visit, and all residents who tended their gardens and kept the town tidy. The Judges will be back for Summer Judging in July, so we need to keep up the
The Committee would like to thank all the shops, schools and business who put on displays for the visit
he Judges for Yorkshire in Bloom visited Horsforth on a lovely sunny day in April. The Committee would like to thank all the shops, schools
good work! Volunteers are still needed! The Committee meets at the Museum at 10am on the 1st Saturday
in the month and would like to encourage Horsforth residents to come along and make a contribution to how the Township looks. Next meeting Saturday 5th June. Gerry Ingham Horsforth in Bloom (l – r) Gerald and Evelyn Ingham, Dawn Collins, Chair of Horsforth in Bloom, The two Yorkshire in Bloom Judges, Jude Arbuckle, Chair Horsforth Town Council, Peter Mallott and David Read, Horsforth in Bloom.
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News From Your Councillors Councillor Barry Anderson Adel & Cookridge Tennis Courts Area, Farrar Lane
Lifetime Neighbourhoods for Leeds
After chasing up Leisure Services to find out when the work on the tennis courts will start again, I have been advised by Parks & Countryside that it should be completed in time for local residents to use it during the summer months.
The Council recently gauged local opinion, on a proposal called ‘Lifetime Neighbourhoods for Leeds’, which will involve replacing the older people’s complex on Farrar Lane with new properties. This is the first stage of consultation and residents have raised a number of issues, including the scale of the development, highway and drainage considerations, and adequate green space.
Year of the Volunteer – Nominate a Local Resident The Council is planning an event to recognise the role of volunteers in improving the West North West area. They are asking organisations to nominate individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution. If you know a group, or someone, you would like to nominate, please contact Sohail Effendi on 0113 395 2833. At this stage just a name and contact details are required. At a later date a nomination form will need to be completed, to ensure that they can be put forward for the city-wide volunteer ‘Owl Awards’. Planning Appeal Decisions If you are interested in planning appeal decisions in your area, please write to me, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information available gives the rationale behind planning appeal decisions.
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Litter around Horsforth Station and Fox and Hounds The problem of litter in the area between the station and the Fox and Hounds has been raised with me. The Council informed me that the site had been visited and was considered not to be at the actionable level with regard to overgrowth. They have, however, contacted the owners regarding the litter build up and they have agreed to clear the site as they did last time.
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A Message from Horsforth Town Council Town Council business continues as usual. However, the Town Clerk will be away for the Jude Arbuckle, first two weeks of June, so the officeChairman will be closed during this period. Horsforth Town Council The Annual Civic Service will be at the Grove Methodist Church on Sunday 6th June. Horsforth will be honoured in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. Everyone is welcome to attend. Horsforth Gala Day is on the last Saturday of the month. Many traditional events and activities are planned, including the Fun Fair. The Town continues to enjoy colourful displays of flowers, thanks to the Environment Committee, Horsforth in Bloom volunteers, and to the many businesses and residents who do so much to provide us with these floral greetings. The work on the Old Library, sponsored by the City Ward Councillors, continues apace. The Outer North West Area Management Team is anticipating its move to a more permanent home, and Horsforth young people, and more sedate ones too, are looking forward to using the new space. The PCSOs continue their work with SID, reminding us all that motorists need to cut their speed on our streets, and to be more aware of everyone out walking or driving in Horsforth. Have a happy and safe Summer.
Partnership Advises Students on Integration into Local Communities A groundbreaking partnership to raise students’ awareness of their responsibilities towards the neighbourhoods in which they live has just celebrated its first anniversary and is expanding to cover even more of the city’s students. The scheme, which helps to alleviate waste, recycling and noise problems in areas heavily populated by students, now includes Leeds Trinity, Leeds College of Music and Leeds City College. The partnership, believed to have been the first of its kind in the country, was forged between Leeds City Council, The University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University and West Yorkshire Police. It aims to advise students on the impact they have on their host communities and support their integration. University life involves moving into the communities and often running a household for the first time. With this comes new responsibilities and learning to live harmoniously with their neighbours. When this fails, the partnership will take action against persistent offenders utilising various sanctions to ensure a timely resolution. This could result in legal proceedings, seizure of equipment and action through the Universities’ disciplinary proceedings. If you are troubled by excess noise etc., you can contact Leeds City Council on 0113 222 4406 (days) and 0113 242 5841 (out of hours). The Universities’ Neighbourhood Helpline can be contacted on 0113 343 1064 or neighbourhood. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gemma receiving her £300 cheque from Philip Williams, Enterprise Officer at Leeds Trinity. ..................................................................
Gemma Islip combines a full-time job in HR with studying part-time at Leeds Trinity for a Psychology degree, yet still found time to plan ‘Stitched and Hitched’, a bespoke design service for the wedding market. She plans to launch in summer 2010, focussing initially on bridesmaids’ wear.
The ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition was the culmination of a ten week master class led by Leeds Trinity’s business experts
‘Stitched and Hitched’ and Started Up!
A keen dressmaker’s dream of making a living from her hobby has moved a step closer to reality after her pitch scooped first prize in the Leeds Trinity University College Business Start up Competition.
The ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition was the culmination of a ten week master class led by Leeds Trinity’s business experts to equip would-be entrepreneurs with the skills they need to see their ideas through. ‘Having done the master class I now feel that I can make my ideas happen,’ said Gemma. ‘Each week’s session focussed on a different aspect of starting up a business, which breaks down the process step by step and makes it seem achievable.’
NIACE Award for Newly Qualiﬁed Counsellor
Sayra Wigglesworth (pictured) red) was recently presented with h an NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) n) Regional Individual Award,, as part of Adult Learners’ Week ek in May. The award recognised sed her dedication and commitment to learning. Having left school at 14
with no qualifications, today she is a qualified counsellor. Sayra started her learning journey in 1999 with cookery classes followed by a number of other courses, before she discovered an Introduction to g at Swarthmore Counselling Education Centre. She has since achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Counse Counselling, Level 3 in C Counselling Studi Studies and a Level 4D Diploma in Th Therapeutic C Counselling.
“When my tutor gave me back my portfolio all signed off it was truly amazing”, said Sayra. “I had done it. Me, a qualified counsellor!” She is now a volunteer counsellor and has a waiting list of clients. Rachel Thomson, Senior Campaigns Officer at NIACE, said: “Sayra, like all of this year’s award winners, is proof of how learning can transform lives, often leading to new jobs and careers. Hopefully millions of adults across the country will be inspired to take up learning and discover a whole new raft of opportunities for themselves.”
“Sayra, like all of this year’s award winners, is proof of how learning can transform lives, often leading to new jobs and careers
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Barrie Hopson Chairman Adel Association
From toddlers with triangles to pensioners on pianos – Education Leeds’ music service, ArtForms, has something for everyone. That’s according to The Federation of Music Services, a national music education body representing 98% of music services and which has described ArtForms as ‘outstanding’. The assessors spent three days observing lessons
to support the Council in defending its decision to refuse the proposal. Win or lose this is a great example of a community coming together to work on a common objective. The latest proposal from DWH has reduced the number of houses to 68. If you can spare even half a day to attend the appeal
y the time that you read this, the appeal to stop the David Wilson Homes proposed development on Holt Lane will either be underway or the decision will have been made. The appeal begins on 25th May at Leeds Civic Hall and we are trying to ensure that we pack the room with as many Adel residents as we can on each day of the hearing. We have a team of 16 people building evidence for our case,
High Praise for ArtForms
Win or lose this is a great example of a community coming together
please email Angela Betts who is coordinating attendance at email@example.com. There are updates on developments at www.adelassociation.org.uk
A full report of what happened will be given at our next meeting on 16th June. Please note that this is on a Wednesday for June only (usually Thursday), but is still at the Stables at 7.30pm. Another major issue in Adel is the anti-social behaviour at Eastmoor. Groups of up to 30 youths have been meeting up at the site. The gatherings are apparently being arranged via the Internet. Residents living nearby have been threatened and some damage caused. The Council and the Neighbourhood Policing Team are conducting a zero tolerance policy at this site. Many Adel residents are fascinated by the history that surrounds our community and I would like to remind you that the Adel History Group publishes its activities on our website. They are very active so do have a look.
and ensemble sessions, and meeting teachers, staff and managers. They highlighted the breadth of opportunities offered by ArtForms and were especially impressed that, as well as catering for able and gifted musicians, there was also a wide range activities for children with special needs.
Family Barn dance Eight music centres around Leeds provide classes and groups for musicians of all ages, abilities and tastes. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information call 0113 2304074 or visit www. artformsleeds.co.uk.
Friday 2nd July 7.30-11.00pm £10 Adults £5 Children Live Band with Caller Pie and Pea Supper Included Bar and Raffle St Margaret's Hall, Horsforth Contact: Sarah: 07821108682 Siobhan: 0113 2591109 Or Buy Tickets on the Door Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604)
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CommunityNotices ACTIVE Abbey Runners Tues, 7.45pm, Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, for local run & Thurs, 7.30pm Leeds Met Beckett Park campus for coached track sessions. All standards welcome. Details: www. abbeyrunners.co.uk Adel Bowling Club The Club is a section of Adel War Memorial Sports & Social Club & the green is next door to Adel Church. New members, experienced or beginners, very welcome. Details: Phil Hynes 267 6152. Adel Cricket Club looking for new senior players any ability for the 2010 season. Details: Tom firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew 07881 1464777. Badminton Anyone? Friendly club looking for experienced players. Fri 7.30-9.30pm Trinity & All Saint’s College, Horsforth. Details: Sylvia 259 0113, Graham on 258 4532
Cookridge Rambling Club meets Sun in car park at Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Lane, 9.30am. Walks, approx. 6/8 miles. New members welcome. Details: Shirley 267 9452 Dalesbus Ramblers Free guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales on Sundays. Accessible by public transport, incl. DalesBus services 800, 820 & 870 which link North Leeds with the Dales on Sun & Bank Hols. Details: Steve 07982 764 857, www. dalesbusramblers.org. uk Farsley Celtic Badminton Club Mon 8pm, Farsley Celtic Football Club. Players of all ages welcome. Details: Derek 259 0668. Hall Park Cricket Club Family orientated club welcomes new players of all ages & social members who enjoy all aspects of cricket.Pavilion avail for functions. Details: Trevor on 258 6283.
Holt Park Bowls Club A super sport for all the family. In Summer, what better than to be out in the fresh air bowling with friends or competing in a friendly league. You’re never too old or too young to join in. Details: Sue. email@example.com
Horsforth Fellandale Running Club trains every Wed, usually on Otley Chevin. Runners of all abilities welcome. Details: Andy on 258 5691, secretary@ fellandale.com Horsforth Harriers welcome runners Tues, 7pm, Cricket Pavilion, Hall Park. Training groups for all abilities. Details: Marc 07968 712055, Hilary 250 5673, www. horsforthharriers.co.uk Horsforth St Margaret’s Junior Football Club is looking for players for its U13s team. Details: Steve Hughes 07951 443998. It’s a Knockout Sun 27 June. Get a team
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together for fun, frolics, laughter, foam, water & ten giant, inflatable games! In aid of St Gemma’s at Roundhegians Rugby Club, Moortown. Details: Tracie 0113 218 5296, www.st-gemma.co.uk.
Leeds 10k – Places Available. Would you like to take part in the Jane Tomlinson’s ‘Run for All’ on Sun 4th July & raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust? Run it, walk it, wheel it, hop it!! It’s entirely your choice. 0113 2621852 / email@example.com. uk. www.bcrt.org.uk. Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Recovering from a stroke or other condition where swimming could help? Friendly, safe environment where you can swim & start to feel confident again. New members welcome. Mon 7 - 8pm, Holt Park Leisure Centre. Details: Ruth 275 7825, Sara 287 6250.
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Leeds Contra Dance Club Headingley Parish Hall, St Michaelâ€™s Rd. LS6. 2nd & 4th Tues of month, 8 â€“ 10.30pm. Live band! No partner/ experience required. Newcomers welcome. Details: Liz 284 3282 www.leedscontra.freeuk. com Leeds Morris Men Practice Thurs, 7.45 9.45pm at Notre Dame Sixth Form College, St. Markâ€™s Avenue, LS6. New members welcome. Details: Brian 278 1787. Leeds YHA Walking Group organises walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 20-74. Try before joining. Details: Stephen 368 0417, www.leedsyha. org.uk Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 â€“ 9pm, Sports Hall Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & members of wider community welcome. Details: Tony Magee 267 3728, baylis365@ btinternet.com.
Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 â€“ 10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902 Scottish Country Dancing Thurs 7.30 â€“ 9.30pm, St Columbaâ€™s, Headingley Lane. All abilities welcome, no partner necessary. ÂŁ2.50 incl. refreshments. Details: 269 1791, pathynes001@tiscali. co.uk Skydive for your Dad Sat 19 June. Take part in the UKâ€™s highest parachute jump in memory or celebration of, or even with your dad! In aid of St. Gemmaâ€™s Hospice. Details: Fran 0113 218 5505, www.st-gemma. co.uk. Social Dance at Yarnbury Jive & ballroom Tues, 8 â€“ 10pm at Yarnbury Rugby Club, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth. All welcome!
Rd, LS16, 8â€“11pm. Great atmosphere & DJ. Over 25s. Smart dress. Only ÂŁ3.50. Details: Reg 01274 771285/ 07939 959400. Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713. Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Sat 12 June. A 25 mile walk which includes climbing PenY-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough. Do it for St Gemmaâ€™s Hospice. Details: Fran 0113 218 5505, www.st-gemma. co.uk. Yorkshire Dales Sponsored Walk Sat 5 June the Rugger Ramble in aid of St. Gemmaâ€™s Hospice. 13 mile walk starting 9am at Wharfedale Rugby Club near Grassington. Refreshments provided & food avail. at end. T-shirt, goody bag & certificate for participants. Details: 0113 218 5570 or visit www.st-gemma.co.uk.
The Tuesday Club Dance the night away, The Village Hotel, Otley Old
ARTS & CRAFTS Birds in Chinese Art Exhibition by members of the Chinese Brush Paintersâ€™ Society until 30th Jun, Lotherton Hall, Aberford LS25. All paintings for sale. Open Tues-Sat 10am5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@ cbpsyorks.co.uk. Chinese Brush Painters Society (Yorkshire Group) Sat 5 June: meticulous painting (magnolia & bird) workshop; Sun 20 June painting cats workshop â€“ both by Nick Hornigold. 10am â€“ 4pm Pool Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, LS21. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks,co.uk. Farsley & District Art Club Mons & Weds, 7:30pm & Thurs 2pm drawing & painting in studios, Westroyd Park, New St, Farsley. Club also hosts expert demos, workshops, critiques & exhibitions. New members welcome. Details: www. farsleyartclub.org.uk.
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Flower Arranging Classes Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, 1st Thurs of month (except Jan & Aug), 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436, firstname.lastname@example.org
levels of experience meets regularly in Adel. Summer sessions on Tues, choice of AM, PM & evening groups. Details: Bob 0113 230 1761, bandlisle@ ntlworld.com
Horsforth Arts & Crafts Society meets Wed, 7.30pm, The Studio, 15 Back Lane, Horsforth. Daytime sessions Tues & Thurs for painting, woodcarving, stonecarving & printmaking. Spring Exhibition continues 1st – 3rd May, 10am – 5pm. New members & visitors welcome. Details: 01535 601633, 0113 2590259, has@ grant1.f9.co.uk Leeds DFAS (Decorative & Fine Arts Society) Wed 16 June. Eric Shanes presents ‘Gustav Klimt, Fin de Siècle Sensualist’. 2pm, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Rd, Headingley. Guests £5. Details: please book with Ann Lightman 0113 261 1363. Life Drawing Friendly group of artists of all
COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS 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. Car Boot Sale Sun 27 June, 25 July, 12 Sept, 2pm Moor Allerton Care Centre, (behind Cranmer Bank Shops) LS17. Set up 1pm. £10 a table. Details: 0113 288 8355/ 07761288133 Cream Teas Sat 26 June, 1 – 4pm St Margaret’s Hall, served by St Margaret’s Social Events Group Cream Tea & Plant Sale Sat 12 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm Alwoodley Community Hall, The
Avenue, LS17. In aid of Leeds Feline Friends. Details: Pat Tempest 275 5694. Indoor Car Boot Sale Sat 5 June, 10am – 1pm St Gemma’s Hospice Conference Centre, Harrogate Rd. Moortown. Details: Donna 218 5559 or www.st-gemma.co.uk. St. Gemma’s Garden Party Sun 11 July. World Cup-themed Garden Party in Hospice grounds on Harrogate Road, Moortown, 12 noon – 4pm. Stalls, games, activities, live entertainment, BBQ, bar, afternoon tea & more. Details: Fran 0113 218 5505, www. st-gemma.co.uk. St Margaret’s Summer Fair Sat 12 June, 11am – 3pm at St Margaret’s Hall. Stalls, games, dancing display, lunches & refreshments. Stall holders wanted for Green Fair St Matthew’s Church, Wood Lane, LS7. 12 June 11am3 pm. Craft stalls, refreshments, cake-stall, drum circle, puppet workshop, live music, raffle, info on green
living, children’s games. Stalls £15 or £10 for own table, community or charity stalls. 50p entry, accompanied children free. Details: ComHallBookings@AOL. com Strawberry Tea Sat 3 July, 2.30 – 4.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, hosted by Cookridge Holy Trinity Mothers’ Union. £2. 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 History Group Sat 12 June, 10am Golden Acre Car Park, Otley Rd. Val Crompton will lead a ‘Paul’s Pond & Cockerhill Farm Walk’.
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Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of the month at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. On 2 June David Wrightam presents ‘Memoirs of a Famous Unknown Actor’, & on 7 July Dulcie Lewis’s talk is entitled ‘Not just Yorkshire Pudding’ 2 June it’s ‘Memoirs of a Famous Unknown Actor’ with David Wrightam. Details: Mrs M. Huntley 230 1584. Adel YCA Meets 7.30pm Adel Primary School, Tile Lane. Interesting programme, new members & visitors 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
& enjoyable company. Visitors welcome (£2). Details: Margaret Whitaker 261 1969.
competitions. New members welcome. Details: Stephen 268 7429.
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
Cookridge Gardening Club Wed 9 June evening visit to garden of Mr Alan Wilson in Otley, & Sun 13 day outing to Bodnant Garden, North Wales. Details: Mrs Hill 0113 267 1858.
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
Cookridge Holy Trinity Mothers’ Union will hold a Strawberry Tea at Church on Green Lane on Sat 3 July, 2.30 – 4.30pm. £2.
British Federation of Women Graduates (Leeds) meets monthly, Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd. Details: 0113 262 4131, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs, 8.30pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 391 0403, www. alwoodleymc.org.uk.
Cat loving volunteers wanted! to 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: www. feralcatwelfare.org.uk, email@example.com
Athill Women’s Institute Meets 1st Tues of month, Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting programme of speakers
Cookridge Camera Club Wed 7.30pm, Cookridge Village Hall, Green Lane/ Moseley Wood Lane junction. Excellent guest speakers & in-house
Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) fosters the musical & artistic outreach of the Uni of Leeds. Membership open to all & regular activities arranged. Details: 0113 343 2584, www.leeds. ac.uk/fuam Holt Park Residents’ Assoc. Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Leisure Centre. Details: 07799 422950, 07901 656886 or www. holtparktra.btik.com Horsforth in Bloom Welcome more support from local businesses willing to enhance the town with floral displays. Details: Hilary 258 3521 hm.taylor1@ntlworld. com
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Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds, The Horsforth Club, New Road Side, 7.15pm & Thurs 1.30–4.30pm. New members welcome. Details: Mike Bent 258 1580. Horsforth Photographic Club New Summer Walk Programme. Meet at Fink Hill car park, Wed 6.30pm. New members welcome. Various indoor venues if wet. Details: email@example.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
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Leeds Astronomical Society Observing sessions, The New Inn, Eccup LS16, Wed 5th & 19th May, & Fri 16th July. Arrive between 8.30 & 10pm. Details: www.leedsastronomy. org.uk, admin@ leedsastronomy.org.uk
making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm. Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972.
Leeds Caledonians Society for those with a Scottish pedigree or an interest in things Scottish warmly welcomes new members. Details: 0113 267 0424, www. leedscaledonians.org.uk Leeds Co-operative Members’ Group meets monthly for talks & outings. Details:kpm. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 216 8837 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. Meet 7:30pm Muir Court, Sagar Place, off St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. All welcome. Next meeting Wed 14 July. Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film
Leeds Oxfam Group Meets 1st Wed of each month, 7.30pm, Leeds Civic Hall. Arranges events & activities across city in support of Oxfam. All welcome. Annual sponsored walk in the Dales Sat 5 June. Family friendly, choose 5, 10 or 15 mile routes around popular location. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542. 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: 0113 257 7274 www. communigate.co.uk/ brad/mercmove Social & Events Group New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre, walks, badminton,
weekends away, talks, parties & much more. Monthly social/new members night in North Leeds. Details: 0870 787 4425, 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: cadman.irving@ gmail.com. White Rose Ladies Speakers Club Farsley Library Community Room, Mon 7.45pm. Next meetings 14 & 28 June. Friendly environment to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt 267 2062. Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome.
MUSIC Flute Group Tues 6.45 - 7.45pm during term time, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama (19 Shire Oak Rd. Headingley). For flautists of Grade 4 standard & above. New members very welcome! Details: 0113 275 1232 ‘Generations’ Relaunch of community choir. Tues 3.30 – 4.45pm Cookridge Methodist Church, Tinshill Rd. Organised by OPAL. Everyone Welcome. Details: 2619103 Horsforth Recorded Music Society Wed 2 June, ‘Members’ Choice’: 16 June Tony Rawnsley presents music written when composers were in their teens, incl. Mendelssohn & SaintSaens. 7.30pm, The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth. Details: Tony Rawnsley 250 4427 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 and Bradford 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 or listening to our Yamaha AR100 organ & PSR S.900 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 The Willow Singers Fri 25 June. Concert in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 2pm, The Willows Community Centre, Fink Hill, Horsforth. Details: Mr A Taylor 267 8110. Yeadon & District Male Voice Choir welcomes male voices of any ability, Yeadon Methodist Church, Chapel Hill. (next to Town Hall). Singing is a proven stress buster, come along any Thurs 7.30pm. Details: John Atkinson 294 9095 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. Details: 259 1511
Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. 1st Wed of month, Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm, speaker or entertainment at 2pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208. New Men’s Group OPAL is looking for men aged 60 or over who would like to be involved – either to join or to help run the group. Details: Ailsa 261 9103. OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm (term time), Cookridge Court residential home, Iveson Rise. 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. OPAL Volunteer Opportunities OPAL, an LS16 based charity supports people aged 60 & over to live enjoyable & fulfilling lives. They have an enthusiastic volunteer team & are looking for new volunteers to help with Admin support & Transport. Details: Sally-Anne 2619103 sally-anne@opal-project. org.uk
Woodside Luncheon Club (Outwood Lane) Meets Thursdays & is open to all elderly Horsforth residents. Details: 258 3184 SPIRITUAL 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 Civic Service Sun 6 June, 6pm Grove Methodist Church, Town St. Attended by Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress Elect of Leeds, members of both City & Town Councils & new MP for Pudsey. Service led by Revd Greg Haynes, Minister at the Grove. FREE ‘drop in’ group meditation Sun 7 – 8pm. (Except 3rd Sun of month: 6.30 – 7.30pm) Experience peace & calm with periods of silence & guided meditations at Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, leeds@ uk.bkwsu.org, www. bkwsu.org/uk/leeds 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 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 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
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improve fitness; eat healthily; communicate effectively & much more. Details: 305 7591/ 305 7582, epp. account@nhsleeds. nhs.uk
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 Expert Patient Programme Free courses for people with long term health problems or disabilities. Mental Health Issues – Thurs 10 June, Technorth LS7. Arthritis – Tues 6 July, Seven Arts Centre, LS7. Learn how to manage symptoms;
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. Free Debt Help & Advice Available from Christians Against Poverty. Call 0800 328 0006 for an appointment with Christine Taylor, Leeds West Centre Manager. Leeds Coeliac Group Fri 25 June, 7.30pm Sheesh Mahal, Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4, a gluten-free Indian meal. Details: 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. National Association for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (Leeds) Brings support to people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. They hold four educational & support meetings a year, as well as regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@groups.nacc.org. uk, www.groups.nacc. org.uk/leeds The Forget Me Not Cafe for people with dementia & their carers. 1st Wed of month 1.30 – 3.30pm, Yeadon Cricket Club, (behind Swan Pub) High Street, Yeadon. Details: Jean Deeming 01943 472004, Dawn Perkins 0113 231 1727. 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. TALKS & DISCUSSIONS
Forum 2000 Meets Wed, 10am – noon, The Grove Centre, New St, Horsforth, to listen to a speaker & join in discussion. Open to all. New programme starts 22 Sept with John Battle on ‘Tackling Poverty.’ Horsforth Historical Society Tues 15 June, 7.30pm, The Stable Block behind the Museum, Muriel Tucker talks about ‘Underwear Through the Ages’. Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) Sat 19 June,11am at 23, Clarendon Road, Leeds, a talk ‘The Knights Templar in Yorkshire’ by Trish Colton & Diane Holloway. Free drop-in sessions Tues 2 – 4pm for anyone needing help with family history research. Details: Mrs J. Butler on 0113 263 9540
Blood Donor Sessions Wed 9 June, The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth, 2 – 4pm & 5 – 7.30pm. Cookridge Village Hall Two rooms with kitchen facilities available for hire. Ideal for meetings, birthday parties, dances or classes. New members & helpers welcome. Details: Mrs Tones on 267 4706. Family Barn Dance Sat 5 June, 7.30 – 10pm at The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth, featuring The Tom Havoc Band. Tickets £5/ family ticket £10 . To raise funds for Hope in the Park. Details: 258 3521. Fashion North Wed 2 – Fri 4 June, Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. LS6. Showcasing work of students from Leeds Uni, Leeds College of Art & Design, Harrogate College of Fashion, Huddersfield Uni. Exhibitions, networking, arts market & nightly fashion shows. Open: 10am – 5pm; Fashion shows 7 – 9pm. Honey Bee Swarms will be collected free of charge, if accessible, Details: Terry Beddows on 268 8231.
Hope in the Park A series of afternoon activities in Hall Park organised by Churches Together in Horsforth on Gala Day - Sat 26 June, plus Sun 20 June, 4 & 11 July. Families are invited to the park for picnics, games & a variety of activities including a barbecue. Details: the2wiggies@ btopenworld.com Great Rooms for Hire At St. Margaret’s New Parish Centre, Horsforth. Ideal for meetings, seminars, classes, parties etc. Tea/coffee facilities. Fully equipped kitchen. Details: 07982 092573 email@example.com Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary Weetwood Lane, LS16. Open to visitors daily between 10.30am & 3pm, or any Wed at 11.00am for a guided tour. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158, www. hopepstures.org . Like to volunteer? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Kidz in Kampz need good quality clothing, shoes, household goods, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac to sell in their shop in Holt Park. Money goes towards caring for children driven out of Burma into refugee camps in Thailand. Collection available.
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Centre, 72 Headingley Lane, LS6 2DJ or call 0113 270 9130.
Latin, Classical Studies, Greeks & Romans The Leeds Centre for Classical Studies offers courses on all aspects of the Greek & Roman World. Meetings at Headingley Parish Hall. Details: Adrian Lester 256 8918 Adrian@famlester.freeserve.co.uk
Volunteers Wanted! Yorkshire Cancer Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run new charity shop based at St James’s Institute of Oncology in Bexley Wing. Details: Aanika Dhillon, 0113 206 8620, volunteer@ yorkshirecancercentre. org.uk.
Meeting Rooms & Hall available For Hire Mon – Sat, Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope. Would suit educational or leisure classes or activities, concerts, dances, children’s parties or weddings. Details: Paul 0113 2843361, ewartlewis@googlemail. com www.robertcraven. org.uk Table Top Sales Raise funds for your club or charity with a table top sale at Pool Village Hall. A dry, warm environment available every Sunday. Room for 20 tables, a kitchen for refreshments & car park. Details: Tim Robson 284 3437 tim. email@example.com
World Cup Sweepstake Poster Have some fun & raise funds for Leeds Teaching Hospitals – incl. Leeds Children’s Hospital & Yorkshire Cancer Centre. To get your copy email your address details to fundraising@leedsth. nhs.uk
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Police Update With Sergeant Neil Perkis
hen PCSO James Crowther went out on patrol recently he had no idea where he would end up. After spotting a known criminal with a history of breaking into cars, he established that he was in fact wanted. It became apparent that the youth also knew that he was wanted and made off. The criminal’s escape route was blocked when he came up against a large pond, giving James time to reach him. A struggle ensued resulting in both men taking a rather cold dip in the water before James was assisted by colleagues and the youth arrested. Smelling of stagnant water James was given a wide berth for the rest of the day!
Another heroic effort was displayed by
Horsforth-based PCSO, Paul Kirwan. After intruders were disturbed at a house on Layton Lane, Paul helped to contain the area so that the police dog could pick up the scent of the suspects. One decided to take his chance and sprinted off in to a neighbouring garden where he climbed some scaffolding. Paul gave chase and tried to hurdle over a low level wall. Due to the uneven ground, he lost his footing and fell grazing his arm and leg and chipping a front tooth. Unfortunately for him his modelling days are long over! A total of three people were arrested and one is now back in prison awaiting trial. Once again the big message for all householders is be very
cautious when leaving doors and windows open. We have already seen a couple of burglaries where residents have been gardening and have left the side door to the house open. In Adel garden implements were used to break into houses. A garden spade or fork left leaning against the fence makes an ideal breakin tool. Following a little research, the Neighbourhood Policing Team identify a suspect who was subsequently arrested for a number of burglaries all in the Adel area. PACT policing priorities in Horsforth all revolve around alcohol related, antisocial behaviour on Friday and Saturday nights. Based on previous years, we are
gearing ourselves up for additional park patrols. Priorities in Cookridge have been highlighted as anti-social behaviour around the cricket club on Smithy lane and around the Methodist Church on Tinshill Road. For Adel it’s anti social behaviour on Bedquilts and Adel Lane along with parking issues in the area. I would encourage everyone to participate in our PACT meetings and have a say in how we police your area. All meeting times and locations can be found on our web site. North West Outer NPT can be contacted on 01274 471453. Write to us at Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley LS21 3BA or email aa.nptnorthwestouter@ westyorkshire.pnn. police.uk
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LFC Return to Ripon Cathedral ...................................................................................... Leeds Festival Chorus and the York Guildhall Orchestra return to Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 26th June to perform movements from Rachmaninov’s Vespers, together with some popular works by Handel, including his Water Music and Coronation Anthems.
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Russian Orthodox icons will be projected on to a screen during the performance of the Rachmaninov piece, which is often described as his finest piece. The four anthems composed by Handel for the coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline in 1727 have a powerful, ceremonial style, distinctly different from his music for the theatre. The performance begins at 7.30pm. Tickets (£15/£20 concessions available) from Leeds Festival Chorus, 3 Mansfield Place, Leeds LS6 4BL, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ripon Travel 01765 601689. www. leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk
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Yeganegy. ‘So, it’s likely to be something rather extravagant!’ The theme of this year’s festival is the Four Seasons. There’ll be a free snowboarding simulator, provided by Castleford’s Sno!zone, and costume-making activities with The Ladybird Project. The extended car park will have a live graffiti-art exhibition amongst other attractions. Raisetheroof is looking
“If you have something you want to showcase or contribute, then get in touch”, says Roxanne. ‘Particularly visual artists interested in organising installations for the new space outside.”
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STARS Presents â€˜The Dead Move Fastâ€™
The Slack & Tight Amateur Repertory Society (STARS) will present â€˜The Dead Move Fastâ€™ by Paul Sellar at the Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane, LS16 from Tuesday 8th â€“ Saturday 12th June at 7.30pm.
Little Shop of Horrors at the Carriageworks .................................................................................................................................................. The LIDOS theatre group is staging â€˜The Little Shop of Horrorsâ€™ at The Carriageworks from Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th June, with a signed performance at 2pm on Saturday.
This production stars Dave and Jane Collins from Adel. They first met in a LIDOS production of Robinson Crusoe in 1989 and have been keen Comedy meets mystery members of several thriller when two West Yorkshire theatre policemen are called out companies, including to a remote asylum to LIDOS, ever since. This investigate the escape will be the first time of a patient. Set in since that first meeting the twilight World of that they have starred 1950â€™s pulp, this creepy together. satire twists and turns towards its shocking Jane is playing the timid climax. florist Audrey who inadvertently raises Tickets ÂŁ6/ ÂŁ5 available a plant that feeds on from 0113 2939596. human blood, whilst Further details: Dave plays her fiendish www.starsleeds.co.uk boyfriend Orin. â€œItâ€™s been great fun during
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The Wesley Singers Celebrate 25 Years! ....................................................................................................................................................................................................
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he Wesley Singers, a chamber choir made up of singers from the Leeds area, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a wide range of engagements. The choir was brought together in 1985 by David Carr to help
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You only need to turn on your TV to see how much we love our homes. Shows like Grand Designs and Extreme Makeover have become hugely popular as more and more of us look to improve where we live and stamp our own personality on the space. Given the state of the housing market, and the prospect of some good weather, this could be the perfect time to undertake a little renovating, revamping or refurbishment!
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There are all sorts of ways you can change your home now, from minor DIY jobs through to knocking down walls, which often makes more financial sense than moving house. The possibilities are endless when it comes to upgrading your home and adding value, so that when you do think about moving, you’ll be ahead of the game. Interior Architectural Designer, Penelope Tiffney, of Spatial Designers in Harrogate says improving your current home “can simply be upgrading and modernising the windows and heating systems, overhauling the old plumbing and electrical wiring.’ Adding stylish upgrades, such as designer radiators or a new en suite, make a good visual impact and are popular, modern and stylish.
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When looking into home renovations, Penelope recommends assessing the work carefully by getting a professional evaluation from an architect/ building surveyor. After getting a good, reliable estimate, you should investigate planning permission and also look into grant funding to see if there’s any available to offset the costs. This is especially worthwhile looking into if any of your renovations fall in line with green initiatives. Indulge Yourself!
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“The addition of an extension, conservatory or loft room is a great asset”, says Penelope. “Additional rooms can increase the value of your property when you come to sell and allow you to accommodate your current needs.”
Adding a specialised room to your house can make a nice little project but also boost the value significantly. Wet rooms within bathrooms have become very popular, but converting rooms, lofts or basements to accommodate your hobbies is also a great idea. Perhaps a games room, crafts room, art or music studio would add an exciting new element to your home.
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Simon Milner-Moore of BlindColour in Wakefield is an allround interior designer who has worked on several projects installing cinema rooms in people’s homes.
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Of course, major structural renovations or pricier specialised rooms aren’t the only way to give your house a little razzmatazz. “It’s very easy to completely transform your home by just painting the walls a different colour, or even just one wall!” says Zara Bentley, an interior designer with Inside the Box.
To give the illusion of space and create a light, airy feel, use lots of glass and mirrors. “Consider putting large panels of mirrored glass in bathrooms to make the room seem larger”, says Zara. “Fit glazed doors, walls of glass brick and stained glass panels wherever possible.”
“Lots of planning is needed to work out viewing angles, space for all the equipment, acoustic While some of those ideas could treatments and the interior look only be carried out by someone and feel”, says Simon. “It can who is pretty handy at DIY, or take two to three days to a qualified tradesman, none of fully design and plan a them will cost a fortune simple room, to months and are a lot cheaper for a very high end, no than moving house! compromise solution in “Lots of planning is needed to work out a dedicated room.” viewing angles, space for all the equipment, So whether you’re acoustic treatments and the interior look knocking down walls, Obviously, certain types and feel”, says Simon. “It can take two to building a wet room, of rooms work better dreaming about relaxing for this type of project. three days to fully design and plan a simple in your very own cinema, Rooms with lots of room, to months for a very high end, no or just adding a lick of light, large expanses compromise solution in a dedicated room.” paint, there are plenty of of glass or tiled floors ways you can improve are poor acoustically, your home and make the so are not ideal. “But most of your space. we can work around Zara recommends assessing your those problems”, says Simon. “By space carefully to see if it could Contacts: introducing black out blinds and be put to better use. For example, Simon Milner-Moore treatments such as soft panelled if you have a particularly large Blind Colour, walls and heavy rugs, you can living area, it might benefit from www.blind-colour.com really improve acoustics.” being broken up into different / 01924 372004 For high quality rooms with easy zones for eating and watching TV. Penelope Tiffney to use controls, mood lighting “This could be done by building a Spatial Designs, and good quality equipment, stud wall, with a door or arch to www.spatialdesigns.com / cost can run anywhere from £10link the two spaces”, says Zara. 01423 540620 250K, but it is possible to do it “Alternatively, clever use of some Zena Bentley cheaper. wicker or fabric screens, or even Inside the Box, a shelving unit can have a great www.inside-thebox.com / While it is quite a major project, effect.” 01977 683858 the results, as you can see in the picture, are stunning.
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separate payment for the electricity exported to the national grid. The payments are index-linked, tax free and guaranteed for 25 years and are in addition to the savings made by using the on-site generated electricity. Sounds like a win-win situation! As soon as the system is installed there will be a reduction in your electricity bills, in addition to the income from your Feed-in Tariffs. Daniel Lang of Electrotect UK Ltd., who specialise in solar photovoltaic renewable energy installations, regularly advises people on how to apply for the FITs scheme and the expected rate of financial return. “We believe we have a responsibility to the environment to cut down CO2 emissions”, said Danny. “This scheme has made micro-generation accessible to a far wider range of people.”
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Horsforth Life reader Ann Blackburn was happy to talk to Energy Saving Trust advisors during their recent door-to-door project in the area. Their aim was to help Horsforth residents save on their annual fuel bills, whilst reducing the community’s CO2 emissions. Ann had solar thermal panels installed five years ago and recently installed solar photo voltaic panels (electricity). “It is a large investment but certainly a worthwhile one” said Ann. “And now the Government’s ‘Clean Energy Cashback’ incentive pays for generating your own electricity. I will earn approximately £600 a year for my 1.5kw system.” Ann has already seen a drop in both her gas and electricity bills. For more information on microgeneration, contact your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512 012 or visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
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In the Footsteps of Arthur Wainwright Over forty walkers followed the first section of the walk as far as Stainforth before crossing the Ribble Valley to Feizor and returning along the last section of the walk back to Settle.
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This illustrated guide is a recreation of Alfred Wainwright’s 1938 walk adapted for today’s roads and rights-of-way, taking a route that Wainwright might have chosen if he was planning it today. The route is 247 miles long and divided into 18 stages. With maps and illustrations inspired by Wainwright, this book is
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Steam Trains to Scarborough Residents of North Leeds may have been surprised recently to hear a long unfamiliar sound; that of a steam train making its noisy way up the long climb from Leeds to Horsforth. This was “The Scarborough Spa Express” which runs midweek during the summer. The train leaves York at 9.20am, then follows the ‘York circular’ route stopping at Knaresborough, Harrogate and Leeds, then back to York and on to Scarborough. In the evening, it leaves Scarborough just before 6pm and reverses the morning route getting back to Leeds at about 8pm. It offers a good
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By Kath Hall, Paxton Horticultural Society
The late Geoff Hamilton reckoned that June was the best month of the year. Borders are awash with flowers, and on a warm day the air is filled with scent of roses and honeysuckle. Check your borders and make sure that flowering plants such as delphiniums are well staked to stop them from flopping. Keep up with the weeding and dead heading â€“ it will pay off. Plant up containers for the patio or bare spots in the garden. And, itâ€™s still not too late to plant hanging and wall baskets. Prune spring flowering shrubs, if you havenâ€™t already â€“ ribes and philadelphus benefit from a hard pruning. Check and tie in rambling roses and any other
climbing plants, daffodil foliage will have died down, so you can tidy up those areas. If they are growing in grass, the mower can now go over them. Keep mowing the lawns and trimming the edges. Itâ€™s surprising how good it makes the garden look. Start sowing seeds of biennials, wallflowers, sweet williams etc, They can be started off in pots and transplanted into the ground when large enough, 2-3 inches apart, ready to plant where you want them in the autumn. Anemone corms (to bloom in autumn) should also be planted now. There is still time to sow beans. Choose a sunny spot and support them with canes as they
grow. Courgettes and squash can be planted outdoors now too and beetroot seeds. Harvest salad crops that are ready and pick leaves off the different lettuces you have grown instead of the whole plant. They last longer and will re grow unless you have room to sow in succession. Keep an eye on ponds or pools and clear any overgrown pond weed as fish can get caught up in it. Leave it beside the pond for a day or two so that any creatures in it can get back into the water. When all that is done itâ€™s time to sit down and enjoy a drink in the evening sun!
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54 Sound& Vision She & Him ALBUM Volume Two Domino Records
She & Him are countryfolk troubador M. Ward and darling of the quirky indie-inflected Hollywood comedy world, Zooey Deschanel. As the album title reveals, this is their second release and it’s an assured, slickly produced, sun drenched collection of breezy pop. The opening strains of Thieves puts one
in mind of Sam Cooke and the album retains a vintage soulful feel throughout. When Hollywood actors cross over into music, their attempts are usually perceived as lame vanity projects and more often than not, critically dismissed. Here, however, one gets the impression that Deschanel is an experienced and confident songwriter (she penned all but two of the album’s tunes) and perhaps her acting career was an afterthought. The strong sense of melody and accomplished vocal arrangements are complemented by Ward’s subtle and sensitive country tinged
Four Lions Directed by: Chris Morris Starring: Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, Arsher Ali
I’ve long considered Chris Morris to be one of the most brilliant and dangerous practitioners in British comedy. Along with Armando Ianucci he showed a keen ear and perceptive wit in skewering the double-speak of news media and political commentary in his scathing satirical television shows, Brass Eye and The Day Today. His old cohort, Ianucci, also recently made his first foray into feature films with the outstanding In the Loop. With Four Lions, Morris again displays his knack for extracting
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instrumentation. The cohesive and consistent lume Two sound of Volume ements comprises elements of Motown, assic Nashville, classic girl groups and Beach Boys style harmonies. nies. Fans of Camera mera Obscura’s twee wee folk-indie aree likely to enjoy oy She & Him and, while it initially ally struck me as a little saccharine rine for my taste,, it is a very listenable album bum of summery, bittersweet pop.
comedy gold from the darkest subject matter, in this case, suicide bombers. The result isn’t as whip smart as Ianucci’s film but it is hysterically funny, played more as knockabout farce than razor-sharp satire. The central joke is that these would-be jihadists are bumbling incompetents, not merely stupid and misguided, but utterly moronic and inept. We first see them making a pig’s ear of their martyrdom videotapes. It’s clear from the outset that we’re not dealing with terrorist masterminds here. Omar’s crew includes his imbecilic brother, Waj, the equally mentally challenged Faisal, whose attempts to train kamikaze crows proves futile, and Barry, a white, English convert to Islam who’s convinced the most radical and provocative statement would be to blow
up a mosque. After Omar and Waj travel to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, where they embarrass themselves in a quite spectacular fashion, they return to the UK to find that in their absence Barry has recruited rapping wannabe mujahedeen, Hassan.
With Four Lions, Morris again displays his knack for extracting comedy gold from the darkest subject matter
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After much comical infighting and squabbling, Omar formulates a plan to bomb the London Marathon, where they can conceal their explosives under costumes and the TV coverage will ensure maximum impact. Given the sensitivity of the subject, and Morris’s purported months of in-depth research, one would have thought he
might have delivered an incisive examination of the underlying motivations and far reaching effects of the situation. Instead he sidesteps any attempt at half hearted polemic or moralising in favour of playing strictly for laughs and this is undoubtedly to the film’s credit. The focus here is more on the absurdity inherent in all human endeavour, no matter how potentially atrocious.
The cast all deliver note-perfect comic performances helped no end by a hilarious script cowritten by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain of the sublime Peep Show. Four Lions is certainly the most consistently funny comedy I have seen recently. It’s been some time since I laughed this long and hard in the cinema. I’m tempted to return for a second dose.
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Get Ready for the Mad Dash for Party in the Park Tickets! Park in the Park and Opera in the Park will be taking over Temple Newsam on 24th and 25th of July in what is set to be another awesome weekend of music in Leeds. Attracting a combined crowd of 120,000 people, the weekend begins with 50,000 attending the classical sounds of Opera in the Park on Saturday, before 70,000 pop fans enjoy performances by a line-up of chart-toppers at Party in the Park on Sunday. Tickets for both events will be available at a special ticket launch weekend in the Millenium Square on Saturday 5th June. You’ll need to be quick off the mark to get tickets – last year all 70,000 places for Party in the Park were claimed in just four days! Last year’s line-up included JLS, Dizzee Rascal and Pixie Lott at Party in the Park, with Alfie Boe and Natasha Marsh headlining at Opera in the Park. This year’s line-up was still under wraps as we went to press.
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Maybeshewill + Solus Locus + Nedry + Worriedaboutsatan Wed 2 June, The Packhorse, £5. DIY instrumental & dark ambient postrock. The Magic Numbers Thurs 3 June, Irish Centre, £14. Two pairs of siblings, who make a beautiful sound with angelic threepart harmonies. The Kooks + The Tribes Fri 4 June, O2 Academy. Infuriating, catchy tweepop. Middleman + Escort Knights + Arthur Rigby & The Baskervilles + Germain Fri 4 June, The Elbow Room. Middleman write vibrant, catchy tunes with booming basslines, bleepy melodies & smart lyrics. Nicky Phillips +The Valtra Spring +Silverlode Fri 4 June, Gateway Music @ Escobar, Leeds. Free! Teenage Fan Club + Veronica Falls Fri 4 June,
The Cockpit, £12. Alt-rockers whose indie guitar sound has made a huge impact on the music scene. Peggy Sue Fri 4 June, Brudenell Social Club. Latest in a long run of MySpace stars. Music reflects Coco Rosie, Joanna Newsom & Antony & the Johnson Unite Sat 5 June, O2 Academy, £10, 6:30 – 10pm. Superfast metal & hardcore mayhem. Brad Mehldau Sat 5 June, Howard Assembly Room, £15. Young American pianist who provides a ‘seamless transition between Euro-classical & African-American vocabularies’. The Despoilers Sat 5 June, 9ish at The Old Ball, Horsforth. Covers band playing songs from the last five decades. www.thedespoilers.co.uk/ Anti Nowhere League Sat 5 June, The Well, from 2:30pm. Infamous group of hardcore punks
Kassidy + Lissie + The Boy Who Trapped The Sun Sat 5 June, Brudenell Social Club, from 7pm. Glissando + Epic 45 + The Declining Winter + Sleepingdog Sat 5 June, Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. £5. Glissando: piano-led ambient soundscapes with haunting vocals. Epic 45: ethereal guitar with post rock edge. The Declining Winter: Electronica-indie 5-piece. The Humour Sun 6 June, The Cockpit, £4 from 7pm. A band that takes risks & could, perhaps, take on the world at full speed. The Endellion String Quartet Tues 8 June, The Venue (Leeds College of Music), £17.50, 7:30pm Playing Mozart, Bartok & Haydn. The Miserable Rich Wed 9 June, The Library. Baroque indie quintet, using cello & violin as lead instruments to
create a unique sound, described as ‘heartbreakingly beautiful’. The Sick Men of Europe +The Dead Beat Sheikhs +Troy Faid Fri 11 June, 8pm at Milo, opp. Corn Exchange, Leeds. Free. The Toasters Fri 11 June, The Well, 8pm. Their brand of 2-Tone influenced ska music is now taking the country by storm. Leeds City Harmony + Guests Fri 11 June, Hi Fi Club, doors 7pm. A cappella group singing pop, gospel & folk, including songs from the Jackson 5 to Elbow. £5 includes entry to Funk Soul Nation later. Details: leedssinging@ googlemail.com. X-Ray Cat +Laura J. Martin Sat 12 June, 2.305.30pm. Acoustic Revolution at The Adelphi, Leeds. Wheatus Sun 13 June, The Well, 7:30pm. Quirky American geek
rockers, whose top three hits catapulted them into international spotlight. Ariel Pink Mon 14 June Brudenell Social Club, 7:30pm. Lofi electronic pop with eclectic influences, from Zappa to Orange Juice, 70’s funk & 60’s garage. Ed Harcourt Tues 15 June, Brudenell Social Club, from 7pm. Listen when drunk, sober, happy or sad & the songs will make sense. Dysrhythmia + Chickenhawk Thurs 17 June, Brudenell Social Club, from 8pm. Chickenhawk is insanely original & musically adept & has fashioned a UK sound that stands up to the heavy avant guard of Naked City & Mr. Bungle. Pulled Apart By Horses Sat 19 June, Brudenell Social Club, £8, from 6pm. Leeds band with a James Brown influence (& a horse influence!). uence
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Hayley Gaftarnick Sun 20 June, 10pm at Sandinista, Leeds.Free Hot Water Music Tues 22 June, Irish Centre, from 7:30pm. Powerful & lyrical punk band from Gainsville FL.
The Misers Thurs 24 June, The Wardrobe. The spirit of Johnny Cash with the pop sensibilities of the Jayhawks via the raw, confessional Americana of Ryan Adams.
While some may like to go abroad and lounge on hot beaches during the summer, there is plenty to do back here on English soil. Our traditional British summer weather of near-constant rain with intermittent sunshine lends itself perfectly
‘Roots’: Ray Stubbs & his Amazing One Man Band Fri 25 June, 8 – 11pm at New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. One of the most authentic blues veterans from the UK. £5 on door.
The Get Up Kids Tues 29 June, The Cockpit, £12. Great catchy poppy emo-rock songs with terrific melodies, heartfelt lyrics & great vocals.
music festivals! Did you miss out on tickets to Glastonbury? Never fear, there are a bunch of festivals to enjoy up here in the North. So grab your wellies and some snacks – here’s our guide to the top ﬁve festivals to let loose at this year:
Party in the Park 24th and 25th July An old favourite, this concert attracts over 70,000 people each year, with 50,000 turning out for Opera in the Park the day before. At the time of press the line up was yet to be announced, but last year they had the likes of N-Dubz, JLS, The Noisettes and Pixie Lott, so no doubt this year will see the cream of pop royalty taking the stage.
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poetry, politics, literature – basically a nice mixed bag of creativity! This year, they have a fantastic line up including Blockhead, Krystle Warren and the James Taylor Quartet.
North Leeds Life Guide to the Best Music Festivals in the North
Tickets are free and are available at a special launch event in Millenium Square on 5th June. Check www.radioaire.co.uk for details. Leeds Festival 27th – 29th August In partnership with Reading Festival and sharing the same line up, this rock/alternative/indie knees up has always been popular. This year’s line up includes Arcade Fire, The Libertines, Dizzee Rascal, Guns N’ Roses and Paramore, amongst others. There’s also a dance music tent so you can go blow off some steam in there. Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park (near Wetherby). For more details, go to www.leedsfestival.com Limetree Festival 27th – 29th August If you’re looking for something different from a festival this year, get yourself to Limetree. This small festival on Limetree Farm near Ripon, has three stages featuring bands, artists, comedy, cabaret, street theatre, late night cinema, art,
For more information, go to www.limetreefestival.co.uk
Moor Music Festival 12th – 15th August Described as ‘a mini Glastonbury for the north’, this festival is a great one for music lovers. With a little bit of everything from indie to dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass, you’ll never get bored there, that’s for sure. There’s even a space called The Green Room designed for lounging and listening, it’s an indoor/outdoor fully carpeted space where you can relax on big cushions and bean bags and watch bands, short films, doodling and much more. Great line up this year with some wonderful local talent too.
For more details, go to www.moormusicfestival.co.uk Bingley Music Festival 3rd – 5th September This smaller, independent festival is now in its 4th year. At the time of print, the line up was yet to be announced, but last year, Editors, Calvin Harris, VV Brown, Ocean Colour Scene and others took to the stage. Intimate and friendly, this festival in Myrtle Park has rapidly become one of the best indie/pop festivals in the north. For more information, go to www.bingleymusiclive.com
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The Enduring Memories of our Schooldays Having taught in Leeds for 33 years, most of them in Leeds 16, it is not an uncommon occurrence for me to meet and talk to former pupils (in fact a number of them are now Adel parents!).
When conversation turns to the ‘old days’, they don’t remember my enthusiastic maths teaching or my wellplanned science lessons. Their memories are of trips to France and Belgium, outdoor activity residentials, end-of-year musical productions and concerts, rugby matches in Leeds and beyond, and the enjoyment, challenges and friendships that these activities engendered. I guess the same is true for me as a teacher. I do remember pupils who were talented artists, able
mathematicians, had a flair for languages or wrote fantastic stories or poems. However, memories are clearer of the pupils who performed well on the sports field, who sang wonderful solos, who were natural actors, those children who gave something extra to the school. Unfortunately many of our 21st century schoolchildren do not get the same opportunities that their counterparts in the late 20th century did. ‘Probationary’ teachers (as they were then called) were asked which
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clubs they intended to run. Nowadays, teachers have a much greater administrative workload than they did 30 years ago, there are more meetings to attend after school, and ‘health and safety’ has a much higher profile. Whilst school sports teams do not have the comprehensive fixture lists of yesteryear and some of the more adventurous outdoor activities are in decline, I am pleased that there are teachers, support staff and parents too who are still willing to give up their time after school
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Students from Horsforth School with Aggie McKenzie, from TV’s How Clean is Your House
Horsforth School Cleans Up with Aggie!
A group of Year 7 students at Horsforth School recently attended a ‘hands on’ practical workshop entitled ‘How Clean is Your House’ at the Leeds Festival of Science. The Festival, which takes place each year at Leeds University, is attended by more than 3,000 schoolchildren from around the region who take part in various fun activities celebrating the wonderful world of science, mathematics, engineering and environment. The Horsforth School students met with TV show host Aggie McKenzie to investigate the claims of leading brands of household cleaners and to discover the science, technology, innovation and environmental issues which surround cleaning our houses. They also learned about the physics of a vacuum cleaner, swabbed their hands to grow bacteria and came face to face with dust mites and bedbugs!
From back to front: Katie Mortlock, Hannah Matharoo, Melissa Shepherd, Poppy Wilson, Claire Moore, Amy Peacock and Emma Peacock
Froebelian Wins at Netball
The Froebelian School in Horsforth recently won the North West Leeds School Sport Partnership Netball Final. The team competed in the first round at Abbey Grange School in Leeds, where they won all their matches without conceding a single goal! The finals were held at St Mary’s, Menston, with the Froebelian team winning against Rufford Park, St Joseph’s, and Adel St John. The team went on to the Leeds finals at Leeds Metropolitan University on 20th May.
Cookridge Primary Examines Road Safety Cookridge Primary held a Road Safety Week in April. The Year 6 children were invited to become ‘mini police’ for the morning and their job was to look out for illegal parking and other motoring offences. Offenders were offered lines or fines! Year 5 had a Speed Indicator Device and checked motorists speeding outside the school on Tinshill Drive. The rest of the school looked at Road Safety in general with pupils practising crossing roads in and out of school.
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Adel Toddler Group A local group of parents & pre-schoolers (0-4 yrs) meets Fri 10 – 11.45am (term time) at The Stables, behind Adel St John Church, Back Church Lane. Craft, music & toys for the toddlers, plus a cuppa & treats for mums, dads & grandparents. Details: adelplaygroup@gmail. com Brazilian Soccer Thurs 3.30 – 4.30pm at Iveson Primary for primary pupils. Details: 225 686 Cookridge Dads & Tots Monthly gettogether for dads & children of preschool age at Cookridge Methodist Church (junction of Tinshill & Otley Old Roads), 10am – 12 noon 2nd Sat of the month (12 June). £2 (includes refreshments). Details: 258 5474/ 230 0364 Cookridge Methodist Cub Scouts The Cub Pack at Cookridge Methodist Church has been running on Monday nights for 50 years! Open to boys & girls aged 8-10 ½. New members always welcome. Details: Andy 258 3849, www. cookridgemethodistscouts.btik.com 4th Cookridge Guides Looking for female volunteers aged 18-60, Cookridge Methodist
Church, Tues 7:30 9pm. Sense of humour needed! Details: Pauline 01274 412389 Dads’ Day Sat 26 June, 10am to 12 noon at Horsforth children’s Centre. Come along & meet other dads. Dodgeball Fri 3.45 – 4.45pm at Iveson Primary. Free to cluster primary school pupils Yrs 5 & 6. Details: 225 686 Family Barn Dance Sat 5 June, 7.30 – 10pm at The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth, featuring The Tom Havoc Band Tickets £5/ family ticket £10 . To raise funds for Hope in the Park. Details: 258 3521. Friday Night Project 5 – 7pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre for young people aged 11-18. Range of sports & arts activities. Run by experienced youth workers & YMCA staff. £1 incl. free swim & squash. Details: 267 9739 Horsforth Children’s Centre, North Broadgate Lane Works with families & children aged 0 – 5. Activities to learn, play & make friends together. Support, advice & information on childcare, training & employment. New ideas for play at home & at the centre.
Details: 259 1786 www. horsforthchildrenscentre.ik.org Horsforth NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond Group Meets at members’ homes around Horsforth Wed, 9.30 – 11am. Also other social events for mums. Ideal for expectant, new & experienced parents (pregnant to school age - all welcome). Details: Natalie White 0790 011 2529, natandave99@ yahoo.co.uk, horsforth@ nctleeds.org Ireland Wood Children’s Centre For information on their range of activities for parents/carers & children please contact the Centre on 281 7829 Kidscope at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre, Raynel Gardens, LS16. Informal & confidential drop-in service for parents & carers. 2nd Tues of month, 1 – 2.30pm. Talk to friendly team of professionals for advice, information or support. Details: Gail Pollard 267 8032/ 07966 875516 Leeds 16 Child Minders meet Thurs (term time) Cookridge Village Hall 9.15 –11.45am. Open to all registered childcare providers. Support & information, plus refreshments & activities for children. £2.50
Mend Free Programme to help families with 7 – 13 year olds above healthy weight get fitter, healthier & happier. Leeds Trinity University. Details: 0800 230 0263 Moorlands School Family Fun Day Sat 19 June, 1 – 4pm at Moorlands School, Foxhill Dr, Weetwood. An action packed afternoon with fairground rides, traditional games, go karts, inflatables, fish & chips, ice cream, cake & plant stalls, bottle tombola, raffle, Shetland ponies from Lineham Farm, & lots more! Multi Skills Club Tues during term time, 4 – 5pm at Leeds Trinity University. Ages 6 – 9. Details: Trinity Fitness Sports on 283 7155. NCT Leeds Dads’ Group meets 3rd Sat of month. Dads & their babies or toddlers are invited to come along & have fun. Details: dads@nctleeds. org. Open Day Fri 18 June. 2 – 5pm at Horsforth Children’s Centre Games, face painting, BBQ & ice cream van, & loads of fun for all the family.
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Scouting in Adel & Ireland Wood Beavers, Cubs & Scouts at Adel Methodist & St Paul’s. Leaders & assistants needed. Details: Kim Brompton 267 8479, kim.brompton@ btinternet.com Scouts Six Dales Walk 2010 Sun 26 Sept. The 53rd annual walk starts 6.30am at Settle College. Open to Scouts, Guides, Explorers, leaders & supporters. It traverses some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery. Are you up to the challenge? Seniors – 42 miles, Juniors – 23 miles. Details: Chris Milestone at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sixdales.co.uk SHARE Craft based activities that help support your child’s learning. Thurs 9 – 10.30am at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre. Details: Gail Pollard 267 8032/ 07966 875516
garet’s Hall, Hall Lane, Horsforth. Adults £1/ children 50p. Details: Sue 258 6467
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Tuesday Tots New toddler group at Cookridge Village Hall, weekly (term time) 9.30 – 11.30am. £1.50 per family. Details: Karen 226 8525.
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He sent us daily updates while on his amazing journey, which we posted on our website. Here in the office, along with the many of you who read about his ordeal on our site, we cheered him on. As the tales poured in about the difficulty of carrying his six days worth of supplies while he ran, hallucinating about seeing checkpoints in the distance, battling through sandstorms, draining blisters, losing toenails and running incomprehensible distances in blazing heat, we were absolutely bowled over by Ian’s courage and determination. Ian ran the marathon for Facing Africa, a charity that treats sufferers of NOMA, a gangrenous infection of the face that many children die of. Those who survive often have severe facial deformities. The charity improves their lives through reconstructive surgery.
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