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04 August 2010

CONTENTS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers

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Readers’ Letters

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News From Your

A sunny Wimbledon, a hot and dry Glastonbury and more than two warm days in a row – maybe this is the barbecue summer!

Councillors 14

Community Notices

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It’s Carnival Time

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Coming Up at The West Yorkshire

This month we take a look at the benefits of lifelong learning as colleges around Leeds start sending out their brochures for the coming year. You’re never too young or old to start learning something new! Arthur France, one of the founders of Leeds Carnival, gives us a little bit of carnival history; we flag up the Autumn programme for the West Yorkshire Playhouse; and say goodbye to Dame Beryl Bainbridge.

Playhouse 30

Music Listings

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Shop Front – Label Noutique

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Younger Life

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Feel Good, Look Great

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 in Headingley, Meanwood, Weetwood & West Park, Horsforth, Cookridge, Adel, Menston, Otley and Bramhope & Poolin-Wharfedale. Monthly door-to-door distribution: 36,000; estimated monthly readership: 120,000.

Once again we have some high achievers in our renamed ‘Health and Fitness’ section – like Claire O’Hara who wins another kayaking gold and Amanda Seims who conquered Mont Blanc for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Also in that section we will be featuring a different health or fitness practice each month (starting with Yoga) and giving our many fitness instructors and complementary therapists a specialist advertising platform. And, you may notice a slight change in the title of your magazine. With nine titles in our little family of magazines it is sometimes confusing explaining which magazine we are talking about! By using the all embracing name ‘North Leeds Life’ followed by ‘Headingley edition’, ‘Adel edition’ etc. it is so much easier. Our deadline for September is 1st August and for October it’s 1st September. We look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards

Carole, Jack and the team. Cover photograph by Paul Indigo © 2009 www.indigo2photography.co.uk

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.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR Jack Campbell | info@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 274 8776 EDITOR Carole Carey-Campbell | carole@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4303 FEATURES EDITOR Muireann Carey-Campbell | muireann@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4302 SALES Chris Barnham, Sales Manager | chris@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4304 Mercedes Doyle | mercedes@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4305 REVIEWS Brendan Campbell | brendan@northleedslife.co.uk DESIGN Paul Robinson | paul@northleedslife.co.uk Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the express permission of the editor.


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A proud memory Have just read your Cookridge Life and had to pass comment on an article that has really made me smile this morning. There is a piece on the Head Greenkeeper leaving Horsforth Golf Club and a run down of his various achievements. One of these comments related to him ‘nearly having to deal with a plane on the old 14th green’. I remember this well as both my father and brother were playing golf on the 14th green, at the time that the plane crashed and it was actually my father, Laurie Lambert, who ran over to the up-turned plane and pulled the pilot free! It was nice to be reminded of such a proud memory. Alison Power Cookridge

Headingley Open Gardens I am writing to thank the organisers and all the wonderful garden owners who opened their gardens on 21st June. We spent time in some real treasures that we didn’t even know existed and were made very welcome. My thanks to everyone, especially the cake maker! Kay Greenwood Rodley

................................................................ of tickets for the Muscular Dystrophy ‘That Glorious Noise’ concert at Harewood House were: Jenny Robinson, Frank Boshell, Carol Trousdale, Mrs L Carter, B Arntsen and Gareth Evans.

More guests than ever! I’d just like to say that the number of guests for Leeds DFAS lectures has really grown since the entries have gone into the magazines, and now stand at a record high. Often it is members booking others in, rather than complete strangers, but I think having the entry makes members more aware that they can invite guests. You provide a superb magazine and have made life for the various organisations around (and individuals) so much better. Ann Lightman Adel

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“I KNOW IT’S A COLOURFUL FESTIVAL, BUT SEEING PEOPLE WHO ORIGINATE FROM DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE EARTH STANDING SIDE BY SIDE TOUCHES ME GREATLY” .........................................

Arthur France talks about the Leeds Carnival .........................................

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Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, recently cut the ribbon to start a sponsored walk through Golden Acre Park, in aid of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. He was joined by campaigner Debra Hill, (who discovered she had the condition whilst pregnant with her daughter) and girl band, Project A. “Events like this are hugely important to help raise awareness of this condition”, said Greg.

“Events like this are hugely important to help raise awareness of this condition”

“Many women tragically and unnecessarily lose their lives to cervical cancer every year. I would like to pay particular tribute to Debra, who showed great courage by delaying her own treatment in order to protect her unborn child.”

Support for Women & Girls Affected by Sexual Violence

“SARSVL wants all women and girls to be free from the fear and experience of sexual violence”, said board member, Katie Russell. “Our confidential helpline is run by trained volunteers and the lines are currently open 6 – 8pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In the coming months SARSVL will also provide face-to-face counselling, emotional support and

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practical information. In the longer term additional services will be developed dependent upon need, including advocacy and group work.” In addition to practical help, SARSVL will be working to raise awareness and understanding, and change public attitudes towards sexual violence. The helpline number is 0113 2021844. Further information about SARSVL can be found at www. supportafterrapeleeds.org


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August 2010

Police Update Headingley With PCSO Sarah Gaines

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If you see any vehicle acting suspiciously, or the occupiers walking in and out of gardens, take details of the vehicle and call us on 0845 6060606 ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

Summer is here! Remember that even though you may only be in the garden sunbathing, an open door is an open invitation to nick your valuables. Be vigilant when enjoying the sunshine and make sure your doors and windows are locked. There have been numerous reports of vehicles, mainly white vans and flat bed trucks, driving around the area and removing scrap metal from gardens. This has included gates, drain covers, bikes and even brand new boilers

waiting to be fitted. If you see any vehicle acting suspiciously, or the occupiers walking in and out of gardens, take details of the vehicle and call us on 0845 6060606 Due to an increase in shop thefts at the Arndale Centre, officers have increased patrols during the centre’s busiest times. With officers being highly visible, would be offenders will, hopefully, be deterred from committing crimes.

Policing Pledge ..........................................................

The Policing Pledge meeting is held at St Michael’s Parish Hall, St Michael’s Road at 7pm on the third Wednesday of the Month. Please feel free to attend and speak to local officers regarding any local issues you may have.

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Once again there are plans in place to celebrate living in and around Headingley on the weekend of 11th/12th September. We can look forward to a brass band at the Farmers’ Market; a fabulous ‘Celebration of Textiles’ in the Methodist Hall; a ceilidh in St Michael’s Parish Hall with music from Bandiera Rossa; and the traditional barbecue with live music at the New Headingley Club.

There are also plans afoot for another great rock concert, and a revival of the Theatre of the Dales’ summer production of The Merchant of Venice in Dagmar Wood (for further details visit www. theatreofthedales.co.uk or contact David Robertson on 0113 2740461).

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Theatre of the Dales Caption: Jennifer Jordan & Beth Kilburn in The Merchant of Venice Photo credit: Barbara Harper

celebration is being saved for the opening of HEART, the new Headingley Enterprise and Art Centre on Bennett Road, later in the year. Full details next month.


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Hyde Park Celebrates with Unity Day

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Hyde Park is set to celebrate again! On Saturday 21st August, between noon and 11pm, Woodhouse Moor will be a hive of activity with marquees, stages and stalls. The 15th Unity Day will open in style with a Chinese Dancing Lion. Dozens of bands will perform on the many stages, including the Main Stage, Jazz and Blues, Country & Western, TJ’s Band and Beer tent and Cloth Cat Community tent. Twelve local suppliers will provide a huge variety of delicious food, including a Hog Roast. This year also features Spoken Word and Watercolour tents, a DJ Tent and a Very Tidy Disco! Plus there are free swing boats for children and Ladybird Children’s Extravaganza. Hyde Park Unity Day is all about bringing this diverse community together to share the things they have in common – music, art, sport, fun and laughter. ..............................................................................................

An army of volunteers will be helping to clear up after the event, but do please help them by depositing all rubbish in the bins supplied. Stewards and recyclers needed! For further information go to www.unityday. org.uk. Unity begins with You!

Short Film Festival Kicks off Chapel Allerton Festivities .............................................................................................. “Chapel Allerton Arts Festival is a fantastic event, bringing the whole community together.” That statement was just one from a whole bunch of positive responses received after last year’s Festival. This year’s festival runs from Bank Holiday Monday 30th August to Sunday 5th September, starting with a Short Film Festival. On Friday evening festivities start with live music from the main stage on Regent Street. Over the weekend the whole area around Well Lane and Regent Street will be closed to traffic and on Saturday this will be taken over by a variety of stalls, children’s activities, street entertainment and live music. On Sunday there will be an outdoor service of hymn singing hosted by local churches, followed by Sunday Jazz, to round off the weekend in a more relaxed mood (hopefully in nice sunny weather!). The Festival is entirely run by volunteers, with everyone chipping in, making new friends and having fun. They are still on the lookout for stewards and other helpers, so if you fancy getting involved, give it a go – this is the Year of the Volunteer, after all!

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There’ll be loads more going on throughout the week – including a giant puppet project involving local schools. Follow the Festival on Twitter and Facebook, keep up with developments, and read about their charitable status and how they can use gift aid at www.chapelallerton.org.uk. Have a great Festival!


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Councillor Brenda Lancaster Meanwood

I spent three wonderful years (one day a week) at the College of Art & Design learning all kinds of new sewing skills and how to plan projects. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

North Leeds Life’s look at Lifelong Learning, studying a language or taking up a hobby this month, reminded me of when I was offered early retirement 12 years ago. My department was being outsourced so I and many others were no longer needed. We were offered counselling to help us decide what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. One question we were asked was ‘What did you enjoy doing at school?’

Memories of art and PE came to mind. I had passed an exam to go to art college but my Mum wouldn’t let me go, saying I needed a proper job in an office. “What’s stopping you now?” asked the counsellor. I spent three wonderful years (one day a week) at the College of Art & Design learning all kinds of new sewing skills and how to plan projects. I even had a student pass! During that time I was also elected as a Leeds City Councillor.

Next was the sports interest. My family fell about laughing but I started training, gradually building up to running a bit and completing the Great North Run - Newcastle to South Shields half marathon. I enjoyed taking part, raised money for Childline and was up early for work as usual the following day. Now, what’s my next challenge?

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No surgeries during August but you can still contact us: Councillor Brenda Lancaster 0113 278 7650; Councillor Mark Harris 0113 247 4580

Record Breaking Cardigan!

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To celebrate the Cardigan Centre’s 20th anniversary, they are producing what they hope will be the world’s biggest cardigan! Local people have knitted nearly 400 squares so far in all different colours, stitches and yarns to contribute to this enormous woolly garment, which is set to exceed 15 feet in width and 16 feet in length. They are looking for still more people to knit 30cm square patches and to help sew it all together. Local businesses can help by sponsoring a square to help raise money for the Centre. .......................................................................................

For more information contact Beth on 0113 274 9959 or bethyouthpoint@googlemail.com or send patches to Cardigan Centre, 145 – 149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ.


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CommunityNotices ACTIVE Abbey Runners Tues, 7.45pm Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, for local run & Thurs, 7.20pm, Leeds Met Beckett Park campus for coached track sessions. All standards of runner welcome. Details: www. abbeyrunners.co.uk Big Fun Run Sat 14 Aug, Roundhay Park, Leeds in support St. Gemma’s Hospice. Details: Fran 218 5505. Dalesbus Ramblers Free guided walks in Yorkshire Dales Sundays. All walks accessible by 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 Join a friendly group, Mon 8pm Farsley Celtic Football Club. All ages welcome. Details: Derek 259 0668.

Five Rhythms Dance Moving meditation. Beginners welcome. Alternate Fridays at Adel Methodist Church LS16 7PQ, 7.30 – 9.45pm. Details: www.souldance. ning.com Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & wider community welcome. Details: Tony Magee 267 3728, baylis365@ btinternet.com. Kirkstall Harriers Running Club Mon & Wed, 6.50pm, Kirkstall Leisure Centre. All abilities welcome! Details: www. kirkstallharriers.org. uk, kirkstallharriers@ googlemail.com Krypton Factor Sat 7 Aug, Richmond, North Yorks. Most popular assault course in the UK. Challenge yourself to complete it in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. Details: 218 5505.

Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Recovering from a stroke or other condition where swimming could help? A friendly, safe environment where you can swim & gain confidence. New members welcome. Mon 7 -8pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre. Details: Ruth 275 7825, Sara 287 6250. Leeds English Folk Dancing Society Weds, Meanwood Methodist Church, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Details: Derry Fletcher 07960 335926. Leeds HF Rambling & Social Club. Walks on a Sunday geared to public transport from Leeds. Social events in winter. Details: Send SAE to John Maltman, 52 Vesper Gate Mount, Leeds LS5 3NN. Leeds Morris Men Thurs 7.45 - 9.45pm, Notre Dame Sixth Form College, St. Mark’s Avenue. New members welcome. Current age range 12 -70! Details: Brian 278 1787.

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Leeds YHA Walking Group Walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 20-74. Details: Stephen 368 0417, www. leedsyha.org.uk Lindy Hop Dance Mons, Moortown Social Club, Cranmer Gardens, LS17. Beginners 8pm, Intermediates 9.15pm. No partner needed. Swing music. £5/£4. Details: Joyce 278 9891/ 07748 702102 www.swingjiveleeds. com Meanwood Park Bowling Club Plays in the park & welcomes new members. Details: drop by the green or call 294 6012/274 7076. Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind the Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 –10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902

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Scottish Country Dancing Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm, St Columba’s, Headingley Lane. No partner necessary. £2.50 incl refreshments. Details: 269 1791, 278 2300, pathynes001@ tiscali.co.uk St Chad’s Tennis Club Join our friendly club & play tennis throughout the year - fun club sessions & competitive opportunities. New members welcome. Details: Anne Wallace 274 9917 Summer Skydive Sat 28 Aug - Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Sponsored skydive from 15,000ft in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. Details: 218 5559. The Tuesday Club Dance the night away at The Village Hotel, Otley Road, LS16, 8–11pm. Great atmosphere & DJ. Over 25s. Smart dress. Only £3.50 Details: Reg on 01274 771285/ 07939 959400. Walk in Their Shoes Sat 25 Sept Temple Newsam, Leeds. 5 mile sponsored walk in memory/support of someone special to you. Proceeds to St. Gemma’s Hospice. Details: 218 5505. Weetwood Walking Group Start walking to a healthier life! Details: Rachel Hepton 07528 252412, rachel.hepton@ wysport.co.uk

Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713.

Street, Farsley. Club also hosts expert demos, workshops, critiques & exhibitions. New members welcome. Details: www. farsleyartclub.org.uk.

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Get Lovely Garden Party! Sat 7 Aug, 12 – 4pm at The Queen’s Arms, Harrogate Rd. Chapel Allerton. BBQ, bouncy castle & craft fair. In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Details@ lovelystuffgroup@ hotmail.co.uk

Bramhope Arts Club Exhibition Sun 29/ Mon 30 Aug,10am – 4.30pm in Golden Acre Park. Paintings plus information about the Art Club. Free admission. We look forward to seeing you! Chinese Brush Painters Society (Yorkshire Group) Sat/Sun 21/22 Aug Kaili Fu from Exeter will share her innovative method of freestyle painting on silk,10am – 4pm at Pool Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@ cbpsyorks.co.uk Craft Club Friendly, informal club for all levels of experience & interest, Thurs 2-4pm Stainbeck Church, LS7. Try different crafts or bring your own. £1 to cover materials. Details: Vanessa 07961 535767, vanessa@ threechurches.org.uk Farsley & District Art Club Mon & Wed, 7:30pm & Thurs, 2pm for drawing & painting at studios in Westroyd Park, New

Knitting & Nattering 3rd Tues of the month (20 July), New Headingley Club, St. Michael’s Rd, Headingley, 7.30pm. All welcome! Details: 07712 540388, george.judd1@ ntlworld.com COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Coffee & Cake Sat 28 Aug, 10am – 12pm at Stainbeck Church. Books, fun for children, councillors’ surgery, neighbourhood police, all welcome. Hyde Park Community Shop Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 1 – 4pm Hyde Park Methodist Mission Church, Woodsley Rd. LS 3. Ladies, men’s & children’s clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac & more. 90% of things cost just £1. Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, The Rose Garden

in front of The Arc on North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. Leeds Horticultural Society Flower, Veg & Craft Show Sat 7/ Sun 8 Aug, The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates LS17. 300 classes of flowers, veg. fruit, crafts, wine, children’s section. Stalls. Live Radio Leeds Gardeners’ Question Time. Floral art dems. Refreshments. Entry: £5, seniors £4, under 16s £1, under 5s free. Sat 11am - 5pm. Sun 8.30am - 5pm. Details: Pat 225 0030 for schedule. St Andrew’s Church Coffee Morning 3rd Sat every month 10.30am12, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. All Welcome Wheatfield Weekly Sales Wheatfields Hospice holds sales every Tues (1.30-3pm) & Fri (10am12pm). Bric-a-brac, books, furniture, new & second hand clothing. Café open on Fri & jewellery on 1st & 3rd Tues.

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GROUPS/CLUBS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. On 7 July, Dulcie Lewis’s talk is entitled ‘Not Just Yorkshire Pudding’. Details: Mrs M. Huntley 230 1584. Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs 8.309pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 0113 391 0403, www. alwoodleymc.org.uk Ash Road Area Residents Association meets 7.30pm at Headingley Community Centre. Themes for upcoming meetings are: ‘Noise’ 13 Sept; & ‘Housing’ 22 Nov. Details: ashroadarea.r.a@ googlemail.com

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men between 18 & 45 welcome. Details: www. bramhoperoundtable. co.uk, info@ bramhope844.co.uk Cat loving volunteers wanted! Join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed - full support given. Details: 07876 212 518, feralcarwelfare@ aol.com, www. feralcatwelfare.org.uk

programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 2621455 or 2612272, www. kaleidoscopeleeds. weebly.com Lawnswood Bridge Club 1.15pm Tues, YMCA Otley Road. Small friendly club playing Chicago. New members welcome with a partner if possible. Details: 07771 610350

Book Club At Oxfam Bookshop, Headingley, 1st Tues of each month, 7.30pm. Details: 274 3818, oxfamshopf0839@ oxfam.org.uk

Cookridge Gardening Club The 67th Annual Show is on Sat 11 Sept. Everyone welcome. Open for anyone to exhibit in a variety of classes – flowers, plants, fruit & veg, floral art, cookery, photography, crafts & children’s classes. Photography classes: Buildings; Reflections/ Shadows; Skylines/ Sunsets; Flower Study; Animal antics. Details: The Secretary 0113 2671858

Bramhope Round Table Every 2nd Tues. Fun, friendship & fundraising (in that order!). All

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Leeds Caledonian Society Sat 31 July, 7pm, members & friends are warmly invited to a Summer BBQ at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Professional Catering. Details & tickets (£12.50): 267 0424 www.leedscaledonians. org.uk Leeds Horticultural Society 1st Tues of month, St Chad’s Centre, Otley Road, 8pm. Improve your gardening skills, learn from interesting speakers. New members welcome. Membership: single £10/£15 couple. Details: 225 0030. Leeds Ladies Coffee Club 1st Thurs of month, 10.30am, Leeds Church

Institute, New Market St. LS1. Thurs 5 Aug Tom Dixon presents ‘History of Liquorice’. Details: 260 0413/ 225 1166. Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Fri 7.30pm, Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance). Details: George Wooley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972. Leeds Oxfam Group holds open evenings with invited speakers & arranges events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam. Meetings are 1st Wed of each month (except Aug). Next meeting 1st Sept. All welcome. Visit our stall at Hyde Park Unity Day (Aug) & Chapel Allerton Festival (4th Sept). Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542. Leeds U3A A vibrant organisation with 19 interest groups & regular monthly meetings for anyone not in full time occupation, Details: Bill 07552 448834, www. u3aleeds.org.uk

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Leeds Women’s Luncheon Club Meets 4th Wed of month for lunch, 12.15pm, Cosmopolitan (formerly Golden Lion), Swinegate, Leeds. Interesting speakers. Details: 267 9316. Mercury Movie Makers Club for camcorder owners. Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. Advice freely available. Regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 257 7274, www. communigate.co.uk/ brad/mercmove Muslimah Mums’ Group If you would like join in, please email MuslimahMums@ yahoo.co.uk for details. Inshallah. 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: 0113 258 1126, www.leedsivc. org.uk

TINWOLF (Transition Inner North West of Leeds Forum) takes a break until Sept. Details: Gay 230 7127, Ellen 368 1999, www.tinwolf. 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 Rd, Headingley, last Tues of month. Lunch 12.30pm, followed by visiting speaker. Details: Heather Harrison 267 8437, hharrison578@ btinternet.com White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets Farsley Library Community Room, Mon 7.45pm. No meeting in Aug, return 13 Sept. A friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt on 0113 267 2062.

University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the University/either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Details: cadman.irving@gmail. com. West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society Annual Show 7/8 August at Leeds Grammar School as part of the Leeds Flower Show. On Wed 18 Aug they will stage their Members Show. Details: Graham Wheatley 0113 256 3055. MUSIC Bell Ringing at St Chad’s Thurs 7.30 – 9pm Beginners & experienced ringers welcome. Details: Simon Futers 230 0186, t.s.futers@ leeds.ac.uk Lawnswood Singers Female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good singers welcome to try us out. Wide repertoire & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk.

Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon, 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Rd, 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 Yamaha AR100 organ & PRS S.900 keyboard. Occasional concerts by professional artists. Wed 7.30-10.30pm. Guiseley Factory Workers Club. LS20 9DT. Details: 226 5671 Leeds People’s Choir is Recruiting A friendly mixed-voice secular choir now recruiting for September. Vacancies in all areas, but numbers are limited. No auditions. The choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing. Meets Wed, 7.30 – 9.30pm at Swarthmore Education Centre. Details: David 0113 225 2816, enquiries@ leedspeopleschoir. org.uk, www. leedspeopleschoir.org.uk

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Phoenix Concert Band A community wind band rehearses weekly at West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm. No audition. Players of a suitable standard welcome (Associated Board Grade 5). Details: secretary@ phoenixband.co.uk, www.phoenixband.co.uk SENIORS Lunch Club Mons & Weds 11am-1.30pm (£4). Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd. Meal, friendship, gentle exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers welcome. Details: Avril or Brian 293 5847, Angela 225 3766 Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. 1st Wed of month, Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm. Speaker or entertainment 2pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208. Mena Chair-Based Exercises 10 -11am Bentley Court; 11.30am – 12.30pm Memorial Dr; 1.30 – 2.30pm Astura Court. Details: MENA 278 5777 Older & Active in Leeds Chair-based exercise for

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over 50s. Tues 10.30 – 11.30am, Bentley Court, Meanwood Valley Green. £1. New weekly ‘Meanwood Strollers’ group. All walks under an hour. All abilities. Details: Hillary or Jaki 350 4200/ 350 4210. www.fgfleeds.org St Chad’s Lunch Club Weds 12 - 1.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. Tasty 2-course meal, tea/coffee, biscuits & good company for just £3.50! Open to all those of retirement age living locally to St Chad’s. Transport provided. Details: Anne 274 9917, Claire 275 2917. STEP Bingo, Brunch & Banter Thurs 11.30am - 12.30pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. STEP Men’s Group meets monthly Wed, 1.30 - 2.30pm. Drop in Group every Thurs 10 – 11.30am & Gentle Exercise every Tues 10 – 11.30am. Details: 275 7988 Zest Laughter Club Tues 11am, Meanwood Working Men’s Club. Bingo, quizzes, tea & chat. Light lunch, just £2, followed by line dancing 1.30 – 3pm. Future plans include days out & shopping trips. Details: 240 6677 SPIRITUAL Christian Science Church Services, 40 Otley Rd, Headingley:

Sun 10.30am. Testimony meetings 2nd Wed of month, 7.30pm & 4th Wed 2.30pm. Reading Room open 11am - 2pm Tues, Thurs & Fri. www. christianscience.org.uk 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. Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds Headingley St Columba URC Worship every Sunday 10.45am. Everyone welcome. Details: www.headingleyurc.co.uk Holy Trinity Church Meanwood Services 8.30am on 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sun of month. Joint service at Methodist Church, 8.30am on 4th Sun. Sung Eucharist Sun 10.30am (except term time when Parade services are on 1st Sun). Wednesday morning service every 2nd Wednesday,10am in the vicarage. Details: www. holytrinitymeanwood. org.uk 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. 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. Watch footage of an Eckhart Tolle talk followed by a period of silent meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644 or www.peacenowhere. com Meanwood Valley Baptist Church meets at Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Ave. Sunday service 11am, coffee 10.30am. Details: Church Office 275 7215, www.mvbc.org.uk.

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Meditation in Leeds Weekly drop-in classes in Meanwood, Leeds University, Roundhay 7.30-9.30pm. Details: 224 2902, info@ meditationinleeds.org www.meditationinleeds. org

Self Esteem Workshop Sat 4 Sept, 2 – 5pm Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd. LS16. Free. Booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu. org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds SUPPORT

Positive Thinking Free 4 week course starts Wed 4 Aug, 7.30 – 9pm. Booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds Raja Yoga Meditation FREE 8 week course starts Mon 6 Sept, 7.30 - 9pm. Free. Booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu. org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds Ratnasambhava Buddhist Centre Summer party Sat 14 August. Details: www. meditationileeds.org St Andrew’s Church Moor Grange Saturday Sanctuary All Age Service 1st Sat every month, 4.30pm. Informal worship followed by refreshments. All welcome. St Michael’s Parish Church Headingley 8am services, 2nd & 4th Sun of month. 10am Holy Communion. 12.15pm communion (said service). Wed 10.30am Holy Communion every week.

Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694 Different Strokes Invites stroke survivors to join them, Wed 1.45 – 3.45pm, Adel Stables, Back Church Lane. Incl. an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 D.R.E.A.M Group for people with disabilities (18 – 65) in NW Leeds. Meet Mon 1.30 – 3.30pm. New members & volunteers welcome. Details: 07708 245 425 dreamnwleeds@ hotmail.co.uk, www. dreamnwleeds.org.uk. Link on 203 3333. Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, 2nd Wed of month, Victoria Hotel, Great George St, Leeds. Support & advice group 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 appointment. National Association for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (Leeds) Supports people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. 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 Leeds Diabetes Support Group 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse,7– 9pm. Variety of speakers. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528. Parkinson’s Disease Society has changed its name to Parkinson’s UK. Details: Jim on 0113 257 5634. Talking Magazines Anyone blind or partially sighted can obtain these monthly cassettes by contacting Leeds Cassette at the Shire View Centre, 72 Headingley Lane LS6 2DJ or calling 0113 270 9130.

The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of month (ex bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road. Details: Nikki 231 1727 Wheatfields Carers Support Group Small friendly group meets at Wheatfields, Grove Lane, 2nd Wed of month, 1.30 – 3pm. Chat over coffee & share experiences. Details: Chris Ellis 203 3342, Angie Thompson, Carers Leeds, 246 8338. TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Headingley Cafe Scientifique Mon 2 Aug, 7.45 – 9.30pm at New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael’s Rd, LS6. Dave Haskins, Ass. Dir. Rapid Transit, Metro, will address ‘New Generation Transport : Why Leeds Needs a Modern Transport System’. All welcome. Admission £2. Details: to volunteer, or receive info via email: ann. clarke17@yahoo.co.uk ‘Food & Mood’ Fri 3 Sept, 7.30 – 9pm Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd., LS16. Free. No booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds


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Headingley Green Party Works in Leeds NW Constituency for a safer, sustainable world & meets at least once a month.Details: 226 1876, info@ headingleygreens. org.uk, www. headingleygreens. org.uk, or write to: Headingley Green Party, c/o 21 Hollin Drive, Leeds LS16 5NE. Headingley & Kirkstall Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) Campaigns for a world free from WMD & works for a truly peaceful & secure future. Meets 1st Tues of month, Headingley Community Centre, North Lane. 7.30-9.30pm Newcomers welcome. Details: 274 1011, dave@yorkshirecnd. org.uk Synchronicity – Being in the Flow’ Sun 1 Aug, 7-8.30pm Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd., LS16. Free. No booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu. org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds ‘Through these Eyes’can we change our destiny by changing the way we ‘see’? Sun 15 Aug, 7 – 8pm Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd. LS16. Free. No booking required. Details: 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.

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org, www.bkwsu.org/uk/ leeds MISC/ Events Blood Donor Sessions Wed 25 Aug, 2 – 4pm & 5 – 7.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd. Mon 30 Aug, 10am – 1pm at The Immaculate Heart, Harrogate Rd, Moortown Classic Car Rally Sat 14 Aug, 12 – 4pm at Kirkstall Abbey. Hundreds of classic cars, including Leeds MG & Classic Car Club. Refreshments available. Proceeds to St Gemma’s Hospice. Details: Fran on 0113 218 5505. Jigsaws at Abbey House Museum Wed 1 Sept, 10.30 – 11.45am. A morning of doing jigsaws from the museum collections hosted by Kitty Ross, Curator of Social History. £3.60 per person, booking essential. Details: Abbey House Museum 0113 2305492. Honey Bee Swarms will be collected free of charge, if accessible, Details: Terry Beddows on 268 8231. Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary Weetwood Lane, LS16. Visitors welcome 10.30am – 3pm, guided tours Wed 11am. Free

admission. Pony Days every Thurs during school hols. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158. www.hopepastures.org Large Room for Hire Meanwood Methodist Church, Monk Bridge Rd. Excellent floor, adjacent kitchen & disabled facilities, plus smaller room for meetings of 12-15 people. Weekdays & evenings. Details: 293 9564. Low cost acupuncture treatment Tues, Burley Lodge Centre. Nonprofit clinic run by qualified members of British Acupuncture Council. £12 for 45-min treatment. Details: 275 4142, acumedica@ gmail.com NeighboursUnited.net Independent community social network, run by volunteers, for those who work, live & study in Leeds. Share news, chat, add event notices & share videos or photos of activities. Members can also link through Facebook & Twitter. Details: www. neighboursunited.net Rooms for Hire Headingley Methodist Church has rooms of various sizes which can be used for meetings, activities & celebrations. Details: Margaret Appleyard on 257 6547.

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St Chad’s Scouts Looking for fun, adventure, or a new challenge? Why not join our leadership team. No prior knot tying experience required! Details: gsl@ stchadsscouts.org.uk. Volunteers Wanted! Yorkshire Cancer Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run a new Charity Shop based at St James’s Institute of Oncology. Details: Aanika Dhillon 206 8620, volunteer@ yorkshirecancercentre. org.uk. Wheatfields Hospice Needs You! Fundraising Dept is looking for people to help them with admin work. If you have IT skills, are confident on the phone, have PR experience or like organising events, they would like to hear from you. Details: Sharon 203 3333 A Year’s Supply of Champagne! Help Martin House celebrate the 5th anniversary of its weekly lottery. The weekly jackpot is £1,000 and it’s only £1 to enter. On 13th August there is also a chance to win a year’s supply of champagne! Details: Jane Horton 01937 844569 or lottery@ martinhouse.org.uk.


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By Arthur France, Chairman Leeds Carnival

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As chairman of Leeds West Indian Carnival, I’ve been involved with it from day one. As a child I was fascinated by carnival, as they walked through Mount Lily Village in Nevis, where I was born. They’d go past masquerading, dancing and having fun. That fascination stayed with me, even when I arrived in Leeds in 1957 to study.

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Initially it was very difficult to engage people as they didn’t share the vision. Many thought it was a bad idea for black people to dance in costumes on the streets in front of English

people. But as people warmed to the idea and understood the meaning of carnival a little better, it was soon embraced. Carnival is a festival that celebrates the emancipation of our forefathers from slavery. Catholics in Italy started the tradition by holding wild costume festivals before the first day of Lent. As they weren’t

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When I first arrived, I noticed that people from the Caribbean were very isolated and needed something to bind us together as a community. That’s when I thought of Carnival.

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FOR AFR PEOPLE ICAN , CA BECAME RNIVAL AW TO EXPR AY THEIR PO ESS W INDIVIDU ER AS ALS, AS WELL AS T RICH CU HEIR LTURAL TRADITIO NS. supposed to eat meat during Lent, they called their festival, carnevale which means ‘to put away the meat.’ As time passed, carnivals in Italy became quite famous and the practice spread to other Catholic countries in Europe. As the French, Spanish, and Portuguese took control of the Americas and other parts of the world, they brought the carnival tradition with them.


WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED, I NOTICED THAT PEOPLE FROM THE CARIBBEAN WERE VERY ISOLATED AND NEEDED SOMETHING TO BIND US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHEN I THOUGHT OF

For African people, carnival became a way to express their power as individuals, as well as their rich cultural traditions. After 1807 (when slavery was abolished), the freed Africans

began to host their own carnival celebrations in the streets and these soon became more popular than the balls. Leeds West Indian Carnival was the first of its kind in Europe. As carnival became more widely accepted, other cities followed and set up their own. Here in Leeds the local authority and government acknowledged that the celebration was part of Leeds heritage, symbolising the cultural unity of the city and decided to help sustain the Carnival, which has been run by volunteers every year since 1967. What I love about carnival is seeing people from different backgrounds (race, colour, religion) coming to take part or just watch. I know it’s is a colourful festival, but seeing people who originate from

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Carnival was introduced to Trinidad around 1785, as the French settlers began to arrive. It caught on quickly and fancy balls were held where the wealthy planters (slave masters) wore masks, wigs, beautiful dresses and danced long into the night. The use of masks had special meaning for slaves, because for many African people, masking is widely used in their rituals for the dead. Obviously banned from the masked balls of the French, the slaves would hold their own little carnivals, with their own rituals and folklore, but also mirroring their masters’ behavior at the masked balls.

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CARNIVAL. different ends of the earth standing side by side touches me greatly. This year will be bigger, better and brighter – we even have a carnival troop flying over from St Kitts and Nevis to take part. Leeds Carnival kicks off with the Prince and Princess Show on Sunday 22nd August in Millennium Square. The Queen and King Show is on Friday 27th, also in Millennium Square. The Monarch Show is on Saturday 28th at Leeds West Indian Centre, and Carnival Day, Monday 30th August, starts at 6am with Jou’vert Morning from Leeds West Indian Centre, with the parade leaving Potternewton Park at 2pm. .............................................................

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Dame Beryl Bainbridge 1934 – 2 July 2010

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The novelist Beryl Bainbridge, who died last month, made a brief appearance in Leeds in March last year to take part in the Headingley LitFest. She spoke about her novelin-progress ‘The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress’ and how she set about writing her novels to a capacity audience in the New Headingley Club. She was fascinating and funny and happily answered numerous questions.

“She was absolutely charming, and a perfect entertainer”, said LitFest organiser Richard Wilcocks, who invited her to the festival. “She came up from London early, so that she could have lunch with us, and I took her on an hour-long tour of Leeds, so that she could look at Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

“She was definitely a major presence in twentieth century literature, with a strong sense of drama in her style. She will be missed by many in this area, I know.”

Beryl Bainbridge was the author of more than twenty novels. One of the best known, An Awfully Big Adventure, was made into a film in 1995 starring Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant. Other film adaptations include The Bottle Factory Outing, Sweet William and The Dressmaker. She was shortlisted for the Booker prize for According to Queeney, Master Georgie and Every Man for Himself (which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year). She won the Guardian Fiction Prize with The Dressmaker and the Whitbread Prize with Injury Time.

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The Heritage Masterworks Chorale will perform its next concert, Masterworks 5, at St Bartholomew’s Church, Armley, on Saturday 11th September. The programme includes a rare opportunity to hear Sir Arthur Sullivan’s fine Festival Te Deum, music by Parry and Stanford and also the premiere of ‘The Lorica of St Patrick by Tim Knight, the group’s director. Concertgoers will also get to hear the world-renowned Schulze Organ at St Bartholomew’s.

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The Autumn/Winter season at The West Yorkshire Playhouse has a line-up to keep all theatregoers entertained. Five new productions will be gracing the stages from a Yorkshire classic to Shakespeare, challenging conversation pieces to Christmas family fun. After first being presented in London’s West End in 1960, Billy Liar returns to its native Yorkshire. Directed by Scarborough-born Nick Bagnall, this dark comedy about love and aspirations is a popular classic. A comedy of mistaken identity,

Sarah Esdaile, director of Crash (photo credit: Keith Pattison)

where girls become boys and lovers become confused – Shakespeare’s As You Like It will be in the Quarry Theatre. Oscar-nominated writer William Nicholson’s new play Crash smashes open ethical questions surrounding the recent banking crisis, addressing head-on the morality of accepting multimillion pound bonuses for a banking system which failed its people.

seats as spooky specters haunt the Playhouse searching for the true meaning of Christmas. And, a new version of the traditional tale of Aladdin will surely keep younger audience members entertained. With such a great line-up of diverse theatre, the Playhouse will no doubt be very busy this Autumn. Tickets for all the above shows are available from the box office now on 0113 213 7700 or online at www.wyp.org.uk

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Tickets will be available to Friends of the Festival from 18th August and will go on general release on Tuesday 31st August. Contact Ilkley Literature Festival at 01943 816 714, admin@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk, or write to ILF at Manor House, 2 Castle Hill, Ilkley LS29 9DT. The full programme is available at www.ilkleyliteraturefestival. org.uk

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husband) jet off to Monaco to woo the daughter, Juliette, played by the divine Vanessa Paradis. As a cover, he says her father hired him as her bodyguard.

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Romantic comedies are usually pretty heavy on the cheese factor, but when it’s a French romantic comedy, ‘cheese’ suddenly becomes ‘charming’ – they just do it so well. Heartbreaker is the latest of these films that our friends across the Channel seem to produce so well and it has taken France by storm. Lead character, Alex, played by art house darling Romain Duris, is hired to break couples up. The film starts with us seeing him in action, in Morocco, working his magic on one woman with his trademark spiel and bang-on-cue tears. Back in Paris, a wealthy father hires Alex to break up his daughter’s relationship, but the pressure is on as she’s due to get married in five days. Alex and his team (which consists of his sister and her

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Alex finds that where his usual charms would have the desired results quickly, they don’t seem to work as well on the steely Juliette. Hilarity ensues as plan after plan takes a wrong turn. The lengths Alex is willing to go to in order to fulfill his contractual obligations are pretty impressive. After learning of Juliette’s love of the movie, Dirty Dancing, he learns the entire routine performed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze at the end. Call me shallow, but seeing that dashing Frenchman rehearsing his moves, shirtless, is without a doubt, one of the highlights. Fairly predictably, Alex, who never falls in love, finds himself falling for Juliette and Ms Paradis is so stunning in this movie, it’d be hard not to. So, the heartbreaker finds himself getting his heart broken. I won’t give away the ending but it is a romantic comedy, so you can probably guess. Sure it does sound cliché on paper, but for the most part, it does actually work. The cast is great and if you’re looking for a bit of mindless romantic fun, this is right up your street. While this is the sort of film I would probably steer well clear of in English, let’s face it – everything’s sexier in French. Unfortunately, there’s already talk of a Hollywood remake, which would utterly ruin the charm, but I’m sure we can expect to see Will Smith filling Duris’ role sometime soon.


Red Dead Redemption represents the latest outing from Rockstar Games; the legendary UK studio behind the Grand Theft Auto series. In RDR, Rockstar invite players to step into the rawhide shoes of John Marston; a quiet man with a dark, secretive past. The whole game takes place after the Wild West Goldrush era, meaning the inhabitants of RDR are desperate men clinging to existence any way they can. Red Dead Redemption XBOX 360/PS3 BBFC - 18

It will quickly become apparent to fans of old Westerns just how authentic an experience this game offers. Dust billows into doorways and tumbleweed rolls across deserted towns, whilst the intuitive horseback and combat controls allow almost anyone to re-live their favourite movie sequences. The plot is well paced and remains generally engaging throughout, although the side quests can occasionally get a little repetitive. All said, it’s easy to recommend RDR to fans of the GTA series, Western movies or action games in general, though parents should note the games BBFC18 classification.

After almost two and a half years, Super Mario and friends return in what is easily the most anticipated Wii game to date. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Wii BBFC – N/A

The first Mario Galaxy featured a change in style and approach for the stocky Italian plumber and this excellent follow up to 2007’s success carries on along the same lines.

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Princess Peach is once again kidnapped by the nefarious Bowser and as ever, only the moustachioed maestro can thwart his evil scheme to control the universe through the power of stars.

With greatly improved controls, excellent visuals and an orchestral score to suit, Mario fans haven’t had it this good since the days of the N64. Classic Wii Games are few and far between due to the sometimes gimmicky approach; but SMG2 lives up to the legacy and is easily one of the greatest Wii games available. Highly recommended for all ages.

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...................................................................... Tumblr.com is what I can only describe as a blog for people who appreciate aesthetics and looking cool. It’s for people who like to influence as well as be influenced by design. It’s worth a look and if you are looking to start an art or fashion blog then tumblr is the place to be. Very easy to use, looks great and has some excellent themes. Digg.com Okay, so you stumble across a news story you really like and you ‘Digg’ it, by clicking a link at the end of the story. Many websites now have this option including news websites. The more people that ‘Digg’ a story, the higher it rises in the popularity ranking on Digg.com, where other Diggers can read and comment on it.

Flickr.com has taken the world by storm and is one of the most respected photographic communities online. Digital photo–sharing sites have come and gone, but Flickr has stood the test of time. It offers some of the smartest tools for managing your ever expanding picture collection — from Photostream, which lets you scan your pics quickly, to a newly added video tool for pro users. Docs.google.com. Unless you’ve been hiding under a very large rock for the last 10 years you’ll know what google is! However, most people know it as a search engine and nothing more. Google, though, has been working on many different collaborative projects for years and keeps releasing new add-ons and extras that make having email a whole new ball game. Google Docs is basically Microsoft office, but online. So, if you want to write a letter or produce a spreadsheet you can do so – online in google. The advantage of using google is that you can share the document with a friend anywhere in the world. They can view or edit it, and you can send in a variety of formats. Google may not be the prettiest of sites, but it has the biggest group of nerds working endless hours to bring you some quite remarkable arkable and innovative online technology.

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A new iPhone application is making it even easier to find out how clean a restaurant or takeaway in Leeds is. Those with an iPhone 3GS or above can discover how many stars a food business has simply by pointing their phone at the premises. The Scores on the Doors website lists restaurants and takeaways across the city which are inspected by Leeds City Council’s Environmental Health officers. It also includes schools which cook food on site and premises that sell ready-to-eat food. ......................................................................................

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01 Label Boutique

Label Boutique on North Lane in Headingley (owned by sisters, Laura and Sally Haxton), has been a popular favourite locally since opening in 2008. Selling a stylish range of contemporary womenswear, this little shop is the perfect excuse to explore Headingley!

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Describe the style of your shop? Label is an independent boutique selling pieces that can’t n t be found on the high street, reet, ve offering an alternative to the same old styless you see repeatedly. How long have you been in business? We opened on the 3rd March 2008 and have been very lucky to make it through the recession. But, by changing our buying and price points, we seem to have turned things around. What are your best selling lines? We stock a brand called Glamorous which is an amazing collection and so well priced. We also carry an

independent label from Leeds Elena Aristotle. Her designs are fantastic and we literally can’t keep up with the demand for her stuff. It’s great to support somebody local. We also have Franklin & Marshall, an Italian brand that is preppy American college wear. It’s mainly hoodies, jogging bottoms and tees and is very popular with Headingley’s student population. We also stock a new brand called Maison Scotch which is lots of cool check shirts, basic tees, checked fa leather jackets and fab parkas. What trends are you most looking forward to for the upcoming season? We have bought some lovely knitwear from Maison Scotch for next seasonA so we are a looking forward tto that and all the go gorgeous party dresses w we’ll get in from October for all those Christmas eve events. Elena Aristotle’s Au Autumn/Winter collection n wil will have lots of Audrey Hep Hepburn style classic shiftt dres dresses, which are our abso absolute favourite!

Why should people shop here? We try to offer a really wide choice and if something is missing, we go out of our way to fill that gap. We really like to get involved with our customers and offer a personal service. Sometimes going in to Leeds is just such a hassle and doesn’t make buying a special new outfit very enjoyable. We like our customers to feel like they can come and hang out here for hours at a time. Have a sit down, a chat and a try on. Do you offer any special services? Personal shopping is always on offer. We’re also more than happy to stay open after closing time if someone wants to come after work one evening. Gift wrapping is usual at Christmas time but we always wrap our clothes in pink tissue paper and put it in one of our gorgeous pink Label Boutique bags. People have literally come in and said ‘what can I buy?’ just for one of our bags.. We aim to please!

We try to offer a really wide choice and if something is missing, we go out of our way to fill that gap -Laura Haxton


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Lifelong Learning Benefits both the Economy and the Individual By Maggie Butterworth, Director, Swarthmore Education Centre Adult Learning participation rates are the highest they’ve been for 10 years, and there has been a major shift in expectations by people wanting to take part in learning. Maintaining these gains will be challenging with public finances under so much pressure. Learning for its own sake There is no doubt that this new coalition Government believes in the values of a learning society and the importance of learning for its own sake. In a recent speech to business leaders at Cass Business School, Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, highlighted the long term benefits that ‘learning for its own sake’ can have on the economy, and spoke warmly of the difference adult education made to his mother’s recovery from a nervous breakdown. It was adult education – learning for the first time about history, literature, philosophy and art – that saved her mind. “Education and learning are, of course, desirable in their own right”, he told them. “Education for education’s sake – learning how to learn – benefits the economy in the long term. Philistinism is bad economics. It is also fundamentally unacceptable.” Budget reductions present a challenge However, there have been substantial reductions to

budgets, especially for adult learning, across the country and some colleges have had to make cuts and reduce their opening hours. The previous Government cut £340 million pounds of funding, which resulted in 4,300 job losses in colleges nationally. According to the University and College Union, the Further Education sector as a whole could see over 7,000 jobs lost this summer. NIACE, the national body for promoting adult learning, believes we need a national strategy for lifelong learning. This should be backed by stable organisational structures, featuring national leadership combined with enough autonomy to support local decision-making. NIACE endorses recommendations Its report Learning through Life, published last September, endorsed the key recommendations from an independent enquiry into the future of lifelong learning which are to: • Base lifelong learning policy formation on a new model with four key stages (up to age 25, 25-50, 50-75 and 75+). • Rebalance resources fairly and sensibly across the different life stages • Build a set of learning entitlements for adults • Engineer flexibility by developing a system of credits across post compulsory

education and training and encouraging part time study. • Improve the quality of work rather than the volume of qualifications • Broaden and strengthen the capacity of the lifelong learning workforce. • Revive local responsibility within national frameworks. Learning can improve quality of life Because of the UK’s changing demographic profile, special consideration must be given to educational opportunities for older people. Learning has a role to play in supporting prolonged economic activity for all older adults. It can make a marked contribution to the quality of life – it has a positive impact on wellbeing and physical health, which generate massive savings in health and social care costs. Education brings quantifiable public benefits as well as benefitting the individual. It is only right that those who can afford to contribute to the cost of their learning should do so in proportion to the benefit received and the ability to pay. Public support cannot be used to further enhance the privileges of the most advantaged. At Swarthmore we’ll do everything we can to be around for the next 100 years as a place where future generations can continue to enjoy the wider benefits of learning.


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Take up a new leisure interest, tackle a language, or improve your computer skills

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Now is the best time of year to think about doing something for yourself, or with your family. Take up a new leisure interest, tackle a language, or improve your computer skills. Children might also like to learn a language or join in a creative activity. There are numerous centres across Leeds where you can pursue a new learning experience. Swarthmore Education Centre offers a wide range of courses for all ages – from leisurebased courses in music, dance,

drama, the arts, healthy living and personal development, to courses for young people, ESOL, IT, English and Maths courses. There’s also a wide range of ‘first step’ daytime programmes, as well as evening and weekend courses in a wide range of subjects. Swarthmore is a centre for lifelong learning open to people from all walks of life. It has survived for over a hundred years on optimism and an enduring mission to promote education for all, and has

continually advocated the importance of adult education. Government funding will be a challenge for the future but Swarthmore is forever hopeful and optimistic. With the introduction of the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) people will be able to study in new modular and more flexible ways. .............................................................

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Seagulls Celebrates New Contract with Leeds City Council

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Right Honorable Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and former Secretary of State for the Environment, recently visited Leeds-based repaint initiative Seagulls to celebrate five years of this successful eco-responsible and community-focused organization and their groundbreaking new contract with Leeds City Council. Founded in 2004, Seagulls is an environmental social enterprise dedicated to promoting the reuse of waste while creating training and volunteer opportunities for local individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2005, Seagulls has saved more than 200 tons of paint from being dumped in landfills. The paint is sorted, re-mixed and sold as a value alternative to low-income families. Families are also offered decorating help and advice where needed. In addition, Seagulls has helped to train more than 30 individuals. The new contract with Leeds City Council ensures that all paint collected from the Council will go to Seagulls for the next two years. It also ensures that Seagulls’ primary activity (paint reuse) is a sustainable and viable business and not reliant upon grant funding. Last year 366 million litres of paint were sold in the UK. Of this, it is estimated that 55 million litres are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away. That’s enough paint to fill 22 Olympic-sized swimming pools! .....................................................................................

Seagulls is at Units 3 & 4, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL. For further information contact them at 0113 246 7510, info@seagullsreuse.org.uk, or visit www.seagullsreuse.org.uk

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I’ve signed up to do the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in October. The organizers have asked me to blog and video blog about it so I’m all over the internet talking about how I’ll be doing this run. I can’t back out. I’ve never run before. I don’t even run for the bus. So, needless to say, I’ve had to start doing some pretty serious training. I recently signed up to Park Run – a group of runners meet in Hyde Park every Saturday morning and run three laps around the park (5K). I went for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Half way round the first lap, I got a giant stitch. By the end of the first lap, I wanted to quit. At 1.5 laps, I wanted to cry. Pensioners were overtaking me. The whole ordeal was highly embarrassing. I somehow managed to keep going to the finish. My first 5K has only served to fill me with dread about how on earth I’ll run 13 miles. Can someone arrange for George Clooney to be waiting for me at the finish line? .............................................................................................

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GardenRound-Up

By Kath Hall, Paxton Horticultural Society

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This also stops the grass growing into the borders.

Clear the ground where you would like to grow strawberries and plant it up. Otherwise clear around existing plants and plant up new runners, taking away very old plants. Clip hedges for the last time this year and prune rambling roses when they have finished flowering. A few years ago, I put three six inches stems from an Albertine rambler into the ground to see if they would grow and eighteen months later I had two beautiful new plants.

August is holiday time. If you have good neighbours, ask them to water your tubs and hanging baskets while you’re away – and don’t forget the greenhouse. Vegetables also need a good watering, and in return your neighbours could pick any produce that is ready. Cut back herbs such as mint, chives and marjoram to encourage fresh winter growth. Feed and water dahlias and chrysanthemums regularly and de-bud for extra large blooms. Plant autumn crocus and cyclamen – five or so bulbs or corms in a patch, over time they will increase and make a good show.

Take cuttings of pelargoniums to increase stock for next year. You may even have some spare plants to share or sell. Keep up with the dead heading and let children help you – it teaches them how to keep plants flowering longer and keep them tidy and healthy. And, when all the jobs are finished, if the sun is still shining, get the barbecue out and enjoy your garden!

Keep lawns tidy. If you’d like to cut back on edging with shears, try laying bricks end to end along the edge.

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Bird Watch with Stan Kenyon By August the breeding season is largely over, but some birds such as swallows are rearing second or third broods. One exception is the wood pigeon which has a prolonged nesting season. A familiar bird in woodland and farmland but increasingly in parks and gardens, it has increased greatly and become less shy. Larger than a feral pigeon, it is blue-grey with a prominent white neck patch; hence the alternative name, ring dove.

Smaller and more compact with a shorter tail is the stock dove which breeds in open woods and parks, including Meanwoodside. Also blue-grey, it has a greenish neck patch and a more vigorous flight.

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his achievements were crowned in 1885 when he was granted a Royal Warrant as ‘Chromolithographer to Her Majesty ’. From then on he styled himself ‘Queen’s Printer’ In the 1890s a splendid coach with gleaming brass fittings, driven by a liveried coachman sporting a cockade, was a familiar sight on the road through Headingley, taking Alf Cooke from Weetwood Hall down to his works in Hunslet. He believed in living in style. Alf Cooke (he was never Alfred) was born in Hunslet, the son of a shopkeeper in Meadow Lane with a small stationery business. His upbringing was strict, and he grew up tough and determined. When he was 24 he married and set up in a small shop in Hunslet Lane, where he sold newspapers and stationery and did some letterpress printing. Ambitious to progress, he installed his first lithographic press a year later, and launched into colour printing. He had the bright idea of printing picture almanacs for local shopkeepers to give their customers at Christmas. They were a sell-out. His business prospered and by the early 1870s he was able to expand into new premises near Crown Point Bridge. Around the same time he and his wife Annie moved from Hunslet to Cottage Road, Headingley, with their three young children – seven more were to follow. All went well until 1880 when a devastating fire gutted his works, leaving him with nothing. Undeterred, he borrowed enough money to buy another site in Hunslet Road and build anew.

He decorated the entrance hall of his new works with plants and cages of songbirds. He took on all sorts of jobs, from wrappers and packaging to advertising leaflets and posters, but increasingly he took an interest in colour art reproductions, particularly portraits of the great and the good, for which there was a huge demand – there were no ‘celebrity’ newspaper photographs then. He commissioned artists to create the portraits and reproduced them in colour by the hundreds of thousands. In 1885 his portrait of Queen Victoria, framed in a wreath of roses, was a best-seller at home and abroad – 100,000 were distributed in Australia alone with the Sydney Evening News Christmas edition. His colour printing was admired for its high artistic quality, and his achievements were crowned in 1885 when he was granted a Royal Warrant as ‘Chromolithographer to Her Majesty ’. From then on he styled himself ‘Queen’s Printer’ and enjoyed his new status to the full, moving further out to live in the historic grandeur of Weetwood Hall. He took a leading role in Leeds as a Liberal councillor, and in 1890 was elected Mayor, later an Alderman and JP. He was known for his active charity work. In 1886 when harsh winter weather

was causing terrible hardship to outside workers in Hunslet he opened a soup kitchen under his personal supervision. When he heard that Leeds housewives were being overcharged by local fishmongers he bought two Scarborough fishing boats himself and had the fish brought to Leeds for sale at much lower prices. These were practical, worthwhile schemes – and good publicity. But a further blow awaited. In 1894 his workshops (vulnerable to fire) were burnt down yet again, leaving only a shell. He was not defeated and commissioned the architect Thomas Ambler to design a fine new building – galleried, with a glass roof, lit by electricity, ‘the largest, cleanest , healthiest printing works in the world’, the third Crown Point Works (with its own fire engine). This handsome building remains a familiar landmark on Hunslet Road. Alf died in 1902 and his sons took over the business, expanding and diversifying into playing cards, posters, books etc. In 1921 the firm amalgamated with two others to become Universal Printers, later the Bemrose Corporation. Sadly the family connection ended when Alf’s grandson was killed in World War II, but until recently the firm kept its separate identity and preserved Alf Cooke’s name.


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Up to the early 1900s there were more four legged occupants of West Park than two-legged ones. Moor Grange, the original Kirkstall Abbey farm, together with the two (probably more modern farms) Spen Lane Farm and Old Oak Farm were all home to the occupants of West Park regardless of leg-count.

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In 1881 William Crosland was farming the 100 acres of Oak Tree Farm, employing two men and two boys. William (aged 54) lived on the farm with his son Richard (aged 14) and a domestic servant. By the 1891 census, William appears to have died and his recently married son Richard was running the farm with the help of two uncles,

an aunt and two workers. Richard and his wife Lucy, were still living at Oak Tree Farm in 1911 with two sons and a daughter, a domestic servant, two horsemen, a cattle keeper and two farm servants. The farm eventually became part of the West Park School grounds and was only demolished once the school building was complete in 1951/52. The farmhouse and outbuildings are still just visible, leastways the foundations or footings are, beneath the grass along with a single stone gatepost on West Park fields (adjacent to the West Park Centre, just off Spen lane).


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WILL THE CHANGES IN EDUCATION CREATE A MORE EXCLUSIVE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE? 52

Stuart Tomlinson Headteacher, Cookridge Primary School

It is worrying that almost the first thing the new coalition government has done is to sweep away the QCDA .....................................................................................................................................................

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........................................................................................................................................................................................... The Education Secretary, y y, p p y, yet y another independent schools with p public practicality, Michael Gove has been in a g Mr Gove has tempered p p p p funding. experiment at p pupil’s expense. ggreat rush since the election to y g that ‘manyy this recentlyy byy saying Mr Gove states,, his intention to make signifi g cant changes to the p their teachers’ will want to set up close these schools if theyy ‘do education landscape. own schools,, and that redundant not work’. This is no wayy to run a p offices and even houses shops, state funded education service. Quangos g are disappearing pp g byy could be used as schools. the day. y One I think is worthyy of Back to reality in the primary note is the QCDA – Qualifications The aim is to model this on school. and Curriculum Development p an idea from Sweden on the Agency. g y Over the yyears the g that it would raise understanding Manyy schools have established QCDA,, and its p predecessor the g the standards. Of the so called seven ‘allotments’ – ggetting National Curriculum Council,, p wanting g g, hundred p plus ggroups children involved in sowing, have ggiven independent p advice g (our own to do this I doubt that manyy tendingg and harvesting to ggovernment,, p provided byy p will come from the deprived lettuces and onions are readyy for academics and teachers in g g It’s ggreat that many inner cities,, with their huge harvesting!). the field of assessment and social,, cultural and economic children can now gget involved curriculum development. g The majority j y challenges. in this wonderfullyy humanising p will represent the articulate element of their learning. It is worrying y g that almost the p p professional parents who see first thing g the new coalition pp y as the g y I don’t hear Mr Gove a similar opportunity Strangely ggovernment has done is to sweep p g government to undermine local havingg much to sayy about healthy awayy this organisation, g , and take g g and eating in his vision authorityy inclusive education. growing curriculum and assessment This is not about education,, it of education. into the ‘new’ Department p for is about exclusive education,, Education to be run byy civil an examination factoryy for the servants – p presumablyy with privileged at the tax payers the aid of carefully chosen expense. ‘consultants’. Who will p provide the ‘checks I am not saying y g this organisation g and balances’ to this ggroup p of should not be reformed but to schools? Who will ensure the dispense p with it altogether g is correct standards of buildings g rather p putting g a marker down and security, y, the correct amount as to what this ggovernment’s of outdoor education space p and attitude is to consultation and playing p y g fields,, and if theyy assume independent p opinion. p Academyy Status will we see Which brings g me to the much more selection of pupils ggovernment’s so called ‘free (and parents)? schools’ idea. This was originally seen as ggroups p of parents p It all looks veryy much like wanting to set up their own political expediency over ...........................................................................................................................................................................................

It all looks very much like political expediency over practicality, yet another experiment at pupil’s expense

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FOSOPS Walk The Ridge!

.................................................................................. A sponsored ‘Woodland Walk’ earlier this year saw around 20 parents, grandparents and children exploring Woodhouse Ridge. Organised by FOSOPS (Friends of Shire Oak Primary School), the walk raised £440 which will go towards buying exciting new playground equipment for the school. Families walked from the school along the full length of Woodhouse Ridge and then back to the school. There was a quiz to complete during the walk about the history and ecology of the ridge and a bun sale with tea back at school.

Youth Point at The Cardigan g Centre has some new excitingg sessions runningg duringg the week and at the weekends. Young gp people p have the chance to get involved in art, cooking, football and many more activities. A new cooking g ggroup p has started on Fridays, y , help p yyoung gp people p to develop p culinaryy skills and learn more about healthyy eating. g Graffiti sessions are running g at the YMCA in Hawksworth,, and there’s boxing g at Woodhouse Communityy Centre. Have a look what is ggoing g on and gget involved. Further information from 0113 274 9959 or bethyouthpoint@googlemail.com. .........................................................................................

Contact Youth Point on 0113 274 9959, find us on facebook at youthpoint leeds or text us on 07813 213058.

......................................................................................... YOUTH POINT HIGHLIGHTS: • Sexual Health lessons have been observed by Ofsted 3 times and all rated Outstanding. • We have successfully delivered a baby reality programme followed by a residential where all the girls worked on a sexual health portfolio for the Leeds youth work award. • Youth Point staffed and ran sessions at a local Hindu temple. They ran lots of activities designed for young people but it sounds like it was the parents that had the most fun! • Youth Point staff have been delivering and undertaking NOCN level 3 Certificate in Youth Work.

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‘Breeze Has Talent’

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Celebrates Another Successful Year

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“This showcase was a great opportunity to celebrate the success of Breeze has Talent and encourage even more young people to give it a go” The most popular performers from the past two years of Breeze has Talent showcased their talents at a special performance at The Carriageworks at the end of June. Top Breeze has Talent acts included winners Saints, 11 year old singer Ruby Hendry (2nd) and street dancers Uni-4m. The show was a great source of inspiration for this year’s Breeze has Talent hopefuls. “This showcase was a great opportunity to celebrate the success of Breeze has Talent and encourage even more young people to give it a go”, said Councillor Judith Blake. “Last year’s competition really challenged stereotypes to prove that with a

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bit of time, effort and commitment all young people can achieve something special.” For the past two years Breeze has Talent has provided an exciting platform for over 100 talented 8 – 19 year olds. Auditions for the 2010 competition took place the day after the showcase. The successful acts will perform at this year’s Breeze on Tour, with the winner appearing at this year’s Town Hall Christmas Lights switch on. For more information about Breeze has Talent, visit www.breezeleeds.org/breezehastalent, or contact Leeds City Council’s out of school activities team on 0113 276 0837.

Ralph Thoresby Wins Community Spirit Shield

............................................................................................................................................... Ralph Thoresby’s sixth form students However, this didn’t faze the boys’ played a seven-a-side return match enthusiasm and both teams played against a community team from with fervor and professionalism Chapeltown at the end of June. This throughout the match. The Ralph was a successful evening of football Thoresby team finally took the refereed by Mr Harmesh Singh with Community Spirit Shield, winning by Wayne Miles also offering his services. three goals to one. It was good to see the teams get together after last year’s marvelous Both teams enjoyed a combination event – however support was sparse, of Jamaican and Asian food after the due to another competition, The World match. Thanks go to all who attended, Cup! especially the catering staff and Mitie team for their help and assistance.


Ralph Thoresby Awarded Artsmark Gold in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education. Artsmark is nationally recognised as a prestigious and coveted award, setting standards for outstanding arts provision in schools. The earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with the arts. Ralph Thoresby School is one of 1,676 schools to receive an Artsmark award from Arts Council England. The Artsmark Gold was awarded to Ralph Thoresby

“I am delighted that the Arts Council has recognised Ralph Thoresby School’s dynamic arts education programme”, said Stuart Hemingway, Head Teacher

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at Ralph Thoresby. “Our students have really enjoyed working with the many artists and performers who enrich our arts curriculum, and I would like to thank all of our staff for their continued hard work in achieving this award. Taking part in the scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision, and see our students become more self confident, engaged and excited about learning.” Photo by photography student Peter Reas, featuring dance student Richard Johnston

Running for Martin House Fifteen year old Robert Kyles (front left) was one of the Martin House team running in the recent Jane Tomlinson ‘Run for All’. Robert, who lives in Lawnswood and attends Cardinal Heenan High School, covered the course in 46 minutes, 55 seconds, finishing 293 out of approx 11,000 runners! One of the youngest runners in the race, he raised nearly £150 for Martin House Hospice.

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56 Burley Brownies, Headingley Brownies & Hawksworth Wood Brownies have places for 7-10 year old girls. Burley meets Fri, Headingley Thurs & Hawksworth Wood Tues. Join the Brownies & have fun, make new friends, play games, complete badges, go on trips & much more!! Details: Vicki Johnson 07787 500338, vsjohnson86@hotmail. com Headingley Rainbows & Kirkstall Rainbows have places for 5-7 year old girls. Headingley meet Thurs pm & Kirkstall Wed pm. Join the Rainbows & Live, Laugh, Love & Learn!

Details: Vicki Johnson 07787 500338, vsjohnson86@hotmail. com Hyde Park Brownies currently have places for girls aged 7 – 10. Fri 6 – 7.15pm. Have fun, make new friends, play games, complete badges, go on trips & much more! Details: Vicki on 07787 500338 or vsjohnson86@ hotmail.com Kidscope Friendly, informal confidential drop-in sessions for parent/carers. Advice & support from variety of caring professionals on wide range of issues, e.g. problems at school, eating habits, bullying, relationship breakdown, loss &

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Spanish Playgroup Do you speak fluent Spanish? Do you have children under 5? Join us Thurs, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Meanwood Institute, Green Rd. LS6. Details: 07952 901 770 Wrangthorn Baby & Toddler Group Parent run group Tues 1 – 2.30pm & Thurs 10 – 11.30am, at Wrangthorn Church Hall, Hyde Pk Tce. £1 donation. Refreshments & lots of toys & craft activities.

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Mini Breeze on Tinshill Rec

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On Monday 23rd August, between 1 and 5pm, come along to Tinshill Rec (on Otley Old Road, near the Fire Station) and join in the fun of a Mini Breeze. There’ll be the bouncy castles, techno trucks, face painting and many more activities to appeal to all ages. Weetwood councillors have used some of their MICE money (Members Improvements in the Community and

Environment) to fund the event for the fourth year running. The Friday Night Project, aimed at young people aged 11 – 19 will be running throughout the summer, 5 – 7pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre. It costs just £1 and includes a swim and a varied programme of sports and social activities This project is staffed by experienced youth workers and YMCA staff. Details: 0113 267 9033

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MEND Returns to Leeds Trinity with FREE Fitness Programme for Kids

..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Leeds Trinity University in more active with the support of 2300263, info@mendcentral. Horsforth is giving away places their families. org on another MEND Programme, offering more children and their The programme, which takes families the chance to become place after school twice a week fitter, healthier and happier. for 10 weeks, will be running Places on the programme, between from 13th September valued at up to £400, are – 1st December at Leeds Trinity. available now completely free It includes sessions to get the thanks to Big Lottery Funding. whole family involved in helping The programme aims to help children to change their eating children between the ages of MEND (Mind, Exercise, and exercise habits, whilst also Nutrition…Do it!) is the largest learning about nutrition to help seven and 13, who are over national scheme for tackling sustain improvements in overall the healthy weight range for childhood obesity and those health, fitness and wellbeing. who previously participated have their age, to become healthier achieved tremendous results. For more information or to and more active with the The programme aims to help register for a place on the children between the ages of programme, contact Gill Hooper support of their families seven and 13, who are over the on 0113 283 7100 x 351, or healthy weight range for their g.hooper@leedstrinity.ac.uk. Or age, to become healthier and contact MEND Central on 0800

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Following their continued success, including five trophies and four promotions in the last three seasons, Westbrook YMCA Football Club would like more players! This friendly club is well organised and successful and obtained a FA charter in 2008. We have two Saturday afternoon teams and all abilities welcome. Training takes place from 6pm on Thursdays at Lawnswood YMCA, Otley Old Road (LS16 6HQ). For further details text Darren on 07740 720075, visit www.westbrookymca.co.uk, or email gaffer@ westbrookymca.co.uk

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Climbing Mont Blanc for UWFRA

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Adel resident, Amanda Seims recently ran the Mont Blanc Mountain Marathon in the French Alps. She finished in six hours 41 minutes, coming 43rd out of 269 women and 644th out of a total of 1717 finishers. About 110 people didn’t finish the race, which shows how tough it was! Amanda, a PhD student at Leeds Met, investigating human performance at high altitude, undertook the challenge in aid of Upper Wharfedale Fell and Rescue Association (UWFRA) which is run entirely by volunteers and receives no funding from central Government. “With my outdoor interests often taking place in remote and wild places, mountain rescue volunteers could play a vital role should I or my friends ever need assistance in an emergency”, she told us. ..............................................................................................

You can sponsor her by visiting her online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/ amanda-seims - the money will go directly to UWFRA.

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August 2010

A Busy Year for Leeds Akkies

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Leeds Akkies RLFC is experiencing a busy year both on and off the pitch. The Cookridge-based club has enjoyed its best recruitment drive ever, with all three adult teams performing well in their respective competitions, and attendance for their customary triple headers at Old Modernians regularly attracting crowds of around 200-300. In addition, the club has sold out each of its social events so far this season, with several more events and an end-of-season tour still to come. On top of all that, the club plans to launch its first ever junior section this year. Nevertheless, the Akkies still welcomes new players, volunteers and members to its base at the Old Modernians Sports & Social Association, Cookridge Lane. For more information, visit www. leedsakkies.co.uk or contact pottsrob@hotmail. com (07980625497) ..............................................................................................

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August 2010

Claire O’Hara Does it Again!

She has had tremendous support from the people of Meanwood – including the Meanwood Village Society and Meanwood WI .........................................................................................

This is a fantastic achievement for Claire who beat competitors from all around Europe. She has been a member of the GB Freestyle Kayak Team for the last five years, paddling in both Squirt Boat (kayak) and Freestyle Kayak.

Claire grew up in Meanwood and attended Cardinal Heenan High School, Notre Dame 6th Form College and Leeds Metropolitan University. She now works part time at Notre Dame as the Further Education Sports Coordinator and as a Freelance Instructor for Claire O’Hara Coaching. She has had tremendous support from the people of Meanwood – including the Meanwood Village Society and Meanwood WI, who have organised coffee mornings etc to help her continue competing. Notre Dame and Leeds Met have

also been very supportive. Sponsorship plays a vital role in helping her pursue her dream. She has the support of a number of companies and individuals (including VW West Yorkshire who have provided her with a van to travel to the various championships). .............................................................

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Last year we reported on Claire O’Hara’s success in Squirt Boat Kayaking (World, British and European Ladies Champion), now Claire’s done it again! She recently took Silver in the Ladies European Freestyle Kayaking Championships in Austria.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Claire should contact her on 07985 200550 or ohara_claire@ hotmail.com. For more information visit www.claireohara.co.uk and www.claireohara.blogspot.com.


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Yoga is something that anyone can do, whatever your age or physical ability. It can provide you with the tools to manage your life and is increasingly recognised as a treatment for specific ailments (Yoga Therapy), and by sports people to prevent injury. The most common form is Hatha Yoga. Classes can vary enormously, from low to high impact. Other types of yoga include Ashtanga â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a fast paced class; Iyengar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attention to detail; Bikram â&#x20AC;&#x201C; performed in a very hot room; and Sivananda â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a more spiritual approach. All use the same basic poses originating from Hatha Yoga. Asanas (postures) strengthen the body and increase its flexibility. It is not always necessary to achieve the full pose and a good teacher will help you work with your body to become aware of its capabilities and limitations. Each Yoga lesson becomes a learning experience, time to explore and discover just what you can do. Breathing techniques are as important as postures. You can use your breath to help you in physical

practice and for relaxation. As you learn to breath more efficiently your body becomes healthier and so does your mind. Relaxation gives your body and mind time to rest and repair, to heal and balance itself. It may take time to find a class that is right for you. But regular Yoga practice will lead to subtle changes in your body and in your approach to life.

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