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JANUARY 2012

HORSFORTH | COOKRIDGE | ADEL | BRAMHOPE

NORTH LEEDS Life C O N N E C T I N G YO U TO T H E C O M M U N I T Y

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR FITNESS RESOLUTION

WHAT’S ON AT THE PLAYHOUSE IN 2012

ARTIST ALAN FLOOD AT HORSFORTH SCHOOL


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NORTH LEEDS LIFE MAGAZINE | CONTENTS

HORSFORTH | COOKRIDGE | ADEL | BRAMHOPE

NORTH LEEDS Life C O N N E C T I N G YO U TO T H E C O M M U N I T Y

Dear Readers, As the January magazines go out you will probably be dashing about picking up those last minute essentials and gifts, meeting up with friends for that seasonal drink, and putting the finishing touches to your Christmas tree. Don’t worry – it will soon be over and you’ll have time to sit back quietly and read your North Leeds Life magazine! Once again we have lots of good news stories for you. Headingley LitFest is gearing up for its fifth year; a Leeds Trinity lecturer is shortlisted for a top book prize; and Jaret Rose gives you some tips on how to stick to your New Year fitness resolution.

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR FITNESS RESOLUTION

WHAT’S ON AT THE PLAYHOUSE IN 2012

ARTIST ALAN FLOOD AT HORSFORTH SCHOOL

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How to Stick to that Healthier Lifestyle Resolution

Top tips from Jaret Rose on how to make the most of your resolutions

West Yorkshire Playhouse launches its 2012 programme, which sounds absolutely fabulous. Read our review of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ in Sound & Vision – it definitely sounds like one for the holidays. And, check out the Community Notices – you could find the perfect club, talk or activity to get your New Year off to a great start. In between all of this, don’t forget to let us know of any interesting news and events for February. The deadline is 4th January for editorial and 6th January for advertising. We wish you all a fantastic New Year! Let’s beat the doom and gloom merchants – support local business and keep smiling!

Kind regards

Carole, Jack and the team

In This Issue 06

A New Year Message from Greg Mulholland Our MP shares his thoughts on 2011 and wishes for 2012

20 They Lived in Leeds – Jane Marshall A look at the life of Dorothy Wordsworth’s lifelong friend

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What’s on at The Playhouse? An excited look at what can be expected in 2012

28 Ross Raisin to Headline Fifth

Headingley LitFest

Plans for another exciting LitFest are in full swing

36 Best Screenplay Award for Leeds

Trinity Graduate

An aspiring screenwriter’s nightmare road trip had a dream ending

42 Alan Flood, Artist in Residence at

Horsforth School

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DESIGN Greg Mulholland, pictured at Bramhope Primary school It’s hard to believe just how much has happened in 2011. Despite the difficult situation we find ourselves in, there has been much to celebrate in Leeds over the past 12 months. In May, the efforts of many to secure funding for the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre were rewarded when it was given the go-ahead by the Department of Health. The new facility will encourage sports and fitness, and provide hydrotherapy, services for older people and those with learning disabilities, and meeting spaces for the local community – it promises to be a fantastic asset. I’ve also worked with people in Pool to push the council to install traffic calming measures. As a result, new speed indication devices have been installed. Similarly, in Bramhope we called for the council to sign Moorland Road as 30mph. And, I had the pleasure of helping pupils at Bramhope Primary School celebrate their 50th anniversary, and bury a time capsule in the school grounds. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, I have been fighting to strengthen the position of our local pubs. While the loss of Tetley’s brewery was a blow for the city, we were able to celebrate seven new breweries producing great beer in Leeds. Our proud history of brewing was recognised in September when West Yorkshire was named the top brewing county. I may be biased – being not only a fan but also Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group – but the Rhinos’ becoming Super League Champions for the

fifth time was magnificent. It was hardly surprising when it was announced a month later that Headingley would host two 2013 Rugby League World Cup games. In July, after campaigning with others, Pool AFC received a £10,000 grant from Leeds North West Outer Area Committee to build new changing rooms. In August, after a community campaign, Leeds City Council laid out a new five-a-side football pitch on Tinshill Recreation Ground – the campaign was sparked when a group of pupils from Ralph Thoresby’s School came to me with the suggestion. We were also delighted when it was announced in October that the extra money from the Pupil Premium fund was more than expected – £607,000 for our constituency’s schools. Leeds is bursting with talent and potential, and this has been recognised with investment throughout the year. Grants from the Regional Growth Fund in April and the Growing Places Fund in November will create thousands of jobs, and despite the difficult challenges which face our economy, we in Leeds have more reason than most to be optimistic for 2012. Over Christmas and the New Year, we have the chance to focus on what really matters to us. Like many of you, I am spending this time with my wife and children, but we must always try to think of those less fortunate. Many people are experiencing uncertainty, but there are always those worse off who we could be helping. Perhaps that can be a thought to carry with us into the coming year – for which I wish you all the very best.

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NEWS FROM YOUR COUNCILLORS Councillor Clive Fox Adel & Wharfedale Ward

Communications within the council are apparently at the heart of everything. It comes as no surprise when a round robin email arrives solemnly pronouncing the demise of the council’s Planning Policy and Improvement directorate (PP&I). RIP PP&I as it were. Panic not for it transpires that everyone involved is diligently carrying on doing more or less exactly the same job as before. All that’s happened is they have changed the name of the directorate. The email decrees that from henceforth it shall be known as the Customer Access and Performance directorate. Now there’s a thing, but will it transform our lives?

Read the blurb and officially there are, as you might expect, jolly good reasons for the name change even if they appear somewhat obscure. Anyway one positive outcome is that, notwithstanding its name, the old PP&I directorate had nothing to do with planning as such. That comes under the City Development directorate, so no more confusion. Obvious really when you think about it, just as the council’s housing comes under the grandly named Environment and Neighbourhoods directorate. But then you knew that didn’t you? Talking of name changes, the bids by Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Community Healthcare and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to become Foundation Trusts make for interesting reading. All three organisations assure us what a great thing it will be to achieve Foundation

Trust status. The usual glossy publications inform us that not only do they have a ‘Vision’ but they have ‘Values’ as well - open and honest, continually improving, everyone counts, value for money and so on – the usual sort of thing. Yorkshire Ambulance goes further in having a mission statement; ‘Saving Lives, Caring for You’. But the others somewhat disconcertingly don’t appear to have a mission. That’s a drag, and it’s only a suggestion, but considering what these trusts are supposed to be doing, how about ‘Caring for you, Saving Lives’? Enough of missions, values and visions, 2012 is just getting under way so permit me instead to wish everyone a Happy Hew Year. clive.fox@leeds.gov.uk

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF HORSFORTH TOWN COUNCIL Jude Arbuckle Chair

A Happy and Successful New Year to everyone! Over the past twelve years, the Town Council has made considerable progress for us all. The extra PCSOs and Police overtime have helped to make the town a safer place and discussions about planning applications have helped to protect the many green spaces that we have in Horsforth. The Community Committee works with community groups and organisations and regularly awards small amounts of money to help with their work. And, the Environment Committee works 08 January 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk

with local organisations to improve our surroundings to make Horsforth a pleasant place to live. Later this year, the Council will be able to apply for Quality Status. This means that we can ask Leeds City Council to pay us to take on more areas of responsibility. Any growth and development that the Council takes on, will come at a cost, though any increase will be minimal - under 1p per week per Band D household. We are hoping to advertise for an additional member of staff to meet these growing demands and to help with developing the Town Council website, Horsforth Matters and other projects. The Town Council has also begun preparations to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee next year. If any residents or

local organisations have any ideas, or would like to work with us to organise events, please contact the Town Clerk on 0113 258 0988 or email horsforth. horsforth@vigin.net Finally, I would like to thank all our unsung volunteers who do so much for our community.

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Care for Older People at Home: The Real Reason for the Problems Many people will be rightly concerned by the findings of a recent national report on the care of older people at home. This found ‘systematic failure’ in council-funded care delivered by home care staff, with stories of carers failing to treat people with dignity, and lacking time to do their job properly.

Caledonia is the Latin term for Scotland, or more precisely the land above Hadrian’s Wall, and is possibly derived from the term Caledonii, the name of a large Pictish tribe. In modern usage it is a poetic name for Scotland frequently applied to social clubs or societies to celebrate all things Scottish. Such organisations are also known as St Andrew’s Societies, with the two terms used in equal measure. From the 16th century onwards, Scots as a race emigrated far and wide throughout the world and these societies were formed to promote an interest in Scotland and offer a nostalgic connection to the ‘Old Country’ for migrant Scots who were unlikely to set foot in the homeland again. The New York St Andrew’s Society, for example, was formed in 1756. Closer to home Caledonian Societies such as those in Sheffield (1822), York, Wakefield and Leeds (1894) were formed during the 19th century. Although these had a social function, they were formed by professional groups such as doctors, engineers, bankers and insurance agents with the primary purpose of helping migrant Scottish workers settle south of ‘the border’.

The Leeds society had three objectives: the creation of a benevolent fund to afford assistance when required, especially in providing for the upbringing and education of the children of deceased members; to provide good fellowship among Scotsmen living in Leeds; and to promote the reading and study of the works of Scottish authors and hold concerts, readings and debates. These original objectives have long since vanished. However, the social aspect of Leeds Caledonians continues with highlights including the St Andrew’s Dinner/Dance in late November, and the Burns’ Dinner celebrating the birth of our national bard on the Saturday closest to his birthday – 25th January. These are still extremely enjoyable evenings. So, all renegade Scots and their friends, join us for the 2012 Burns’ Dinner at Castle Grove on Saturday 28th January. Tickets £25 per person from Dr Sheila Hamilton, 0113 267 4141. Denis Greig Leeds Caledonians

Why is this happening? One major reason, which the report apparently did not deal with, is that many councils have outsourced their home care service to private companies. This process is by its nature very likely to produce poorer care: companies are tempted to cut costs both in order to win contracts and to make a profit. This means that the amount which they can spend on training and on good management is severely limited. In Leeds, we are very fortunate to have a council which still believes in providing some home care directly, and thus in putting public money into good training and management for care staff rather than into profits for private companies. The result is a firstclass service where older people are treated with dignity and humanity by carers who are very well trained and professional. It is important that the dedicated work of carers such as these is recognised and applauded and balanced against the more negative findings of the national report. However, Leeds City Council, like others, is under pressure to privatise its home care service, parts of which have already been handed over to private companies. We need to keep a close eye on these developments, and tell our Councillors that nothing but the best in home care will do for older people in our city. Jeremy Pritlove Leeds Hospital Alert

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Holocaust Memorial Day

LEEDS UNICEF FAIR RAISES OVER £4,000 UNICEF’s Christmas Fair, held at St Edmund’s Church Hall, Rounday, was a great success. Not only did more people attend than last year, it also raised the grand total of £4,100! This is enough to buy three large tents for use as emergency health centres or temporary schools, or three midwifery kits – each of which can be used to deliver 50 babies safely – or 200 mosquito nets, or 400 polio vaccines, or many other forms of health and educational support to help children in need. Thank you for your support!

Holocaust Memorial Day, which marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenhau on 27th January 1945, takes place on Sunday 29th January, 1.30pm at Leeds Town Hall. The event is hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and will include speakers, artwork, music and performances. A group of young people from East Leeds FM recently met up with a Holocaust survivor and are creating a performance based around the theme ‘Speak Up Speak Out’. Holocaust Memorial Day brings together different communities and reminds us how important it is that people are willing to speak out for those without a voice. The Lord Mayor will light a candle to commemorate all those who have been affected by the Holocaust and more recent genocides such as those in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. The event, coordinated by the Arts and Regeneration Unit, Leeds City Council, is free and everyone is welcome. For more information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/arts

On the Bright Side Calendar Raises Funds for The Haven On the Bright Side recently raised over £2,350 for The Haven in Yorkshire, which provides care and support for women with breast cancer and their families. On the Bright Side is a photography project celebrating women who are thriving following breast cancer, with the primary aim of giving hope and inspiration to those in the early stages of diagnosis and treatment and to educate about the success of reconstructive surgery. The project features nude and semi nude photographs, highlighting a positive view of bodies often perceived to be damaged. The photographs, by award-winning photographer Amanda Crowther, are accompanied by each woman’s personal story. For further information, or to obtain a calendar, visit www.onthebrightside.org.uk


COMMUNITY NEWS

FORGOTTEN COMRADES WIN HERITAGE LOTTERY SUPPORT The Yorkshire Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association recently received £47,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Forgotten Conflicts of the Far East. Led by the association and volunteers from the local community, the project focuses on recording the experiences of veterans who served

in the Malayan Emergency and the Borneo Confrontation so that future generations can learn what it was like to serve in an often neglected aspect of our military history. The project will enable the association to recruit and train a team of volunteers to build an archive of digitally recorded interviews along with copies of photographs, letters, diaries and other documents collected by the veterans during their service. The second phase of the project is to equip veterans of the YMBVA with the skills and resources to make presentations about their experiences in the Far East. The Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association is dedicated to ensuring the welfare of Yorkshire veterans who saw service in the Far East in each of Her Majesty’s Forces, particularly in the Malaya Emergency and the Borneo Confrontation. Many of the veterans of these campaigns had enlisted as National Servicemen and had the briefest training in jungle warfare

before finding themselves facing vicious attacks by guerrilla forces. “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund”, said YMBVA Chairman Paul Thompson. “Our members are extremely proud of their military service and having the opportunity to relate their experiences to the public, particularly young people, means a great deal to us.” The Yorkshire Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association holds monthly meetings in order to bring together Yorkshire ex Servicemen who served in 20th Century conflicts in the Far East and to remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the line of duty. The Association welcomes relatives of veterans and anyone with a particular interest as Associate Members. For further information, please contact Eddie Seville, Secretary, on 0113 263 7583 or e.seville@sky.com

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Cllr Mark Dobson (centre) with Julie Lockwood and John Hanson of Sanctuary Housing Leeds City Council is on a drive to recycle 50% of the city’s waste by 2020. Good progress is being made towards achieving this, with 34% of waste recycled last year compared to just 19.5% in 2004/5.

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Order bulbs for spring planting taking note of where you want to plant them. If there is snow around, brush it off shrubs and dwarf trees to prevent damage. Continue deadheading winter flowering pansies to keep them going. Continue to harvest vegetables and check those stored for any signs of rot or disease. Order seed potatoes from reputable suppliers, plan a new herb garden and order seeds and plants for it. If the weather is too cold and wet to work outdoors, take time to read gardening books – this is a good time to start a gardening diary. With rumours of TV gardening shows being cut back or axed, this might be a good time to join one on the many gardening clubs in the area. These are great places to learn, swap notes and ideas, and purchase new plants. Many arrange garden visits and talks throughout the year. You may have decided to take on an allotment. If plots have been left neglected you must first clear the plot and give it a good digging over. Then cover it with a weed suppressing membrane until you are ready to start planting. Put a border of tagetes and marigolds round the edges to help eliminate aphids. More and more people are taking on allotments to grow their own produce, it’s far cheaper that shop bought and certainly tastier. Lastly let’s not forget the birds – they need feeding fat balls and blocks, peanuts, seeds, raisins, grated cheese and suet. Make sure that there are dishes of fresh water for them not only to drink but also to bathe in. Look after them in the winter and they will look after you in the summer when aphids etc. are about.


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BTCV’s Hollybush Conservation Centre in Kirkstall provides a wide range of volunteering opportunities for people who are interested in improving their environment, whilst learning new skills, and enjoying fresh air, exercise and meeting new people. ‘Hollyvols’ work on projects like hedgelaying, fencing, coppicing, dry stone walling and habitat creation. The Schools’ Team creates wildlife gardens in schools, providing an opportunity for teachers to conduct outdoor lessons, and for children to see the development of animals and plant life. Volunteers learn skills in pathwork, fencing, making ponds and dipping platforms, willow weaving and making raised beds and benches. Hollybush also has its own wildlife gardens and food growing areas, taken care of by gardening groups that meet on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. For those new to volunteering, Hollybush runs a six-week workshop on Thursdays, providing taster sessions covering topics such as healthy eating, gardening, food growing, cooking and woodwork. The next course starts 19th January 2012. The theme for their project for adults with additional needs is ‘Gardening’. About 20 students are currently receiving fantastic experience in areas such as food growing, cooking, arts and crafts and general gardening. The vegetable garden at Hollybush is thriving! They are always looking for volunteers who would like to work with this group and support staff in delivering the sessions. For further information call Jess on 0113 274 2335 or visit www.hollybushleeds.org.uk

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Shock! Horror! Clean the Oven Myself?! Ovenu was joking – of course they’ll do it….later! Ovenu, the UK’s largest oven valeting company, reported a record level of bookings in the last quarter of the year, to the point where they were unable to meet demand! Both existing and potential clients who had left it too late to secure a booking, were left with the daunting prospect of having to clean the oven themselves, before the rush of friends and relations arriving for Christmas. Richard Greenwood, owner of Ovenu in West Yorkshire, quickly suggested that with the Christmas celebrations and the oven working overtime, wouldn’t it be better to leave it until after the festivities? “Luckily”, Richard told us, “they saw the sense in my argument and we are looking forward to a busy January and February!”

Ovenu has built up a great reputation in north Leeds in recent years on the strength of being able to bring even the dirtiest of ovens back to a superb level of cleanliness. Particularly where ovens are less than five years old, irrespective of how dirty they may be, the end result will have the oven looking close to showroom standard. Ovenu deals with all types of ovens – from built-in single and double ovens, to their specialist area of ranges and AGAs. “The beauty of this business”, said Richard, “is that once people have seen the end result, the majority will rebook within twelve months, and recommend the service to family, friends and neighbours.”

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weirs for their nests. A stronghold is the rivers and their tributaries in the Dales.

One of the most unmistakable and engaging birds is the dipper. It is a small, plump, short-tailed bird, sootyblack in colour with a vivid white bib and a brownish tinge on the head.

Dippers breed early, starting in February in mild winters. The song, a loud rich warble but with grating notes, can be heard in the depths of winter. Their call note is a sharp “dzit”.

Dippers prefer upland rivers where they are often seen perched on midstream rocks performing a characteristic bobbing action. In search of food, they are strong swimmers and can walk on riverbeds. Their flight is fast and straight, low over the water.

Though hardy birds present all year, they will move to lower levels if rivers freeze in severe cold spells. Numbers are relatively stable but decline temporarily after hard winters like the last one.

Watercourses in the hills are their main habitat but they occur also on lowland rivers, often using holes or under overhangs in bridges and

Leeds Loves Food 2012 Local food producers, farmers, restaurateurs and chefs are being invited to take part in the Leeds Loves Food Festival, scheduled to return to Millennium Square from 25th – 27th May 2012. Alongside the hundreds of stalls, the festival also brings together a calendar of events at major venues across the city. In 2011, the Victoria Quarter hosted its own food festival, including demonstrations from Anthony’s patisserie, Opposite Café and Bagel Nash, and The Light hosted cocktail-making master classes and pizza workshops. Leeds Kirkgate market also hosted a farmer’s and crafts markets as well as offering special lunchtime treats. Managed in partnership with Marketing Leeds, Leeds City Council and the Yorkshire Post/Yorkshire Evening Post, the Yorkshire Food and Drink Show is the centre-piece of the innovative festival, and attracted 18 January 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk

38,000 visitors in 2011. A theatre kitchen with cookery demonstrations and chef cook-offs will take centre stage at the show.

and stores. Leeds has become a foodies’ hotspot with many awardwinning restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.”

“Leeds Loves Food demonstrates the variety and quality of produce available in Leeds” said Jean Dent, Director of Marketing Leeds. “It is one of the highlights of the Leeds calendar, providing a great platform for our fabulous restaurants, cafes

The festival will kick start a Summer of foodie offers and events throughout the city, offering everyone something to get their teeth into! For more information visit www.leedslovesfood.com


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Jane Marshall, nee Pollard (1770-1847) Lifelong friend of Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855), William Wordsworth’s sister Jane Pollard was born in 1770 in Halifax, the fifth of the six daughters of William Pollard, a prosperous cloth merchant who lived in fine style in Ovenden Hall. When she was six, she made friends at school with a newlyarrived girl of her own age, Dorothy Wordsworth. Dorothy’s mother had died suddenly a few months earlier; her father was often absent on business, and so Dorothy had been sent away from Cockermouth to live with her Halifax aunt, Elizabeth Threlkeld (later Mrs Rawson). Having lost her mother, she was now also separated from her four beloved brothers. While she settled happily enough with her aunt, she missed her family painfully, particularly her adored brother William. Jane’s affection and the warmth of her home were a consolation, and Dorothy was to remember her nine years in Halifax as among her happiest. She and Jane shared the special intimacy of growing up together, through their childhood into their teens.

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orothy left Halifax when she was fifteen, after the death of her father, who had left his affairs in chaos and debt. After living with her grandparents and then her uncle she was finally reunited with her brother William in 1794 when she was 23. She was to remain with him all her life, busy caring for his children, her nieces and nephews, but never marrying. She began to write to her ‘dear dear Jane’ straight after her departure from Halifax, her letters full of her personal and family worries, but with more youthful frivolous moments – ‘So you have got high-heeled shoes, I do not think of having them yet..’ Her letters reflect her personality – spontaneous, warm, sensitive, and open. Alongside ‘the secrets of my heart’, she told Jane about her life with William, then winning a reputation as a poet, asked her views on his poems, described their move to Dove Cottage (later to Allen Bank and Rydal Mount) and talked about their circle of friends: Coleridge, de Quincey, Southey. Jane’s life was very different. In 1795, she married John Marshall, a flax ‘millocrat’ from Leeds who had inherited a drapery business from his father and built it into a massive money-spinning enterprise. She had probably known him from youth: he went to school near Halifax, he shared her father’s business interests, both families were Unitarians. She

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invited Dorothy to the wedding, and the couple spent their honeymoon in the Lake District. They lived in Leeds, first in Meadow Lane, then from 1805 in Headingley, renting the New Grange mansion (now Beckett Park) and then buying nearby Headingley House (demolished c1912) which they extended to house their growing family of twelve children, numerous visitors and a retinue of servants.

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ane, alongside her many pregnancies, had to manage a vast household, with a house in London too. She and Dorothy continued to write; there were visits from Dorothy and William Wordsworth to New Grange and by the Marshalls to the Lakes. They exchanged books, and John advised William on landscape planting. When the Marshalls decided to look for an estate in the Lakes as their second home, they consulted Dorothy and William. They finally bought an estate called Hallsteads, overlooking Ullswater. Their house still stands, with magnificent views over the lake and mountains, now used as an Outward Bound centre. Three of Jane’s five sisters never married, and after their parents’ death, lived with the family in Headingley. John Marshall later bought a house near Hallsteads for them. He and several of his sons bought further large estates in the Lakes, much of which now belongs to the National Trust; there are many examples of their benefaction and patronage all around the area. When John Marshall withdrew from active involvement in the business in the 1830s they spent most of their time at Hallsteads, not far from the Wordsworths – they wrote and visited each other regularly until John Marshall’s death in 1845 and Jane’s two years later.

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orothy’s letters and journals have provided those who love Wordsworth’s poetry and the Lakes with a unique insight into the Wordsworths’ world, and her writing is a delight in itself, imbued with her particular spirit. She wrote to many people, but her letters to her childhood friend Jane give us an intimate view of her, particularly in youth. Jane saved them all, and thanks to her they survive today. Her own letters have gone.

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Ilkley Brewery is set for a Fantastic 2012! With sales up over 100 per cent and production levels five times what they were in 2010, Ilkley Brewery is celebrating a third year of growth and looking forward to a prosperous New Year.

“The rate at which the brewery has grown this year has been astonishing”, said Chris Ives, one of the brewery’s three directors. “Levels of demand have been higher than we envisaged meaning a fifth fermentor was a must if we were to deliver on every order. It’s been a fastpaced but exciting year which will put us on the front foot for 2012.”

Ilkley Brewery also scooped seven awards this year. Stout Mary won silver at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Northern Region Beer Competition. There were also wins at the Clifford Champion Beer Festival in Leeds, Guiseley Factory Workers Beer Festival, Horsforth Beer Festival and Clitheroe Beer Festival. The brewery’s flagship beer, Mary Jane, won Beer of the Year at the Muse pub in Wetherby.

Ilkley Brewery recently revealed that it had made Yorkshire’s final shortlist in the Local Business Accelerators campaign, which champions dynamic fledging enterprises less than three years old. The overall winner of the national campaign will be announced in January and will receive a year’s mentoring from Deborah Meaden of Dragon’s Den fame and an advertising campaign by a top London agency. Having only brewed its first firkin in 2009, the brewery now produces over 33,000 pints a week!

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How often have you woken up on New Year’s Day thinking “this year I’m going to start exercising and lead a healthier lifestyle”? But, by the first week of February you’re using your new treadmill as an airing rack for last week’s washing! You can avoid falling off the fitness wagon by following these five easy steps.

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Setting goals is essential. Having an outline of what you want to achieve will help you stay focused on achieving results. Choose a short term (10-12 weeks) and a couple of long term goals (8-12 months). These should be realistic so you don’t become discouraged or disappointed. A good short term goal might be to run a 5km race or maintain a new weight loss plan (aim to lose around 1lb-2lbs/week). Long term goals are what you aspire to – for example, running a marathon or achieving your ideal weight. Good things take time, so be patient and celebrate every time you reach one of your goals!


If you are new to exercise, plan to work out two or three days a week. If you are more experienced, aim for three to six days. No matter what your level, make sure you give yourself adequate time to rest and recover – 24 hours between workouts and at least one recovery day with no exercise per week. New exercisers are often very enthusiastic in the beginning and can over-train. This can lead to poor results and in many cases pain, discomfort, and possible injury, which could set you back or put you off exercising altogether. Commit yourself to your workouts. Set aside specific times and make it a priority. Research the types of exercise you would like to do. There are numerous options such as yoga, pilates, running, cycling, weight and circuit training. The list is endless and you’re sure to find something that you’ll enjoy. If you are working out at home, create a specific space for exercising, ensuring you have enough room to stretch out. Incorporate cardiovascular training into your workout to improve heart health, as well as weight training to build muscle, which will raise your metabolic rate (your ability to burn calories). Cardiovascular training should last a

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minimum of 20 to 30 minutes two to three days a week and should only be as intense as feels comfortable. You should be able to have a conversation with someone without being out of breath. You can do cardio before or after weight training or on alternate days. Make sure you warm up at a lower intensity for five minutes to prepare for your workout. Stretching before and/or afterwards is also important for improved flexibility and muscle recovery. Your weight training programme should be a total body plan. Work the major muscle groups first (chest, back, thighs), then the smaller muscle groups (shoulders, arm, calves). This will help prevent muscle fatigue in the smaller muscle groups. As with cardio, it’s important to warm up and stretch before and/or after weight training to prevent injury and improve flexibility.

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Nutrition plays a very important role in keeping our bodies healthy, so make sure you eat a balanced diet. It is the fuel for all of our daily activities. You should include all the essentials – carbohydrates, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals. Complex carbohydrates like potatoes, bananas and wholegrain bread, contain natural sugars and starches that break down slowly and are healthier than simple carbohydrates, like biscuits and sweets, which contain processed, simple sugars. Proteins are the building blocks of all cells and muscle tissues, so eat a mixture of animal and plant-based proteins that are low in saturated fat – fish, poultry, lean beef, eggs, legumes, cereals and nuts are all good sources of protein. Avoid large amounts of

saturated fat. Use vegetable oil instead of butter or lard in cooking. Unsaturated fats are found in avocados, unsalted nuts, seeds, and in oily fish, which also contains omega fatty acids. Vitamins and minerals are obtained by eating a balanced diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables. Multivitamins are a good dietary supplement but should not replace eating fruit and vegetables. Check out www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthyeating for more information on daily recommended allowances. For good, healthy recipes visit www.goodtoknow. co.uk/recipes/Healthy-eating

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Try to incorporate at least 60 minutes of activity into your daily routine. This doesn’t have to be a full session at the gym – even taking the stairs instead of the lift, or walking to the shops will make a difference. Invest in a pedometer and see how much exercise you are doing without even trying. The following day try walking a bit further. The extra weight will just fall off!

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Ross Raisin to Headline Fifth Headingley LitFest

The fifth Headingley LitFest will take place from 12th – 25th March, in a suburb which has been well-endowed with literary talent for more than a century. Established in 2008, and organised by a dedicated band of volunteers, the LitFest has grown in both prestige and in the sheer volume of events. In its brief history it has included such headliners as Dame Beryl Bainbridge (2009), David Peace (2010) and Ben Okri (2011) along with a considerable number of local writers, both established and new. The theme of Headingley LitFest 2012 is ‘Lingo’. There will be a general bias towards dialect and translation, but also a focus on the inventive use of language. This year’s headliner will be the young novelist Ross Raisin. His debut novel God’s Own Country was published in 2008, and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. The novel was also one of six finalists for the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize, for authors

under the age of 30. Remarkable for its use of Yorkshire dialect, it is a darklyhumorous story told by Sam Marsdyke, who stalks his prey, both animal and human, over the North Yorkshire moors. His second novel, Waterline, about an elderly man originating from Glasgow, was recently serialized on BBC Radio 4. It was described by a reviewer for The Scotsman as “A poignant, shocking, wry, shaming, yet profoundly generous, and cunningly crafted classic ... If you’re looking for the definitive novel for our times, this is the strongest candidate I’ve read for ages.” As in previous years, a number of venues, large and small, will be used, including Café Lento and Mint Cafe on North Lane, the HEART Centre and The New Headingley Club. In the run up to the Festival, an interim event, ‘An evening with poet Becky Cherriman’, with hot music (!), will be held at HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley on Friday 10th February at 8pm.

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Melody Antiques from Cheshire is bringing a fabulous range of Welsh dressers, oak refectory tables and country furniture. Aberdeenshire picture dealer, Campbell Wilson is bringing a pencil and coloured chalk portrait study of Mrs Ambrose McEvoy signed by Augustus John (1878-1961). Plaza has a wonderful selection of designer jewellery, including 1960s South Sea pearl, diamond and sapphire earrings by Tiffany. And, Art of the Imagination will display Claire Mackie’s watercolour ‘Under the Love Spell’ (shown left).

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WHAT’S ON AT THE PLAYHOUSE IN 2012? What a year it has been for The West Yorkshire Playhouse! With Annie still ringing in my ears, and fantastic memories of shows like The GoBetween, Tim Pigott-Smith’s King Lear, DV8 Theatre’s Can We Talk About This, Bob the Man on the Moon and much more, now we have 2012 to look forward to! The Playhouse recently announced its line-up and we are in for more treats. Inspired by the Olympics, and believing that art and shared live experience can lift the nation’s spirits, the Spring/Summer season is packed with classic drama, new work and an eclectic mix of touring shows. Highlights include an all black cast production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot by Talawa Theatre Company; the World Premiere of teen novelist Louise Rennison’s hilariously funny Angus Thongs and Even More Snogging, adapted for stage by Leeds writer Mark Catley, who has written for Casualty, Eastenders, Holby City and Doctors; a play about Mary Shelley which puts her, instead of her famous novel (Frankenstein), centre stage; and The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard’s most autobiographical play, which is all about following your heart and your passion and seeing where it leads you. Loserville is a new musical written by Elliott Davis, with music by singer/ songwriter James Bourne, co-founder of bands Busted and Son of Dork, who has written for numerous other artists including McFly, The Saturdays, Jonas Brothers and Pixie Lott. Unlimited Theatre’s The Giant and The Bear will bring the circus to town and you can look forward to circus

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acts, street performers, storytellers and musicians. Choose your own adventure from a massive menu of games and experiences before a breathtaking finale in the Big Top – erected on Quarry Hill for one week only.

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Plus, following last year’s success, there’s Transform ’12 – a celebratory, anarchic and playful programme of work by theatre makers from West Yorkshire and beyond; Furnace – the Playhouse’s programme for developing new, ambitious projects for adventurous audiences; and the New Writing Season which seeks to open up conversations between writers, industry insiders and audiences. Touring productions include a raucous interpretation of Love’s Labour Lost by Barrie Rutter; Danse, featuring Phoenix Dance, and Sadler’s Wells; children’s theatre, including Swallows and Amazons and The Owl and the Pussycat; and plenty of comedy. What’s not to like? Visit www.wyp.org.uk for full details.

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A creative writing tutor at Leeds Trinity University College is in the running for the 2011 Costa Book Award, one of the UK’s top literary prizes. Martyn Bedford’s novel, Flip, his first novel aimed at a teenage audience, is one of four titles named by the judges in the children’s books category of the prestigious award, formerly known as the Whitbread, which carries a total prize fund of £55,000. Flip has now been short or long-listed for seven awards, most notably the Carnegie Medal – the highest honour in children’s fiction – and the Red House Children’s Book Awards, in which it is a Pick of the Year. It is also in contention for the UK Literacy Association Award, as well as three regional prizes run by local authority library services in Calderdale, Essex and Angus. “The Costa short-listing is the icing on the cake”, said Martyn. “Given that Flip is my first novel for a teenage readership, I was delighted just to get a publishing deal – I never dreamt it would appear on the radar of the judges of even one prize, let alone seven!” The Costa judges said, “Flip swept us all along. Thanks to Martyn Bedford’s masterly balance of tension and wit, this unique fusion of the surreal and the everyday proved utterly convincing.”

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HUGO DIRECTED BY: MARTIN SCORSESE STARRING: ASA BUTTERFIELD, CHLOE GRACE MORETZ, BEN KINGSLEY, SACHA BARON COHEN CERT: U 127 MINS In a move as surprising as the departure from his oeuvre into period drama territory with The Age of Innocence in 1993, Martin Scorsese has produced his first family film, it is as the ‘U’ rating declares, “Suitable For All” and likely to delight young and old alike. Scorsese is as much a film scholar as a filmmaker and Hugo is his affectionate tribute to the early pioneers of cinema and the medium itself, with which he is obviously enraptured. Set in a beautifully realised Paris of the 1930s, the film follows the adventures of Hugo, a Dickensian orphan type who lives in the labyrinthine network of corridors and rooms behind the walls of a central railway station. Tasked with maintaining the clocks in the station, Hugo sustains a meagre existence stealing scraps from the station vendors, playing cat and mouse with the villainous railway inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) and puzzling over a clockwork automaton he was in the process of restoring with his father when he met an untimely end. Hugo encounters the curmudgeonly owner of a shop in the station selling wind up toys and such and finds that 32 January 2012 | northleedslife.co.uk

the secrets his father’s automaton hold are somehow entwined with the old man’s painful past. Aided by the shop owner’s goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), a precocious bookworm whose speech is peppered with newly learnt words, Hugo sets about unraveling the mystery and

It transpires that the elderly shop owner is none other than Georges Melies, a former stage magician and one of the first dramatic filmmakers, creator of the 1902 classic silent film A Trip to the Moon. A nifty little plot device this, as it allows Scorsese to deliver a brief history of the early days of moviemaking, acknowledging his heroes and influences and, as we experience it through the eyes of our young protagonist, conveying the childlike sense of wonder cinema inspires by magically bringing dreams to life. It may be unlikely that Hugo comes to be regarded as one of Scorsese’s greatest


films but there is a great deal to like here, particularly for cinephiles. It is a lovingly crafted work with gorgeous art direction and production design, a real technical tour de force. Aside from the kid-friendly aspect, Hugo marks another first for the director as it is his first film shot in 3D. Despite the advanced technology now in use, many still view 3D as a gimmicky fad or cynical means to inflate cinema ticket prices. As one would expect from a filmmaker of Scorsese’s stature, he utilizes the possibilities of 3D inventively and often to thrilling effect as in the bravura opening shot, an almost overwhelming assault on the senses. The enhanced depth of field also works particularly well in the sequences featuring clockwork mechanisms.

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Best Screenplay Award for Leeds Trinity Graduate An aspiring screenwriter’s nightmare road trip had a dream ending when it earned him an award for Best Screenplay at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2011. Alex Bulpitt, from Sheffield, graduated this year from Leeds Trinity University College with a BA in Film Studies, and says the award has given a real boost to his ambition of working as a screenwriter. His screenplay Hidden Devils follows four men whose dreams of stardom are forgotten when a drive through the lonesome Nevada Desert descends into a primitive fight for survival. “I’ve always been a big horror fan so I stuck with what I knew best for this screenplay”, said Alex. “It practically wrote itself – it’s all about the characters, and their predicament is a reflection on them.

School Friends Record Song for Help for Heroes

“The film studies course at Leeds Trinity covers every decade of film, so when writing a screenplay I know the heritage of film making and understand the conventions and

purpose in contemporary context. Everything I learned about character archetypes, spiritualities and hero journey have been absolutely invaluable to me.” call came a bit out of the blue. He said he wanted to create a piece of work that demonstrated the respect that today’s youth has for the sacrifices that our armed forces are constantly making for us and I was happy to help.”

Soprano Lucy Watmough recently collaborated with an old school friend, Chris Bevan, to record a song to raise funds for the Help for Heroes campaign. The friends both studied music at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley but went their separate ways when Chris left to study at Leeds College of Music.

In July the team made a start on the music video, shooting the first part of it on location at a military preparation college in Wrexham, with help from Kevin Petch, music photographer and Sean Lloyd as project co-ordinator. The second part of the video and the recording of the song itself took place at Dave Ashman’s studio in Castleford in October.

The school chums were reunited earlier this year when Chris contacted Lucy to see if she would consider singing the song that he had composed, with lyrics by Miki Stokoe. “I hadn’t seen Chris since Prince Henry’s”, said Lucy, “and his

The video will be ready in time for Christmas and will be available to view on youtube as well as selected city centre big screens. A download of the single will be available on iTunes and all proceeds will go to Help for Heroes.

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Mono_cult NYD Party Sun 1 Jan at The Faversham from 4pm. Featuring Ame + Art Department (2) + Tiger & Woods + Sven Weisemann + Eliphino + Matt Long + Paul Kaminski + Brad Mercer

The Halle Orchestra Sat 14 Jan at Leeds Town Hall. Tickets £12.50 - £31.50. Playing Humperdinck’s Overture: Hansel & Gretel; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1; & Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2.

Mae Wed 4 Jan at The Well from 7:30pm. £10. Alt & Indie band Mae (Multisensory Aesthetic Experience) often likened to Death Cab For Cutie.

Wolf People Sat 14 January at Brudenell Social Club from 7:30pm. £8. English folk-rock.

Cymbals Eat Guitars + Milagres Fri 6 Jan from 7:30pm Brudenell Social Club. £7. Cymbals Eat Guitars are a young Staten Island indie fourpiece. Milagres: ambient indie rock from Brooklyn. Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music Mon 9 Jan from 1:05pm at Leeds Town Hall. Leading organist Gordon Stewart plays works including Bach’s Toccata in F. Winter Moon - Warm Music for a Dark Night: Matthew Sharp. Thurs 12 Jan at Howard Assembly Room from 7:45pm. £10. Candlelit concert from classical cellist, featuring Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night & Mahler’s At Midnight. Whole Lotta Led Fri 13 Jan at O2 Academy. £12. Led Zeppelin tribute band recommended as one of the UK’s top tribute bands by ‘Classic Rock’ magazine. The Urban Voodoo Machine Fri 13 Jan at The Wardrobe. £10. Self-styled purveyors of ‘Bourbonsoaked Gypsy Blues Bop ‘n’ stroll’. Saturday Jazz Workshop Sat 14 Jan, 2.30 – 4.30pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. Details: jeanwatsonlifeskills@ hotmail.com or 0113 237 0700

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Ben Lowman’s Django Project Sun 15 Jan, 1.30 – 4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. £5/4 kids under 16 free. The Sunday Joint: The Tempertons Sun 15 Jan at The HiFi Club from 10pm. Free. Live bands onstage + resident DJs playing blend of nu-soul, breakbeat treats & funk laden beats. Scott Hamilton, Alan Barnes & Dave Newton Trio Thurs 19 Jan at Seven Arts Chapel Allerton. American tenor sax star with UK favourites. £15/ £12 0113 262 6777 All That Jazz - Baby It’s Cold Outside Thurs 19 Jan at The HiFi Club from 10pm. £4. Monthly party with live dancefloor jazz supplied by the awesome JB Hot Five Swing Band. Azriel + Silent Screams + Departures Fri 20 Jan at The Well from 8pm. £5. A trilogy of hardcore metallers. Minny Pops + Rats on Rafts Fri 20 Jan at Brudenell Social Club from 8pm. £6. Dutch electro pioneers Minny Pops play live for first time in 30 years! Rats on Rafts: a young Post Punk/ New Wave band from Rotterdam. M83 + Porcelain Raft

Fri 20 Jan at The Cockpit. Tickets £14 from Jumbo. Shoegazing-esque music with Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez from M83 & dreamy, bleary songs from Porcelain Raft.

Various Cruelties 21 Jan at Cockpit. Tickets £8 from Jumbo. Shabby Motown-influenced pop from White City. Man Overboard Weds 25 Jan at The Cockpit. £7. New Jersey-based poppunk defenders. Never Shout Never Wed 25 Jan at Leeds Met SU from 7:30pm. American pop rock band from Missouri. Roots: Des the Miner 27 Jan at New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd. 8pm. £5. Jazz/ blues of popular, long standing, local band with classic & original tunes. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Leeds Sat 21 Jan at Leeds Town Hall from 7:30pm (pre-concert talk 6:45pm). Tickets £10 - £29 from 0113 224 3801. Playing Ravel, Lalo, & Debussy. Gary Boyle Quartet Sun 22 Jan, 1-4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. £5/ £4 kids U-16 free. 0113 262 6777 fiN Wed 25 Jan at Oporto from 7pm. Free. Southwest London schoolmates-turnedtwenty-something guitar pop visionaries. Panic at the Disco Thurs 26 Jan at O2 Academy. £17.50. Alternative American Rock outfit touring with their third album ‘Vices & Virtues’. The Leeds Bluegrass Club Thurs 26 Jan at The Grove Inn from 8.30pm. £3. Live acoustic, Americana/ Bluegrass/Country music, resident bands + guests. Picking sessions in back rooms, musicians welcome. Details: John 267 0761, Kevin 267 7040.

Vanessa Rani Thurs 26 Jan at Seven Arts from 7:30pm. Fusing Classical Indian Rāg & folk song with western style grooves to create an atmosphere of total relaxation & calm. Lindi Ortega Fri 27 Jan at The Cockpit. £6. Americana & alt-country folk from this Canadian singer-songwriter whose voice has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris. Four Year Strong + A Loss for Words Fri 27 Jan at Leeds Met SU from 6pm. Pop punk from these two Massachusetts bands. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Sat 28 Jan, playing Wagner, Brahms & Tchaikovsky at Leeds Town Hall. Tickets 12.50 - £31.50 from 0113 224 3801 Roots Manuva Sat 28 Jan at Leeds Met SU from 7:30pm. £15. One of the leading lights in UK Hiphop. Veronica Falls Sat 28 Jan at Brudenell Social Club from 8pm. £6. Harmonic indie pop band from London. Alan Corey Mwamba + Dave Kane + Joshua Blackmore Sun 29 Jan 1-4pm at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton. £5/ £4 kids U-16 free. Wild Flag Sun 29 Jan at The Cockpit from 7pm. £12.50. American fourpiece ‘supergroup’ from Portland & Washington DC featuring ex members of Sleater-Kinney/Helium/ Minders. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Mon 30 Jan at The Cockpit from 7pm. £12.50. Exuberant American indie rock from New York five-piece.


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Gateways School Launches its Own Book Gateways School in Harewood recently launched its very own book Gateways to Harewood: Tales of a house, a school and a village. The book, published by Scratching Shed, was officially launched by Patricia, Countess of Harewood, who also wrote the book’s foreword. The event was the culmination of nearly 18 months’ work involving all the pupils. Together they researched, wrote, illustrated and designed the book which explores the links between Gateways School, the village of Harewood and Harewood House. Around two hundred people attended the event which included an exhibition of work connected with the book project, including a magnificent bookshaped cake made by Year 9 pupil Lottie Hodson who lives in Arthington.

Fabulous Fifteenth The Froebelian School in Horsforth recently celebrated coming fifteenth in the national league tables. Consistently excellent Year 6 SATs results at Level Five have put pupils in a leading position in the Sunday Times Top 100. These results are based on consistent achievement at the highest level, as the scores are aggregated over three years. The table for private schools is different to those for state primary schools. The Froebelian has maintained its place in the Top 100 ever since The Sunday Times began publishing league tables 20 years ago.

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Patricia, Countess of Harewood, with Amber Osborn, 13, who designed the book’s cover.


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Alan Flood, Artist in Residence at Horsforth School Alan Flood and the Art Department

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lan Flood, one of the most collectable artists painting in the UK, was Artist in Residence for two days in November at Horsforth School. Alan had been working on a 42 foot long abstract painting based on China, and had not been able to see the piece in its entirety during its development. The Art Department was thrilled to be approached by Alan for use of the school hall to complete the work. The painting had been commissioned by the North Sea Chinese Restaurant in Pudsey.

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It is fantastic that the school has the imagination to recognise the value of exposing their students to a piece of art in progress.” work draws on the ancient tradition of religious icon painting. He works from his studio in Horsforth as well as studios and sites across Europe. “It’s exciting to be physically creating a piece of work within the community”, said Alan. “There is a performance element in painting, so I relish the idea of being out of the cloister of my studio.

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Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies at St Paul’s Church, Raynel Drive, LS16. Cubs: Tues 6.30 – 7.45pm. Contact Shasheen Stafford 267 5504; Rainbows: Thurs 5 – 6pm. Contact Kirsty Hazlegrave 0778 6497378; Brownies: Thurs 6 – 7.30pm, Contact Sue Hill 261 3730. New members welcome. Grove Pre-school, Horsforth for children from age 2. Good OFSTED report. No more than 20 children. Lots of fun & learning. Funding for 3/4 year olds. Tues 9am – 12 noon & 12 – 3pm; Wed 9am – 12 noon. Details: Jean 258 9093. Mums & Toddlers Wed 9.30 – 11.30am at St Giles Church Hall, Bramhope. Details Nicci Shay 267 4884. Mums & Tots Group meets Tues 1 – 3pm in term time at Bramhope Methodist Church £1.50 per family. Details: 203 7090 Parent & Toddler Group every Fri (term time only), 1.30 – 3pm at St Mary’s School, Broadgate Lane, Horsforth. Come along for a drink & a chat. Everyone welcome. Details: Francesca D’Arcy 07838 753166 St Paul’s Church, Kidz Club Ireland Wood, LS16 3rd Sunday. Tues - Cubs meet at 6.30pm; Thurs - Rainbows at 5.30pm; Brownies at 6.30pm (term time). New members welcome. 7th Horsforth Brownies meet Tues pm at Woodside Methodist Church, Outwood Lane. Girls 7 – 11 welcome to join for a fun-filled, action-packed evenings. Rainbow group (for girls aged 5 – 7) meets Mon pm. Details: Yogi Bear on froggyned@gmail.com

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Horsforth Golf Club Raises £220K for Cancer Centre Horsforth Golf Club, on Layton Rise, recently celebrated its 20th year of supporting Cookridge Hospital and, since its closure and transfer of services, the new Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’s University Hospital. All the money generated has been as a result of its annual charity tournament – an event that was originally staged as a one-off in 1991 but has remained the highlight of the club’s golfing and social calendar ever since. One of the organisers of this year’s event, Margaret Gott, said: “The event draws people from all over the country and is at the very heart of the golf club’s life. “All of us know someone whose life has been touched by cancer and we are grateful for people’s support over the last 20 years in helping us to raise so much money for such a good cause. We estimate that some £220,000 has now been raised as a result of the competition, which was started by

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ACTIVE After Eights Badminton Club Mon 8.30 – 9.30pm at Holt Park Sports Centre. New members welcome. Turn up & try our friendly club – free. Details: Helen, 0113 305 3327 Badminton Anyone? Friendly badminton club looking for experienced players. Fri 7.30-9.30pm at Trinity University, Horsforth. Details: Sylvia 259 0113, Graham on 258 4532 Ballroom & Sequence Dance Wed 1.30 – 4pm at Queenswood Social Club, Queenswood Dr. LS6. £1.50. Bar open. Will play requests. Details: Tom & Gwen 0113 258 1835

Bramhope Methodist Church Badminton Group meets Mon, 8pm in the church hall. New members welcome. Details: Chris 267 1829. Bramhope Table Tennis Club. Meets Mon 8 – 10pm & Tues 1.30 – 3.30pm at Robert Craven Hall. New members welcome. Details: Stewart 267 3311 Circle Dancing Group meets 1st & 3rd Tues of the month at St.Giles Church Hall, Bramhope. Gentle dancing to beautiful music from all over the world. Great fun, therapeutic, & friendly group. All welcome. Details: Joan 0113 284 2549.

Cookridge Rambling Club meets Sun, 9.30am in the car park of Cookridge Village Hall for walks of approx 6/8 miles. Transport can be provided when required. Details: Barbara 267 1522 Briggate Morris (Women’s Northwest Morris Dancing) New members invited. All ages & abilities welcome. Practice Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm, Brownberrie Lane Preschool, Horsforth. Details: Katie 07890 754115, www.briggatemorris.blogspot.com. Dance Scottish in Adel Scottish Country Dancing, Mon 1.45 – 4.45pm & Tues 7.45 – 9.45pm at Adel Methodist Church Hall (behind Lawnswood Arms). Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Details: Don Andrews 01535 605065, donald@

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Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Are you 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: Roger 267 4716, Sara 287 6250. Leeds Contra Ceilidh meets 8 - 10.30pm at Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd. (near the Skyrack). 2nd & 4th Tues of month (Sept to June). Live band! No partner or experience required. Newcomers welcome. Details: Liz 284 3282, www.leedscontra.freeuk. com 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.

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Lindy Fridays Lindy Hop classes for complete beginners onwards at The Carriageworks Theatre, Millenium Sq. No partner required, Beginners class 7pm (Level 2 Room1) £5. Details: www.lindyfridays. com

Sequence Tea Dance Mon 2 – 4pm at Bramhope Methodist Church Hall. Refreshments & raffle prizes. You don’t need a partner, just enthusiasm! Keep fit in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Details: Marjorie 267 9802

Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind the Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 – 10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902

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

Scottish Country Dancing Thurs 7.30 – 9.30pm, St Columba’s, Headingley Lane. All abilities welcome, no partner necessary. £2.50 incl. refreshments.

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Bramhope Arts Club meets Mon, 7.30pm at Robert Craven Hall, Old Lane. 9 Jan: Practical evening. 16 Jan: Club critique & competition – winning picture to be framed by Mark Tennant, Skipton Art Shop. 23 Jan: Mark Tennant talks about framing. 30 Jan: David Newbould demonstrates landscape painting in Artisan Oils. New members welcome at half price subscription. Chinese Brush Painters Society Sun 8 Jan: Painting Flowers in the Lingnan Style with Nick Hornigold. Sat 21 Jan: Painting Flowers in the Meticulous Style with Anne Allan. All workshops at Poolin-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool, 10am - 4pm. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks. co.uk Flower Arranging Classes 1st Thurs of month, 1.30pm & 7.30pm at Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436, kaybeehall@talktalk. net Flower Arranging Classes Wed 7 – 9pm at The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley, LS17. Beginners & experienced arrangers welcome! Details: Judy Watker 07538 132053, 261 2379, watkers@ btinternet.com. Horsforth Arts Society reopens 4 Jan with a DVD; Ink drawing on 11 Jan; & drawing a dressed model on 25 Jan. Starting 7.30pm at the Studio, 15 Back Lane, Horsforth LS18. Details: 259 0259

North Leeds Calligraphers Tues 10am – 12 noon at St Andrews URC, Devonshire Crescent, LS8. Calligraphy lessons for absolute beginners & those with a prior knowledge of this wonderful art form. Individual tuition given. Details: 269 6414 Yorkshire Flower Club Wed 25 Jan, 2pm at Almscliffe Hall, Harrogate Rd, Huby, LS17. A Talk by Martin Fish from Harlow Carr. Details: 01943 863172 COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Bramhope Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, 10am – 2pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane. Home baking, organic meats, sausages & pies, free range eggs, bread & cheese, plus veg produced by local farmers. Wheelchair access. Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10am-noon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome. Charity Coffee Morning Sat 7 Jan 10 – 12 noon at Bramhope Methodist Church, in aid of Martin House Hospice. Homemade cakes & hot bacon sandwiches. Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of each month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc, North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. GROUPS Adel Bridge Club meets Fri, 7.15pm at Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane. Relaxed Chicago Bridge club. New members welcome, whether improvers or more experienced players. No partner needed. Details: Janice 230 6387 or 07713 402405

Adel Crag Community Assoc keeps you informed about what is happening in your neighbourhood, with up-to-date information on local news, events etc. Details: Francis Garbutt 261 0846, www.adelcrag. org.com Adel & District Horticultural Society meets 2nd Mon in month, Sept – May, 7.45pm at Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane. New members welcome. Next meeting 9 Jan: ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’ by Nigel Harrison. Details: Mrs Tarn Everett 261 3095 Aireborough Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tues 7pm, Rawdon Conservative Club. New members welcome. Details: 261 2139 beverley.harfield@ ntlworld.com Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, monthly colour magazine, trips and social events. Details: Dave Senior 0113 282 1818, www.airyorkshire.org.uk/ Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs, 8.30pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 391 0403, www. alwoodleymc.org.uk. Bramhope Bridge Club Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Mon 12.45 – 4.15pm & Tues & Thurs 7.15 – 10.15pm. Lessons for novices on Wed evenings. Details: Bob 225 7495 Bramhope Round Table Every 2nd Tues. Fun, friendship & fundraising (in that order!). All men between 18 & 45 welcome. Details: www. bramhoperoundtable. co.uk, info@bramhope844. co.uk

Budgie Sitters Circle Do you worry about your budgies when you’re away? Join the Budgie Sitters Circle – then you can hand your budgies over to another member & return the favour when they go away, & you’ll know your pets are being well cared for. Details: Lilliane 275 5479, lilliane98@hotmail. com 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, www. feralcatwelfare.org.uk Chevin Antique Society meets 1st Tues of the month (Sept – May), 8pm at West Park Rugby Clubhouse, Bramhope. Speakers on a wide range of subjects. Annual Membership £25. Details: Lis Loach 0113 267 4843, Sally Wilkinson 0113 267 1721 Cookridge Camera Club Wed 7.30pm, Cookridge Village Hall, Green Lane/ Moseley Wood Lane junction. Excellent guest speakers & in-house competitions. New members welcome. Details: Stephen 268 7429 Cookridge Gardening Club meets Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pm in Cookridge Methodist Church Hall. Tony Rymer’s topic will be ‘80 Great Plants for Small Gardens’. All welcome, Come & support your local Club. Adm incl refreshments £1/ 50p members. Friends Hunger Hills Woods AGM Mon 5 March, 7.30pm at the Grey Horse PH, Long Row, Horsforth. Officers for the Friends will be appointed, a report on the year’s activities presented, & hopefully there will also be a guest speaker. Details: 258 3140, leelanefarm@hotmail.com


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Holt Park Residents’ Association Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in the Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Ralph Thoresby School. Details: Alan Mann 07901 656886, www.holtparktra.btck.co.uk Horsforth in Bloom No meeting in Jan. Next Meeting Sat 4 Feb, 10am in the Museum. Members will continue to work throughout the month. In the build-up to both Yorkshire & Leeds in Bloom, schools will be invited to take part in poster & photographic competitions. Planning starts in Jan. Details: 258 3521 Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds, The Horsforth Club, New Road Side, 7.15pm & Thurs 1.30– 4.30pm. New members welcome. Details: Mike Bent 258 1580. Horsforth Photographic Club meets Weds, 7pm in the Stable Block behind the museum. New members very welcome. Details: 258 9149, rjoyful@ yahoo.com Horsforth Retired People’s Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 9.30 – 11am at St Margaret’s Parish Centre. Speakers on a wide variety of subjects plus refreshments & time to socialise. Visitors & prospective members very welcome. Details: Everett Cooke 258 9149, Beryl Harland 258 6907 Horsforth WI meets 3rd Mon of the month at St James’s Parish Centre, Low Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting speakers. Visitors welcome. Details: Pat 258 7062, Christine on 258 9501. Kaleidoscope Social Club for over 50s & unattached with a zest for life. Monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 262 1455 or 261 2619, www.kaleidoscopeleeds. weebly.com

Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Sat 7 Jan & 4 Feb: Practical work party with Dave Blackham, LCCl Parks & Countryside Ranger. Meet 10am Otley Rd car park, opposite main gates. Wear suitable clothing & footwear. Bring packed lunch (cafe if preferred). Equipment & coffee provided. Leeds Caledonian Society Annual Burns Anniversary Dinner Sat 28 Jan, 6.30 for 7.15pm at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. Details: 267 4141, info@ leedscaledonians.org Leeds Combined Arts Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pm at HEART, Bennett Rd, Headingley. Storyteller Dominic Berry hosts Poetry, Prose & Storytelling Evening. Opportunity to read or tell a story in the second half. Entry £2.50/£1 concessions. Details: www. leedscombinedarts.org.uk Leeds Feline Friends Can you give a cat a home away from a busy road? Details: 216 0593, mail@ leedsfelinefriends.org.uk, www.leedsfelinefriends. org.uk. Leeds Lions meets 2nd Mon, Holiday Inn Express, Cavendish St. LS3, 7.30pm. Details: 0845 833 7428, www.lionsclubs.org Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm. Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972. Leeds Oxfam Group Lively group campaigning on issues of interest to anyone concerned about global justice. Next meeting Wed 18 Jan, 7pm at the Civic Hall. Everyone welcome. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542, www. oxfamleeds.org.uk

Leeds Photographic Society, the oldest photographic society in the world, meets Tues 7.30pm in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Rd, Roundhay, LS8. Visitors & prospective members welcome. Details: 265 0651, www.lps1852.co.uk

North Leeds Model Flying Club New members very welcome, experienced or beginners. Building or flying, plenty of friendly advice. Regular meetings at Horsforth or airfield at Almscliff Crag. Details: 0113 217 8348, www. nlmfc.org

Leeds Skyrack Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7.45pm at the New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd. Headingley. New members & helpers welcome. Help the needy of Leeds & create new friendships. Details: 01943 510106, Granville.barker@ sky.com, www.105c.org.uk/ leedsskyrack

Social Events Club Meals, pub nights, theatre/film/ music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away, holidays & more. Mainly over 30s. Monthly new members’ night in North Leeds. Details: 0844 8111025, www.leedsivc. org.uk

Leeds U3A A vibrant organisation with 19 interest groups & regular monthly meetings for anyone not in full time occupation, Details: Bill 07552 448834, www. u3aleeds.org.uk Mahjong Thurs 10am – 12.30pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall. Lively, Chinese game played with small tiles. Happy, friendly group. Details: Jenny 230 0094 Mercury Movie Makers meet Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. The club is for camcorder owners. Advice, regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 0113 257 7274, www.mercurymoviemakers. com New Weetwood Writers Group at Weetwood Hall. Whether you want to write for publication, profit or pleasure, you’ll be very welcome. Evening & weekend workshops planned. Details: Liz 0113 267 9894.

The Other Bridge Club Friendly bridge played Thurs 7.15 – 10.15pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome. Details: Sandra 01943 463332 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 Tinshill Tenants’ & Residents’ Association New group. Interested in getting involved & improving the area you live in? Details tinshilltenants@hotmail. co.uk, 07730 369 663 Wharfedale Speakers Club meets 1st & 3rd Wed of each month at Cross Green Community Centre, Pool Rd, Otley. New members welcome. Speakers of all ages & backgrounds. Come along & improve your speaking skills. Details: Tony Morris 0113 258 3507 White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon, 8pm at Farsley Library, Old Rd. Farsley, LS28. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills. Also on YouTube. Details: Stephanie Hanson 0113 255 0824, hansonstevie@ hotmail.com.


Yorkshire Malaya & Borneo Veterans’ Assoc. meets 1st Sat of month, 1.30pm at New Headingley Club, St. Michael’s Rd, Headingley. Anyone involved in the Malayan Emergency & Indonesian Confrontation in 50s & 60s most welcome. Represents all units of the armed forces. Details: Eddie Seville 0113 263 7583. MUSIC Amici Singers Friendly mixed voice choir welcomes new singers, experienced or not. No auditions. Rehearsals Thurs pm at Adel Methodist Church. Details: 228 5932 or 267 1292. The Chippendale Singers, a mixed voice choir, rehearse Wed, 7.45 – 9.30pm Methodist Church, Boroughgate, Otley. Repertoire includes madrigals, folksongs, spirituals & sacred works, plus lighter music & songs from shows. Vacancies for male singers (music readers essential). Details: Chris Denton 0113 284 3744 chrisjdenton@gmail. com To book choir: Jan Wilkinson 01943 461318 www.chippendalesingers. co.uk Fairfax Singers (Burleyin-Wharfedale) sing for charities & have helped raise significant funds. If you would like to book a concert please contact Marjorie Hall 01274 597024, marj.hall51@ yahoo.co.uk. www. fairfaxsingers.org.uk Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band A friendly, community brass band welcomes new players. Possible instrument loan, if needed. Rehearsals: Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth. Details: Hannah Rowlands 250 0208, Betty Emberton 267 6529

Idle Guitarists Meet Fri, 1.30 – 3.30pm in Idle Baptist Church, Idle, Bradford. Absolute beginners to advanced, young or old, all are invited to join this friendly group. Music is provided, tailored to your level. All you need is a classical (or acoustic) guitar. Details: Darren 07752 184752

Phoenix Concert Band A community wind band rehearsing Thurs, 7.30 – 9.30pm at West Park Centre, Spen Lane LS16 All players at least Grade 5 welcome – especially brass players. Interested in joining or booking the band? Details: secretary@ phoenixband.co.uk or www. phoenixband.co.uk.

Lawnswood Singers A female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good female singers welcome to come & try us out. Wide repertoire of music & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk.

Players for Pleasure offers playing opportunities to adult amateur musicians. All levels, beginners to advanced. All instruments & all ages over 18. New performers especially welcome. Friendly, informal & supportive atmosphere. Details: www. playersforpleasure.co.uk

Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Road, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989.

West Riding Opera has vacancies for chorus members to participate in concerts & staged opera selections. All voice ranges welcome, no audition. Rehearsals Wed, 7.30pm at West Park Centre, Spen Lane. Details: 01274 595978, davewb8@sky. com

Flute Group Tues 7 – 8pm, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama, St Mark’s House, St Mark’s Ave. For Grade 4 standard & above. Details: 243 1605 Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Meets Wed 7.30 – 10.30pm at Guiseley Factory Workers Club, Town St. Guiseley. New members (player/ non player) welcome. Club has a Roland AT900c & a Yamaha PSR S900. Concerts by professional artists – 8pm 1 Feb: Ernest Tempest. Guests welcome. £4. Details: 267 9865 www.organfax.co.uk, www.leedssocialclubs. co.uk New Direction exciting new female choir (all ages). Wed 7.30 – 9.30pm Yorkshire College of Music & Drama, St Mark’s Ave, LS2. Will be performing in concerts, competitions & charity events throughout the year. West End musicals, pop & folk songs, & classical pieces. Details: Tracy 07914 833394

The White Rosettes Female barbershop chorus (four part unaccompanied harmony), 12 x national champions, rehearse Wed 7.30 – 10pm at Moorlands School, Foxhill Dr, Weetwood Lane, LS16 5PF. Details: Jan Spencer 07852 210640, membership@ whiterosettes.org.uk SENIORS Disabled & Elderly Bowling Fri 10am – 12 noon in Hall Park, Horsforth. All welcome. Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11.30am- 12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. Thurs: coffee morning (9.30 – 11am), indoor bowls (10am – 12pm), & lunch 11.30am – 1pm). Details: 259 1511

OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Old Post Office, 10 Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge. Details: 261 9103. OPAL’s 100th Tea Dance! Tues 17 Jan, 12.45 – 3.15pm at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane. Entry £2.50. The Lord Mayor will be in attendance from 1 – 1.30pm. Please come early. Details: Ken 230 1213, Sheila 217 9136 Sequence Tea Dances Mon 2 – 4pm, Bramhope Methodist Church Hall. Everyone welcome. Refreshments & raffle. Details: Marjorie 267 9802. Woodside Luncheon Club (Outwood Lane) Meets Thursdays & is open to all elderly Horsforth residents. Details: 258 3184 SPIRITUAL Adel Baptist Congregation invites you to Sunday services, 10.30am in Adel Primary School, Tile lane, LS16. Worship style is informal with mixture of contemporary & traditional songs. Also, a variety of day time & evening groups. Details: Revd Richard Pollard 275 4989, Richard@spbc.org.uk Adel Methodist Church, corner of Holt Lane & Gainsborough Ave, invites you to Sunday Services at 10.30am. Junior Church also meets at 10.30am Catholic Churches Our Lady of Kirkstall parish covers Leeds 16, Horsforth & Kirkstall. Churches: Holy Name, Otley Old Rd (Parish office: 267 8257); Saint Mary’s, Broadgate Lane, Horsforth (Parish secretary: 258 2607); The Assumption, Spen Lane. Parish Priest: Fr PA Smythe M.A.,Ph.D.; Assistant Priest: Fr BK Akpoigbe MSP. www.ourladyofkirkstall. org.uk


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Cookridge Methodist Church 10.30am Morning Worship. All ages welcome Excellent crèche facilities & refreshments served afterwards. 2nd Sun of month: Family Parade Service - informal, friendly worship for all ages. FREE Drop-in Group Meditation Sun 7- 8pm (except 3rd Sun of month: 6.30-7.30pm). Experience peace & calm with periods of silence & guided meditations. Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, leeds@ uk.bkwsu.org, www.bkwsu. org/uk/leeds FREE 8 week Raja Yoga Meditation Course starts Mon 9 Jan, 7.30 – 9pm at Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Booking required. Details: 0113 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org, www. bkwsu.org/uk/leeds Horsforth Churches Together 18 – 25 Jan: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 18 Jan: Horsforth Churches Together AGM, 7.30pm Lister Hill Baptist Church. 19 Jan: Breakfast service, 6.30am St James Parish Centre &12.30pm, followed by soup, in Grove Methodist. Sun 22 Jan: Pulpit Exchange & Taizé Service 6pm Grove Methodist Church. Details: hm.taylor1@ntlworld.com, 258 3521. Learn to meditate FWBO Leeds Buddhist Centre. A contemporary approach to meditation, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain & stress management. Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org. Leeds Healing Centre Now at Burley Lodge Centre, 42-46 Burley Lodge Road, LS6. Healing by members of The Healing Trust (NFSH) to aid relaxation & promote wellbeing. Fri 11am – 2.30pm. Healing also at Friends’ Meeting House, Roundhay, Thurs 7 – 8.30pm.

Donations appreciated. Details: 07985 121810, 01274 617700, www. leedshealingcentre.org Leeds Stillness Group meets Mon 7.30 - 9.30pm at Quaker Friends Meeting House, 136 Street Lane, Roundhay. Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, (The Power of Now & A New Earth). Join likeminded people to watch footage of Eckhart Tolle talk followed by silent meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644, www. peacenowhere.com Ratnasambhava Kadampa Buddhist Centre (22 Wetherby Rd, Oakwood LS8) Tues 7.30pm from 10 Jan, weekly classes in meditation & Buddhism. Plus classes across city (pm & lunchtime). Details: 265 8164, info@ meditationinleeds.org St Barnabas Church, Alwoodley In 2012, the church celebrates its 50th anniversary. A full programme of events is planned, starting with Songs of Praise on Sun 29 Jan at 6.30pm. All welcome. Details: 0113 267 8487, www. stbarnabasleeds.org.uk St Paul’s Church, Raynel Drive, LS16 Said Eucharist Sun 8am/ Sung Eucharist 10am. Family Eucharist with band 1st Sun– families warmly welcomed; Kidz Club during service on 3rd Sun. Celebration of Epiphany, 9 Jan 10am; Patronal Festival, 29 Jan 10am. Details: Revd Janice Smith 203 7523, Revd Linda Ludkin 2301564, www.stpaulirelandwood. org.uk

Teachings of the Fourth Way The spiritual way brought by G.I.Gurdjieff has been recognized as one of the most original, enduring & penetrating teachings of our time. Meetings in Leeds & Otley. Details: 07814 951231, info@ gurdjieff-leeds.com Leeds Gurdjieff Society The Wharfedale Vineyard Sunday services 10am at Ralph Thoresby School, Holt Park with refreshments). Details: 245 9111 www. wharfedale-vineyard.org SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. Entry £2 incl. refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694 Carers’ Support Group Friendly group meets 1st Tues of month at Grove Methodist Church, Horsforth LS18. Join them for a cuppa & a chat. Details: Angie at Carers Leeds 246 8338. Crohn’s & Colitis UK Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. Four educational & support meetings a year, plus regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@crohnsandcolitis. org.uk, www.groups. crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/ Leeds Different Strokes invites stroke survivors to join them. Weds 1.45 – 3.45pm Adel Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Includes an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, every 2nd Wed, Victoria Hotel, Great George St. Leeds. Support & advice for parents trying to maintain & develop

relationships with their children, following divorce or family breakdown. Details: Don 07981 710179, Ray 07921 728747. Leeds Coeliac Group Sat 28 Jan, 2 – 4pm at St. Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd, Far Headingley, GlutenFree Food Fayre. Details: Sandra McLean 07711 768850, sandra.mclean@ btinternet.com Leeds Diabetes Support Group meets 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse 7 – 9pm. Variety of speakers on all aspects of diabetes care. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528. Leeds Samaritans provide confidential, nonjudgemental support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They listen with an open mind & in complete confidence, for as long as you need. Details: 0113 245 6789, 08457 909090. The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of each month (except bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road, Headingley. Details: Nikki 231 1727 The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & information, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 240 2956. Wharfedale General Hospital Cardiac Club (affiliated with British Heart Foundation) is open to former cardiac patients & their partners. Opportunity to take part in exercise classes under supervision of qualified instructors. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs at Wharfedale General Hospital. £3. Details: Clive Wilkinson 0113 267 1721


The Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre is now at the Day Therapy Unit, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate two Saturdays each month, offering support for people with cancer & their loved ones. Details: Esme 01423 881392/ Karen 01937 573166, www.ychc.org.uk TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Forum 2000 meets Wed,10am in The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth. 4 Jan: Dr John Hargreaves on ‘The Yorkshire Luddites’. 11 Jan: Dr Joyce Hill on ‘The Vikings in Yorkshire’. 18 Jan: Dr Li Ruru, Leeds University on ‘China – A Theatre Perspective’. 25 Jan: ‘Open Skies’ - life as a Flying Doctor, with Dr Michael Green, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology. Details: Hilary Taylor 258 3521, hm.taylor1@ntlworld.com Horsforth Civic Society Public Meeting Tues 24 Jan, 7.30pm at St. Margaret’s Parish Centre (adjacent to Church). Speaker: Martin S. Walker, horticulturist & garden adviser talks about Golden Acre Park. Admission £1 members/ £1.50 non-members, incl. refreshment. Everyone welcome. Leeds in Your Lunch Hour A series of lectures by Kevin Grady, Director, Leeds Civic Trust. 1.15 - 1.45pm, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane. 1 Feb: How Leeds Got its Daily Bread 1086-2011: Corn Mills, Bakehouses & Corn Exchanges; 8 Feb: The Coming of the Railways: The Age of the Train in Leeds 1758-1914; 15 Feb: From Grammar School to Board Schools: Children’s Education in Leeds 15521902; 22 Feb: Heritage at Risk, Heritage Being Conserved: The Past & Future of Some Great Leeds Buildings. Admission free – retiring collection.

Leeds Microscopical Society (LMS) meets 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7pm at Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall. Varied programme of talks & practical evenings, open to all with an interest in natural history & who wish to learn about microscopy. Jan 12: Minerals & Micromounts. Jan 26: Bring & Buy Microscope Bargains. Leeds Naturalists’ Club & Scientific Association meets alternate Mon, 7.15pm in Museum & Seminar Room, Miall Block, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds. Enjoy a series of talks on natural history subjects in winter, field meetings & exhibit evenings in summer. Details: Peter Larner 0113 261 2589, http// sites.google.com/site/ leedsnaturalistsclub Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) Sat 14 Jan, 2pm at 23, Clarendon Rd, Leeds – a lecture by Barbara Dixon entitled ‘Lies, Damned Lies & Registration’. Free drop-in sessions Tues, 2-4pm for anyone needing help with family history research. Details: Mrs J. Butler 0113 263 9540 WOMEN’S GROUPS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of month at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr. LS6. Wed 4 Jan: ‘The Work of Street Angels’ with Paul Blakey, MBE. Wed 1 Feb: ‘Murderous Doctors’ with Prof Mike Green. Details: Muriel Huntley 0113 230 1584 Adel YCA (Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association) usually meet at 7.15pm at Adel Primary School, Tile Lane. New members & guests welcome £2.50. Mon 9 Jan: Anne Batchelor ‘My Gallant Hussan’; Mon 23 Jan Tony Gatewood ‘Dance’. Details: Val Crompton 225 9142

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Athill WI meets 1st Tues of month, 1.30pm Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Adel. Interesting speakers. Visitors welcome (£2). Details: Margaret Whitaker 2611969 British Federation of Women Graduates (Leeds Association) Regular meetings & activities. Details: Mary O’Regan 0113 262 4131, leedsawg@ntlworld.com Bramhope Methodist Church Thursday Group meets 2nd Thurs at 8pm. A warm welcome is extended to ladies who enjoy an evening out with speakers, outings, activities & a chat. Cookridge Crumpets WI 1st Tues of each month, 7.30pm at Holy Trinity C of E School, Green Lane, Cookridge. Newly formed W.I Lively mixed age group. Wide variety of activities. Learn new skills, make new friends. New members welcome. Details: Becki

Tyler 0788 262 9359, cookridgewi@yahoo.co.uk Horsforth WI meets 3rd Mon of the month at St James’s Parish Centre, Low Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting speakers. Visitors welcome. Details: Pat 258 7062, Christine on 258 9501. Positivity Makes Perfect Sat 14 Jan, 10.30am – 12 noon at The Physis Health & Wellbeing Centre, 427a Otley Rd, Adel (above Hazel’s Bistro). A workshop for women, designed to increase selfconfidence, self-esteem & great for goal setting. Run by qualified life coach & professional actress. Details: Fiona 07788 494 455, ficarne@hotmail.com

Methodist Women’s Luncheon Club (Leeds & District) Welcomes new members to their monthly meetings at Devonshire Hall, Headingley on 2nd Wed of each month. Good food & excellent speakers! Details: Shirley 257 9381. Soroptimist International Meet 2nd Mon each month 7pm at Weetwood Hall. All ladies welcome. Details: http://soroptimist-gbi.org/ leeds The Tuesday Club - Ladies’ Lunch Group Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Headingley, last Tues of month. Lunch at 12.30pm, followed by talk. Details: Heather Harrison 267 8437 hharrison578@ btinternet.com

University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Details: uleedslc@gmail.com White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets 2nd & 4th Mon of month, 7.45pm at Farsley Library Community Room, Old Rd, Farsley LS28. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills We can also be found on YouTube. Details: Stephanie Hanson 0113 255 0824, hansonstevie@ hotmail.com Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome.

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Vanishing of the Bees Thurs 19 Jan, 7.30pm at Otley Courthouse. Award winning documentary from 2010 examines the alarming disappearance of honey bees across the world. Followed by Q&A discussion with panel, including the region’s Bee Inspector. Tickets £5 Volunteer with OPAL Visit an older person in hospital or at home; Take them to an appointment; Help them enjoy an OPAL trip; Teach somebody computer skills. OPAL is a small charity in LS 16 that supports older people. If you can help, please contact Sally-Anne on 261 9103 or sally-anne@opalproject.org.uk. www.opalproject.org.uk

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