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CONTENTS Your Letters Police Update News from Your Councillors Community Notices Where Have all the Weavers Gone? Treat Yourself – Go North Garden Round Up They Lived in Headingley Sound & Vision Headingley Festival Music Listings Younger Life

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This magazine is published by North Leeds Life Limited, 265A Otley Road, West Park, Leeds LS16 5LN. Established in 2005, we are an independent, family-owned and operated business, publishing nine monthly magazines: Headingley Life, Meanwood Life, Weetwood & West Park Life, Horsforth Life, Cookridge Life, Adel Life, Menston Life, Otley Life and Bramhope & Pool-in-Wharfedale Life. Monthly door-to-door distribution: 36,000; estimated monthly readership: 120,000. Disclaimer: Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all editorial, advertising and directory listings are accurate, the publisher is not liable for any errors, omissions, statements or opinions provided. The publishers accept no liability of any nature arising out of or in connection with the contents of this magazine.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers Thank you very much for all your comments on our new look. Happily most of them were very positive, there were just a few niggles – one being our use of colour in some of the listing sections. We have addressed this, using deeper shades which should be easier to read. We continue our ‘get out and about’ theme this month, encouraging you to head north out of Leeds and enjoy some of the fabulous things that the North has to offer. We discover a print/textile artist living in Horsforth, teaching in Leeds and producing beautiful prints and tapestries. Slahjayvah Danza, a young dance company based in Chapel Allerton is staging an exciting new work at Seven Arts. It’s time again for the annual ‘Treasures Revealed’ Festival, where different faiths open their doors to the wider community and celebrate their history and culture – check out events locally. Headingley Festival – a new Jazz/ Music event launches 3rd May and has a great line-up. And, there’s plenty of other news and activity. The deadline for news and editorial for the June edition is 1st May, and 1st June for the July issue. Keep your news coming in, we love to hear from you! Kind regards Jack, Carole and the Team W

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The Travelling Suitcase Library

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......................................................................................................... shops. There are no fines to If you love books but would like to try out a slightly pay, the service is completely different library environment, based on trust and the books the Travelling Suitcase can be kept for as long as it Library may be just what you takes to read them. need. The travelling suitcase library can be found (along with Jess Jessica Haigh, a 25 year old in tow of course!) at Arcadia assistant librarian, pioneered the service in February after Ale and Wine bar in The deciding she wanted to share Arndale Centre, Headingley, on the 2nd Sunday of every her love and knowledge of month from 3pm. literature. The idea is to lend as wide a range of books as Jess can fit into her suitcase If you would like Jess to bring her suitcase library and she is more than happy to to your business, have keep a look out for any special books you would like to requests. donate or would like to be All books are donated, added to her mailing list, recycled from libraries or please email bookelfleeds@ purchased from charity googlemail.com.

Reinventing our City: Creating Community Solutions for a Sustainable Leeds ........................................................................................................... Tr a n s i t i o n Inner NorthWest of Leeds Forum (TINWOLF) is planning an all-day event where everybody will have the chance to share their ideas for the sustainable future of our city. There will be speakers from other transition projects, a wide range of group discussions, and opportunities to start turning our ideas into a reality.

Towns – local initiatives promoting the changeover to a more sustainable way of living. Transition initiatives bring people together to find really meaningful solutions – things like local food-growing schemes, small scale energy generating, and much more.

Reducing our CO2 emissions and our dependency on oil, as global supplies begin to decrease and prices soar, is vital to help prevent dangerous climate change. As individuals, we often feel powerless to make a big enough difference. One hopeful development recently has been the rise of Transition

Reinventing Our City: Creating Community Solutions for a Sustainable Leeds is on Saturday 22nd May, 10am 5pm, at Left Bank, Cardigan Road. Entry free. Please email bookings@tinwolf.org.uk if you plan to attend. For further information on events, call 0113 368 1999 or visit www. tinwolf.org.uk

This should be a fun and sociable event. Food will be provided (contributions of homemade, locally-sourced food welcome!).

Meanwood Memorial Gets a Makeover Thanks to Oddfellows

................................................................................ 2010 marks The Oddfellows Society’s 200th anniversary. To mark the occasion the Leeds branch decided to sponsor local groups in two categories at Leeds City Council’s Community and City Pride Awards. One was the Small Area Improvement Award which went to the Meanwood Valley Partnership who with a great deal of dedication and care restored the Grade II Listed Meanwood War Memorial. The Oddfellows is a friendly society with 100,000 members across Great Britain. The Leeds Branch provides a number of social activities each month including lunches, coffee mornings and day trips. They also provide a dedicated Citizen’s Advice Bureau phone line; care information and financial welfare support. For more information please call 0800 028 1810 or visit www.oddfellows.co.uk

Colin Woodward (far right) from the Oddfellows, presents Meanwood Valley Partnership representatives with the £300 award.


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Bardon Grange Allotment Project

......................................... Leeds University Union’s Bardon Grange project is back for a second year and wants you to get involved! Located by the Oxley Halls of residence, Weetwood Lane, Bardon Grange allotment had a great summer of fruit and vegetable growing last year and will be running sessions every Wednesday afternoon this year. Volunteers will help to grow produce from seeds through to the dinner table. The

Conservation Volunteers Transform Woodhouse Ridge

project will show people how easy it is to grow your own fresh produce organically by doing stalls at fairs and events. If this appeals to you, and you’d like to get involved in a community project, then go along to work session. There will also be a programme of workshops over the summer. The project is open to all. You can expect to get stuck in to some gardening, learn about different fruit and vegetables, and meet all sorts of new people. For more information call 0113 380 1329 or email bardongrangeproject@leeds.ac.uk

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... flowers indigenous to the the platform, and making more accessible for the A small patch of woodland WRAG area, cleared large areas to the path down to the pond community. on Woodhouse Ridge are hoping to continue has been undergoing a make natural habitats for safer. They will also be woodland creatures and doing bat and bird surveys. this link with LUUCV so transformation this year. Leeds University Union started digging out a pond. The students have not they can take on further Conservation Volunteers The project has included been alone, but have conservation in the future. (LUUCV) have been building a pond platform, worked very closely with working to increase its so the pond can be safely the Woodhouse Ridge For more information, LUUCV will Action Group (WRAG), or to find out about biodiversity and make it viewed. contact more accessible for the continue working there a community group that volunteering, community. The group throughout the spring and has been working to iwanttovolunteer@leeds. clear Woodhouse Ridge, ac.uk visits the site every week, summer months –digging and has planted wild out the pond, extending and make it safer and


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Readers Letters

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Our 50th client!

Legislation at Last!

I just thought I would write to tell you of our continuing success using North Leeds Life. We have recently gained our 50th new client since we first came to you last June, but in reality the figure is much higher, as it does not include the very many referrals from friends, neighbours and relations. Just for your interest, we now have five Ovenu vans on the road and my team is covering almost all of West Yorkshire, converting very dirty ovens back to near showroom condition. The only negative we hear is from people who confess they are embarrassed to call us because their ovens are so dirty! Don’t be, I tell them.... our process is guaranteed to fix the problem.

Good news! We now have new laws on shared houses. They won’t solve all our problems, but they give the Council new powers over HMOs. When Leeds HMO Lobby was set up ten years ago, its main aim was to get a change in the law. Nearly all housing development needs planning permission. One of the few that didn’t was HMOs. Any landlord could buy a house and turn it into a shared house or HMO. This is why we have so many in and around Headingley – over five thousand! With the best will in the world, there was nothing the Council could do. Leeds HMO Lobby set out to bring all the local community associations together. We linked up with groups in other towns that had similar problems - not only university towns, but also seaside and market towns. For years, the government turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to what we were saying. But in the end, they had to respond, and in 2008 they commissioned a report. Surprise, surprise, this said there was a problem! Last year the government held a consultation on what to do about HMOs. They expected three hundred responses – they got nearly a thousand! Four out of five were from residents. And, over seventy councils responded. Universities, students and landlords opposed us, but their response was negligible. Over 90% of those who responded

Richard Greenwood Ovenu, 07912 870552 Location, Location, Location I would just like to point out that in your article on YourStudentHomes. com (April 2010, page 06 Headingley Life – ‘Letting Agent Found Guilty’), it states that the letting agent is based in Headingley. This is incorrect as they are a Hyde Park- based agency. Whilst this may seem a minor error I feel it is an important one to bring to the forefront in light of the level of anti-landlordism in Headingley. M Williams. Headingley

said concentrations of HMOs were a problem, what was being done was nowhere near enough, and yes, we did need new laws on HMOs. In January, the Planning & Housing Minister, John Healey MP, announced that there would be new legislation. This was published in March, taking the form of amendments to what’s known as the Use Classes Order and the General Permitted Development Order. These laws, which do the two things that the Lobby has been campaigning for locally and nationally, came into force on 6th April. From now on, all new HMOs need planning permission. (Like all new laws, these don’t apply retrospectively.) Because we have Policy H15 and the Area of Housing Mix covering the Headingley area, the Council can refuse permission – and have done so already in several cases. If you think five thousand HMOs is enough and you see any new HMOs, then you can report them to the Council. Email planning. enforcement@leeds.gov.uk, ring 0113 222 4409, or write to Planning Services, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD. Give the address of the HMO, and the date (after 6 April) when the HMO was occupied. This is a great reward for ten years of campaigning by local residents! Richard Tyler Leeds HMO Lobby

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Police Update Headingley With PCSO Sarah Gaines

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... This month, numerous calls have revolved around parking issues at the Central Park Estate on Otley Road, opposite the Water Works. Road users are parking opposite and close to junctions making it difficult for vehicles, emergency services and refuse collectors to pass by safely. Anyone parking on this estate is advised to do so responsibly as officers WILL be issuing parking tickets. We have been using the Speeding Indicator Device on various roads in Headingley, including Moor Road and Shaw Lane. Officers use a speed gun to record speeds of passing cars and any vehicle found speeding is

sent a warning letter. The second time they’re caught, further action will be taken. The information we collate will go to councillors and other partner agencies so we can effectively tackle speeding in your area. There have been a couple of calls regarding bogus officials recently. Suspects are pretending to be from the Water Board, electricity company employees, and even police officers. If you do not recognise the ‘official’ at your door, ask for ID and even call the company to clarify their authenticity. Use door chains, and if you are not totally satisfied with

the caller, close the door and call the police. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours. Policing Pledge The Policing Pledge meeting has a new location. We have returned to St Michael’s Parish Hall and meet in the Musson room at 7pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to attend and speak to officers regarding any local issues you may have. To contact us please call Belle Vue NPT on 0113 205 3025 or email sarah.gaines@westyorkshire. pnn.police.uk

Police Update Meanwood With Inspector Andrew Briggs

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Over the last year we have worked is important that you think about will look in the glove compartment hard with residents and partner your house security. Ensure doors so don’t leave your sat nav in there! groups to make people aware of and windows are locked, activate simple measures that can be taken to house alarms, and use low energy If you want more information, reduce opportunities for crime, such bulbs with timer switches if you are please visit our website www. as burglary and theft from motor out after dark. Speak to neighbours westyorkshirepolice.uk/npt and vehicles. I am pleased to announce and friends who can keep an eye on follow the links for Roundhay that in my neighbourhood police your property. Alwoodley Moortown NPT. We area, which includes a large part of can be contacted by e-mail at Meanwood, we have had over 800 Theft from cars continues to be an banpt.ram@westyorkshire.pnn. fewer victims of crime this year. This issue in Meanwood and Moortown. police.uk, or by phone in the includes a reduction in anti-social We have seen several offences Neighbourhood Police Office behaviour. overnight where satellite navigation on 0113 241 3270. Use 999 for systems have been left in the car. The emergencies and 0845 6060606 As the weather improves and you wires and holder left on view are a tell to report a crime. go out for the day, or on holiday, it tale sign for criminals. Be aware they

I am pleased to announce that in my neighbourhood police area, which includes a large part of Meanwood, we have had over 800 fewer victims of crime this year


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Nominate Your Favourite Volunteer ............................................................................................... Do you know someone who’s made a real difference to you or your community through voluntary work? If so, why not let them know how much their efforts are appreciated by nominating them for a volunteering award? 2010 is the Leeds Year of Volunteering and as well as encouraging more people to roll their sleeves up and get involved, it’s important to recognise people who are already making a difference and celebrate the work they do. Leeds Volunteering Owls is an awards scheme

that allows any resident of Leeds to nominate an individual or group of volunteers they feel deserves a pat on the back for the unpaid work they’ve done to benefit others. Volunteers can also nominate themselves or the group that they work with. The closing date for nominations is 30th September 2010. Everyone who is nominated for an award will be sent a certificate of congratulations. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to the awards evening on 1st December at Leeds Civic Hall.

For more info www.leedsyearofvolunteering.co.uk

it’s important to recognise people who are already making a difference and celebrate the work they do

New Manager, John Gamson, pictured with the charity’s familiar van. ...........................................................................................

Do You Have Any Unwanted Furniture? ........................................................................................... The Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store (run by Moortown Baptist Church) aims to deliver over four thousand items of donated furniture to more than a thousand individuals and families across the city every year. ‘On the face of it, what we do – collect furniture and give it away to someone who doesn’t have any – seems the easiest thing in the world,’ said the charity’s chairman, John Sherbourne. ‘However, with so many rules and regulations to get to grips with and funding hard to come by, it’s an enormous challenge.” If you have unwanted furniture you would like to donate to the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store call 0113 2739727 or email info@leedsandmoortown.org.uk

Leeds Soroptomists Celebrate 80 Years

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... his year Soroptomist families and communities. International of Leeds Together with other Yorkshire marks 80 years of voluntary SI clubs, SI Leeds is supporting community service. The Mayor Soroptimists in Zimbabwe, and members of Soroptimists in providing essential help to families Dortmund, Germany, will be on in a difficult economic and political climate. Working closely with SI hand to help them celebrate in style! Bulawayo, the Leeds club’s particular Various events have been organised focus is to support the education of over the third weekend in April to girls. mark the achievements of SI Leeds since its inception in 1930. The club is one of almost 3,000 in 125 countries, For more information about where professional women give SI Leeds, please go to www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk/leeds their time, skills and experience to projects which enhance the status of women and support children, ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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professional women give their time, skills and experience to projects which enhance the status of women and support children, families and communities


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News From Your Councillors ............................................................

Councillor Brenda Lancaster Meanwood

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have been asked to appeal to readers to think about giving a little time to helping older people in the community. Meanwood Elders Neighbourhood Action (MENA) provides lots of activities to keep older people active and less lonely. One scheme they need extra help with is the Sunday Lunch Club. Once a month 35 elderly people are provided with a three course meal at Stainbeck United Reform Church. Volunteers are needed to help with preparation, serving and clearing

up. There are three teams which alternate, so you will just be needed once every three months. I am on the Blue team and I can tell you from experience how much I enjoy being involved. If you can help please contact Roy or Joan at MENA 0113 2785777 or e-mail Mena@wrvs. org.uk Looking forward to June, I would like to update you on this year’s arrangements for Armed Forces and Veterans’ Day on 27th June, 11am – 4pm. The event will begin with a march to LeedsTown Hall for a short service, before the rest of the day’s activities,

Students and Councillors Work Together to Keep Leeds Tidy

.................................................................................... vehicle Money from the collection North West Inner will be deployed to Area Committee’s deal with the high Wellbeing Fund will volumes of waste, as well as £16,000 to help help to pay for new, support the ‘Leave overnight enforcement Leeds Tidy’ project run patrols in June and July, when thousands by Leeds University of students move in Union’s Volunteering Community and out of their rented and Office. accommodation. A dedicated operation will be launched to tackle the problem of ‘bin tatting’ or the slashing and turning over of rubbish bins and bags looking for sensitive documents to be used in identity fraud. Two environmental action officers will patrol the streets with police during the main changeover period. An additional refuse

During this period the Green Streets team, led and run by students, will collect any useful items and redistribute them to charities, hostels and shelters, and hold several free shops over the summer. They will also provide information for students, landlords and residents in the community on where to recycle bottles, clothes and other household waste.

which will include a military vehicles display, flight simulator, camp kitchen and a programme of entertainment in the Town Hall. The aim is to honour Britain’s Armed Forces, our past achievements, the dedication of those currently serving, and the opportunities that the Armed Forces offer future generations. I do hope you will be able to attend this family event and make it an even bigger success than last year. Any ex-serving personnel wanting to join the march to the Town Hall should be near Morrisons on Woodhouse Lane at 10am where instructions will be given. For further details about any of the above please contact me on 0113 278 7650 or e-mail brenda. lancaster@leeds.gov.uk

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he final touches have been made to the newly refurbished play area at Becketts Park after work was delayed due to bad weather. The new playground has lots of colourful, exciting equipment suitable for toddlers from the age of two, to juniors up to age twelve. The toddlers section includes a play fence with moving, noise making parts as well as a slide and cradle seat. For older children there are several large climbing frames, slides and a see-saw to keep them entertained. New pathways, seating, litterbins and trees have also been included in the scheme.

Weetwood councillors Judith Chapman, Sue Bentley and Ben Chastney try out the new equipment! Developers of nearby building projects contributed £140,000 to the scheme, whist the area committee paid an additional £40,000 from its capital wellbeing budget.


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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 Dalesbus Ramblers Free guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales on Sundays. All walks accessible by public transport & 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. Daoist Taichi, Qigong & Kungfu Mon 7 – 9pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Chapel Fold (off Cardigan Rd). Beginners Welcome. £6 /£5 Details: 07930 463 571 daoist.kungfu@gmail. com. Farsley Celtic Badminton Club Join a friendly group, Mon 8pm at Farsley Celtic Football Club. All ages welcome. Details: Derek 259 0668.

Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall at Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & members of the 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 Leeds 10K or BUPA Great North Run St. Gemma’s Hospice has guaranteed places in both these events. Details: 218 5570. Leeds 10k – Places Available Run the Jane Tomlinson’s ‘Run for All’ on Sunday 4 July & raise money for Bone Cancer Research Trust? Run it, walk it, wheel it, hop it!! Details: 262 1852, david. fisher@bcrt.org.uk, www. bcrt.org.uk 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: Ruth 275 7825, Sara 287 6250. Leeds Contra Dance Club Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd, 2nd & 4th Tues of month, 8 - 10.30pm. Live band! No partner/experience required. Newcomers welcome. Details: Liz on 284 3282, www. leedscontra.freeuk.com Leeds English Folk Dancing Society Weds, Meanwood Methodist Church (School Room), 7.30 – 9.30pm. Details: Derry Fletcher 07960 335926. Leeds Half Marathon Sun 9 May. Run for St Gemma’s Hospice. Details: 218 5570, www. st-gemma.co.uk. 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. The Midnight Walk! Sat 15 May. Visit www. leedsmidnightwalk.co.uk to register for the St Gemma’s ladies only 6 or 12 mile sponsored walk. Starts & ends at Leeds Rugby training ground, Kirkstall Rd. Fabulous warm up event & live entertainment. Details: 218 5570, laurar@stgemma.co.uk uk k

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Over 50s Yoga in Headingley New weekly daytime class. All abilities. Beginners welcome. Details: Lynn (BWY) 01943 461581. Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind the Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 –10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902 Saturday Night is Dance Night! An apology: due to venue problems at The Assumption Social Club, this night will no longer take place. As soon as a new venue is found, we will let you know. Details: 262 4076/07891 333310 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 Step out for Stroke Sun 9 May starting Millennium Square, Leeds. A walk around Leeds city centre with Leeds West Indian Carnival leading the way in fabulous costumes. Aim: to raise awareness & funds for The Stroke

Association. Details: Mahalia.france-mir@ stroke.org.uk Swim the Channel Challenge Swim Dover to Calais (21 miles) but in your local pool over 12 weeks. Just 1,344 lengths of a 25m pool! St Gemma’s provide a swim diary & support. All they ask is that you raise as much sponsorship as possible for the hospice. Details: Laura 218 5570, www.st-gemma.co.uk. 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. Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713. Yorkshire Dales Sponsored Walk Sat 5 June, Rugger Ramble in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. 13 mile walk starting 9am at Wharfedale Rugby Club near Grassington. Refreshments provided. Goody bag & certificate. Details: 218 5570, www. st-gemma.co.uk.

10.30am – 2.30pm, & 2 & 9 May, 2 – 4pm. Includes work by local artist Phil Spellacy. Birds in Chinese Art Exhibition by members of the Chinese Brush Painters’ Society ‘til 30 June, Lotherton Hall, Aberford LS25. All paintings for sale. Open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm. Bramhope Arts Club Open air exhibition (weather permitting!), Golden Acre Park 29 & 30 May. Lots of original paintings to view & buy. 10am – 4pm. Hope to see you there! Chinese Brush Painters Society Jane Dwight leads workshops, including painting tigers in this Year of the Tiger, on 15/16 May, Pool Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, 10am – 4pm. Sat 5 June Nick Hornigold will run a workshop on meticulous painting. 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 at Stainbeck Church, LS7. Try different crafts or bring your own. £1 to cover materials. Details: Vanessa 07961 535767, vanessa@ threechurches.org.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS Art Exhibition St Matthew’s Church, Wood Lane, LS7. 1, 3 & 8 May

Farsley & District Art Club Mon & Wed, 7:30pm & Thurs, 2pm for drawing & painting at studios in Westroyd

Park, New Street, Farsley. Club also hosts expert demos, workshops, critiques & exhibitions. New members welcome. Details: www. farsleyartclub.org.uk. Flower Arranging Classes Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS5, 1st Thurs of month (except Jan & Aug), 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436, kaybeehall@talktalk. net Knitting & Nattering 3rd Tues of the month (18 May), New Headingley Club, St. Michael’s Rd, Headingley, 7.30pm. All welcome! Details: 07712 540388, george.judd1@ ntlworld.com Life Drawing A friendly group of artists of all levels of experience meets regularly in Adel. Summer sessions on Tues, with a choice of morning, afternoon & evening groups. Details: Bob 0113 230 1761, bandlisle@ ntlworld.com

Something Beautiful Sat 15 & Sun 16 May, Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. Art exhibition & sale to raise funds for charity, 10am – 7pm Sat, 10am – 6pm Sun. Storymaking Workshop Storymaking & theatre workshops in Headingley Sat 15 & 29 May. Details: Murray/ Emma 274 4391.


COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Cakes & Coffee Morning Sat 22 May, 10am–12, Meanwood Methodist Church. Supporting ‘The Race for Life’ & Cancer Research UK Christian Aid Coffee Morning Sat 8 May, 10am12, St Andrews Church, Butcher Hill, LS16. Tea, coffee & homemade cakes. All welcome. Coffee & Cakes Meanwood Holy Trinity Church, Sat 15 May, 10am-12. Enjoy wide selection of yummy cakes & coffee! Coffee Morning & Sale Sat 8 May, 10am – 2pm, South Parade Baptist Church, North Lane, Headingley. To raise funds for a voluntary team working with the local community of Port Elizabeth, South Africa in August. Plants, cakes, books, DVDs, crafts, homemade produce etc. Craft Fair Sat 26 June, 2.30 – 5pm, Carr Manor Primary School.Tables avail. £10. Details: Gill friendsofcarrmanor@ hotmail.com. Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc on North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. Indoor Car Boot Sale Sat 1 May & Sat 5 June, 10am – 1pm, St Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Entry by donation. Details: 0113 218 5565. Leeds Horticultural Society

Annual Plant & Coffee Morning Sat 8 May, 9.30 – 11.30am, St Chad’s Centre, Otley Road. Adm £1 incl. refreshments. Quality plants, homemade cakes Details: 225 0030 Lunchtime Live! On 15 May enjoy coffee & cake, soup & roll & live music. Ashwood Hall (City Church) 44a Headingley Ln. Plus crafts & vintage clothes for sale. Fundraiser for rejuvenation of Hall. Details: Katherine Kelly 275 8466 or Kathi@ citychurchleeds.net Meanwood Holy Trinity Spring Fayre Sat 8 May, 10.30am - 1pm in Church Parochial Hall. Free entry. Children’s games, refreshments, stalls, bedding plants. All proceeds to Holy Trinity. Otley Farmers’ Market Sun 30 May 9am - 1pm. Plant Market Sat 15 May, 11am – 4pm, Paxton Horticultural Society, Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane. They will be joined by other horticultural groups to offer quality plants at reasonable prices. Tombola & refreshments. Free admission. Plant & Produce Sale Sat 22 May, 11am – 2.30pm, St. Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Headingley. Entry 50p. Plants, cuttings & flowers, homemade cakes, pies, biscuits, jams, chutneys & marmalade. In aid of Leeds Festival Chorus. Spring Open Day & Plant Fair Sun 23 May.

Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary, Weetwood Lane. Stalls, games & refreshments. Sanctuary open daily 10 – 3pm. Guided tours Wed 11am. Next Pony Day Thurs 3 June. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158, www.hopepastures.org. Volunteers needed for range of tasks – please contact phtrust@fsmail. net Stall Holders Wanted for Green Fair St Matthew’s Church, Wood Lane, LS7. 12 June, 11am – 3pm. Craft stalls, cake-stall, drum circle, puppet workshop, live music, info on green living, children’s games. Stalls: £15 or £10 for own table, community or charity stalls. Details: ComHallBookings@AOL. com Stainbeck’s Community Café Thurs 6 May open 11-2pm for light lunches & 2 – 4pm for tea & cakes. An exhibition will include photographs showing life in Meanwood & Chapel Allerton over the years. At Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd. St Andrew’s Church Coffee Morning 3rd Sat every month 10.30am-12, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. All Welcome Summer Fair Sat 12 June, 10am – 1pm, Headingley Methodist Church. Homemade cakes, books, toys, plants, bric-a-brac, raffle, tombola, children’s games & refreshments, including bacon butties!! Table Top Sale Sat 15 May, Headingley Methodist Church (opp

Arndale Centre), 10am – 12. Details & to book a table (£10), call Margaret 257 6547. Vintage Fair Sat 29 & Sun 30 May, 10am – 4pm, St Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Huge range of vintage, retro & collectable goods, plus 24 stallholders, incl. clothing, accessories, jewellery, furniture, artwork, books, music & bric-a-brac. Details: 218 5555. Wheatfield Weekly Sales Wheatfields Hospice holds sales every Tues (1.30-3pm) & Fri (10am12) to raise funds for the hospice. Bric-a-brac, books, furniture, new & second hand clothing. Café open on Fri & jewellery on 1st & 3rd Tues. GROUPS/CLUBS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. 5 May Diana Leeper gives talk on ‘Faberge & The English Royal Collection’ & on 2 June it’s ‘Memoirs of a Famous Unknown Actor’ with David Wrightam. 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

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Ash Road Area Residents Association Headingley Community Centre. Themes for upcoming meetings are: ‘Litter in the area’ & ‘Headingley Stadium’ on 10 May; AGM, ‘Parking’ & ‘Living Streets’ 5 July; ‘Noise’ on 13 Sept; & ‘Housing’ 22 Nov. All at 7.30pm. Details: ashroadarea.r.a@ googlemail.com 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 British Federation of Women Graduates (Leeds) meets monthly, Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd. AGM 5 May & an informal evening get-together Sat 8 May. Details: 0113 262 4131, leedsawg@ntlworld.com Cat loving volunteers wanted! to join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed - full support given. Details: www.feralcatwelfare.org. uk, feralcarwelfare@aol. com Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) fosters the musical & artistic outreach of the Uni of Leeds. Membership open to all & regular activities arranged. On Sun 16 May there will be a visit to Monk Fryston & Crathorne Halls. Details:

0113 343 2584, www. leeds.ac.uk/fuam Kaleidoscope Social club for over 50s & unattached with a zest for life. Monthly 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 Leeds Astronomical Society Observing sessions, The New Inn, Eccup LS16, Wed 5 & 19 May, & Fri 16 July. Arrive between 8.30 & 10pm. Details: www. leedsastronomy.org.uk Leeds Caledonians Society for those with a Scottish pedigree or interest in things Scottish warmly welcomes new members. AGM Tues 11 May. Come along & suggest themes for meetings & visits. Details: 0113 267 0424, www. leedscaledonians.org.uk Leeds Combined Arts Poetry Evening Wed 19 May, 7.30pm, Headingley Community Centre. Join Terry Bridges for an evening entitled ‘The Seven Ages of Man’. Opportunity for guests or members to read in 2nd half of evening. Entry £1.50 incl.refreshments. Leeds Hospital Alert A small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the

NHS. Muir Court, Sagar Place, off St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. Next meeting Mon 10 May, 7.30pm. All welcome. Details: Carmel Coles 275 6062. 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. 6 May Mr Don Metcalf will give a talk entitled ‘Fire at Windsor Castle’. 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 Wed 5 May, 7.30pm, Leeds Civic Hall. Arranges events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam, incl. open meetings 1st Wed of each month. All welcome. Annual sponsored walk in the Dales Sat 5 June. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542. Leeds U3A Over 18 interest groups ranging from walking, dancing & Tia Chi to books, music, photography & other interesting subjects. Make new friends, start a new

hobby or reawaken an old interest. Details: Christine Ball 2687808, Margaret Warmsley 269 5654, www. u3aleeds.btik.com Leeds University Old Students’ Association welcomes all former students of the University. AGM & talk by Professor Mike Green on the Holy Land through Victorian eyes, with magic lantern slides, Wed 19 May, Devonshire Hall. Details: 0113 261 4564, gmroche@ btinternet.com 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. Meanwood Women’s Institute 3rd Tues of month, Meanwood Institute, Green Rd, 7.30pm. 18 May there will be a fish & chip supper & bingo. Mercury Movie Makers Club for camcorder owners. Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. Advice freely available. Regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 267 4868, www. communigate.co.uk/brad/ mercmove National Trust in Leeds Thriving organisation with almost 400 members. Outings to places of historic interest, holidays & monthly walks. Details: Pam 258 8178.


19th North Leeds (St Chad’s) Scout Group AGM 49th Annual Meeting of the Group, Thurs 13 May, 7pm, St. Chad’s Parish Centre. Details: Chris Milestone 278 0208, crjmilestone@ ntlworld.com Social & Events Group New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre, walks, badminton, weekends away, talks, parties & more. Monthly social/ new members night in north Leeds. Details: 0870 787 4425, www.leedsivc. org.uk The Tuesday Club Ladies’ Lunch Group Devonshire Hall, Cumberland 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 Farsley Library Community Room, Mon 7.45pm. Next meetings 10 May (AGM) & 24 May. A friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt 267 2062. University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the University as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Visit to Doddington Hall, Thurs 13 May. Details: cadman. irving@gmail.com.

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 Copenhagen People’s Choir & Amici Singers Tues 11 May, 7.30pm, St Stephen’s Church, Kirkstall. Free with retiring collection for Christian Aid. Details: Kenneth Endersby 267 7775. Flute Group Tues 6.45 - 7.45pm during term time, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama (19 Shire Oak Rd. Headingley). For flautists of Grade 4 standard & above. New members welcome! Details: 275 1232 Gala Concert Sat 8 May, 7.30pm, St Stephen’s Church, Kirkstall, feat. Opera North singers Deborah Dales (Soprano), Joanna Gamble (Mezzo Soprano) & accompanist Graham Coatman. Tkts £5 incl. refreshments. Part of ‘Treasures Revealed’ Week 2010. 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 our Yamaha AR100 organ & PRSS.900 keyboard. Occasional concerts by professional artists. Variety of music. Wed 7.30-10.30pm.

Guiseley Factory Workers Club. Details: Chairman John Booth. 226 5671 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 11-1.30pm (£4). Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd. Meal, friendship, gentle exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers always 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 Tai Chi Thurs 12 noon – 1pm, Meanwood Community Centre. MENA’s most popular activity. Just £2. Details: 278 5777 MENA Active Exercise Class Wed 10 – 11.30am, Meanwood Community Centre. New members always welcome. Cost £2. Details: 278 5777

MENA’s Annual Holiday A five day excursion to the Lake District, Mon 6 – Fri 10 Sept. Just £220 for bed, breakfast & evening meal, four excursions, travel & insurance. Anyone over 55 welcome. Details: Roy 278 5777. New Swimming Group for Meanwood MENA has been given a grant to offer free taxis to Scott Hall Sports Centre to go swimming (which is also free to OAPs). Details: Roy 278 5777 Older & Active in Leeds Chair-based exercise for 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 STEP Bingo, Brunch & Banter Every Thurs 11.30am - 12.30pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. STEP Men’s Group meets monthly on Wed,1.30 - 2.30pm. Drop in Group every Thurs 10 – 11.30am & Gentle Exercise every Tues 10 – 11.30am.There’s lots happening at STEP (Supporting the Elderly People)! Details: 275 7988

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Zest Tuesday Laughter Club Tues 11am, Meanwood Working Men’s Club. Bingo, quizzes plus tea & a chat. Light lunch, 12.30, just £2, followed by line dancing 1.30 – 3pm. No partner needed. Future plans include days out & shopping trips. Details: 240 6677 SPIRITUAL Be Kind to your Mind A free course in Positive Thinking. Brahma Kumaris Centre, West Park. Details from 275 7727, leeds@uk.bkwsu.org www.bkwsu.org/uk/leeds 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 FREE ‘drop in’ group meditation Sundays 7 – 8pm. (Except 3rd Sun of month: 6.30 – 7.30pm) An opportunity to 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 Methodist Church As part of the Treasures Revealed Initiative, the Church will be open morning of Thurs 6 May, Sat 8 May 10am – 2pm, & Sun morning 9 May. All welcome to come & see the treasures & history of the building.

Headingley St Columba URC Worship at Headingley St. Columba United Reformed Church every Sunday 10.45am. Everyone welcome. Details: www.headingleyurc.co.uk Healing in Leeds Experience healing to aid relaxation & promote wellbeing by members of National Federation of Spiritual Healers, Fri 11am-2.30pm. All welcome. Small donation welcome. Leeds Healing Centre, Centenary House, North Street, Leeds. Details: 07985 121810/01274 617700, www.leedshealingcentre. org. Also Thurs 7 – 8.30pm, 136 Street Lane, LS8. Details: 07949 972690 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). Holy Communion 10am every Wed. 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 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 Lunchtime Meditation Thurs 6 May – 3 June, 12.30 – 1pm, Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 21 St Paul’s St, LS1. Experience basic meditation techniques to help you unwind & de-stress during your lunch break. Donations welcome. Meditation for Beginners Mon 10 – 24 May, 6.30 – 7.30pm at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 21 St Paul’s St, LS1. Learn basic meditation techniques to help you unwind, destress & calm your mind. Donations welcome. 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 Stainbeck United Reformed Church Sat 8 May: Church open 11am – 4pm with light refreshments & exhibition as part of ‘Treasures Revealed’ Week 2010. Sun 9 May: Anniversary Service, 10.45am with Yorkshire Synod Moderator preaching. Community Songs of Praise, 3pm followed by tea & cake. Exhibition open over lunch. 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 Headingley Parish Church 8am services, 2nd & 4th Sun of month. 10am Holy Communion. 12.15pm communion (said service). Wed 10.30am Holy Communion every week. The Fourth Way Foundation Sat 1 May, 2 – 5pm in Fewston. Music & Movements: Half Day Workshop. Wed 12 May & Wed 26 May, 7:30 – 9.30pm, Otley, Fourth Way Philosophy: Readings and discussion. Details: Robert 07814 951231, www.fourth-way.org.uk. SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. 18 May Joyce Pringle presents illustrated review ‘Music Hall Stars’. Entry £2 incl. refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694

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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. Expert Patient Programme Free courses for people with long term health problems or disabilities. Mental Health Issues – Thurs 10 June at Technorth LS7. Arthritis – Tues 6 July, Seven Arts Centre, LS7. Learn how to manage symptoms; improve fitness; eat healthily; communicate effectively & more. Details: 305 7591/ 305 7582, epp.account@ nhsleeds.nhs.uk 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. Leeds Coeliac Group Fri 21st May, 7.30pm. Glutenfree Fish & Chips at Westfield Fisheries, 5 New

Rd, Yeadon, LS19. Details: 07711 768850, sandra. mclean@btinternet.com 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 Leeds & District Everyone welcome. Details: Terry on 0113 293 5930. Talking Magazines Anyone who is 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 (except 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 Fifty Years of Nursing in Leeds Tues 18 May, 12pm, Headingley Club, St Michael’s Rd. Amusing talk by Betty Smithson. Light refreshments. Free.

Details: Stan Packman 266 1666 Headingley Cafe Scientifique Tues 4 May, Dr. Bruce Turnbull will address ‘Synthetic Biology – A Brave New World? On Mon 7 June Dr. Peter Malinowsky talks about ‘Meditation’. 7.45pm – 9.30pm, New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael’s Rd. All welcome. Adm £2. Details: ann.clarke17@ yahoo.co.uk Headingley Green Party Works in Leeds NW Constituency for a safer, sustainable world & meets at least once a month. It will be standing candidates in local & national elections & welcomes anyone interested in the important issues of our time. 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 the threat of 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 Leeds Anglo German Club Tues 18 May, 7.30pm, St Columba’s URC, Headingley Lane. Almut Grüner, CEO of Thackray Museum will take an entertaining

look behind the scenes at the museum & talk about ‘What links the Thackray Medical Museum with rural Baden-Württemberg’, highlighting historic German objects. In German and English. Leeds Decorative & Fine Arts Society Wed 19 May, 2pm, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Road, Headingley, a talk on ‘The stained glass of William Morris & his circle’ by Martin Ellis. Guests £5. Details: Ann Lightman 0113 261 1363 Leeds Geological Association Thurs 6 May, 7pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds Uni. Lecture : “The Earth after us” by Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of Leicester University. Visitors welcome. Details: www. leedsga.org.uk MISC/ Events Blood Donor Sessions Headingley: Fri 30th April at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd.. Horsforth: Wed 5th May at The Grove Centre, New St. All sessions 2 – 4pm & 5 – 7.30pm. Fashion North Wed 2 – Fri 4 June, Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. Showcasing work of students from Leeds Uni, Leeds College of Art & Design, Harrogate College of Fashion, Huddersfield Uni. Exhibitions, networking, arts market & nightly fashion shows. Open: 10am – 5pm; Fashion shows 7 – 9pm.


Honey Bee Swarms will be collected free of charge, if accessible, Details: Terry Beddows on 268 8231. 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. Latin, Classical Studies, Greeks & Romans Leeds Centre for Classical Studies offers courses on all aspects of the Greek & Roman World. At Headingley Parish Hall. Details: Adrian Lester 256 8918, Adrian@famlester. freeserve.co.uk Low cost acupuncture treatment Tues, Burley Lodge Centre. Non-profit 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. Aims to get people in the community together & communicating. Share news, chat, add event notices & share videos or photos of activities. Members can also link through Facebook &Twitter. Details: www. neighboursunited.net Photographic Exhibition Thurs 6 May: An exhibition include photographs of life in Meanwood & Chapel Allerton over the years at Stainbeck United Reformed Church. Stainbeck’s Community Cafe open from 11am – 4pm. Part of ‘Treasures Revealed’ Week 2010. 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. St Chad’s Scouts Looking for fun, adventure, or a new challenge? Why not join our leadership team – gsl@stchadsscouts.org. uk. No prior knot tying experience required!

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Snooker, Beetle Drive & Quiz Mon 10 May, 7pm, Meanwood Institute, Green Rd, LS6. Evening of fun hosted by the Oddfellows Princess Victoria Lodge. £2 incl refreshments. All welcome. Raffle prizes gratefully accepted. Details: Tracey 242 4003. Snooker Night Wed 26 May. Snooker & chat, 7.30pm Meanwood Institute, Green Rd, Meanwood. Details: Tracey 242 4003, or just turn up. Treasures Revealed at South Parade Baptist Church Exhibition of vibrantly-coloured banners on the Creation: 1 – 4 May & 7 – 9 May, 10am – 4pm. These are being shown around the country, most recently at Exeter & York Cathedrals. Part of citywide Treasures Revealed Festival (1 – 9 May). Not to be missed! Details: www.treasuresrevealed. co.uk

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service around the wards in new Cancer Wing, delivering magazines, newspapers, drinks & snacks to patients. Details: Vicki James 206 7646, Vicki.James@leedsth. nhs.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 at Wheatfields 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 Link on 203 3333.

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Where Have All the Weavers Gone? ................................................................................................................................................................................................... apprenticeship and periods working on drawn he tapestries that we a far more enthusiastic and printed designs, which in North worked alongside head see hanging in grand following America, Scandinavia, weaver Douglas Grierson. are quicker – then, if I find houses and stately the right image, I will take Inspired by artist/weaver homes often cause us to Scotland and Ireland the time to recreate it in a Meira Stockl, who was than in England. Few pose the question: ‘what tapestry.” based in Addingham for large tapestry studios, happened to this amazing craft?’ The fact that we like The Dovecot in many years, Jonathan Edinburgh which was went on to study tapestry Currently teaching at usually only see them in established over 90 years at Edinburgh College of grand houses is part of Leeds University School Art. He continued his ago, still exist. Here, the answer – producing of Design and Leeds studies with a master College of Art, Jonathan’s skilled tapestry weavers tapestries on this scale is a huge undertaking and will take contemporary degree in printmaking next project will focus on at the Royal College of designs and very time consuming. artists’ prints, featuring repeat Art before settling into pattern and colour as a weave them into fabulous But textile artists and tapestry weavers are wall hangings or rugs. his apprenticeship at The way to explore notions of The colour and textural Dovecot. still around, producing subjectivity. They will be innovative and exciting element used in this art available at an exhibition contemporary designs form can be truly visually “Because tapestry weaving in Chapel Allerton in both for individuals and stunning. is so time consuming, September and can be large corporations and arts viewed on his website at I realised I would need organisations. This is where Horsforth to vary my working www.jonathanashworth. resident Jonathan practices”, said Jonathan. com from then on. Textile arts seem to have Ashworth served an “Today I tend to spend

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Finding My Voice Danish and was Fun! Leeds Choirs ................................................................. Join Forces at Leeds Voice Day took place at Leeds Metropolitan University in March and St Stephen’s was, once again, a raging success. Christina Shewell, an international voice teacher and voice therapist led the workshop which explored the power, projection and flexibility of your voice. The importance of posture, breathing and pace were all discussed, along with demonstrations of various vocal exercises. The afternoon focused on how to use these techniques specifically in presentations. Most people find it difficult to speak in front of a large crowd. Christina led the group through various warm ups, encouraging everything from dancing to running on the spot, through to making loud yawning or groaning sounds to loosen up! If you would like to improve your voice, the Leeds Voice Day is a great place to pick up tips and techniques to have you sounding like a pro! There will be another voice day on 5th September at Trinity College, Horsforth. To book your place, contact Jo Donnelly on 01943 875780 or email Jo.donnelly@virgin.net .................................................................

of approximately 25 members and gives six to ten concerts a year. A large part of the choir’s repertoire is sacred music, but they also include many Danish pieces and music from around the world in our repertoire.

This will be the choir’s sixth visit to the UK. It has become a tradition to visit a local choir and give a joint concert with them. The programme at St Stephen’s will include a mixture of Danish and British pieces, and an exciting Danish composition, Pater Noster, by This mixed voice choir is made up Michael Bojesen. ......................................................................................................................... Kobenhavns Folkekor (The Copenhagen People’s Choir) will join the Leeds-based Amici Singers for a concert at St Stephen’s Church, Kirkstall, on Tuesday 11th May, 7.30pm.

Treasures Revealed at St Stephen’s The Treasures Revealed nine day festival returns from 1st – 9th May, and churches throughout the city will be opening their doors and staging various exhibitions and events. Whether you are interested in history and heritage, concerts and culture or simply seeking peace and tranquillity, churches are inspirational buildings that are well worth a visit. St Stephen’s Church in Kirkstall is

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Makkah Masjid Hosts Largest Islamic Exhibition in North Makkah Mosque on Thornville Road, LS6, will hold its annual Islamic Exhibition from 1st – 5th May. The exhibition, which is part of the ‘Treasures Revealed’ Festival in Leeds where different faiths open their doors to the wider community, is the largest exhibition of Islamic artefacts in the North of England. Makkah Mosque is the only mosque in Leeds that takes part in the festival and is a popular place for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Previous exhibitions have been very successful in encouraging different communities to come together and enhance their relations.

Makkah Mosque regularly holds multi-faith and multi-cultural events and encourages inter-community relations: this is one of the reasons it was voted the UK’s Model Mosque in a nationwide competition in 2008. On 1st May the mosque will also host a special ‘Connecting Cultures’ session for dignitaries and community leaders. This year’s chief

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Slanjayvah Goes ‘Crazy’ Slanjayvah Danza has an exciting new project in the works. The dance company, based at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, has been working on the second in a series of dance pieces about passion. This instalment, called ‘Crazy Joanna’ based on a Spanish film, Juana la Loca, focuses on how passion can manifest itself in domestic violence. Taking you on a journey through history, the piece explores the lives of three women in violent situations;

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May 2010 Musts around the Coast

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below. Most distinctive is the white rump and black tail end. In spring and summer, males have a black eye-mark and pinkish-buff throat and breast. Engaging birds, they are seldom still. Increasingly rare is the ring ouzel, which also frequents the higher Dales, where it nests in rocky ravines. Of blackbird size and shape, it is black with a white crescent across the breast. It is a shy bird with a loud melancholy song which echoes through the hills.

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The Hebrides .................................................................................................................................................................................................... he beauty of coach travel experiences – we SPECIALISING IN travel today is that wanted people to have a TAILOR-MADE TRIPS you can jump on ‘complete’ experience, to your coach locally and enjoy both the travel and “We like to think that we head off without a care the destination, and for excel when it comes to in the world, knowing them to come back again tailoring trips for groups”, and again.” that everything is taken said Pat. “We are now care of – travel, hotel, becoming well known tickets, tours, everything. Dalesman Holidays have for Family History Tours, Dalesman Holidays succeeded on many levels. which include time in People do come back (Baildon Motors Ltd.) in the Archives in London, Guiseley began offering again and again. Out of Dublin and Edinburgh. the dozens of tours, the coach tours in 1936. In We have planned special 1988 it was taken over by company now boasts history excursions, tours Ken and Pat Hartshorne firm favourites like the of stately homes and who set about building up Hampton Court Palace castles, visits to the Eden the range of holidays, and and Chelsea Flower Project, and gardens in Shows, the Edinburgh their son, Peter, joined Devon & Cornwall. If a Tattoo, Theatre them in 1998. special interest group Weekends, and German wants to attend a specific A LIFELONG INTEREST Christmas Markets. There event, we’ll organise it for IN TRANSPORT AND are regular trips to the them.” TRAVEL Isle of Wight, Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains, Because Dalesman have “I was always interested the Austrian Tyrol, Spain, coaches ranging from in transport and travel”, the Scottish Highlands minibuses to 49 seaters, said Ken, who started his and Islands, the Rhine they can accommodate career as an accountant. Valley, Lake Garda. And, groups of any size. Sports “When the opportunity Destinations in the UK clubs and various other arose to purchase the are endless! associations are regular company, I jumped users. Day excursions and at it. We started out even ‘Mystery Tours’ are sharing some of own very popular. London

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THE THRILL OF DISCOVERY “We like to show people something new”, Ken told us, “something they might not normally choose for themselves. It becomes a voyage of discovery and few are ever disappointed. Last year we went to Berlin and Poland, taking in Warsaw and Krakow – it was a spectacular trip. As we often do, we hired special guides, something not many people would be able to do as individuals.”

This year Dalesman Holidays venture to Eastern Canada for the first time. Working with partners in Canada, the ‘Maple Leaf Trail’ will take in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Toronto over ten days. “That’s what is so fascinating about travel”, said Ken. “There is always somewhere new to go, we are continually evolving, meeting new people, taking them to new destinations – and discovering more ourselves. By coach the quality and value is hard to beat!”

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HANNAH CLARK (1779-1861) Landlady of the ‘Original Oak’ Inn

Lord Cardigan’s agent admired Hannah’s spirit. She foresaw the growth and increasing prosperity of the village, and developed the business by adding ‘a dining-room for Societies’ annah Clark was landlady of the ‘Original Oak’ for more than thirty years, from 1819 to 1852, and lived through the transformation of the quiet rural village of Headingley into a bustling new suburb of Leeds. Only six years after she and her husband arrived to take over the old village inn she was widowed, but she carried on running the inn herself, full of energy and initiative – a successful businesswoman in her own right. She was 40 when she and her husband Joseph came to Headingley from town. She was originally from Idle and he from Leeds, from a family of butchers in the Shambles. They had at least three surviving children, but like so many others had endured heartbreaking losses – their gravestone in St Michael’s churchyard has a poignant memorial to five of their children who had died in infancy, and another stone marks the death of a son and two small grandchildren. When they took over in 1819, ‘The Oak’ was already long-established as an inn and alehouse, dating back perhaps to the seventeenth century. It started life as a farmhouse and smallholding, rented from Lord Cardigan, Lord of the Manor, who owned most of the village. It had some land next to the house and

larger fields further away along Kirkstall Lane, which could provide overnight grazing for drovers bringing their cattle down to market next day in Leeds. The previous landlady, an elderly widow, had died in 1818 and the inn was probably quite run down, for she left numerous debts. The Clarks had their eye on a new market. They changed the inn’s name to ‘The Original Oak’, linking it with the famous Shire Oak nearby, the local landmark. They rebuilt and improved the old house, and in 1821 advertised that the inn now had ‘superior accommodation’ for dinner or tea parties of up to 40, in this ‘remarkably pleasant village, only 10 minutes walk from Kirkstall Abbey’. But they did not forget their old customers, the drovers, promising ‘accommodation for cattle near the house’ and good hay and corn. After Joseph’s death in 1825, Hannah took charge and proved a great success – Lord Cardigan’s agent admired her spirit. She foresaw the growth and increasing prosperity of the village, and developed the business by adding ‘a dining-room for Societies’ and other improvements – it became the ‘Headingley Hotel’, offering bedrooms and a full range of food and drink. It was an important focal point for the village: all the public meetings for the Headingley Enclosure were held there (182934), and it hosted local auction sales,

political meetings, societies and clubs, and the annual dinners Lord Cardigan provided for his tenants. ‘Mrs Clark’s House’ acquired a high reputation for convivial company: some of the local Leeds merchants were regulars with their own seats, and others braved the dark journey from town across Woodhouse Moor and up the muddy turnpike road to enjoy the camaraderie of the ‘Oak’. As an additional attraction Hannah turned part of the garden into a bowling green, a popular pastime for local residents which flourished for 150 years. In 1847 Hannah was granted a new lease of the property from the Cardigan estate, still with 14 acres of grazing land for the drovers’ cattle, although this trade was dying with the advent of the railway. Times were changing, and in 1850 Lord Cardigan saw a chance of profit by selling some of his village property, offering longterm tenants like Hannah a good price. Her son bought the inn, but Hannah, now 71, gave up running it herself and it was leased to a new landlord. She died in 1861, aged 82. Her grave is overgrown, her name forgotten, but this spirited woman played her part in the history of Headingley. By Eveleigh Bradford


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summertime approaches, people often like to go out of town for a weekend to ‘get away from it all’. I seem to be in the minority because, I rather like the ‘all’ and have no desire to get away from it. I’m a city girl through and through. The very thought of wide open spaces with greenery and fresh air makes me break out in hives. I don’t mind getting away from it all, as long as I can go to a different city. I need that buzz, the action, the smog, the rude people – I love it. My beloved grandmother lives in rural Nova Scotia in Canada. Her ‘town’ consists of four roads, a petrol station, a bakery and a lot of fields. It takes me forever to fall asleep when I’m there because the silence is deafening. I need the steady hum of traffic, maybe the occasional siren or drunken lout to lull me into a deep sleep. Being awoken by the sound of cows makes me feel like I’m on another planet. Couple this with the fact that there’s no internet connection and you may as well have cut off my right arm.

I will never fully understand the appeal of camping or a hike in the dales, but my appreciation for strutting down a city street in some high heels will never dwindle. ............................................................................................. For more go to www.bangsandabun.com

A Door into the Past

............................................................................................. For most people 2nd April passed as just another Friday, but in 1911 it was a very special day, or rather a special night – it was the census date which recorded the details of the first families to live in the new residential development of West Park and offered a fascinating insight into their lives. With 17 houses, 56 residents and 26 servants, North Parade was the most populated street. Number 24 was home to Wilfred, a 43 year old cloth dealer. He was the 6th child of Fanny and Alfred, who had been residents of Victoria Road, Headingley since the 1850s. In 1911, Wilfred had been married to Louise, originally from Bath, for 11 years. Their youngest child Greta (2) was looked after by 17 year old Elsie, a children’s nurse. Eric (9) was a boarder at a private college in Harrogate. Their North Parade home was also shared with Wilfred’s now widowed mother Fanny and his younger unmarried sister Blanche. The 1901 census showed the recently married Wilfred and Louise living at 4 Woodbine Terrace in Headingley. Fifteen years later in 1926, Eric, who was still living at No. 24, got married, and later that year Wilfred sold up and moved away. The photograph shows the door separating the main living rooms of the house from the kitchen and scullery, which were presided over by the live-in cook/domestic, 37 year old Mary. Doug Kemp www.westparkresidents.org.uk


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ALBUM

Broken Bells S/T

James Mercer, front man and songwriter with the excellent US indie group The Shins, recently announced that he was taking a break from the band for about a year, so Shins’ fans, desperate for

Shutter Island Directed by: F I L M Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo. Adapted from Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, Shutter Island is an unnerving, claustrophobic, psychological thriller which Martin Scorsese has brought to the screen with his characteristic style and flair. DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels, a US marshall investigating the mysterious and seemingly impossible disappearance of a patient from Ashecliff Hospital for the criminally insane on the forbidding Shutter Island. He’s told that Ashecliff is a pioneering institution that treats the most extreme and violent cases. Teddy appears not to be in the finest mental health himself. Flashbacks

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a new album, may have a wait on their hands. Fortunately, we have Broken Bells to tide us over. A collaboration between Mercer and the now ubiquitous producer Dangermouse, Broken Bells is a fine album which sees the uber-producer applying the successful techniques he used on Gorillaz Demon Days and Beck’s Modern Guilt. The taut pop melodies and literate lyricism of Mercer’s song writing are unmistakably Shins-like, but the arrangements also bring to mind Eels and Brendan Benson’s solo work. Dangermouse’s hip

hop inflected rhythms and electro-pop styling is brought to bear on Mercer’s songs with deftness and skill, giving the entire album a sonically crisp and lush feel.

The album opener, The High Road sets the tone with a laid back groove and tasteful snyth flourishes, giving way to Vaporize, wherein Mercer’s acoustic rhythm guitar is bathed in the warmth of swirling Hammond organ. At times the album segues into something like folktronica, whilst always retaining a decidedly pop edge. Beatheavy The Ghost Inside

and dream sequences reveal that he bears psychological scars from his involvement in the liberation of a concentration camp during the war and he is haunted by the spectre of his wife, who died in a fire two years earlier. His investigation is hampered by uncooperative hospital officials and he begins to suspect a sinister conspiracy. When a violent storm lashes the Island, Teddy and his partner, Chuck, are unable to return to shore.... or are they being prevented from leaving? Things become ever more labyrinthine and Kafkaesque as the mystery deepens through one plot twist and red herring after another. Keeping pace requires a degree of mental agility on behalf of the viewer and the ‘What the...?!’ impact of the final denouement is guaranteed to leave one

sounds like it could be a Gorillaz outtake, while Citizen is reminicent of Gallic electronica duo, Air. The unexpected introduction of orchestral strings and mariachi style horns on Mongrel Heart bring to mind an unlikely collision of The Smiths and Ennio Morricone, which is quite something.

Broken Bells is an involving and deceptively complex album whose subtleties become more apparent with each listen and, while I am still fervently anticipating the next Shins release, this is plenty to be getting on with.

reeling. Scorsese has a fine cast at his disposal here and, on their fourth picture together, he’s drawn another electrifying performance from DiCaprio. I think it’s fair to say the director is instrumental in his emergence as a mature and serious acting talent. Stylistically, the influence of the master of suspense is glaringly apparent, though not to the film’s detriment, with many of Hitchcock’s masterpieces referenced, notably Vertigo. Scorsese’s Hitch homage imbues the film with the classic Holywood thriller feel. Shutter Island is an impressive and riveting production, and becomes even more so upon a second viewing. After the magnificent The Departed, this shows Marty and Leo to be on something of a roll. Let’s hope they keep ‘em coming.

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Headingley Festival.... and All That Jazz Headingley’s first music festival is here! Taking place from 3rd – 9th May there is a great line-up including Serious Sam m Barrett, Bones and the Boys, Tom Neale Trio, Bassa Bassa, Little ct Black Hearts and more. Plus there’s the Mingus Project to be staged by the Leeds Youth Jazz Orchestra at Ralph Thoresby School. Be sure to get out and enjoy some great music. Check www.headingleyfestival.com for the latest updates. Serious Sam Barrett -Tom Bing

THE LINE UP!

................................................................................................................................................................................................... Monday 3rd May Alexis Cairns Trio (sax, acoustic bass and keyboards) at Cafe Lento, North Lane 8-10pm Tuesday 4th May Student Jazz Showcase at the Arc Balcony, North Lane, 7pm til late. Traditional Irish Music at Cafe Lento featuring fabulous fiddler Des Hurley and accordion maestro Chris O’Malley among others, 8.15pm10pm Wednesday 5th May Serious Sam Barrett & David Broad at Cafe Lento, 8 – 10pm Thursday 6th May Bones and the Boys at The Victoria Hotel, Great George St. City Centre 9-11pm Jazz with Benson Burner at Salvo’s Restaurant, Otley Rd, 7.30pm

A Tribute to Atlantic Jazz at Leeds Carnegie Rugby Stadium, North Lane Friday 7th May Jazz Concert at Richmond House School, Otley Rd, 2.30-4pm Leeds Schools Primary Percussion Ensemble at The Rose Garden (outside The Arc), North Lane, 4.30-6.30pm Tom Neale Trio at Cafe Lento, 8-11pm Food and Jazz - ‘Bebop spoken here’ at Salvo’s Restaurant, evening The P.S.K. Trio with vocalists Shirley Lewis, Michael Sutton & Carol Ann Downing-A mixture of jazz, blues, Latin and a bit of soul at The New Headingley Club 8.30pm Leeds Latin Music Collective A steamy, pulsating evening of Latin music & dance at the Left Bank Centre,

Cardigan Rd. 8-11pm . Saturday 8th May North Leeds Jazz Orchestra at The New Headingley Club 2-3.30pm Children’s Carnival at The Arndale Centre & Shire Oak Primary School, Wood Lane, 11am – 1pm Jazz Tea Dance at Headingley Community Centre, North Lane 2-4pm The Mingus Project A performance-based on the work of jazz legend Charlie Mingus at Ralph Thoresby School, Cookridge, 3-4.30pm/ 7-8.30pm Jazz Gospel Music Event featuring ‘Voices of the Day’ gospel choir & the Revd Chunky but Funky at South Parade Baptist Church, North Lane, 4 -5.30pm

Arcstock! Featuring The Little Black Hearts, Twice as Nice, The Skata Beats, Roseville Grand, The Tiny Giants in The Arc and Trio Car Park 3-10pm Louise Gibbs Voice Workshop 2-4pm & Louise Live 7.30-9.00pm at Skippy’s Cocktail Lounge, North Lane Bassa Bassa at The New Headingley Club, 9-11pm Sonic Stories at Left Bank Centre, Cardigan Rd. 8-10.30pm Sunday 9th May Bob Birch’s Boogaloo Combo and Vespa Rally at Salvo’s Restaurant, 2.30-4pm Matt Roberts Quintet ‘Tribute to Miles Davis’ at New Headingley Club 2-4pm Closing Party - ‘Twice as Nice’ at Trio Bar & Grill, North Lane 1011pm


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MusicListings

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Canadian singer/ May, Korks Wine Fugazi, Hot Snakes, Malandras Del ers Tues 11 May, songwriter & multiBar, Otley, 8pm. BSM, Holy Roar, etc. Tango: Tango 7.30pm at St instrumentalist. Phoenix Siempre Sat 1 May, Stephen’s Church, Tiffany Page Concert Band Howard Assembly Kirkstall. Details: Thurs 6 May, Leeds Sat 15 May, 7.30pm Dan Sartain Wed Room from 7:30pm. Kenneth Endersby 19 May, Brudenell University Union, at St. Augustine’s Virtuosic music 267 7775 £6.50. From 7pm. Church (Wrangth- Social Club. Mix from leading tango Imagine Tori Amos, orn), Hyde Park of unrefined, ramensemble & stunThe Temper shackle blues, punky Dolly Parton & Corner. ning dance from Trap Tues 11 riffs & a devil-worCarole King all Anabella & Giraldo, May, O2 Academy. ship drawl. crammed into one. The Royal Livwho danced in Melbourne-based erpool PhilharEvita. four-piece focusing Mark Padmore, Alabama 3 Fri 7 on epic rock sounds. monic Orchestra Simon Lepper May O2 Academy, Leeds Festival The Whip + The Thurs 20 May, 7pm, £16 Legendary Chorus, Sat 15 May, Brute Chorus + Shonen Knife Howard Assembly Brixton collective, Wed 12 May, Leeds Town Hall, Tall Ships Sat 1 Room, 7:30pm. A best known for the Brudenell Social 7:30pm. A performMay, Elbow Room, performance of theme tune to ‘The ance of Elgar’s The £5. Dark electroClub. All-girl Robert Schumann’s Sopranos’. Best sam- Japanese 3-piece Dream of Gerontius. pop from ManchesDichterliebe. pled live. ter four piece The punk-pop band, Jessica Walker Whip, psyched-out coming on like a The Eighties Entroducing: + James Holmes garage-folk of dirty, female Buzzcocks or Matchbox B-Line Sat 15 May, Howard DJ Shadow Fri 7 scuzzy guitar licks Ramones. Disaster Thurs 20 Assembly Room, May, The HiFi Club, from The Brute May, The Cockpit. 7:45pm. Acclaimed from 8:30pm. A true Chorus . Jim Bob Thurs Playing crazed performer of Weill, pioneer in modern 13 May, The Well. amphetamine psyBolcom & Gershhip-hop & dance Foals Mon 3 May, Former front man chobilly. win. music. Leeds Met Student with indie/punk legUnion. Indie-funk ends Carter USM. The Enid Thurs 20 The Bundles Sat Raise Your five piece make an May, Irish Centre, 15 May, Brudenell Voice!: Musiirresistible blend Omar Social Club. Featur8pm. Only band to cians from Opera of electronic-pop, Souleyman Thurs successfully fuse ing Kimya Dawson North Orchestra disco & indie-tech 13 May, Brudenell rock-based music & Jeffrey Lewis. Sat 8 May, Howard Social Club. Syrwith the dynamics & Assembly Room, Example Tues 4 ian music legend & scale of symphonic Johnny Flynn & £3, under 18s free. May, Leeds Universtaple of folk-pop in The Sussex Wit classical music. 11am – 1pm . Fun sity Union, From Syria. Mon 17 May, The morning sing-along 7pm £8. London The Nextmen Cockpit. ‘A true for all ages & abilihip-hop rapper Leeds Guitar Fri 21 May, Nation one-off ’. ties. inspired by Mike Night 2010: Jon Of Shopkeepers. Skinner & Eminem. Gomm + Pino Uncompromising You Say Party! Chuck Prophet Forastiere + Stuart hip-hop, funk, regWe Say Die! Tues + The Mission Deerhunter Wed Ryan Fri 14 May, gae & razor sharp 18 May, The Well. A Express Mon 10 5 May, The Cockpit, Brudenell Social collision of synthy beats. May, Brudenell 7pm. Music which, Club. beats & melodies Social Club. Chuck’s although electro to Dr Feelgood Fri which explode in song writing skills the core, is a darker, Holy State + 21 May, The Well, danceable tracks & match his prodisleazier version of Great Ancestors 8pm, Dr Feelgood punk rock anthems. gious instrumental the genre. + We’ll Die SmilSupport from Leeds always gives 100% talent. ing + Dead Spex of the finest British legends, Victors. + Cub Cub Fri Rosie Doonan rhythm & blues. Copenhagen 14 May, Cardigan & The Snap Lights Tues 18 People’s Choir Arms. Alternative Dragons Wed 5 May, The Cockpit, & Amici Singindie, for fans of


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Paul Heaton Fri 21 May, The Original Oak. English singer-songwriter famous for his roles in The Housemartins & The Beautiful South Ustad Harjinderpal Singh & Bhupinder Singh Chaggar Sat 22 May, Howard Assembly Room, 5:45pm. Santoor music from the hills of Kashmir. Slayer + The Haunted Wed 26 May, O2 Academy. The Grand daddies of Thrash! Slayer shook the metal world in the 80s with a succession of intense, violent & hugely popular albums. The Unthanks Wed 26 May, Brudenell Social Club. Sisters Rachel & Becky with Niopha Keegan (violin), Adrian McNally (piano) plus

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string quartet, brass, percussion & bass. Hugh Cornwell Fri 28 May, The Cockpit. The original guitarist, singer & main songwriter in The Stranglers. ‘Roots’: Helen Watson, Mark Creswell & Dave Bowie Fri 28 May, 8 – 11pm at New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. £4. Foxes & Convicts 19 May, Milo. Blind River, Scare, Old Man Pie & Roseville Grand all playing. Black Pepper Last Thurs every month. Live band & guest singers. Neo-soul, funk, R’n’B. Bar Noir, Roundhay. £3. Details 07985 576770/shush.entertainment@yahoo.co.uk

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t’s time for another great Rock ‘n’ Roll fundraiser with The Wild Hogs! This time the event returns to the Meanwood Working Men’s Club on Stonegate Road (opposite Aldi), which has a great sprung floor – perfect for all you expert jivers! The club, which was threatened with demolition, has reopened having been fully refurbished. The Wild Hogs will be joined by the Shuffle Monsters, another excellent band with first rate musicians.

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Once again Gip Dammone will startle people with his amazing record collection, and Paul Conner will take the other DJ spot. The gig is on Saturday 22nd May, doors open at 8pm. Tickets (£6 advance/ £8 on the door) will be on sale at Oxfam Bookshop in Headingley from 1st May. It promises to be another great night. This year all profits will go to the charity Caring For Life. So, put on your dancing shoes or just come to watch the action and listen to great music!


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Is Raising the School Leaving Age to 18 a Good Idea?

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just wondered whether readers were aware that from 2015, young people will be obliged to participate in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. Currently, the plan is for the participation age to be raised to 17 from 2013, and 18 from 2015. Perhaps, like me, you can remember the last time the school leaving age was raised at the start of the 1970s. One of my very first classes in an inner city,

all boys school was the ROSLA group (Raising of the School Leaving Age). These were lads who certainly weren’t academic and who just wanted to get out to work. They were so very pleased to be staying on for a further year as you can imagine! Things have changed a great deal and there is little doubt that the speed of change and the volatility of the world of work demands a workforce that can adapt,

that is flexible and that is prepared for change. My view is that continued training, particularly to develop skills that can be transferred to different working environments, has to be seen as a good thing. Staying on until 18 might involve full-time education or training at school, college or at home, work-based learning, such as apprenticeships or part-time education or training if they are also

employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week. A great deal of preparation is taking place for this but there are inevitably questions – what will happen if there is a change of Government is certainly something that springs to mind at the moment. What are your thoughts on this issue? Stuart Hemingway, Head Teacher, Ralph Thoresby School

Creativity’s a Young people in Leeds will benefit from improved opportunities in arts and culture thanks to a groundbreaking web development Breeze in Leeds ................................................................................................................................................................................................... Young people in Leeds will benefit from improved opportunities in arts and culture thanks to a groundbreaking web development which is attracting national interest. Breeze Culture Network is the new website for

professionals providing cultural opportunities for young people in Leeds. Developed by Leeds City Council and funded by Find Your Talent, the site brings together schools, children’s centres, freelance artists and arts organisations, voluntary and community groups

in a growing resource which aims to improve knowledge, develop ideas and increase opportunities for young people. The network is free to join and allows access to a comprehensive directory of those working in the youth and cultural sector

in Leeds. To register your organisation on Breeze Culture Network visit www. BreezeCultureNetwork. org and follow the instructions. To find activities for children and young people visit www.breezeleeds.org

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Another Success for Rotary’s Annual Technology Tournament The St Mary’s team with their winning model.

This year’s Rotary Technology Tournament, a national initiative of Rotary’s Youth Opportunities Programme which aims to improve the personal development and skills of young people, attracted 15 schools and 156 young people! Prizes were awarded at three levels: Basic (Years 7, 8 & 9), Intermediate (Years 10 & 11) and Advanced (Years 12 & 13), and a separate prize was awarded for the most inventive idea. The winning teams were: Innovation and Advanced Sections: Roundhay High School. Basic: St Mary’s, Menston. Intermediate: Farnley Park School.

Rotarians from the ten Leeds Rotary Clubs involved were amazed by some of the excellent, innovative ideas that were translated into working models by the students. Using just a few sticks, string, wire, a battery and bulb, card, paperclips and sticky tape, they had to make a ‘flashing beacon’ to illuminate a banner. The results were judged by a panel of Rotarians and industrialists

with backgrounds in engineering, technology, enterprise and education. The prizes were presented by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Andrew Barker. The winning Advanced model will now be entered in the district Grand Final, which covers North and West Yorkshire.

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urrounded by road works and traffic cones on her daily commute, Adel resident, Chris Madeley, had a flash of inspiration – she would bring the cones to life in a children’s book! The Cones are fascinated by human behaviour and the stories help children to learn valuable lessons about all aspects of safety, friendship, respect, conservation

and the environment. The Cones also have their own words. There have been many ‘coneferences’ about the ‘conetent’ of The Cones’ lives. Some Cones are ‘conefrontational’ and ‘conetroversial’, whilst others are ‘coneciliatory’ and when they hold hands, they are ‘conected!’ These Cone-words help children to use the magic ‘e’ in the middle of words and it shows

them what happens if you don’t double a consonant. Local schools have invited Chris to introduce children to the ‘conecept’ and read the first story, which tells children how the Cones came to life. For more information about the book e-mail chris@ kerisplah.plus. com or visit www. colourheroes.com

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eechtree Steiner Initiative in Leeds is holding an open event on Saturday 8th May, to talk about its plans to start Leeds’ first Steiner school for 7 – 14 year olds. For ten years Beechtree Steiner Initiative has successfully provided early years’ education for 3 – 6 year olds at its kindergartens in Leeds. In Steiner education children stay in an informal kindergarten setting until they are six – a model which is tried and tested and part of state funded, mainstream provision in many European

countries. Steiner is now one of the fastest growing educational movements in the world, with more than 60 kindergartens in the UK and nearly 900 schools worldwide. The UK’s first state funded Steiner school opened in Hereford last year. Since 1999, a group of parents and teachers have worked together to develop Steiner The Steiner ethos is to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment where children develop a love of learning and an enthusiasm for school. The curriculum is founded on Steiner’s principles

that take account of the whole child. It gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs of each child and is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of the child’s development. The Steiner approach, of not forcing formal education too early, is gaining popularity nationwide as more parents question whether children in this country start school too young. This issue was raised by the Cambridge-based Primary Review last year which scrutinised how

primary education is organised. Its conclusion challenged the idea that an early start has long-term advantages. The meeting will take place at 10am at Stainbeck Community Hall, Stainbeck Lane, LS7. Kevin Avison from the Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship will give an introduction to Steiner education and its benefits, followed by a talk on Steiner provision in Leeds. For more information, call 0113 269 0262, email enquiries@leeds-steiner. co.uk or visit www. leeds-steiner.org.uk


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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 Join the Girl Guides! Places available at: 10th Leeds Rainbows (5-6 yrs) & Brownies (7 10 yrs), Burley, Fri pm; 37th Leeds Rainbows, Headingley, Thurs pm; 6th Kirkstall Rainbows, Wed pm; & 3rd Kirkstall Brownies, Hawksworth Wood, Tues pm. None of these groups would be possible without the commitment of adult volunteers –

May 2010 new volunteers always welcome! Details: Vicki Johnson 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 & bereavement. Sessions at Burley Park Children’s Centre, St Matthias St, 26 May; Hawksworth Wood Primary, Cragside Walk, 10 May; St Chad’s Primary, Northolme Ave. 6 May. Appointments on request. Details:

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n 29th May, Dave and Eve Durbin of Adel are attempting the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise sponsorship for the Leeds Hospital Trust. In just 24 hours, they will climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales,

totalling 2940m of ascent over 26 miles of walking, separated by 475 miles of driving. This is a similar climb distance to the summit of Mount Everest from base camp!

natal unit, in recognition of all the wonderful people who helped to save their son Harry’s life, and many more babies born prematurely or with disabilities.

Their target is to raise £10,000 to buy a new incubator for the neo-

Harry was born in April 2008 at St. James’ Hospital. Suffering uncontrollable epileptic seizures, the first six weeks of his life was spent in Jimmy’s ICU/ HDU neo-natal units and the transitional care unit at LGI. The paediatric neurologists performed MRI & ultrasound scans on his brain and tests on his blood and cerebralspinal fluids to try to understand and control his condition. His seizures are now controlled, and he has a full community

support team to help him develop as much as his mental and physical disabilities allow. Harry has his own website at www.harry. moonfruit.com to explain more about the challenge and the help he has received. To support Dave and Eve’s challenge you can also donate directly to the hospital trust via www.justgiving.com/ Harrys3PeaksChallenge.

they will climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales

Can You HACK it for the NSPCC? TV presenter and keen outdoors enthusiast Julia Bradbury is encouraging people ple to help end child cruelty by taking aking part in the charity’s HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) in n the Yorkshire Dales on 4th September. ember. “It’s a great honour ur to help the NSPCC launch unch its hiking challenges, s,” said Julia. “We are lucky that the UK has such stunning ng countryside and d these walks take

full advantage of that. The NSPCC HACKs are around 25 miles and are definitely challenging. c So, whether you’re an walker, or this experienced wa is new to you, you get your boots on, start walking boot training!” Registration costs Registrat and is open £15 an over 18s only. to ove (£1 is being donated to the don Yo r k s h i r e Y D a l e s

National Park Authority to support path maintenance and enhancement in the Three Peaks area). For further details, go to www. nspcc.org.uk/hack or contact the North NSPCC Appeals office 0113 229 9324 / northcanuhackit@ nspcc.org.uk. Final registration date 23rd August 2010.

The NSPCC HACKs are around 25 miles and are definitely challenging


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Leeds Akkies Have a New Home

.............................................................................................. ahead with confidence Leeds Akkies Rugby League club have a new and stability. In short, we home for the 2010 Co- will finally have a proper Operative Rugby League home.” Conference season. Both the Akkies men’s ............................................. Following months of hard and women’s teams are work behind the scenes, looking forward to the upcoming season with the Akkies committee voted unanimously to great anticipation. become part of the Old If you are interested in Modernians Association, based in Cookridge. By playing Rugby League accepting membership this season, Leeds Akkies would love to hear from of the Old Modernians Association, they have both men and women, effectively become regardless of experience. stakeholders rather than Contact Dom Varley at tenants for the first time dom.varley@hotmail.com in the club’s seven-year or 07974 982620. history. (l – r) Andy Lowe, Old Modernians Director of “‘The magnitude of this partnership cannot be Rugby, Stephen Cranny, understated”, said Akkies Leeds Akkies, Simon Leeds, Old Modernians, Chairman, Rob Potts. “Now that we are part and Rob Potts, Leeds Akkies Chairman. of the Old Modernians Association, we can plan

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Success On and Off the Field ............................................. Old Modernians Cricket Club is currently enjoying success off the field as well as on. The club is working towards attaining Clubmark status, an ECB/ Sport England recognised accreditation that rewards clubs for working with children in the local community, and managing its affairs to the highest of

standards. In the next 12 months the club will be launching a junior section that will offer cricket coaching and development to children from the age of eight. The club, based in Cookridge, currently runs three men’s teams as well as a very successful ladies team that play in the ECB Premier League North. New players are welcome for all teams as well as juniors of any age. Please contact Mark Ripley on 07970 566139 for further information.

In the next 12 months the club will be launching a junior section that will offer cricket coaching and development to children from the age of eight.


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Leeds Petanque Some of the cream of Club Enters its Olympic talent for Beijing Fourth Year! & London took their first ................................................................ Leeds Petanque Club was established over three years ago and is thriving! The club plays at the Richmond House School playing fields on Glen Road, Far Headingley, and has a lively programme of events and competitions lined up for the summer months on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. From 11am on Sunday 30th May it is holding an Open Day and would welcome newcomers from all ages to come along and try their hand at this wonderfully social and sometimes very competitive game. Experienced club members will be on hand to guide you through the basics. There will also be a buffet and, in true continental style, the odd beer or glass of wine. For more information, contact Paul Matthews on 0113 230 2629 or visit www.leedspetanque.co.uk

pedal strokes on the track at Roundhay West Riding Track League

........................................................... Roundhay Park grass track cycle racing circuit was built in the early 1890s within the amphitheatre below the Mansion House in Roundhay Park (the cricket oval) and cycle racing has taken place since then, with only the two World Wars stopping competition. The League caters for all ages & abilities with children (born 1997 and younger) and adults using track bikes just like those you’d see at the velodrome in Manchester. Many of the League’s riders have gone on to

Otley Sailing Club a ‘Centre of Excellence’

............................................................ Otley Sailing Club promotes Sailing for All. This RYA approved training centre was recently named Yorkshire and Humberside ‘OnBoard’ Club of the year for encouraging youngsters into the sport, and is also an accredited centre of excellence for disabled sailing. This friendly members’ club has a rich programme of racing and social events, where newcomers are welcomed and encouraged to get involved. Training ranges from complete beginner courses to the advanced and is offered in both

compete in top level competition. Some of the cream of Olympic talent for Beijing & London took their first pedal strokes on the track at Roundhay. For the league races, the first race will be 7pm for the free wheel riders (born 1998 and later) and 7.30 for the fixed wheel riders. Please ensure you arrive early enough to sign on before your first race. Cost is £7 for Seniors, £5 for Juniors and £3 for kids. For a full programme of upcoming events and further details on the club, contact Mandy Parker (organiser) on 07917 860292 or visit www.cycleroundhay.co.uk dinghy and powerboat. The club also actively encourages instructor training. The club offers a 27 acre lake, refurbished club house with modern shower and changing facilities, and club boats for hire by members. For information please visit www. otley-sailingclub.co.uk/ or email oscsecretary@tiscali.co.uk


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Anyone for Cricket?

............................................ St Chad’s Cricket Club was founded in Far Headingley in the early 1880s, and has played in front of St Chad’s Church since 1922. The club merged with Headingley Broomfield Cricket Club in 1979 to form St Chad’s Broomfield Cricket Club.

1st and 2nd XI still play in front of St Chad’s Church and the 3rd XI plays a short distance away at Glen Road. They also have junior teams at U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 age groups.

The club is currently looking for new senior and junior players as well as local volunteers and sponsors. If you’re interested, please contact Paul on 07795 154444. Currently the club Further information runs three sides in the can be found at www. Wetherby League on stchadsbroomfield.playSaturday afternoons. The cricket.com. ...............................................................................................

Currently the club runs three sides in the Wetherby League on Saturday afternoons

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Anyone for Tennis? ............................................

One of the benefits of belonging to a Lawn Tennis Association affiliated club is the opportunity to get tickets for Wimbledon and see the pros in action. St Chad’s usually gets around six pairs of tickets and members can enter a draw to win these.

St Chad’s Tennis Club has scheduled a series of social events throughout the summer. In May, the club holds an American tournament and garden party. And, on 27th June, it hosts its annual fun day, where non-members are invited to come along and play, enjoy refreshments and hopefully consider joining!

For further information, contact Anne Wallace on 0113 274 9917 or annewallace@awrsc. co.uk. ............................................

With over 100 members and seven teams, courts at St Chad’s are at a premium as soon as the summer season starts. There is plenty of competitive tennis, as well as club sessions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings, giving members a chance to play socially.

With over 100 members and seven teams, courts at St Chad’s are at a premium as soon as the summer season starts

This year, the club has appointed a new coach, Chris Marshall, who will run adult and junior coaching, as well as team practice sessions.


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