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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Otley Street Festival is Back Police Update Pulse – in the HEART of Headingley Kirkstall Festival Celebrates 30 Community Notices Leeds Scientist Involved in Major Discovery Trio Literati Take on Edinburgh Fringe Is this the Barbecue Summer? Garden Round Up They Lived in Headingley Sound & Vision Music Listings Younger Life Active The Bafana Bafana May not Lift the Cup.....

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-inWharfedale 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.

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With the World Cup underway, everyone is probably walking around with the sound of a million bumble bees buzzing in their heads - ah, the wonderful vuvuzela! And, you can bet that more than one person will have the bright idea of bringing some back – I bet football clubs are already banning them! We’re in for a noisy summer, but happily most of it will be a lot more melodic – there’s Opera and Party in the Park at Temple Newsam, and numerous other music festivals. Music will also be a part of the Kirkstall Festival (10th July, now in its 30th year!) and the Leeds Waterfront Festival (17/18th July). Musicians will out in force at Otley’s Street Festival (18th July) too. Read too about how a curator from Leeds City Museum has played a key role in rewriting the history of life on earth. Headingley-based theatre company Trio Literati is taking on the Edinburgh Fringe; Rodley Nature Reserve celebrates its 10th anniversary; and Oxfam is holding a nationwide Bookfest to promote book sales, encourage donations and raise awareness of Oxfam’s work. And, there’s much more.....so read on! Our deadline for August is 1st July and for September it’s 1st August. Do get in touch with your news and local stories. We love to hear from you. Kind regards Carole, Jack and the team Cover photo by Anthony Farrimond www.anthonyjamesphotography.co.uk Make up by Kimberly Brook 07725 886672 MANAGING DIRECTOR Jack Campbell | info@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 274 8776 EDITOR Carole Carey-Campbell | carole@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4303 FEATURES EDITOR Muireann Carey-Campbell | muireann@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4302 SALES Chris Barnham, Sales Manager | chris@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4304 Mercedes Doyle | mercedes@northleedslife.co.uk 0113 293 4305 REVIEWS Brendan Campbell | brendan@northleedslife.co.uk DESIGN Paul Robinson | paul@northleedslife.co.uk


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The third annual Otley Street Festival is set to get the town partying in style on Sunday 18th July. Billed as its best festival yet, the independent traders along Market Street and Newmarket have come together to organise a family friendly event that has something for everyone.

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Stilt walkers, a bouncy castle, sports activities, rock ‘n’ roll dancers and a treasure hunt are just a few of the things you can take in on the day. There’ll also be a marquee and stage outside The Black Bull with live performances from some great local acts, including The Above Average Weight Band (better known as The Fat Bastards), Rough and Ready, 28, Hey Doris and many more.

L-R. Cathy Davis (Silk Sisters), Liz Le Tissier (Esta), Suzanne Freer (Patsy’s Wicca Basket)

All the shops taking part in the Street Festival will be open on the day giving customers a very warm welcome (there may even be special deals if you ask nicely!). Definitely an event to look out for, you can keep up with all the information at www.otleystreetfestival.wordpress.com

There are more shops taking part this year, with sponsorship from Otley Town Council and support from The Rotary Club. The local fire brigade, police service and St John Ambulance will also be there. The aim of the event is to raise the profile of Otley and what a fantastic traditional market town it is. There is a plethora of unique independent shops, selling everything from clothes, jewellery, gifts, handmade soaps, cards, home furnishings and much more. If these local shops fail, larger chain stores will move in and Otley will lose its unique charm.

Lineham Farm Summer Fayre

‘This year will be our best yet. We have lots of fun activities including a dog agility team, an African drum band, a bouncy castle and plenty of different stalls’, said Clare Beard, Event Co-ordinator. ‘The fire service and police will also be there. There will be plenty of refreshments, a chance to win prizes on our tombola, and all the animals to see, including

Malachi our giant but gentle shire horse.’ This year Lineham Farm will help around 1,000 deserving and disabled children to enjoy an active residential holiday in the countryside. They need to raise £120,000 for children to continue to enjoy this special break away from the stress and d strains of city life. The Fayre opens from 11am to o 3pm and costs just £2 for adults ts and £5 per family.

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Lineham Farm Children’s Centre is holding its Annual Summer Fayre on Saturday 3rd July.

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For further information, please contact Clare Beard, Events Coordinator on 0113 2817880 or clare@linehamfarm.co.uk


North Leeds Life

July 2010

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Readers Letters

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The legislation could have a desirable effect Private rented accommodation is necessary to provide for the large numbers of young people in tertiary education or early years of employment who need a residence for short periods only. Mr Chuter (Letters, June 2010) would appear to be a model landlord, not having a large portfolio; maintaining his properties on a frequent and regular basis; assuring the behaviour of his tenants in relation to their neighbours; providing adequate off-street parking; ensuring that the detritus of everyday living goes into the bins provided and that these are put out and returned to the properties as necessary; and that unwanted matter is properly disposed when vacating. Bravo for Mr Chuter! We need more like him, since the negative impact of the activities of tenants, and the inactivity of less assiduous landlords on their longterm resident neighbours, is cumulative and can be extremely severe. The legislation referred to is hardly restrictive, since the area of Leeds in which applications to convert properties to HMOs can be refused solely on the basis of cumulative impact (Area of Housing Mix) is very small: moreover the measure has been in place (as a local planning initiative) for some years. The legislation could have the very desirable effect of improving the quality of private rented accommodation. To some extent market forces are achieving this already: Unipol records that over 3,000 bed spaces in the greater Headingley area have been ‘un-let’ this academic year.

Thank goodness we have legislation! Writing from the leafy suburb of West Park, Mr Chuter shows himself as ignorant of studentification in Headingley in particular, and of the new legislation on HMOs, as he is of landlordism in general. It may not be the oldest profession, but it’s not far off. From the earliest human societies, the rich have bought up property, and then charged everyone else for the use of it. There’s precious little wealth creation going on here - except that the rich get richer. And “the explosion of profitability that we are still enjoying” according to Mr Chuter (are we really? with a national deficit of £164bn!), this has nothing to do with landlords - though our current financial problems have everything to do with property speculation. Thank goodness we have legislation to preserve us from the Chuters of this world! Dr Richard Tyler, South Headingley

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CORRECTION! THERE’S NO TRAIN! Last year we were contacted by one of our readers and asked to include information about the Scarborough Spa Express, which we did. This year we thought we’d pop it in again – but, guess what, they unexpectedly changed the route!

Needless to say, we were contacted by many disappointed readers. We do apologise – obviously we should have checked. This year the train doesn’t stop anywhere in Leeds. The new route takes in Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Wakefield Westgate, Woodlesford, Castleford, York and Scarborough. Further details: www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/Scarborough.cfm .................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dr JP Dickinson. Far Headingley


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July 2010

Police Update Headingley With PCSO Sarah Gaines

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July sees North West Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams holding their annual family ‘Open Day’ at Carnegie Rugby Stadium, Headingley on Sunday 11th July. Put it in your diaries. The day will kick off at approximately 10am with police motorbikes, mounted section, dog section, bouncy castle and much more. Come and meet your local officers. Numerous reports have been made regarding people searching through bins in the Ash Road /

Estcourts area. Please be careful as to what you throw away as some of these people are trying to get your personal bank details and information. Be careful to dispose of personal items properly i.e. shredding. Again, officers are patrolling the area and taking details of anyone seen to be rummaging through rubbish. Due to numerous reports from dog walkers regarding a suspicious male exposing himself, officers have stepped up

patrols in The Hollies wooded area and Meanwood Park to try and catch the offender. However, to date, officers are stumped, if you have any information regarding this matter please contact us on 0845 6060606 Policing Pledge. The Policing Pledge meeting is at St Michael’s Parish Hall, St Michael’s Road, at 7pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Feel free to come along and speak to local officers regarding any local issues you may have.

Police Update Meanwood With Inspector Andrew Briggs

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The number of house burglaries has substantially reduced in the first few months of this policing year, but we cannot be complacent. Many people will be going on holiday over the next two months. If you are going away please remember to lock doors and windows, use timer switches with low energy bulbs in the evening, and set your house alarm if you have one. Ensure a person you trust keeps an eye on your house and car keys are safely hidden away. With the school holidays coming

up, Police Community Support Officers will be working with Youth Services to provide some activities to keep young people busy. We will also be in attendance at various events, including summer galas and fetes. The World Cup will be reaching its climax and if England are still in contention, the local pubs can expect to be busy. We continue to work closely with landlords to ensure disruption to the local community is kept to a minimum. Our test purchase

If you are going away please remember to lock doors and windows, use timer switches with low energy bulbs in the evening

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News From Your Councillors Councillor Brenda Lancaster Meanwood Improvements to Meanwood Park Play Area The refurbishment of the main play area has started, which means it will be out of bounds during the summer holidays. It is hoped that play officers will arrange some ‘play days’, games and activities for visiting children during this time and that this will go some way towards compensating for the loss of the playground. Posters around the Park will inform people of the plans. The work was due to be completed by March but due to the severe weather, this was not possible as workman were diverted to deal with that problem. Even though the work will cause some inconvenience,

the improvements to the playground will be worth the wait. Richard Harker My colleague Mark Harris and I, along with many others who have contacted us, want to record our thanks to Richard for all his hard work in Moortown and Meanwood over the past nine years. Sadly Richard did not get re-elected in May. Mark & I will continue to be available at our surgeries and at the phone numbers below. Please get in touch about any concerns or issues you may have.

Councillor Brenda Lancaster 0113 278 7650 / Councillor Mark Harris 0113 247 4589

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It’s expected that the open environment will encourage like minded people to work together, helping enterprise and business within Headingley. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

Building work has finally started on the old school on Bennett Road, to transform it into the multifunctional facility that will be HEART (Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre). The Centre will house the Community Centre, meeting rooms, soundproofed music rehearsal rooms, as well as a cafe with Headingley’s largest outdoor seating area. The business unit will be known as ‘Pulse’. On two floors, with two large training rooms, meeting rooms and ‘hot desks’, it is anticipated that it will become a thriving working environment for local businesses. The ‘hot desk’ area will offer several options to cater for all sorts of users – from the

occasional individual, through to a business user who would be based at HEART. It’s expected that the open environment will encourage like minded people to work together, helping enterprise and business within Headingley. ...............................................................................................

If you are interested in using Pulse for hot-desking, meetings, conferences, or as a training facility, please contact Natalie Flint, Business Development Manager, on 07500 221078 or Natalie@ headingelydevelopmenttrust.org.uk For more information on the Trust visit: www. headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk


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Headingley & Hyde Park NDS .................................................................................................................................................................................................... The Headingley & Hyde Park Neighbourhood Design Statement (NDS) is a public document that gives a detailed guide to the character of our neighbourhood. Its key features are the involvement of the community in its production, and its adoption as a formal planning document, to ensure that it has real influence on new development. In order to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) the Draft NDS is now presented for Formal Consultation. Leeds City Council has prepared the Headingley & Hyde Park Neighbourhood Design Statement SPD relating to the design of the environment of Headingley Ward and adjacent parts of Hyde Park & Woodhouse Ward. The Council’s proposed SPD and supporting documents are available for inspection at the Development Enquiry Centre, Development Department, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD (Monday – Friday

8:30am – 5pm, Wednesday 9:30am – 5pm, and at Headingley Library, North Lane, Headingley, telephone: 0113 214 4525. The documents are also published on the Council’s website. To download the proposals go to www. leeds.gov.uk/ldf under ‘current consultations’. You can also call 0113 395 0978 to obtain a copy, or e-mail west.north.west@leeds.gov.uk. Representations can be made until 13th July 2010 and should be sent in writing to Jane Pattison, WNW Area Management Team, Pudsey Town Hall, Leeds LS28 7BL, faxed to 0113 395 0997, or e-mailed to Jane.Pattison@leeds.gov.uk. Headingley & Hyde Park Neighbourhood Design Statement is funded by Leeds City Council’s Inner North West Area Committee, and prepared for the Committee by Headingley Development Trust, in accordance with the requirements of Leeds City Council’s Local Development Framework.

A Street Party in Meanwood A street party’s a brilliant event for all, which really gives you a sense of community spirit and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to give it a go this summer. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

When I first viewed my house, one of the first points the seller mentioned was the annual street party – a tradition which started five years ago in an off-road section of our street. Each year, a date is agreed, fliers are distributed to residents, who are simply asked to bring some food, drinks, crockery and chairs. Tables are set out, BBQs lit, activities arranged for the children, a sound system is setup for talented attendees to perform, and neighbours get to chat to those they rarely see or might not have met. However, living in the UK means no guaranteed sunshine, and although last year was glorious, this

year definitely wasn’t. Fortunately, the day was saved with an ingenious idea to cover the whole area with a resident’s tarpaulin. We were also lucky this year, as Waitrose (who are opening a new Meanwood store in September), kindly provided all the food we could eat as well as some drink, when they heard of our local tradition. A street party’s a brilliant event for all, which really gives you a sense of community spirit and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to give it a go this summer.

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The Festival starts in the Abbey grounds at 11am. The Parade leaves Hesketh Road at 12 noon, making its way around the back of Parc Mount, down Station Parade, turning right on to Morris Lane, then left down Abbey Walk onto the A65 and into the Abbey grounds at around 12.45pm. Come along and watch or even join in! At the Abbey you’ll find something for everyone – a fairground, stunt cycle display, pony rides, mini motorbikes, climbing wall, and more than 90 stalls. There’s also the Marvellous Tea Dance marquee, Punch and Judy, a youth stage and main stage featuring popular band Bassa Bassa, Asian dancing, majorettes, and youth orchestras.

Leeds DFAS Supports Lineham Farm Children’s Centre

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he annual Kirkstall Festival will once again take place in the beautiful grounds of Kirkstall Abbey on Saturday 10th July. This year will be the 30th year that the festival has been held, and that is quite a milestone!

At the Abbey you’ll find something for everyone – a fairground, stunt cycle display, pony rides, mini motorbikes, climbing wall, and more than 90 stalls

There’ll be music and dance in the Cloisters, music in the Abbey Nave, canoes on the river, a rugby 7s tournament, tennis competition, Morris men, a dog show, and our festival church service in the Nave of the Abbey beginning at 4.15pm. If you’re hungry we have food from all over the world – Indian, Thai, Mexican and more! I’m sure you will have a wonderful

day! Bring the whole family and please remember to buy a programme – this will help to fund next year’s festival. We encourage people to come by bus or on foot. If you have to bring a car, there is a free car park on the playing fields opposite the Abbey.

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John Liversedge Chair, Kirkstall Festival Committee

Every year 1,400 deserving and disabled local children, aged from eight to 11, benefit from a free activity holiday at Lineham Farm. The Leeds Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS) Young Arts Project helps provide free art materials. There is a bright art room offering children a wide range of creative opportunities, including designing and making items like mod roc masks, mosaic mirrors and

batik T-shirts. This year Leeds DFAS received matched funding from the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund, administered by NADFAS – the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. The children leave with a sense of achievement and are delighted to take home their work at the end of the week.

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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 Yorkshire Dales Sundays. All walks accessible by DalesBus services 800, 820 & 870 which link North Leeds with the Dales on Sun & bank hols. Details: Steve 07982 764 857 www. dalesbusramblers.org. uk. Farsley Celtic Badminton Club Join a friendly group, Mon 8pm Farsley Celtic Football Club. All ages welcome. Details: Derek 259 0668. Five Rhythms Dance Moving meditation. Beginners welcome. Alternate Fridays at Adel

Methodist Church LS16 7PQ, 7.30 – 9.45pm. Details: www.souldance. ning.com Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & 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 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 English Folk Dancing Society Weds, Meanwood Methodist Church, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Details: Derry Fletcher 07960 335926. Leeds HF Rambling & Social Club. Walks on a Sunday geared to public transport from Leeds. Social events in winter. Details: Send SAE to John Maltman, 52 Vesper Gate Mount, Leeds LS5 3NN. Leeds Morris Men Thurs 7.45 - 9.45pm, Notre Dame Sixth Form College, St. Mark’s Avenue. New members welcome. Current age range 12 -70! Details: Brian 278 1787. Leeds YHA Walking Group Walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 20-74. Details: Stephen n 368 0417, www. leedsyha.org.uk

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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. Oddfellows Bowls Tournament Mon 5 July, 6pm at Meanwood Bowling Club. All welcome - join in or just watch. Light refreshments. Details: Tracey 242 4003.


Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind the Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 –10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902 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 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. ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painters Society (Yorkshire Group)Sat/Sun 10/11

July, Shuhua Jin, from London, will run a workshop on painting flowers, figures & landscapes at Pool Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, LS21, 10am – 4pm. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@ cbpsyorks,co.uk. Comedy Writers Forum Tues 20 July, 7-9pm, upstairs at Packhorse, Woodhouse Lane (opp University Engineering block). Readings, feedback, etc. Details:Terry 295 5339 or tbuchan@ntlworld. com, with ‘Comedy Writing’ as subject. 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 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 (20 July), New Headingley Club, St. Michael’s Rd, Headingley, 7.30pm. All welcome! Details: 07712 540388, george.judd1@ ntlworld.com Leeds Combined Arts Social Evening Fri 2 July, 7.45pm at New Headingley Club. Join LCA Members & guests. New guests welcome. Quiz, music, tombola, raffle & buffet. Preview of LCA’s new season which includes theatre trips & events. £3.50. All welcome. Details: 269 0356. Life Drawing A friendly group of artists of all levels of experience meets regularly in Adel. Summer sessions on Tues, with a choice AM & PM groups. Details: Bob 0113 230 1761, bandlisle@ntlworld.com Poetry & Prose Evening with Leeds Combined Arts Wed 21 July at Headingley Community Centre, North Lane LS6 3HG ‘Hot Cakes & Cold Cabbages’ will be hosted by Raftery the Poet. All welcome to read poem or short prose piece in second

half. £1.50 on door (incl. refreshments). Details: 269 0356 COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Coffee & Cakes Sat 10 July, 10am – noon. Meanwood Holy Trinity Church.Enjoy a wide selection of yummy cakes and coffee! Coffee Concert Sat 10 July, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama (19 Shire Oak Rd Headingley) - coffee served from 10.15am, music for flute, recorder & piano 11am. Coffee & Cake Sat 24 July, 10am – 12pm at Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Rd. Strawberries & cream, books, councillors’ surgery, neighbourhood police. All welcome. Details: www.stainbeck. urc.org.uk Hyde Park Community Shop Open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 1 – 4pm Hyde Park Methodist Mission Church, Woodsley Rd. LS 3. Ladies, men’s & children’s clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac & more. 90% of things cost just £1. Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc on North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm.


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Leeds Horticultural Society Flower, Veg & Craft Show Sat 7/ Sun 8 Aug, The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates LS17. 300 classes of flowers, veg. fruit, crafts, wine, children’s section. Stalls. Live Radio Leeds Gardeners’ Question Time. Floral art dems. Refreshments. Entry: £5, seniors £4, under 16s £1, under 5s free. Sat 11am - 5pm. Sun 8.30am - 5pm. Details: Pat 225 0030 for schedule.

(1.30-3pm) & Fri (10am12pm). Bric-a-brac, books, furniture, new & second hand clothing. Café open on Fri & jewellery on 1st & 3rd Tues.

Meanwood C of E Primary Summer Fair Sat 3 July,11.30am– 2pm Bouncy castles, stalls, dance display, face-painting, barbecue, refreshments… Loads of fun for all the family!

Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs 8.309pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 0113 391 0403, www. alwoodleymc.org.uk

Otley Farmers’ Market 25 July 9am - 1pm. Paxton Horticultural Society Summer Show Sat 3 July, 2 – 4pm at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS6 2AB. Anyone wishing to exhibit Details: Graham Wheatley on 0113 256 3055.

GROUPS/CLUBS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. On 7 July, Dulcie Lewis’s talk is entitled ‘Not Just Yorkshire Pudding’. Details: Mrs M. Huntley 230 1584.

Ash Road Area Residents Association Meets 7.30pm Headingley Community Centre. Themes for upcoming meetings: ‘Litter in the area’ & ‘Headingley Stadium’ 5 July; ‘Noise’ on 13 Sept; & ‘Housing’ 22 Nov. Details: ashroadarea.r.a@ googlemail.com

St Andrew’s Church Coffee Morning 3rd Sat every month 10.30am12, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. All Welcome

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

Wheatfield Weekly Sales Wheatfields Hospice holds sales every Tues

Bramhope Round Table Every 2nd Tues. Fun, friendship & fundraising

(in that order!). All men between 18 & 45 welcome. Details: www. bramhoperoundtable. co.uk, info@ bramhope844.co.uk Cat loving volunteers wanted! 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 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 session, The New Inn, Eccup LS16, Fri 16 July. Arrive between 8.30 & 10pm. Details: www. leedsastronomy.org.uk Leeds Caledonian Society Sat 31 July, 7pm, m, members & friends are warmly invited is a summer BBQ at The

Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Details & tickets: 267 0424 www. leedscaledonians.org.uk 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 14 July, 7.30pm. All welcome. 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. 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.


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Leeds Oxfam Group meets 1st Wed of month, 7.30pm, Leeds Civic Hall. Events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam. All welcome. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542. Leeds U3A Over 18 interest groups ranging from walking, dancing & Tia Chi to books, music, photography. 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 Women’s Luncheon Club Meets 4th Wed of month for lunch, 12.15pm, Cosmopolitan (formerly Golden Lion), Swinegate, Leeds. Interesting speakers. Details: 267 9316.

month, Meanwood Institute, Green Rd, 7.30pm. (20 July) Mr Fred Butler presents ‘Over Yonder’, third in the trilogy. No meeting in August. Mercury Movie Makers Club for camcorder owners. Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. Advice freely available. Regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 257 7274, www. communigate.co.uk/ brad/mercmove 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

TINWOLF (Transition Inner North West of Leeds Forum) Meets 1st Mon of month (Hub Group), 2nd Mon (Food Group), 3rd Mon (Eco Cafe). There is also a new Energy Group. All welcome. Venue & topic details: Gay 230 7127, Ellen 368 1999, www. tinwolf.org.uk Trackrod Motor Club Meets 1st Tues of each month, 9.30pm at Old Modernians Club, Cookridge Lane. New Members welcome. Details: www. trackrodmotorclub.co.uk

White Rose Ladies Speakers Club Farsley Library, Mon 7.45pm. Friendly environment to find your voice & improve your presentation skills. 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. Details: cadman.irving@gmail. com.

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

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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 Flute Group Tues 6.45 - 7.45pm term time, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama (19 Shire Oak Rd. Headingley). Grade 4 standard & above. New members welcome! Details: 275 1232 Lawnswood Singers Female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good singers welcome to try us out. Wide repertoire & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk. Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon, 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Rd, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989. Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Join in playing or listening to Yamaha AR100 organ & PRS S.900 keyboard. Occasional concerts by professional artists. Wed 7.30-10.30pm. Guiseley

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Factory Workers Club. LS20 9DT. Details: 226 5671

Dr; 1.30 – 2.30pm Astura Court. Details: MENA 278 5777

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

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

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St Chad’s Lunch Club Weds 12 - 1.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. Tasty 2-course meal, tea/coffee, biscuits & good company for just £3.50! Open to all those of retirement age living locally to St Chad’s. Transport provided. Details: Anne 274 9917, Claire 275 2917.

days out & shopping trips. Details: 240 6677 SPIRITUAL

Lunch Club Mons & Weds 11am-1.30pm (£4). Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd. Meal, friendship, gentle exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers welcome. Details: Avril or Brian 293 5847, Angela 225 3766 Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. 1st Wed of month, Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm. Speaker or entertainment 2pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208. Mena Chair-Based Exercises 10 -11am Bentley Court; 11.30am – 12.30pm Memorial

STEP Bingo, Brunch & Banter Thurs 11.30am - 12.30pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Butcher Hill. STEP Men’s Group meets monthly Wed, 1.30 - 2.30pm. Drop in Group every Thurs 10 – 11.30am & Gentle Exercise every Tues 10 – 11.30am. Details: 275 7988 Zest Laughter Club Tues 11am, Meanwood Working Men’s Club. Bingo, quizzes, tea & chat. Light lunch, just £2, followed by line dancing 1.30 – 3pm. Future plans include

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 Sun 7 – 8pm. (Except 3rd Sun of month: 6.30 – 7.30pm) 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 St Columba URC Worship every Sunday 10.45am. Everyone welcome. Details: www.headingleyurc.co.uk

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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 Healing Centre Now at Burley Lodge Centre, 42-46 Burley Lodge Road, LS6. Healing by members of The Healing Trust (NFSH) to aid relaxation & promote wellbeing. Fri 11am – 2.30pm. Also at Friends’ Meeting House, Roundhay, Thurs 7 – 8.30pm. Donations appreciated. Details: 07985 121810, 01274 617700, www. leedshealingcentre.org Leeds Stillness Group Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now & A New Earth. Watch footage of an Eckhart Tolle talk followed by a period of silent

meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644 or www.peacenowhere. com

communion (said service). Wed 10.30am Holy Communion every week. SUPPORT

Meanwood Valley Baptist Church meets at Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Ave. Sunday service 11am, coffee 10.30am. Details: Church Office 275 7215, www.mvbc.org.uk. 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 Ratnasambhava Buddhist Centre – dropin meditation classes at the centre in Oakwood & Woodhouse Lane, various weekdays 7.30 – 9.30pm until 17 July. Suitable for all, ideal for beginners. Summer party Sat 14 August. Details: www. meditationileeds.org St Andrew’s Church Moor Grange Saturday Sanctuary All Age Service 1st Sat every month, 4.30pm. Informal worship followed by refreshments. All welcome. St Michael’s Parish Church Headingley 8am services, 2nd & 4th Sun of month. 10am Holy Communion. 12.15pm

Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694 Different Strokes Invites stroke survivors to join them, Wed 1.45 – 3.45pm, Adel Stables, Back Church Lane. Incl. an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 D.R.E.A.M Group for people with disabilities (18 – 65) in NW Leeds. Meet Mon 1.30 – 3.30pm. New members & volunteers welcome. Details: 07708 245 425 dreamnwleeds@ hotmail.co.uk, www. dreamnwleeds.org.uk. Link on 203 3333. Expert Patient Programme Free courses for people with long term health problems/disabilities. Arthritis: Tues 6 July, Seven Arts Centre, LS7. Learn 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. National Association for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (Leeds) Supports people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. Four educational & support meetings a year, as well as regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@ groups.nacc.org.uk, www.groups.nacc.org. uk/leeds Leeds Diabetes Support Group 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse,7– 9pm. Variety of speakers. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528.

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Parkinson’s Disease Society Leeds & District Everyone welcome. Details: Terry 293 5930. Talking Magazines Anyone blind or partially sighted can obtain these monthly cassettes by contacting Leeds Cassette at the Shire View Centre, 72 Headingley Lane LS6 2DJ or calling 0113 270 9130. The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of month (ex bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road. Details: Nikki 231 1727 Wheatfields Carers Support Group Small friendly group meets at Wheatfields, Grove Lane, 2nd Wed of month, 1.30 – 3pm. Chat over coffee & share experiences. Details: Chris Ellis 203 3342, Angie Thompson, Carers Leeds, 246 8338. TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Headingley Cafe Scientifique Mon 5 July Prof. Roger Webb & Melanie Bailey present ‘Cancer, Crime & Chips’. On Mon 2 Aug Dave Haskins gives an Update on Headingley Transport System. 7.45 – 9.30pm, New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael’s Rd. Headingley. All welcome.

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Admission £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.Details: 226 1876, info@ headingleygreens. org.uk, www. headingleygreens. org.uk, or write to: Headingley Green Party, c/o 21 Hollin Drive, Leeds LS16 5NE. Headingley & Kirkstall Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) Campaigns for a world free from WMD & works for a truly peaceful & secure future. Meets 1st Tues of month, Headingley Community Centre, North Lane. 7.30-9.30pm Newcomers welcome. Details: 274 1011, dave@yorkshirecnd. org.uk 19th Century Art Fri 16 July, 2-3pm with Ted Wilkins, Assistant Curator of Fine Art, at Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall. Booking essential £3.60. Details: 230 5492, abbey. house@leeds.gov.uk MISC/ Events Honey Bee Swarms will be collected free of charge, if accessible, Details: Terry Beddows on 268 8231.

Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary Weetwood Lane, LS16. Visitors welcome 10.30am – 3pm, guided tours Wed 11am. Free admission. Pony Days every Thurs during school hols. Sponsored walk 25 July. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158. www.hopepastures.org Large Room for Hire Meanwood Methodist Church, Monk Bridge Rd. Excellent floor, adjacent kitchen & disabled facilities, plus smaller room for meetings of 12-15 people. Weekdays & evenings. Details: 293 9564. Low cost acupuncture treatment Tues, Burley Lodge Centre. Nonprofit clinic run by qualified members of British Acupuncture Council. £12 for 45-min treatment. Details: 275 4142, acumedica@ gmail.com NeighboursUnited.net Independent community social network, run by volunteers, for those who work, live & study in Leeds. Share news, chat, add event notices & share videos or photos of activities. Members can also link through Facebook & Twitter. Details: www. neighboursunited.net Rooms for Hire Headingley Methodist Church has rooms of various sizes which can

be used for meetings, activities & celebrations. Details: Margaret Appleyard on 257 6547. St Chad’s Scouts Looking for fun, adventure, or a new challenge? Why not join our leadership team. No prior knot tying experience required! Details: gsl@ stchadsscouts.org.uk. Swarthmore Fiesta Fri 16 July 8pm - 12 midnight at Swarthmore Education Centre. Fiesta style atmosphere with music from Bassa Bassa. Caribbean food & bar. Volunteers Wanted! Yorkshire Cancer Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run a new Charity Shop based at St James’s Institute of Oncology. Details: Aanika Dhillon 206 8620, volunteer@ yorkshirecancercentre. org.uk. Wheatfields Hospice Needs You! Fundraising Dept is looking for people to help them with admin work. If you have IT skills, are confident on the phone, have PR experience or like organising events, they would like to hear from you. Details: Sharon 203 3333

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A curator from Leeds City Museum has played a key role in rewriting the history of life on earth. Dr Joe Botting, Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences, is part of an international group of palaeontologists who recently unearthed a rich array of marine animals living around 480 million years ago in the AntiAtlas area of Morocco. Their findings are helping scientists re-evaluate the evolution of life and will soon feature in National Geographic. Perfectly-preserved soft-bodied fossils, thought to have been extinct before 500 million years ago were discovered in the Upper

Fezouata Formation of southeastern Morocco. Until now scientists have had little, other than hard-shelled fossils, to help them understand dramatic evolutionary events, during the Ordovician period, which has led to huge gaps in our understanding of the way life evolved. “It was an honour to be part of the team which found these amazingly well-preserved fossils”, said Dr Botting. “Evolution happened very quickly during this epoch and these new fossils are helping us understand the details of what happened for the first time. We also found they were living alongside some very advanced-

looking animals like barnacles and horseshoe crabs, which shows just how quickly things can change in that interval.” Dr Rock regularly updates his blog at www.dr-rocks.blogspot. com , so you can keep up to date on new experiments and any new finds. He is currently curating a special free exhibition at Leeds City Museum off Millennium Square called ‘Dr Rock’s Lost Gallery’ until Sunday 4 July. The exhibition centres on the weird and wonderful uses of minerals in everyday life. ............................................................

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On 17th & 18th July the Leeds Waterfront Festival will take place along the waterfront from Thwaite Mills, along Clarence Dock, Brewery Wharf and, this year, extending to Granary Wharf. The festival has something for everyone – including arts and urban markets, live music, walk

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watermill will be open as usual. At Clarence Dock, Brewery & Granary Wharfs there will also be lots to see and do, from cookery workshops and demos to an Urban Angels aerial display. For more information call Rachel Clunas on 0113 281 6804 or visit www.leedswaterfrontfestival.com.

A Recital for the Christine Brown Trust ............................................................................................................................................... Pianist and broadcaster Gordon Fergus-Thompson gives a recital in aid of the Christine Brown Trust for Young Musicians on Saturday 3rd July, 7.30pm at Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, Harrogate. The programme will include works by Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin and Schumann. The Christine Brown Trust for Young

Musicians offers financial support to talented young musicians under 19 years of age who may be finding it difficult to meet the expenses involved in learning a musical instrument. .....................................................................

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Theatre of the Dales Brings ‘The Merchant’ to Dagmar Wood .................................................................................................................................

love and hate, music, Venetian masks and fabulous costumes.

Theatre of the Dales has been taking professional productions of Shakespeare, popular comedy, new writing, and classics of the small stage, to venues in and around Yorkshire. since 1997. On Saturday 10th July they return to Dagmar Wood (off Grosvenor Road, Headingley), this time with two performances of The Merchant of Venice at 2.30 and 7.30pm. Expect high drama, low comedy, bonds of

The merchant, Antonio, is played by ex-Northern Broadside actor Stephen Anderson and his friend, Bassanio, by Will Tristram (whom readers may have seen recently as a paramedic in Emmerdale. Serge Alvarez directs and the authentic 1596 Italian Renaissance costumes have been created by design students of Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough. Handcrafted under the supervision of tutor Wayne Martin, they will be on display at Sledmere House in August. This is an open-air production, so wrap up warm. Picnics welcome. Seating is available at most

venues, but bring your own if you prefer. .............................................................

Check their new website www. theatreofthedales.co.uk or call 0113 274 0461 for details further performances. .............................................................

Confirmed performances include: Oulton Hall, Leeds, Friday 9 July 7.30pm (meal from 6pm); Friends Meeting House, Rawdon, Sunday 11 July 7.30pm; Jervaulx Abbey, Saturday 24 July 7pm; Sledmere House, Nr. Driffield, Sunday 25 July 7pm; Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough, Wednesday 28 July 7.30pm. .............................................................

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Trio Literati, Headingley’s favourite performers of words and music, are set to take on the Edinburgh Fringe this summer with a programme of Jazz and Poetry from the Beat Era. The Show, ‘Five in a Bar’, is at The

This time the team of Jane Oakshott, Richard Rastall and Maggie Mash will be joined by another Headingley resident, singer Louise Gibbs who teaches at Leeds College of Music is well known on the jazz circuit for her be-bop inspired singing, and jazz pianist Jonathan Gee – no

stranger to Edinburgh audiences. The show combines the energy and rhythms of musicians like Monk, Mingus and Charlie Parker, with the hard living Beat Age poets like Ginsburg, Creely and Ferlinghetti. The programme also includes poetry, words and music from anyone who loves jazz – right up to our own poet laureate – Carol Ann Duffy.

Tickets are available from the Fringe Box Office on 0131 2260000 or on the door. Further information from Maggie Mash on 0113 2758378, Jane Oakshott on 0113 2786215 or info@ trioliterati.org.uk ............................................

‘Five in a Bar’ will preview in Headingley on Wednesday 28th July at 8pm. Call Maggi or Jane for venue details (yet to be confirmed).


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Oxfam Bookfest is a nationwide festival celebrating all things literary. It aims to promote book sales, encourage donations and raise awareness of Oxfam’s work. Oxfam Books in Headingley have organised a number of events, including: ..............................................................................................

5th July, 6.30pm - Short Story Competition at Oxfam Headingley (45-47 Otley Road). 1000 word limit on any subject but with the title of a famous novel. £2 to enter, 50p to watch. Prizes for winners.

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7th July, 7pm - Russian Poetry Evening at Oxfam Books (13 - 15 Otley Road), starts 7pm. Natasha Mwitta reads Russian classic and contemporary poetry in Russian and English. Audience can read own poetry at end of night. Free entry.

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Is This The Barbecue Summer?

Well, our delightful summer is now in full swing. While many of us may enjoy a European getaway during these few months to get a bit of a tan, lounge in the sun, run our toes through the sand – we say what’s wrong with enjoying this season on home turf?


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OK, we hear you – the whole of Leeds just shouted ‘RAIN!’ in unison. Yes, we are somewhat more prone to the odd shower on these fair shores, but that gives us all the more reason to make the most of the intermittent sunshine! To do that, we say, there’s nothing like a good old fashion garden party. Garden parties are all the rage, don’t you know? The Prime Minister of France, Nicholas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni recently threw one that cost £500,000. But of course, you don’t need to spend anywhere near that to have a good old knees up.

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With all the sporting events happening at the moment, this is a great time to get a bunch of people around and throw a shindig in your garden. Take it a step further and make it a themed party. If friends are coming round to watch the football, you can get a St George’s cross gazebo and inflatable football chairs. You could get a mini football net so you can even have your own kick about during half time. If the skies open and it rains on your parade, set up a Wii Fit indoors so you can keep active and get a friendly competitive atmosphere going.

There’s also Wimbledon, of course, which lends itself to some great theme parties. Put a net up in your garden, see which of your friends makes the best Federer or Nadal and if you don’t fancy playing, just sit on the sidelines eating strawberries and cream and sipping on your Pimm’s.

It’s a good idea to stay active. Men’s Health magazine recently estimated that a die hard football fan could gain over two stone if they watch every game of the World Cup – taking into account all the beer, pizza, nachos and other party foods we wolf down, it’s not surprising!

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If you’re not into sport, why not just ust have a nice nice, civilized get-together. Get that barbeque going (even if it’s just a disposable one), throw some salads together, set up your patio furniture, some candles for those dusky summer evenings and a heating lamp or two in case it gets a little chilly. Then just enjoy the company as the smell of barbeque wafts through your garden. If you don’t have your own garden or patio space, there are plenty of pubs with beer gardens, and nowhere has better parks than North Leeds.

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Zara’s - Delicious Indian and a Lot More!

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Victoria Road at Hyde Park has a new attraction. Zara’s is Headingley’s newest cafe/ restaurant. It opened about six months ago and has been steadily building a reputation for itself ever since.

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Friendly and laid back atmosphere. ntrigued, we popped in a couple of weeks ago to find out more. We were early but already the bright dining room was filling up. It wasn’t quite warm enough that evening, but the whole front of the restaurant opens up on to a terraced area with tables and wonderfully retro, red, leatherlook armchairs and plants. The atmosphere was friendly and laid back with muted Indian music playing in the background. Over 20 years experience At first the menu was a little puzzling – there were burgers, pastas, grills, piri piri chicken and salads. Where were the curries we had heard about? Flip over the page and there they were. This is why we came. Head Chef Mr Ahmed has over 20 years experience of working in top Indian restaurants and we wanted to sample a little bit of that experience. We chose a Mediterranean-style starter to share, with delicious homemade hummus, olives, sundried tomatoes, falafal and raita and warm pitta bread (£6.50). Then it was straight on to curry! Jack chose Chicken Achaar (£6.50), a traditional dish with stuffed bullet chillies, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and a special mix of spices. It was

really spicy, not too hot and full of flavour. Being vegetarian, I opted for a Vegetable Karahi (£6.50), cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, fresh tomatoes and karahi massala. I often find vegetable curries a little bland, but not in this case. Restaurant manager, Naz, quickly explained that it wasn’t just the freshness of the ingredients that mattered, but also the fact that each vegetable is cooked separately before being added to the pot, so the flavours don’t get lost. It was lovely. Dessert was a must! You may think we should have stopped there, but no! The kulfi with fresh mango sauce was calling to me! Not to be left out, Jack thought he’d try the raisin and ginger sponge. Another triumph! It was the best kulfi I had ever tasted and the mango sauce set it off to perfection. The sponge was moist and delicious and served with ice cream. As with everything else, the desserts are freshly made every day. A restaurant that’s your ‘home from home’ Zara’s aim, with its fusion of Mediterranean and Asian food, is to be able to offer a menu that will satisfy everyone in your party – if you don’t fancy Indian, there’s plenty more you

can choose from. Zara’s is also an alcohol free zone. There is a range of soft drinks available and they make a mean coffee! As Chef Ahmad told us “I want Zara’s to be everyone’s ‘home from home’. I want people to bring their families and have a nice relaxed meal. Alcohol isn’t always conducive to the friendly atmosphere we want to create in Zara’s.” He is so determined to make the restaurant that ‘home from home’ that he’ll even cook something special for you (ingredients allowing) if a dish is not on the menu or there is a particular food that you can’t eat. He will also provide glutenfree dishes. Just ask! Zara’s offers a kids’ menu too and a full take-away service (– apparently those desserts are becoming an increasingly popular take away item!). They also do outside catering – which could be a great idea for a party or family gathering. For us, they certainly met their aim – great service and delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere, all at a very competitive price. Opening times. Zara’s is open from 11am ‘til chef goes home! And that’s usually late! Take a look at Zara’s menu at www.zarascafe.com and plan your next visit. ...........................................................


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Zara’s offers a kids’ menu too and a full take-away service

“I want Zara’s to be everyone’s ‘home from home’. I want people to bring their families and have a nice relaxed meal.

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Zara’s 55 Victoria Road, Leeds LS6 1AS 0113 278 8008


A Carnival Christmas at The Royal Armouries! *****************************************************************

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Royal Armouries International plc does the best Christmas Parties in Leeds! Just head for Royal Armouries Museum and Saviles Hall and you’ll be guaranteed a warm winter welcome at the largest themed Christmas Party nights in the city. Whatever the size of your company make your office Christmas Party a night to remember!

This year’s parties will be their most stunning and dramatic to date with two great themes... Carnival Christmas at the Royal Armouries and Legends Live in Concert at Saviles Hall.

Carnival Christmas Rio Carnival or Mardi Gras – be greeted by fire-eaters and jugglers, who’ll lead you through to the main arena for pre-dinner drinks and to be entertained by the legendary New Orleans Jazz Band. Following a four-course dinner, the exceptional Bogus Brothers one of the best and most entertaining party bands in Europe, take to the stage with a high-energy, high-impact show. Then the in-house DJ takes the party through to the early hours.

Legends Live in Concert

variety of packages that will allow party-goers to take advantage of being in the city around Christmas. Take in a show at the West Yorkshire Playhouse or Grand Theatre, or enjoy some great shopping and the authentic German Christmas Market. There was never a better excuse to treat yourself to some chill time in the city!

Enjoy some of the very best look and sound-alikes who will create a fabulous show that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing! These are worldclass tribute nights, featuring the music of Michael Jackson, Abba and Tom Jones in a spellbinding, colourful production. Plus, of course, a red carpet reception, four course dinner, disco, and all the special little touches like super-sized chocolate fountains, ice carvings and a whole range of Christmas cocktails, all designed to make this a night to remember. Prices start from just £25.95.

“Christmas parties at the Royal Armouries Museum and Saviles Hall are legendary”, says Royal Armouries International plc Managing Director Jim Vincent. “It’s great for Leeds to have such a fantastic asset as part of our business and entertainment portfolio. We’d like to encourage guests attending party nights to stay a little longer and experience the magic that Leeds has to offer leading up to Christmas.”

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Krop.com is a pretty cool ‘make your own portfolio’ website. It’s brought to the World Wide Web by the same people who made qbn.com, a design industry discussion website that gets more hits than Rocky Balboa did. If you’re a photographer or artist and you want a free website, then think about using this great service. Opentable.co.uk does one very simple thing that we’ve been doing since the telephone was invented; making a restaurant reservation. You can choose from the best restaurants in your area and view their menus, simply choose a time and click book. There, done. That’s it. Simple. Dropbox.com isn’t complicated but it takes a few minutes to get your head around. To break it down; it’s a folder where you can store things. It sits nicely on your computer looking like any other folder. When you put files into it, it duplicates the same files into another huge box in the sky (where the internet lives, obviously). Dropbox gives you 2gb of space for free. You could easily use this to share folders with friends, swap movies or mp3s, or use it to work from home. Get it? Good, it’s very clever.

Gold for Leeds City Council at Chelsea Flower Show

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Leeds City Council claimed their first-ever gold medal for excellence at this year’s world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, having earned two successive Silver Gilt Flora awards in the last two years and either silver or bronze with five previous show gardens dating back to their first appearance in 1997. The stunning show garden entry produced by the council’s Parks and Countryside staff with engineering design and support from sponsors HESCO Bastion Limited, wowed judges and visitors alike. The HESCO Garden 2010 is the largest and most ambitious garden design entered by Leeds at Chelsea, modelled on a section of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal complete with a canal and full-sized lock gates as the centrepiece. The theme of garden is to celebrate the green linkages which connect the city centre to the countryside in and around Leeds, as well as the importance of protecting the local environment and raising awareness of the health benefits of green spaces.

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Spotify.com has been around since 2008 and has worked hard to integrate itself into the world of social networking. In case you didn’t know, it’s a web service that streams music. Its popularity is growing so much because most people use their computer to play their music instead of a CD player these days. You can search for virtually anything and one of the best features is that you can sync it with Facebook, so friends can see your God awful taste in music and actually play your songs! It’s great for making playlists for parties, providing no one turns the internet off.


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Rodley Nature Reserve Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

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odley Nature Reserve celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. To celebrate both this occasion and the International Year of Biodiversity, the reserve is holding a Biodiversity Day on Saturday 17th July.

This event should appeal to everyone interested in nature – young or old. Activities include bug, bird, dragonfly and bot botany walks, a small mammal survey, moth trapping, microscope cope work with algae, a bird ringing ing demonstration and much uch more. Situated just four miles from the city y centre, the reserve was designed to bring wetland d wildlife back to the Leeds area. Wildlife has flourished as the wetlands have developed and

to date more than 150 species of birds have been recorded. The reserve has also proved a popular destination for visitors. Between 15,000 and 20,000 people now visit the site each year. Primary school groups are regular visitors in the spring and summer months, and older students are encouraged to become involved in carrying out surveys. As A

our green spaces continue disappear at an to dis alarming rate, places like R Ro Rodley dley N Nature Reserve will provide a haven for wi ill ll pro wildlife for many years wildlif come. 2010 has been to co designated International de Year of Biodiversity Y by the United Nations. Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth – this includes everything from algae

to elephants and bacteria to blue whales. You might not find elephants or blue whales at Rodley but there is a wonderful variety of wildlife. The reserve is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am – 4pm, throughout the year. It is situated on the A657 Leeds to Shipley road off the Ring Road at Rodley roundabout. Go towards Leeds from the Ring Road (Rodley Town Street) and turn off directly opposite Longfield Drive onto the access road between Aire House and Wellman Booth Crane Works. The entrance is just over the canal bridge.

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Bird Watch with Stan Kenyon

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hree small summer visitors to our shores, though less common than formerly, can still be seen in the Washburn valley and adjoining dales. Wheatears are grounddwelling birds of the uplands, where they frequent rocky outcrops and stone walls. Grey-brown above and whitish below, the white rump and black and white tail are distinctive. The song is a scratchy warble, sometimes delivered in flight.

By contrast, redstarts prefer open woodlands and scattered old trees in the valleys. The male, a most handsome bird, has a bluish grey crown and back, rustyred tail, black throat, orange breast and white forehead. Its attractive song is a brief and rather melancholy musical warble. Pied flycatchers often occur alongside redstarts. They are black above and whitish beneath with a white wingbar. Plump and short-tailed, they are partial to old oak trees and will readily use nest boxes. The pleasing song is clear, ringing and rhythmic.

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Shops Come Back to Corn Exchange

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“The mix of independent traders, unique retail concepts and quality brands is key to the success of the Leeds Corn Exchange”

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The Corn Exchange was once a vibrant hub in the heart of the city with shops, arts fairs, food and other attractions. A couple of years ago, the retail side was done away with to focus on making it into a ‘food emporium’, with top class restaurant, Anthony’s, leading

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GardenRound-Up

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here’s still jobs to be done – keeping on top of the dreaded weeds that survive no matter what! If there has been a prolonged dry spell, doing the rounds with the hosepipe won’t come amiss. Pots and tubs should be watered daily either before sun up or in the evening. Often people bring plants home from different parts of the country, only to find that they don’t fare well or even survive in their gardens. It pays to buy locally and ask where their plants come from. Plants grown in the South have a very different growing medium, if they have been grown locally they are more likely to thrive because they are used to our soil. Take care to ensure tomatoes are kept damp and shade the greenhouse lightly as this will

help black spots at the flowering tip. This is not a disease but a physiological disorder called blossom end rot caused by irregular watering. Another problem is halo blight, showing black spots surrounded by a lighter ring on the fruits. This is a water borne fungal disease and can be prevented by not splashing the fruits when watering and damping down.

each needing only one pair of leaves. Once potted, cover with light polythene. This should rest lightly on the leaves and then be tucked under the pot to ensure a good seal. After six to eight weeks in a shady spot they will have rooted. Always plant them a good six inches deep in the soil. Should clematis wilt attack them, you can cut back to good growth and not lose the plant.

If you have a favourite clematis, why not take cuttings from pruning. The rule of the thumb is that if it flowers before June, prune after flowering by shortening side shoots back to two or three buds off the main framework. After June prune back in the autumn or, in colder areas, in February, by cutting hard back to just above a good fat bulb no lower than six inches above the soil. Several cuttings can be taken from one stem,

Keep harvesting beans, peas, beetroot etc. If you have too many, prepare and freeze for use during the winter. Pick flowers you would like to dry – everlasting flowers, honesty, achillea, delphiniums, golden rod, zinnias and lavender. Make small bunches and hang upside down in a cool airy place, not the kitchen or greenhouse or they will shrivel!

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ARTHUR AND CHARLIE BRETT – AND FISH AND CHIPS

Charlie Brett and his brother Jack were both motorcycle racers, winning top prizes in the TT races – the yard behind the cottage used to echo to the deafening noise of their bikes revving up rett’s Fish and Chips shop in North Lane, set in its old stone cottage and colourful garden, has been a Headingley landmark for nearly a century. This row of small cottages (originally four) was built by a local stonemason in the 1850s, on a field bought from the Cardigan Estate. Just one-up one-down, with a shared privy in the yard behind, they were meant to house workers serving the wealthy occupants of Headingley’s mansions and villas. Over the years the tenants included gardeners, dressmakers, and often women taking in washing from the big houses - fresh water ran under the cottages (still flowing beneath a manhole in the backyard) and the long front gardens were good for drying. But in 1921 the pattern was broken when Arthur Brett bought one of the cottages with a new project in mind. The Brett family had first come to Headingley around 1899 from Rastrick, attracted like many others by the work opportunities this fastgrowing suburb offered. They settled in the newly-built Trelawn Terrace and set up a joinery firm where the young Arthur began work. Soon he branched out, acquired a horse and cart and set up in Bennett Road as a carting agent, ferrying people

around, helping them move house, and transporting heavy loads. Then came the First World War and like so many others he joined up. When he finally returned, he hit on a new scheme, selling fried fish and chips, a takeaway meal which was fast becoming popular, bound to find plenty of takers in this expanding suburb with its closepacked workers’ housing nearby. He bought the cottage and founded an enterprise which ninety years later still bears his name. Every day he took his horse and cart down to Leeds fish market and brought back fresh fish for his shop. Soon he was accompanied by his young son, Charlie, who learnt the business at his side. They expanded in the 1930s, taking over the cottages next door and making space for a restaurant. Always popular, the shop was open for long hours – during the Second World War till 1am, to serve the many late night war-workers. In time Charlie (‘’Charles’ on Sunday,’ he liked to joke) took over the business and ran it for many years, a familiar figure in his long white apron, always ready with a cheery greeting, and still fondly remembered by his old customers. Charlie Brett and his brother Jack were both motorcycle racers, winning top prizes in the TT races –

the yard behind the cottage used to echo to the deafening noise of their bikes revving up. But it was through cricket that Brett’s became most well-known. The queues outside were extra long during matches and many of the players were devoted customers. One of Charlie’s fondest memories was of the great Yorkshire and England batsman, the immaculately Brylcreemed Herbert Sutcliffe, parking his Rolls Royce outside and coming in for his order, which always included two fish for his dogs. In the 1970s John Arlott, the BBC cricket correspondent, was persuaded to try Brett’s and loved it. From then on, during every Test Match, he ate there with the England team, and when he retired he took it over for his farewell party. He remained in affectionate contact with Charlie Brett for the rest of his life. Ill health finally forced Charlie, very unwillingly, to retire. Although the shop and restaurant are now under separate management, the Brett name has been preserved and Charlie Brett’s daughter, Jane, still owns the terrace and tends the garden, a small oasis amid the traffic and an example of continuity and stability in the midst of the now increasingly transient population of Headingley. By Eveleigh Bradford


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I cause enough damage as a pedestrian – I’m not sure the world is ready for me to be in command of a............................................................................................. two ton vehicle As much as I love waiting for buses in the pouring rain and having them drive straight past me, I’ve decided it’s now time for me to bite the bullet and learn to drive. At the ripe old age of 29, I’m quite proud of myself for managing to avoid it this long. I’ve spent the last few years living in large cities with great transportation systems (London, Tokyo, New York, Toronto), so didn’t really have a need for it. But as the years passed, the thought of being behind a wheel started to get a little scary. I cause enough damage as a pedestrian – I’m not sure the world is ready for me to be in command of a two ton vehicle. I’ve now had four lessons and aside from that time I almost hit a tree, I think I’m doing remarkably well. I don’t intend to ever drive over 20mph, so if you’re wondering why there’s been an increase in traffic problems in North Leeds, I take full responsibility. If and when I ever pass my test (I don’t think we need to worry about this until at least 2017), I will be getting a bright yellow car and employing a marching band to parade in front of it at all times to announce that I’m on the road - nothing like giving people fair warning. For more go to www.bangsandabun.com

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It is often forgotten that it was only in 1923 that George Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin. The scale of medical advances in the 1900s is reflected in the occupations shown in the 1911 census when only one doctor is recorded as living in the whole of West Park. Today, in North Parade alone, there are at least four professionals involved with the medical profession. The 1911 doctor in question was George Anning, who in 1891 lived at the family house in Grosvenor Place and worked as a chemist’s apprentice. Ten years later he was a boarder and assistant surgeon to George Millhouse who worked at his home in Church Street, Leeds. In 1911 Anning’s occupation is given as ‘general medical practitioner’ and, unlike his mentor George Millhouse, he did not work at his home on North Parade, this was reserved for his wife Clara, their three children, his widowed mother and three servants. Interestingly during the 1990s North Parade had a doctor’s surgery at number 23, whilst back in 1911 this was the home of Thomas Swales, described in the census as a ‘dealer in druggists’ sundries’ – one somehow feels that this had a different connotation then as compared to today.

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50 Sound& Vision Joanna Newsom ALBUM ‘Have One on Me’ Drag City

The exceptional Miss Newsom has made some death-defying leaps of ambition. The squeaky, awkward girl who sang about The Milk-Eyed Mender has gone. In her place is a goldenvoiced woman who seems to have sprung up from nowhere. Have One on Me is a down tempo, sprawling, break-up album, and getting a foothold on it is challenging at first. Once

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you do, however, you will find a record as rich in reward as any you have ever treasured. In some ways Have One on Me is her most accessible release ess to date. The rigid uprightness of Newsom’s persona has relaxed, and her music and lyrics have followed. Touches es of bluegrass, country and blues blend seamlessly into her arrangements. The infamous us knotted, archaic prose is now ow loosened, direct and more heartfelt. Songs like Jack Rabbits, and Autumn are so o simple they seem exposed, without the usual safe obscurity of her fairytale characters. Given the subject matter, Have One on Me could have been full of bitter

catharsis, but it’s not. Newsom’s voice, her music and her lyrics are full of warmth and generosity - even the title wishes you well.

By Natalie Kaye

Marching On

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Their monthly live music night, Foxes and Convicts, showcases the best Northern acts, but with a heavy emphasis on Leeds indie artists. They also have a record label, Hope House Records, which is home to some stonking local talent including Samuel Foxton Welles, Nick John Henry and Louis Le Prince & The Projectors. Ask March of Dimes to describe their sound and they say ‘Americana, folky, country, indie, pop, rock, alt,’ so, it’s safe to say, they’re pretty eclectic! The five-piece Leeds band has been together for three years (but playing in their current incarnation for 18 months), and have been taking the city by storm of late.

Sean Murricane, bass player with March of Dimes describes Hope House Records as a labour of love. “We only put out music we genuinely care about”, he says. Having recently released an EP, From Those Who Were There, March of Dimes and the rest of their Hope House crew are going down to the Big Smoke for a

London Showcase. That gig is on 1st July at The Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell. They can be seen back on home turf at The Cockpit on 23rd July. With their EP receiving 9/10 from Americana UK, this local band is definitely one to watch. .............................................................

For more info go to www.facebook.com/ MarchofDimesMusic and be sure to check out the Foxes and Convicts night on the third Wednesday of every month at Milo.

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Demello Gets Them Dancing

Billy Bragg Brings His ‘Breaking Rocks’ to Leeds

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The legendary Billy Bragg will be at Hyde Park Picture House on 24th July with Breaking Rocks, an inspiring documentary about a scheme that brings musicians and instruments to prisons in the UK.

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Though he’s just 21, Josh Demello is making a major impact on the club scene locally, nationwide and overseas. Introduced to DJing at age 10 by his father, Josh was soon spending his pocket money on records and doing gigs around Leeds by the time he was 12! Working on getting crowds moving on dance floors around the city with his heady mix of House music, he landed residencies at Bar Fibre and Club Mission. He made such an impression that in 2007 he was approached by Ministry of Sound to do a residency in Egypt. “It was the best experience of my life”, says Josh. “Something I’d always dreamed of.” Now he’s back in Leeds, continuing to make waves with his residencies at Mission and at Sankeys in Manchester. This summer he’ll be spending time in the studio making music and working with top producers like Juan Kidd, Ian Bland and Drew Scott. Looks like Josh will have a pretty busy summer, as he’s also responsible for bringing the Space Ibiza brand to Mission on 21st August, which is sure to be an amazing party.

The documentary tells the story of Bragg’s independent initiative Jail Guitar Doors, which aims to provide instruments to those using music as a means of achieving the rehabilitation of prison inmates. Bragg, and director Alan Mills, will answer questions about the film and the initiative, after which audiences will be treated to performances from Bragg and Jail Guitar Doors artists including Jonny Neesom and Leon Walker.

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“Prison has to be about much more than just locking people up”, says Bragg. “We want people to be able to move on from their situation and reconnect with the outside world, and my hunch is that playing an instrument – particularly a guitar – could help that.” The film features performances by ‘graduates’ from Jail Guitar Doors as well as from artists who have supported the programme, including Mick Jones (The Clash) Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Sam ................................................................................................ Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly). Saturday 24th July, 7.30pm, £12.50/£11concs/£10 members. For more information, go to www. hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk or call 0113 275 2045.

Demello has his sights set on a long and prosperous DJ career. But, no matter where the music takes him, there’s no place like home. “I love playing in Leeds”, says Josh. “It’s got such a good vibe and people just don’t stop partying. For me, it’s one of the best cities in the world!” For more information visit www.soundcloud.com/ joshdemello or www.facebook.com/joshdemello

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n 23rd July, Sample Theatre presents an evening of chilling 1960’s horror in which a woman recovering from a traumatic accident becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. Inspired by the cult cinema classic, ‘Carnival of Souls’, it weaves physical language, VJing and sound improvisation to create an immersive horror experience like no other. Sample Theatre adopts classic filmic conventions

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Carnival of Souls will be at Hyde Park Picture House on 23rd July. For more information go to www. carnivalofsouls4sampletheatre. blogspot.com

Talented Student Takes Next Step to Leeds & Reading Festival Sixteen year old Katie appeared at one of the three heats of the competition and was the only solo performer to be selected to go through to the final with 12 other acts. Katie Richardson, performing arts student at Ralph Thoresby School, started on the road to the Leeds and Reading Festival by winning the school’s prestigious Talent Show before Christmas. Acts appear in the regional heats of talent shows in a bid to win the ultimate prize of performing at the Leeds and Reading Festivals. The winner also gets eight hours in a professional recording studio. Sixteen year old Katie appeared at one of the three heats of the competition and was the only solo performer to be selected to go through to the final with 12 other acts.

Her melodic singer/songwriter writer style impressed the judges and was a refreshing change to o the many bands who had applied. plied. Her music is very pop, with a subtle hint of jazz, and d her influences range from Paloma ma Faith to Michael Buble. “This is not only amazing for me, but also for Ralph Thoresby School”, said Katie. “They’ve given me a lot of support over the years and I’d like to say a massive thank you.”

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First Headingley Festival Great Success!

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In its first year, Headingley Festival brought enjoyment and fun to hundreds of people during the first week in May. The weather may have been cold at times, but the music was anything but - exciting, varied, soulful, and inspiring. Besides a good sprinkling of jazz, there was also traditional Irish music, folk, funk, blues and rock, held at a range of venues, including Cafe Lento, Salvo’s, The Arc, the New Headingley Club, Headingley Community Centre, South Parade Baptist Church and Headingley Stadium. Judging by the smiling faces of face-painted children, the Children’s Carnival on Saturday morning was a great success,

a repeat performance has been requested for next year. Most of the 27 events were well attended, but the standout event was the Gospel Concert at South Parade Baptist Church on the Saturday afternoon, with over 250 people attending. Led by the Reverend Chunky But Funky, gospel choir ‘Voices of the Day’ captivated their audience with inspirational and uplifting singing of pop classics such as ‘Move On Up’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and ‘Something Inside So Strong’.

of Music, and an outstanding performance by the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra and Ralph Thoresby School of their ‘Mingus .............................................................. Project’. The first Headingley Festival was – it will be back next year, bigger and better than ever! Richard Lindley, Cafe Lento, Chairman of the Headingley Festival Lloyd Spencer

It was also a great week for showcasing the amazing pool of local musical talent involving such acts as Serious Sam Barrett, Bones and the Boys, Tom Neale Trio, Bassa Bassa, and Little Black Hearts, as well as Leeds College

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Girl Guides are 100 years old!

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The movement prides itself on its ability to give girls and young women a voice in society

By Sarah Hellawell

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This year marks the centenary of Girl Guiding in Britain, but this exciting movement is by no means outdated. Founded in 1910 by Robert Baden Powell and his sister, Agnes, to provide ‘something for the girls’, Guiding soon became popular and has now expanded to provide opportunities for young girls and women from the age of 5 to 60+. The movement prides itself on its ability to give girls and young women a voice in society; to promote equality and diversity; and to offer fun challenges and experiences within a secure environment. Guiding also instils a sense of wider

community among its members, which has led to the movement’s role as a key supporter of charities and community projects.

national camp being held at Harewood House this summer, to enjoy a week of fun-filled activities in celebration of the historic movement.

One hundred years on and Guiding continues to be a fun and up-to-date, girls-only institution. The centenary celebrations started in September 2009, and there has never been a more exciting time to be involved. The ‘Adventure 100’ is encouraging all members to take up new and exciting activities; to remember the past 100 years; and to look forward to the future. Members will be coming from all over the country to the

The last 100 years of Guiding would not have been possible without the hard work of its volunteers. Leaders are an important part of this innovative movement that offers a range of opportunities and training. Guiding continues to thrive, depending on volunteers to provide a wealth of experiences for the young girls and women of Britain for the next 100 years! .............................................................

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German legend, the opera tells the tale of Dr Faust who sells his soul to the Devil in return for his lost youth. Filled with wonderful music, including ‘The Calf of Gold’ and ‘The Jewel Song’ it has become ................................................................................................ one of the most popular operas of all time.

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LYJRO and Ralph Thoresby School Create Fabulous Mingus Tribute

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Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) worked for over a year on a jazz performance inspired by the music of legendary bass player, Charles Mingus. Brendan Duffy, leader of LYJRO, approached Ralph Thoresby School about enhancing the orchestra’s music with live dance, drama and media projections. He didn’t need to ask twice! Staff and students worked with the orchestra to produce a two-hour spectacular which was performed in the John Sowerby Theatre during the Headingley Jazz Festival recently. As the school is also working towards the Stephen Lawrence Standard Award, it was obvious that this was a great way to celebrate the inspirations behind jazz music and raise the profile of racial equality, as racial issues in the southern USA in the 70s certainly influenced Mingus’ work. A combination of drama and dance was created around Mingus music, tracking his influences, fears, anxieties and political influences. “This was a truly awesome project”, said Brian Wilson, Arts Director at Ralph Thoresby School. “The dedication of all the participants resulted in a very professional performance.” The show is now available on DVD from the school on 0113 336 8181. For information on the school’s forthcoming performances, visit www. ralpthoresby.com


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Scouts Six Dales Walk 2010 Sun 26 Sept. The 53rd annual walk starts 6.30am at Settle College. Open to Scouts, Guides, Explorers, leaders & supporters. It traverses some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery. Are you up to the challenge? Seniors – 42 miles, Juniors – 23 miles. Details: Chris Milestone at crjmilestone@ ntlworld.com, www. sixdales.co.uk Spanish Playgroup Do you speak fluent Spanish? Do you have children under 5? Join us Thurs, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Meanwood Institute, Green Rd. LS6.

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Cardinal Heenan Under-13s Win Revie Cup

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Cardinal Heenan’s under-13 football team has had a very successful season, winning the Revie Cup with a 2-0 victory over Woodkirk High School. Both goals were scored by Patrick Flannery in the second half. So, the boys have retained the Schools’ Cup, as they were also winners in Year 7. Further to this success, they completed an unbeaten season in the Merit table, whilst losing in the County Cup semi final and the playoff semi finals. So they still have much to aim for next season. It should be noted that the team have represented the School magnificently over the past two years, accepting victory and defeat with great dignity. Nick Forbes Curriculum Leader for PE

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Dales Rescue Teams Launch Safety Campaign

Posters and card dispensers can be found at over 300 outlets around the area – including outdoor retailers, accommodation providers and information centres. The message is that if you need help, beyond the road network, you probably need a rescue team. In which case, call 999 ask for ‘Police’ and then for mountain or cave rescue. If using a mobile, it is helpful to say which county you are in, as 999 operators may not have an intimate knowledge of rural England and calls from high points may go some miles to reach a phone mast. If you have a map, it is important to give both grid references and a verbal description of where you are. Then stay where you have a signal and keep the line clear so you can be called back. The amount of information that will fit on the card is limited, so the teams are also planning to provide links from each team’s website to additional sites for sources of safety advice or providers of outdoor training. “All the teams do a fantastic job, they are always there when we need them, often turning out in the most dreadful conditions and always providing a highly professional support service”, said Sue Cross, Assistant Chief Constable of North Yorkshire. “The campaign will most certainly help to save lives and the combined support it is already receiving will ensure it becomes a permanent part of everyday life in the Dales. It is another example of working together in the interests of public safety.”

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A Reluctant Hero Celebrated in New Book

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A book about renowned Leeds Rugby League player - ‘Reluctant Hero – the John Holmes Story’ - is now available. Written by his brother and nephew, it gives a glimpse into the life of one of Headingley’s most treasured icons and the blue and amber’s leading appearance maker. During his 21 year career, John won every honour in the game, appearing in 625 matches for the Loiners including 19 finals. In 1972 he was an integral part of the British side that triumphed in the World Cup. With anecdotes and testimonials from friends and team-mates, this book is a wonderful tribute to one of rugby’s true greats, who sadly passed away last year at the age of 57. ................................................................................................

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Chris Carver of Otley Athletic Club was recently selected to represent Great Britain in the 24 hour World Championships which took place in Brive, France, in May. The race started well and Chris soon got into his stride passing the marathon distance in about 3 hours 45 minutes before powering on to a 100 km personal best of 9 hours 11 minutes. Chris (second left) pictured with the other GB team members

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The Bafana Bafana may not Lift the Cup but South Africa will still be a Winner

Simon Peach Sports Journalist, Press Association The transformation that South Africa has undergone in the last 20 years is there for everybody to see as it welcomes football’s centerpiece, the FIFA World Cup, with all the razzmatazz, expectation and splendour you would expect. The elite of world football is playing at 10 stadiums across nine cities. There may have been hiccups in terms of infrastructure along the way, but on the football field it is hard to see where things can go awry. Never have so many teams boasted so many superb players, with a hoard of nations having a realistic chance of lifting the trophy aloft. Unfortunately, it looks like South Africa will not be one of

them. The Bafana Bafana, as they are commonly known, have a pitiable squad and face the very real prospect of being the first host nation to fail to emerge from the group stages. England, though, should not suffer the same fate, with the nation expecting success where so many have failed previously. Fabio Capello’s selections have raised few eyebrows, but did highlight the dearth in top quality players behind the starting XI. Nevertheless, with Messrs Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard and Co. coupled with what is a steadfast defence, anything is possible. But it will not be an easy ride, with England facing some tough competition. As always, Brazil is expected to add to its five cup haul, but with the defensiveminded Dunga at the helm they may struggle with their new approach. While the Seleção may struggle to adapt, nobody knows

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