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Dear Readers I know it’s scary, but we are whispering ‘Christmas’ this month! Well, you can never start too soon, can you? First of all take a little time to make sure you look and feel great for the Christmas season and everything else will fall into place – we give you some tips. Other events this month tie in with this theme – there’s Leeds Loves Shopping, and The Victoria Quarter is celebrating 20 years with an exciting programme of events. Then Jacob Rosen continues with his seasonal food theme in Jacob’s Larder; Otley Victorian Fayre marks its silver anniversary and St George’s Crypt celebrates 80 years of service to homeless and disadvantaged people in Leeds. There’s news of a new play to premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and another about ‘the most dedicated football fan’ premieres at Clarence Dock. There’s music and people climbing hills and swimming ‘the Channel’ for charity; there are bands playing for Oxjam; award winning local film makers; and strange goings-on at the Royal Armouries at half term! Our deadline for news for the November issue is 1st October, and it’s 1st November for the December edition. Keep your news rolling in – we love to hear from you.
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SILVER ANNIVERSARY FOR OTLEY VICTORIAN FAYRE This year, to celebrate its 25th year, Otley Victorian Fayre has decided to launch a new charity award scheme. Each month in the run up to the Fayre, the Committee will donate £100 to a charity or public organisation. All such organisations in Otley and the surrounding area are invited to submit their request for funding. Perhaps you are a sports team in need of new equipment, a cub/guide group, or a PTA in need of extra money for a specific project? Please write in no more than 200 words how your organisation would benefit from £100 of funding and send it to the Committee Secretary alison. email@example.com or post it to Otley Victorian Fayre Award Scheme, 6 Trinity Rise, Otley, LS21 1RG. All applications will be considered and the Victorian
Fayre Committee will vote to decide on the beneficiary of the month. This year’s Fayre is on course to be the best yet! In a change from its usual timing, it will be held on a Sunday 12th December from 2-8pm. It is hoped that by holding it on a Sunday it will encourage more trade for local businesses, reduce travel problems for commuters and be more of daytime family event. For further information please contact Sara Quin, Publicity Officer, on 01943 463 928, Alison Friebe on the above email address, or visit www.victorianfayre.co.uk
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OTLEY CHAMBER HOSTS ANTIQUES FAIR Otley Chamber of Trade asked the public what goods were difficult to source from the otherwise varied selection of retails outlets around the town, and an antiques shop was high on the list. To address this, they have decided to host their very own Antiques Fair! “We encourage residents to shop locally to support our local economy”, said Trevor Backhouse, Chamber President. “We’ve been able to match unusual requests with local retailers for the most part, but an antique shop has eluded us, so we’re temporarily filling the gap ourselves. If successful, it may encourage a dealer to open a shop in one of our few remaining empty shops.”
Labour leadership contender David Miliband was grilled by one of Leeds Trinity’s trainee journalists on the campaign trail recently when he visited the campus to speak with party members. Mr Miliband held a question and answer session before being quizzed by Danny Wright, a BA (Hons) Journalism student at Trinity. Danny, 20, is about to enter his final year and he spoke exclusively with the Shadow Foreign Secretary about a range of topics, including university places and 08 October 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk
funding, and his vision for the party. The visit was a homecoming for Mr Miliband, whose family lived for a while in Horsforth and he went to Benton Park School in Rawdon. “I was delighted to get the chance to interview David Miliband,” said Danny. “I really enjoyed the experience and am grateful to have had the chance to speak with political big-hitters during my time here.”
The Fair will take place at The Courthouse on Sunday 17th October, 10am - 4pm and will feature furniture, porcelain, long case clocks and a valuation service so you can have your own treasures assessed. For further information, or to suggest other items that you would like to be able to buy in Otley but can’t seem to trace, contact Trevor Backhouse on 01943 467927.
“WE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO SHOP LOCALLY TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ECONOMY”
St George’s Crypt is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a challenge to the people of Leeds. The challenge, which will be launched on 14th October, the actual anniversary date, is called ‘80 Campaign’. It has three main aims: • To raise awareness of the Crypt for everybody in Leeds • To motivate people to pledge to raise £80 (or equivalent in time or kind) • To encourage more people to volunteer It hopes to raise £80,000 by the end of July 2011 and is planning to recognise everybody who meets the challenge with an Awards evening, where certificates and special prizes will be awarded in a range of categories. Already people are thinking imaginatively about how they can make their contribution to 80. There will soon be a dedicated section of the website where people can submit ideas and see what others are doing. So far, a trustee has committed to walking
canals with a target of raising £1,000; there will be a meal for 80 in the Crypt at £10 per head; and plans are afoot to challenge 80 top designers to produce iconic posters for sale on the website. “We are delighted to be launching this important initiative marking 80 years of constant service to homeless and disadvantaged people in Leeds”, said Chris Fields, Crypt Chief Executive. “The Crypt provides a lifeline for up to 100 people every day of the year. We believe it is important to reaffirm our work through telling our story to every sector of Leeds society – we are truly a Leeds charity working in Leeds for Leeds people.” To keep us to date with developments, visit www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk. If you would like to get involved in 80, please contact giving@ stgeorgescrypt.org.uk for more information and advice.
“THE CRYPT PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR UP TO 100 PEOPLE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO REAFFIRM OUR WORK THROUGH TELLING OUR STORY TO EVERY SECTOR OF LEEDS SOCIETY – WE ARE TRULY A LEEDS CHARITY WORKING IN LEEDS FOR OPLE. LEEDS PEOPLE.”
OTLEY WINS SILVER IN YORKSHIRE IN BLOOM COMPETITION The final results of the Yorkshire in Bloom competition were announced recently at the Royal Armouries. In its tenth year, Otley in Bloom (OIB) was pleasantly surprised to find that the town had been awarded its first ever Silver Gilt for its overall performance in 2010. The Yorkshire in Bloom judges praised the efforts of all In Bloom teams across Yorkshire. One of the judges, who also judged Otley 10 years ago, recognised that OIB’s efforts were now producing visible results. Yorkshire in Bloom was very positive about the involvement of various community groups. As coordinators of the town’s entry into the competition, Otley in Bloom would like to thank all businesses that had floral displays, supported them financially or helped with watering, and all the individuals who also contributed. They would also like to thank a number of council departments for their ongoing support and quick response to the queries, particularly Neil Wilson and the Parks Department; Iain Plumtree and Otley Town Council; Streetscene Services. This was a wonderful achievement! OIB Taskforce is made up of people of all ages and takes on a wide range of activities, from planting, digging and weeding to clearing up throughout the town. If you would like to get involved, call 01943 462 390 or visit www.otley.co.uk/oib.
ONE OF THE JUDGES, WHO ALSO JUDGED OTLEY 10 YEARS AGO, RECOGNISED THAT OIB’S EFFORTS WERE NOW PRODUCING VISIBLE RESULTS
POOL WI UPDATE In July we enjoyed our indoor garden party. The weather was chilly and damp but everyone enjoyed refreshments provided by members. The competition of ‘a posy in a wine glass’ for the Elizabeth Joyce Trophy was won by Denise Lewry for the second year running. All the entries were excellent. In August we visited Ripley Castle and learned that the Ingilby family has lived there for 26 generations! The Castle tearoom provided delicious refreshments. And, in September Fred Butler gave a talk entitled ‘Up the Snicket’. Pool Wi meets at Wharfedale Court, Main Street, Pool. For more information, call Janet on 0113 203 7557 or myself on 0113 284 2976. Judith Davey President Pool W.I.
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................................................................................................................................................................................................... ACTIVE Dalesbus Ramblers A programme of free guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales on Sundays. All walks accessible by public transport, & Dalesbus services 800, 820 & 870 which link North Leeds with the Dales on Sun & bank holidays. Details: Steve 07982 764 857 or www.dalesbusramblers. org.uk Great Yorkshire Morris Men meet at Pool Memorial Hall alternate Wednesdays. Mainly Cotswold dances, with forays into the Yorkshire Longword, Rapper & Border styles. New dancers & musicians welcome - no experience required. Details: Bob Carter 01423 863433 www.gymm. org.uk Grove Hill Tennis Club, Otley runs a year-round social programme. Club plays 3 mixed doubles teams in Wharfedale league, a men’s team in the Yorkshire league & a Leeds medley team. Excellent coaching for both adults & juniors. Details: www.otleytennis. webs.com Horsforth Fellandale Running Club trains every Wed, usually on Otley Chevin. Runners of all
abilities welcome. Details: Andy 0113 258 5691, firstname.lastname@example.org Learn to Dance for Christmas Ten week course starting Fri 1 Oct at Kirklands Hall, Main St. Menston. Beginners 7.30 – 8.30pm (waltz, foxtrot & quickstep). Improvers 8.30 – 9.30pm (improve your skills & learn more). Limited places, call now to reserve your place! Details: 01943 873254, email@example.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 0113 275 7825, Sara 0113 287 6250. 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 YHA Walking Group organises walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 20-74. Try before joining. Member-
ship £8 pa. Details: Mary 0113 228 6766, Phil 0113 268 9996 www. leedsyha.org.uk Otliensians Hockey Club Looking to get fit and have fun? Look no further - we do both! Women’s teams in both Yorkshire 1st & 5th divisions. Training Thurs 7 - 8pm, Ben Rhydding sports ground. Everyone welcome. Details: Sue 07793 841822 or www. otliensianshc.org.uk Otley Badminton Club Prince Henry’s Mon 7.309.30pm & Fri 8-10pm. Junior Club coaching available Sat 9.30 – 11am, New members welcome. Details: Steve Norfolk 07860 242089, steve.norfolk@freightair. co.uk Otley Historical Society Thurs 14 Oct, 7.45pm Manor Room, Bridge Church, Otley. Mr R. Cressy will give a talk entitled ‘Ships – where to see them in the UK’. Details: 01943 465 925
Otley Walkers Twice weekly walks, 5 – 20 miles. Weekends away & special events. New members welcome. Annual membership £5. Get the programme & try before joining. Details: 01943 875 995, otleywalkers@ talktalk.net Sequence Tea Dance Old Pool Bank Village Hall, Fri 2 – 4pm. A great way to exercise & socialise. All welcome. Details: 0113 284 2126. 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 01274 771285/ 07939 959400. Yarnbury Angling Club Matches held 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Membership details: Adrian Addy on 07956 964713.
Otley Short Walks For All Walks up to 3 miles start from Otley Courthouse Wed am. Please arrive before 10.15am. Often use local buses, so bring bus fare or bus pass. Sensible footwear advisable! Details: 01943 465542, 01943 865585.
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14 ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat/Sun 16/17 Oct, weekend workshop by David Yi Dai from London to run at Poolin-Wharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, 10am - 4pm. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks. co.uk Guiseley Art Club Mon 1.30 – 4pm (excl-bank hols), Oxford Rd Methodist Church Hall, Guiseley. New members welcome. Details: Monica 0113 267 7726. Mindfolds & Srangleholds an exhibition in the Art Library at Leeds Central Library. Leeds artist Joanne Fox explores the presence of the past using mixed media, soft sculpture, limited edition prints & embroidered textiles. Mon – Wed: 9am – 8pm. Thurs – Fri: 9am – 5pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 1pm – 5pm. Details 247 8247 Otley Arts Club Meets Wed 7-30 – 9.30pm at the Welfare Centre, Crossgate, Otley. 6 Oct talk & demo by Sue Ross on portrait painting. Oct 13 & 20 practical evenings on portraits. 27 Oct Alex Purves talks about palette knife painters. Visitors welcome (£2). Exhibition 1st wk Nov at Old Grammar School, Manor Sq. New members welcome. Details: Ted 01943 461145, Judi 01943 607088.
Pool Art Group Fri 10am12pm, Pool Methodist Church. Support & encouragement from fellow artists/all levels. Details: 0113 203 7952. Otley Scribblers Do you enjoy creative writing? New weekly sessions begin at Otley Courthouse, 10am–12pm. Details: 01943 465 568.
Charity Coffee Morning Sat 2 Oct, 10am – 12noon in Bramhope Methodist Church hall. In aid of the Methodist Relief & Development Fund. Homemade cakes, preserves & biscuits on sale.
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Coffee Morning Every 2nd Sat at St. Wilfrid’s Church 10am–12pm. Plus a raffle, pastries & fruit pies at bargain prices.
Autumn Fair Sat 9 Oct, 10am – 2pm at St. Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Browse a huge variety of stalls & enjoy delicious food & family entertainment. Details: 218 5570
Coffee Morning Every Sat, Otley Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 10am– 12pm. Homemade cakes, trifles etc & a friendly atmosphere. Access Boroughgate & Walkergate (disabled access).
Autumn Plant Sale Fri 8 (10am – 7.30pm) & Sat 9 Oct (9am – 2pm). Bramhope Methodist Church hall. Professionally grown plants – Wallflowers, winter pansies, alpines, mixed winter flower patio pots & hanging baskets.
What’s In Your Attic Sale Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am – 2pm. A sale of quality items in Bramhope Methodist Church Hall. Refreshments available.
Bramhope Farmers’ Market Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, from 9am 2nd Sat of month. Selection of home baking, organic meats, sausages & pies, free range eggs, bread & cheese, plus veg produced by local farmers & producers. Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10am-noon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome.
GROUPS/CLUBS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr, LS6. On 6 Oct Carole Smithies, MBE, gives a talk entitled ‘The Barnbow Lassies’. The AGM is on 3 Nov, followed by a talk by Prof Mike Dixon on ‘Ilkley & The Water Cure’. Details: Muriel Huntley 230 1584. Aireborough Soroptimist International meets 1st & 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Guiseley Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Guiseley Organi-
sation for professional women addressing issues of importance to women worldwide. If you would like to volunteer in an atmosphere of support, friendship & fun, contact them. Details: Janet Lockwood 07947 695093. Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs 8.30 – 9pm at The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 0113 391 0403 www.alwoodleymc.org.uk Cat loving volunteers wanted! Join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed full support given. Details: 07876 212 518, email@example.com, www. feralcatwelfare.org.uk Chevin Division Trefoil Guild meets 7.30pm on 1st Mon of the month in Otley or Guiseley. The group offers a varied calendar of events, with opportunities for travel, adventure & broadening your horizons, & supports Girl Guiding UK. Details: 01943 872892. Comedy Writers & Performers Sketches & stand-up: readings/ performances, feedback. Tues 12 & 19 Oct, 7-9pm, upstairs at Pack Horse pub, Woodhouse Lane. Details: Terry 295 5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with Comedy Writing/Performing in subject line.
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16 Friends of Chevin Forest Park Practical conservation work such as vegetation clearance, step building or meadow management on 2nd Sun of every month. Details: The Countryside Rangers 0113 237 5312 countrysiderangers@ leeds.gov.uk
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Home Grown Otley Community gardening & food group. Helping each other grow vegetables, herbs & fruit. Speakers, visits to local food producers & much more! Meetings 1st Mon of each month, 7pm at Otley Cycle Club. Details: Rob 01943 468664, email@example.com.
Leeds Caledonian Society – for those with an interest in all things Scottish. Winter programme starts with a Social Evening on Wed 13 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Details: 0113 267 0424, www.leedscaledonians.org.uk
Ilkley & District Motor Club 1st/4th Wed monthly, Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green. 8pm. All welcome. Also meet 2nd/3rd/5th Wed at other locations. Details: www.ilkleymotorclub.org Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Small friendly club welcomes both male & female members. Meetings held at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, Tues 8pm. Details: Georges Lepelley 01943 600712 or www.ilkleywharfedale. rotary1040.org Kaleidoscope Social club for the mature (50 +) & unattached with a zest for life. Regular meetings & monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 0113
Kirklands Bridge Club Menston rubber bridge club meets at Kirklands alt Tues evenings. Details: Dorrie Waugh 01943 872771/ Carol Cowell 0113 267 0426.
Leeds Competition Club Sat 23 Oct at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley: the Yorkshire Autumn competition day for anyone who enjoys entering competitions. Quizzes, games, puzzles & competitions. £25 per person includes delicious lunch & refreshments. Details: 01937 573496, leedscompetitionclub@ googlemail.com Leeds Feline Friends Can you give a cat in need a good home away from a busy road? Please take a look on www. leedsfelinefriends.org.uk. Details: 216 0593, mail@ leedsfelinefriends.org. uk, PO Box 294, Leeds, LS16 0ES Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned
people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Next meeting Tues 19 Oct, 7.30pm, Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 0113 278 5495 Leeds Lions Every 2nd Mon, Holiday Inn Express, Cavendish St, LS3, 7.30pm. Details: Joan Kirkham 0113 274 3689 Leeds Oxfam Group Meets 1st Wed on month, 7.30pm Leeds Civic Hall. Group arranges events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam. All welcome. Details: Pauline Neale 0113 269 3542. Menston Thespians amateur dramatics society has existed for over 50 years. In Dec they will present ‘A Christmas Carol’ & are looking for people to take part. Or you could help build sets, make props or even help with teas. Details: www. menstonthespians.org. uk. Mercury Movie Makers Wed at Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. The club is for camcorder owners. Advice, regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 0113 257 7274, www.communigate.co.uk/brad/ mercmove Otley Amateur Radio Society meets Tues at Clifton Village Hall (be-
fore The Spite on Newall Carr Rd). New members welcome! The Club is an RSGB examination centre for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced licences. Details: Paul 07768 996370, events@ otleyradio.org, www. otleyradio.org Otley in Bloom A friendly group of volunteers who work to improve the green environment of the town. They plant trees & floral displays; prepare Otley for the annual Yorkshire in Bloom competition; & work with businesses, schools & councils to incorporate plants & trees in new developments. New members welcome. Meetings at Otley Courthouse, 7pm first Tues of every month. Otley Camera Club Meets Thurs at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, 7pm. Packed programme of speakers & competitions. Improve your skills & get more from your camera. Details: www.otleycameraclub.co.uk Otley Chevin Rotary Club Meets at Chevin Country Park Hotel, York Gate, Mon, 7.30pm. Dinner followed by interesting speaker. Rotary provides a wide range of services - local, national & international, plus a good social programme. Details: David Lewis 01943 877720.
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17 Otley & District Women’s Forum meets every 2nd Thurs, 9.45 – 11.45am at Methodist Church Hall, Walkergate. On 7 Oct Mr F. King will talk about Nepal; on 21 Oct Mr C. Kitchell presents ‘A Man of Many Hats’; & on 4 Nov Jenny Stacey’s subject is ‘Noel Nostalgia’. Details: 01943 464845. Otley Lions Club Meets 1st & 3rd Mon of each month at the Red Lion, Otley. New members welcome. Book sale last Fri & Sat of each month in Black Horse stable yard. Varied social activities, dinners, meetings, quizzes. Details David McDowell 01943 467551, Eric Booth 01943 467900. Otley Little Theatre Live theatre & musical events in Otley. New members welcome – acting, singing, dancing & anyone who can help with technical backstage. Details: Lee Wells 01943 464982, firstname.lastname@example.org. uk, www.otley.co.uk/littletheatre Otley Poets meet 1st Tues of month at 8pm for poems, drinks & occasional guest poets at Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate Otley. Details: Alan Holdsworth 01943 870344 alanrh62@ yahoo.co.uk. Otley Rotary Club meets weekly at Westbourne House, Bradford Road, Otley, Thurs 12.30 – 1.45pm. Open to active/ retired professional/ business people. Lunch
& guest speaker. Details: Keith Thompson 01943 879329 ktswoop@ talktalk.net. Otley Townswomen’s Guild promotes the interests of women & raises money for charities. It meets 1st Thurs of each month, 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Otley Methodist Church. Speakers plus wide variety of interest groups. Visitors welcome. Details: 01943 468741 email@example.com Otley Twinning Association Otley is twinned with Montereau in France (60 kms from Paris). Membership open to anyone in Otley district. Regular reciprocated visits (usually on a family or couples basis). Meet 2nd Wed of the month at Grove Hill Club (8pm). Details: Ken Daphne 01943 465137, Graham Barton 01943 461646. Otley Women’s Institute Meets at 7.15pm on 2nd Wed of the month in Cross Green Community Centre, Otley. Visitors welcome. Details: 01943 463610 Pool WI meets on the 2nd Tues of each month at 2pm at The Lounge, Wharfedale Court. All welcome! Pool Bridge Club meets on Mon (excl bank holidays),1.15 – 4.30pm at Pool Methodist Church. Reaching Out Group for widowed women young
at heart & in years who would like to meet others in similar position. Meets Thurs 6.30 – 8.30pm, St John Ambulance Hut, Gaye Lane, Otley. A safe place for friendship & support. Details: Lesley 07931 892747. Social & Activities Club New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre/ films/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away & more. Monthly new members night in north Leeds. Details: 0113 258 1126, www.leedsivc.org.uk 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wharfedale Speakers Club part of the Assoc of Speakers Clubs (UK), meets in Otley twice a month. New members welcome. Speakers of all ages & backgrounds. Come along & improve your speaking skills. Details: Barry Taylor 0113 284 2148. Wharfedale Gardeners Group Meets 7.30pm 2nd Tues of the month (Sept - May) at Otley Methodist Church. Guest speakers, plant sales & trips. Annual membership £10. Details: Thelma Harrison 0113 225 6405.
Wharfedale German Circle meets at The Malt, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale, 8pm, usually on or near 15th of every month. Speakers, films, debates, quizzes, music, parties, conversation (in English or German). Visitors Welcome. Details: 01943 464087, wgcircle@gmail. com, www.germandrcle. ilkley.org. Wharfedale Speakers now meets at The Scout Hut, Burras Lane, Otley on 1st & 3rd Wed of each month (Sept – May). Next meeting Wed 1 Sept. Details: Barry Tayler 01943 468 945. White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets Farsley Library Community Room, Mon 7.45pm. Next meetings 11 & 25 Oct. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt 0113 2672062 Wishing-Well for Women Mon 4 Oct, 6-9pm at Otley Apothecary, 16 Bondgate, Otley. New Moon women’s circle gathers for healing & empowerment. Drumming meditations & creative arts help focus on hopes & dreams. Tickets £10. All profits to local charity ‘Behind Closed Doors’, which provides support to women affected by domestic abuse. Details: Jo 07772 416719
Bradford Music Club meets 3rd Sun each month, 7 – 9pm at Rawdon Meeting House, Harrogate Rd. Singers & musicians needed. All styles of music. Details: Ann Perry 01274 630162 annperry@blueyonder. co.uk
Phoenix Concert Band rehearses Thurs 7.309.30pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre. Players of a suitable standard welcome (Associated Board Grade 5), particularly brass players & percussionists. Details: secretary@phoenixband. co.uk www.phoenixband. co.uk
Elizabeth Harrison Organ Concert Sun 3 Oct, 2.15pm at Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley LS20. Music to suit all tastes. Featuring the Yamaha EL900i. Tickets £5. Details: 01943 879407.
Yeadon & District Male Voice Choir welcomes male voices of any ability at Yeadon Methodist Church, Chapel Hill. (next to Town Hall). Singing is a proven stress buster! Thurs 7.30pm. Details: John Atkinson 294 9095
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.
Otley Methodist 1812 Group meets on 18th of every month, providing a social gathering for churchgoers. Ages 20s – 60s & activities include theatre visits, ten pin bowling, country dancing & safari suppers. Details: email@example.com
Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. Meets 1st Wed of month at Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208.
Otley Over 60s Club at Crossgate (opposite Rose & Crown) open Wed to Sat, 9am–12 noon, serving refreshments. Sequence Dancing on Wed 2 – 4pm; Gentle Exercise to Music on Thurs, 10.15–11.15am; Sat Bingo,1.45pm; brica-brac stall Fri & Sat 9am–12noon.
Otley Action for Older People Salsa classes Mon 11.15am – 12.15pm, Tai Chi, Thurs 2 – 3pm, Tea Dance: Fri 1 Oct, 2 – 4pm to mark Int. Day of Older People (free) – all at Otley Methodist Church £3. Bingo: Mon Labour Rooms, Walkergate. Bar 1.15pm. Golden Oldies Film Club: Mon 18 Oct, 2pm Otley Courthouse. £2. Lunch & Quiz: Mon 25 Oct, 12.30pm St John Hut. £3. Bowling Group: 2pm at Bridge Church. Details: 01943 463965
Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Join in playing or listening to our Yamaha AR100 organ & PRS S.900 keyboard. Occasional concerts by professional artists playing a variety of music. Wed 7.30-10.30pm. Guiseley Factory Workers Club. LS20 9DT. Details: 226 5671 Otley Chamber Orchestra rehearses fortnightly on Sundays, 7 - 9pm at Otley Courthouse. New members (especially upper strings) welcome. Details: john_restorick@ hotmail.com
Otley & District Men’s Forum meets Thurs 7 Oct, 10am in the Main Hall, Otley Methodist Church, when Mr A Hodgetts will talk about ‘Life at Hilton Grange” (previously known as Bramhope Orphanage). On Thurs 21 Oct Dr A Khammo will give an account of his experiences as “An eye Witness in the Iraq War”.
Bethel Evangelical Church Otley & Ilkley meets every Sun,10.30am at Whartons Primary School (off Newall Carr Road), Otley & 6pm at Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road, Ilkley. Details: Pastor Martin Woodier 01943 464631 www.bethelotleyilkley.com Guiseley Baptist Church is a growing welcoming community. A mixture of ages, including children
& young people meet at Sunday services at 9.30am & 11.15am. Details: 01943 884 233, www.guiseleybaptistchurch.co.uk Leeds Theosophical Society Sun 17 Oct, 2.30pm at 12 Queen Sq, Leeds LS2 – a lecture by Christian Bodhi on ‘Developing Your Intuition’. Free. Christian Science Church (Headingley) invites you to their services: Sun10.30am. Testimony meetings 2nd Wed of the month, 7.30pm, & 4th Wed at 2.30pm. Reading Room open 11am - 2pm Tues, Thurs & Fri . 40 Otley Road. www.christianscience.org.uk Otley Quakers meet 1st & 3rd Sun of the month, 11am – 12 noon. Details: 01943 463351, otley. firstname.lastname@example.org. Webpage link at www.otley. co.uk/churches/ Otley Spiritualist Church Church services: Tues healing 7.30pm; Wed healing 2.30pm; Sat Service 7pm (clairvoyance); Sun Service 6.30pm (divine). 38 Newmarket Street, Otley. Rise & Shine @ 9 Everyone welcome. 30 minute cafe-style worship, ideal for all ages. Informal, friendly, light breakfast every Sunday, 9am at United Reformed Church, Main Street, Burley-inWharfedale. Details: Mirella 01943 465 353
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20 SUPPORT Arthritis Care (Otley & District) meets at St John Ambulance Meeting Room, Gay Lane, 1st Wed of month, 2 – 4pm. People of all ages with arthritis, or an interest in it, most welcome. Details: 01943 466428. Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meet 3rd Tues of each month, 7 - 9pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd, LS16. £2 incl refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694. Diabetes Leeds Support Group Friendly group of people with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes & their partners/ carers, meets 1st Mon of the month (except bank holidays) at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 7 – 9pm. Details: Joan Wells 0113 225 4528. Families Need Fathers meets 7.30pm, 2nd Wed of month at Victoria Hotel, Great George St, Leeds. A support & advice group for parents trying to maintain & develop relationships with their children following divorce or family breakdown. Details: Don 07981 710179 or Ray 07921 728747. La Leche League of Wharfedale meets 1st Fri of month, 10am to noon, lower hall, Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley. Breastfeeding help & support. All women interested in breastfeeding welcome – babies & young children too. Free,
but donation to running costs welcome. Details: Ruth 01943 461 051. Leeds Coeliac Group Sat 30 Oct, 7pm. Glutenfree meal at Dine at the Mansion, Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, LS8. Details: sandra.mclean@ btinternet.com or 07711 768850. Lymphoma Association Support Group A friendly group that meets the last Mon of each month, 2pm at Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Information Centre, St. James’s Hospital, LS9 7TF. All who have experienced Lymphoma, their family & friends, are welcome. Frequent guest speakers. Details: Roy 01765 692132, Jane 0113 2811226, Norman 0113 267 3388. Macmillan Cancer Support New fundraising group in Otley. Details: Laura Riach 01924 232444 email@example.com
at Yeadon Cricket Club, (behind the Swan Public House) High Street, Yeadon, £1 incl. raffle & refreshments. Details: Jean Deeming 01943 472004, Dawn Perkins on 0113 231 1727. Wharfedale Cardiac Club (affiliated with British Heart Foundation) is open to former cardiac patients & their partners. Opportunity to take part in exercise classes under supervision of qualified instructors. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs at Wharfedale General Hospital. £2.50 Details: Clive Wilkinson 0113 267 1721. The Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre is now at the Day Therapy Unit, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate two Saturdays each month, offering support for people with cancer & their loved ones. Details: Esme 01423 881392/ Karen 01937 573166, www. ychc.org.uk
National Association for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (Leeds) Brings support to people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. They hold four educational & support meetings a year, as well as regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@groups.nacc.org. uk, www.groups.nacc.org. uk/leeds
Leeds RSPB Group meeting on Wed 20 Oct includes an illustrated & entertaining talk by the RSPB’s Tim Melling on ‘Bird Misidentification’. New venue: Friends Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane at 7.30pm All welcome. Details: rspbleeds@googlemail. com
The Forget Me Not Cafe For people with dementia & their carers. 1st Wed of month 1.30 – 3.30pm
Otley Historical Society Thurs 14 Oct, 7.45pm in The Manor Room, Bridge Church, Otley. Mr R.
TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS
Cressy talks about ‘Ships – where to see them in the UK’. Details: 01943 465 925 The Thoresby Society (the Leeds Local History Society) lecture season begins 5 Oct, 7.30pm at Friends’ Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. Library at 23 Clarendon Road open Tues & Thurs 10am – 2pm. Non-members welcome. Details: 247 0704, www.thoresby. org.uk. Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) Sat 9 Oct, 2pm at 23, Clarendon Rd, Leeds – a talk by Alun Pugh entitled ‘Dei Goes to War’. Free drop-in sessions Tues 2-4pm for anyone needing help with family history research. Details: Mrs J.Butler 0113 263 9540 Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Industrial History Section) Sat 16 Oct, 11am at 23 Clarendon Rd, LS2: ‘Gritstone Through the Ages’, Geoff Boswell outlines how the stone was formed & its uses around Todmorden from earliest times. Lunch in local pub after. Membership (£14) includes several newsletters plus access to vast archive. Non-members welcome. Details: Jane Ellis 265 9970.
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21 MISC/EVENTS Allo! Allo! Adel Players present the stage version of this hilarious comedy by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft, Wed 27 – Sat 30 October, 7.30pm at Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Adel. Tickets (£6) available from Anne & Mike Andrews 0113 275 5585 or tickets@ adel-players.org.uk Many tickets already sold, so call now! Antique Antics with Eric Knowles Sat 30 Oct, 1 – 4.45pm at The Village Hotel, Otley Rd, West Park, LS16. Pre show valuations (arrive early with your antiques!) Eric combines his talents of valuing items with two highly entertaining talks. Tickets £17. Cheques should be made out to ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity & sent to Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Strensall, York YO32 5SW. Details: 01904 442868 or 0113 2672216 Children’s Nearly New Clothes & Toy Sale Sat 16 Oct, 10am – 12noon at St John’s Church, Bolling Rd, Ben Rydding. Adm £1incl. refreshments. A great place to buy or sell quality used clothes, toys, books, DVDs & more. Proceeds 50% to charity, 50% to seller. Details: Events section www. benrhydding.org.uk
Community Carol Concert Sun 5 Dec, 3pm at Leeds Town Hall in aid of Help for Heroes. Featuring The Salvation Army bands, choirs & timbrelists, united schools choir & guest xylophone soloist. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children, £15 family from The Salvation Army c/o 9 Wedderburn Road, Harrogate, HG2 7QH. Please send SAE & cheque payable to “The Salvation Army.” Details: 01423 81916. 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 Leeds City College Otley Classes starting in Sept & Oct in a variety of leisure subjects, plus English, Maths & IT. Details: 0113 216 2380, 6a Charles St. Otley, www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk French Theme Evening Sat 16 Oct, 7.30pm in Arthington Village Hall, & Sat 11 Dec Musical Evening with the Fairfax Singers at 7.30pm. Otley Lions Santa will be at Stephen Smiths Garden Centre, Pool Rd. every Sat & Sun from 14 Nov – 18 Dec. Volunteers & helpers welcome. Details: Mary 01943 461437
Otley Museum Documentary & Photographic Archive now at Wellcroft House, Crow Lane, Otley. Open Mon, Tues, Fri & 1st Sat each month 9.45am – 12.15pm (excl bank holidays). Research Otley’s heritage – call in, or phone for an appointment. Details: 01943 468181 (new number). Pool Village Hall Hire the excellent facility with hall, kitchen & meeting room. Ideal venue for children’s parties, receptions, dances & events. Details: Tim Robson 0113 284 3437 tim.robson@yahoo. co.uk St Gemma’s Sponsored Santa Dash Sat 11 Dec in Hyde Park & Sun 12 Dec in Leeds city centre. Sign up now. They will provide you with a Santa suit to wear on the day. Details: 218 5505
Volunteers Wanted! For new Yorkshire Cancer Centre Charity Shop based at Bexley Wing, St James’s Institute of Oncology. Details: Aanika Dhillon 0113 206 8620 firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers Welcome! At Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary, Weetwood Lane, LS16, for a range of tasks besides stable-work - gardening, repairs, welcoming visitors, sorting donations, making produce to sell, helping at events. Details: email@example.com Wesley Hall at Otley Methodist Church Available to local organisations & charities for fundraising purposes every Fri, 9.30-11.30am. Cost: £15. Details: Pauline Dobson 01943 466 751.
The Slack & Tight Amateur Repertory Society (STARS) presents Moliere’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’, adapted by Miles Malleson, at the Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane, LS16 from Tues 26 – Sat 30 Oct, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 / £5. Details: 293 9596, www.starsleeds. co.uk
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It is awful to talk about it so soon, but it is merely weeks away and will suddenly creep up out of nowhere. Anyone who was a Scout or Girl Guide in their youth knows the importance of being prepared, so in this first installment of our Countdown to Christmas, we’ve consulted the experts to give you some tips on how to spruce up both yourself and your home for the festive season. Inevitably there is always a year’s worth of events crammed into the run up to Christmas. Work parties, house parties, your social club will all have a get together – and there will be a plethora of pictures taken and posted all over social networking sites so the memories live on. In that case, you must be looking your best.
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R E G I M E If you have a stubborn 10 pounds you’d like to lose to fit into your party dress, or you just need more stamina while you’re out Christmas shopping, now is a great time to get into a new fitness regime. Keiron Igwe of Diligent Health gave us his top five tips to get in shape: GET MOTIVATED Want to look great in your size ‘X’ outfit? Write it down and stick it on your fridge. Get the dress out and hang it somewhere you’ll see it every day. BURN CALORIES WITH FULL BODY EXERCISES All physical activity is good, but some works faster than others. Exercises like squats and lunges burn calories, while kneeling pushups tone your arms. FIND A FRIEND TO EXERCISE WITH You’ll keep each other focused, be less likely to skip workouts, and it’s more fun. CLEAR OUT THE CUPBOARDS Avoid temptation! Throw out everything that could stop you reaching your goal – biscuits, sweets, chocolates, fizzy drinks, desserts, ready meals and processed foods. This is only for the next 10 weeks, so be ruthless! STOCK UP ON FOODS THAT SUPPORT YOUR GOAL Fill your shopping trolley with things that’ll help you feel great in that outfit. Lean meats, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, oats and brown rice should be top of the list. Your trolley should be a rainbow of colour.
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TOP ... TIPS ... ... Harry Boocock, from The Hair Studio in Far Headingley (0113 274 0513), gives us five tips for getting your hair looking great for the party season.
Always book your Christmas Hair appointment in good time as this is the busiest time and you don’t want to be disappointed.
If you are going to an event and want ‘party hair’ such as an ‘updo’ check that your stylist is experienced in this area.
If you use salon products, Christmas is always a good time to stock up as most product companies produce Christmas packs which includes a free product.
If you are thinking of a restyle for Christmas, talk it over with your regular stylist. You don’t want to make a mistake that could affect your Christmas festivities!
With colder, windier weather coming, do a deep conditioning treatment to protect your hair against the elements.
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SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME
Once you’ve got your body, skin and hair looking great, you need some super stylish outfits to see you through the season. We asked Rutherford Rowley, Personal Shopping Manager at Harvey Nichols, to give us his top tips on looking great this season.
Now we have all you ready for the party season, what about those evenings when you invite people around to your home? Let’s make sure it looks great too. You don’t need to spend a fortune (of course you can if you like!) but certain changes can transform the look and feel of a room.
Asymetric: Whether it’s long or short, a one shoulder dress offers a fresh alternative ternative to strapless. Dannii Minogues Project ect D does some great ones with prices starting g from around £200 Embellish: Sequins, feathers, furr and hat day embroidered pieces are great for that to night look. Take your work suit and plet add a sequined blazer, feathered caplet or some fab opulent jewellery and as if by magic, your 9-to-5 look will have ve a whole new lease of life! Trousers: This season trousers are back and they are not just for the daytime. They come in every style from the skinny through to really flattering 70’s style bootcut which both lengthens the leg and shrinks the bottom….genius! Animal print: Take one little black dress and with a pair off leopard print shoes you have a ‘stand nd out from the crowd’ look. Dress coat: This party season you ou don’t have to be cold to look cool. Dress coats are a must to get you though the party y season and make sure you look sexy and stylish even when you are waiting for the night i h bus!
Lighting: Placing a few perimeter lights on end tables or ad adding free-standing lamps can make a impact on the feel of a room. If you have huge impac low ceiling ceilings, install spot light to give a roomier And, dimmer switches can be adjusted to feel. And suit the m mood. Ac Accessories: Updating cushions, throws, rugs aand candles are an excellent – and inexp inexpensive – method of giving a room a qui quick makeover. With great ranges availa available in shops like Esta in Otley, Marg Margot & Miller in Chapel Allerton and majo major stores. You can give the room an entir entirely different look simply by changing the accessories. Feature Areas: Every room should ha have a focal point; a feature that the ey eye gravitates towards. A wall can be p painted or papered in a contrasting sshade. Or, opt for some dramatic wall ar art and pick up the colours in your ac accessories. R Refresh your Furniture: Think about recovering your furniture rather than recove replacing it (talk to someone like Abbey replacin Uphols Upholstery for advice). New loose covers are another option; or seek out a colourful throw that wil will complement your colour scheme. Mirro Mirrors: Mirrors can dramatically give the impressio impression of more space. They can bounce the light arou around, and with strategically placed fairy lights at C Christmas you can create an instant party atm atmosphere. Diligent Health Hea – www.diligenthealth.co.uk, 07766 808553 Shrine Salon and Spa – 1-2 Norville Terrace, Headingley, 0113 275 1616 16 Stud – 64a Otley Rd, Headingley, 0113 274 The Hair Studio 0513 Harvey Nichols – 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, 0113 204 8888 Esta – Market St, Otley, 01943 464222 Margot and Miller – 140 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, 07872 181620 northleedslife.co.uk | October 2010 27
FIRST TIME AUTHOR GETS SLOT AT ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL FRINGE Gary Dunnington
NEW PLAY RECREATES LIFE OF THE MOST DEDICATED FOOTBALL FAN A new play dramatising the life of one of Leeds United’s most devoted followers will be staged at Clarence Dock this month. Gary Edwards, a painter and decorator by trade, has missed just one game since 1968! He has followed the club around the world and the play, based on his successful books, ‘Paint It White’ and ‘Second Coat’, is full of humour, glamour, friendship, travel, romance and action. On his amazing journey he has been shot at, run over and robbed! “The play illustrates the highs and lows of dedication, passion and loyalty”, said producer Les Rowley. “It is an insight into a hobby taken to the extreme, a travelogue, a ‘road movie’ for the stage.” “There are so many stories from all over the world”, added Gary. “I am excited to see how it will translate to the stage. Unfortunately, Brad Pitt wasn’t available for the part and we have had to make do with the next best thing!”
Sean Hornby, a resident of Otley, recently published his first book entitled ‘Their Spirits, My Demons’, which discusses his life, growing up in a chaotic, alcoholdriven family. It covers issues like bullying, the importance of role models, alcoholism, bereavement and loss. Alcohol was responsible for the deaths of a number of family members, including his parents. However, the book is far from being a ‘misery memoir’. Without these experiences Sean would probably never have ended up in his chosen career – he is a mental nurse! Sean has been given a slot at this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival as part of the fringe event. He will be reading from and discussing his reasons for writing it on Monday 4th October, 9pm at Ilkley Playhouse. For copies of Sean’s book go to www. theirspiritsmydemons.co.uk or call 01904 431 213. You can also contact Sean via the site.
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That next best thing is Leeds actor Gary Dunnington, another lifelong Leeds United fan. Gary has appeared in numerous TV, theatre and film roles, including Coronation Street, Casualty, and Sharpe’s Challenge with Sean Bean. The play will be directed by ‘Birds of a Feather’ actor, Alun Lewis. The play, Paint It White opens at Unit 32 Clarence Dock on Wednesday 6th October and runs for 15 performances until 23rd October. Tickets (£10) available online (www.paintitwhite.co.uk) or on the door. Further information: 0113 216 3681 or 07976 746 777. 28 October 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk
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Stanza Stones will centre on a poem specially written by Simon Armitage and inspired by his response to the wild landscape of the Pennine Watershed
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STANZA STONES PROJECT LAUNCHES AT ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL Stanza Stones, an imaginative 21 month project in collaboration with leading poet, Simon Armitage, will be launched at Ilkley Literature Festival on 9th October. Inspired by London 2012, it is funded by Legacy Trust UK, Yorkshire Forward and Arts Council England and is part of the ‘imove’ programme, which celebrates the relationship between people and their moving bodies through a series of exciting arts projects.
On Friday 8th October, for one night only, venues including theatres, galleries, shopping arcades, museums and city streets will host a plethora of strange and scintillating performances, art installations, exhibitions and participatory projects, all of which are free! Light Night showcases the work of artists, performers and organisations, both established and emerging. Most of the work is new and much is designed specifically for the venue in which it is shown. It’s all about participation – you can barter with apples in an imagined city, take part in a board meeting, build a cairn, play mixed reality games or simply to meet with friends. Expect to find dancing in the Town Hall cells, statues wrapped in winter knits, storytelling under a duvet, a performance in a swimming pool, theatre in the Victoria Quarter and opera in the Library. Light Night is co-ordinated by the Arts & Regeneration Team from Leeds City Council in partnership with organisations and individuals from across the city. For more information visit www. lightnightleeds.co.uk
Stanza Stones will centre on a poem specially written by Simon Armitage and inspired by his response to the wild landscape of the Pennine Watershed. This will act as a springboard for groups of young writers aged 13-25. They will have the opportunity to attend master classes with Armitage, create their own work and experience the outdoors as a group. It is hoped that later stages of the project will offer young dancers and filmmakers the opportunity to interpret the poems, and see Armitage’s poem inscribed on a series of Stanza Stones, forming a permanent trail across the Watershed, which runs from Ilkley to Armitage’s home town, Marsden. The Festival will get the project off to a flying start with a strand celebrating ‘Words, Land and Landscape’, which will include events with archaeologist Francis Pryor and geologist Richard Fortey and a taster session for teenagers interested in being involved in Stanza Stones via a new weekly group for young writers. For further information visit www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk. 30 October 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk
EXPECT TO FIND DANCING IN THE TOWN HALL CELLS, STATUES WRAPPED IN WINTER KNITS, STORYTELLING UNDER A DUVET, A PERFORMANCE IN A SWIMMING POOL, THEATRE IN THE VICTORIA QUARTER AND OPERA IN THE LIBRARY
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WILLIAM NICHOLSON IS ‘MADDER THAN HELL’! Sarah Esdaile, Director
Crash Premieres at The Playhouse ‘Crash’, William Nicholson’s latest play is to have its premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this month. This is a play that is likely to strike a nerve with many people, addressing as it does, the recent financial crash and all its implications. Other plays that have tried presenting the case have often fallen short and failed to really engage the audience. No chance of that with Crash. William Nicholson was ‘mad as hell’ about bailing out the banks and bankers bonuses and he
WILLIAM NICHOLSON WROTE CRASH ALMOST AS A VEHICLE FOR HIS OUTRAGE ABOUT THE CRISIS sure ‘wasn’t going to take it any more’! He wrote Crash almost as a vehicle for his outrage about the crisis. Here we have a real story, strong characters and relationships that draw you in to the crisis and how different people dealt with it. We spoke to director Sarah Esdaile, who recently directed the highly successful ‘Death of a Salesman’ at The Playhouse. “Crash is really a political call to arms”, she said. “We have been told that these are issues too complex for us to understand, but Bill’s treatment of the subject really clarifies things. It extends beyond the issue of a small group of people earning huge amounts of money, to what
anyone is actually worth. What value does art actually have? It is epic in what it deals with and so relevant.” William Nicholson is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His work includes the play and screenplay Shadowlands, which was Oscar-nominated. It is great news that Crash is to be premiered here in Leeds. Here is a play that is likely to challenge anyone to stay sitting on that fence. Crash is at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 16 Oct – 13 Nov. Tickets available from www.wyp. org.uk or the box office on 0113 213 7700. northleedslife.co.uk | October 2010 31
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LOCAL LAD LANDS PART IN DR WHO Growing up in Ilkley, Danny Horn spent much of his time in local drama groups, The Ilkley Playhouse and Ilkley Upstagers. It didn’t take him long to realise that acting was the only thing he had any interest in pursuing. He recently graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama and instantly landed a role in the Dr Who Christmas Special. We spoke to him to get his take on this exciting time.
THE SETS WOULD TAKE MY BREATH AWAY EVERY DAY AND THE PROFESSIONALISM OF EVERYONE WAS INSPIRING Have you always been a big fan of Dr Who?
Which actors do you admire?
Yeah, I actually really love it. A friend introduced it to me when I was 18 (a little too old? Nah), and I’ve been a fan ever since. My flat mate and I tune in religiously every Saturday before we go out.
That’s a really tough one. There are all the obvious ones - Pacino, Brando etc as well as Day Lewis (obviously). At the moment, I’m pouring over the work of Ben Whishaw and Andrew Garfield. Two young British actors who I think are so fresh and exciting.
What was the audition process like and how did you find out you got the part?
Do you have any exciting projects coming up? The main thing that I remember is the speed of the whole thing. I finished Central on Friday, got the audition on Monday, got the part on Wednesday and on Thursday I was in Cardiff doing the read through, sitting next to Matt Smith and Michael Gambon! It was a whirlwind.
The great thing about a job like Doctor Who is that it can open doors and lead to other things. Right now I’m auditioning a lot and meeting some of the most exciting people in the industry. Hopefully something great is round the corner - until then I’ll play my guitar, write and paint.
What was filming like? It was amazing. Everyone was so wonderful, friendly and helpful. It was my first big gig so Matt (Smith) and Michael (Gambon) really looked out for me. The sets would take my breath away every day and the professionalism of everyone was inspiring. 32 October 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk
Look out for Danny’s episode of Dr Who at Christmas You can follow Danny on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dannyhorn
Y BRYTHONIAID COMES TO OTLEY
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The prestigious Welsh Male Voice Choir Y Brythoniaid is coming to Otley Methodist Church on Saturday 16th October. The award winning Y Brythoniaid, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, has visited numerous countries since its foundation in 1964 and last visited Otley in 2007, when it sang to a highly appreciative audience in the Methodist Church. As well as the choir, the concert will feature two award winning soloists, John Eifon Jones and Iwan Wyn Parry, who have both performed on some of the most famous stages in the world. The concert is being organised by a committee led by Michael Bennett to celebrate the life of his wife Anne, who was well known in Otley, and to raise funds for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at St James’s Hospital. For further information and tickets, please contact Michael Bennett on 01943 464489 or Allan Boddy on 01943 466182.
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Comforting hues of yellow, red and orange surround us and cooking this month should reflect this. It should be warm and consoling, appreciative of the brisk outdoors. The crunching underfoot of fallen leaves invokes nostalgic joy, and so should your suppers. Not that I am encouraging stomping your stews and trampling your terrines. Red and golden beetroots sit beautifully on a plate, and are very versatile. They can be simply roasted and devoured in a warm salad along with their tops, and possibly some walnuts and goats cheese, or included in a number of meat and fish dishes – particularly game or oily fish, such as the Scandinavian triumvirate of beetroot, mackerel and horseradish. With Halloween rapidly approaching, the tender flesh of pumpkin is ubiquitous – pumpkin pie being a favourite across 34 October 2010 | northleedslife.co.uk
SEAFOOD, AFTER THE BARREN SUMMER MONTHS, IS ALSO REACHING ITS PINNACLE; MUSSELS IN PARTICULAR ARE AT THEIR SUMPTUOUS BEST
France and, of course, America. As well as the sweeter spices used here, such as cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, pumpkin is a great vehicle for eastern flavours. Its natural sweetness balances well with heartier, more aromatic spices, which are always welcome as the evenings turn colder. Try a pumpkin curry with plenty of ginger and cumin, or a Laksa, with chilli, lemongrass, coriander, and coconut milk. Seafood, after the barren summer months, is also reaching its pinnacle; mussels in particular are at their sumptuous best. The most common varieties are the blue (or common) mussels from Europe, and the green-lipped mussels from New Zealand. I would go for the former as they are nearly always fuller in flavour. When preparing mussels, first check they are still alive by tapping gently on a surface, or squeezing lightly - if the mussel doesn’t close it is dead and
should be discarded. Also throw any that are closed and feel inordinately heavy as they are probably filled with mud or sand. Remove the beard, by pulling firmly towards the hinge end of the mussel, then clean the shell of parasites by scraping with a short sturdy knife. They can then be thrown into a pan with a little simmering liquid, shaken (with the lid on), and they will steam open in minutes. Ones that do not open should also be thrown away. Indubitably the most satisfying part of cooking mussels is the delicious liquor left after steaming. The best way to eat it is simply with crusty bread or some chips to soak it all up. Be inventive with your flavours (more ideas on the website!) There’s more to mussels than simply ‘a la marinière’, although there is no shame in falling back on this delicious classic. By Jacob Rosen
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ANOTHER EXCITING ANTIQUES & ART EVENT …….AND WE HAVE 100 TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY! Bowman Antiques Fairs of Shipley are staging the third Yorkshire Antiques and Art Fair in Halls 1 & 2 of the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 6/7th November. After the success of last year’s give-away, they are again offering 100 readers of North Leeds Life magazines FREE tickets!
The fair promises a great day out in lovely surroundings. Browse through up to 350 stands. There is ample free parking and good quality catering. The fair is staged twice a year in May and November and is a must for anyone interested in the unique, unusual and interesting items available only at antiques and art fairs of this size and quality. www.antiquesfairs.com .
The Fair offers the best selection of antiques, art, retro, vintage and collectables in the north of England. Among this year’s highlights are Le Style 25 from London with high quality deco furniture; Granta Fine Art from Cambridge, showing an eclectic mix of paintings and drawings spanning the 20th century; and Park Antiques of Menston with period ceramics, Georgian furniture, long case, mantel and wall clocks, and barometers.
Each ticket (worth £8) admits two people on one of the two days. To get your FREE ticket, call 01274 588505, send your contact details to Bowman Antiques Fairs, P.O. Box 64, Shipley BD17 74A, or email info@ antiquesfairs.com before 5pm Thursday 21st October.
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Harriet’s Dragon opened in February 2008 at the start of the credit crunch, but has weathered the storm and has become the go-to place for fun clothes for kids. Owner, Angela Marker’s own experience of trying to find interesting, affordable clothes for her own children spurred her on to open her own business and she hasn’t looked back! DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR SHOP High quality, casual, easy-to-wear clothes for children. WHAT ARE YOUR BEST SELLING LINES? Autumn/winter stock from MINYMO has now arrived which combines bold colours with interesting patterns to give a
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very continental look. BABY FACE is new to Harriet’s Dragon this season and is already proving popular. Both brands are Danish and offer an alternative style to main stream children’s clothing. WHAT TRENDS IN CHILDRENSWEAR ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON? The increasingly popular bandana bibs are back in stock and the Nappy Cakes & Smoothies are always a great idea for a special gift. Both can be tailored to your own requirements and budget. Wooden toys are long lasting, great for role-play and are always a best seller.
Harriet’s Dragon, 68 Monkbridge Rd, Meanwood, 0113 274 6326, www. harrietsdragon.co.uk
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE SHOP HERE? I really believe retail isn’t just about selling. It’s about providing a personal service, being part of the local community and enjoying the people who walk through your door. Building a relationship with your customers is paramount and the key to any successful business. It is still important for many to be able to see the product, feel the quality and know that they are happy with their purchase. Being able to do this locally is just how it should be. DO YOU OFFER ANY SPECIAL SERVICES? I am happy to provide a free local delivery service for the nappy cakes and provide gift wrapping as standard on all gift purchases.
I REALLY BELIEVE RETAIL ISN’T JUST ABOUT SELLING. IT’S ABOUT PROVIDING A PERSONAL SERVICE, BEING PART OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND ENJOYING THE PEOPLE WHO WALK THROUGH YOUR DOOR
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Back in August, Cosmopolitan Magazine announced their first ever blog awards. The blogosphere went crazy as readers nominated their favourite sites. When Cosmo announced their shortlist, whittled down from 15,000 nominated blogs, Bangs and a Bun was on it. Woo hoo!
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I travelled down to London for the awards ceremony, which was held at the uber-flashy Sketch (which is trĂ¨s posh, donâ€™t you know?) and met all the other nominees. This was a room full of the crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me of the blogging world. It was all a bit intimidating.
A hush fell across the room as they began to announce the winners. My category, Sex and Relationships, was second up. I crossed my fingers and said a prayer to my God (Manolo Blahnik, obviously). Then they said it â€˜Runner Up: Bangs and a Bunâ€™. The winner was a blog in Texas. I briefly considered violently overturning the table and demanding a recount, but I thought Iâ€™d accept my second place with class.
And after all, out of 15,000 blogs, second place ainâ€™t half bad. Plus, everyone knows, â€˜you donâ€™t mess with Texas.â€™ .............................................................................................
I BRIEFLY CONSIDERED VIOLENTLY OVERTURNING THE TABLE AND DEMANDING A RECOUNT, BUT I THOUGHT Iâ€™D ACCEPT MY SECOND PLACE WITH CLASS. For more go to www.bangsandabun.com
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By Kath Hall, Paxton Horticultural Society
It’s time to prepare your containers for winter. Look out for small Vibernum tinus plants, Skimmia Japonica, Rubella, Lavreola, and four Hedra Helix, which has green/ yellow edged leaves. Plant these into a large container where they can remain for several years in a rich potting mix and keep moist. They need semi shade and should be fed with a high potash fertiliser monthly. A combination which survives winter weather well in a sheltered spot, keeping the soil dry in
freezing conditions, is Winter Cherry, Leucothe, ‘scarletta’ (to compliment the cherry) with Hedra Glacier to soften the edges. And, don’t forget Winter Pansies – add Grape Hyacinths, Iris Reticulata with Ivies, and Juniper Squamata which spreads out its aromatic silver blue foliage. Wear gloves when handling juniper as it can cause skin rashes. All of these can be planted in the garden when they become too big for the containers. Fill hanging baskets
ready for spring with Pansies, Viola, Bellis Daisies and Ivy, and shallow pots with Crocus, Scillas and miniature daffodils. Most plants can be potted and grouped around the garden or on balconies. Children can have fun planting their own pots and tubs. Tidy up the garden ready for winter, cutting out any straggling shoots and taking down any dead stems where you don’t want the plants to free seed. If the weather is fine trim the lawn, setting the blades
a little higher. Mix some grass seed with compost and scatter over bare patches. Clear leaves out of garden ponds and place a net over to stop further leaves getting in. If you have children, let them help with gathering leaves and find a quiet spot to make a home for hedgehogs – a small cardboard box left open at one end and filled with leaves. A bundle of short lengths of hollow cane wedged into the fork of a tree or on a ledge can provide a winter home for ladybirds or even bees.
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with Stan Kenyon As autumn arrives, ducks are losing their summer moult feathers and emerging in resplendent breeding plumage. The most familiar is the mallard, ancestor of the domestic duck. Unmistakable is the metallic green head, narrow white neck ring and purplish-brown breast of the male. Teal are the smallest duck, fast and agile in flight. Head pattern is again distinctive, the male chestnut with green sides. At a distance it looks dark with a bright yellow stern patch. Both mallard and teal are surface-feeding ducks. Tufted ducks are the most widespread of the diving ducks. The male is black with a rectangular white patch on the flanks and a long drooping crest. All these resident wildfowl frequent water bodies whether park lakes, rivers, reservoirs or sea coasts. Numbers are swollen by winter visitors, often in large flocks. While so many birds are sadly declining, these ducks are on the increase, although numbers fluctuate from year to year.
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Leeds’ annual shopping extravaganza is back for its fifth year, with a pop-up fashion marquee, The Style House, on Briggate being a key attraction. In fact, there is so much crammed in to this 10 day event (14th-24th October), you’ll have style oozing from your very pores by the end of it! There’s the Victoria Quarter Shopping Affair (14th), Leeds Rocks on the 15th (where the city’s finest fashion, music and art talent will be showcased) and She Magazine is hosting an event with style advice from the experts (15th). There’ll be showcases of both high street and independent retailers Autumn/Winter lines (16th and 17th) and of course, Leeds Fashion Show’s Dress Me Beautiful on the 19th is sure to pull in the crowds – especially since the proceeds this year go to Education for Children. Closing with The Retail Therapy Awards at The Royal Armouries on the 24th, you’ll have a packed 10 days of style. But if that’s not enough for you, there are fashion trend workshops, minimakeovers, VIP evenings, gifts and much more throughout the week. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.leedslovesshopping.com
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THE VICTORIA QUARTER IS 20! Since it opened in 1990, The Victoria Quarter has been at the heart of shopping in Leeds. Today it is home to some of the worlds’ leading fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Agent Provocateur, Jo Malone, Paul Smith, L K Bennett, Vivenne Westwood, Mulberry and, of course, Harvey Nichols. VQ attracts nearly 10 million visitors a year! The centre’s much anticipated annual Shopping Affair drew over 9,500 last year. This years’ event is on 14th October and has a 20th anniversary theme. All 76 stores will be open from 6.00 – 9.00pm with un-missable offers and event-only discounts. Plus there’s spectacular entertainment, a fantastic prize draw, and cake! “Having been here since the centre opened, it’s been fascinating to see it evolve over time”, said John Bade, VQ Centre Director. I think the retailers we now have, along with the beautiful setting, are the reasons that the VQ continues to be so popular.”
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During the month long holy festival of Ramadan, British Muslims took time to remember the 20 million people affected by the disastrous floods in Pakistan. You may have seen on our website that Leeds Makkah Masjid, in Hyde Park, raised over £30,000 for the flood victims over the course of the holy month. Their target was to raise £1,000 per day during Ramadan and they successfully exceeded this. The funds raised will be sent to the affected areas in Pakistan through the Leeds Lord Mayor’s Pakistan Flood charity appeal.
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The effects of the floods in Pakistan have now exceeded the combined effects of three of the most devastating disasters in recent history; the Tsunami of 2004, the Kashmir earthquake of 2005 and the Haiti earthquake earlier this year. The appeal is ongoing. You can still donate through the Disasters Emergency Committee by going to www.dec.org.uk, calling 0370 60 60 900 or texting the word ‘GIVE’ to 70707 to donate £5.
FREE CONFERENCE EXPLORES CREATING A BALANCED WAY OF LIFE FOR ALL This yearâ€™s Schumacher North conference on Saturday 23rd October at Left Bank Centre on Cardigan Road, Headingley, aims to be a truly participatory experience which will leave everyone feeling inspired and invigorated! E.F. Schumacher pioneered the ideas of sustainable development, human-scale technology and ecological spirituality in the 1960s and 70s. Today these ideas are more relevant than ever, as consumerism and the pursuit of endless economic growth bring us close to ecological catastrophe. The conference will explore a wide range of creative and practical responses. Through workshops, Open Space and World Cafe sessions, they will look at the individual and communal changes needed to build a healthy, fulfilling and balanced way of life for all. Themes will include re-localisation, transition, permaculture, how we work, social justice, the effects of marketing, psychological aspects of change and more. Book your place at www.schumacher-north. co.uk, call 0113 262 7914 or email info@ schumacher-north.co.uk
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Usher & Other Ghosts Sat 2 Oct, 5.45 – 6.30pm at Howard Assembly Room, Grand Theatre. Victoria Simmonds (voice) & Ian Buckle (piano) perform a programme of music & songs by Claude Debussy. Genesish Sun 3 Oct, from 8pm at New Roscoe. A tribute to Genesis covering 70’s Peter Gabriel classics & some Phil Collins material. Crocodiles Sun 3 Oct, Brudenell Social Club Snappy San Diego duo will take you on an 80’s indie ride of guitar distortion & fuzzy electronics. Attila the Stockbroker Sun 3 Oct at The Chemic Tavern, Johnston St, Woodhouse, LS6 The original punk poet guarantees an anarchic evening’s entertainment. Mark Wynn, Kristy Gallacher, Ninja Horses Mon 4 Oct, Oporto, Call Lane. From 8pm. Free. Mark Ronson & ness The Business Intl + or Rose Elinor un Dougall Sun 2 3 Oct at 02 Acadamy.
Cherry Ghost Tues 5 Oct at Brudenell Social Club. Heartfelt indie-pop tinged with hints of country, folk & Americana.
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo Tues 5 Oct, Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds. The Magic Numbers Wed 6 Oct at the Irish Centre, York Rd. A beautiful sound emphasised by angelic threepart harmonies. Christian Ihle Hadland Wed 6 Oct, 1 – 1.55pm. Chamber music at The Venue (Leeds College of Music). Beethoven Schoenberg, Brahms, David Monrad Johansen & Mozart
Adrian Edmondson & the Bad Shepherds Thurs 7 Oct at the Brudenell Social Club. Exciting new collaboration conceived by comedian Adrian Edmondson featuring Martin Allcock from Fairport Convention, Troy Donockley, & violinist/vocalist Eimear Bradley. Expect punk era classics inspired by traditional music. Light Night: Sit Bach & Enjoy Fri 8 Oct, 5 – 10pm a at Howard Assembly R Room, Grand Theatre. Five o outstanding musicians p play Bach in a unique performance installation. p
Acoustic Revolution weekly Sat Open Mic Nights, 7.30 – 11.45pm at The Adelphi, Hunstlet Rd. LS10.
KRS-One Tues 5 Oct at Leeds University Union. Known for his furiously political & socially conscious raps, he is a manifestation of hip hop culture.
Crystal Fighters Fri 1 Oct from 10pm at Nation of Shopkeepers. Fast dance music with Basque instruments, synthesizers & voices.
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................................................................................................................................................................................................... Raise the Roof Fifth Birthday Festival Fri 8 Oct, 9pm – 5am at The West Indian Centre, Chapeltown Rd. A heady mix of performing & visual arts & local bands & DJs. Details: www.myspace. com/raisetheroofevents.
Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser: Liz Reynolds, Amelia Orgill, Pippa Lloyd, Carrie Flower, Ridley Barbet Thurs 21 Oct. 8 – 11pm at Royal Park Cellars, Hyde Park. £3.50. Details:www.coppafeel.org.uk
Houston Symphony Orchestra, Ladies Of Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Sat 9 Oct, 7.30pm at Leeds Town Hall.
Arrested Development Thurs 21 Oct, The Wardrobe. Laid back, funky, worldconscious hip-hopsters who took the world by storm in mid-90s.
Corinne Bailey Rae Sun 10 Oct, 02 Academy, Leeds. Pippa Lloyd Wed 13 Oct, Bar SixtyToo, 62 Town St, Horsforth
Murcof Thurs 14 Oct, Howard Assembly Room at The Grand Theatre. Minimalist from Mexico. Intense electronic patterns providing a platform for beautiful melodies. Jim Jones Revue Thurs 14 Oct, Brudenell Social Club. Super-charged back-to-basics 50’s rock’n’roll. British Sea Power Fri 15 Oct, Brudenell Social Club People In Jars + Master and the Mule Fri 15 Oct, 8 – 10pm at Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. Detroit Social Club Sat 16 Oct, The Faversham. Most retro sounding band in the UK Indie Charts. Foxes & Convicts: Secret Sirens, This Many Boyfriends & Lucasz Zabloki Wed 20 Oct at Milo, 10 Call Lane. From 8pm, free
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Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman Sun 24 Oct, 7.30pm at The Grand Theatre. Details: 0844 848 2701, leedsgrandtheatre.com Ragz, Alex Quinn Mon 25 Oct, Oporto, Call lane, Leeds. 8pm. Free. Roots: Duncan McFarlane Band Fri 29 Oct. Classy English folk, ‘hugely entertaining, lively & very infectious!’ 8pm at New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. O’Hooley & Heidi Tidow Sun 31 Oct, 7pm at All Hallows Church, Hyde Park. New ‘chamber folk’ duo with ex Unthanks member Belinda O’Hooley. Tickets from Jumbo Records or £8 on door
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OXJAM ROCKS ON IN LEEDS Oxjam is a month-long music festival with events running throughout October, up and down the country, in aid of Oxfam. The great thing about it is that it’s organized by local people who know and love their local music scene – so you can be sure the event in Leeds this year will be splendid! One Leeds Oxjam event is on 17th October at The Well and will feature some fantastic local talent. There will be two stages and over 25 acts, including Hannah Trigwell, Hayley Gaftarnick, Tag Team Preacher, Secret Sirens, Albert Ross & the Otters, Leodis, March of Dimes and many more. Along with plenty of music lovers, there’ll also be an auction and a raffle. All proceeds will go to Oxfam, and Leeds Indie Radio will be there to cover it all. Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com cket Oxjam Leeds, 17th October, The Well, Chorley Lane, LS3, 1-11pm.
THE LCM SAXOPHONE FESTIVAL FEATURES TWO WORLD CLASS GREATS Leeds College of Music presents a rare opportunity to hear two legendary giants of the saxophone in a weekend of masterclasses and concerts on 29th/ 30th October at The Venue. Peter King (alto sax) and Jerry Bergonzi (tenor) are amongst the best sax players not just of this era, but of all time. Jerry’s music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, awesome technique and lyricism. He worked with Dave Brubeck for a number of years, and has recorded with Gerry Mulligan, Hal Galper, Eddie Gomez, Bill Evans, Dave Santoro and Steve Swallow, to name but a few. Peter King has been a major influence on the British Jazz scene. He performed at the opening of Ronnie Scott’s Club when he was just 19. Now concentrating on his work as a solo artist, he has played with numerous musical legends, from Tony Bennett to James Brown, Lauren Bacall to Marlene Dietrich. He is also known as a featured soloist and Musical Director/Arranger for the Charlie Watts Quintet. Call the Box Office on 0113 222 3434 for full details and tickets: two masterclasses and two concerts £35; one masterclass and concert £18. Individual concerts £14 and individual workshops £12, or visit www.lcm.ac.uk/concert-season northleedslife.co.uk | October 2010 45
SOUND & VISION | FILM REVIEWS
By Brendan Campbell
SCOTT PILGRIM V THE WORLD
Directed by: Edgar Wright Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman
Directed by: Phillip Noyce Starring: Angelina Jolie, Live Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel is hip, vibrant and tremendous fun. A dizzying mash up of old school video games, comic book aesthetics and rock ‘n’ roll wrapped in a romantic comedy. Cera stars as Scott, an early twenty-something living a slacker lifestyle in Toronto and playing bass in his band, The Sex Bob-Omb. Scott is dating a high school girl named, fabulously, Knives Chow, much to the derision of his band mates and sister. All bets are off for this fledgling, non-physical romance, however, when Scott encounters and immediately becomes besotted with the foxy, super cool Ramona Flowers…… (cue Bob Dylan song). He attempts to impress her with obscure trivia about Pac Man and, learning she’s a courier, orders a book at random from Amazon so she’ll deliver it to his house. Scott’s affections are tentatively reciprocated but Ramona informs him that in order to win her love he must first defeat her seven evil exes. Known as ‘The League of Evil Exes’ they’re super-powered former boyfriends (and one girl from Ramona’s experimental phase) intent on destroying Scott Pilgrim. To lend some superhero gravitas, ex number three is played by Brandon Routh who was the Man of Steel in Bryan Singers fairly dismal Superman Returns. Here, his superhuman powers are derived from the moral superiority of veganism. The Sex Bob-Omb are competing in a battle of the bands presided over by the head of The League, Gideon Graves. It’s at these gigs where most of the showdowns occur – choreographed, effects-heavy martial arts sequences that resemble arcade game classics like Street Fighter. The music’s pretty good, too, with The Sex Bob-Omb’s tunes composed by Beck and Broken Social Scene, Frank Black and T Rex elsewhere on the soundtrack. The film features wry pop culture references and solid comic performances. Yeah, Michael Cera’s working that awkward geek thing again but at least here he also gets to kick some ass. Most of the laughs belong to Kieran Culkin as Scott’s cool, gay roommate. It all makes for an exhilarating, visually inventive and chucklesome experience.
This mildly entertaining but ultimately disappointing thriller has Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a C.I.A agent who is forced to go on the run after being outed as a Russian spy by a defector she’s interrogating. Apparently, her mission is to assassinate the Russian prime minister. This is quite a shock to everyone, especially Salt, who seems to have completely forgotten she’s part of an elite, highly trained spy program which has infiltrated American life and remained undercover for years. The trailer pitched this as a sort of female Bourne vehicle but the film is a long way off achieving that kind of quality. The title role was originally intended for Tom Cruise, which makes sense when you see the amount of running Jolie has to do. Ever noticed how much that toothy Thetan runs, in almost every film he’s running all over the shop. He can barely make it through two lines of dialogue without breaking into a gallop. For a sprint-heavy action movie he’d be a shoe in, but then they went and did a gender switch on the main character. I’m glad they did as I find Jolie much easier to watch than Cruise who kinda freaks me out ever since I saw a video of him talking about scientology (yikes!). Though competently handled, it’s fairly run-of-themill Hollywood action-thriller fare, wildly implausible with ridiculous action set pieces. Aside from the odd decent chase sequence there’s not a great deal to recommend Salt. I hope the hinted at sequel fails to materialise.
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Mafia II BBFC 18 Xbox 360/ PS3/PC
Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope with the central character of their film.
In Mafia II, 2K’s Czech development studio invites players to take on the role of Vito Scaletta, a down-on-hisluck hoodlum who finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Following a short stint with the American Army, Vito returns home to learn that in Empire Bay his reputation as a war hero can go a long way in certain
lines of work… Mafia II features a fabulously realised vision of post war America. Empire Bay is a city teeming with life and people go about their business in a way which has rarely been so convincing. Unlike in games like GTA, the city itself changes with the years and each passing season. Supported by a strong script and fabulous voice acting, Mafia II does a tremendous job of representing movies it is clearly been inspired by, and whilst not as classy as the Godfather or as Glitzy as Casino, it certainly makes for an enjoyable, challenging and violent romp. For adults only. The inevitable tie in to Disney/Pixar’s latest Toy Story movie has finally arrived on home consoles, and Pixel Junkies have been invited to find out what the fuss is about.
FILM MADE IN POTTING SHED WINS AWARD! The animated short film The Astronomer’s Sun recently beat a strong shortlist of contenders to take the inaugural Northern Futures Award in the film category. This stunning film was actually made in a potting shed in Ilkley! It was animated frame by frame with stop motion puppets, with special effects made by using a combination of optical, hand-drawn and digital processes. It marks the directorial debut of Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope, and was produced by David Bunting and Peter Kershaw of Duchy Parade Film, Harrogate, on the Digital Shorts scheme run by Screen Yorkshire in partnership with Channel 4 and The UK Film Council.
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The film was also nominated for Best Short Film in the Public Choice category in the British Animation Awards earlier this year, and was shown at The Seattle International Film Festival, The Canadian Film Centre Worldwide Short Film Festival, the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Half-heartedness is the theme throughout Toy Story 3, with many missed opportunities and ‘also ran’ levels which you have seen and done a thousand times before. Despite this, the game is colourful and features all your kids’ favourite characters, so should represent good value for the under twelve age group.
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCADE FIRE – THE SUBURBS
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By now you’ve probably heard how great this new record from Arcade Fire is. Three albums in, the band is sustaining the momentum that began in 2004 with the their stunning debut, Funeral. In this age of the download, it’s refreshing to see a band using the album format to work thematically, while the songs stand alone as rock/pop gems. Taken as a whole, the cumulative emotional impact of the albums produced by this unique group is undeniably impressive. Funeral was a work born out of personal tragedy and loss. Despite, or perhaps because of this, the feel of the album was defiantly life affirming. It explored ideas of neighborhood and community, youth and age and resilience in the face of life’s trials and tribulations. The follow up, 2006’s Neon Bible, was an even weightier affair, permeated with millennial angst and a sense of apocalyptic foreboding.
By Brendan Campbell
With The Suburbs, the band has returned to the more nostalgic mood of their first release. The idea is of the suburbs as the place one spends their youth longing to escape from, waiting for life to begin. The reflective tone of the songwriting here recasts the suburban setting as a time and place infused with magic and poetry, the world beyond vast and full of promise. Fans of the band will be pleased to see that they’ve lost none of their ambition or sense of drama. By turns wistful, mournful and joyous, the songs on offer here suggest a longing to return to the innocence of childhood while unflinchingly tackling life head on. The disarmingly jaunty piano riff of the opening title track belies the subtle poignancy of the lyrics and segues into the coiled spring agitation of Ready to Start. It’s nice to see the band giving a respectful nod to The Boss on the Springsteen influenced Modern Man and City With No Children. Elsewhere, the deceptive orchestral intro to Empty Room gives way to thunderous,
punky cacophony, echoed in Month of May. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) sees the unexpected adoption of elements of electronica. One of many highlights is the soaring Rococo, initially expressing disdain for ‘the modern kids’ it emerges as a paean to age, decay and regeneration. The album works as a kind of song cycle with lyrical and musical motifs subsiding and returning throughout. It ends with a reprise of the opening song, giving one the sense of the completion of an epic journey and returning home. Many have said that in The Suburbs, Arcade Fire have crafted a modern masterpiece and reached a career high point. Clocking in at just over an hour and spanning sixteen tracks, the album is surprisingly free of filler and the emotional intensity and consummate musicianship is maintained throughout. Another brilliant offering from a band that remain streets ahead of their contemporaries. If you count David Bowie among your fans you must be doing something right. Photo courtesy of Merge Records
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LUCY WATMOUGH JOINS LINE UP FOR VARIETY EVENING AT KING’S HALL Following a sensational performance at the Last Night of the Proms Concert in Harrogate, where she performed with tenor Alfie Boe, Lucy Watmough, the 19 year old soprano from Otley, will be performing in a star studded variety show on 21st October at The King’s Hall, Ilkley. The evening will also feature Jimmy Cricket, international violinist Gary Lovini, award-winning magician and juggler Andrew van Buren, Ian Shuttleworth, and the Upstagers Theatre Group. Lucy will be singing a selection of songs for all ages and will be leading the finale at the end of the evening. “This is the first variety-type show that I have been involved with” Lucy told us. “I am very much looking forward to performing to a new audience and have chosen songs which I hope will span the years and appeal to all ages.” All proceeds will be donated to the restoration of The King’s Hall and Winter Garden. Tickets range from £17 - £23 and can be bought from the Ilkley Visitor Centre: 01943 602319. For more information on what Lucy is up to, visit her website at www.lucywatmough.co.uk
OCTOBER AT OTLEY COURTHOUSE Contraband Gypsy Swing Trio, Fri 1 Oct, 8pm, £9/£7 in adv, £10/£8 on door. Tribute to the music of Stephane Grappelli and Django Rheinhardt. Oxjam, Sat 2 Oct, £7. Rosie Doonan, Gary Stewart & others play in aid of Oxfam. Le Vent du Nord (in association with Saltaire Live), Fri 8 Oct, 8pm, £12.50/£11 in adv, £13.50/£12 on door. One of the leading names in Quebecois traditional music, full of energy & skill. A Blood Wedding in Wensleydale: North Country Theatre, Sat 9 Oct, 7.30pm, £8/£6. Lorca’s famous Spanish tale of feuding families re-set in the farming communities of the Yorkshire Dales. Young People’s WordsFest, Sun 10 Oct, 2pm6pm, £5. Workshop sessions for children including invent a computer game, write song lyrics & try graffiti.
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A FABULOUS FAMILY CONCERT SEASON Leeds International Concert Seasonâ€™s new programme for families includes Scottish traditional music, classical song and chill-out jazz! Sunday afternoon concerts at The Carriageworks, feature musicians who specialise in performing for young people and there are plenty of opportunities to participate. Most suitable for ages 3 â€“ 9, but everyone is welcome. On Sunday 3rd October, Haywood and Grime discover the joy of Scottish folk music. The Wonderful World of Song on Sunday 7th November features Schubert, Britten, Vaughan-Williams and more. On 23rd January, the Fell Clarinet Quartet will take you on a musical journey around the world. The final concert features Pure Brass on 20th February. Tickets ÂŁ6 adults/ ÂŁ4 children available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801. Book all four concerts and save 20%. Further information www.leedsconcertseason.com or 0113 247 8336.
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MEDI-EVIL MAYHEM! Dare you visit the Royal Armouries this half term? Between 10am and 5pm from 23rd – 31st October you can gallop back in time and experience a range of terrifying, exciting and fascinatingly fun activities. Join in with historical Halloween activities for the whole family ... if you’re brave enough! Admission to the museum is free, but some activities carry a small charge. Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999.
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“Having lost nine stone in the last five months through the LighterLife diet I needed to start swimming again to maintain the weight loss and get fit”, Said Stuart. “From playing rugby at school I am aware of the terrible impact spinal cord injuries can have, so combing the two made perfect sense.” This is the first time Stuart has undertaken the Aspire Channel Swim. Whilst it will be hard work, he anticipates huge personal benefits. Your donations will make a huge difference to those living with spinal injury. Four people sustain a spinal cord injury every day and are told that they may never walk again. Aspire provides essential services such as accessible housing, grants, IT facilities and practical support. If you would like to support Stuart, please donate online at www.justgiving. com/Stuart-Leach. For more info, visit www.aspirechannelswim.co.uk or call 0800 0370 880
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