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CONTENTS Readers Letters News from Your Councillors Community Notices Police Update Where Have all the Weavers Gone? Slanjayvah Goes ‘Crazy’ Treat Yourself – Go North! Garden Round Up Sound & Vision Headingley Festival Music Listings Younger Life Free Tickets to Parent & Baby Show

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

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

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Readers Letters .................................................................................................................................................................................................... Our 50th client!

Legislation at Last!

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

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

Good news! We now have new laws on shared houses. They won’t solve all our problems, but they give the Council new powers over HMOs. When Leeds HMO Lobby was set up ten years ago, its main aim was to get a change in the law. Nearly all housing development needs planning permission. One of the few that didn’t was HMOs. Any landlord could buy a house and turn it into a shared house or HMO. This is why we have so many in and around Headingley – over five thousand! With the best will in the world, there was nothing the Council could do. Leeds HMO Lobby set out to bring all the local community associations together. We linked up with groups in other towns that had similar Richard Greenwood problems - not only university Ovenu, 07912 870552 towns, but also seaside and market towns. For years, the government Location, Location, Location turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to what we were saying. But in the end, they had to respond, and in I would just like to point out that in your article on YourStudentHomes. 2008 they commissioned a report. Surprise, surprise, this said there was com (April 2010, page 06 Headingley Life – ‘Letting Agent Found Guilty’), a problem! Last year the government held a it states that the letting agent is based consultation on what to do about in Headingley. This is incorrect as they are a Hyde Park- based agency. HMOs. They expected three hundred responses – they got nearly Whilst this may seem a minor error a thousand! Four out of five were I feel it is an important one to bring from residents. And, over seventy to the forefront in light of the level of councils responded. Universities, anti-landlordism in Headingley. students and landlords opposed us, Richard Tyler M Williams. but their response was negligible. Headingley Over 90% of those who responded Leeds HMO Lobby ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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could enjoy the woods. The work will start later this year. In addition, the Friends will hold their annual Bluebell Walk on Sunday 9th May at 2pm. Meet at the Hall Lane entrance as usual. Further events are planned for later in the year, including a Treasure Hunt or similar in August and a Bat Watch in September. They are producing a new newsletter which will have more details of all these events.

Friends of Hunger Hills Woods were recently awarded a grant of £20,000 by Horsforth Town Council, with a further £15,000 from Horsforth’s Leeds City Councillors for surfacing the perimeter paths in the woods. One of the main aims of the Friends when they were founded was to To receive a copy, either provide better, all-weather call 0113 258 3140 or email access so that more people leelanefarm@hotmail.com ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) ............................................. Leeds-based charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service, aims to teach the world how to deal with debt problems! Established in 1993, it is the UK’s leading debt charity, helping 40,000 people with debt problems every month. So successful is the model,

that it has been replicated in other parts of the world, including Malaysia and Singapore. CCCS offers help with all debt problems, including budgeting, maximising income, repayments plans and insolvency. The advice offered is always in the best interests of the client. And, it’s free, with funding being provided by the creditors, who pay a proportion of the money they receive in repayment plans. In addition to the Leeds

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Wonderful news – the appeal to restore the Adel Parish Church Bell Tower reached its target and repairs were completed in time to ring out their message on Easter Day. The whole community and supporters are invited to celebrate a job well done (on time and on budget!) at a Thanksgiving Service in Church on Thursday, 27th May, 7.30pm, with the Bishop of Knaresborough, James Bell.

Established in 1993, it is the UK’s leading debt charity, helping 40,000 people with debt problems every month. So successful is the model, that it has been replicated in other parts of the world, including Malaysia and Singapore.

John Hartley, Appeal Chairman said: “Thanks go to the wider parish community for this magnificent achievement and their generous donations; to the rector, Revd Dr Ian White, The Parochial Church Council and church members, in particular the Social and Appeal Committees who have been magnificent in planning and managing events. There was terrific support from Adel Association, Perennial at York Gate Garden, Adel History Group, Leeds City Council and local Councillors, The Headley Trust (Sainsbury Family), Sir George

office, which employs over 600 people, the charity has nine other centres. Although face-to-face counselling is available in all, the majority of clients are counselled by phone, although online counselling is becoming increasingly popular. You can contact CCCS via its free helpline 0800 138 1111 (Mon Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm) pm) or online at www.cccs.co.uk/ ccs.co.uk/ debtremedy. dy.

Martin Trust and Leeds eeds College off Music Community Wind Orchestra. The Appeal launched in June last year raised the necessary funds in an incredibly short time. It is clear that this remarkable church is cherished by a very broad community.” For further information, please contact John Hartley, Chairman, Adel Parish Church Bell Tower Appeal telephone 0113 2817461 or johnhartley@flyfishing. fsnet.co.uk, or visit www. adelstjohnchurch.org.uk


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

Councillor Barry Anderson Adel & Cookridge Playing Pitches – Tinshill Recreation Ground Leisure Services recently updated me on the situation with pitches. Apparently the weather, combined with defective draining considerably delayed things. Final works to Pitch 2 were carried out over Easter at the contractor’s cost. Unfortunately they cannot guarantee that the pitches will always remain free of water logging. To ensure that playable pitches were available at all times, it has not been possible to construct Pitch 6, whilst constructing 3, 4 and 5. It is hoped to have completed Pitch 6 by the end of the year.

In order to deliver key objectives, a transport strategy for Leeds should focus on: Increasing radial public transport capacity to access the city centre and opportunities to access the ‘rim’ areas by public transport; increasing orbital highway capacity and accommodating more local trips by sustainable modes.

Previous Local Transport Plans (LTP) (2001-2011) saw significant investment in West Yorkshire’s transport network. This one will set out a longer term strategy, based on priority challenges in the future, including: Reducing emissions; reducing productive time lost whilst travelling Transport for Leeds and improving access to Study education, skills and jobs; improving the experience The study is based on of public transport travel data collected from users; supporting and road, rail and bus users. influencing sustainable Forecasts show that housing growth; enabling there would be a further and encouraging the deterioration in air quality; use of more ‘active’ congestion would occur travel modes (walking, over longer periods of the cycling and public day, and be focused in the transport); improving city centre, along the inner links between and within ring road, radial routes neighbourhoods and connecting to it and at ensuring that people can various locations along the travel safely. outer ring road. .............................................................................................

Forecasts show that there would be a further deterioration in air quality

A Message from Horsforth Town Council

............................................................................................ ur town is surrounded by a sea of daffodils and crocus. These are slowly giving way to colourful hanging baskets and flower beds, tended by various groups and individuals. The Horsforth in Bloom team is looking for volunteers so, in this Year of the Volunteer, be sure to get in touch if you have time to spare. The Town clerk can give you contact details

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There’s a busy summer ahead for the Town Council, beginning with the Annual Town Meeting on 12th May. All Horsforth residents are invited to St Margaret’s Parish Centre to hear Town Councillors report on the work that the Council has carried out during the past year. May 19th is the date of the Council’s Annual General Meeting when the Chair of Council, Vice Chair and Treasurer are elected from current councillors. Committee members are also agreed at this meeting. This meeting s also at St Margaret’s Parish Centre and is open to all. . The Town Council will be supporting the Annual Sports Day, as well as the weekends of Hope Workshops in the park and the Annual Gala. We look forward to our young people being able to use the newly refurbished Old Library building. And, we expect the first of the new seats to be placed outside the Old Library, on Town Street. Thank you to everyone who is working hard to make Horsforth’s Summer very special! Jude Arbuckle Chair Horsforth Town Council.

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................................................... Local councillors have responded to an appeal from the 13th St Margaret’s Brownie Unit in Horsforth to help repair their headquarters. Following a recent safety inspection it was discovered that the building would need completely rewiring at a cost of £3,000. Despite their best efforts the group struggled to raise enough money for the rewiring and the retiling of their leaking roof. Councillors have agreed to give £3,000 towards the cost of the repairs from area committee funds.

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Andrew Barker came up with the idea for the concert after seeing the choir perform at another event. He and Councillors Cleasby and Townsley donated £650 towards the event, which included tea and sandwiches during the interval. The Mixed Voice Choir recently won commendations at the Harrogate and Rothwell Competitive Music Awards.

Councillors Barker, Cleasby and Townsley donated £650 towards the event

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of its clubhouse. Yarnbury has over 200 junior players, many whom attend local schools. The clubhouse is regularly used by local charities for fundraising events. For some time members had been raising funds to redecorate a smaller lounge so it too could be used, but there was a £5,000 shortfall. This has now been picked up by the North West Outer Area Committee’s wellbeing fund. “This club is well used by the community for all kinds of events”, said Councillor Chris Townsley. “I have actually booked their large function room for my 40th wedding anniversary! Getting the smaller lounge redecorated is of major importance for the club as they will be able to bring in some much needed revenue from hiring it out. We are pleased to provide support so work can be completed during the off season.”

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..................................................................... The Mixed Voice Choir, a 70-strong choir based in North Leeds, performed for Horsforth Live at Home scheme users, volunteers and staff at Lister Hill Baptist Church Hall on 7th April, thanks to a donation from local councillors.

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

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

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

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his year Soroptomist International of Leeds marks 80 years of voluntary community service. The Mayor and members of Soroptimists in Dortmund, Germany, will be on hand to help them celebrate in style!

families and communities. Together with other Yorkshire SI clubs, SI Leeds is supporting Soroptimists in Zimbabwe, providing essential help to families in a difficult economic and political climate. Working closely with SI Bulawayo, the Leeds club’s particular focus is to support the education of girls.

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

Various events have been organised over the third weekend in April to mark the achievements of SI Leeds since its inception in 1930. The club is one of almost 3,000 in 125 countries, For more information about where professional women give SI Leeds, please go to www.soroptimist-gbi.co.uk/leeds their time, skills and experience to projects which enhance the status of women and support children, ....................................................................................................................................................................................................


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11 what would make a positive impact on your lives in Adel and come to our meetings and tell us. Volunteer your time, as all too often just a handful of people take responsibility for making things happen or not as the case may be. Right now we are still in stopping mode – namely stopping David Wilson Homes from winning their appeal against the Council decision to disallow their proposal to build 72 houses off Church Lane, opposite

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t strikes me that our Association, like similar bodies around this city, spends an inordinate amount of time attempting to block developments of one kind or another. It is important that we counterbalance this with focussing on what we want to see more of in our communities. In Adel there is currently an attempt to create a garden in Sir George Martin Drive, and we have got a listing for the Reformatory at Eastmoor. We need to see more examples of initiatives that will improve the quality of life in our community. Ask yourselves

Adel Church. Similar Council decisions have been overturned by anonymous inspectors from Bristol who clearly have no links with our community and who tend to respond to national government requirements.

David Wilson Homes will obviously be employing very expensive barristers to argue their case. Working alongside our Council will be volunteers from Adel who will help to make the case to the inspector. We need all the help we can get for this project. Remember the appeal is heard over a 5 – 6 day period starting May 26th and most of us have other jobs. David Wilson Homes, unlike other developers in the past, have steadfastly refused to discuss their proposals at an open meeting, on site or with the Adel Association. I wonder why! We have one more meeting before this appeal – on Thursday 20th May, please come along. Keep in touch will all developments and events at our website www. adelassociation.org.uk Barrie Hopson Chairman Adel Association

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Cookridge & Horsforth U3A Introduces More New Groups

The ancient tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ will take place on Sunday 9th May, starting at 9am from Adel Stables, Back Church Lane. This is a circular walk of 15 miles ending back at Adel Stables at about 4.30pm for tea. This is a lovely walk and you can join it for just a short section if you like.

The University of the Third Age in Cookridge and Horsforth has new groups and short courses starting each month. This group is now in its second year, with membership approaching 220.

The walk follows the Meanwood Valley Trail from Stairfoot Lane to the Ring Road, passing Adel Seven Arches, then takes the west boundary footpaths to Paul’s Pond. You can expect to be at Golden Acre Café by 12 noon. The next section, via Bank Top, gives great views across Wharfedale and around Eccup Reservoir. Walkers and dogs are welcome. For a map and details, please contact Val Crompton on 0113 225 9142.

New courses in Art Appreciation, Basic Gardening, Beginners’ Bridge, Philosophy, and Talking Italian, plus a lively Discussion Group, have been introduced recently. Other interest groups continue to thrive, and the demand for family history is so great that there are now three groups!

There is a waiting list to learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. The monthly meetings, held in Cookridge Village Hall on the last Monday each month, also attract large audiences. Future topics include Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Exercise for the over 50s, The Geology of Leeds, and Forensic Science. For further information, please call 0755 308 6399 or visit www.u3asites.org.uk/ cookridge


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Free for charities, churches, social clubs & non-profit community groups ................................................................................................................................................................................................... are never too old or too Leeds Area Disabled Hall, Moseley Wood ACTIVE young to join in. Details: Lane, 9.30am. Walks, Swimming Club approx. 6/8 miles, graded Sue.megson@sky.com Recovering from a stroke Abbey Runners according to difficulty. or other condition where Tues, 7.45pm, Adel Horsforth Fellandale New members welcome. swimming could help? Memorial Hall, Church Details: Shirley 267 9452 Running Club This is a friendly, safe Lane, for local run trains every Wed, environment where & Thurs, 7.30pm at Dalesbus Ramblers usually on Otley Chevin. you can swim & start Leeds Met Beckett Park Free guided walks in Runners of all abilities to feel confident again. campus for coached track the Yorkshire Dales on welcome. Details: Andy New members welcome. sessions. All standards of Sundays. Accessible by on 258 5691, secretary@ Mon 7 - 8pm, Holt Park runner welcome. Details: public transport, incl. fellandale.com Leisure Centre. Details: www.abbeyrunners.co.uk DalesBus services 800, Ruth 275 7825, Sara 287 820 & 870 which link Horsforth Harriers 6250. Adel Bowling Club North Leeds with the welcome runners Tues, The Club is a section Dales on Sun & Bank Leeds Contra Dance Club 7pm, Cricket Pavilion, of Adel War Memorial Hols. Details: Steve Hall Park. Training Headingley Parish Hall, Sports & Social Club & 07982 764 857, www. groups for all abilities. St Michael’s Rd. LS6. 2nd the green is next door dalesbusramblers.org.uk Details: Marc 07968 & 4th Tues of month, to Adel Church. New 712055, Hilary 250 5673, 8 – 10.30pm. Live band! members, experienced or Farsley Celtic Badminton www.horsforthharriers. No partner/experience beginners, very welcome. Club Mon 8pm, Farsley co.uk required. Newcomers Details: Phil Hynes Celtic Football Club. welcome. Details: Liz 284 267 6152. Players of all ages Horsforth St Margaret’s 3282 www.leedscontra. welcome. Details: Derek Junior Football Club freeuk.com Adel Cricket Club is looking for players for 259 0668. is looking for new senior its U13s team. Details: Leeds Half Marathon players of any ability for Hall Park Cricket Club Steve Hughes 07951 Sun 9th May. Run for St the 2010 season. Details: Family orientated club 443998. Gemma’s & help keep the Tom adelcc@hotmail. welcomes new players of hospice running. Details: co.uk, Andrew all ages & social members Leeds 10k – Places 0113 218 5570 www.st07881 1464777. who enjoy all aspects of Available. Would you gemma.co.uk. cricket. Cricket Pavilion like to take part in the Badminton Anyone? available for functions. Leeds Morris Men Jane Tomlinson’s ‘Run Friendly badminton club Details: Trevor on 258 for All’ on Sun 4th July & Practice Thurs, 7.45 looking for experienced 6283. 9.45pm at Notre Dame raise money for the Bone players. Fri 7.30-9.30pm Sixth Form College, St. Cancer Research Trust? at Trinity & All Saint’s Holt Park Bowls Club Run it, walk it, wheel it, Mark’s Avenue, LS6. College, Horsforth. A super sport for all the New members welcome. hop it!! It’s entirely your Details: Sylvia 259 0113, family. In Summer, what choice. 0113 2621852 / Details: Brian 278 1787. Graham on 258 4532 better than to be out in david.fisher@bcrt.org.uk. www.bcrt.org.uk. the fresh air bowling with Cookridge Rambling friends or competing in Club meets Sun in car a friendly league. You park at Cookridge Village

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Leeds YHA Walking Group organises walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 20-74. Try before joining. Details: Stephen 368 0417, www.leedsyha.org.uk The Midnight Walk! Sat 15 May. Visit www. leedsmidnightwalk. co.uk to register for St Gemma’s ladies only 6 or 12 mile sponsored walk. Starts & ends at Leeds Rugby training ground, Kirkstall Rd. Fabulous warm up event & live entertainment. Details: 218 5570, laurar@stgemma.co.uk National Trust (Leeds & District) All NT members welcome. Thriving organisation with almost 400 members. Outings to places of historic interest, holidays & monthly walks. Details: Pam 258 8178. Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall at Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & members of wider community welcome. Details: Tony Magee 267 3728, baylis365@ btinternet.com. 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. All abilities welcome, no partner necessary. £2.50 incl. refreshments. Details: 269 1791, pathynes001@ tiscali.co.uk Social Dance at Yarnbury Jive & ballroom Tues, 8 – 10pm at Yarnbury Rugby Club, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth. All welcome! The Tuesday Club Dance the night away at The Village Hotel, Otley Old Rd, LS16, 8–11pm. Great atmosphere & DJ. Over 25s. Smart dress. Only £3.50. Details: Reg 01274 771285/ 07939 959400. Yarnbury Angling Club Matches 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Details: Adrian Addy 07956 964713. Yorkshire Dales Sponsored Walk Sat 5 June the Rugger Ramble in aid of St. Gemma’s Hospice. 13 mile walk starting 9am

13 at Wharfedale Rugby Club near Grassington. Refreshments provided & food avail. at end. T-shirt, goody bag & certiďŹ cate for participants. Details: 0113 218 5570 or visit www.st-gemma.co.uk.

ARTS & CRAFTS Annual Spring Plant Sale Fri 14 May 10am – 8pm & Sat 15 May 9am – 2pm, Bramhope Methodist Church. Wide selection of bedding plants, tomato plants, plus potted plants & beautiful baskets which can be purchased or ordered for June delivery. Birds in Chinese Art An exhibition by members of the Chinese Brush Painters’ Society until 30th Jun, Lotherton Hall, Aberford LS25. All paintings for sale. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks.co.uk. Bramhope Arts Club holding its open air exhibition (weather permitting!!), Golden Acre Park Sat 29 & Sun n 30 May. Lots of originall paintings to view & buy. y. 10am – 4pm. Hope to see you there!

workshops, incl. painting tigers in this Year of the Tiger, on 15 & 16 May, Pool Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, 10am – 4pm. Sat 5 June Nick Hornigold will run a workshop on meticulous painting. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, mail@cbpsyorks,co.uk Farsley & District Art Club Mons & Weds, 7:30pm & Thurs 2pm for drawing & painting in studios in Westroyd Park, New St, Farsley. Club also hosts expert demonstrations, workshops, critiques & exhibitions. New members welcome. Details: www. farsleyartclub.org.uk. Flower Arranging Classes at Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, 1st Thurs of month (except Jan & Aug), 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Details: Kath Hall 275 2436, kaybeehall@talktalk. net

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Horsforth Arts & Crafts Society meets Wed, 7.30pm, The Studio, 15 Back Lane, Horsforth. 19th May: demo of mixed media techniques. Daytime sessions Tues & Thurs for painting, wooodcarving, stonecarving & printmaking. Spring Exhibition continues 1st – 3rd May, 10am – 5pm. New members & visitors welcome. Details: 01535 601633, 0113 2590259, has@grant1.f9.co.uk

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Horsforth Photographic Club Meets Wed, 7.30pm at Stanhope Drive Youth Centre. Varied programme. New Members welcome. Details: rjoyful@yahoo. com Life Drawing Friendly group of artists of all levels of experience meets regularly in Adel. Summer sessions on Tues, choice of morning, afternoon & evening groups. Details: Bob 0113 230 1761, bandlisle@ ntlworld.com

COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Bramhope Farmers’ Market Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, 9am, 2nd Sat of month. Home baking, organic

Stall holders wanted for Green Fair St Matthew’s Church, Wood Lane, LS7. 12 June 11am-3 pm. Craft stalls, refreshments, cake-stall, drum circle, puppet workshop, live music, raffle, info on green living, children’s games. Stalls £15 or £10 for own table, community or charity stalls. 50p entry, accompanied children free. Details: ComHallBookings@AOL. com Headingley Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of each month, The Rose Garden in front of The Arc, North Lane. 9am – 12.30pm. Leeds Horticultural Society Annual Plant & Coffee Morning Sat 8 May, 9.30 – 11.30am, St Chad’s Centre, Otley Road. Adm £1 incl. refreshments. Quality plants, homemade cakes Details: 225 0030 Indoor Car Boot Sale Sat 1 May & Sat 5 June, 10am – 1pm at St Gemma’s Hospice, Harrogate Rd, Moortown. Entry by donation. Details: 0113 218 5565.

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Leeds Ladies Coffee Club 6th May, Leeds Church Institute, New Market St, Leeds at 10.30am. Talk entitled ‘Fire at Windsor Castle’ by Don Metcalf. Plant Market Sat 15 May, 11am – 4pm Paxton Horticultural Society, Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane. They will be joined by other horticultural groups to offer quality plants at reasonable prices. Tombola & refreshments. Free admission. Spring Open Day & Plant Fair Sun 23 May, Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary, Weetwood Lane. Stalls, games & refreshments. Sanctuary open daily 10 – 3pm. Guided tours Wed 11am. Next Pony Day Thurs 3 June. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158, www.hopepastures.org. Volunteers welcome for range of tasks – please contact phtrust@fsmail. net Table Top Sale Sat 15 May, Headingley Methodist Church (opp Arndale Centre), 10am– 12. Details & to book a table (£10), call Margaret on 257 6547. Vintage Fair Sat 29 & Sun 30 May, 10am – 4pm, St Gemma’s

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GROUPS Adel & District Horticultural Society meets every 2nd Mon, Sept-May at the Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane, 7.45pm. New members welcome. Details: Mrs Tarn Everett 261 3095. Adel Crag Community Assoc. keeps you informed about what is happening in your neighbourhood, with up-to-date information on local news, events etc. Details: Francis Garbutt 261 0846 www.acca.btik.com Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of the month at Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Far Headingley. On 5 May Diana Leeper gives a talk on ‘Faberge & The English Royal Collection’, & on 2 June it’s ‘Memoirs of a Famous Unknown Actor’ with David Wrightam. Details: Mrs M. Huntley 230 1584.

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May 2010

Adel YCA Meets 7.30pm at Adel Primary School, Tile Lane, Mon 10th May (Keith Barber) & 24th May (Andrew Dixon). Interesting programme, new members & visitors welcome. Details: Val Crompton 225 9142

British Federation of Women Graduates (Leeds) meets monthly, Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd. AGM is on 5 May & an informal evening get-together Sat 8 May. Details: 0113 262 4131, leedsawg@ntlworld. com

Aireborough Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tues 7pm, Rawdon Conservative Club. New members welcome. Details: 261 2139 beverley. harfield@ntlworld.com

Cat loving volunteers wanted! to join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed full support given. Details: www.feralcatwelfare.org. uk, feralcarwelfare@aol. com

Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs, 8.30pm, The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane. All welcome. Details: 391 0403, www.alwoodleymc. org.uk. Athill Women’s Institute Meets 1st Tues of month, Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting programme of speakers & enjoyable company. Visitors welcome (£2). Details: Margaret Whitaker 261 1969. Bramhope Bridge Club Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Mon 12.45 & 4.15pm & Tues & Thurs 7.15 – 10.15pm. Lessons for novices on Wed evenings. Details: Bob 225 7495 Bramhope Round Table Every 2nd Tues. Fun, friendship & fundraising (in that order!). All men between 18 & 45 welcome. Details: www. bramhoperoundtable. co.uk, info@ bramhope844.co.uk

Cookridge & Horsforth U3A 24th May: Jo Bentley, Exercise for Over 50s, 10.30am Cookridge Village Hall. Visitors welcome. Details: 07553 086399 Cookridge Camera Club Wed 7.30pm, Cookridge Village Hall, Green Lane/ Moseley Wood Lane junction. Excellent guest speakers & in-house competitions. New members welcome. Details: Stephen 268 7429. Cookridge Gardening Club Wed 19 May, 7.30pm, Cookridge Methodist Church Hall. Illustrated talk by Angela & Roger Henson on the gardens at Harlow Carr. All welcome. Members 50p, non-members £1. Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) fosters the musical &

15 artistic outreach of the Uni of Leeds. Membership open to all & regular activities arranged. Sun 16 May there will be a visit to Monk Fryston & Crathorne Halls. Details: 0113 343 2584, www. leeds.ac.uk/fuam Holt Park Residents’ Assoc. Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in the Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Leisure Centre. Details: 07799 422950, 07901 656886 or www. holtparktra.btik.com Horsforth in Bloom Would welcome more support from local businesses willing to enhance the town with floral displays. Details: Hilary 258 3521 hm.taylor1@ntlworld.com Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds, The Horsforth Club, New Road Side, 7.15pm & Thurs 1.30– 4.30pm. New members welcome. Details: Mike Bent 258 1580. Horsforth Photographic Society New Summer Walk Programme. Meet at Fink Hill car park, Wed 6.30pm, from 5 May. New members very welcome. Various indoor venues if wet. Details: rjoyful@yahoo.com Horsforth WI meets 3rd Mon of the month at St James’s Parish Centre, Low Lane, 7.30pm. Interesting speakers. Visitors

welcome. Details: Pat 258 7062, Christine on 258 9501. Kaleidoscope Social club for the mature (50 +) & unattached with a zest for life. Regular meetings & monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 2621455, 2612272, www. kaleidoscopeleeds.weebly. com Leeds Astronomical Society Observing sessions, The New Inn, Eccup LS16, Wed 5th & 19th May, & Fri 16th July. Arrive between 8.30 & 10pm. Details: www. leedsastronomy.org.uk, admin@leedsastronomy. org.uk Leeds Caledonians The Society for those with a Scottish pedigree or an interest in things Scottish warmly welcomes new members. AGM Tues 11 May. Come along & suggest themes for meetings & visits. Details: 0113 267 0424, www. leedscaledonians.org.uk Leeds Co-operative Members’ Group meets monthly for talks & outings. Details:kpm. coop@googlemail.com or 0113 216 8837

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May 2010

Leeds Horticultural Society 1st Tues of each month, St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd, 8pm. Improve your plant skills, learn from speakers. New members welcome Details: 225 0030.

Leeds Women’s Luncheon Club Meets 4th Wed of the month, 12.15pm, The Cosmopolitan (formerly Golden Lion), Swinegate, Leeds. Interesting speakers. Details: 0113 267 9316.

Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Meet at Muir Court, Sagar Place, off St Michael’s Rd, Headingley. Next meeting Mon 10 May, 7.30pm. All welcome. Details: Carmel Coles 275 6062. Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm. Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972.

Leeds Oxfam Group Meets Wed 5 May, 7.30pm, Leeds Civic Hall. Arranges events & activities across the city in support of Oxfam, including open meetings 1st Wed of each month. All welcome. Annual sponsored walk in the Dales Sat 5 June. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542. Leeds University Old Students’ Association Welcomes all former students of the Uni. AGM & a talk by Professor Mike Green on the Holy Land through Victorian eyes, with magic lantern slides, Wed 19 May, Devonshire Hall. Info: 0113 261 4564, gmroche@btinternet.com

Mercury Movie Makers meet Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. The club is for camcorder owners. Advice, regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 267 4868 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 & much more. Monthly social/new members night in North Leeds. Details: 0870 787 4425, www. leedsivc.org.uk The Tuesday Club Ladies’ Lunch Group Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Headingley, last Tues of month. Lunch at 12.30pm, followed by talk. Details: Heather Harrison 267 8437 hharrison578@ btinternet.com University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Visit to Doddington Hall, Thurs 13 May. Details: cadman. irving@gmail.com.

White Rose Ladies Speakers Club Farsley Library Community Room, Mon at 7.45pm. Next meetings 10 May (AGM) & 24 May. A friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, while having a lot of fun. Details: Sheila Wyatt 267 2062.

Gala Concert Sat 8 May, 7.30pm, St Stephen’s Church, Kirkstall. Feat. artistes from Opera North incl. Deborah Dales (Soprano), Joanna Gamble (Mezzo Soprano) & accompanist Graham Coatman. Tkts £5 incl. refreshments. Part of ‘Treasures Revealed’ Week 2010.

Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome.

‘Generations’ Relaunch of community choir. Tues 3.30 – 4.45pm at Cookridge Methodist Church, Tinshill Rd. Organised by OPAL. Everyone Welcome.

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Horsforth Recorded Music Society Wed 5 May: ‘The Forgotten Rite’, Gary Midgley presents the life & music of John Ireland, Wed 19 May AGM followed by music. 7.30pm, The Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth. Details: Tony Rawnsley 250 4427

Copenhagen People’s Choir & Amici Singers Tues 11 May, 7.30pm, St Stephen’s Church, Kirkstall. Free with retiring collection for Christian Aid. Details: Kenneth Endersby 267 7775. The Fairfax Singers Concert, St Margaret`s Church, Horsforth, Fri 14 May, 7.30pm. Songs from the shows & classical favourites. Fundraiser for new Parish Centre. Tickets £5 incl. refreshments avail. on door or from 0113 2583594. Flute Group Tues 6.45 - 7.45pm during term time, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama (19 Shire Oak Rd. Headingley). For flautists of Grade 4 standard & above. New members very welcome! Details: 0113 275 1232

Leeds and Bradford Harmony Club Mon 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Road, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989. Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club Join in playing or listening to our Yamaha AR100 organ & PSR600 keyboard. Concerts by prof artists. Weds 7.3010.30pm. Guiseley Factory Workers Club, LS20. Details: 226 5671 Chairman John Booth


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May 2010

Phoenix Concert Band Sat 15 May, 7.30pm at St. Augustine’s Church (Wrangthorn), Hyde Park Corner. A concert of varied music. Free adm. Retiring collection for church funds. The Willow Singers Practice Fri 2pm, Willows Community Centre, Horsforth, & perform concerts in support of local charities. Singing folk & show songs. Details: Mr A Taylor 267 8110. Yeadon & District Male Voice Choir welcomes male voices of any ability, Yeadon Methodist Church, Chapel Hill. (next to Town Hall). Singing is a proven stress buster, come along any Thurs 7.30pm. Details: John Atkinson 294 9095

SENIORS Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11am- 12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. On Thurs a range of meals is served, followed by indoor bowls. Details: 259 1511 Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. 1st Wed of month, Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm, speaker or entertainment at 2pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208. New Men’s Group OPAL is looking for men

aged 60 or over who would like to be involved – either to join or to help run the group. Details: Ailsa 261 9103. OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm (term time), Cookridge Court residential home, Iveson Rise. Details: 261 9103. Opal Tea Dances held fortnightly on Tues, 1 – 3pm, Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane. Ballroom, old time, sequence, line & fun dance. Details: Ken on 230 1213, or Sheila on 217 9136. OPAL Volunteer Opportunities OPAL, an LS16 based charity supports people aged 60 & over to live enjoyable & fulfilling lives. They have an enthusiastic volunteer team & are looking for new volunteers to help with Admin support & Transport. Details: Sally-Anne on 2619103 or sally-anne@ opal-project.org.uk Woodside Luncheon Club (Outwood Lane) Meets Thursdays & is open to all elderly Horsforth residents. Details: 258 3184

SPIRITUAL Christian Science Church Services in Headingley: Sun 10.30am. Testimony meetings 2nd Wed of month, 7.30pm, & 4th Wed 2.30pm. Reading Room open 11am - 2pm Tues, Thurs & Fri - 40 Otley Road. Details: www. christianscience.org.uk

17 FREE ‘drop in’ group meditation Sun 7 – 8pm. (Except 3rd Sun of month: 6.30 – 7.30pm) Experience peace & calm with periods of silence & guided meditations at Brahma Kumaris, West Park. Details: 275 7727, leeds@ uk.bkwsu.org, www. bkwsu.org/uk/leeds Holy Name Catholic Church Otley Old Road, serves Adel, Bramhope, Cookridge & Ireland Wood. Details: Father Pat Smythe or Parish Secretary, Sue Goodyear 267 8257, Mon - Fri 1 - 5pm. www. holynameleeds.com Holy Name Open Day Sat 8 May, Holy Name Church, Otley Old Road, LS16. As part of the Treasures Revealed weekend there will be guided tours of the church every hour & refreshments in the church hall. Learn to meditate FWBO Leeds Buddhist Centre. A contemporary approach to meditation, mindfulness & the Buddhist tradition. Also classes in yoga & bodywork, chronic pain & stress management. Details: 244 5256, www. leedsbuddhistcentre.org. Leeds Stillness Group Based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now & A New Earth. Join like-minded people to watch footage of an Eckhart Tolle talk

followed by a period of silent meditation. Small donation appreciated. Details: 07884 332644, www.peacenowhere.com Lunchtime Meditation Thurs 6 May – 3 June, 12.30 – 1pm at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 21 St Paul’s St, LS1. Experience basic meditation techniques to help you unwind & de-stress during your lunch break. Donations welcome. Meditation for Beginners Mon 10 – 24 May, 6.30 – 7.30pm at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 21 St Paul’s St, LS1. Learn basic meditation techniques to help you unwind, destress & calm your mind. Donations welcome. The Fourth Way Foundation Sat 1 May, 2 – 5pm in Fewston. Music & Movements: Half Day Workshop. Wed 12 May & Wed 26 May, 7:30 – 9.30pm in Otley, Fourth Way Philosophy: Readings and discussion. Details: Robert 07814 951231, www.fourth-way.org.uk.

SUPPORT Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meets 3rd Tues of each month, 7.30 – 9pm, St Chad’s Parish Centre, Far Headingley. Next meeting 18 May. Joyce Pringle presents illustrated review ‘Music Hall Stars’. Entry £2 incl. refreshments & raffle. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694


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May 2010

Carers’ Support Group NEW friendly, over 50s carers’ support group. Central Methodist Church, (Sunday school room), Town Street, Horsforth, 1st Tues of month. Join them for a cuppa & a chat. Details: Angie at Carers Leeds 246 8338.

728747. Free Debt Help & Advice Available from Christians Against Poverty. Call 0800 328 0006 for an appointment with Christine Taylor, Leeds West Centre Manager.

Different Strokes invites stroke survivors to join them. Weds 1.45 – 3.45pm Adel Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Includes an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 Expert Patient Programme Free courses for people with long term health problems or disabilities. Mental Health Issues – Thurs 10 June, Technorth LS7. Arthritis – Tues 6 July, Seven Arts Centre, LS7. Learn how to manage symptoms; improve fitness; eat healthily; communicate effectively & much more. Details: 305 7591/ 305 7582, epp.account@ nhsleeds.nhs.uk Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, every 2nd Wed, Victoria Hotel, Great George St. Leeds. Support & advice for parents trying to maintain & develop relationships with their children, following divorce or family breakdown. Details: Don 07981 710179, Ray 07921

Leeds Diabetes Support Group meets 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse 7 – 9pm. Variety of speakers on all aspects of diabetes care. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528. The Forget Me Not Cafe for people with dementia & their carers. 1st Wed of month 1.30 – 3.30pm, Yeadon Cricket Club, (behind Swan Pub) High Street, Yeadon. Details: Jean Deeming 01943 472004, Dawn Perkins 0113 231 1727. The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of each month (except bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road, Headingley. Details: Nikki 231 1727 The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & information, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 240 2956.

TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Headingley Cafe Scientifique Tues 4 May, Dr. Bruce Turnbull will address ‘Synthetic Biology – A Brave New World? Mon 7 June Dr. Peter Malinowsky talks about ‘Meditation’. 7.45 – 9.30pm New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael’s Road, Leeds LS6. All welcome. Admission £2. Details: ann.clarke17@ yahoo.co.uk Horsforth Historical Society Tues 18 May, 7.30pm, The Stable Block behind the Museum, Alex Purves presents ‘Venice through the eyes of different artists’. Leeds Anglo German Club Tues 18 May, 7.30pm, St Columba’s URC, Headingley Lane. Almut Grüner, CEO of Thackray Museum will take an entertaining look behind the scenes at the museum & talk about ‘What links the Thackray Medical Museum with rural Baden-Württemberg’, highlighting historic German objects. In German and English. Leeds Decorative & Fine Arts Society Wed 19 May, 2pm, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Road, Headingley. Talk on ‘The stained glass

of William Morris & his circle’ by Martin Ellis. Guests £5. Details: Ann Lightman 0113 261 1363 Leeds Geological Association Thurs 6 May, 7pm, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds Uni. Lecture : “The Earth after us” by Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of Leicester University. Visitors welcome. Details: www.leedsga.org.uk

MISC/ EVENTS Blood Donor Sessions Horsforth: Wed 5 May, The Grove Centre, New St. Adel: Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Thurs 27 May. All sessions 2 – 4pm & 5 – 7.30pm. Cookridge Village Hall Two rooms with kitchen facilities available for hire. Ideal for meetings, birthday parties, dances or classes. New members & helpers welcome. Details: Mrs Tones on 267 4706.

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May 2010

Fashion North Wed 2 – Fri 4 June, Left Bank, Cardigan Rd. LS6. Showcasing work of students from Leeds Uni, Leeds College of Art & Design, Harrogate College of Fashion, Huddersfield Uni. Exhibitions, networking, arts market & nightly fashion shows. Open: 10am – 5pm; Fashion shows 7 – 9pm. Great Rooms for Hire At St. Margaret’s New Parish Centre, Horsforth. Ideal for meetings, seminars, classes, parties etc. Tea/coffee facilities. Fully equipped kitchen. Details: 07982 092573 stmargaretsparishcentre@ gmail.co.uk Honey Bee Swarms will be collected free of charge, if accessible, Contact: Terry Beddows on 268 8231. Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary Weetwood Lane, LS16. Open to visitors daily between 10.30am & 3pm,

or any Wed at 11.00am for a guided tour. Details: Karen 0794 894 8158, www.hopepstures.org . Like to volunteer? Please contact phtrust@fsmail. net Kidz in Kampz need good quality clothing, shoes, household goods, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac to sell in their shop in Holt Park. Money goes towards caring for children driven out of Burma into refugee camps in Thailand. Collection available. Details: 267 6800. http:// www.kidzinkampzchildrenscharity.co.uk/ Latin, Classical Studies, Greeks & Romans The Leeds Centre for Classical Studies offers courses on all aspects of the Greek & Roman World. Meetings at Headingley Parish Hall. Details: Adrian Lester 256 8918 Adrian@famlester. freeserve.co.uk

19 Meeting Rooms & Hall available For Hire Mon – Sat, Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope. Would suit educational or leisure classes or activities, concerts, dances, children’s parties or weddings. Details: Paul 0113 2843361, ewartlewis@googlemail. com www.robertcraven. org.uk St Mary’s Primary School Ball Sat 8th May, The Queens Hotel. Dinner, excellent auction prizes & entertainment throughout evening. Tickets £45 per person/£400 for table of 10. Dress to impress! Details: 0113 258 4593 Table Top Sales Raise funds for your club or charity with a table top sale at Pool Village Hall. A dry, warm environment available every Sunday. Room for 20 tables, a kitchen for refreshments & car park. Details: Tim Robson 284 3437 tim. robson@yahoo.co.uk

Talking Magazines Anyone blind or partially sighted can obtain these monthly cassettes by contacting Leeds Cassette at Shire View Centre, 72 Headingley Lane, LS6 2DJ or call 0113 270 9130. Volunteering at St. James’s Hospital Wanted! enthusiastic volunteers to help take a trolley service around the wards in new Cancer Wing, delivering magazines, newspapers, drinks & snacks to patients. Details: Vicki James 0113 206 7646, Vicki.James@leedsth. nhs.uk Volunteers Wanted! Yorkshire Cancer Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run new charity shop based at St James’s Institute of Oncology in Bexley Wing. Details: Aanika Dhillon, 0113 206 8620, volunteer@ yorkshirecancercentre. org.uk.

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Police Update With Sergeant Neil Perkis

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Hay Fever is Nothing to be Sneezed at!

................................................................................................. oel Coward’s play, Playing the role of Judith Bliss will be Maggie Hay Fever, will Steed (pictured), who be at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from appeared recently in the 11th June to 10th July. BBC comedy drama series Jam and Jerusalem. ‘You Inspired by a weekend visit to the home of always grab the chance to American actress Laurette play Noel Coward, he is such a master,’ she said. Taylor, Coward wrote ‘Playing Judith Bliss is a real this brilliantly observed comedy of manners in challenge and the part is so wonderfully funny...if you just three days. His play can get it right. So, fingers explores the eccentricities crossed for June!’ of retired actress Judith Bliss and her family as their overtly theatrical To book tickets, call the lifestyle drives rather more West Yorkshire Playhouse reserved weekend visitors Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or go to to distraction. www.wyp.org.uk

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in the late 19th century. Leeds City Varieties was built in 1865 and was originally called ‘Thornton’s New Music Hall and Fashionable Lounge’ after its founder Charles Thornton. Legendary names to have performed there include Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, Mickey Rooney and Norman Wisdom. It was also home to the popular BBC television show ‘The Good Old Days’ for 30 years from 1953 to 1983.

Legendary names to have performed there include Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, Mickey Rooney and Norman Wisdom.


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Finding My Voice was Fun! ................................................................. Leeds Voice Day took place at Leeds Metropolitan University in March and was, once again, a raging success. Christina Shewell, an international voice teacher and voice therapist led the workshop which explored the power, projection and ďŹ&#x201A;exibility of your voice. The importance of posture, breathing and pace were all discussed, along with demonstrations of various vocal exercises. The afternoon focused on how to use these techniques speciďŹ cally in presentations. Most people ďŹ nd it diďŹ&#x192;cult to speak in front of a large crowd. Christina led the group through various warm ups, encouraging everything from dancing to running on the spot, through to making loud yawning or groaning sounds to loosen up! If you would like to improve your voice, the Leeds Voice Day is a great place to pick up tips and techniques to have you sounding like a pro! There will be another voice day on 5th September at Trinity College, Horsforth. To book your place, contact Jo Donnelly on 01943 875780 or email Jo.donnelly@virgin.net

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May 2010

Charles Darwin and the Leeds City Museum .................................................................................................................................................................................................... Ongoing research into the life and work of Charles Darwin continues to turn up some interesting surprises. In ‘Of Lice and Men’, a lecture delivered to the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Dr Greg Radick presented

The museum appointed its first permanent curator, Henry Denny, in 1825 and it was under his stewardship that it acquired such now well known exhibits as the giant Irish Elk and the Armley Hippo. Denny’s main research interest, however, was insects, in

of exotic lice that he’d acquired whilst on his famous voyage aboard H.M.S Beagle. On this journey, Darwin had made some observations about the patterns of head lice infestation among both Polynesian islanders and English sailors that raised puzzling questions about

varieties and races should be defined - a question which would become a key theme of his 1871 book ‘The Descent of Man’, in which Denny’s help is acknowledged. Although most of Denny’s original letters and collections have since

Denny’s expertise was crucial in helping Darwin to interpret these observations and develop his ideas about how biological species, varieties and races should be defined some fascinating work by his colleague Dr Mark Steadman, who has identified a previously unknown and intriguing connection between Darwin and the Leeds City Museum.

particular lice for which he was renowned as a national authority. Keen to expand his collection, Denny wrote to Darwin in 1844, asking if he might be willing to share any specimens

the relationship between parasites and their hosts. Denny’s expertise was crucial in helping Darwin to interpret these observations and develop his ideas about how biological species,

found their way to Oxford, the Leeds City Museum still holds a collection of lice that future research may yet confirm to have once been part of Darwin’s specimens collected whilst on his famous voyage. Dr Kersten Hall

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

from the tormented life of medieval Spanish Queen ‘Juana la Loca’, through to the backstreets of Buenos Aires at the birth of the Tango and finally, to a neighbourhood near you. This is not the first time that Slanjayvah’s Artistic Director, Jenni Wren, has focused on social issues, previously tackling mental health and breaking down language barriers. What’s particularly exciting about this work is that it is a collaboration between the dance company, film maker Aurora Fearnley, who

has most recently been involved in producing superb music videos, and artist David Cobley. We were lucky enough to have a quick preview of some of the striking film sequences which will be projected onto large screens during the performance, and can’t wait to see the show. ‘Crazy Joanna’ will be at Seven Arts on 1st May. For tickets email info@sevenleeds.co.uk or call 0113 262 6777. It will also be performed at Stage@Leeds on 21st May. Call 0113 343 8730 for tickets.

.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Slanjayvah Artictic Director Jenni Wren and Film Maker Aurora Fearnley. (picture: James Rhodes) ....................................................................................................................................................................................................


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May 2010

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

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

guest will be Greg Roberts, CEO of Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville USA. In previous years they have welcomed a variety of community leaders and Cabinet ministers, along with leading figures from industry and the arts.

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Treat Yourself – Go North!

Summer holidays still seem a way off, but couldn’t we all do with a break?

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May 2010 Musts around the Coast

.......................................... The Dales, North York Moors and Lake District are all teeming with places to go and things to do, from the usual outdoor pursuits like walking, water sports, climbing and cycling, to racing, castles and abbeys, art and craft galleries, restaurants and tea rooms and loads more. The extra bonus is the stunning scenery wherever you go.

Don’t you love the seaside?

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........................................ It’s tempting to think of The Dales and North York Moors as a day out – but why not make a weekend of it and really soak up everything these areas have to offer. Accommodation-wise there’s a huge variety – if the great outdoors is your preference there are numerous good campsites, or beautiful, remote self catering cottages where you can wallow in the wilderness and put the world to rights without interference from anyone. You could opt for a welcoming farmhouse or B & B, or a stylish pub with rooms. And there’s plenty of luxury around too if you feel you really need a bit of pampering.

Fantastic variety of things to do

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.......................................... ........................................ For those who love Then there’s the lure to be beside the of northern cities – seaside – you can’t theatres, concerts, beat the east and museums and art west northern coasts. galleries, great From Scarborough architecture, amazing and Bridlington to nightlife, awardWhitby, Robin Hood’s winning restaurants Bay and fossil beach and much, much at Runswick Bay, and more. York, Newcastle, on up to the fabulous Durham, Carlisle – Northumberland each has its own very coast. To the west distinct character, there’s fun to be had with so much to at Blackpool before discover. Or, venture heading north to across the border to Morecambe Bay (and the two very different Things maybe stay at the cities of Glasgow to Do newly restored art and Edinburgh. The Around deco Midland Hotel) North offers one of the North and up the Cumbrian the most diverse urban York coast to Grange-over- environments. Moors Sands. Each coast has >Go racing in Thirsk interesting places to stay, good restaurants, or Pickering plenty of history and >Visit Helmsley fabulous seascapes. Castle, Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard >Tour Suddaby’s Brewery in Malton >Take the North York Moors Railway at Pickering >Visit The Moors Centre in Danby

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May 2010

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below. Most distinctive is the white rump and black tail end. In spring and summer, males have a black eye-mark and pinkish-buďŹ&#x20AC; throat and breast. Engaging birds, they are seldom still.

Increasingly rare is the ring ouzel, which also frequents the higher Dales, where it nests in rocky ravines. Of blackbird size and shape, Increasingly rare is the ring ouzel, it is black with a white crescent across the breast. Wheatears breed in the which also frequents the higher open stony country of It is a shy bird with a loud Dales, where it nests in rocky melancholy song which the upper Dales and are echoes through the hills. greyish above and buďŹ&#x192;sh ravines. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Coach travel is no longer the domain of the over 60s – with the emphasis on quality, value and a huge variety of destinations, more and more people are discovering the lure of ‘the open road’.

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

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

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

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CamFell Flame Picks up CAMRA Award Just before the new WharfeBank Brewery in Poolin-Wharfedale opened, its new brew CamFell Flame picked up the Leeds CAMRA, Beer of the Festival Award 2010, beating a number of other champion ales. The event, held at Pudsey Civic Hall, gave over 3,700 CAMRA and non CAMRA members an opportunity to vote for their favourite beer. “We could not have got off to a better start!” said WharfeBank Brewery MD Martin Kellaway. “Ian Smith, our head brewer, has brought his talents to life in creating a great range of special beers for WharfeBank.” Situated in a converted paper mill on the bank of the river Wharfe, the 20-barrel brew plant, which went into production mid of April, will have a capacity of 100 barrels per week. It will produce three core ales: Slingers Gold, Tether Blond and the award winning CamFell Flame. In addition, a range of monthly guest and seasonal ales will be available, starting in May with Black Tom, a traditional premium dark mild. The brewery project has been funded through a grant from Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency responsible for improving the economy of Yorkshire and Humber region and Martin’s partnership with local businessman, Nigel Jowett. Martin also picked up the ‘Mild of the Festival’ award for Clarendon Dark Mild, which is currently brewed at his brew pub, the Fox and Newt in Leeds. For further information, email martin@wharfebankbrewery.co.uk


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May 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE LINE UP!

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

A Tribute to Atlantic Jazz at Leeds Carnegie Rugby Stadium, North Lane

Cardigan Rd. 8-11pm .

Friday 7th May

North Leeds Jazz Orchestra at The New Headingley Club 2-3.30pm

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

Saturday 8th May

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

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


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


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

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string quartet, brass, percussion & bass. Hugh Cornwell Fri 28 May, The Cockpit. The original guitarist, singer & main songwriter in The Stranglers.

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The Wild Hogs Return!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children Raise Funds for Families in Haiti ...................................................................................................................................................................................................

Isabelle set up a Haiti Bazaar, baked cakes and painted nails

Following the earthquake in Haiti, Froebelian School pupils Bolan and Pearl Jepmond-Senior (7 & 6) and Isabelle Tse-Harrison (5), decided that they had to help and set about raising money. Bolan and Pearl set up a lending library of their own books, CDs and DVDs and raised a magnificent £34.80. Isabelle set up a Haiti Bazaar, baked cakes and painted nails. With the help of friends and family who contributed face painting and selling crafts, clothes, jewellery, toys and books, she raised £421. (l – r) Pearl and Bolan Jepmond-Senior, headAll the money was donated to the Disasters master John Tranmer and Isabelle Tse-Harrison Emergency Committee. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................


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Free Tickets to New Parent and Baby Show! The Parent and Baby Show is the most diverse and informative baby show in the North. Focusing on how to build healthier relationships between parent and child, you’ll find a great shopping experience, guidance and expert advice along with workshops and seminars. Costco, Babyblooms and Eureka Children’s museum are among some of the names exhibiting. It’s sure to be a great show! For tickets, apply to: inspire@theparentandbabyshow.com or call 07805 904 039

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North 2010 3rd & 4th July - Leeds.

A Multicultural Extravaganza at Adel Primary Adel Primary School will be hosting their first ever Multicultural Extravaganza on 22nd May. Everyone from the Adel community is invited to join in an evening of food, dance, music and entertainment from around the world. Whether it’s samosas or bahjis (provided by Artii resturant), Chinese wings or chow mein that make your mouth water, there will be something for everyone. Italian pizza, Jamaican foods, Belgian waffles and Finnish delicacies will take your taste buds around the globe whilst Turkish belly dancers entertain you! Irish and Bollywood dancers, Dhol drummers and Bhangra beats will provide a spectacular show along with the school children who have learned Hungarian, Spanish and French songs especially for the occasion.

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Top the evening off with a trip to the Chinese Tea Bar where a variety of teas can be sampled and fortune cookies read! Learn to write your name in Chinese script and discover if you were born in the year of the Rat, Pig or Tiger. So, go along to Adel Primary, Tile Lane, on Saturday 22nd May, for a taste of something completely different! Tickets – £2 adults, £1 children/OAPS, £5 family (2 adults 3 children), can be purchased in advance from the school office (0113 230 1116) or on the evening.


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students had the opportunity to see and use some of the equipment used in broadcasting

A Street Party at Cookridge Primary!

changed since 1953. Class 4 teacher, Stephanie Robinson, organised a street party in the playground. The children made bunting, flags and hats for the occasion and researched what food would have been eaten - Spam featured a lot! Mums and dads were invited and Mrs Robinson even sourced a CD of 1950’s music – the more mature visitors reminisced and even danced! A lovely afternoon was had by all.

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couplets, haiku and short pieces of figurative writing to helium balloons and launched them into the sky – 180 of them, one for every Year 7 student.

............................................. Year 2 children at Cookridge Primary recently took at look at the Queen’s coronation in 1953. Members of OPAL in Holt Park talked about how they celebrated the day in Leeds and Cookridge and the children went into Leeds see how Leeds has

Horsforth School Takes Part in BBC News Day In March, schools around the UK took part in BBC News School Report News Day, simultaneously creating news reports and broadcasting them on school websites. For the second year running, a group of Year 9 Horsforth School students took part, creating their own video and print-based news stories to feature on the News Day website. Prior to News Day, the BBC Bus came to the school and students had the opportunity to see and use some of the equipment used in broadcasting, including cameras, editing computers, and a drop down blue screen used to film live weather reports. The students were also given the chance to take part in a record breaking attempt to produce the largest interactive weather report ever! Pupils from participating schools took a temperature reading and emailed it to the BBC before 10am. BBC then compiled all the temperature readings to put on a map, to be used for a weather report.

............................................. Earlier this year, Ralph Thoresby School held a poetry day for their Y7 students. The children worked with nine local poets for to compose a variety of poetry, which was performed later in the school’s theatre. At the end of the day they attached labels with rhyming

Soon after the school started receiving reports of balloons landing. Messages came back from Farnham, Knaresborough, Bishop Thornton, Brimham Rocks, Wetherby, Pateley Bridge and Kendal.


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Adel Toddler Group A local group of parents & pre-schoolers (0-4 yrs) meets Fri 10 – 11.45am (term time) at The Stables, behind Adel St John Church, Back Church Lane. Craft, music & toys for the toddlers, plus a cuppa & treats for mums, dads & grandparents. Details: adelplaygroup@ gmail.com Brazilian Soccer Thurs 3.30 – 4.30pm at Iveson Primary for primary pupils. Details: 225 686 Cookridge Dads & Tots Monthly get-together for dads & children of preschool age at Cookridge Methodist Church (junction of Tinshill & Otley Old Roads), 10am – 12 noon 2nd Sat of the month (8 May, 12 June). £2 (includes bacon butty, tea/coffee, & juice/biscuits for tots). Details: 258 5474/ 230 0364 Cookridge Methodist Cub Scouts The Cub Pack at Cookridge Methodist Church has been running on Monday nights for 50 years! Open to boys & girls aged 8-10 ½. New members always welcome. Details: Andy 258 3849, www.cookridgemethodistscouts.btik.com 4th Cookridge Guides Looking for female volunteers aged 18-60, Cookridge Methodist Church, Tues 7:30 - 9pm. Sense of humour needed! Details: Pauline 01274 412389

April 2010 Dodgeball Fri 3.45 – 4.45pm at Iveson Primary. Free to cluster primary school pupils Yrs 5 & 6. Details: 225 686 Friday Night Project 5 – 7pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre for young people aged 11-18. Range of sports & arts activities. Run by experienced youth workers & YMCA staff. £1 incl. free swim & squash. Details: 267 9739 Horsforth Children’s Centre North Broadgate Lane Works with families with children aged 0 – 5. Activities to learn, play & make friends together. Support, advice & information on childcare, training & employment. New ideas for play at home & at the centre. Details: 259 1786 www.horsforthchildrenscentre.ik.org Horsforth NCT Bumps Babies & Beyond Group Meets at members’ homes around Horsforth Wed, 9.30 – 11am. Also other social events for mums. Ideal for expectant, new & experienced parents (pregnant to school age - all welcome). Details: Natalie White 0790 011 2529, natandave99@ yahoo.co.uk, horsforth@ nctleeds.org Ireland Wood Children’s Centre For information on their range of activities for parents/carers & children please contact the Centre on 281 7829

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at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre, Raynel Gardens, LS16. Informal & confidential drop-in service for parents & carers. 2nd Tues of month, 1 – 2.30pm (11 May). Talk to friendly team of professionals for advice, information or support. Details: Gail Pollard 267 8032/ 07966 875516

SHARE Craft based activities that help support your child’s learning. Thurs 9 – 10.30am at Ireland Wood Children’s Centre. Details: Gail Pollard 267 8032/ 07966 875516

Leeds 16 Child Minders meet Thurs (term time) Cookridge Village Hall 9.15 –11.45am. Open to all registered childcare providers. Support & information, plus refreshments & activities for children. £2.50

SPBC Saturday Dad’s Group Meets 1st Sat of month 10 - 11.30am, South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley. Great time for dads & toddlers to meet up, play & chat over coffee & bacon butties. Details: simonmarlow@ntlworld.com

Mend Free Programme to help families with 7 – 13 year olds above healthy weight get fitter, healthier & happier. Leeds Trinity University. Details: 0800 230 0263 Multi Skills Club Tues during term time, 4 – 5pm at Leeds Trinity University. Ages 6 – 9. Details: Trinity Fitness Sports on 283 7155. NCT Leeds Dads’ Group meets 3rd Sat of month. Dads & their babies or toddlers are invited to come along & have fun. Details: dads@nctleeds. org, Scouting in Adel & Ireland Wood Beavers, Cubs & Scouts at Adel Methodist & St Paul’s. Leaders & assist-

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Local Author Visits Froebelian for World Book Day

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

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

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

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

Traffic Cones are an Inspiration! ................................................................................................................................................................................................... and the environment. if you don’t double a urrounded by consonant. road works and The Cones also have traffic cones on their own words. Local schools have her daily commute, invited Chris to There have been Adel resident, Chris introduce children to many ‘coneferences’ Madeley, had a flash of about the ‘conetent’ the ‘conecept’ and read inspiration – she would the first story, which of The Cones’ lives. bring the cones to life Some Cones are tells children how the in a children’s book! Cones came to life. ‘conefrontational’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Otley Sailing Club a ‘Centre of Excellence’

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

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

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Martin & Co to Sponsor Horsforth Cricket Club

........................................................... Martin & Co (Leeds North), the locally owned branch of the UK’s No 1 letting agency in Horsforth, is to sponsor Horsforth Cricket Club, The club is working towards attaining which is preparing for another Clubmark status, an ECB/Sport busy, successful season. England recognised accreditation that rewards clubs for working with The club has invested heavily to children in the local community, and bring excellent practice facilities managing its affairs to the highest of to the club. These further enhance standards. In the next 12 months the the club’s ongoing strategy to club will be launching a junior section promote players from the club’s that will offer cricket coaching and junior ranks into senior cricket. The development to children from the age junior development programme of eight. continued throughout the winter months and it is hoped that a large The club, based in Cookridge, currently number of the quality younger runs three men’s teams as well as a very players will challenge for senior successful ladies team that play in the places in 2010. ECB Premier League North. “We are delighted to be sponsoring New players are welcome for all teams Horsforth Cricket Club”, said as well as juniors of any age. Please Richard Dixon of Martin & Co. “The contact Mark Ripley on 07970 566139 club represents everything that is for further information. good about local community sport, providing sporting opportunities for all ages with the help of many dedicated volunteers. This local business is proud to be associated with it.”

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