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Dear Readers Welcome to the bigger, new look North Leeds Life! We hope you like the new size. It gives us an opportunity to spread things out a bit more, use larger photographs, and give our advertisers more space too. It’s still just right to slip through a letterbox or into a handbag. Did anyone catch us on BBC Radio Leeds on 1st April? We were media stars for a whole two minutes! Just enough time to flag up a few of our stories. Now it’s back to normality, but we’re happy to sign autographs!

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This month we bring you news of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive which has an exhibition running at Salt’s Mill, Saltaire, and would like to invite anyone with interesting garments from the past 100 years to donate them to the archive – if possible with accompanying photographs and anecdotes. We take a look at how to the make the best of your property if you are planning to sell; there’s lots of theatrical activity – both professional and amateur; the sixth Treasures Revealed Festival invites people to celebrate West Yorkshire’s ‘vibrant faith heritage’; the Leeds Rugby Heritage Project has been set up to preserve the history of the sport at all levels; and it’s the Year of Radiotherapy. Now it’s time to think about June! Let us know what interesting things are happening in your area. The deadline for editorial is 1st May for the June edition, and 1st June for July. The advertising deadline is 6th May. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Carole, Jack & the team

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Correction! We would like to apologise for a mistake in our story on micro breweries. We stated that Leeds Brewery started brewing in 1997. This is incorrect, it was in fact 2007. As this was the question posed in our competition for a case of Midnight Bell from Leeds Brewery, we included all entries giving both 1997 and 2007 as the answer. The result will be on our website on Friday 6th May.

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Holt Park Wellbeing Centre Given Go Ahead Holt Park Well Being Centre has been given the go ahead by the Department of Health.

Greg Mulholland MP initially wrote to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, asking him to reconsider their decision to deny funding last year. This was followed by a delegation to Westminster by representatives from Leeds Adult Social Services and local councillors to make the case for funding. This has now been confirmed, signalling success for residents in the Holt Park area whose comments had been brought to the Chief Secretary’s attention.

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The new centre will to replace the current Holt Park Leisure and Health Centres with a facility providing Adult Social Care, leisure facilities, community space and health facilities for local residents.

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“Having worked closely with residents, local councillors, and NHS Leeds, I am delighted that the Department for Health is to provide the funding needed”, said Greg. “Holt Park and the surrounding area has been in desperate need of redevelopment and the news that the Wellbeing Centre has been given the go ahead is a huge boost for the area and residents, who will benefit from the range of services it will offer.”

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Tee and Coffee with Sylvia! Sylvia Wright recently returned to Leeds to visit local schools and community groups and thank them for their loyal support over the years. She hosted a special coffee morning at Sandmoor Golf Club to update supporters on her work, which includes running a 220-bed hospital in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and treating over 80,000 outpatients a year. Other projects include two day centres for severely disabled children, a residential school for deaf children and a nursing college to train 80 student nurses. Originally from Adel, Sylvia moved to India 29 years ago to look after the poor, sick and disabled in Southern India. Financial support is co-ordinated by the North Leeds-based Sylvia Wright Trust, which sends £200,000 each year to help fund her work. For more information visit www.sylviawright. org

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Lineham Farm’s Bluebell Day

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The woodland at Lineham Farm Children’s Centre in Eccup, is a sea of blue, ready for their annual Bluebell Open Day on Saturday 7th May. The farm opens to the public a few times each year and Bluebell Day is one of those occasions. The event will run from 11am-3pm and entry is £1 for adults, 50p for children. There will be a Bluebell Treasure Hunt, animals to visit and refreshments in the farmyard café.

Swarthmore Education Centre on Woodhouse Square, LS3 recently launched the Swarthmore Foundation - their fund for learning support and maintaining the building.

Lineham Farm provides week long residential holidays for deserving and disabled children aged 8 to 12. Their stay includes a varied programme of activities, including animal care, environmental studies, cycling, climbing and art. Each year the Farm needs to raise funds to cover the running costs of the farm. This year they hope to raise £120,000 through donations.

Swarthmore is still fundraising for a new roof, as well as establishing a new fund to support students who would previously have been entitled to a concession. From September 2011 there will be many changes nationally affecting the eligibility of students regarding fee remission. Unless you are claiming actively seeking work benefit, you won’t be entitled to any fee remission according to new Government rules.

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Swarthmore has a few music fundraising events lined up. The first is a World Music Night, 7.30pm Friday 13th May, in collaboration with Cloth Cat. As well as local bands and DJ Roger King, there will be an open mic session for budding musicians and poets. Contact steve.deegan@hotmail.co.uk to register your interest. Tickets £3 advance/ £4 on door, licensed bar.


Lawnswood Cemetery Needs Some Friends Staffing at Lawnswood Cemetery has been cut back drastically over recent years, and this fine cemetery, the heart of which opened in 1876 and is registered by English Heritage as a park or garden of special historic interest, is showing signs of neglect. The registered area has several Grade II listed buildings, including the George Corson designed chapels and main gatehouse, the 1905 crematorium designed by W S Braithwaite and the Columbarium (1933) designed by Col A. E. Kirk. These, and the Victorian Cemetery with its four Grade II listed monuments, are set in grounds landscaped by William Gay (of Undercliffe Cemetery fame).

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Lawnswood is now full for burials (except green burials), though cremations still take place. The Columbarium is full except for the occasional placing of ashes in family niches and is kept locked against vandals. It is on the Civic Trust’s buildings at risk register. Apart from housing cinerary urns it also contains a World War II memorial. Behind the chapels, tombs in the Victorian cemetery are falling down and sections are going missing. A couple of years ago a staff member disturbed thieves trying to remove an angel, and just in March a section was badly vandalised. With further cut-backs inevitable, the cemetery’s future does not look bright. If you have some time and would like to join a group of ‘friends’, contact Leeds Civic Trust at 17-19 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ. Tel: 0113 243 0594

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There are 365 of them in all. No, not days in the year, but the number of parish and town councillors within the Leeds City Council area – though with over 30 such councils in Leeds the numbers can vary a little with vacancies, duplications etc. The point is, this is not only the Chinese year of the pig, it is also the year of the quadrennial parish council elections. That means every four years for those of you with no dictionary to hand. Just to confuse everyone, only about a third of this ward has a parish council (Pool, Bramhope & Arthington) and even they will only have an election if there happen to be more nominations than parish council seats. But for anyone feeling left out, May 5th, the date of the city council elections, has an added bonus – they will be invited to vote at least twice come what may! The second ballot is a nationwide referendum on the AVs and the AV nots as it were. The issue seems largely to be whether or not we fall into line with Fiji and Papua New Guinea in adopting the Alternative Vote system. I don’t have 40 pages available to me to explain the AV principle, so perhaps we won’t go down that line.

THEY PROBABLY DON’T REALISE IT YET BUT ONCE ELECTED THEY WILL LIKELY BE FACED WITH ONE INTRACTABLE PROBLEM – WHETHER OR NOT TO BAN DOGS FROM AREAS OF LAND IN THEIR PARISH. But, back to these parish council candidates aspiring to spend many happy evenings over the next four years in draughty village halls. They probably don’t realise it yet but once elected they will likely be faced with one intractable problem – whether or not to ban dogs from areas of land in their parish. Let me to explain. The city council is inviting parish councils and others to nominate areas of land such as sports ground from which dogs should either be excluded totally or kept on a lead at all times. Where the case is compelling the council will make a Dog Control Order putting that into effect. One suspects that when some of the newly elected parish and town councillors come to discuss the issue of canine right to roam in their patch they may rue the day they decided to seek election.

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Bedquilts Litter Litter continues to be a problem around the Bedquilts. All users have been reminded of their responsibilities and I have asked that Parks Watch motorcycle officers visit the area more regularly. Dog fouling remains problematic. It has been suggested that an area be allocated specifically for dog walking. Dog owners would still be responsible for disposing of dog waste. What are your views on this proposal? I am very grateful to a local resident who organised a litter pick on Bedquilts to raise money for Christian Aid. Twenty five bags of rubbish were collected in 90 minutes! Carlton Crossroads Car Boot events I recently received a number of comments from local residents regarding these events. The Council has put these to the organiser and he has proposed to provide additional coning on both the road and grass; cars will be permitted to turn right out of the entrance to ease congestion and this will be managed by a member of staff; any mud deposited on the road will be cleared by the following day and extra care will be taken cleaning the site; prices for sellers will be advertised on the internet and sign boards at the entrance. A licence will be issued which will be monitored weekly by Market Officers. Should the organiser not comply with these undertakings the licence can be revoked. Traffic Lights outside Cookridge Fire Station There has been concern about the louvred coverings obscuring the amber and green on the new traffic lights by Cookridge Fire Station. The Traffic Engineer informed me that the lights at the second stop line inbound on Otley Old Road (Tinshill Lane) are louvred to prevent the green signal being seen from the first stop line north of the fire station and drivers there thinking it is for them. When the hurry call is activated for the fire station, the north signals go red whilst the ones at Tinshill Lane remain green. Without louvres the green can be seen from the top of the hill and there is a risk that drivers might drive out in front of an emerging fire engine. In light of the comments, the louvers have been adjusted to improve visibility, whilst masking the green signal at the first stop line. barry.anderson@leeds.gov.uk www.barryanderson.yourcllr.com


Christina in Yorkshire Miss Universe Final Ralph Thoresby student, Christina Chisadze has been selected to compete in the Yorkshire heats of Miss Universe. The Y13 student is thrilled to go to the Yorkshire finals as it has been her long time ambition to become a model. She will be competing to raise money for ‘The Joshua Foundation’ – the chosen charity for this year’s competition. The Foundation raises money to support children with terminal cancer. As Christina herself has been battling cancer for a number of years, she thought entering the competition would be a great opportunity to promote the work of the charity.

Regent Fisheries Support Horsforth in Bloom Regent Fisheries on Regent Road in Horsforth, and Mason’s Garden Care, Bramley, are among the latest businesses to support Horsforth in Bloom. Together they will establish a flower bed on Broadway, at its junction with Cragg Road. Last year, Horsforth in Bloom received a ‘Silver Gilt’ award in the Yorkshire in Bloom judging and Regent Fisheries won a ‘Gold’ award in the Leeds in Bloom Business Competition. “It’s always wonderful to receive support from local businesses and organisations”, said Dawn Collins, Chair of Horsforth in Bloom. “The new flower bed will complement the Spring bulb planting already undertaken by committee members around Horsforth and will help brighten up that area of Broadway.” Other local businesses that would like to sponsor similar flower beds in Horsforth, or residents who would like to help with the project, should contact Dawn Collins on 0113 250 2987.

Local Business Supports Thoresby Wood Project Following a generous donation from ASDA, and with the support of Woodlands, Mone Bros., Stumpbusters, High Trees, Hangfast, Yeadon Tyres and Gagajoo, Ralph Thoresby School has transformed part of their grounds into an exciting area for community use. A fenced off wooded area has been turned into a multi-use area for everyone. There is an outside classroom, an assault course, wheelchair slalom, vegetable patch, flower beds and a ‘chill out’ area. The project will benefit primary schools and pre-schools and there are plans to work with local retired gardening enthusiasts to teach young people the benefits of ‘growing your own’.

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The garden is coming into its own with a show of colour, plants and shrubs. Make a note of gaps around the garden and prepare the odd pot with flowering summer plants like geraniums, zinnias, salvias, or gazanias to fill in.

So many items can be salvaged to make plant pots, for example, metal buckets and watering cans. Drill holes in the bottom and put in a layer of gravel, covering this with newspapers before adding compost. Old plastic bins can be covered with bamboo used for screening, or make slatted wood jackets by stapling strong plastic covered wire to the top and bottom of the slats. Drill holes in the bottom as before. These make good containers for small trees and shrubs. Place ivies or trailing annuals at the edges. Old washing up bowls can help to make a lovely alpine garden and old chimney pots can look very attractive but have become rather expensive due to their popularity.

When there’s no chance of further frosts, start to fill hanging baskets and patio tubs, set out dahlia tubers and plant these out two to three feet apart, giving them plenty of room to spread. Sow runner beans, courgettes, cucumbers, sprouts and cauliflowers. If you can’t grow them from seed, young vegetable plants can be bought at garden centres. This way you will only buy what you require and may be tempted to grow some different vegetables than you would have sown from seed. Keep encouraging children to grow their own vegetables. Quite a few schools have after school gardening clubs, which I’m sure encourages them to have a go at home. They can plant up tubs with their choice of vegetables and may even be inclined to eat what they grow!

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‘Dress Rehearsal’ at Salts Mill

‘Dress Rehearsal’, the first exhibition to be staged by Yorkshire Fashion Archive, is in Gallery 2 at Salts Mill, Saltaire until Sunday 15th May. The exhibition showcases a selection of garments donated to the Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA), based in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. But, it is more than a garment display – the clothes are accompanied by large photographs and anecdotes from the original owners, as well as film footage from the Yorkshire Film Archive.

A nationally significant resource The Yorkshire Fashion Archive reflects changing social attitudes and multi-cultural influences, economic prosperity, global trends and the regional technical excellence in textiles and clothing over a 100 year period. It will provide a nationally significant resource for the development and support of education, research and the community. As we progress further into the 21st century, it is imperative that we continue to gather evidence of Yorkshire history from this new perspective before the voices are lost forever.

Providing a snapshot of life Fashion may seem like a passing fancy, but, as the archive is showing, it can provide an intriguing glimpse into people’s lives, going beyond the designs and fabrics and reflecting the economy and skills in the area. This is what the archive has set out to do. Wherever possible the garments and accessories are not seen in isolation, but connected to their owners. One lady in her 80s has donated her wedding dress (in pink!) and going-away outfit from the 1920s; another some great dresses from the 50s and 60s, with photos of one dress on a girls’ night out. Linking the garments like this brings them to life. It is fascinating.

We’re very excited about this exhibition. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight some of our key items and give people a historical and cultural snapshot of Yorkshire in the 20th century Claire Watson, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Design Photo: Michael Anderson

Burberry are donating several of their iconic trench coats (which are still manufactured in Castleford) to the archive and their Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey, is an enthusiastic member of the Executive Committee and patron of the YFA.

Exploring society’s experiences The twentieth century was a crucial period in the cultural, industrial and intellectual development of Yorkshire. The archive is helping to explore society’s experiences, values and beliefs during this time and capture the textures of real lives. The collection currently boasts a wonderful selection of wedding and evening dresses and other formal wear, day wear, and furs (including a rather creepy stoat stole!). There are stylish hats, snakeskin shoes and elegant handbags, and an interesting collection of men’s fashion. 14 May | northleedslife.co.uk

Do you have items looking for a good home? People always tend to keep their best garments, so the collection has some really lovely pieces. However, the YFA is very interested in getting more everyday fashion – even down to pinnies and headscarves! The aim is to reflect all ages and genders, and the multi-cultural diversity of Yorkshire. They would also welcome items from famous local stores like Schofields in Leeds and Brown Muff’s in Bradford, and local manufacturers as well as famous national brands. For further information or to donate garments, contact Claire Watson, on 0113 343 3793, or yfa@leeds.ac.uk, write to Yorkshire Fashion Archive, School of Design, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT or visit www.yorkshirefashionarchive.org Dress Rehearsal at Salt’s Mill is open Mon-Fri 10am5.30pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-6pm until 15th May. Free admission.


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As spring advances after a hard early winter, the depleted numbers of resident birds are being augmented by birds returning to breed. Among these, are two waders characteristic of the Dales, oystercatcher and snipe. Oystercatchers are large, unmistakable, conspicuous and noisy, with striking black and white plumage and a long, straight orange-red bill. At present they are performing shrill display flights in clamorous piping parties over their territories beside rivers and reservoirs.

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But yes! Recently I dropped in to airedale house business centre next door to Duffield Printers and had a quick tour of the premises. The back of the building is right on the River Aire and overlooks the Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve, home to a herd of deer, a family of Otters, kingfishers and numerous other birds and butterflies, and swans that swim majestically past. You’d never believe you were minutes from the city centre and right on busy Kirkstall Road.

The perfect location The location is just one of the good things about the centre – easy access to trains, already en route for the airport, loads of free parking and room to breathe – the design is also spoton. The building, built originally as a bicycle warehouse for Raleigh Bikes in the 1800s, provides beautiful spaces with high ceilings and large arched windows. This has been divided up to provide 18 offices that will accommodate between two and 18 people. The offices include suite air conditioning, CCTV and security shutters, secure key fob enabling 24/7 access and all utility bills.

Top of the range communications This is a centre that has it all covered. Everything is in place to ensure that tenants can comfortably and effectively do business. Every office in this ‘intelligent’ building is equipped with state-of-the-art communications systems. The reception area is not just a stylishly designed space with colourful, surprisingly comfortable chairs and a 1950s contemporary Japanese designed coffee table – it’s a hub of activity where phones are answered on behalf of the individual companies, messages taken, visitors greeted.

Hold your Board Meeting here Inside, the centre’s branding is unobtrusive, everything is geared towards reflecting the tenants’ presence. The colour scheme revolves around white, burnt orange, black and charcoal. Two fully equipped meeting rooms are available and a fabulous Board Room which will seat 16 plus. These are available to hire for companies outside the centre on an hourly or daily basis and lunch can also be provided.

A family affair The development of airedale house is a real family affair. Martyn Duffield, Chairman of Duffield Properties and Duffield Printers, and his two sons Adam and Simon have worked flat out to bring this dream to reality. Wherever possible local contractors and suppliers were used: the joinery company is from Bramley, the impressive American Walnut veneer doors were made in Doncaster and the ergonomic seating and top of the range office furniture came from a company in Huddersfield. “We decided to create a centre that really offered top city centre quality”, said Martyn. “We had the location, which was easily accessible with plenty of free parking. Now we just had to provide the very best facilities – no half measures.” You sense that Martyn might well be pleased with the outcome of this family enterprise, and so he should be – it has it all. The centre will be managed by Adam and Simon. Only completed in January, it is already nearly 40% full. Who wouldn’t want to work here? I’d happily move in if I was looking for new premises. In the meantime I’m planning a board meeting – but first I have to find a board!


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Chelsea Gold Garden Finds Home in Roundhay The garden which won a gold medal for Leeds at the Chelsea Flower Show last year is to be permanently installed in the ‘Gardens of the World’ section in Roundhay Park. The stunning HESCO Garden 2010 drew gasps of admiration at its amazing 12-foot high central lock gates and mock canal. Produced by the council’s parks and countryside service and sponsored by Leeds-based HESCO Bastion Limited, it was a huge hit. This was the first time in the history of the Chelsea Flower Show that a local authority had won gold in the large outdoor show garden category. “The garden is a phenomenal piece of engineering and design”, said Leisure Councillor Adam Ogilvie. “We are so pleased everyone in Leeds will now get the chance to see it.” The garden is expected to be in place by mid-May. To find out the full history-making story of The HESCO Garden 2010, visit www.leedsatchelsea.com

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Playwright John Ford wrote ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore in 1633 and it is still considered one of the most shocking plays in English literature. It’s the story of a brother and sister, of love, passion and lust, of greed, ownership and vengeance. Director Jonathan Munby brings Ford’s complex and controversial work to West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry stage from Friday 7th – Saturday 28th May. Designed by Mike Britton and featuring an original score by Dominic Haslam, this production, set in the 1960s, takes place against the backdrop of the decade’s social, religious and sexual revolution. It tells of a forbidden relationship that cuts to the very heart of morality and a community gripped by religious fervour, in a corrupt and violent Italy.

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Bound to each other through flesh and blood and by the death of their mother, Giovanni and Annabella find solace in a passionate union. Promising to love only each other or die, they make a pact and seal it with a kiss. In a country subject to the full force of the Church, these young lovers have no choice but to hide their passion. Annabella must marry another and Giovanni must accept and willingly let her go. But their bond is too strong and in a world where good and evil are turned on their heads, this misguided love can end only in tragedy. Sara Vickers and Damien Molony take on the lead roles of Annabella and Giovanni. The cast also includes RSC regulars Robert Bowman, Christopher Saul, Michael Matus, James Hayes and Sally Dexter. The ensemble is completed by Ty Glaser, William Ilkley, Rachel Lumberg, Gerard Monaco, Mark Stanley and Sebastian Reid. ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore is at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 7th – 28th May. For tickets contact the box office on 0113 213 7700.


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By Graham Greene (1938), Reviewed by Andrew Readman Oxfam Book Group

An obvious starting point in this highly cinematic book is the Catholicism of the book’s main characters – teenage gang-leader, Pinkie, and Rose. The latter is a waitress Pinkie marries to prevent her from testifying against him after his gang has murdered a journalist who had been taking too close an interest in them. Just as religion is used to excuse evil, so Ida, Pinkie’s nemesis, evokes someone who seeks to do good for the sake of it. The evocation of a feral youth underclass and absent (or dysfunctional) fathers are topics from contemporary headlines. Brighton was felt to be almost a character in its own right. Like many of the other protagonists, it carries a number of contradictions. Day trippers coexist with gangsters. The affluent live in close proximity to the poor. The police and legal profession both accommodate the gangster class – there is a sleazy underbelly to the resort. Increasingly, we found the main female characters more interesting than the males, most of whom end up dead or ruined. Throughout, Ida shows courage and integrity. Rose, in particular, was felt to be both credible and well-portrayed. Her confession towards the end of the book allows Greene to present her confessor as a wordly and sympathetic representative of a Church with which Greene was to have an ambiguous relationship throughout his life. In ‘Greeneland’ little is as it seems at first sight.

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Leeds Arts Centre Presents William Wycherly’s Scandalous Restoration Comedy The Country Wife is a bawdy comedy, considered so sexually explicit in its time that it was deemed too outrageous to be performed at all for several decades. It is now regarded as one of the wittiest and best of the Restoration comedies but it hasn’t lost its capacity to shock. Three separate tales intertwine throughout the play, presenting a satirical exploration of masculinity, sexuality and class through hilarious farce. The Leeds Arts Centre’s production, directed by Malcolm Brown, promises an evening of fun, laughter and scandalous debauchery. The Country Wife is at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May at 7:30pm. Tickets £10/ £7 available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk Further information www.leedsartscentre.org.uk

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This Really Happened..... or did it? A contemporary performance, This Really Happened, takes place at The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, on Friday 13th May as part of the national Museums at Night festival. Inspired by the artworks of the Virtually Real touring exhibition on show in the Gallery, the Dark Lights Company use storytelling, poetry and confrontation in performance to trick their audience into believing the unbelievable. The performers take the audience on a journey around the gallery and attempt to open their eyes to a new way of seeing art. There are four performances – 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm. For more information follow Dark Lights on Facebook at ‘Dark Lights Theatre’, on Twitter @DarkLights2011 or email Acatia Finbow at pc09af@leeds.ac.uk

‘Silent Leeds’ Captures Moments of Calm Silent Leeds, a stunning collection of contemporary photography by local artist Jemma Garland, is showing at HEART on Bennett Road, Headingley, throughout April and May The exhibition is the first of many for recently opened HEART – previously Bennett Road Primary School where Jemma was actually a pupil. The photographs, some of which appear at first glance to be painted canvases, are inspired by life in the back streets of Burley and the concrete of Leeds City Centre, as well as the beautiful woodland of Meanwood or Roundhay. In all, Jemma captures a timeless moment of calm, showing that this can be found wherever you are HEART is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 11pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in to view the exhibition. 5% of all sale proceeds will be donated to the Kenyan Orphan Sponsorship Trust (KOST), a small Leeds-based charity that directly cares for 120 children, giving them the chance of a better future.

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Orchestra Takes on Alpine Challenge Leeds Symphony Orchestra, which rehearses at the West Park Centre, Spen Lane, on Monday evenings, is giving a concert at St Chad’s Church, Headingley, at 7.30pm on Sunday 22nd May. The programme will include the monumental Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss. Scored for large orchestra, it features organ, quadruple woodwind, a battery of percussion instruments (including a wind machine!) and a brass section with four Wagner tubas – a comparatively rare instrument which combines elements of both the French horn and the tuba, originally created for Richard Wagner’s operatic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung.

“THE SYMPHONY IS PROBABLY THE MOST PHYSICALLY AND TECHNICALLY DEMANDING WORK THE ORCHESTRA HAS EVER UNDERTAKEN” “The symphony, or rather tone poem, is probably the most physically and technically demanding work the orchestra has ever undertaken”, said conductor Martin Binks. “It’s a real tour de force for any orchestra, whether amateur or professional, and tests the players’ capabilities to the extreme. As the simple logistics of performing this work occur so rarely, my players are grabbing this opportunity with both hands. It will be a memorable evening!” The programme also includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 99. Tickets are available from Leeds City Centre Box Office at The Carriageworks (0113 224 3801) or on the door.

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Treasures Revealed in Leeds The sixth festival of Treasures Revealed in Leeds takes place from 30th April – 8th May. The nine-day festival aims ‘to inspire and attract residents to experience and celebrate West Yorkshire’s vibrant faith heritage’. Some 30 buildings will be open to give a warm welcome to local residents and visitors. Pick up a booklet at your local library or visit www. treasuresrevealed.com and follow the link to Festivals/ Leeds for a full programme of events. Buildings open in North Leeds include: Leeds Cathedral and Leeds Parish Church; Headingley Methodist, South Parade Baptist, St Michael’s & All Angels, and Makkah Masjid in Headingley; St Stephen’s in Kirkstall; Holy Name in Ireland Wood; Central Methodists, Cragg Hill Baptist, St James’s, Woodside Methodist and The Grove Methodist in Horsforth. 24 May 2011 | northleedslife.co.uk

‘Symphony of a Thousand’ in York Currently in rehearsal at the West Park Centre, Spen Lane, is the massive and moving Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, which will be performed in York Minster at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st May. Conducted by Simon Wright, Leeds Festival Chorus will be joined by the Hallé Choir, the York Minster Choir and York Guildhall Orchestra for the occasion. It is frequently described as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ because of the enormous number of voices and instrumentalists required. Mahler, in an uncharacteristically optimistic frame of mind, saw the symphony as an expression of confidence in the eternal human spirit. He thought it was the grandest thing he had ever done, a completely choral symphony.

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Upstagers Present Billy Elliot at The Alhambra Following the enormous success of Billy Youth Theatre 2010, Upstagers Theatre Group, based in Ilkley, has been chosen by the producers of the West End professional show Billy Elliot the Musical to perform their own production of this internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning show at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Written by Lee Hall, with music by Elton John, the show tells the story of an 11 year-old boy who stumbles across a ballet class on his way to boxing practise. Something captures his imagination and he exchanges his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. In County Durham during the 1984-85 miners’ strike this was never going to be an easy choice. It is a fabulous show and the young (10 – 19 years), energetic Upstagers cast is set to bring it to life on the Alhambra stage. Billy Elliott runs from 15th – 18th June at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £13 - £17 with concessions from £11. Group discounts are also available. Book through the Alhambra Theatre on 01274 432 000, or Tourist Information Offices.

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Journey’s End at The Grand ‘Journey’s End’, the multi award-winning production of R.C. Sherriff’s play which won critical acclaim in the West End and on Broadway, will be at The Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st May. The play is set in the British trenches at St Quentin in 1918, in the days leading up to Operation Michael, the last great German Offensive of the First World War, a day that saw 38,000 men die. A company of officers prepares for a daring raid across No Man’s Land to gather intelligence. Based on the author’s own experience of the Front and life in the trenches, it celebrates humour and courage in the face of certain tragedy, and remains an important reminder of the horrors of war and the real, unromanticised heroes who fought it. ‘Journey’s End’ is directed by David Grindley and designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by Gregory Clarke. The cast is Graham Butler, Tim Chipping, Andy Daniel, Daniel Hanna, Simon Harrison, Nigel Hastings, Mike Hayley, Dominic Mafham, James Norton, Christian Patterson and Tony Turner.

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Bad Girls at The Carriageworks LIDOS Theatre Group will stage Bad Girls the Musical at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square from Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th June. Based on the highly successful television drama that ran for 107 episodes on ITV, this fresh, funny and original British musical was developed by the creators of Bad Girls, Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, in collaboration with composer and lyricist Kath Gotts, and director Maggie Norris. LIDOS, formed over 35 years ago, performs three shows a year at the Carriageworks. It has a membership of over 70 who throw themselves enthusiastically into the many aspects of amateur theatre, including set building, costumes, publicity, directing, choreography, acting, singing and numerous back stage roles. LIDOS raises money for local charities through their performances, last year donating £3,000 to Take Heart, Chloe’s Appeal, The Jenny Ruth Trust and Bridge2aid. During Bad Girls they will be raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Bad Girls the Musical runs from 7th – 11th June at the Carriagworks Theatre. Tickets start from £10 and can be booked by calling 0113 224 3801 or from www.lidos.co.uk

SOUND & VISION pages 28 - 30 Poets’ Words Set in Stone As part of an art project funded by Leeds City Council and Yorkshire Forward, local writers Peter Spafford and Antony Dunn have created poems about Kirkgate’s thousand years of history and these have been carved into the street’s paving and on a pair of granite seats. Kirkgate’s history dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086. Over the years it has been home to a prison, a museum and, up until the 19th century, was a fashionable residential district for Leeds’ wealthy merchants. “Kirkgate was once the main artery between the heart of old Leeds - the Parish Church - and its main market, Briggate”, said Headingley-based Peter Spafford, formerly the Royal Armouries’ Writer in Residence. “The poems do not refer to particular events but seek to evoke the antiquity of the street; the impermanence, but persistence, of human traffic over the centuries.” “I hope my poem says something about our communal life in Leeds”, said Antony Dunn. “Its residents, its traders, the tourists who visit for a short time, have all contributed to the history of this street and the wider city.” The pieces were engraved by local masons Mastercraft Memorials.

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MUSICLISTINGS By Brendan Campbell

Matt Anderson Quartet Sun 1 May 1-4pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton LS7.

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Noah & The Whale + Exlovers Wed 4 May, Leeds Met SU. Londonbased Energetic popsters + dream pop band.

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Dan Sartain Wed 4 May at The Brudenell from 8pm. Raw mix of mod-rock, blues, punk & rockabilly

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Stateless Thurs 5 May at The Brudenell from 8pm. Dark rock-pop band playing original material.

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Gateway Music Night Fri 6 May, 8pm Escobar, Leeds, featuring Jenni Noyes, Elmaroe, etc. Free

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Atilla the Stockbroker +Barnstormer+Blythe Power Sat 7 May The George. An anarchic evening’s entertainment.

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Chunky Butt Funky Sat 7 May from 11pm at The Wardrobe. Upbeat jazz-funk featuring the inimitable Rev Chunky & his gospel-influenced soul band

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The Leisure Society Sat 7 May at The Brudenell from 8pm. Indie, folk chamber-pop maestros.

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Salsa Como Loco Sun 8 May 1-4pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton LS7. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Spring Concert Sun 8 May, 3pm at Clothworkers Hall, Leeds University, hosted by the Rotary Club of Headingley & featuring Leeds Grammar School pupils. In aid of Get a Life Teenage Cancer Ward at LGI. Tickets £10/ under 15s £5. Booking advisable – Drew Dodds 07919 125491

Curtis Eller Sun 8 May at All Hallows Church, Hyde Park. New York-based banjo playing maverick. Doors 7pm. Tickets £6 from Jumbo Records £8 on door. www. facebook.com/allhallows. gigs

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The Kabeedies+The Cads Thurs 12 May at Milo, Call Lane. Exciting 4-piece from Norwich ..................................................

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thurs 12 May, 7.30pm at Leeds Town Hall.

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Yellowman Sat 14 May, from 9pm, The Wardrobe. Jamaican dub, reggae & dancehall master. ..................................................

A Genuine Freakshow Sat 14 May at The Well, Leeds. 16+Event. Tickets £8 from Jumbo Records, £5.50p from www. agenuinefreakshow.com

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The Despoilers Sat 14 May, Original Oak, Headingley & Fri 20 May at O’Neills, Leeds. Six-piece covers band playing great tunes from the last five decades. ..................................................

Mary Gauthier Fri 13 May, 8pm at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane. American singer songwriter. One of Country’s most revered artists.

Craig Ogden Sun 15 May, 3pm at Grove Methodist Church, Town St. Horsforth. Internationally renowned guitarist. £5 on door, children free.

Real Talk Charity Jam Fri 13 May The Faversham, 7pm – 2am. Hip-hop, breakdancing, live art, MCs, competitions & more. £5/£4 call 08444 999 999

Mícheál O’ Raghallaigh Sun 15 May, 7.30pm at Otley Courthouse. Outstanding concertina player. In association with Swaledale Squeeze & Irish Arts Foundation. £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on door.

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World Music Night Fri 13 May, 7.30pm at Swarthmore Education Centre, Woodhouse Sq. LS3. In collaboration with Cloth Cat. Local bands, DJ Roger King, open mic session for musicians & poets. steve.deegan@ hotmail.co.uk to register interest. £3 advance/ £4 on door.

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Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Sat 14 May, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall. Playing RimskyKorsakov, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky. Tickets £12 £30 0113 224 3801, www. leedsconcertseason.com ..................................................

John Spiers & Jon Boden Sat 14 May, 7:45pm, Howard Assembly Room, Grand Theatre. Tight fiddle & melodeon duo & strong vocals. Tickets £12.50. Winners Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo.

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Djangonauts 15 May, 1-4pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton LS7. Contemporary take on gypsy jazz style, original arrangements & virtuoso techniques.

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Frank Turner Mon 16 May, The Brudenell. Million Dead singer turned folk troubadour. ..................................................

Beth Hart Tues 17 May at The Brudenell. £10, Soulful Los Angeles blues-rock singer ..................................................

Vintage Rock Band Thurs 19 May at The Duck & Drake, Kirkgate from 8.30pm. 70s classic rock covers band.

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Arnie Somogyi’s ‘Scenes in the City’ - the music of Charlie Mingus Thurs 19 May, 8pm

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BBC Philharmonic, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus Sat 21 May, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall Verdi’s Requiem. £15 - £30. 0113 224 3801, www.leedsconcertseason. com ..................................................

Heritage Masterworks Chorale Sat 21 May, 3pm at St James’s University Hospital Chapel. Music by Handel, Wesley, Vaughan Williams & Brahms. Tickets from Yorkshire College of Music & Drama 0113 243 1605. ..................................................

Liz Reynolds, Troubadour Mon 23 May at Milo, Leeds. Free ..................................................

Roots: Ash Mandrake Fri 27 May, 8 – 11pm at New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Rd Headingley. Imaginative, skilled musician & songwriter. Folk rock, original songs & covers performed with double necked guitar with loop machines, stories, comedy & hats! £5. ..................................................

Kim Macari Big Band 29 May, 1-4pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton LS7. Young trumpet star & her big band play the music of Scottish saxman Duncan Lamont. .................................................. Sinfonia of Leeds Sat 11 June, 7.30pm Great Hall, Leeds University. Programme includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto & Schubert’s Symphony No.9. Tickets: £12/£8 from The Carriageworks 0113 224 3801


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Leeds Film Maker Wins Talent Award Leeds-based film maker, Vicki Psarias, flew the flag for female directors when she won a coveted Square Mile Magazine 30 Under 30 London Talent Award recently. The awards celebrate exceptional talent in categories ranging from Finance to Media and Vicki won in Entertainment, Media and the Arts for her directing work. The award was extra special to Vicki who just recently got back on set after a break for maternity leave. After living in London for years, she made the bold move at the end of last year to move back up to Leeds. “Career wise, it’s been the best thing I’ve done”, she says. Having already directed a series of web commercials for a fashion brand, had an idea optioned by BBC Comedy and collaborating with one of the biggest production companies in the North on some documentary ideas, it looks like she may be right.

MK has always been known for shock value rather than deep gameplay and although this latest offering has been tightened up massively, it still provides a brutal and even more visceral finishing touch than it did before. With visible damage to the players appearing in-fight it’s easy to see who is taking a pounding and, given the impact of most of the moves, it’s good to see the fighters tired and bruised rather than pristine after two or three rounds.

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Netherrealm has made a wise move by listening to the fans and taking the series back to its roots. Two unique fatalities exist per character and no babalities, animalities or friendships to muddy the water. With 2 on 2 combat, a mission mode and the return of Test your Might (and others) a lot of thought has gone into the longevity of both single and multiplayer MK5; although you’ll have to wait until release to pass judgement for yourself! Deathsmiles XBOX 360

Deathsmiles first saw the light of day (or not perhaps) back in 2005 as a Japanese only Arcade Shooter. Developed by CAVE, the game features a quartet of cute anime witches on a mission to blast their way past a horde of despicable baddies and ultimately showdown with the imaginatively named ‘Tyrannosatan.’

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As with all CAVE shooters, Deathsmiles is fast, imaginative and utterly insane, as well as being tough. The PAL XBOX release features a faithful version of the original game (unlike in the US) as well as a music CD and a number of remixed modes. All in all, at its budget RRP, Deathsmiles is a niche title which can be enjoyed by almost anyone; in particular because 2D shooters are such a rare breed over here – shame!

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360 CLUB, THE LIBRARY, MARCH 18

Alaska/The Asa Hawks/Arizona Bay/ The Red Pills Things have always moved pretty quickly on Leeds’ perennially mercurial ‘music scene’ – largely due to the sheer volume of (mostly indifferent) bands and lack of decent places to play. But not even a five-year hiatus in London could explain the unlikely news on my return that The Library - a ghastly It’s A Scream chain pub perched on an uninviting corner of Woodhouse Moor - now hosts one of the best live music nights the city has to offer. All power then, to veteran promoter Richard Watson - head honcho at the reliably fantastic 360 Club – for sidestepping the toga-wearing, alcopop-quaffing sports science students downstairs and realising the hitherto untapped potential lying dormant on the first floor. Boasting it’s own bar, a crystal clear PA system and even a full-on lighting rig, Watson has buffed up a hidden gem of a venue in the roomy rafters of this once grand municipal building. Furthermore, he ensures every single band playing this weekly Friday club night does so to a packed room by simply not telling them when they will be on – thus ensuring a healthy crowd pitch up from the start. Openers Alaska, playing only their second-ever gig, feed on the professionalism where lesser bands might flounder. Sporting matching Hawaiian shirts (the irony!) and with a drummer seemingly living out a long-held Hunter S Thompson fancy dress fantasy, the ferocious Ghost In My Mind makes for a suitably attention-grabbing – and refreshingly sinister – opening salvo. All crooning David Byrne vocals and staccato guitar stabs, it’s Alaska’s obvious calling card in a formidable arsenal of postpunk pop songs seemingly plucked fully formed out of the ether by idiosyncratic singer Nick John Henry. Girl, Cowboy and Ennio Morricone-meets-White Stripes closer Reptile all sound like modern classics in waiting - it’s just a shame Henry’s memorable lyrics are largely lost in the (self-

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imposed) cacophonous reverb. Even so, Alaska could be the coolest new band in town. The Asa Hawks – clearly talented but boasting a capable rhythm section who look like they’re waiting for a bus rather than playing a live gig - inevitably suffer by comparison. Sounding largely like two very different bands fighting to get out of one confused whole, their schizophrenic set is littered with baffling soft-rock missteps – not least the frankly cringeworthy Trouble. But when gifted primary vocalist Katy Raine takes the lead with her gently plucked acoustic guitar (backed to great effect by some rootsy banjo) and heavenly country-tinged tones, The Asa Hawks are actually very good indeed. With a voice that good, and some pleasingly rural and rusticsounding arrangements, The Asa Hawks could make some serious headway if they followed their folksier instincts. Don’t they know it’s all the rage? If you like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden but prefer your early ‘90s US alt-rock a little wetter behind the ears, the chances are you’ll like Arizona Bay. Unashamedly billing themselves as “Leeds’ leading grunge revivalists”, their heartfelt but cheesy set is big on riffs, low on memorable tunes and wholly at odds with the radical Bill Hicks routine from which they take their name. The lack of heirs and graces is something to be grateful for, but these boys could do with a heavy injection of irony and quick. The Red Pills are refreshingly bonkers - a good old-fashioned punk four-piece that round things off with a rousing romp through a barrage of authentically grimy two-and-a-half minute agit-pop songs. Its bracing stuff, if a little neutered by the over-professional musicianship and synthesized sounds of modern amplifier technology. But bare-chested frontman Tom Hey is a gem, channeling the spirit of Johnny Rotten through the face and body of James’ Tim Booth as he snarls out the pithiest chorus I’ve heard in sometime: “This is my band/so f**k off/I’d rather have a proper job”. If that had been written in 1977, Hey would have been minted for life. Closing another great night of live music in one of Leeds’ worst pubs, that’s what I call irony. Matt Humphreys


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This is one of the least expensive but most effective ways to brighten up your house. If you don’t have the time yourself you’ll find excellent, reliable decorators in this magazine. Choose neutral colours so as not to frighten off buyers! Although, I did sell a house once where the dining room was ‘Jungle Ginger’ – fabulous! People were seen to quickly don sun glasses as they entered the room.

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Teen Fiction Success Beechtree Steiner Initiative for Leeds Trinity Creating an unhurried and creative learning Lecturer environment Martyn Bedford, a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University College, Horsforth, is celebrating international success with the publication of his first novel for teenagers. Flip marks a new direction for the novelist and creative writing tutor, and is already being hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic as a hot new title for young readers.

Martyn, who lives in Ilkley, launched his writing career in 1996 with Acts of Revision, which won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award. “Writing for the teen and young adult market was uncharted territory for me”, said Martyn. “They are a demanding readership who will soon put a book down if they’re not hooked. This need to keep the pages turning is a useful discipline for a writer and I enjoyed writing Flip immensely.”

Flip is the story of 14 year old Alex who wakes up one morning trapped inside another boy’s body. Martyn said, “It’s a novel about identity and the search for a sense of self – to what extent is our sense of who we are tied up with how we look as well as how we think?”

Beechtree Steiner Initiative in North Leeds is applying to open a new Steiner Waldorf School under the Government’s Free School scheme, building on over ten years’ experience of running kindergartens and parent and child groups. They would like to hear from like-minded families in North Leeds who might be interested. Steiner Waldorf education is based on a deep understanding of the developmental phases of children and nurtures a love of learning. It takes the needs of the whole child into account – academic, physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual – and sees artistic activity and the development of the imagination as integral to learning. The priority is to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment where children can enjoy learning and experience the richness of childhood. In Steiner Waldorf settings, children attend kindergarten from ages 3 – 6. School begins at age six – equivalent to primary Year Two. Formal learning of the ‘Three Rs’ doesn’t begin until then and this is one of the main differences between Steiner Waldorf and mainstream education. Beechtree Steiner currently provides places for children up to the age of six at two kindergartens in Headingley and Chapel Allerton. From 2012 they hope to begin Year Two equivalent teaching in a new class that will develop into a fully fledged Steiner School for Leeds. If you would like more information about this alternative to mainstream education, text INTERESTED and your name to 07779 782879 or email school@leeds-steiner.org.uk and they will contact you. Applications for the Free School scheme (2012 opening) are due in at the beginning of June - so please get in touch soon! www.steiner-leeds.org.uk www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk.

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Notices Adel Pre School

has a 50 year history & is OFSTED registered. Places available for children 2 ½ - school age. Daily sessions 9am – noon at Adel Methodist Church. Details: Lesley 281 7979. Adel Toddler Group

Fri 10 – 11.15am during term time at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Just £1.50 per family, incl refreshments for children & adults. A warm & welcoming group always pleased to welcome old & new faces! Mums & Toddlers

Wed 9.30 – 11.30am at St Giles Church Hall, Bramhope. Details Nicci Shay 267 4884.

Workshops for Opera Loving Toddlers! Opera North is holding two early years taster workshops on Monday 20th June, 10.30 – 11.30 am, and 1 – 2pm at the Howard Assembly Room in The Grand Theatre this season. Babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to play musical games, learn songs, and explore rhythm and movement with an artist from Opera North. The workshop offers a wonderful way to be creative with your child in a safe, friendly environment. The space is ‘baby’ proof and very accessible with a lift, space to park buggies and it has changing facilities. Tickets are free, but please book in advance to reserve your place. Call the box office on 0844 848 2727 or visit www. howardassemblyroom.co.uk

Toddler Praise

Wed 4 Mayl, 10am at St Giles Church, Bramhope. Sing, dance & make a noise in praise! Followed by refreshments. Details: Janice Smith 0113 203 7523 or just turn up.

Ralph Thoresby Exchanges Ideas with Swedish School For the past three years, staff from Ralph Thoresby School, together with representatives from the local authority, have been travelling to Nykoping in Sweden to exchanging ideas and knowledge, and to compare the different education systems. On their visits, they have watched lessons and compared their different approaches to helping immigrant children settle into new schools and surroundings. Swedish staff have made reciprocal visits to Ralph Thoresby School to learn about their varied curriculum and how the arts contribute to the development of young people. This exchange of views has cemented an enduring relationship between the partner schools and plans for student exchanges are being finalised for 2012-2013.

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Leeds Met Students Help Celebrate Rainbow Club Success To celebrate a year’s success for The Rainbow Club, a group of Leeds Metropolitan University students is running an event at Headingley Campus on Thursday 12th May involving around 80 Year 5 pupils from the Priesthorpe School Sport Partnership. Based on the ‘Rainbow Club’, which aims to increase participation in physical activity during school time, the event will focus on developing a range of skills necessary for sport and recreational activities. It will also include activities like handball and circus skills, promoting a healthy lifestyle and an inter-school competition. Leeds Met students are regularly involved with local primary schools, promoting healthy and active lifestyles and encouraging participation in sports.


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Richmond House Celebrates Anniversary in Style In celebration of the school’s 75th anniversary this year, the children from Richmond House School’s Nursery and Reception classes partied as if it were 1935! The children, aged between three and five, held a street party. To fit with the 75 year theme they stepped back in time, celebrating the era in which the school was founded. They played old fashioned games and dressed in 1930’ style or as early television characters such as Andy Pandy, Noddy, Looby Lou and Bozo the Clown. The entire school has celebratory activities planned throughout the year to mark the anniversary. These themed events will also help to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice, the school’s nominated charity. The school had a great response to their appeal for past pupils to get in touch and share their stories and they are looking forward to welcoming past pupils and the local community through their doors to share their heritage at their Open Day on Monday 9th May, 2 – 7pm.

Froebelian Netball Team Scores a Hat Trick Recently, girls from the Froebelian School, Horsforth, won three U11 netball tournaments in just ten days! They won the Gateways Invitation Tournament at Harewood on 2nd March; the Fulneck Invitation Tournament at Pudsey on 8th; and the final at Queen Margaret’s School in York in a competition with teams from all over the country three days later.

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Adel Primary Stages Special Stephen Lawrence Event

Pupils from The Froebelian School, Horsforth recently celebrated success at the Skipton Annual Music Festival. In five of the classes, Acted Scene, Solo Drama, Prose Reading, Bible Reading and Comic Verse, they won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Form IV (Y6) took part in the Choral Speaking class and walked away with the cup. Their performance has been nominated for the regional championships, which will be held in Ilkley in September.

Staff and parents at Adel Primary School recently staged a spectacular show as a part of their work towards achieving the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard, which recognises the ongoing efforts of the school in combating racism and celebrating diversity in our community.

“All the children showed tremendous skill in all their performances and won every class they entered”, said drama teacher, Mrs Taylor-Parker. “I’m so very proud of them all.” Photo: Form IV (Y6) winners with their trophies

The audience was welcomed by the children in the 17 different languages spoken in our school. There were displays of singing and dancing from many different countries: Year 3 performed African songs and a Zumba dance; the youngest children chose Indian and Spanish dance. The dance club showed off their skills with African, Indian and street dance, and the school choir sang songs from around the world. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the fashion show, featuring a wonderful display of costumes. During the interval there was an amazing array of food from India, Iran, Italy and Jamaica – not forgetting English afternoon tea with scones and jam! The final item was a performance of international songs by ‘Free Range’ choir, featuring a solo by our very own headteacher, Stephen Boothroyd! The performers and audience then all joined in a rendition of ‘Wavin’ Flag’ – which is fast becoming our special anthem in our quest to achieve the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard. Sarah Stead, International Co-ordinator / Stephen Lawrence Co-ordinator

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A Celebration of Rugby! The Leeds Loves Rugby Festival from 14th - 27th May will celebrate Leeds Rugby League’s first ever championship victory with Lewis Jones leading the team to a 25–10 victory over Warrington in the final at Odsal in May 1961. This was a momentous occasion in the club’s history and the end of a 66 year wait for league glory! 52,000 fans were in attendance on the day.

Attila the Nun Heads for Mongolia! A team from Cookridge, made up of Tom Lake, Curt Pinnock and Omeed Alikhanizadeh and known collectively as Attila the Nun, is taking on the challenge of The Mongol Rally this summer. This is an unsupported, 10,000 mile drive from Goodwood, UK, to Ulaanbaatur, Mongolia. The aim is for each team to raise at least £1,000 for charity, half of which will go to the Christina Nobel Children’s Foundation which focuses on improving healthcare, education and living conditions for orphaned or abandoned children in Mongolia. The other half will go to a charity of the team’s choice which, in the case of Attila the Nun, is the British Red Cross. The team is currently looking for businesses to sponsor them. They have just bought an ambulance to drive in the rally and donate to a hospital in Ulaanbaatur on arrival. There is a distinct lack of emergency vehicles in Mongolia.

Current Rhinos team captain, Kevin Sinfield recently joined Lewis Jones and Derek Hallas from the 1961 team to launch the event, organised by Marketing Leeds, Leeds Rugby and Leeds City Council. “The festival will be a terrific platform, giving businesses in the city the opportunity to promote themselves to new audiences, nationally and internationally, through rugby themed activities. I’m sure Leeds will be buzzing with all things rugby in May!” said Nick Bates, Advisory Board Member of Marketing Leeds. Leeds Rugby invites members of the public to bring and share their Leeds sporting memories from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s to the present day to be included in a ‘Show & Share’ exhibition at Headingley Stadium. Fans are advised to use photocopies not originals, as they can’t be returned. These can be dropped in to Leeds Visitor Centre at Leeds Station, or to the shop at Headingley Carnegie Stadium until 14th May. For further information please call 0871 423 1315

For further information, visit www.attilathenun.co.uk, email atillathenun@hotmail.co.uk or call Tom on 07747 680 378

Leeds Petanque Club Holds Open Day Formed in 2006, the Leeds Petanque Club, based at Richmond House School Sports Field, Glen Road, Headingley, now has a thriving membership. They are holding an Open Day on Sunday 22nd May and would like to invite everyone to come along from 10am – 2pm, try the game and feast on their French-style barbecue! Regular sessions are held on Tuesdays from 7pm in Summer, and all year round at 11am on Sundays. There are also club competitions and some members play in a local league and in regional and national events.

Nick Bates of Marketing Leeds, Derek Hallas and Lewis Jones – players from 1961 win, Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby, and Kevin Sinfield, Rhino’s Team Captain (front).

The game is very easy to learn to play, with all the equipment provided by the club. All ages can play together on the same team and you can be as sociable or competitive as you want. For more information, contact secretary@leedspetanque. co.uk or 07977 772971 or visit www.leedspetanque.co.uk


TASC Badminton Club’s 30 Year Reunion! TASC Badminton Club is celebrating 30 years with a reunion on Friday, 10th June, 7pm in Reception at Leeds Trinity University College and they would like to invite all current and former members to help them celebrate. The club was started in June 1981 by Sylvia Sellers and a group of friends who belonged to a babysitting circle and liked to play a weekly game of badminton. They started out hiring just one court at Trinity and All Saints College. Soon the number of players grew and they hired two courts, and before long they were hiring the entire gym once a week! “We decided to call the club TASC Badminton Club as that was where we played”, said Sylvia. “Over the years, membership numbers have been around 20 and we have enjoyed some great friendly matches. I believe we were one of the first local, private badminton clubs and we pride ourselves as being friendly yet competitive. Some of our members have been with the club for 15 years or more! I have met so many interesting people and would like to thank all our members for their dedication and support – in particular, Graham Hanson, Bob Athey, Sally Ellam, Ken Wilson, and members of the original babysitting circle Judy, Armani, Janet, Margaret and Norma who helped establish the club. I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion!”

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community clubs who have participated in or continue to play rugby league in the city and districts. Run under the auspices of the Leeds Rugby Foundation, the project will focus on schools, community clubs, works competitions, representative players and match officials who have made their mark around Leeds.

Included on the Committee are Leeds Rhinos President Harry Jepson OBE, former Chairman of English Schools RL John Ahm, and Les Marshall and Glenn Davies from the Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund. Member Bernard Shooman, a former referee involved in the research, commented: “Although we have passed the milestone of 500 teams, we believe that there are still more out there and we appeal to the rugby public to pass on any information that they may have relating to clubs from the Leeds & District League.” ALTHOUGH WE HAVE PASSED THE MILESTONE OF 500 TEAMS, WE BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE STILL MORE OUT THERE The Leeds & District organisation was formalised at the Green Dragon Hotel, Leeds, in September 1888 and the foundation clubs were Bramley, Holbeck, Hunslet, Kirkstall, Leeds Parish Church, Leeds St John’s and Wortley. The objectives of these pioneer clubs were to create a fund to assist players of member clubs who had been seriously injured, and to develop the game in the Borough of Leeds. The Project will be running events for the public to share their memorabilia and memories. Anyone with information should contact Bernard on 0113 225 0231, email bernard. shooman@ntlworld.com or Peter Benson on 01274 870028, peterwoodclose@aol.com Phil Caplan Chairman, Leeds Rugby Heritage Project

“This is definitely my radiotherapy ‘swansong’”, commented Sue. “It ties up a lot of the achievements during my colourful radiotherapy career, from qualification in 1967 to now.” Learn More About Radiotherapy Open Day – Saturday 25th June, 11am – 3pm Radiotherapy Department, Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital 2011 – The Year of Radiotherapy

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Aromatherapy – The Pleasurable Route to Wellbeing Aromatherapy is an aesthetic healing art designed to promote healthy bodies and serenity of mind. It combines facial and body massage with essential oils. On one level it can be practised as a sophisticated form of herbal medicine, on the other a simple form of relaxation therapy. Aromatherapy can form part of a holistic healing regime, as well as being a preventive therapy. It heals through the senses – touch (massage), smell (aromatic oils), sight (pleasant surroundings), and often hearing (soft music). The combination helps to create the conditions for healing to take place, naturally.

Aromatic oils have been used for over 2,000 and can be traced back to the Egyptians and Chinese. The use of essence therapy in today’s society proves that it has withstood the test of time. Natural oils are used as a base for perfumes, deodorants and creams. Clove oil is used for toothache, peppermint for indigestion and eucalyptus for inhalations. Essences are also used in patented medicines. The aromas we create and encounter have a psychosomatic effect. They make us feel better and can therapeutically influence physical symptoms. Exploring the healing effects of essential oils can be both beneficial and pleasurable. .............................................................................................................

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......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ACTIVE Abbey Runners Tues, 7.45pm, Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, for local run & Thurs, 7.30pm at Leeds Met Beckett Park campus for coached track sessions. All standards of runner welcome. Details: www.abbeyrunners.co.uk After Eights Badminton Club Mon 8.30 – 9.30pm at Holt Park Sports Centre. New members welcome. Turn up & try our friendly club – free. Pay by term. Details: Helen, 0113 305 3327 Badminton Anyone? Friendly badminton club looking for experienced players. Fri 7.309.30pm at Trinity University, Horsforth. Details: Sylvia 259 0113, Graham on 258 4532 Circle Dancing Group meets 1st & 3rd Tues of the month at St.Giles Church Hall, Bramhope. Gentle dancing to beautiful music from all over the world. Great fun, therapeutic, & friendly group. All welcome. Details: Joan 284 2549. Cookridge Rambling Club meets Sun, 9.30am in the car park of Cookridge Village Hall for walks of approx 6/8 miles. Transport can be provided when required. Details: Shirley 267 9452. Bramhope Bowls Club New members welcome. Details: 267 8001. Briggate Morris (Women’s Northwest Morris Dancing) New members invited. All ages & abilities welcome. Practice Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm, Brownberrie Lane Preschool, Horsforth. Details: Katie 07890 754115, www. briggate-morris.blogspot.com. Dance Scottish in Adel Scottish Country Dancing, Mon 1.45 – 4.45pm & Tues 7.45 – 9.45pm at Adel Methodist Church Hall (behind Lawnswood Arms). Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Details: Don Andrews 01535 605065, donald@ hbandrews.fsnet.co.uk or Irene Dracup 263 1310 www. rscdsleeds.org.uk Horsforth Fellandale Running Club trains 6.30pm every Wed. Summer on Otley Chevin. Winter at Trinity University, Details: Martin 239 4801, secretary@ fellandale.com Horsforth Harriers

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Friends of Lawnswood Badminton Club Mon & Weds (term time), 7 – 9pm, Sports Hall Lawnswood School. Parents, children (accompanied) & members of wider community welcome. Details: Tony Magee 267 3728, baylis365@btinternet.com.

Leeds Contra Ceilidh meets 8 - 10.30pm at Headingley Parish Hall, St Michael’s Rd. Headingley, on 2nd & 4th Tues of each month. Live band! No partner or experience required. Newcomers welcome. Details: Liz 284 3282, www.leedscontra.freeuk.com Leeds HF Rambling & Social Club. Walks on a Sunday geared to public transport from Leeds. Social events in winter. Details: Send SAE to John Maltman, 52 Vesper Gate Mount, Leeds LS5 3NN. Leeds RSPB Group Free bird walks in May. Sat 7 at Swillington Ings (meet 10am Fleet Lane car park); Wed 11 at Harewood (meet 7pm inside gates at Wike Rd entrance); Sat 14 at Rodley Nature Reserve (meet 10am in car park). Details: rspbleeds@ googlemail.com Leeds Sailing & Activity Centre Fri 13 May, 10am, 11.20an & 12.40pm at Cemetery Rd, Yeadon, LS19. For the over 45s. Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing plus Climbing Wall. All activities last 1 hr. Book Leeds 10K 19 June Register & raise vital funds for your local children’s hospital. The Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal aims to make a child’s stay in hospital better, brighter & happier. Details: www.leedshospitalsfundraising. org.uk, 0113 392 6803 Leeds 10k – Places Available Join in Leeds 10km Jane Tomlinson’s ‘Run for All’ on Sun 21 June & raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Run it, walk it, wheel it, hop it!! Details: 262 1852, kate.connor@bcrt.org.uk, www.bcrt.org.uk Leeds YHA Walking Group

Friends Hunger Hills Woods Annual Bluebell Walk Sun 8 May, meet 2pm on Hall Lane opposite the children’s play area for a guided walk in the woods to see bluebells & enjoy the flora & fauna. Details: Paul 258 3140. Phoenix Folk Dancers English Country Dancing, Adel Methodist Church Hall, (behind Lawnswood Arms), Wed 8 – 10pm. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary. Details: 2611902 Salmon & Trout Association (Wharfedale Branch) Beginners’ days during , May & June for all who would like to learn the basics of casting, the safe use of tackle, knots, which flies to use, catching & landing fish, entomology & conservation issues. All equipment & tackle provided. Details: Stephen 0113 250 7244, www.sta-westyorks.org.uk/ Meetings.htm#Courses St. Gemma’s Get Fit Campaign Get fit, lose weight or take on the challenge of a lifetime & raise money at the same time. Swim, run, do a sponsored slim, or go walking at midnight. You could also jump from a plane or trek the Great Wall of China! Details: 218 5570, hayleya@st-gemma.co.uk ,www.st-gemma.co.uk

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Horsforth Art & Crafts Society’s Spring Exhibition Sat 23 April – 3pm Mon 2 May, in The Studio, 15 Back Lane, Horsforth LS18. Fantastic variety of work incl paintings in various media, photographs, woodcarvings & prints. Open weekends 10am – 5pm, & weekdays 1 – 3pm. Free entry. Details: 259 0259, h.art. cs@virginmedia.com

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COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Bramhope Farmers’ Market 2nd Sat of month, 10am – 2pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Old Lane. Home baking, organic meats, sausages & pies, free range eggs, bread & cheese, plus veg produced by local farmers. Wheelchair access. Bramhope Methodist Church Coffee Shop Every Tues 10amnoon. Delicious homemade scones & friendly fellowship – all welcome.

Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market New monthly market to run last Sat of month from 28 May, 12 noon – 3pm, featuring good quality food, plants & goods from local & Northern producers & suppliers. Currently looking for stallholders for opening market (£15 per stall). Details: 0113 230 5492, or Kirkstall.abbey@leeds.gov.uk Leeds Horticultural Society Annual Plant & Coffee Morning Sat 7 May, 9.30 – 11.30am at St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd. Adm. £1. Quality plants, homemade cakes. Details: Pat 225 0030.

Cream Tea & Plant Fair Sat 4 June, 1.30 – 3.30 at Alwoodley Community Centre, The Avenue, Alwoodley. In aid of Leeds Feline Friends. Entry £1.50 includes cream tea.

Open Day & Plant Fair Sun 22 May, 10.30am – 3pm at Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary, Weetwood Lane by the Ring Rd. LS16. Stalls, games, displays, food etc. Details: www. hopepastures.org

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Plant Sales Day Sat 14 May, 11am – 4pm at Caring For Life, Crag House Farm, Otley Old Rd LS16. Wide variety of bedding plants, perennials & alpines. All

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Cookridge Gardening Club meets Wed 18 May, 7.30pm in Cookridge Methodist Church Hall, when Peter Baker will present (with music) ‘A walk on the wild side thro’ the Eyes of a Fox’. All welcome. Non members £1.

9.30 – 11am at St Margaret’s Parish Centre. Speakers on a wide variety of subjects, plus refreshments & time to socialise. Visitors & prospective members very welcome. Details: Everett Cooke 258 9149, Beryl Harland 258 6907

Cookridge Methodist Community Film Society Films shown monthly Oct – April on large screen in Church Hall. 7 films £20, 5 films £17. Details & programme: Shirley 267 2464.

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.

Four Seasons Needle Workers meets fortnightly (March 7, 21), 1.30 – 3pm, Four Seasons Cafe, Mark Lane (behind St John’s Church, Briggate) to knit & crochet items for charity. All welcome. Lessons given. Friendly people. Details: 262 0250

Kaleidoscope Social Club for over 50s & unattached with a zest for life. Monthly programme of events. Not a dating agency. Details: 262 1455 or 261 2619, www.kaleidoscopeleeds.weebly. com

Holt Park Residents’ Association Provides a voice for all residents & tenants in the Holt Park area. Regular monthly meetings at Ralph Thoresby School. Details: Alan Mann 07901 656886, www. holtparktra.btck.co.uk Horsforth in Bloom meets 1st Sat of month, 10am Horsforth Museum to prepare Horsforth for entry in Yorkshire in Bloom competition. More help needed planting & weeding, e.g. near Library or old burial ground, or helping with publicity & fundraising. If you can help, come to a meeting or contact Hilary 258 3521. Horsforth Civic Society meets Tues 10 May, 7.30pm downstairs at St. Margaret’s Hall for their AGM. A representative of Headingley Development Trust will talk about ‘Community Trusts – an example from Leeds’. Admission £1 members/ £1.50 non-members. Everyone welcome. Horsforth Duplicate Bridge Club Weds, The Horsforth Club, New Road Side, 7.15pm & Thurs 1.30– 4.30pm. New members welcome. Mike Bent 258 1580

Horsforth Historical Society meets 3rd Tues of the month, 7.30pm at the Stable Block behind the Museum. 17 May: Tony Burkitt talks about ‘Lincoln, from Roman Times to the 21st Century’. Horsforth Photographic Club meets Wed 7pm at Horsforth Museum. New members welcome. Details: rjoyful@yahoo.com Horsforth Retired People’s Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs of month,

Leeds Anglo German Club Tues 17 May: Peter Gieler, Gen. Sec. Anglo-Austrian Society, will give an illustrated talk ‘The Salt of the Earth’ in German & English about the Celts of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region & their ‘white gold’. 7.30pm at St Columba’s URC, Headingley. Details: 268 7697 Leeds Caledonians Seeks New Members! The AGM is on Wed 11 May, 7.30pm at The Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Please bring suggestions for coming season. www.leedscaledonians.org.uk Leeds Feline Friends Can you give a cat a home away from a busy road? Details: 216 0593, mail@ leedsfelinefriends.org.uk, www. leedsfelinefriends.org.uk. Leeds Horticultural Society invites new members & visitors to their monthly meetings, 8pm, 1st Tues each month at St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd. LS6. Tues 3 May: David Allison - demonstrates baskets & containers. Details: 225 0030 www.leedshs.org.uk Leeds Hospital Alert Small group of concerned people campaigning for preservation of the NHS. Next meeting Tues 17 May at Muir Court, St Michael’s Rd. LS6. Details: Beatrice Rogers 0113 278 5495 Leeds Lions meets 2nd Mon, Holiday Inn Express, Cavendish St. LS3, 7.30pm. Details: 0845 833 7428, www.lionsclubs.org Leeds Movie Makers Get more out of your camcorder & film making. Stainbeck United Reformed Church Hall, Stainbeck Lane (rear entrance), Fri 7:30pm. Details: George Woolley 225 6444, Doreen Wood 278 2972

Leeds National Trust Association Spring/ Summer programme (Apr – Sept) includes visits to places of historic & general interest, monthly walks & members holidays. New members always welcome. Details: Pam 258 8178. Leeds Naturalists’ Club & Scientific Association meets alternate Mon, 7.15pm in Museum & Seminar Room, Miall Block, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds. Enjoy a series of talks on natural history subjects in winter, field meetings & exhibit evenings in summer. Details: Peter Larner 0113 261 2589, http//sites.google.com/site/ leedsnaturalistsclub Leeds Microscopical Society (LMS) meets 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7pm at Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall. Varied programme of talks & practical evenings, open to all with an interest in natural history & who wish to learn about microscopy. 12 May: Freshwater Life. 26th May: AGM & ‘Gossip’ Details: Mike Smith: 293 991, mikesmith_ls176sh@yahoo.co.uk Leeds Photographic Society, the oldest photographic society in the world, meets Tues 7.30pm (winter) in St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Rd, Roundhay, LS8. Visitors & prospective members welcome. Details: the Secretary 0113 265 0651 or www.lps1852. co.uk Leeds Skyrack Lions Club meets every 2nd & 4th Thurs in Headingley. Details: Mike Dent 293 1027. Leeds U3A A vibrant organisation with 19 interest groups & regular monthly meetings for anyone not in full time occupation, Details: Bill 07552 448834, www. u3aleeds.org.uk 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 Oxfam Group – Open evenings 1st Wed of month, 7.30pm The Civic Hall, Leeds. Invited speakers on a range of global justice issues. Events & activities also arranged across the city. Next meetings 4 May & 1 June. Everyone welcome. Details: Pauline Neale 269 3542, www. oxfamleeds.org.uk Mercury Movie Makers meet Weds, Rawdon Conservative Club,


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Social & Activities Club New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre/ films/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away & more. Monthly new members’ night in north Leeds. Details: 0844 8111025 www.leedsivc.org.uk Trackrod Motor Club Meets 1st Tues of each month, 9.30pm at Old Modernians Club, Cookridge Lane. New Members welcome. Details: www.trackrodmotorclub. co.uk . The Tuesday Club - Ladies’ Lunch Group Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Headingley, last Tues of month. Lunch at 12.30pm, followed by talk. Details: Heather Harrison 267 8437 hharrison578@btinternet. com University of Leeds Ladies’ Club welcomes women connected to the Uni as either serving or former staff members, partners of staff, or grads of the Uni. Regular events. Details: uleedslc@gmail. com Wednesday Women Building relationships & supporting fellow women in the community. This recently formed group invites new women to join them for friendship, support, conversation & a varied programme of activities. Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 8 – 10pm, Parochial Hall, Meanwood

Wharfedale Speakers Club meets 1st & 3rd Wed of each month at Cross Green Community Centre, Pool Rd, Otley. New members welcome. Speakers of all ages & backgrounds. Come along & improve your speaking skills. Details: Tony Morris 0113 258 3507 White Rose Ladies Speakers Club meets Mon 7.45pm Farsley Library, Old Road, Farsley, LS28. Next meetings 9 May & 13 June. Friendly environment in which to find your voice & improve your presentation skills, including Powerpoint, while having a lot of fun. See them also on YouTube. Details: Sheila Wyatt 267 2062 Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association meets 2nd Thurs each month, 1.30pm Robert Craven Memorial Hall, Bramhope. New members welcome. Yorkshire Flower Club meets monthly, Wed 1.45pm at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Duchy Rd. Harrogate HG1. 25 May: Club event – bring £5 bunch & play! Details: 01943 863172 Yorkshire Malaya & Borneo Veterans’ Assoc. meets 1st Sat of month, 1.30pm at New Headingley Club, St. Michael’s Rd, Headingley. Anyone involved in the Malayan Emergency & Indonesian Confrontation in 50s & 60s most welcome. Represents all units of the armed forces. Details: Eddie Seville 0113 263 7583. MUSIC Fairfax Singers (Burley-in-Wharfedale) sing for charities & have helped raise significant funds. If you would like to book a concert please contact Marjorie Hall 01274 597024, marj.hall51@ yahoo.co.uk. They would welcome 2 Altos & 1 Tenor. Some experience. Contact Dorothy Hawkshaw Musical Director 01943 877464 (Rehearsals Tues pm). www.fairfaxsingers.org.uk Lawnswood Singers Female choir, practices Wed 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Green Lane, Cookridge. Good female singers welcome to come & try us out. Wide repertoire of music & friendly people! Details: Brenda Hawer 0113 2671292, www. lawnswoodsingers.co.uk. Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Road, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989.

Flute Group Tues 7 – 8pm, Yorkshire College of Music & Drama, St Mark’s House, St Mark’s Ave. For Grade 4 standard & above. Details: 243 1605 Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club meets Wed, 7.30 – 10.30pm at Guiseley Factory Workers Club, 6 Town St. LS29. Come along & listen to or play the Club’s Roland AT900c organ & Yamaha PSR S900 keyboard. Concerts by professional artists: Wed 4 May, 8pm, Howard Beumont. Guests welcome - £4. Details: 0113 226 5671, www.leedssocialclubs.co.uk Players for Pleasure offers opportunities for adult amateur musicians to meet & perform favourite pieces in a friendly & supportive atmosphere. All levels from beginner upwards. All instruments - orchestral, piano, singing etc. Details of forthcoming events etc. www. playersforpleasure.co.uk Alan Cuckston Singers Fri 6 May, 7.30pm at St Giles Church Bramhope. Joyfully choral music from Byrd to Britten. Wine & canapés at interval & preview of Book Sale. Tickets £10 in aid of Christian Aid & St Giles Details: Gill Pinches 284 2063. Spring Feast Sat 21 May, 7pm at St Giles Church Hall. Supper & entertainment featuring excellent local musicians Carl Shay & Lydia Smith. Tickets £7.50. Details: Keith Smith 07920 139172. SENIORS Disabled & Elderly Bowling Fri 10am – 12 noon in Hall Park, Horsforth. All welcome. Horsforth Live at Home Bacon Butties served Tues 11.30am12.30pm, followed by dancing ‘til 3pm. Thurs: coffee morning (9.30 – 11am), indoor bowls (10am – 12pm), & lunch 11.30am – 1pm). Details: 259 1511 NEW Men’s Brunch Club last Mon of month (28 March, 25 Apr), 9.45am at Bramhope Methodist Church. Food, fun, fellowship & a fresh cooked breakfast! OPAL Coffee Afternoon Fri 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Old Post Office, 10 Silk Mill Drive, Cookridge. 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 230 1213, Sheila

217 9136. Sequence Tea Dances Mon 2 – 4pm, Bramhope Methodist Church Hall. Everyone welcome. Refreshments & raffle. Details: Marjorie 267 9802. Woodside Luncheon Club (Outwood Lane) Meets Thursdays & is open to all elderly Horsforth residents. Details: 258 3184 SPIRITUAL Adel Baptist Congregation invites you to Sunday services, 10.30am in Adel Primary School, Tile lane, LS16. Worship style is informal with mixture of contemporary & traditional songs. Also, a variety of day time & evening groups. Details: Revd Richard Pollard 275 4989, Richard@spbc.org.uk Adel Methodist Church, corner of Holt Lane & Gainsborough Ave, invites you to Sunday Services at 10.30am. Junior Church also meets at 10.30am Adel St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane. Welcomes you to an Informal Family Service every 3rd Sun at 10am. Junior Church other Sundays at 10am as well as other services. Details: Rev. Ian White 267 3676, www.adelstjohnchurch. org.uk Alpha Course starting Fri 29 April for 10 weeks, 7pm at City Church Leeds, Ashwood Centre, 44a Headingley Lane, LS6. Details: 0113 275 8466. All together! Sun 8 May, 9.30am at St Giles Church Bramhope. A lively all age service for everyone followed by refreshments. Bramhope Methodist Church Midweek Worship in Low Room also on the 2nd Tues in the month at 10am & 4th Thurs in the month at 7.45pm. An opportunity to listen to scripture, hear a brief message about our faith & share in holy communion. Followed by coffee & conversation. All welcome. 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


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Town Street, Horsforth, 1st Tues of month. Join them for a cuppa & a chat. Details: Angie at Carers Leeds 246 8338. Crohn’s & Colitis UK Support for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), their friends & families throughout North & West Yorkshire. Four educational & support meetings a year, plus regular informal meets. Details: 0845 130 6809, Leeds@groups. nacc.org.uk, www.groups.nacc. org.uk/leeds Different Strokes invites stroke survivors to join them. Weds 1.45 – 3.45pm Adel Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel. Includes an hour of exercise. Details: Linda McLean 225 4744 Families Need Fathers 7.30pm, every 2nd Wed, Victoria Hotel, Great George St. Leeds. Support & advice for parents trying to maintain & develop relationships with their children, following divorce. Details: Don 07981 710179, Ray 07921 728747. Leeds Coeliac Group Fri 20 May, 7.30pm at Sheesh Mahal, Kirkstall Rd, LS4. Gluten-free Indian meal. Details: Sandra McLean 07711 768850, sandra. mclean@btinternet.com. Leeds Diabetes Support Group meets 1st Mon of month, West Yorkshire Playhouse 7 – 9pm. Variety of speakers on all aspects of diabetes care. All welcome. Details: Joan Wells 225 4528. Leeds Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They listen with an open mind & in complete confidence, for as long as you need. Details: 0113 245 6789, 08457 909090. The Open Door Café A meeting place for people with dementia & their carers. Last Mon of each month (except bank hols), 2-4pm, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road, Headingley. Details: Nikki 231 1727 The Owls New city-wide informal childminding group offering support, training & info, & social events. Membership £5 pa. Details: 240 2956. The Yorkshire Cancer Help Centre is now at the Day Therapy Unit, St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate two Saturdays each month, offering support for people with cancer &

their loved ones. Details: Esme 01423 881392/ Karen 01937 573166, www.ychc.org.uk Wharfedale General Hospital Cardiac Club (affiliated with British Heart Foundation) is open to former cardiac patients & their partners. Opportunity to take part in exercise classes under supervision of qualified instructors. Meets Mon, Wed & Thurs at Wharfedale General Hospital. £3. Details: Clive Wilkinson 0113 267 1721 TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Forum 2000 meets Wed, 10am The Grove Centre, New St, Horsforth. 4 May: Gary Verity, chief executive, ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ talks about attracting tourists to the area. 11 May: Dr John Rhodes’s subject is ‘Mercy Ships’. 18 May: Forum trip to Hornsea Inshore Rescue. Tickets £17 (incl lunch). Meetings resume 21 Sept. Details: 258 3521 Headingley Café Scientifique 7.45 – 9.30pm at New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Rd. Headingley. Tues 3 May: Dr. Jay Naik, St. James Institute of Oncology, on Cancer Research. Tues 7 June: Prof. Wade Allison, University of Oxford, on ‘Radiation & Reason’. Adm £2. All welcome. Details: ann.clarke17@yahoo.co.uk Leeds Decorative & Fine Arts Society (Leeds DFAS) meets Wed 18 May,1.45pm at Castle Grove, Far Headingley, when popular speaker, David Bostwick, will present ‘Gardens of goodly delight’ Please book with Ann Lightman 0113 261 1363. Leeds Geological Association Thurs 12 May, 7:15pm Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University – A lecture by Dr Richard Phillips, Leeds University on ‘Galactic Cosmic Rays & Earthquakes: using exotic particles to determine earthquake magnitude & frequency. Visitors welcome. Details: www.leedsga.org.uk Talks at Temple Newsam by National Trust volunteers, covering many aspects of the house. Included in entry price. Details: 264 7321 Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) Sat 14 May, AGM at 11am followed by lecture entitled ‘How the Assizes Came to Leeds’ by Kate Taylor, 12 noon at 23, Clarendon Rd. Leeds. Free drop-in sessions Tues 2 4pm for anyone needing help with

family history research. Details: 0113 263 9540 MISC/EVENTS Bramhope St Giles Secondhand Book Sale Sat 7 May, 10am – 12 noon in the Church Hall, organised by the Men’s Supper Club. Paperbacks, hardbacks, children’s books, CDs/DVDs will be gratefully received on Fri 6 May, 2 – 4pm in the Church Hall. www.stgilesbramhope.org.uk Cookridge Amateur Dramatics Society presents ‘When the Reaper Calls’ a comedy thriller by Peter Colley at Cookridge Village Hall, Green Lane, LS 16. 7.30pm Thurs 5 – Sat 7 May. Ticket £6adults/ £5 concessions from 0113 239 0800 or on door. The Bluenotes & Village Players Sat 21 May, 7.30pm at Robert Craven Memorial Hall. Bramhope. An evening of light entertainment. Supper & bar. Come along & enjoy what promises to be a pleasant and enjoyable evening. Tickets £8 available from Mike Garnett 267 8992 & Steve Weatherley 261 1751. Proceeds to Methodist Church Development Fund. Chippendale Singers Concert Sat 7 May 7:30pm, St Chad’s, Headingley, supporting Wheatfields Hospice. Programme includes Vivaldi Gloria, Merkel Fugue for Organ Duet, English & American folk songs. Tkts (£10/£8/U16 free) available on door or contact Tony Nixon 01943 467188 Come Join Us! Enthusiastic, friendly people needed to volunteer in Leeds Children’s Hospital fundraising Department, based at LGI. Details: Stephanie Burland 0113 392 5140, volunteer@ leedsth.nhs.uk for volunteer application pack. www.leedshospitalsfundraising.org.uk Fashion Show Thurs 2 June, 7.30pm in Grove Centre, New St. Horsforth. Presented by Horsforth Grove Methodist Church Ladies Group. Fashions, including accessories, will be available to purchase at heavily discounted prices. Tickets £5 (incl refreshments & homemade cakes!) from Pauline Lowe 258 6020 or on door. Grand Ceilidh with Bandiera Rossa Sat 21 May, 7.30pm St Chad’s Centre, Otley Rd. In aid of PAFRAS, a charity helping distressed refugees & asylum seekers. Experienced callers. Please bring some food to share. Tickets £8 adults/ £4 children/ £18 family ticket (2adults, 2 children).


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Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club Spring Art Exhibition & Sale 30 April, 1 & 2 May, 10am – 5pm at Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Nr Harrogate. Free admission. Details: www.handnart.co.uk Honey Bee Swarms will be collected, free of charge, (if accessible). Details: Terri Beddows 268 8231, 0796 451 7608. Jewish Ancestors? Michael Hoffman, a London-based genealogist, will be running a workshop to help family historians for the Leeds branch of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) on Tues 10 May. Details: Ann Lightman 0113 261 1363 Cookridge Village Hall Two rooms with kitchen facilities available for hire. Ideal for meetings, birthday parties, dances or classes. Details: Mrs Tones on 267 4706. New members & helpers welcome. Free English Courses Leeds English Language School is offering free English courses throughout 2011 as part of their teacher training programme. Details: 0113 2751964 www.leedsenglish.com

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The local team you can trust

M. WELLS

Building, Joinery & Roofing Contactors • • • • • •

Extensions House renovations & alterations New kitchens & bathrooms installed New roofs and roof repairs Fascias & guttering replaced All other aspects of building work undertaken

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Plumbing & Plastering

• Bathroom Suites • Plastering • No job too small • No call out charge

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Oliver Suggit Cookridge Leeds LS16 07849 303802

• Tiling • General plumbing work • Free no obligation quotation given

OTS - Your local tradesman putting the customer first

Local company with 30 years experience. References available. All work guaranteed.

For a free inspection and quotation call:

07895 459 542

D A Wood & Son Painters & Decorators Interior & Exterior Free Estimates Call Don Wood Mob: 07702 238 328 Tel: 0113 261 0605 28 Mavis Lane, Cookridge LS16 7LL

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HORSFORTH

TELEVISION REPAIRS FREE ADVICE & ESTIMATES EQUIPMENT SET UP AND TUNED IN

EX JONES OF OAKWOOD / 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE FOR PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICE, CALL MARK JOHNSON ON:

07711 761 409 | 0113 259 1961

Plumbing • Tiling • Plastering Property maintenance Paving/ fencing

Call Phil on: 0113 281 7464 • 07830 779 349 Cookridge Based


I &S Building

Repairs & Maintenance

CAN WE BUILD IT?

YES WE CAN!

JMC Hair Care & Maintenance Mobile Hairdresser Cuts from £10, Colours from £15 Wedding Hair a Speciality 12yrs Experience Tel: Jill on 07789 844 509

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Loft conversions Extensions Cellar conversions Kitchens & bathrooms All general building work 25 years experience

I & S Building, Repairs & Maintenance

0113 2685 807 / 07944 775 246 Trusted tradesmen, based in Shadwell

CERAMIC & STONE TILER Natural stone & mosaics Specialist in ceramics Over 10 years experience All work guaranteed & insured References available

Free estimates * Competitive Rates Call Matt : 07984 701 408 / 0113 274 5542 Based in Meanwood

S. NICHOLLS PLASTERING

All aspects of plastering work including:

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Rendering Patching Re-skimming

Call Steve on: 07940 119 081 / 0113 230 1702 Cookridge Based

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LIST OF ADVERTISERS

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Tel: 0113 281 9770 www.kdbeds.com

KD Carpets

New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4QD Stores also at Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby


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