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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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Ilkley Carnival 2011 Showcases Children’s Literature and Local Musical Talent Ilkley’s May Day Carnival on Monday 2nd May promises a celebration of local musical talent, family entertainment and a myriad of children’s literary characters, paraded by local pupils. The impressive ‘shell pod’ stage hosts local bands Five Dollar Shoes – known for their 40s, 50s and 60s soul classics - and covers band Clear. Local celebrity and star of ‘A Place in the Sun’ Richard Turnbull will host the afternoon’s activities. The children’s literature themed procession starts from The Grove at 11.30am and moves along Brook Street, New Brook Street and Denton Road, finishing at East Holmes Field. The carnival grounds (entry on New Brook Street or through Ilkley Rugby Club grounds) will open at 12 noon You can look forward to displays by Malhamdale Falconry and Joze Dance School, and have a go at the British Army’s junior assault course, Marshall’s Fun Fair, bouncy castles, donkey rides, mini motorbikes and go-karting. Plus there’s a host of trade and charity stands. “The carnival is much loved throughout the region and has been enjoyed by families for years”, said Andrew Stacey, Ilkley Carnival Committee Chairman. “We aim to create a fun, family day out that heralds the start of the summer festivities and offers something for everyone. With the aim of raising funds for local charities and social initiatives, Ilkley Carnival offers a fantastic day out while supporting local causes.” Tickets on the day are just £4 for adults/ £1 children. Pre-purchased tickets are available on Saturday 30th April from a stall on The Grove, Ilkley, at the reduced price of £3 for adults. All proceeds raised go back into local social projects. For further information, contact Andrew Stacey on 07951 890836.
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Lineham Farm’s Bluebell Day 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. 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. For further information, contact Clare Beard on 0113 2817880 or email@example.com
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Grants Up for Grabs! Otley Victorian Fayre is once again inviting applications from local, Otley-based, groups seeking funding. The organising committee is about to resume its monthly grant awards to deserving groups in the area. Two awards of up to £100 each will be made each month until this year’s Fayre, which takes place on Sunday 11th December. The 2010 Fayre, held for the first time on a Sunday, was a recordbreaking triumph that attracted more than 16,500 people. Applications should be sent, with a short accompanying letter to: The Secretary, 29 The Oval, Otley LS21 2ED. All applications will be acknowledged whether successful or not.
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Countdown to Otley Show The 202nd Otley Show takes place on Saturday 21st May and the organisers are hoping for record entries and good weather! There will be classes in cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, rabbits, poultry, produce, handicrafts and pygmy goats. New for 2011 is the ‘Bottle of Beer’ Class, sponsored by ‘The Old Cock’, which was awarded the SPBW (Society for the Preservation of Beers in the Wood) ‘Pub of the Season’ as well as a CAMRA award. Other attractions lined up include The Rockwood Dog Display Team, Yorkshire Military Marching Band, and The Sheep Show - a live stage show about sheep breeds and wool, including dancing sheep!
Waitrose Staff Raise Funds for Marie Curie Irene Campbell-Bird, Rhona Smith and Mags Bullman from the Community Matters Committee of Waitrose Otley recently took part in a 5km and ended up presenting a cheque for £180 to Marie Curie Cancer Care for their Great Daffodil Appeal. Waitrose Community Matters enables three local charities or organisations, nominated by customers, to share £1,000, allocated to the Otley Branch of Waitrose each month. After every transaction, customers are given a token to place in a container representing the local charity of their choice. At the end of the month the tokens are counted and the money shared according to the amount each has collected. This is the third year of Waitrose Community Matters, which has proved a great success and, thanks to customers, has raised £27,000 so far and helped 81 local organisations. “This is a great way for our branch to give something back to our community”, said Adam Jordan, Department Manager. “It is good to see the practical difference that this money can make to these well -deserving local causes – from partly funding the reindeer at Otley Victorian Fayre last year, to Troop Aid, which provides comforts for injured troops recuperating in our area.”
Last year, Otley Show, a highlight in the town’s calendar, had a record number of visitors, over 3,500 exhibits and prize money totalling £10,000. This year more than 100 trade stands and food outlets, plus up to 50 craft exhibitors, are expected. For further details contact Janet Raw on 01943 462541 or 07961 966952, or visit www.otleyshow.org.uk
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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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‘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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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City Centre Style, Just Out of Town One might even say ‘City Centre Style in a Rural Setting’. On Kirkstall Road? – Never!
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.
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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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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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When You’re Smiling.......... New Dental Practice in Burley in Wharfedale aims to put a smile on your face!
Have you noticed the way some people put their hand over their mouth when they laugh or smile? They may not be comfortable with their smile, or they feel their teeth let them down. What can they do? We dropped in to the Burley Dental Suite in Burley in Wharfedale and asked that specific question. “The technological advances in dentistry in the last ten years are amazing”, said Dr Chris Siddons as we chatted in their sleek new premises on Station Road. “Subtle changes can make all the difference. It can be as little as changing existing fillings to white, or having a ‘Zoom’ whitening treatment to give your smile a lift, or you could choose to go all the way and have a full smile makeover.”
A holistic, ethical service “We like to think that we offer a holistic, ethical service”, said Chris’s partner and wife, dental nurse Sam Labadie. “Establishing and maintaining good oral health is at the core of our service, together with providing a relaxing and stress free environment. We build strong relationships with our patients and like to be proactive, working with them to achieve what they want.” Chris is particularly aware of the anxiety experienced by some patients and his easygoing, approachable manner immediately sets people at their ease as he discusses the various treatments and options and advises them every step of the way.
Supporting The Haven With degrees in Pathology as well as Dental Surgery, Chris regularly works with cancer patients whose dental health might deteriorate, or who develop eating problems, offering both treatments and advice which can really make a difference. The practice also supports The Haven, the breast cancer charity that provides a wide range of therapies to help people deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer.
Not just teeth Burley Dental Suite also offers Facial Rejuvenation – tailored wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers – in other words, botox treatment, for both men and women. Believe it or not, botox has been around for over 20 years. It is safe, effective and quick and Chris is highly experienced in this type of treatment.
Free Cosmetic Consultation To mark the opening of the new practice, Burley Dental Suite invites you to make an appointment to discuss any concerns you have about your teeth and what you want to achieve – absolutely free of charge. They will provide you with a personal and detailed treatment plan with your options and advise you of ways to maintain excellent oral health.
From Left to Right Dr Chris Siddons, Krystyna Searle, Treatment Co-ordinator, Sam Labadie High quality dental treatments Burley Dental Suite offers a full range of high quality dental treatments, from general dentistry and cosmetic restorative dentistry, to oral surgery, dental implants, tooth alignment, and a denture clinic. Chris’s broad experience – which includes working at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital and teaching at Leeds Dental Institute, as well as practising in North Leeds and top cosmetic clinics in Leeds and York – has given him a deep appreciation of the hopes and expectations of his patients. “There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution,” continued Chris. “We look at the requirements of each individual and work with leading laboratories in America, Sweden and the UK to get the very best results. Transforming someone’s smile really can be life changing and the boost it can give one’s confidence is immense.” 16 May | northleedslife.co.uk
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MAKE SURE YOUR HOUSE IS A MUST HAVE! OUR TOP TEN TIPS TO HOUSE SALE SUCCESS The housing market may be depressed and buyers thin on the ground, but people still outgrow their current houses or need to move to new areas. They are out there looking for lovely new homes – how can you make sure they choose yours? Here are our Top
Ten Tips to make sure you show your home to best advantage and get the best price. You’d be amazed at what a few simple changes can do – friends recently painted two rooms and added thousands to their asking price!
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Visit their offices and see how helpful their staff are. Ask them about their marketing techniques – is their website user-friendly? Will your property also be advertised on Rightmove, the property website used by most estate agents. Will they show the house or will you?
Get two or three valuations to get a good idea of what to expect and don’t necessarily go for the highest – this may not be the best time to be greedy or over ambitious! Pitch it at the right price and you may even initiate a little bidding war which could push the price up.
3. SEEK ADVICE Step back and take a really good look at your house. Ask your agent what they might recommend you do and be prepared for them to be brutally honest. You want the best possible chance to sell your property.
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4. TIDY UP! Clutter can really put people off. If you are moving because you lack enough room for your library, CD or vinyl collection, pack it away in boxes and hire a self storage space, if necessary. This does not cost a lot. Keeping your rooms clutter free makes it easier for people to picture themselves there. And, don’t forget the garden! There is certainly no shortage of good garden maintenance people around to help you on this front – just check out our gardeners in this magazine.
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Even if it’s not Spring! Dust and dirt are a big turn-off. If you haven’t got the time, it’s well worth contacting a firm of domestic cleaners. “One of the most costeffective ways of having your house looking and smelling fresh and clean is to have your carpets professionally cleaned”, Jack McKewn of Clean Care told us. And, you know how people love to open your oven as they look around the kitchen? – give Ovenu a call, they will have your oven in showroom condition before you know it.
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.
6. KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS If your kitchen or bathroom is looking a little tired, give it a quick makeover. Changing your cupboard doors, door handles and worktops can give your kitchen a completely new, contemporary look without costing a fortune. UK Laminates in the centre of Meanwood has a great selection. They also stock waterproof shower panels which can give your bathroom a real facelift – they are quick and easy to fit and there’s no grout to go mouldy! Complete new bathroom suites can be purchased for as little as £200. Again, this can all add to the valuation of your home.
8. CHECK YOUR ACCESSORIES Some new cushions, a throw to disguise a worn couch, new lampshades, bed spreads and rugs can all make a real difference. Buy things that will suit your new home so it’s not really a house sale expense. Invest in a large mirror for a dark corner and give that room an extra dimension.
9. HIDE THE PETS! Not everyone likes pets, so hide the litter trays, food bowls and baskets during viewings and plug in an air freshener.
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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
Corruption, violence and forbidden love in 1960s
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.
Sara Vickers (Annabella) & Damien Molony (Giovanni) rehearsing
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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. Photographs by Ellie Kurttz
Sally Dexter (Hippolita) rehearsing
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.
Book online at www.leedsgrandtheatre.com or call the box office on 0844 848 2703
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
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ARTS & CULTURE
With a recent remake of the film based on this classic book, there was plenty for our book group to ponder.
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 email@example.com Further information www.leedsartscentre.org.uk
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Young Soprano a Winner at Harrogate Music Festival Lucy Watmough (19) from Otley was recently awarded The Barbara Hicks Memorial Trophy at the Harrogate Competitive Music Festival, having been voted the best soprano in the entire festival! Taking on some of the finest singers around, she was also judged to have performed the ‘Best Operatic Aria Performance’ in the competition. Lucy, who had spent the last few months learning new arias for her new album, decided to try one out at the competition. She chose Quando M’en Vo from Puccini’s La Boheme – the rest, as they say, is history! Since leaving school, she has been concentrating on vocal development, recording her next album and continuing along the route to becoming a professional soprano.
Haydn’s Harmoniemesse in Ilkley Cantores Olicanae will perform Haydn’s Harmoniemesse in B Flat Minor on Saturday 14th May at St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley. This is just part of ‘An Evening of Haydn’, which also includes Insanae et Vanae Curae and Symphony No 94 in G. The choir will be accompanied by Skipton Building Society Camerata and featured soloists are from the Royal Northern College of Music. Cantores Olicanae, which was founded in the late 1970s, is a mixed voice chamber choir with approximately 50 members. They perform major choral works under their Musical Director, Robert Marsh, with invited soloists and orchestral or keyboard accompaniment. Each year they perform four or five concerts and regularly round the year off with a performance of Handel’s Messiah (last year’s Come and Sing Messiah was a great success), and a Christmas Carol concert. Tickets (£12/£10, students £5), for ‘An Evening of Hadyn’ are available from The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, 01943 878426 or on the door.
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Rotary Hosts Brass Band Concert for End Polio Now Campaign The Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale is hosting a Charity Brass Band Concert, featuring the City of Bradford Brass Band, on Friday 24th June, 7.30pm at Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley, in aid of the Rotary End Polio Now Campaign. During the first half of the 20th century, polio crippled more than half a million people every year, today we are closer than ever to eradicating the disease completely. In 1985 Rotary launched PolioPlus and worked with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF to immunise children against the deadly virus, which was then endemic in 125 countries. Now polio occurs in just four countries – India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Thanks to national immunisation programmes, two billion children have been protected from the virus, which otherwise could have disabled five million and killed 250,000. The number of reported cases has dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to 921 in 2010. But, as carriers frequently move from country to country the virus can reappear in previously poliofree countries. In 2009 Bill Gates of Microsoft challenged Rotary to raise $200 million by June 2012 to match-fund the donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. So far they have raised more than $154.3million. Tickets (£8) go on sale the end of April and are available from Ilkley Tourist Information Office or by contacting Bob Smith on 01943 877244.
Orchestra Takes on Alpine Challenge
‘Symphony of a Thousand’ in York
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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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MUSICLISTINGS By Brendan Campbell
Swan Acoustics 1st & 3rd Tues at The Swan, Addingham .................................................
The Convulsions Tues 3 May, 9pm at The Junction, Bondgate, Otley. High energy punk, British R & B mixed with 60’s garage – ‘mod punk boogaloo’! .................................................
Ashley Wass & Martin Roscoe Wed 4 May, 8pm at Kings Hall, Ilkley. Programme encompasses range of styles. Ilkley Concert Club: 01943 604178
Noah & The Whale + Exlovers Wed 4 May, Leeds Met SU. London-based Energetic popsters + dream pop band. .................................................
Dan Sartain Wed 4 May at The Brudenell Social Club, Queen’s Rd Headingley, from 8pm. Raw mix of mod-rock, blues, punk & rockabilly
Stateless Thurs 5 May at The Brudenell (as above) from 8pm. Dark rock-pop band playing original material.
Swan Songs Thurs 5 May featuring Gerry McNiece & friends
Courthouse Rocks (18+): The Lysergic Suite, Skint & Demoralised & Tsienna Fri 6 May, 8pm at Otley Courthouse. £6. Photo ID required.
The Despoilers Fri 6 May, Tarn Inn, Yeadon. Six-piece covers band playing great tunes from the last five decades.
Hassan Erraji & MoRoccan Rollers Sat 7 May, 8pm at Otley Courthouse. Danceable contemporary global sound from internationally acclaimed Hassan & his new band. £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on door. www. myspace.com/hassanerraji
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Eddie Earthquake & the Tremors Sat 7 May A night of 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll .................................................
Atilla the Stockbroker + Barnstormer+Blythe Power Sat 7 May at The George, Grt George St. Leeds. An anarchic evening’s entertainment.
Chunky Butt Funky Sat 7 May from 11pm at The Wardrobe. Upbeat jazz-funk featuring the inimitable Rev Chunky & his gospelinfluenced soul band .................................................
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
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 .................................................
Adrian Byron Burns Tues 10 May, The Junction, Bondgate, Otley. The groovemeister! With jazz, funk, fusion, soul, R&B, & even straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll influences. .................................................
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thurs 12 May, 7.30pm at Leeds Town Hall.
Mary Gauthier Fri 13 May, 8pm at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane. American singer songwriter. One of Country’s most revered artists. .................................................
Nilbanter Sat 14 May. The Swan, Addingham. Eclectic mixture of rock & accoustic covers from 60s to 90s, plus original material.
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Sat 14 May, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall. Playing RimskyKorsakov, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky. Tickets £12 £30 0113 224 3801, www. leedsconcertseason.com .................................................
Cantores Olicanae Sat 14 May, 7pm St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley. An Evening of Haydn: Harmoniemasse in B flat Minor, Insanae et Vanae Curae, Symphony No 94 in G. Accompanied by Skipton Building Society Camerata. Soloists from Royal Northern College of Music. Tickets £12/£10, students £5 from The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, 01943 878426 or on door. .................................................
The Blankets Sat 14 May at The Midland Hotel, Station Rd. Ilkley. Greavesy & co reform the original line-up – expect to be entertained! .................................................
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. .................................................
Yellowman Sat 14 May, from 9pm, The Wardrobe. Jamaican dub, reggae & dancehall master. .................................................
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. .................................................
Mícheál O’ Raghallaigh Sun 15 May, 7.30pm at Otley Courthouse. Outstanding traditional concertina player. In association with Swaledale Squeeze & Irish Arts Foundation. £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on door. .................................................
Craig Ogden Sun 15 May, 3pm at Grove Methodist Church, Town St. Horsforth. Internationally renowned guitarist. £5 on door, children free.
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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. .................................................
Arnie Somogyi’s ‘Scenes in the City’ the music of Charlie Mingus Thurs 19 May, 8pm at Seven Arts. Alan Barnes &Tony Kofi saxophones, Jeremy Price trombone, Mark Edwards piano, Clark Tracey drums. .................................................
Duncan McFarlane Band Sat 21 May at The Swan, Addingham. Folk-Rock at its finest. .................................................
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 .................................................
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. .................................................
Nick Hall Band Sat 28 May at The Swan, Addingham. Bank Holiday fun with more than a hint of rock ’n’ roll .................................................
Dashboard Junkies Sat 28 May at Midland Hotel, Station Rd. Ilkley. Local 4-piece play REM, Nirvana, Chillies, Stereophonics etc.
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.
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Mortal Kombat 5 XBOX 360/PS3 BBFC: 18+
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. 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.’ 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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imposed) cacophonous reverb. Even so, Alaska could be the coolest new band in town.
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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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
Crazy Music Brings Live Music to Pool! Crazy Music is set to bring music of all kinds to Pool in Wharfedale Village Hall in a series of occasional concerts from June onwards. The nights will showcase a variety of different musical styles including folk, world, funky jazz, and there’ll be a definite focus on the blues. The act lined up for the first concert on Saturday 25 June is Steve Phillips, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest exponents of the country blues in the UK. Steve, who played in the Notting Hillbillies with Mark Knopfler, has built up a solid reputation on the Leeds scene from the sixties onwards. Richard Parker and Dave Hatfield are co- founders of Crazy Music and, as Richard is a member of RGMC, the Recreation Ground Management Committee for Pool, all profits from the events will go to RGMC. Steve Phillips in Concert – Sat 25 June, 8pm at Pool in Wharfedale Village Hall, Arthington Lane, LS21 1LG. Tickets £8 from the bar at Pool in Whafedale Village Hall. Reservations by e-mail to email@example.com or text 07815 661 873
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Teen Fiction Success Beechtree Steiner Initiative for Leeds Trinity Creating an unhurried and creative learning environment Lecturer Martyn Bedford, a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University College, Horsforth, is celebrating international success with the publication of his first novel for teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Daniel’s Got Them All! Daniel is the first Beaver from Otley Parish Scouts to gain all twelve activity badges – stage one in all six of the Staged Activity Badges, all six Challenge Badges, plus the top award available to Beavers, the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. There are currently 18 beavers in Daniel’s troop and a waiting list. They have all been working very hard towards the various badges. He is the first to achieve all 12, but William, Ted and Oliver are in hot pursuit and likely to catch him up by the end of summer term.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Notices Baby Rascals Are you a new Mum? Would you like to meet others & enjoy a cup of coffee? Come to The Scout Hut on Burras Lane, Otley, on Wednesdays, 1 – 2.45pm (term time). Details: 01943 463 815. Chevin Wildlife WATCH Group Fun kids & parents group run by volunteers in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust & one of the longest running WATCH Group in Yorkshire. Activities every 1st Sat & 3rd Sun. Details: Jennifer Watts on 0113 237 5320, email@example.com ‘Fame Factor’ Club Night (12-16 year olds) Fri 20 May, 7.30 -10pm at Otley Courthouse. See young would-be stars & bands compete for ‘best solo artist’, ‘best band’ & ‘best material’. Disco, young comedians & juice bar. Dress up, come with your friends - dance all night. If you want to compete call 01943 462826 or text 07932 738732. Tickets £5.
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
Footsteps in the Stone Age Sat 21 May 10am – 12 noon from Cow & Calf Rocks car park. Moor walk suitable for children 7-11 years, following the story of how hunter-gatherers lived on Ilkley Moor 8,000 years ago. Booking essential. Bring drink & snack, waterproofs or sun protection depending on weather. Not suitable for dogs. Details: Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor on 07854 447947, firstname.lastname@example.org HENRY Course Find out about healthy food & lifestyles on a ‘Health Eating & Nutrition for the Really Young’ course. This fun course could be the way to do it! Details: Otley Children’s Centre 01943 467379 www.otleychildrenscentre.co.uk Otley Children’s Centre Provides free groups & information for parents & carers of children aged 0 – 5. The centre is open 9am – 5pm all year round. Groups include: stay & play sessions, baby signing, mini-movers, baby cafe, parenting courses & many more. Details: 01943 467379, email@example.com Otley Rhythmic Gymnastics Club Rhythmic gymnastics is a combination of gymnastics & dance using ropes, hoops, balls, clubs & ribbons. Classes for girls aged 3 - 18 are held Thurs at Otley Courthouse & Mon, Wed & Fri at Benton Park School. Details: Karen 07947 123293, firstname.lastname@example.org Otley Junior Orchestra
(ages 8 – 12) Thurs 3.30 – 4.30pm. Details: 0113 462826 Otley Youth Theatre
For 12-17 year olds living in the Otley area. They meet Mon 6 – 7.45pm & use improvisation to devise a new play each year. They are performing on Fri 11 & Sat 12 March at Otley Courthouse. Tickets £5/£3 Details: 01943 466256 Pram to Primary Informal parenting course.
Become more confident as the parent/carer of a child under 5. Discuss parenting issues with other parents. Details: Otley Children’s Centre 01943 467379 www.otleychildrenscentre. co.uk
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South African Minister Visits St. Mary’s Mr Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Education from Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, recently visited St. Mary’s, Menston. The school has developed an award winning partnership with Mnyakanya School in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has gained both national and international acclaim using sport as a catalyst for promoting education, health, global learning and leadership. The Minister praised the work of the partnership and the desire of both schools to work together in such a creative and effective way. Whilst at St. Mary’s he visited a variety of lessons and spoke to students. “He is genuinely interested in the Bambisanani Partnership”, said David Geldart, Assistant Headteacher and founder of the Partnership, “and would like to see other schools get involved in such collaborative, global learning.”
Sir Trevor Opens ‘State of the Art’ Sports Facility Sir Trevor Brooking, Director of Development at the FA, recently opened the new state-of-the-art, floodlit, artificial turf pitch at St. Mary’s School in Menston. Many high profile ex-St. Mary’s students from the world of music and sport attended, including Peanut Baines and Nick Hodgson from Kaiser Chiefs, Cricketer David Wigley, Footballers Aiden White, Niall Canavan, Tom Taiwo, Luke Hendrie and Jordan Sinnott, and footballer turned broadcaster, John Hendrie. The new pitch forms part of a £750,000 investment in sport at the school, which will also see all remaining grass pitches drained to a high standard. The project was part funded with the help of a £325,000 grant from the Football Foundation. It is a dream come true for Assistant Headteacher David Geldart, who has campaigned for such a facility at St. Mary’s for over ten years. The new facilities are a fantastic boost for St. Mary’s and the wider sporting community, particularly the school’s partner clubs of Guiseley Juniors FC, Menston Juniors and Burley Trojans. Anyone interested in booking the new facilities should contact Chris Tindall, Facilities Manager, on 01943 883000 or email@example.com
Photo: Senzo Mchunu meeting David Geldart and students at St. Mary’s
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. 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
Leeds Rugby League History to be Recorded According to the Leeds Rugby Heritage Project, set up to uncover and preserve the history of the sport at all levels outside the professional game, there are over 500 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Benson on 01274 870028, email@example.com Phil Caplan Chairman, Leeds Rugby Heritage Project
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).
Rear (left to Right): Dai Prosser (coach), T. Whitehead, J.Fairbank, D. Robinson, D. Goodwin, B. Shaw, K. Thornett, B.simms, J. Warham ( football Manager). Front: V.Hattee, W.Ronsenberg, D. Hallas, B. L. Jones (Capt), F. Pickup, E. Ratcliffe, C. Evans.
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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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Many people use essential oils at home, which is perfectly safe providing the oils are used sensibly and correctly (if in doubt, consult a qualified aromatherapist or your doctor). We use the oils for massage, in the bath, in fragrance burners to enhance the air, or on pillows to promote sleep. Combining essential oils such as Geranium, Jasmine or Lavender for a sensual, relaxing massage is the ultimate luxury - turning a treatment into a treat.
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ACTIVE Addingham Yoga Circle Meets Mon 7.30 – 9.30pm at Addingham Primary School, Bolton Rd. (term time). All welcome, including beginners. Friendly club for all who want to benefit from practising Hatha yoga. Details: Margaret 01943 431248 Burley Bridge Hike Sat 16 July. Book now for a 21-mile walk around the local moors from Burley-in-Wharfedale. Start 8am. Cost £9. Details & entry form: Steve Cobb, 4 Milton Rd, Harrogate HG3 1JW, 01423 815542 or download at www. burleybridge.com
Grove Hill Crown Green Bowls Club (Otley) welcomes new members. All ages. All abilities. Get fit & have fun. Details: Judith 01943 462963. Horsforth Fellandale Running Club trains every Wed, usually on Otley Chevin. Runners of all abilities welcome. Details: Andy 0113 258 5691, email@example.com Ilkley Yoga Club Meets Thurs, 7.30 – 9pm in Riddings Hall, Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley. A friendly club where both beginners & those with experience can enjoy Hatha yoga. All welcome. Details: Margaret 01943 431248
Dance Scottish in Ilkley Scottish Country Dancing, Thurs 2 – 4pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Queen’s Rd, LS29 9QL. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Details: Don Andrews 01535 605065, firstname.lastname@example.org. co.uk, or Nadine Wharton 01943 600860 www.rscdsleeds.org.uk
Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club Are you recovering from a stroke or other condition where swimming could help? A friendly, safe environment where you can swim & gain confidence. New members welcome. Mon 7 -8pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre. Details: Roger 0113 267 4716, Sara 0113 287 6250.
Great Yorkshire Morris Men meet at Pool Memorial Hall alternate Wednesdays. Mainly Cotswold dances, with forays into the Yorkshire Longword, Rapper & Border styles. New dancers & musicians welcome - no experience required. Details: Bob Carter 01423 863433 www.gymm.org.uk
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
Grove Hill Tennis Club, Otley runs a year-round social programme. Club plays 3 mixed doubles teams in Wharfedale league, a men’s team in the Yorkshire league & a Leeds medley team. Excellent coaching for both adults & juniors. Details: www.otleytennis.webs. com
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 as many as you would like for just £1 each. Details: Allyson Bertram 0113 395 0196 or email@example.com
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 YHA Walking Group organises walks, cycle rides, weekends & social activities. Over 160 members aged 2074. Try before joining. Membership £8 pa. Details: Mary 0113 228 6766, Phil 0113 268 9996 www.leedsyha. org.uk Otliensians Hockey Club Looking to get fit and have fun? Look no further - we do both! Women’s teams in both Yorkshire 1st & 5th divisions. Training Thurs 7 - 8pm, Ben Rhydding sports ground. Everyone welcome. Details: Sue 07793 841822 or www. otliensianshc.org.uk Otley Badminton Club Prince Henry’s Mon 7.30-9.30pm & Fri 8-10pm. Junior Club coaching available Sat 9.30 – 11am, New members welcome. Details: Steve Norfolk 07860 242089, steve. firstname.lastname@example.org Otley Cycle Club Leisure Group Sun 9am – 1pm, Wed (‘til end Sept) 7 – 9pm. Start from Buttercross (market stall next to town clock). Rides to suit all abilities & experience. Details: Sun: Hannah Bottomley 07950 660688 or David Parker 07778 115110. Wed: Stephen Gallagher 07402 720944. otleycycleclub.co.uk Otley Short Walks For All Walks up to 3 miles start from Otley Courthouse Wed am. Please arrive before 10.15am. Often use local buses, so bring bus fare or bus pass. Sensible footwear advisable! Details:
01943 465542, 01943 865585. Otley Walkers Twice weekly walks, 5 – 20 miles. Weekends away & special events. New members welcome. Annual membership £5. Get the prvogramme & try before joining. Details: 01943 875 995, email@example.com Salmon & Trout Association (Wharfedale Branch) Beginners’ days during April, 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 Sequence Tea Dance Old Pool Bank Village Hall, Fri 2 – 4pm. A great way to exercise & socialise. All welcome. Details: 0113 284 2126. Sequence/ Ballroom Dances Sat 14 Mayl, 8 – 11pm at Hollygarth Social Club, Ilkley. Details: 01943 608871 Yarnbury Angling Club Matches held 1st Sun of month. Members only. Coach transfers to & from venues. Membership details: Adrian Addy on 07956 964713.
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40 ARTS & CRAFTS Chinese Brush Painters Society Sat 7/Sun 8 May painting workshops on fruits & calligraphy at Pool-inWharfedale Memorial Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool. 10am – 4pm. New members welcome. Details: Anne Allan 01422 368482, firstname.lastname@example.org Guiseley Art Club Mon 1.30 – 4pm (excl-bank hols), Oxford Rd Methodist Church Hall, Guiseley. New members welcome. Details: Monica 0113 267 7726. Otley Scribblers Do you enjoy creative writing? New weekly sessions begin at Otley Courthouse, Fri 10am–12pm. Details: 01943 465 568. Pool Art Group Fri 10am12pm, Pool Methodist Church. Support & encouragement from fellow artists/all levels. Details: 0113 203 7952. Yorkshire Flower Club Club Event Wed 25 May, 1.45pm at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1. Bring a £5 bunch and play! Details: 01943 863172 COFFEE MORNINGS, FAIRS & MARKETS Burley Farmers Market Sun 8 May 10am-2pm, Red Lion car park. Courthouse Plant & Cake Fundraiser Bring and Buy Sale Sat 21 May, 10am - 1pm at Otley Courthouse. Wide variety of vegetables, flowers, shrubs - plug plants & seedlings available. Delicious homemade cakes. Please bring donations of both plants & cakes to Courthouse on the day or just before. Coffee Morning Every Sat, Otley Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 10am–12 noon. Homemade cakes, scones etc & a friendly atmosphere. Access Boroughgate & Walkergate (disabled access).
Coffee Morning 1st Sat every month, 9.30 – 11.30am Burley in Wharfedale United Reformed Church, Main St. Lots of stalls, incl. home baking, handcrafted cards, bric-a-brac, books & nearly new clothes – all at bargain prices! 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 Menston Methodist Church Coffee Morning & Plant Sale Sat 21 May, 10am – 12 noon. Adm £1 incl. refreshments. 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 Plant Market Sat 21 May, 10am – 1pm at Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS6. National Vegetable Society, West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society & Hardy Plant Society will also be there. Great selection of plants & vegetables. Spring Fair Sat 7 May, 10am – 3pm at Arthington Village Hall. Various stalls incl. plants, homemade cakes, preserves & gifts. Refreshments. Large car park. Free admission. GROUPS/CLUBS Adel Ladies Luncheon Club meets 1st Wed of month, Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Dr. LS6. Wed 4 May: Ian Thompson on ‘The Yorkshire Air Ambulance’. Wed 1 June: ‘The Virgin Atlantic Balloon Crossing’ with David Morris. Details: Muriel Huntley 0113 230 1584
Aireborough Soroptimist International meets 1st & 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Guiseley Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Guiseley Organisation for professional women addressing issues of importance to women worldwide. If you would like to volunteer in an atmosphere of support, friendship & fun, contact them. Details: Janet Lockwood 07947 695093. Air Yorkshire Aviation Society Interested in aviation, aircraft old and new, airports? Why not try Air Yorkshire - regular guest speakers, monthly colour magazine, trips and social events. Details: Dave Senior 0113 282 1818, www. airyorkshire.org.uk/ Alwoodley Motor Club Every other Thurs 8.30 – 9pm at The Wharfedale Inn, Arthington Lane, Pool in Wharfedale. All welcome. Details: 0113 391 0403 www.alwoodleymc.org. uk Ben Rhydding Women’s Institute Meets 2nd Thurs of each month, 2pm at B.R. Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. Baby Rascals Are you a new Mum? Would you like to meet others & enjoy a cup of coffee? Come to The Scout Hut on Burras Lane, Otley, on Wednesdays, 1 – 2.45pm (term time). Details: 01943 463 815. Burley in Wharfedale & District Probus Club New Members Needed! Retired or semi-retired professionals & businessmen welcome. Fortnightly meetings in Salem United Reformed Church hall, Burley in Wharfedale. Varied programme of speakers, social events, quizzes & outings. Details: Brian Clayton 01943 862373
demonstrations, plus summer garden visit, plant sales & annual show. Details: Angus MacIntosh 01943 862750. Cat loving volunteers wanted! Join friendly new cat welfare group supporting feral & stray cats. Fundraisers needed to raise funds for food, cat kennels & vet costs. Fosterers also needed - full support given. Details: 07876 212 518, feralcarwelfare@aol. com, www.feralcatwelfare. org.uk Chevin Antiques Society Interested in antiques & like to know more? The Society meets 1st Tues of month (Sept – May), 8pm at West Park Rugby Club, Bramhope. Interesting speakers. Annual Membership £25. First visit free. Details: Lis Loach 267 4843, Sally Wilkinson 267 1721. Chevin Division Trefoil Guild meets 7.30pm on 1st Mon of the month in Otley or Guiseley. The group offers a varied calendar of events, with opportunities for travel, adventure & broadening your horizons, & supports Girl Guiding UK. Details: 01943 872892. Comedy Writers Group Seeks Amateur Performers for festival event. Preliminary readthrough Wed 4 May, 7-9pm, upstairs at Pack Horse pub, Woodhouse Lane. Details: Terry 295 5339 or tbuchan@ ntlworld.com, with Comedy Performing in subject line. Friends of Chevin Forest Park Practical conservation work such as vegetation clearance, step building or meadow management on 2nd Sun of every month. Details: The Countryside Rangers 0113 237 5312 countrysiderangers@leeds. gov.uk
Burley Gardeners’ Association meets Thurs 12 May, 7.30pm at Salem Church Hall, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale, when Hilary Dodson will give a talk on ‘Soft Fruits’ - Strawberries & Currants. It meets several times a year for talks &
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42 Friends of the Earth meet 1st Mon of month, 7.45pm at DC Coffee Shop, Valley Drive , Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. They campaign on global issues such as climate change, & local issues like waste & recycling & developing a sustainable community. If you are interested come along. Details: www. wharfedalefoe.org.uk Home Grown Otley Community gardening & food group. Helping each other to grow vegetables, herbs & fruit. Monthly meetings, speakers, visits to local producers & much more! Details: Rob 01943 468664, godfreyrob@ yahoo.com. www.vegplantsonline.com/home_grown Ilkley & District Motor Club 1st/4th Wed monthly, Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green. 8pm. All welcome. Also meet 2nd/3rd/5th Wed at other locations. Details: www.ilkleymotorclub.org Ilkley Rotary Club meets Tues 12.30pm (6.30pm on last Tues of month) for meal & speaker at Craiglands Hotel. Globaal network of local and international community volunteers. Details: Kelvin Newberry 01943 863752, email@example.com Ilkley Soroptimist International Meet 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7.30pm at the Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd Ilkley. Speakers, projects , networking & socialising for professional & community minded women. Details: Loraine Powell 07966 247152 Ilkley Wharfedale Rotary Club Small friendly club welcomes both male & female members. Meetings held at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, Tues 8pm. Details: Georges Lepelley 01943 600712 or www.ilkleywharfedale.rotary1040.org Kaleidoscope Social Club for 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 Kirklands Bridge Club Menston rubber bridge club meets at Kirklands alt Tues evenings.
Details: Dorrie Waugh 01943 872771/ Carol Cowell 0113 267 0426. 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 in need a good home away from a busy road? Please take a look on www. leedsfelinefriends.org.uk. Details: 216 0593, mail@ leedsfelinefriends.org.uk, PO Box 294, Leeds, LS16 0ES Leeds 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 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 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 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 Looking for a 41 Club? Ilkley Olicana 41 Club meets at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley,t 7.30pm on 3rd Wed of each month. Open to all those who have been in Round Table. Details: Paul Kitching 01943 604683. paulk152@gmail. com 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 Mercury Movie Makers Wed at Rawdon Conservative Club, 7:30pm. The club is for camcorder owners. Advice, regular film & practical evenings, & occasional outdoor events. Details: 0113 257 7274, www. communigate.co.uk/brad/ mercmove North Leeds Model Flying Club New members very welcome, experienced or beginners. Building or flying, plenty of friendly advice. Regular meetings at Horsforth or airfield at Almscliff Crag. Details: 0113 217 8348, www.nlmfc.org Otley Amateur Radio Society meets Tues at Clifton Village Hall (before The Spite on Newall Carr Rd). New members welcome! The Club is an RSGB examination centre for Foundation, Intermediate &
Advanced licences. Details: Paul 07768 996370, events@ otleyradio.org, www.otleyradio. org Otley in Bloom A friendly group of volunteers who work to improve the green environment of the town. New members welcome. Meetings at Otley Courthouse, 7pm first Tues of every month. Otley Camera Club Meets Thurs at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, 7pm. Packed programme of speakers & competitions. Improve your skills & get more from your camera. Details: www.otleycameraclub.co.uk Otley Chevin Rotary Club Meets at Chevin Country Park Hotel, York Gate, Mon, 7.30pm. Dinner followed by interesting speaker. Rotary provides a wide range of services - local, national & international, plus a good social programme. Details: David Lewis 01943 877720. Otley Lions New bookshop at 5 Mercury Row, Otley. Open Tues, Fri & Sat. New members or helpers welcome. Club meets 1st & 3rd Mon each month. Varied social activities, dinners, meetings, quizzes. Details: David McDowell 01943 467551, Eric Booth 01943 467900. Otley Film Society Thurs 5 May, 7.45pm, at Otley Courthouse, ‘Home’ (Switzerland/France/ Belgium/ 2008). 19 May: Mystery screening. Fri 27 May, 7.30pm Quiz & Bar Questions on all topics. Tables of not more than 6. £5 per person, includes ploughman’s supper. Book in advance (01943 884070) or just turn up! firstname.lastname@example.org www.otleyfilmsociety.org.uk Otley Little Theatre Live theatre & musical events in Otley. New members welcome – acting, singing, dancing & anyone who can help with technical backstage. Details: Lee Wells 01943 464982, info@olt. org.uk, www.otley.co.uk/littletheatre Otley Poets meet 1st Tues of month at 8pm for poems, drinks & occasional guest
poets at Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate Otley. Details: Alan Holdsworth 01943 968374 email@example.com. Otley Pub Club meets 1st Thurs of month for a social drink at pub meeting & visit to two other pubs. Everyone welcome. Keep up to date with what’s on in Otley Pubs. Details: http://tinyurl. com/4e6s7zr Otley Rotary Club meets weekly at Westbourne House, Bradford Road, Otley, Thurs 12.30 – 1.45pm. Open to active/retired professional/ business people. Lunch & guest speaker. Details: Keith Thompson 01943 879329 firstname.lastname@example.org. Otley Townswomen’s Guild promotes the interests of women & raises money for charities. It meets 1st Thurs of each month, 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Otley Methodist Church. Speakers plus wide variety of interest groups. Visitors welcome. Details: 01943 468741 email@example.com Otley & District Women’s Forum meets fortnightly, Thurs 10 – 11.30am, Methodist Church rooms, Boroughgate. 12 May: Halifax to Hong Kong by Train by Geoff Budd. 26 May: The Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan with Ken Humphreys. Last talk before summer break. Everyone welcome! Meetings resume 2nd week in Sept. Details: Jo Smith 01943 463771. Otley Women’s Institute Meets at 7.15pm on 2nd Wed of the month in Cross Green Community Centre, Otley. Visitors welcome. Details: 01943 463610 Pool Bridge Club meets on Mon (excl bank holidays),1.15 – 4.30pm at Pool Methodist Church. Pool WI meets 2nd Tues each month, 2pm at Wharfedale Court, Main St. Pool in Wharfedale. Everyone welcome. Next meeting 10 May when they will discuss the pros & cons of Proposed Mega Farms. A vote will be taken & the result sent to the National Federation of Womens Institutes,
London Details: Sue Brown 0113 284 2983 Reaching Out Group for widowed women young at heart & in years who would like to meet others in similar position. Meets Thurs 6.30 – 8.30pm, St John Ambulance Hut, Gaye Lane, Otley. A safe place for friendship & support. Details: Lesley 07931 892747. Social & Activities Club New members welcome. Mainly over 30s. Meals, pub nights, theatre/films/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away & more. Monthly new members’ night in north Leeds. Details: 0844 8111025 www.leedsivc.org.uk 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 The Women’s Fellowship meets Wed, 2pm at Pool Methodist Church. Variety of interesting speakers. 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 Wharfedale Gardeners Group Meets 7.30pm 2nd Tues of the month (Sept - May) at Otley Methodist Church. Guest speakers, plant sales & trips. Annual membership £10. Details: Thelma Harrison 0113 225 6405. Wharfedale German Circle meets on or near 15th of month at 8pm. Events include speakers, films, debates, quizzes, music, parties & conversation members & visitors (in English or German). Details: 01943 464087, wgcircle@ gmail.com, or visit www.germancircle.ilkley.org 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 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. 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 MUSIC Bradford Music Club meets 3rd Sun each month, 7 – 9pm at Rawdon Meeting House, Harrogate Rd. Singers & musicians needed. All styles of music. Details: Ann Perry 01274 630162 annperry@ blueyonder.co.uk Burley in Wharfedale Probus Male Voice Choir invites new members, particularly tenors. Rehearsals Mon 10am at Burley Grange with experienced conductor, Margaret Dexter, who is well known in local musical circles. Occasional concerts for local groups. Details: Secretary Brian Jones on 01943 874552. 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. Community Singing Group devoted to the enjoyment of singing & developing voices together. New members (especially men!) welcome – no auditions, no pressure, no experience necessary – just a love of singing in a friendly environment. Every Tues 1.30
– 3.30pm (term time) at the Otley Courthouse. Details: Dave Stewart 01943 461971, firstname.lastname@example.org Fairfax Singers (Burley-inWharfedale) sing for charities & have helped raise significant funds. If you would like to book a concert please contact Marjorie Hall 01274 597024, email@example.com. They would welcome 2 Altos & 1 Tenor. Some experience. Contact Dorothy Hawkshaw Musical Director 01943 877464 www.fairfaxsingers.org.uk Fairfax Singers Concert Sat 14 May, 7.30pm at Christchurch, Ilkley Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club Mon, 7.30pm, Rawdon & Guiseley Conservative Club, Leeds Rd, Rawdon. Male singers who can take on four part harmony most welcome. Details: 01274 583 989. Leeds Organ & Keyboard Club 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 Me-Time Community Singing Group New members (especially men!) welcome – no auditions, no pressure, no experience necessary – just a love of singing in a relaxed friendly, environment. Every Tues 8 – 9.30pm at 7 Newall Mount, Otley. Details: 01943 461971, firstname.lastname@example.org Otley Chamber Orchestra rehearses fortnightly on Sundays, 7 - 9pm at Otley Courthouse. New members (especially upper strings) welcome. Details: john_restorick@ hotmail.com Otley Little Theatre Orchestra rehearses 1st & 3rd Wed of each month, 7.30pm at Otley St John Ambulance Station near Sainsbury’s. They play a range of music including musicals, popular & classical & would welcome more musicians. Details:
44 Neil Briggs 07900 050346, email@example.com 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 Wharfedale Recorded Music Meets 7.45pm at St. John’s Church Hall, Margerison Rd, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley. Wed 18 May: Verdi’s Requiem. Visitors welcome. This marks the end of the 2010/11 season. Details: 01943 601538, www. wharfedalerecordedmusic. ilkley.org Yeadon & District Male Voice Choir welcomes male voices of any ability at Yeadon Methodist Church, Chapel Hill. (next to Town Hall). Singing is a proven stress buster! Thurs 7.30pm. Details: John Atkinson 294 9095 SENIORS Ilkley Senior Citizens Club meets Tues, 2pm in the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley, for fellowship, entertainment & outings. Just turn up to join in the Concert Hall. Leeds & Bradford Friendship Group Friendship & activities for people of retirement age. Meets 1st Wed of month at Pudsey Civic Centre 1.30pm. Also days out, dining, walks, holidays, computer & play reading groups. New members welcome. Details: Barbara 01943 875208. Menston Retired Men’s Forum Meetings 1st & 3rd Wed of month, 10am at Kirklands. New members welcome. Details: Ken Chadwick 01943 874530, Geoff Winter 01943 877832. Otley Action for Older People Mon 10 – 11am Tai Chi at Wharfedale Court, Pool, or Thurs 2 – 3pm Otley Methodist Church. £3. Fri pm mixed bowls group fortnight. Monday Film Club, 3rd Mon at Otley Courthouse. £3. Memory Lane
Cafe for people with memory problems or early stages of dementia and carers, 4th Thurs. Details: 01943 463965 Otley Action Meeting Fri 6 May at Union Court Coffee Lounge. A representative from AgeUk Leeds Otley Action Gardener (Craig) will be available throughout the summer to make sure gardens in the Otley area are in tip top condition. If you think you would benefit from this service please contact the Otley Action office on 01943 463965 Otley Over 60s Club at Crossgate (opposite Rose & Crown) open Wed to Sat, 9am–12 noon, serving refreshments. Sequence Dancing on Wed 2 – 4pm; Gentle Exercise to Music on Thurs, 10.15–11.15am; Sat Bingo,1.45pm; bric- a-brac stall Fri & Sat 9am–12noon. SPIRITUAL Bethel Evangelical Church Otley & Ilkley meets every Sun,10.30am at Whartons Primary School (off Newall Carr Road), Otley & 6pm at Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road, Ilkley. Details: Pastor Martin Woodier 01943 464631 www. bethelotleyilkley.com Christian Science Church (Headingley) invites you to their services: Sun10.30am. Testimony meetings 2nd Wed of the month, 7.30pm, & 4th Wed at 2.30pm. Reading Room open 11am - 2pm Tues, Thurs & Fri . 40 Otley Road. www.christianscience.org.uk Guiseley Baptist Church is a growing welcoming community. A mixture of ages, including children & young people meet at Sunday services at 9.30am & 11.15am. Details: 01943 884 233, www.guiseleybaptistchurch.co.uk Menston Methodist Church has a warm welcome for everyone & is especially pleased to welcome newcomers. Sunday service 10.30am, evening services 6pm when advertised & last Sun of month 8pm ‘Taste & See’ in Cornerstone Cafe, an alternative form of worship.
Otley Quakers meet 1st & 3rd Sun of the month, 11am – 12 noon. Details: 01943 463351, firstname.lastname@example.org. Webpage link at www.otley.co.uk/ churches/ Otley Spiritualist Church Church services: Tues healing 7.30pm; Wed healing 2.30pm; Sat Service 7pm (clairvoyance); Sun Service 6.30pm (divine). 38 Newmarket Street, Otley. Rise & Shine @ 9 Everyone welcome. 30 minute cafe-style worship, ideal for all ages. Informal, friendly, light breakfast every Sunday, 9am at United Reformed Church, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Details: Mirella 01943 465 353 SUPPORT Arthritis Care (Otley & District) meets at St John Ambulance Meeting Room, Gay Lane, 1st Wed of month, 2 – 4pm. People of all ages with arthritis, or an interest in it, most welcome. Details: 01943 466428. Arthritis Care Leeds Branch Meet 3rd Tues of each month, 7 - 9pm at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Rd, LS16. New members welcome. Details: Pat 0113 275 7694. 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 Diabetes Leeds Support Group Friendly group of people with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes & their partners/ carers, meets 1st Mon of the month (except bank holidays) at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 7 – 9pm. Details: Joan Wells 0113 225 4528. Families Need Fathers meets 7.30pm, 2nd Wed of month at Victoria Hotel, Great George St, Leeds. A support & advice group for parents trying to maintain & develop relationships with their children
following divorce or family breakdown. Details: Don 07981 710179 or Ray 07921 728747. La Leche League of Wharfedale meets 1st Fri of month, 10am to noon, lower hall, Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley. Breastfeeding help & support. All women interested in breastfeeding welcome – babies & young children too. Free, but donation to running costs welcome. Details: Ruth 01943 461 051. Leeds Coeliac Group 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 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. Lymphoma Association Support Group A friendly group that meets the last Mon of each month, 2pm at Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Information Centre, St. James’s Hospital, LS9 7TF. All who have experienced Lymphoma, their family & friends, are welcome. Frequent guest speakers. Details: Roy 01765 692132, Jane 0113 2811226, Norman 0113 267 3388. Memory Lane Café 4th Thurs of month (26 May), 1.30 – 3.30pm, Otley Rugby Club. A supportive & welcoming environment for older people with memory problems or dementia. Enjoy some musical entertainment & pass a sociable couple of hours. Refreshments. Support for carers. Transport available for small fee. Details: Otley Action for Older People 01943 463965 Macmillan Cancer Support New fundraising group in Otley. Details: Laura Riach 01924 232444 lriach@macmillan. org.uk
Speakability Regular gettogether for people who live with ‘aphasia’. Visits, outings, speakers etc. Third Thurs every month, 2pm at Otley Community Centre, Cross Green, Otley. Details: Ray Rundle, 0113 258 2892, Graham 01977 796219 Talking Magazines Anyone blind or partially sighted can obtain these monthly cassettes by contacting Leeds Cassette at Shire View Centre, 72 Headingley Lane, LS6 2DJ or calling 0113 270 9130. 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. 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 TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Friends of the Manor House Thurs 5 May, 7.30pm at Manor House Art Gallery & Museum. A talk on ‘How climate change has affected the Dales in the past’ by Tom Lord. 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 Science Café Thurs 12 May, 7.30pm at Otley Courthouse. Enjoy a relaxed evening of science. Speakers: David Jones on the science of sport; Phil Willis, Chair House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee on why science gets such a bad press. For adults & young people. £4/£3 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 Adult learning at Otley Children’s Centre Would you like to develop self confidence & get back into education or work? Leeds City College is working with OCC to deliver a fun course in basic computer skills. Details: Otley Children’s Centre 01943 467379 www. otleychildrenscentre.co.uk 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, email@example.com. uk for volunteer application pack. www.leedshospitalsfundraising.org.uk Exploring the Bedrock of Ilkley Sat 7 May, 2 – 4pm. Meet at Cow & Calf Rocks car park. A guided walk looking at the importance of the local geology in the creation and character of the built environment. Leader: Gavin Edwards, Archaeologist. Dogs welcome. Details & to book: Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor on 07854 447947, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ment. Details: 01943 468181, email@example.com, www.otleymuseum.org
Honey Bee Swarms will be collected, free of charge, (if accessible). Details: Terri Beddows 268 8231, 0796 451 7608.
Parent Forum open to all parent/carers using Otley Children’s Centre. Your opportunity to comment on the Centre’s services & contribute to the development of the centre. Details: Otley Children’s Centre 01943 467379 www. otleychildrenscentre.co.uk
International Dawn Chorus Day Sat 1 May, 5.30am at Brimham Rocks. Join them for a 3 mile walk – you’re sure to hear nature’s symphony at its best, as resident birds & migrants all sing as the sun rises. Stout footwear. Sorry no dogs. Booking Essential. Details: 01423 780688
Pool Village Hall Hire this excellent facility with hall, kitchen & meeting room. Ideal venue for children’s parties, receptions, leisure activities, dances & fundraising events. Large car park & access to a private bar if required. Details: Tim Robson 0113 284 3437 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Second Hand Furniture at Safe Haven at Willow Green, Parkside, Horsforth, LS18. Registered Charity. Open: Mon-Fri 9.15am – 4pm; Sat 10am – 2pm. Sofas, wardrobes, tables, chairs, chest of drawers, etc. For Sales/ collection of furniture contact 07910 545 569 Small delivery charge.
Leeds Civic Trust Guided Supper Walks Wed 4 May: Medieval Leeds; Tues 10 May: Georgian Leeds; Wed 18 May: Victorian Leeds; Tues 24 May: Edwardian Leeds. Walks start 7pm from the Trust office, 1719 Wharf St & last about 1½ hours, ending with supper at Wharf St. Cost £9. Details & to book: 0113 243 9594, office@ leedscivictrust.org.uk. Moorland Bats at Darwin Gardens Sat 21 May 9 – 11pm. This bat walk aims to provide greater awareness of the main varieties of British bats found on the moor & immediate areas, how they use sonar, habitat requirements & conservation issues. Leader: FoIM Project Officer. Bring a torch. Not suitable for dogs. Details: Tracy Gray, Friends of Ilkley Moor on 07854 447947, email@example.com Otley Museum Documentary & Photographic Archive Wellcroft House, (The Cycle Club) Otley. Open Mon, Tues, Fri, & 1st Sat of each month 9.45am – 12.15pm (excl bank holidays). Research Otley’s heritage – call in or phone for an appoint-
Volunteer at Otley Children’s Centre If you enjoy working with children under five, would like to share your skills and receive professional volunteer training from Homestart, call Otley Children’s Centre on 01943 467379 & book an informal chat about volunteering. All candidates will complete an enhanced CRB check. www.otleychildrenscentre.co.uk Wesley Hall at Otley Methodist Church Available to local organisations & charities for fundraising purposes every Fri, 9.30-11.30am. Cost: £20. Details: Pauline Dobson 01943 466 751.
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