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Friends of Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park

Here’s another entry for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards has been submitted by the Friends of Middleton Park, the volunteer community group. For details of how YOUR community group can enter please click here. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 28 February 2018. The Friends of Middleton Park are a group of volunteers, all […]

Reetwhirlers Majorettes

Reetwhirlers Majorettes

Here’s another entry for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards which has been submitted in support of the Reetwhirlers Majorettes group, from Beeston. For details of how YOUR community group can enter please click here. I would like to nominate Reetwirlers Majorettes for the South Leeds Community Award. Reetwirlers Majorettes was established 11 years ago […]

Help for community groups with social media woes

Help for community groups with social media woes

Are you fearful at the thought of using Facebook or left trembling by Twitter? Leeds Social Media Surgeries are being revived after a five-year break, with the aim of helping Leeds-based charities, community organisations, clubs, social enterprises and societies to master the mysteries of social media and help raise their profile. The surgery, if you’re not […]

Dewsbury Road works enter second phase

Dewsbury Road works enter second phase

As a local resident of south Leeds, you will no doubt have seen the ongoing roadworks along the A653 Dewsbury Road.  As well as being a thriving high street surrounded by housing, local businesses and facilities, the road is also a busy route into the city. The decision to carry out a road safety improvement […]

Review: Still Alice at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Still Alice at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

The stage is jam-packed, full of props reflecting the busy lifestyle of professional Alice, played by star of stage and screen Sharon Small. Alice is a 50-year-old professor of linguistics at Harvard University where she graduated from and is clearly a highly intelligent academic.  Married to John, who also works at Harvard as a research […]

Review: Windrush by Phoenix Dance Theatre

Review: Windrush by Phoenix Dance Theatre

Windrush: Movement of the People – Phoenix Dance Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse In 1948 a boat set sail from the Caribbean. It carried 800 African Caribbean men and women to Britain. Many of the men had served in the British forces during World War II. Leaving behind loved ones, they came to help rebuild […]

Me and Holbeck in Bloom

Me and Holbeck in Bloom

Here’s another entry for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards has been submitted by Holbeck In Bloom, the volunteer community gardening group. For details of how YOUR community group can enter please click here. I have been treasurer for Holbeck in Bloom for over six years now and in that time we have done planters […]

Hunslet dominate in city derby

Hunslet dominate in city derby

Hunslet RLFC  50-18  Leeds Rhinos Hunslet RLFC won the the second playing of the Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Trophy at a chilly South Leeds Stadium last night (9 February 2018) against a young but determined Leeds Rhinos side. Photos by Phoenix Photography The early minutes were spent sizing each other up, with Leeds looking the […]

Northern College weekend for Asha

Northern College weekend for Asha

The Northern College for Residential and Community Adult Education in Barnsley provided another opportunity for community groups in Leeds to take part in an short weekend confidence building and positive thinking course at the Wentworth Castle in Barnsley (2-4 February 2018). The Northern College is a residential college dedicated to the education and training of […]

Film shot in South Leeds “the next Billy Elliot”

Film shot in South Leeds “the next Billy Elliot”

Yorkshire film ‘Scott and Sid’ with screnes filmed in Beeston and Holbeck tipped to be next Billy Elliot They are best friends. They are Yorkshire-born and proud. They are filmmakers. But above all, they are dreamchasers. Having never written, produced or directed a film before, Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj’s true story of triumph against […]