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Aphasia support charity needs volunteers!

Aphasia support charity needs volunteers!

‘Speak with IT’ support people with Aphasia to regain their speech using computer therapy programmes. Currently supporting a number of people in South Leeds they are keen to hear from potential new Volunteer Speech Support Workers to meet growing demand from people with Aphasia. Aphasia often occurs when people have had a stroke or brain […]

Raw gripping ‘Shed Crew’ show wows in Hunslet

Raw gripping ‘Shed Crew’ show wows in Hunslet

Acclaimed national theatre company Red Ladder are this week (21 September – 1 October 2017) bringing their latest hard-hitting show to south Leeds. ‘Shed Crew’ – based on the autobiographical ‘Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew’ book – takes you on a trip back to 1990s Leeds, into a teenage underworld of raves, drugs and […]

Free Sporting Memories Group

Free Sporting Memories Group

Love talking sports? Our Free weekly Sporting Memories groups is just the place for you. Each week older sports fans gather at The Tiled Hall Café in Leeds Central Library to listen and share memories of watching and playing sports. The Sporting Memories Network  support older people across the UK living with dementia, depression and […]

The Great North Run – a family affair

The Great North Run – a family affair

I did it! I completed the Great North Run! It is the best thing I have ever done. Even more so because I reconnected with family. It’s a strange thing is social media. But thanks to Facebook, over 17 years ago when I reconnected with one cousin via a friend and then more family connected […]

The Shine Project in Zambia

The Shine Project in Zambia

A few weeks ago we reported that The Shine Project were going to Zambia to do some volunteering, this trip has now happened and I’m sure you’re all eager to hear about the adventure! We had a fantastic time in Zambia, the girls did an amazing job at adjusting to a different culture, were (mostly!) […]

Hunslet edge thriller to secure home advantage

Hunslet edge thriller to secure home advantage

Hunslet RLFC 18-12 London Skolars Hunslet RLFC won a tight contest today (17 September 2017) to secure home advantage in the Division 1 Shield against a buoyant London Skolars. Both teams were confirmed to play in the final, but the last league meeting of the year determined who would get home advantage. As expected the […]

The Great Beeston Bake Off

The Great Beeston Bake Off

Members of St Mary’s church in Beeston invited the members of the Asha Neighbourhood Project back to do baking with them as a thank you for cooking curries with them (as South Leeds Life reported here). Asha members were inspired by Nadiya Hussain a British baker, columnist, author and television presenter who rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British […]

‘Partition’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse

‘Partition’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Watching this collaboration between the West Yorkshire Playhouse and BBC Radio Leeds held extra significance for me as we are due to visit India for the first time in November. I have followed the BBC season on the 70th anniversary of Partition with great interest as it’s a subject I knew very little about. Thanks […]

Holbeck kitchen improvements

Holbeck kitchen improvements

Holbeck Elderly Aid (HEA) are delighted to announce that they have completed stage one of their ambitious project to develop the facilities at St. Matthew’s Community Centre, Holbeck. The state of the art gas-interlock ventilation system has already improved the atmosphere at the weekly lunches and community café. Sue Cawthray, a café regular, welcomed the […]

Lane End’s new library and garden

Lane End’s new library and garden

The children at Lane End Primary LOVE to read – they have taken part in Extreme Reading Challenges, enjoy family ‘Book at Bedtime’ events, raised money for the Readathon charity, have shared stories in 10 different languages for World Book Day …. And now comes their latest and most exciting reading experience…..an ENCHANTED FOREST LIBRARY! […]