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Help for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in South Leeds

Help for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in South Leeds

RETAS is pleased to have received funding from the Leeds Community Foundation for the expansion of our Welcome to Leeds Drop-in services, which helps to facilitate the settlement of refugees and asylum seekers who have recently moved into the area. In order to reach out to a greater number of individuals who could benefit from […]

The world must remember Srebrenica

The world must remember Srebrenica

Beeston man on a mission to ensure the world remembers the lessons from Srebrenica Yorkshireman Gohar Almas Khan has spoken of his heart-breaking visit to one of Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War. Mr Khan and other delegates from the UK were given an opportunity courtesy the charity Remembering Srebrenica to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina […]

Free English lessons to promote social cohesion

Free English lessons to promote social cohesion

English language school awarded funding to promote social cohesion through free English lessons English4All in Leeds (E4A), a new English language school, is breaking down barriers by providing free, no-strings education and social integration opportunities to local speakers of other languages. The voluntary led organisation which relies on qualified and experienced teaching volunteers has received […]

South Leeds runners smash the Dash

South Leeds runners smash the Dash

On Sunday 5 November 2017 hordes of runners from South Leeds descended on the city centre to run to Kirkstall Abbey and back as fast as they possibly could. The race was the Abbey Dash and is a fairly flat out and back 10k course. It was a cold a frosty morning when everyone assembled […]

Women’s Revolution comes to the Playhouse

Women’s Revolution comes to the Playhouse

This week sees the new show Pink Sari Revolution at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. This powerful and hard-hitting play is based on true events and tells the story of an extraordinary woman, Sampat Pal and her fight to challenge injustice and take back power for the most marginalised in India. She leads the ‘Gulabi Gang’ […]

Director – Primary School Theatre Project

Director – Primary School Theatre Project

Community Theatre Group are seeking a caring, dynamic and ambitious Director to work on the Beyond Theatre Project in Belle Isle. We are a community group based in Belle Isle and our mission is to promote the arts, namely creative writing and drama. We are currently developing projects aimed at primary school aged children and […]

South Leeds hikers tackle Ben Nevis

South Leeds hikers tackle Ben Nevis

A mixed group of 24 from the south Leeds community this month (21-22 October) travelled to the Highlands to hike up Ben Nevis – the highest peak in the UK, at 1345m. Early on the Saturday morning, the group left Beeston’s Hamara Centre with an 8 hour drive up to Fort William ahead. The mood […]

Deborah’s story – Life after Stroke

Deborah’s story – Life after Stroke

To mark World Stroke Day on Sunday (29 October 2017) I wanted to let you know about an amazing woman who lives in Hunslet. This person is called Deborah and in 2016 she had a stroke. As would be expected this shook Deborah and her family’s world to the core. “At first I could hear […]

Asha women show racism the red card

Asha women show racism the red card

Last Friday (20 October 2017) women at the Asha Neighbourhood Project came together to show their support for the Show Racism The Red Card campaign. Women’s Lives Leeds breakfast club users together with Asha Neighbourhood Project staff, ESOL and IT students joined together to share a specially made cake. Some individuals wore something red to […]

So Twinkle the Stars

So Twinkle the Stars

That nursery rhyme, you know: “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” has a real resonance. Firstly the twinkling star. Why? Because of atmospheric effects on light. Secondly, there is a wandering about the nature of the star. Good questions indeed. Our nearest star is our sun, provider of energy and stable orbits of planets including our own, […]