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LOOM: A Weekend of Words, Music, Art & Comedy at Sunny Bank Mills Carers Leeds Wins National Award The Northern Short Story Festival is Back
 
LOOM: A Weekend of Words, Music, Art & Comedy at Sunny Bank Mills

LOOM: A Weekend of Words, Music, Art & Comedy at Sunny Bank Mills

    This May Bank Holiday weekend Sunny Bank Mills have teamed up with Trouble at Mill to put together LOOM, a superb line-up of words, music, theatre art and comedy. The weekend is split into three shifts, each offering its own unique flavor. On Saturday night, Trouble at Mill (27 May, 7PM) welcomes the […]

LOOM: A Weekend of Words, Music, Art & Comedy at Sunny Bank Mills
Carers Leeds Wins National Award

Carers Leeds Wins National Award

  Carers Leeds, which offers support, advice and information to carers recently won a GSK IMPACT Award, recognising  excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. The charity picked up its award at a ceremony in the Science Museum, London, after taking part in a three day development programme with The King’s Fund. […]

Carers Leeds Wins National Award
The Northern Short Story Festival is Back

The Northern Short Story Festival is Back

The Northern Short Story Festival is on Saturday 3rd June at The Carriageworks Theatre. Promoting the short story form through workshops and events, popular published authors, editors and small press publishers will come together to share their stories, expertise and wisdom with you. The festival will feature two Q&A events: Small Press Panel – What […]

The Northern Short Story Festival is Back
Take a Journey with Me Through My Letters

Take a Journey with Me Through My Letters

24 May 2017

  An exhibition and performance at HEART, Headingley on 23rd/24th June celebrates written correspondence and personal connection. Handwritten letters and shared passions bring young and old together, as exciting, new adventures beckon and unlikely friendships flourish. But will the stress of exams, fractured ankles and grieving for lost friends ruin their plans? Or will the […]

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EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market

EatNorth: The New Weekly Street Food Market

24 May 2017

The team behind the Leeds Indie Food festival have recently announced a brand new project: EatNorth. Starting on 17 June, the new project will be a weekly food fair located at the North Brewing Co taproom in Sheepscar, just outside the city centre – so that keen foodies can grab a bite of Leeds Indie […]

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Leeds Council of Mosques Condemns Manchester Attacks

Leeds Council of Mosques Condemns Manchester Attacks

24 May 2017

  To the families of the victims and the injured in Manchester The Leeds Council of Mosques (LCM) condemns, in the strongest terms, the cowardly act perpetrated on the night of 22nd May 2017 at the Manchester Arena. We believe those who have undertaken this atrocity and, if proven, the networks working to indoctrinate individuals […]

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Spring into Action at the Royal Armouries

Spring into Action at the Royal Armouries

23 May 2017

  This May half term the Royal Armouries museum will be playing host to a programme of exciting hands-on and have-a-go activities as part of its ‘Spring into Action’ week. Families are invited to burn off some energy as children can try out the challenging military-style junior assault course, as well as discovering the skills […]

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Emotional Support Can Make a Difference

Emotional Support Can Make a Difference

23 May 2017

  This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) Samaritans in Leeds are joining organisations across the UK to show how donating your time can make a huge difference to the lives of others. Echoing the findings of its Dying from Inequality report released earlier this year, Samaritans is highlighting the particular need for emotional support for those […]

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General Election 2017- Getting Out the Youth Vote

22 May 2017

  By Imam Qari Asim, MBE Imam, Makkah Mosque Leeds @Qari Asim   On Thursday 8 June, Britain will elect its new government. But millions of young people will not vote, too many are still not on the electoral register.   It is encouraging to see that in the last week, applications to register have […]

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Shore to Shore at Oriental City

Shore to Shore at Oriental City

19 May 2017

  A play about Chinese people from Leeds, and staged at the Oriental City Restaurant on Cross Stamford Street, in Leeds was intriguing – a little drama accompanied by some tasty food. Writers Mary Cooper and MW Sun had listened to and recorded the voices of dozens of Chinese people in Leeds. From these they […]

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Remembering Oluwale Anthology Wins at Saboteur Awards

Remembering Oluwale Anthology Wins at Saboteur Awards

19 May 2017

  The Remembering Oluwale Anthology, published by Scarborough-based Valley Press in 2016, has won the Best Anthology category in the prestigious, national Saboteur Awards 2017, against a very strong field. Remembering Oluwale Editor, SJ Bradley and Max Farrar, Secretary to the David Oluwale Memorial Association charity, attended the glittering event in London at the weekend. […]

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LGBT Communities in Leeds Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

LGBT Communities in Leeds Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

19 May 2017

  Mental health is the number one health and wellbeing priority for LGBT+ people in the city according to community research undertaken by the Leeds LGBT+ Mapping Project. The survey of LGBT+ people in Leeds found that nine out of ten of the respondents had experienced mental health difficulties that had impacted severely on their […]

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Community Chorus Rehearses Grapes of Wrath at WYP

Community Chorus Rehearses Grapes of Wrath at WYP

17 May 2017

A 40 strong community chorus is in rehearsals for the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath, at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 24th May. Involving performers from across Yorkshire, the community ensemble pays homage to the play’s themes of community and migration, representing and reflecting the local community. Recruited through open auditions […]

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