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Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp Queens of Syria at WYP
 
Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music

    Cloth Cat (established 1999) is a charity that aims to improve peoples’ lives through music, using music to nurture new skills and create opportunities for those in disadvantaged circumstances, and to help them to develop personally, socially and culturally. Helping people transition from institutionalisation back into the community is central to its aims. […]

Cloth Cat: Improving Lives Through Music
Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp

  Opera North is holding its first Orchestra Camp, in partnership with the School of Music at the University of Leeds, from 22nd – 26th August.   The camp is open to young people aged 10 and above who already play an orchestral instrument. String players can be at any grade, while woodwind and brass […]

Opera North Holds its First Orchestra Camp
Queens of Syria at WYP

Queens of Syria at WYP

A ground-breaking production featuring an all-female cast of Syrian refugees comes to the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 18 July. Queens of Syria is a modern adaptation of Euripedes’ anti-war tragedy The Trojan Women from Developing Artists and Refuge Productions. First staged in Amman in 2013 and the subject of an award-winning documentary, […]

Queens of Syria at WYP
Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for European Causes

Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for European Causes

20 July 2016

The charity Link Universal and Alwoodley Community Association are holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 13th August, 10.30am – 3pm, at Alwoodley Community Hall, The Avenue, LS17 7NZ. The aim is to raise funds for three European causes: ‘The Found Project’, which raises school fees for abandoned and orphaned children at the New Generation […]

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The Dales Highwayman

The Dales Highwayman

20 July 2016

The Dales Highwayman is a new bus service that runs from Leeds to the Yorkshire Dales every Saturday until 3rd September. The bus serves the Washburn Valley, Pateley Bridge, Coldstones Cut, Stump Cross Caverns, Grimwith Reservoir, Grassington, Kilnsey, Kettlewell, Buckden, Kidstones Pass, Aysgarth and Hawes. It complements the Sunday DalesBus service, providing the opportunity for […]

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Broomfield Landscaper Challenge

Broomfield Landscaper Challenge

19 July 2016

The Broomfield Landscaper fundraising challenge was launched recently at York Gate Garden, Adel. The challenge was designed to honour and celebrate the life of Alan Broomfield, a landscaper who lost his battle with cancer last year. His family has been supported by Perennial, a charity that is dedicated to helping horticulturists and their families in […]

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Peppa Pig’s Surprise at WYP

Peppa Pig’s Surprise at WYP

19 July 2016

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back at West Yorkshire Playhouse in a brand new show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise, on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess […]

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Listen! Samaritans Urge us to Become Better Listeners

Listen! Samaritans Urge us to Become Better Listeners

15 July 2016

  As part of its month–long annual awareness-raising campaign, Talk to Us, Samaritans is on a mission to improve the UK’s listening skills with SHUSH! listening tips that it claims are ‘relationship transforming’. Samaritans Listening Tips or S-H-U-S-H: Show you care:  focus just on the other person, make eye contact, put away your phone Have […]

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Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

15 July 2016

  Stockeld Park is just bursting at the seams with things to do this Summer. Find active Adventure Zones set in woodland, enjoy retro roller skating, jumping pillows, chopper go-karts and electric scooters. There are adventure play and installations at every turn in the Enchanted Forest, Buccaneer Boats on the Enchanted Forest Lake, and you […]

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A Celebration of the Beatles at Leeds Grand

A Celebration of the Beatles at Leeds Grand

12 July 2016

The biggest ever tour of The Beatles’ celebration show ‘Let It Be’ is now at Leeds Grand Theatre until 16th July and is an absolute must for Beatles fans. ‘Let It Be’ celebrates the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band in a spectacular concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their […]

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Kissing Frogs at The Carriageworks

Kissing Frogs at The Carriageworks

08 July 2016

  “It’s Time to Find My Prince…I Think.” One woman comedy, Kissing Frogs, is back on tour by popular demand and appears at Carriageworks Theatre, on 15 and 16 July. The show is a Bridget Jones-esque tale of never quite being as successful, as married, as together as the people around you. Kissing Frogs is […]

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Attention Budding Authors and Poets!

Attention Budding Authors and Poets!

01 July 2016

The 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival writing competitions are now open for entries. The Poetry and Short Story competitions are open to anyone aged over 18 and entries can be on any subject. The judges for the competitions will be announced soon and previous winners have gone on to publish their work. Shortlisted writers will have […]

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Trust Celebrates Contribution of Volunteers

Trust Celebrates Contribution of Volunteers

01 July 2016

  Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recently held an event to celebrate its volunteers. Around 450 volunteers currently support its hospitals and the Trust wanted to recognise their achievements. The volunteers shared warm, humorous, and inspiring stories about their experiences at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. “Our volunteers regularly give up their time to help us run […]

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