Month: April 2018

Making his marks: Norman Ackroyd CBE an artist and a South Leeds lad

Watching the BBC programme What Do Artists Do All Day? on artist Norman Ackroyd recently you might have been intrigued to hear a mention of his South Leeds roots, while he was busy creating an acid-etched picture on sheet metal. A meat trade start; Ringtons Tea Factory; Beeston Hill; and working

School poets shine at Cockburn slam

Just before the Easter holiday, teams from four South Leeds schools came together to compete in a Poetry Slam. The event was held in the theatre at Cockburn School and gave children from three primary schools an insight into life in ‘big school’. Middleton Primary School were back to defend