Author: Helen Robinson

After a love of Tony Harrison's poetry brought Helen to Leeds to study English in 2001, it might be fate that she moved to Beeston a few years later. Now she juggles running two businesses with being a parent and writing for South Leeds Life and The Culture Vulture. Helen also runs the South Leeds Mumbler website ( ) and Facebook community for parents in and around South Leeds, and is a Parent Rep on the Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) committee.

Coronavirus brings new audiences for South Leeds podcaster

Government guidance for people to stay at home during the Coronavirus outbreak has brought some surprising positives for one South Leeds podcaster. The Light on Leeds podcast, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, has seen audience numbers soar. “Downloads for the podcast have doubled since the lockdown began”, reports

Family friendly what’s on roundup for March

Here’s your roundup of family friendly activities for March. I’m Helen Robinson and I run local parents’ website and community, South Leeds Mumbler: Visit the website for more ideas and up to date listings of regular playgroups, classes and days out ideas. Skelton Grange Nature Visits Skelton Grange environment

Pyramid celebrates 30 years with ambitious plans for new centre

Holbeck-based arts charity, Pyramid, celebrates its 30th anniversary this Autumn. Pyramid supports people with learning difficulties from all backgrounds to discover the arts and develop their own creative practice. The charity campaigns to remove institutional barriers that prevent artists with a learning disability from accessing work and exhibition spaces, and

Hugh Gaitskell superhero students spend day with children’s author Jason Beresford

Children’s author Jason Beresford spent the day with students at Hugh Gaitskell Primary School to celebrate the launch of the Leeds Year of Reading in September.

Students transformed into superheroes for a whole school assembly before participating in interactive author-led reading and drama workshops.

Leeds declares a Year of Reading

Leeds City Council has declared a ‘Year of Reading’ across the city. The aim of Leeds Year of Reading is to promote and encourage a love of reading across the city and, in particular, to engage children and their families, from different communities and backgrounds, in positive reading activity to help generate a long-term love of reading.