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 ( southleeds.mumbler.co.uk ) and Facebook community for parents in and around South Leeds, and is a Parent Rep on the Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) committee.

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.

Blossom Crosby with her gold medals

Triple Gold World Championship Wins for 5 year old BJJ Star

Five-year old Blossom Crosby from Middleton has won three Gold medals at the 2019 Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Championships. Blossom stormed to victory, winning all her matches without dropping a single point. The Junior World Champ secured a decisive win in each of her medal-winning matches through arm bar