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Leeds Refugees create play for Refugee Week

Leeds Refugees create play for Refugee Week

Mafwa Theatre are a group of women with refugee and asylum seeking status in Leeds, who have created a performance for Refugee Week 2018. “Women of Power” aims to share the struggles, rituals and moments both beautiful and strange, which the cast experience on a day to day basis, using music, song and movement. The […]

White Rose Introduces Smoke and Vape Free Zone

White Rose Introduces Smoke and Vape Free Zone

White Rose Shopping Centre has introduced a ‘Smoke and Vape Free Zone’ in its outdoor leisure area, The Village, following the opening of its brand new children’s play area and ahead of Clean Air Day (21 June 2018). In consideration of the increased number of children and young families to the area, all visitors are […]

Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

The final production in the Quarry Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse before it undergoes a multi-million re-modelling features the people of Leeds. Searching for the Heart of Leeds is written by Mark Catley based on interviews with over 200 Loiners and is performed by a cast of community actors drawn from across the city. Mark […]

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Few players in any sport can rival the remarkable commitment Geoff Gunney showed to one club – Hunslet Rugby League Club. Geoff made his debut for Hunslet in 1951. He would go on to spend his entire playing career with Hunslet spanning 23 seasons and saw him play 579 games. Like numerous other future Hunslet players Geoff […]

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet RLFC made it five wins from five today as they beat Coventry Bears at the South Leeds Stadium.  It was a rather under par performance by Hunslet, but the win lifts them into 4th in the Betfred League 1. Hunslet RLFC 40-16 Coventry Bears Photos by Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography Not that Coventry didn’t […]

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Eight out of ten dads want to see more groups and activities for fathers and their children in Leeds. In a survey by support group Leeds Dads, 79% of dads also said they’d be interested in joining a dads’ group. And 40% of dads under 40 said they didn’t spend as much as they’d like […]

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 11 June 2018:   Change of use of single dwelling to three flats. 2 Cambrian Terrace Beeston Leeds LS11 8JB Ref. No: 18/03512/FU | Status: […]

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The final production in the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse is a revival of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. This iconic set of dramatic monologues was written for television and broadcast across six weeks in the BBC thirty years ago in 1988. It is being presented in two sets of three and each show packs […]

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

The White Rose Shopping Centre has unveiled its brand new children’s play area this week, with the ribbon cut by White Rose General Manager Steven Foster, Cllr Lisa Mulherin, and children from Asquith Primary School. The play area, which includes a canopy for rain-or-shine play, makes up the final component of The Village, White Rose’s […]

Middleton Woods parkrun

Middleton Woods parkrun

Nicky Best  As you may/may not know the brand new FREE, ALL-INCLUSIVE, weekly, Middleton Woods parkrun has just been initiated at the Leeds Urban Bike Park. It is simply a 5k RUN or WALK for EVERYONE and commences at 9am EVERY Saturday. It is a fantastic event in such a beautiful, South Leeds location, but […]