Category: South Leeds

News, events, and comments about South Leeds as a whole

Storybook warns children about dangers of loan sharks

A new book which aims to warn children, and their parents, about the dangers of loan sharks was launched on Friday (11 October 2019) at New Bewerley Community School in Beeston. As we reported last December, Leeds City Council’s Dewsbury Road Community Hub was awarded a grant by the England

Gambian Councillor meets Leeds Lord Mayor

On Monday 16 September, a Councillor from The Gambia met the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, at the Civic Hall. Councillor Sainey Kanuteh from Basse Area council was welcomed by Councillor Mohammad Iqbal (Hunslet & Riverside Ward) who led the delegation including Assan Jaiteh, Ajie Fatou Jeng Secka

Review: Mushy Lyrically Speaking at Leeds Playhouse

On Tuesday (8 October 2019) I was fortunate enough to be invited to go to view the exclusive premiere of Mushy Lyrically Speaking at the newly refurbished Leeds Playhouse. I was not disappointed. I was already a fan of the main character based on the real life student Musharaf ‘Mushy’

Review: Trojan Horse at Leeds Playhouse

Trojan Horse is a play that explains the story of what happened between Birmingham schools and the government. The play concerns allegations about teachers having terrorism and extremist plots. It explores the intertwined themes of extremism, ideology, education, Islam, terrorism, and religion. I think that it is really good that

Poetry exhibition at White Rose celebrates mental health awareness

White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday (10 October 2019) with an exhibition of poetry written by James McInerney. The poems, selected to promote mindfulness, introspection, and the act of sharing kindness, will be displayed across the floor of White Rose’s Central Atrium. Visitors are