Local charity focuses on mental wellbeing amid cost of living crisis

This week, 15–21 May 2023, is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, local mental health charity Leeds Mind is focusing on the impact that the cost of living crisis is having on people’s mental wellbeing. Having started in late 2021, the crisis is affecting the mental health of hundreds of

South Leeds servicewoman to be honoured as part of We Will Remember Her campaign

The Women’s Royal Army Corps Association (WRAC Association) is campaigning for proper recognition of role women in the armed services played during the Second World War with commemoration events including one at Holbeck Cemetery on Sunday (14 May 2023) at 2pm. On the morning of 11 May 1943, the biggest

Review: Quality Street at Leeds Playhouse

This play, originally written in 1901 by JM Barrie who famously also wrote the story Peter Pan was the inspiration behind the name of the very recognisable and popular chocolates Quality Street. The play begins within the walls of the local Halifax, then Mackintosh, now Nestlé factory with the actors

Playhouse brings Football Freddie to a community venue near you

Audiences in neighbourhood venues across Leeds will be having a ball this summer when Leeds Playhouse takes Fidget Theatre’s ‘Football Freddie’ on a two-week Community Tour, kicking off on 5 June. Ten community venues, including Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Holbeck, the Hamara Centre in Beeston and Middleton Parochial Hall, will