This raucous collision of ideas inspired by theme parks, Brexit, Gulliver’s Travels and all overseen by Mayor Larry from Jaws, looks at cultural and racial stereotypes and how migration and racism have become key players in the ongoing culture wars.
It is often said that the best food in Beeston is the food which is cooked at home – a hidden wealth and treasure conjured daily behind closed doors, but hinted at by the amazing smells which fill the traditional terraced streets. Mrs. Beeston’s Cook Book project sets out to
Last month, my wife and I had an unfortunate experience: three lads drove up outside our house in Beeston Hill, in broad daylight, with crowbars, jacked up our car, sawed the exhaust off our car, and drove off. It wasn’t a terrible thing (no-one got hurt, the car got fixed,
St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Beeston Hill are setting their sights on a new improved playground and outdoor space – with the children, parents, staff and other local supporters aiming to raise £10,000 over the course of this school year. The fundraising campaign is being led by the
This coming weekend sees ‘Sounds Like A Storm’ – a young indie band, with their roots very firmly in south Leeds – going up a gear, performing to thousands at the major Leeds and Reading Festival. South Leeds Life caught up with them at Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck, to
Having been a resident of Beeston for nearly twenty years, moving here initially to attend university in 2000, I have seen many changes occur across South Leeds and the city as a whole. At the dawn of the millennium, areas that had become run down over a relatively short period
There’s a lot more than just borrowing books going at our local libraries. South Leeds Life talked to Rachel Benn, Communities Librarian for the south to find out more. In July Leeds Libraries launched the Summer Reading Challenge to encourage children (and parents) to keep reading over the school holidays.
Politics, unless you follow it in your spare time, isn’t well known amongst the younger side of the country. It’s fair to say most millennials have no clue when it comes to voting and how it’s going to affect our country. Despite the lack of knowledge, they seem to have strong
This week’s column may be a little different from normal. The South Leeds Life committee have tasked me with writing an editorial statement commenting on the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings. So here goes … I had better start by saying what shouldn’t need saying as it’s so
An Artist on Every Street Corner? We take as our starting point the belief that cities are, in part, formed and reformed by the interplay of different groups and interests – politicians and policy-makers, practitioners and professionals, and residents who all act in their own way as play-makers – as