Tag: Middleton Park

Are Wade’s Charity Open Spaces Leeds Natural Health Service?

The importance of the natural environment for the health and wellbeing of individuals and their families is now acknowledged. In today’s busy world, parks, woodland and open spaces are now seen as important assets to the community. Wade’s Charity – Leeds oldest independent charitable trust has been helping the lives

A Middleton Summer Night’s Dream as Bard’s classics shake up city parks

Parks in Leeds will prove all the world’s a stage when they host unique pop-up performances of Shakespeare’s classics thanks to a new project supported by Leeds Inspired. Leeds theatre company Front Room Productions will give some of The Bard’s most beloved scenes a contemporary twist during the free, open

Park Life: Richard Smyth on being writer in residence at Middleton Park

It’s a complicated place, this. I like complicated places – and the fortunate thing is, it turns out that all places are complicated, if you look at them closely enough. Looking closely was what I was here to do: to look closely, and to share what I saw. More than

Meet Middleton Park’s ‘Writer In Residence’

Middleton Park is now the proud host of its very own writer in residence and he’s running workshops this Saturday (19 October 2019). Richard Smyth is an award-winning nature writer and journalist who’s credentials include writing for the Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and setting questions for BBC’s Mastermind. Richard’s

New playground opened in Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park working in close partnership with officers from the Leeds City Council and Groundwork trust have managed to secure a package of funding that has enabled the playground to be refurbished, extended and new play opportunities to be installed. The improvement work was undertaken following feedback