Author Archives: Jenny.Budd

Kirkstall Matters 114 published!

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)
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The winter issue of Kirkstall Matters and our 114th edition has been published! You can download it from out Issuu store where you can flip through the pages with ease or simply download a pdf. In this issue: – Kirkstall Bridge reopens with a bang – Pictures from the festival – Abbey Gatehouse Cafe has …
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Mary, the Maid at the Inn

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in History | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)
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Mike Harwood, a local historian whose work we have published in past issues of Kirkstall Matters, has again provided us with an insight into local history. This time Mike delves into the suposed local legend of the popular ballad “Mary the Maid of the Inn”, trying to establish whether this was in fact based in …
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Kirkstall Wild Food Forage

October 20th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events - (Comments Off)

Join Edible Leeds’ Craig Worrall and Kirkstall Community Garden on a wild food forage on Saturday 2nd November 10am – 12.30pm. Booking is required and places are limited. Adults £10 (16yrs +) Child £5 Under 8 FREE For more information or to make a booking contact Craig on 07899752447 or email Download the …
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Kirkstall Abbey Gothic Film Festival

October 20th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

PREPARE FOR DARKNESS…CAMBRIDGE FILM TRUST AND BROADWAY NOTTINGHAM ANNOUNCE HALLOWEEN GOTHIC FILM FESTIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT KIRKSTALL ABBEY, LEEDS, 31st OCTOBER – 3rd NOVEMBER   Kirkstall Abbey’s Gothic Film Festival set against the spectacular backdrop of the 12th century ruined Cistercian monastery in Leeds offers audiences a unique and terrifying Halloween trick or treat experience in this stunning, historic location. A …
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Car Boot & Disco-Karaoke – Queenswood

October 15th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Q.T.A.R.A. (Queenswood Tenants and Residents Association) are holding a community day at The Queenswood Social Club on Saturday the 19th of October from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will be starting with a car-boot from 10 – 2 and then a Disco-Karaoke inside the club from 2 -5. Kirkstall Community Garden will also be …
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KVCA Chairman appears on BBC Radio Leeds

September 20th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Simon Dawson, who took over from John Liversedge as chairman of the KVCA in April has appeared as a special guest on BBC Radio Leeds last week. BBC Radio Leeds’ mid morning show features a ‘Place of the Day’ and chose Kirkstall for their destination. He had to provide a couple of interesting facts about …
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Kirkstall Abbey shortlisted for award

September 6th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)
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Kirkstall Abbey has been shortlisted in the ‘Britain’s favourite heritage site’ category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. The 10 nominees in the favourite heritage site category were selected by Countryfile presenter John Craven, who said: “My first heritage site – I was brought up a couple of miles away and often went here as a child. One of Yorkshire’s …
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Cardigan Fields Club – Request for Interviews

September 6th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Local Issues | Our Community - (1 Comments)

Dear Readers, My recent post about the new Control club opening in the Cardigan Fields complex has caused quite a stir! See comments: I admit, I am fairly new to the area and do not know everything that has happened in the past. Unfortunately, as a volunteer group our resources are somewhat limited and if …
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Classical Fantasia 7th September

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

As requested by many enquirers, we now have details we can publish for this year’s Classical Fantasia, performed in the backdrop of the illuminated Kirkstall Abbey, with a firework finale. This year the music will be performed by the Manchester Camerata – one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras. Book your tickets here or phone 0113 224 …
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Hollybush gains Green Flag Award

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Hollybush Conservation Centre has one of the best green spaces in the country Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013. Hollybush Conservation Centre has one of the very best green spaces in the UK – and that’s official. The green space is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks …
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