Author Archives: Jenny.Budd

Jessica’s daring deed in memory of friend

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)
Jessica Bailey

Local Kirkstall resident Jessica Bailey (pictured) is taking on the daring feat of a sponsored zip-wire slide from the top of Headingley Stadium on the 12th of October in memory of her friend who passed away in June. Jessica comments on her pledge: “I’m jumping down a zip wire at Headingley Carnegie Stadium for the Stroke Association …
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Local Bakery the Icing on the Cake at Kirkstall Festival

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

Local bakery Exquisite Handmade Cakes recently attended the Kirkstall Festival, our community’s annual event held in the picturesque grounds of the outstandingly beautiful Kirkstall Abbey.  Emma Stocks says: “The festival attracts thousands of visitors, from local residents, businesses, families and those coming from afar looking for an exciting weekend. This year the attractions included a …
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SCRAP at Kirkstall Festival

July 29th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Festival | Schools/Kids - (Comments Off)

If you didn’t manage to see the brilliant SCRAP at the Kirkstall Festival a couple of week’s ago you missed out on our local children (and parents) getting creative building colourful art projects out of, well for want of a better word – rubbish.  SCRAP are a social enterprise based in Leeds, focused on helping …
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New superclub to open in Kirkstall!

July 29th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Our Community - (7 Comments)

All you hedonistic revellers will be excited to learn that there is a new superclub opening in Kirkstall! Don’t worry if your not a fan of a late night rave, it will be located in the Cardigan Fields complex.  Here’s a bit more about it:  Control, to be opened in September is a new project …
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Hope & Social at Kirkstall Festival!

July 8th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

As promised in the most recent edition of Kirkstall Matters, here is an interview with a long time favorite of Kirkstall Festival goers, Hope and Social! Here’s a little bit of info about them if this is the first time you have come across them: We’re a band who do things a little bit differently. …
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Creative Work Initiative – Creative & Social Media Skills for Kirkstall

July 8th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Calling all those interested in volunteering whilst also learning some creative and social marketing skills! We have come across this local initiative which many of you may be interested in called The Creative Work Initiative (C.W.I.). It is a volunteer network that was set up to develop the creative and social media skills of the people of …
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Festival of Archaeology comes to Kirkstall Abbey

June 26th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | History | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

Come and take part in Kirkstall Abbey’s photography trail (photo trail), discovering how the Abbey looked in 1888 and contribute your own pictures of the Abbey today to their Flickr page.  Feel free to use your own imagination to interpret Leeds industrialist Godfrey Bingley’s beautiful photos (see the example opposite and see more on the Flickr …
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Walking Festival – Yorkshire Dales

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events - (Comments Off)
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Kirkstall Festival – Saturday 13th July

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Festival | Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

Don’t miss this years Kirkstall Festival on Saturday 13th July! We expect this years to be the best yet with a special guest, some brilliant acts and every kind of stall you can think of. The 2013 Kirkstall Festival will take place on Saturday 13th July in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall …
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Abbey House – Community Gallery

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Matters | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Abbey House Museum aim to involve people more in the way we plan and design our exhibitions. We are planning to change the existing nursery room into a community-themed gallery, and we want your ideas about what it should look like, and the best ways to get a range of local people involved.   We will …
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