Author Archives: Matthew Guy

Classical Fantasia

September 20th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events - (1 Comments)

Saturday was another successful Classical Fantasia where around 9,000 people braved the rain down at Kirkstall Abbey to listen to the Northern Ballet orchestra and watch the fireworks. This video was “tweeted” by@angrybeth

More Festival Photos

August 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

To add to the sixteen galleries of photos already posted, we have now added more to Kirkstall Online. The following galleries were submitted by: Lorena Liberti Jamie Williamson Gareth Underwood Philip Brewster Simon Murray Vidya Padmanhabhan Michael Park

Classical Fantasia Ticket Launch

August 21st, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events - (5 Comments)

Today was the ticket launch for the popular Classical Fantasia held at Kirkstall Abbey. This year’s performance takes place on Saturday 18th September and the eagerly-awaited 9,000 free tickets were given away from 10am today in Millenium Square. All 9,000 tickets were expected to be quickly claimed on launch day and Kirkstall Online has contacted Leeds City …
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Abbey Feast of Fun

August 20th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Visitors to Kirkstall Abbey will be greeted by a blur of flying arrows, wagging tails, slithering snakes and stunning birds of prey over the next week. A series of free outdoor events are to be held in the grounds of the 12th century abbey ruins over the coming days organised by Leeds City Council. The …
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Kirkstall Matters

August 13th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

The new issue of Kirkstall Matters (number 104) is now available on Kirkstall Online. Click here to read it In This Issue: Local Notes – Kirkstall Festival – Volunteer Awards – Aviator Allstars – Gerard Roe – Kirkstall Harriers – Local Scouts – Beecroft Primary – Kirkstall Abbey – Abbey House Museum Events – Interview …
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Classical Fantasia Tickets

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Tickets to the 2010 Classical Fantasia are to be launched at Millennium Square from 10am on Saturday 21st August. The free open-air classical music performance in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most popular events of the year in Leeds due to its fantasy-inspired music, stunning fireworks and breathtaking setting which together …
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Abbey awarded a Green Flag

August 2nd, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Kirkstall Abbey - (1 Comments)

The BBC reports that Kirkstall Abbey, together with six other parks in Leeds, has been awarded a “Green Flag” for meeting the criteria of being “welcoming, safe and well maintained and seeking to involve local people”. The other local parks recognised in these national awards include Golden Acre Park, Lotherton Hall Estate, Pudsey Park, Roundhay …
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Sixpiece Exhibition

July 30th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off)

Over 60 people (including two MPs) attended the Sixpiece exhibition hosted by Exposure Leeds and Kirkstall Valley Community Association (KVCA) which showcased photographs of this year’s 30th Kirkstall Festival with photographs from over 30 photographers. You can even download this great Exposure Leeds commemorative desktop from Flickr

Sixpiece – Photo Exhibition

July 25th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Festival - (6 Comments)

Thursday 29th July A one-day public show at East Street Arts Patrick Studios St Marys Lane Leeds, LS9 7EH Admission free From 2pm onwards Evening reception and awards from 7pm All Welcome! An exhibition of work from 30 Leeds photographers that documents and celebrates this year’s 30th Annual Kirkstall Festival. Curated by Rachel Barker and Lauren …
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New Look for Kirkstall Online

July 18th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Local Issues - (2 Comments)

You may notice that the front page of Kirkstall Online has a new look to celebrate 10 years in existence. Some pages will still look the same as before but the new front page allows more options to interact with Kirkstall Online like commenting on posts, tweeting our articles, “liking” things on facebook and emailing …
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