Author Archives: Simon Dawson

Following the success of the Kirkstall Valley Community Association clean up around the goit on Good Friday, we are at it again! This time, on Sunday 25th May, we will be meeting at the railway underpass between the Vicarages and the playing field (near Headingley station) at 1pm to do an hour or so of …
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Following on from Burley Top Community Networks fantastic cleanup at the top end of Burley, I’m pleased to confirm the date for the Kirkstall Valley Community Association’s clearup. After walking through the heart of Kirkstall down the paths alongside Millrace, its clear to see that this area is in desperate need of some attention. We’ll …
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As many of you will know the new Aldi opens on Cardigan fields soon (19th June to be exact) and Aldi are looking at recruiting 30 staff from the local area as Store Assistants and Stock Assistants. These are the details we’ve received we hope it reaches jobseekers in our community, please share? Employment Leeds …
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Join in the Big Spring Clean from 1st April

March 16th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Community First | Local Issues | Our Community | Schools/Kids - (Comments Off)

It’s impossible to travel anywhere in our area without noticing the increasingly desperate state of our neighbourhood and the litter problem that affects us and everyone else in Leeds. Council cuts naturally means that budgets for clearing our streets, canals, woodland and open areas have been tightened, and this is unlikely to change in the …
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The Happy Abbey

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community | Schools/Kids - (2 Comments)

Kirkstall Abbey has some money from the Happy Museum Project to look at ways of making people feel happy. One of these ways is trying something new and learning new skills. All Happy Museum sessions are free but we do ask that you help us to evaluate them; this might be by filling in a …
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Creative Light at Night Experience Day

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Join Olympus Magazine for a Creative Light at Night Photography Workshop on Tuesday 17 December, at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, open to all photography fans. The location We’ll be meeting at the Gatehouse café opposite the Abbey at 3pm for introductions over coffee and to hear about the best techniques for creative night photography. This …
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Sheesh Mahal wins best curry award!

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Our Community - (1 Comments)

We’re really happy to see that local curry house Sheesh Mahal was awarded Best in West Yorkshire 2014 by The Curry Club last week. Congratulations to Azram and the team!

Heritage Singers carol concert in the Abbey this weekend

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

The Heritage Singers at Kirkstall Abbey will be performing christmas carols this weekend on 15 December 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the Abbey church. The Heritage Singers is a 24 voice chamber choir based in Leeds. Our aims are to preserve and maintain the Anglican Choral tradition especially in rural areas, and also to provide service music …
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Should Leeds Bid for European Capital of Culture?

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Local Issues - (Comments Off)

Welcome by Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Executive Member for Leisure and Skills and introductions by Cluny Macpherson, Chief Officer Culture and Sport With one of the most diverse populations in the UK, representing communities with roots in more than 200 countries, Leeds is home to world class international talent.  Now, on the eve of the Grand …
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Fancy working at Headingley Heart?

December 12th, 2013 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Our Community - (Comments Off)

We thought you might be interested in this role for a Centre Manager (full time) at HEART in Headingley. £25,000 p.a. This is an opportunity for you to be part of this exciting venture in Headingley. We are seeking a new Centre manager to build on our success to date and ensure that HEART is well managed and …
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