Author Archives: Simon Dawson

Spring issue of Kirkstall Matters is out!

March 4th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

The Spring issue of Kirkstall Matters magazine has been published today and will be hitting the doorsteps of members very soon. Its the first issue with our new editor, Simon Dawson, and our feature article is the upcoming performance of Frankenstein’s Wedding…Live In Leeds which BBC3 will be broadcasting live from Kirkstall Abbey on Saturday …
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ITV1’s Dinner Date is looking for Kirkstall fellas!

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Are you single? If you want to meet gorgeous women and men over great food then Hat Trick Productions want to talk to you! They’re looking for single men and women over the age of 25 who enjoy good food, good company and are up for a laugh. You don’t have to be Jamie Oliver in the …
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Abbey House Museum Up For 2011 Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award

February 18th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Our very own Abbey House Museum has made it to the longlist for the Guardian Family Freindly Museum Award For 2011. The 20 museums making it to the Guardian Family Friendly Award longlist all share one thing ­ they go that extra mile to welcome families. They were chosen by panels of visitors, volunteers and …
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Its ALIVE and its LIVE! BBC Three brings Frankenstein to the Abbey

February 18th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events - (Comments Off)

Get your tickets for the BBC Three production of Frankenstein’s Wedding, which will be broadcast live from Kirkstall Abbey on 19th March. BBC Three’s Frankenstein’s Wedding… Live in Leeds is a bold re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein. This adaptation, whilst remaining true to the themes of the original story, will burst open the …
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Burglaries Warning

February 12th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Policing - (Comments Off)

Theft from motor vehicles and burglaries are occurring in the area and a number of cars have been taken using Mole grips to snap  Euro profile locks. Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 I’ve been a victim of this in the past and …
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Kirkstall Abbey on audioboo

February 9th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Why not take a tour Kirkstall Abbey on the web on audioboo? Alternatively (and better!) download the free audioboo mobile application to your iphone or android phone and experience the tour properly – in amongst the ruins! Listen to Gregorian Monks chanting in the church or find out more about bat poo in the Chapter …
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Canal Regeneration – Get Involved!

January 13th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Local Issues | Our Community - (1 Comments)

Dedicated Leeds Met volunteers working together with Aire Action Leeds have won a bid to complete regeneration work along the canal at Kirkstall Brewery. Community Action @ Leeds Met (CALM) together with our Community Partnerships & Volunteering team and Aire Action Leeds are delighted to have won a bid for over £3000 to complete the …
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Putting Kirkstall On The Map

January 9th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Our Community - (3 Comments)

We now have a map of our local area with local attractions, things to do, sports fields and local issues all shown in one place. Wondered where your nearest playing field was? Its there. Wondered what route the Abbey Light Railway takes? That’s there too. We’ve also highlighted areas that are an issue for our …
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New Kirkstall Matters Magazine

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Festival | Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

The latest issue of Kirkstall Matters magazine has just been published and includes a bumper photo special from this years 30th anniversary festival. If you’re a member of the KVCA (and if not why not?) it will be coming through your door over the coming days, or you can buy the magazine from all good …
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Carols At The Abbey

December 18th, 2010 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community - (1 Comments)

On Sunday 19th December from 2-3pm there will be Carols in the Abbey with the Heritage Singers. Join in for an afternoon of festive favourites in the atmospheric abbey ruins. This performance will take place outdoors, please wear warm clothing and sensible footwear. Its free to join in and hot chocolate and other refreshments will …
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