The secrets, mystery and intrigue of a 12th century abbey in Leeds are set to be revealed as part of  a special ‘Twitter tour’ taking place next week. In what promises to be a unique experience, fans of the abbey will be able to join a virtual tour on Twitter on Friday 18 July around …
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150 Years of Rugby in Leeds at Abbey House Museum

June 13th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Sport - (Comments Off)

Abbey House Museum have just opened a small single case display of items relating to the 150th Anniversary of the first rugby game ever played in Leeds.  This is in partnership with the  Leeds Rugby Foundation Heritage Committee and most of the items are loans from their members, plus a couple of items from our …
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Kirkstall Forum

May 30th, 2014 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Local Issues | Our Community | Policing - (Comments Off)

Kirkstall Forum Community Meeting   Thursday 5th June, 6.30pm Milford Sports Club, Beecroft Street, LS5 3AS   What’s happening in Kirkstall? Join your local Councillors to find out about… Policing & Crime Planning issues Environmental Services For more information or to suggest future agenda items contact Susan Skinner 0113 3367857 west.north.west@leeds.gov.uk Downloads Agenda Poster

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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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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Kirkstall Community Garden is supporting Calverly Sunflower Challenge and is providing a free bucket and seeds for all Kirkstall Community Garden members.  Plant your seed on 1st April, send in your form, then measure your sunflower on 12th August to be in with a chance of winning! For more information email kirkstallgarden@gmail.com or download the …
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Big Fun Run 2014

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity | Events | Sport - (Comments Off)

Entries are now open for the Big Fun Run at Roundhay Park, Leeds on Saturday August 23. Organisers, GSi Events believe the magnificent 700 acre park which is among the largest urban parks in the world is a perfect setting for the 5K. And what’s more kids under five go FREE! Big Fun Run director, …
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Green Woodworking Experience Days

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Have you ever fancied trying your hand at woodwork but found conventional joinery a bit too technical? Or would you like to get creative outdoors in a woodland setting?  Then how about a day of green woodwork at a reconstructed woodland worksite complete with campfire and ever-boiling kettle? Learning how to work with green woodwork …
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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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