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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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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Radio Poplar from Bramley

December 16th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Our Community - (Comments Off)

Radio Poplar is a Bramley Based registered charity internet radio station. They provide music, chat and vintage/new radio drama and comedy programmes for people with a disability, the elderly, house-bound and frail. They  also broadcast to one or two carehomes in the Leeds area and are working on extending this facility. Radio Poplar would like to introduce themselves …
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Kirkstall Remembers

November 15th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | History | Our Community - (Comments Off)

The train was just leaving for Kirkstall Abbey as people started to arrive at Kirkstall War Memorial for the Annual Service of Remembrance led by Revd Rosemarie Hayes of Kirkstall St Stephen’s. A wreath was laid by a young soldier, who had recently returned from Afghanistan, as we remembered those from Kirkstall who had died …
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November Fayre

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

St Stephen’s, Kirkstall Saturday 6th November In the Church Hall from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm Attractions will include: cake stall, chocolate tombola, jewellery tombola, pound in the pot, raffle, café and lots more.

Celebration of Learning 2010

October 24th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events - (Comments Off)

As part of the celebrating learning month, Union Learn are hosting a free event on: Friday 29th October at Milford Sports Centre, Kirkstall 12noon until late Please contact Mark at Union Learn on 07766252451. Or see the flyer below:

Craig Grimes has produced a fantastic video of his journey from Leeds City Centre to Kirkstall Abbey along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal tow path. Craig uses a wheelchair but the video is a useful guide for anyone wanting to use the tow path. Craig’s descriptions of the terrain and gradients makes it particularly useful …
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Claire Rose has posted some lovely photos on photo website Flickr of Kirkstall Abbey in the autumn sunshine. To see the photo gallery, click here.