Free Guided tours of Kirkstall Abbey 14-15 September

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

A special programme of free events and activities are set to be held in a number of Leeds Museums and Galleries’ sites this month as part of the national cultural initiative Heritage Open Days. Our own Kirkstall Abbey is also taking part, with free guided tours available 14 September 2013 – 15 September 2013, 11:30am – …
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Bernard Atha OBE

Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha Friday 29th August, 7:30 pm The Gatehouse, Kirkstall Abbey House Museum, Leeds LS5 3EH Buffet dinner included Bernard, who hold the record of Leeds longest serving councillor, was first elected in 1957 and represented Kirkstall Ward from 1970 to 2014, he was elected Lord Mayor in …
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I got into a bit of a twitter conversation the other day with a small animal rescue charity called “Little Paws” and discovered that two of our local residents are helping out by fostering and fundraising, I was intrigued with what you do and wanted to share it all with you all. So, welcome, Lindsay …
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Milfest this weekend in Kirkstall!

July 31st, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Schools/Kids | Sport - (Comments Off)

Our good friends at the Milford Sports Club are putting on a real ale and music event all weekend, and we’d like to tell you about it! Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August from 12pm midday to late! Its the first Milfest and promises to be a busy event, with indoor and outdoor stages with …
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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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We are very excited to introduce to this year’s Kirkstall Festival, Leeds band Red Light Revival! Along with a couple of other key acts, they will be featuring in the latest edition of Kirktall Matters. This sounds like a must see event so dont forget to check them out on the day. Who are Red Light Revival? …
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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 Downloads Agenda Poster

Too busy to vote?

May 24th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Our Community - (5 Comments)

The news that 65% of the UK did not get out and vote at the recent elections was saddening, if not unsurprising. Perhaps it was lack of engagement with these ‘less important’ elections or maybe even the rain deluge we witnessed on Thursday. Whatever the reasons, Kirkstall was no better, in fact slightly worse with …
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Talking Buses Campaign

May 24th, 2014 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)

In July the Guide Dogs Organisation is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on Talking Buses. We have been contacted by Kevin Crossley who that wants to get the word out about the campaign and ask people to support by signing a petition.  Kevin Crossley said:  ”I am registered blind and find using public transport very very hard. …
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