New adult learning courses now available in communities across Leeds

An exciting programme offering adults the chance to learn a new skill or improve their knowledge of different subjects and topics has officially launched this month. Running throughout the academic year, a variety of courses for adults aged 19 and over will be available through Leeds Adult Learning, commissioned by Leeds City Council. Funded by the…

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Leeds first ever Compassionate City Awards takes place this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the first ever Compassionate City Awards taking place this week on Thursday, 7 December. Held at Leeds Civic Hall, the Compassionate City Awards is a citywide celebration which will celebrate the city’s many unsung heroes. This award is about…

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Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall. Paying a penny each to enter, Hugh Lupton, who held the office in 1927, and the Lady Mayoress were the guest of honour at the museum’s official opening. The…

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Mayor to make history at museum’s 90th birthday celebration

History will repeat itself this weekend when a much-loved Leeds museum welcomes a very special guest to its 90th birthday celebrations. The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson will visit Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum this Saturday, July 15, to join in a week-long birthday party which has included special talks, activities and performances. During…

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Vintage Fair for vintage fare at Leeds Kirkgate Market

Visitors to Leeds Kirkgate Market will be able to encounter a fair to delight all vintage collectors and admirers alike. On the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 4pm Leeds Kirkgate Market will come alive with Advintageous – a nostalgic fair spanning all the eras. From time-honoured fashion to homeware over 35…

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