The BBC reports that Kirkstall Abbey, together with six other parks in Leeds, has been awarded a “Green Flag” for meeting the criteria of being “welcoming, safe and well maintained and seeking to involve local people”. The other local parks recognised in these national awards include Golden Acre Park, Lotherton Hall Estate, Pudsey Park, Roundhay …
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Sixpiece Exhibition

July 30th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events | Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off on Sixpiece Exhibition)

Over 60 people (including two MPs) attended the Sixpiece exhibition hosted by Exposure Leeds and Kirkstall Valley Community Association (KVCA) which showcased photographs of this year’s 30th Kirkstall Festival with photographs from over 30 photographers. You can even download this great Exposure Leeds commemorative desktop from Flickr

Thursday 29th July A one-day public show at East Street Arts Patrick Studios St Marys Lane Leeds, LS9 7EH Admission free From 2pm onwards Evening reception and awards from 7pm All Welcome! An exhibition of work from 30 Leeds photographers that documents and celebrates this year’s 30th Annual Kirkstall Festival. Curated by Rachel Barker and Lauren …
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You may notice that the front page of Kirkstall Online has a new look to celebrate 10 years in existence. Some pages will still look the same as before but the new front page allows more options to interact with Kirkstall Online like commenting on posts, tweeting our articles, “liking” things on facebook and emailing …
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Don’t forget to submit your photos (see below) to be part of the festival history. Photographs of the Festival: John Compton Michelle Glover Claire Cliff Ken Stratford Simon Cliff (on Flickr) Steve Harris Steph Peart F. Carrie Hall Paul Dishman Jon Eland Ted Wilson Brian McNea Jeff Khan Dawn Cobe Nathan Strachan David Enyori Also …
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Festival 30th Anniversary

July 7th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Kirkstall Festival - (Comments Off on Festival 30th Anniversary)

Kirkstall Festival 30th Anniversary – Call for photographers Date: Saturday 10 July 2010, 11am – 6pm Venue: Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds. LS5 3EH. In association with Leeds Photographers’ Collective – Exposure Leeds, Kirkstall Valley Community Association is inviting photographers to record the Festival to mark its 30th Anniversary, with everyone being welcome to …
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Live Music at Kirkstall Abbey

June 1st, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events - (Comments Off on Live Music at Kirkstall Abbey)

Come along and enjoy music in the cloisters for free. Why not bring a picnic? 6th June, between 2-4pm Jess Taylor Classical acepella 13th June, 2-3pm Stephanie Smith, Soprano Adam Marshall, Tenor Andrew Slaven, Classical Guitarist 13th June, 3-4pm Horsforth Music Centre Acapella Group Performances are free. Entrance to Abbey and Visitor Centre is free. …
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A65 Quality Bus Scheme

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Local Issues - (Comments Off on A65 Quality Bus Scheme)

Two public exhibitions are to be held, one at each end of the scheme, where residents and businesses are invited to attend to view the plans and ask questions about the construction. The dates and venues are: Tuesday 25th May 2010 between 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm at the Milford Social Club on Beecroft Street, …
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History of De Lacy Mount

May 8th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in History - (Comments Off on History of De Lacy Mount)

On our Discussion Board we have posted a number of articles about the history of De Lacy Mount by Mike Harwood. Our Discussion Board has a section for local history as well as places to discuss current issues and promote local events. There is a posting of a full history, a briefer summary as well …
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Gerard Roe

May 8th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Our Community - (Comments Off on Gerard Roe)

It is with sadness I have to report the death of a friend of Kirkstall Online, Gerard Roe. Gerard was a strong supporter of the local community and was an early supporter of the work of Kirkstall Online. He died on 27th April 2010, aged 57. His funeral service and cremation will be at Rawdon …
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Photography Workshops at the Abbey

February 25th, 2010 | Posted by Matthew Guy in Events - (Comments Off on Photography Workshops at the Abbey)

Three workshops Leeds Museum Service are holding at Kirkstall Abbey. Working with a contemporary artist, take a new photographic look at Kirkstall Abbey. Using our watercolour collection as inspiration, learn new tips and processes for developing your photography skills. Discover interesting ways to present your work, with a chance to show case your photographs on …
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