On Thursday 2nd May children aged between 2.5-4 years danced around the Maypole to celebrate Adel Pre-School’s 50th Birthday. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle was their special guest and crowned May Queen Safiya Lomas.
Former employees of the pre-school joined with parents and after the event enjoyed a Birthday tea with sandwiches kindly donated by The Lawnswood Arms.
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Local charity OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) have entered a team of 4 Tri-stars in the Driffield Triathlon on Sunday 19th May.
OPAL volunteers Frances and Linda, Jenny the chair based exercise instructor and staff member Sally-Anne will be swimming 400 metres, followed by a 12 mile cycle and finishing with a 3 mile run. This is the first time any of the four have done a triathlon but they are well prepared for the challenge! Despite the long cold winter they have managed to keep training and are now looking forward to the event.
They are raising funds for OPAL, so if anyone would like to sponsor them there is a sponsor form in the OPAL office, Unit 10, Holt Park District Centre or donations can be made online at http://localgiving.com/opal Donations already made have been very gratefully received.
I have been motivated to train by the thought of all the good work OPAL does and by the encouragement of fellow staff and members.
For more information about OPAL go to www.opal-project.org.uk
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April 22nd, 2013 · Events
April the 24th sees St. Vincents Community Shop located on Silk Mill Drive hosting a Coffee Morning whic also include a number of events. This is part of a wider celebration by the organisation who are celebrating the Bicentenary of their founder Frederic Ozanam 1813 – 2013. All shops are hosting a coffee morning & events based on a “200” theme. St Vincents Tinshill are hoping to collect 200 x 50 pence pieces, which will be displayed in a trail ( 16 ft long) at our coffee morning taking place between 10am – 12 noon
The aim of the St Vincent de Paul Society is the same today as it was at its conception in the 19th Century: to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.
The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting the sick, the lonely, the addicted, the imprisoned and those suffering from disabilities form a large proportion of the Society’s work.
When financial problems are involved, the main objective is to foster sound budgeting and debt management. It may be possible to supply some items of furniture or clothing, but the responsibility to ensure we do not leave people dependent on help is recognised. Training is available to members, ensuring that they are equipped to carry out their work in a competent manner.
The coffee morning takes place on Wed 24th April 10am – 12 noon. at 8 Silkmill Drive, Tinshill, LS16 6DX.
April 13th, 2013 · Events
by Jon Holmes
Adel Players will take to the stage for a new production of ‘Ghosts’ later this month under improved lighting, and with other upgraded facilities.
The dramatic society, who have been performing at the Memorial Hall in Adel in north Leeds for over 60 years, have completed work on their theatre space in good time as they prepare to welcome audiences for Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.
Adel Players members Rob Colbeck and Chris Andrews work on the set for ‘Ghosts’
Funds totalling £14,000 were raised for the project by way of a grant from Leeds City Council Area Committee Well-being Fund and also an appeal to patrons. As a result, Adel Players have been able to install additional lighting for use in all productions, new sound equipment and an induction loop to help the hard of hearing. In addition, the stage area has been fully refurbished to enable a system for sets and flats.
A recent survey of audience members showed that 85% of respondents agreed strongly that the new facilities will enable Adel Players to make an enhanced contribution to the cultural life of the locality.
Theatregoers can come and see for themselves when ‘Ghosts’ is performed at the Adel War Memorial Hall, LS16 8DE, from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 April (7.30pm).
Ibsen’s masterpiece attacking the rigid social conventions of the time is the third and final play in Adel Players’ 2012-13 season. Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Bedroom Farce’ sold out its four-night run in January, while the October production of Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ was described as “superb” by amateur theatre magazine Sardines.
Tickets for ‘Ghosts’ cost £7 and bookings can be made on (0113) 275 5585, or via the website at www.adel-players.org.uk.
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by Kirsty Maw
This year, Ralph Thoresby students took to the stage to showcase their version of the Broadway spectacular ‘We Will Rock You’. The show ran for four nights from the 6th March plus a Saturday matinee and a special VIP performance on the Saturday night. As the audience entered the theatre down the red carpet clutching their free bags of popcorn on VIP night, the tension backstage was mounting. However, as soon as the young people set foot on stage, the energy that filled the auditorium was incredible.
Image courtesy of Brian Wilson
Throughout the show, our fantastic chorus sang and danced to rapturous applause, with the ‘bohemian’ style set of tube lighting and graffiti art a perfect backdrop to the story of the fight for live music. Special mention must go to Edna Sulejmanovic and Liam Myers who gave outstanding performances in the roles of Scaramouche and Galileo. ‘I Want to Break Free’ had the audience dancing in the aisles whilst Edna’s incredible vocals on ‘Somebody to Love’ left us speechless. Their excellent rapport became apparent in the argument song ‘Hammer to Fall’ and the beautifully performed ‘Who Wants to Live Forever?’
Equally outstanding performances came from all three Khashoggis, perfectly melodramatic as the villains of the piece, and Amie Northfield as Killer Queen, whose debut performance as the cruel leader of Globalsoft was excellent. The group of Bohemians performed brilliantly, keeping the audience rocking with ‘I Want it All’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, as well as a particularly poignant performance of ‘Only the Good Die Young’. By the end of the night the crowd were dancing in the aisles and the standing ovation that followed was well deserved.
Image courtesy of Brian Wilson
Will Carr, Head Teacher said
‘There has been much to celebrate in school recently… not least our phenomenal school production, ‘We Will Rock You’. The show ran for five performances (all either sold out or very nearly) and was an incredibly professional production which showcased the extraordinary talent we have here at Ralph Thoresby. In 20 years of attending school shows, I can honestly say that this is the best I’ve ever seen. Congratulations to all involved.’
What are we Ralph Thoresby doing next year?! Watch this space…
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