Among the headlines today is the news that plans for a free school for Jewish children in Leeds have been put to the government. The proposed free school would be an extension of the state Brodetsky Jewish Primary School in Alwoodley. The government will make a decision on the plans this summer, and if approved the school would be opened in September 2013.
If you find yourself dropping by Munro House in the next couple of weeks, definitely worth a visit is the incredible exhibition of iconic flyers from the past 20 years of the city’s legendary dance night Back To Basics. Started in 1991 by Dave Beer, the original artwork has been produced by the event’s main promoter Dave Beer and graphic designer Nic Gundill for the Excess All Areas exhibition.
Guardian Northerner meanwhile reports on the extent of local authority cuts across Yorkshire, with Leeds set to make savings of £55.4 million in the coming year after council debates on Wednesday night. 400 jobs will be lost as a result; part of a reduction of 2,500 agreed by the Labour-run Leeds council by the end of 2015.
Innovative Leeds’ sustainable developer Citu has received yet more plaudits for Greenhouse, the low carbon eco development in Beeston. South Leeds Life reports on the decision by judges at the Leeds Architecture Awards who handed Citu’s Greenhouse the prize for Best Altered Building.
On the blogosphere, if you haven’t been keeping up with Lynn Hill’s furtive goings-on with The Secret Tea Room, then see what she’s been up to after “a funny old few weeks”. Or of course you could tune in to The One Show tonight and see for yourself…
On The Culture Vulture meanwhile, Monica Tailor blogs on family-friendly eating out here in Leeds, identifying what it is that makes a quality family dining experience, and asking what the world thinks of them. If you’ve been out with the young’uns to any of these spots, leave a comment.
And for a tantalising taster of what’s coming our way next week, have a look at Richard Michie’s blog on next Wednesday’s TEDxLeeds event at the Corn Exchange – all about money!
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend from Beyond Guardian Leeds, and see you bright and early next week for more!