Leeds Today: Fantasia flop, hidden Headingley and Holbeck and Beeston look good!

Good morning, Leeds.

Here’s a slightly abbreviated Monday morning round-up, writes guest blogger John Baron.

What’s making the city tick today?

Conservatives on Leeds council are calling for charges for Classical Fantasia at Kirkstall Abbey and Opera in the Park to be dropped due to plummeting attendances this year. The events used to be free but now have charges attached to them as council austerity measures kick in. The YEP has the full story.

A new photographic project which shows the inner city communities of Beeston and Holbeck in a positive light is now up and running. Check out Looking Good, Holbeck and Beeston.

Exploring Leeds blog enjoys a guided walk of hidden Headingley.

Woodhouse Moor’s going to be on the telly, heralds Hyde Park and Woodhouse online.

Is squatting sleeping rough? asks Leeds-based Simon on the Streets blog.

My Life in Leeds blog asks: Where’s the best coffee in Leeds?

The 25th Leeds International Film Festival has just announced its Opening Gala screening to be Wuthering Heights, a bold adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Andrea Arnold, reports North Leeds Life.

Police are appealing for information after a 31-year-old local man was shot outside The Kiln public house on Brignall Garth, Burmantofts.

Check out the latest Kirkstall events at Kirkstall.org’s community calendar.

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