Leeds today: tributes, young people, health, and running.

Morning all, ebsnare here!

A close look

Young people from Leeds are being encouraged to take part in a unique event led by the motivational speaker and black history specialist Andrew Mohammed. The Young Ambassadors workshop on 26 November 2011 will give young people the skills and motivation to get their voices heard and increase their career and social opportunities. The event is aimed at young people aged between 15-18 years who are ‘non white British’ and who’ve experienced mental health issues or disability.

The workshop at the WYP is being run by the Royal Association for Disability Rights and Leeds wellbeing charity, Touchstone. A second workshop will run on 21 January 2012. To take part in the workshop contact Mark Shrimpton at Mark.Shrimpton@radar.org.uk, or Kimberley Saggu at Touchstone on 0113 2484880. More details, including application forms are on the website.

In other news

Holt Park Today gives a touching tribute to Samantha Pape, 19, who passed away earlier this month and grew up in the Holt Park area.

I imagine that many people in Leeds will know someone who’s taking part in the slightly lunatic Abbey Dash, probably for a good cause too. This 10k race in Leeds is always popular and, don’t tell Mike, but I’ve entered him as Team BGL. Mwahaha. More information here.

Leeds Grub is hosting a fun, frenetic and generally awesome Ceilidh at the beautiful Left Bank next week and everyone should go. That means you! Check out her blog for the details.

And here’s my plug – this weekend will be the fashion bloggers event to reveal the outfits from our fashion challenge. You can see the invite and details for this bonfire bash over on my blog.

The fantastic Yorkshire Libraries and Information Music and Drama Service in Wakefield looks set to close in March 2012, depriving arts organisations across West Yorkshire with valuable resources, reports the BBC.

This afternoon over at Test Space is also the Good Food Good Mood event run by Healthy Living Network Leeds, where you can find out the best foods for happiness and mental well-being. It’s not just cake.

BGL’s favourite barbershop chorus, the White Rosettes, are hosting a barbershop masterclass. Amaze. More details over here.

That’s it for today – don’t forget to send us in your news of an alternative sort to our email, tweet, or in the street.

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