Leeds today: poetry, interviews, festivities, art, and store wars.

Morning all, Elly here today with your Tuesday roundup.

First off, we’ve been asked to mention a suitably Christmassy event that you should attend, the Horsforth Choral Society Christmas Concert. This evening do is taking place at St Margaret’s Church, in Horsforth, on Tuesday 13th December at 7.30pm. As well as the choir, you’ll be able to listen to the YEP Brass Band – how very festive!

Exploring Leeds has been away for a while – check out what she’s been up to over on her blog (includes miniature maps).

This Saturday 10th December is the opening of a new ESA exhibition of the works of Kasia Breska and Alice Rix, and they’ve invited a dress-up theme of arctic animals…

Over on the Northerner Blog, they’ve got a great piece on Bluemoose Books, a publisher in Hebden Bridge, which starts:

We have a problem in Hebden Bridge. Angry poets. They hang round street corners hurling stanzas at you and if you don’t divvy up the necessary, they come round your house at night and hurl haikus through your window. Here’s why.

A group of 15 Keighley schools are tackling low attendance head on with a DVD showing debate between pupils, teachers and parents on the subject (reported on the BBC).

Temple Newsam’s Home Farm is currently closed to the public as works start to repair damage caused by a recent fire. No humans were hurt in the fire but a number of animals died (including 2 chicks). Boo.

Leeds Daily Photo has a very cool image of one of the stallholders at the recent Reetsweet craft fair at the Corn Exchange – worth a nosy!

My Life in Leeds has started a series of interviews with inspirational people in Leeds: first up are the two rapscallions of Twitter infamy, creators of Bettakultcha Richard Michie and Ivor Tymchak. Fancy a festive BK? Well here you are! Getcha tickets here!

South Leeds Life reports on the next upcoming instalment of ‘Store Wars’ (lulz) in the area between Tesco and Asda. But which is better? There’s only one way to settle this…

Right that’s it for today folks. Have a lovely day and I hope the snow is either nonexistent (if you have to travel) or heavy and fun (if you get to play out). Ciao for now!

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