Leeds today: art, more art, genetics, low carbon, and some love.

Morning folks and welcome to Tuesday’s round up of news from across Leeds and West Yorkshire. Elly here with you to blather on about things.

A Brigstock resident was sent a £60 fine for driving in a bus lane in Leeds – only to find that the car and numberplate pictured on the fine were not, in fact, his.

The genetic research department of St James’ Hospital in Leeds appears to be at the forefront of genetic research, reports Channel 4, and could be key in steering the future of genetic research in the NHS.

A group of friends this weekend set out to spread some love across Yorkshire with a chain of text messages they hoped would travel down the M62 – heart warming story for a Tuesday!

South Leeds Life reports on a mums and kids cookery club at Middleton Advice Centre, which runs every Monday, and helps teach the attendees about the importance of healthy eating and easy ways to make healthy changes in their diet.

If you like booze and also Burns Night, then check out this post over on Culture Vultures on the different Leeds-based events going on at the end of January to celebrate the evening.

An academic study from the University of Leeds has underpinned desires to turn Leeds city centre into a ‘low-carbon area’, reports the Guardian Northerner.


Does hosting big art events in the North, rather than London, increase attendance? The Guardian Northerner blog reports on record attendance to the recent Turner Prize, held at the Baltic Gallery in Gateshead.

Lisa Stansbie, an East Street Arts studio holder, will be holding her exhibition titled ‘Flight’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery from the 28th March – more information on ESA’s website.

This Friday is the private view of Glamourie at PSL, an exhibition of contemporary British artists – many of whom hail from or were trained in Leeds.

The Friends of Bramley Baths yesterday submitted their bid to take over the running of the baths from Leeds City Council with the aim of restoring full-time hours to the baths and adding new activities – good luck and good on you!

That’s all from me today – I’m off to Yarnia tonight which you should definitely go to if you enjoy knitting and/or drinking wine. Ciao!

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One Response to Leeds today: art, more art, genetics, low carbon, and some love.

  1. Yarnia! Woo! (one track knitted mind)

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