Leeds today: children’s mayor, Big Society, Haworth, Godot, blackout, energy, NAP.

Good morning and how do you do? Mark here this Thursday morning, taking over from Elly who’ll be back with you tomorrow to round off the week (we like to keep you folks on your toes)!

Joe Smith, 10, has been speaking to city councillors in Leeds to share his ideas about what might make our little corner of the world a better place. Joe was elected two months ago to be the new Leeds Children’s Mayor, and has proposed “kids zones” at local gyms using special equipment filled with interactive games to make keeping fit fun. At 22 I’m probably a little too old for the kids’ zone: can we have this for everyone at all gyms??

Harry Gration met Phill Jupitus at the City Varieties yesterday, ahead of Big Society!, running until February 4th.

The campaign to raise money to repair Haworth Parish Church is still £10,000 short, reports Bradford T&A.

The Culture Vulture looks ahead to Waiting For Godot, arriving at the West Yorkshire Playhouse next month.

Leeds Daily Photo joined in the web blackout to make a stand against SOPA and PIPA yesterday.

Chris Huhne MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will be visiting Chapeltown at 12pm today. Along with Councillor Mark Thompson he will be seeing first-hand what local organisations are doing to help people cut their fuel bills at The Reginald Centre.

And finally tonight of course sees the culmination of a long journey and the grand final of the much-vaunted Northern Art Prize. At Leeds Art Gallery this evening the winner of the £16,500 prize will be announced, out of the final four whose work has been on show there since November. All the very best to all, and if you’re heading along then have a great one there too.

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One Response to Leeds today: children’s mayor, Big Society, Haworth, Godot, blackout, energy, NAP.

  1. I saw Joe speak at Council yesterday. He was a star and spoke beautifully. He had the whole council enchanted.

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