Morning all. I’m writing my Leeds today post all the way from Wakefield. Thrilling stuff. But just because I’m a few miles down the M1 today doesn’t mean I’m not in touch with the goings on in my home city too. So. This. Is. The News.
Like every right thinking person in Leeds, we reckon Leeds Kirkgate Market is a good thing. And there’s some good news from the market today, with an annoucement that Leeds City Council and the lovely Shelf Life team are going to be doing some special events in the market to coincide with the Olympics. So, from 19th May to 14th July, the Global Food Market, will host special events celebrating the cuisine from various Olympic nations, and quality Olympic facts to find around the market. Check out Leeds Inspired for more information.
Leeds City Council have also announced a new iniative to try and keep the streets of Headingley, Hyde Park and Burley tidy. The ‘Sort It, Bin It, Win It’ campaign is designed to encourage student residents to recyle more and use wheelie bins responsibly, and they have some pretty sweet prizes on offer, including Leeds Festival tickets.
Leeds United fans will be looking on with bemusement as the YEP reports on the court case between Leeds chairman Ken Bates and former director Melyvn Levi. We won’t delve into the details of the case, but Levi and his wife are seeking damages from Bates, Leeds United and Yorkshire Radio following comments made by Bates in the matchday programme and on the radio station.
Two good blogs popped up on Culture Vulture yesterday. First of all, Paul Clarke told us about the launch of new gallery The White Cloth Gallery, next to Leeds train station. Then, Sarah Howells update us on the Q&A with the Quay Brothers at the Hyde Park Picture House, where they gave tiny hints on what we can expect for their OverWorlds UnderWorlds project on 18th-20th May.
Those creative folks at Leeds Art Walk have announced their next sojourn. The walk will be held on2nd May, meeting at Project Space Leeds, before visiting Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute.
Finally, I wanted to include the link to Leeds Daily Photo‘s shot from yesterday, called ‘Rainy Day’. Summed yesterday up perfectly, I think.