Leeds today: Olympics (again), art and buildings.

Good morning news fans! Elly here on this muggy Tuesday morning with a short but sweet injection of delicious news.

Over on Twitter, @paulruk mentioned the mess, smoke and general untidiness on Bowman Lane, created by the team destroying the old Tetley’s Brewery. Do you live down on Bowman Lane? We’d love some pictures and thoughts about the ongoing demolition.

The BBC has a great photo album of the homecoming for Leeds’ Team GB athletes in Millennium Square yesterday. Were you there? What did you think? In other Olympic news, in Hull the boxer Luke Campbell had a telephone booth, not a postbox, painted gold in their honour!

If you want to keep the Olympic spirit alive and well (as Mike suggested we do yesterday) then why not take a trip to the Hunslet Club. They need volunteers to help coach and inspire the young Olympians of the future – so here’s somewhere you can really make a difference.

Also on Twitter, @leedscitizen pointed us in the direction of this short but interesting blog post; will Hammerson (who already own the soon-to-be-developed Eastgate quarter) soon be the owners of the Victoria Quarter too?

It seems like only yesterday that Test Space were an emerging organisation popping up all over the place in Leeds – now they’re exhibiting in London and doing all sorts of amazing things. Why not pop along to the first of their Test Space: Sampler shows this Friday 17th to Monday 20th to see artworks from the last two years alongside new pieces? More information over on East Street Arts.

Tonight at Dock Street Market there is the usual collection of community goings on, so pop down from about 7pm if you fancy getting involved.

And that’s about it I’m afraid. Apparently Tuesdays are a bit slow on the old news. Have a marvellous day and enjoy yourselves!

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