Leeds today: letters, hockey, fashion and heritage.

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday on BGL with me, Elly (@ebsnare).

First up, BGL’s very own Kirsty Ware has expanded her popular Leeds Letters club into the Leeds Letters and Colouring In Club. That’s right – colouring in! If you need a few hours of gentle creative relaxation and possibly a cocktail or two, then head down to Dock Street Market on the third Tuesday of every month from 7pm.

There’s still tickets available for the fab End of Summer Fashion Show, taking place this Thursday at Tiger Tiger. Some of the designers showing include Scarlett Stewart and Claire Baxter – take a look at their website for more information.

Want to get stuck into some good, honest work helping tidy up some of Leeds’ green spaces? Take a trip to Hawksworth Wood this Saturday (more details on the Secret Leeds forum) and get ranger-ing.

If there isn’t already, then there should be a group set up called Chicks With Sticks – hockey sticks, that is. Over on the Guardian Northerner, Nigel Herd (owner of the north of England’s largest hockey club in York) ponders how to make the most of the post-Olympic sports fever for this awesome activity. I used to be in the hockey team at school, donchaknow.

Also over on the Guardian Northerner, read about how those thousands of forlorn, left-behind tents that are sure to emerge like a crop of mushrooms after this weekend’s upcoming Leeds Festival will be collected and taken to a ‘community exchange’ sale in the city.

Following on from yesterday’s story, a man has been arrested regarding the hit-and-run incident in Hyde Park this weekend, where two children were left seriously injured. More details over on the BBC.

How many green spaces can you name in Leeds? And how much do you know about bio-diversity? South Leeds Life has a short but intriguing article on measuring this very quality in some of the green areas of Leeds, and links to websites where you can find out more.

The 6th – 9th September sees Leeds – along with many other cities – open the doors of some of the most private spaces to the public in Heritage Open Days. More information on My Life In Leeds and the Heritage Open Days website.

And finally – enjoy this adorable photo from Leeds Daily Photo. Can you spot the hidden critter?

Have a marvellous day all!

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