Leeds today: Moyles, Floyd, Armouries, Kirkstall, HMI, Archives and Kirkgate.

Hello everyone, it’s Joe here bringing you some news and the best our city has to offer this week. Hopefully ones which will keep you warm as well as happy, as we’re in the midst of hot chocolate territory now.

The Henry Moore Institiute have a fascinating exhibition that charts the inspiring waves within the year 1913, a year full of propsperity especially in sculpting, the area under close observation here. Running from the 22nd of November till the following Febuary, there certainly is enough time to take this stunning snapshot of artistic evolution though we’re sure students of this persuasion will return time and time again as it opens to the public.

Don’t miss the oportunity to visit Kirkstall’s winter market this weekend; Located in the picturesque Abbey where ‘crafts, collectables, and vintage treasures’ are its trade this upcoming Sunday. A perfect excuse to walk off that roast dinner.

Leeds Royal Armouries looks to bid farewell to Jonathan Riley, the museum’s boss of three and a half years. Riley states that his resignation will follow further efforts into academia and to pursue other roles.

Twitter forms the newest facinating installement at the White Cloth Gallery this weekend. Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Chris Floyd has taken the social netwoking platform and the inspirations of many by storm with his 140 portaits of ‘followers’. To be part of the new mosaic donned by Floyed get down to the gallery 10am-6pm on Saturday or 10am-4pm on Sunday.

To those who feel Grimshaw doesn’t quite cut it on a morning after taking over from the notorious Chris Moyles, tonight at Leeds O2 Academy the big man gives those suffering withdrawl from his unapologetic outlook the chance to dose-up. Giving the audience the chance to ask questions, dance, sing, and basically have an all round laugh with live band in tow, it sounds like a mighty good time who miss Mr. Moyles.

Next week West Yorkshire Archive Service will be opening up the doors of the new Leeds Search Room at the Joint Services building in Morley for an open day.

Our open day will be an opportunity to see some of the treasures from our collections; view 18th century recipes from the Ingilby of Ripley collection; fantastic drawings of the Leeds and Morley Town Halls; a selection of the thousands of probate records we hold for the Archdeaconry of Richmond and much much more!

Over on North Leeds Life the Chair of the National Market Traders Association Leeds Branch has some important words to say about LCC’s attitude towards Kirkgate Market. This needs to be read by anybody who uses (or plans to use) the Market. If there was ever a story that needed a wider audience it is this, which is why BGL was set up in the first place.

Ok, that’s it for today! Thanks for reading.

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