Leeds today: Beer, Apprenticeships, Library, Music

Hi folks! Kathleen here, bringing your news titbits direct to your computer screen.

First up, and following on from Mike’s post yesterday, a meeting to discuss the breakthrough on apprenticeships in Leeds is set to take place today, The Guardian Northerner tells us. With over 7,000 apprenticeships starting in Leeds each year, the City Deal has back the Leeds Apprenticeship Training Agency to help support the city’s small and medium enterprises.

Councillors in Halifax have voted in favour of demolishing the town’s library and building a new one, for £10m,  despite campaigners protesting outside the meeting, the BBC reported last night. 

With alcohol prices set to catapult I got to thinking about ways to get around this dilemma (I’m pretty thrifty) and stumbled happily upon a blog for the Leeds homebrewers amongst us, of which my only experience was neither successful nor tasty. It gives info on homebrewing and lets you know when meetings are. Happy brewing people!

My Life in Leeds has a post about the best, anti-scrooge things to do in Leeds this Christmas time including The Christmas Adventure in Stockeld Park and Carols by Candlelight at Harewood House.

Normally announced in Spring, the initial Leeds Festival line-up is set to be released at midday today and tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow.

Forget about Leeds Festival though, let’s talk beer. Fans are set for the mad rush to pick up an Ilkley Beer Festival ticket when they are released on Saturday. Around 1,500 tickets will go on sale in Ilkley but last year’s tickets sold out in 45mins so be prepared.

Lastly, and this is a good ‘un, there will be a series of 8 free, festive, mini music concerts taking place around the city at Leeds Markets, the Bus Station, Train Station and the Christkindelmarkt and will feature Hope & Social, Stockpot Stopcock, A Dread Supreme and the Oompah Band.


Right, that’s it. As ever if you have anything you want us to cover then drop us a message and we’ll try our best!


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