Leeds today: enough, farm, history, soundtrack, film, recycling and derailing.

Hello! It’s Wednesday, in case you’d not noticed. June is in full swing and you keep on running out of ice in the freezer because someone forgets to refill the ice cube trays. It’s the time of year for long, fruity drinks with loads of ice. Anyway.

The students are heading off, and the Council is trying to encourage recycling/reuse rather than create a mound of rubbish on departure. A bit like all you people taking tents to Glasto this week with the intention of leaving it behind. Argh. Winds me up. Reuse your stuff, guys!

Finally, and after much debate, a limit on the number of lap-dancing clubs has been agreed. Some clubs may have to close – the limit is four and there’s seven that already exist – but it’s by no means a certainty, at least before the measure goes before Exec in September.

The YEP also reports that 35 MPs sign an anti-HS2 motion in attempt to ‘derail’ a vote today. The first of a series of votes in the house about HS2 could be stymied if the motion is passed, declining a second reading of the HS2 bill. On which subject, Swillington Farm has a petition to alter the route to save their business. Go & sign it.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre is to host a number of new and exciting ways for kids to get out and about over the summer. Each new session is aimed at getting children off the sofa and into the fresh air – to explore nature, to play games, to have fun – giving a whole host of health benefits along the way.

A bunch of things from The City Talking now. Primo’s Gourmet Hotdogs (a Leeds company) will have a new concession at Leeds’ First Direct Arena. Good for them. Issue 4 of the paper version of The City Talking – the history issue – is now out and you can pick it up all over the place. Finally, Wendy’s things to see and do now comes with a soundtrack! Outdoing yourself there, Ms Pops!

The searching question of ‘what is enough?’ is the starting point for a new double-bill of plays entitled ‘The Enough Project’ coming to The Carriageworks on 28-29th June. Culture Vultures sent someone along to have a look when it was in Bradford – it sounds amazing, and we have high hopes for this.

South Leeds Life has a great story of one resident’s trip to Snowdon (the mountain, not the CIA bloke). Made me laugh – childhood memories of scree and fog.

We’ve got a list of upcoming films from Minicine over on CV. The programme includes Buster Keaton in The General. Result.

Finally today, The Independent looks at Haroon Mirza’s work in The Hepworth. Haroon won the Northern Art Prize a few years ago and is now doing exciting stuff with sound. Worth the trip to Wakey. In fact, the Hepworth is always worth the trip.

That’s us for today! We’ll see you on Friday. Thanks for reading!

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