50th West Indian Carnival Celebrations



Caring Together’s own Lisa Argyle was on hand to take pictures of Mondays Carnival. And from no better vantage point. Lisa was taking part in the parade for the 2nd time. The first, in 2014 saw the heavens open and not relent for the whole day. Monday was different. The weather was perfect, at least for those watching, and as expected the crowds were even bigger than before.  Lisa danced with the A Team  (Arthur’s). By Arthur of course we refer to Arthur France, Caring Together member and one of the organisers and founder members of the Carnival since 1967. A magnificent achievement. Well done to all those who took part.



Ben’s Art Exhibition

Caring Together member, volunteer and artist Ben Anson, has an exhibition of his work currently on view at the Heart Centre in Headingley. The exhibition, of paintings and collages, and featuring 2 other local artists Elizabeth Neylan and Peter Shillito, runs until the 23rd September.

The opening times are:

Monday to Saturday: 8am-9pm

Sunday: Closed

If you find yourself in Headingley, make sure you pop in and take a look.

The Heart Centre is part of the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre and can be found on Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN

‘Are we there yet, women reflecting on women’

Caring Together were delighted to be part of the consultation phase for Skippko’s up and coming project for 2018. If successful, the new heritage project is to be linked to the centenary of women and the vote, and how the lot of women has changed (or not) over the last 100 years! Our members have thoroughly enjoyed working with Skippko in the past, and this project sounds equally exciting. Watch this space.

St Mark’s Redux


Thirty members of Caring Together took up the offer early this month to have a look around St Marks Church in Woodhouse and attend a coffee morning there. St Mark’s, a historic Leeds church built after the Battle of Waterloo, was given a new lease of life a few years ago having spent some time redundant. It took a five-year conservation effort to restore it to its former glory. It is now a Gateway Church.

Members reminisced about family Christenings, Weddings and Funerals that had taken place within the church and church members talked of the different ways in which the church was used today.

Many thanks to those church members that facilitated the visit and made our members welcome.

See some more images of the visit below: