Caring Together staff and members visited the stunning Tiled Hall Cafe in the Art Gallery and Central Library building on Monday. It is a lovely venue for a meet up and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. This was our latest outing as part of our regular Monday lunch meet-ups.
The Tiled Hall was originally the main library reading room, and from 1888-1941 it functioned as a sculpture court. The magnificent Victorian hall was renovated extensively in 2007 with the help of English Heritage, to reveal the original fabric of the room. The space is now one of the most popular and iconic eateries in the city of Leeds.
(From the Museums and Galleries Website)
We had our penultimate research session in Leeds Central Library for the ‘Women Reflecting on Women’ project last week. There were still lots to discuss. For one of our members the subject of the workhouse in Holbeck came up. This resulted in maps being brought out of the area, past and present. She recollected her mum saying hello, and chatting to those in the workhouse as she and her mum passed by.
The picture below is from the Leodis Leeds website along with a note about the remains of the site:
‘View of the remains of the Holbeck Union Workhouse on Beeston Road/Lane End, showing the rear entrance seen from the bowling green opposite on Moorville Grove. Following the closure of the workhouse the building became Leeds Corporation’s South Lodge public assistance institution. The site is now partly covered by Beeston Hill St Luke’s C of E Primary School’ http://www.leodis.net/ 25.11.19
A lovely picture from one of our lunchtime meetups recently at the Hyde Park Pub. A nice social time and chance to catch up over food
World Kindness Day was celebrated on the 13th November. It is a day to promote and celebrate acts of kindness. We had some University students drop off some healthy snack bars. We took them to one of our groups where they kindly shared them with each other.
Our new tablets (funded by 100% Digital) are not just for one to one work. We were able to open them out to larger groups. One of our volunteers kindly shared some pictures with us of her volunteering abroad this summer. And as a group we also viewed our annual party pictures.
Yoga is always popular when we have the opportunity to put it on. Our recent block of sessions in Little London came to an end last week. If you have any particular type of exercise or dance that you would like to try, just let us know. We may be able to organise something.
Caring Together volunteers and staff were beavering away last Monday stuffing newsletters into envelopes and preparing food hampers that will be distributed next month. It was a fantastic team effort. Many thanks to all who helped out.
Volunteering is an essential aspect of what makes Caring Together what it is. If you are interested in finding out about what opportunities for volunteering there are at Caring Together contact the office on:
As part of the ‘Nature Revealed: Making the Invisible Visible’ project, Caring Together will be working alongside the University of Leeds, Schools, other organisations and various artists which involves coming together at intervals in the year using creative techniques to explore the natural world of migrational and nocturnal birds, hedgehogs and bats etc.
For the past few weeks, at Little London Community Centre, this has involved making lanterns which will culminate in them being used as part of Light Night in October 2020.
I for one cannot wait to see them finished. Watch this space.
Many, many thanks to the Hilmore House staff who generously donated £359.35 in our collection buckets this morning. This is much appreciated by all here at Caring Together and the money raised will be put to good use in organising groups and activities for Older People in Woodhouse and Little London.
Caring Together members recently visited Leeds-based design studio Split to have a go at producing their own public poster featuring their own words using the Peoples Powered Press. Built by JKN OilTools in Batley, the People Powered Press was originally created for These Northern Types and is thought to be the largest letterpress printing press of it’s kind in the world.
The visit was part of a joint project with SKIPPKO and was certainly a great success among those who participated.