Come Dancing with Us

Our Dance On sessions start tomorrow!!  With tutor Ella from Yorkshire Dance. Movement to Music. A fun way to get moving, socialise and have a laugh. 55 upwards, all abilities – we will ensure the moves match your mobility and ability.

Dance On Classes are 10.30am to 11.30am.
Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH from Wednesday 24th April.

Call Ella or Adie at Yorkshire Dance on 0113 2439867 or Caring Together on 0113 2430298 if you want to know more – or just turn up you will be very welcome!

Dance On – Starts next week!!

Our Dance On sessions start next week  With tutor Ella from Yorkshire Dance. Movement to Music. A fun way to get moving, socialise and have a laugh. 55 upwards, all abilities – we will ensure the moves match your mobility and ability.

Dance On Classes are 10.30am to 11.30am.
Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH from Wednesday 24th April.

Call Ella or Adie at Yorkshire Dance on 0113 2439867 or Caring Together on 0113 2430298 if you want to know more – or just turn up you will be very welcome!

Every picture tells a story.

World Story Day at Caring Together took place last month on the 20th March. We meant to post this earlier but had issues with loading videos that we wanted to show. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to do this but hope to get this sorted and show them at some point in the future. So for now pictures will suffice. This was a great afternoon with members reading their own stories or excerpts from the work of others. Short stories and poetry. It was all there in the mix. We were also delighted to have Leeds very own author Chris Nickson in attendance who read an excerpt from his most recent novel, the Leaden Heart. Many thanks to all who took part. I can see this becoming an annual thing for us.

William Merritt Centre visits Caring Together

Staff from the William Merritt Centre visited our Tuesday and Wednesday Groups last week. The information sessions were well received.

The William Merritt centre is a charity and a social enterprise. They offer impartial and professional advice for Children and Adults  carrying out assessments for clients, healthcare professionals and members of the public about daily living aids. They offer a try before you buy ethos allowing clients to identify individual needs to enhance their independence.

They are also a Regional Driving Assessment Service and do driving assessments, passenger assessments and assessments for vehicle adaptations.

‘A Light exists in Spring…

…Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here’

Photo from Ben at the allotment who added

‘…all looking very springlike..the wren flying back and forth in the shed..she’s decided to build a nest in there again…don’t know if she’ll stay when I start rattling around…hope the wasps don’t come back’

As always, if you are interested in helping out at our plot on Woodhouse Moor, just give us a bell on 2430298 and we will happily show you around.

Release that creativity

Caring Together staff and members have been attending the Connect and Create sessions run by Arts & Minds for a number of months now. The idea is for Arts & Minds members to get together, find out what’s going on, to discuss future plans, and to be a bit creative. Every month they ask you to bring something that you may wish to share:

When: 1st Monday of the month 2 – 4 pm
Where:  The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ
Cost: Free, free refreshments

Lunchtime Music


Caring Together attended the latest lunchtime concert at the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds on Friday. These free concerts are increasingly attracting attention from our members.

Next concert : 

March 29th, 2019 | Time: 13:05 — 13:55

Matt Anderson Quartet

New music from the Matt Anderson Quartet album ‘Rambling’.

London-based saxophonist and award-winning composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet touring their new release, ‘Rambling,’ on Jellymould Jazz. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt’s rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world.

 

Sounds of the sixties and seventies

 

LUUMIC (Leeds University Union Music Impact in the Community) recently attended our Tuesday and Wednesday Groups in Woodhouse and Little London respectively. Musical Bingo was the theme of the sessions, and as is usual, was very well received.

LUU Music Impact in the Community (LUUMIC) work in and around Leeds to bring together different social groups through music workshops, projects and sessions run by their volunteers.