Richard II. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. FREE online

Richard II – the Bard’s great Play of England from the 2019 Globe Season.

Shared Moments: ‘Dancehalls to Discotheques’ by Maureen Kershaw

Dear all,

Below is an audio recording of ‘dance halls to discotheques’ by Maureen Kershaw.

 

Live music from Left Bank

Left Bank Leeds are bringing live music to their garden every Friday in August. (Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Rd (opposite Milford Builders),Leeds LS6 1LJ)

The events are free but booking is essential to ensure that they can keep the numbers safely socially distanced

Left Bank Leeds on Twitter: "We're open 10am - 4pm tomorrow as a ...

 

They say, “These laid-back, intimate gigs are a great way to enjoy live music in a safe space…………settle in to listen to a series of relaxed sets organised by Keep Streets Live, played outside in our lovely garden. You can pop along to see a particular set or stay the whole afternoon…………….We’ve put social distancing measures in place to keep you safe during your time at Left Bank. Hand sanitiser will be available at this event”

More information including the list of artists is here.

Booking is via eventbrite.

Poetry Corner: ‘Sing a song of Yorkshire’ written by Doreen Brigham

Dear all,
It was Yorkshire Day on the 1st August so we hope you like this week’s Poem 🙂 It was written by Doreen Brigham from Harrogate and was the winner of a competition to write words of A Symphony for Yorkshire by BBC for Yorkshire Day 2010
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Sing a song of Yorkshire, from the Humber to the Tees.
Of horses, wool and terriers, of pudding and of cheese.
I know no other county where the land is quite so fine.
England’s lovely county. And I’m proud to call it mine.

Where shining purple heather stretches far across the moor,
and the lapwing’s cry above me takes the place of traffic roar.
And peace comes drifting gently, there’s no place I’d rather be
than this land of hills and valleys, from the Pennines to the sea.

So when I’ve done my roaming, and when my step grows slow;
when heart and mind assure me that the time has come to go,
then let me rest in Yorkshire, for it’s there I want to lie
‘neath sun and wind and heather… and a gleaming Yorkshire sky.

Online Family History for Beginners Workshops from Leeds Libraries

Free workshops until the end of September.
Wednesdays 2.00 – 3.30pm. 5th August, 19th August, 2nd September, 16th September, 30th September
 
Ancestry.com is now free for all Leeds Libraries users, so there has never been a better time to begin your family history research. A live and interactive version of the popular Family History workshop, for a friendly introduction to key concepts and resources for complete beginners, all delivered online!
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Free but booking required – attendees will receive an email on the morning of the session with more details and a link for accessing the workshop.
To book: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents/family-history-for-beginners-workshop-online/e-lrqqdr
 
You can also arrange a one to one telephone conversation with one of the librarians if you need some additional help re researching your family history. More details and booking here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents/family-history-telephone-consultation/e-xdpgmz

‘Monday Mind Workout’ – Answers for Monday 3rd August 2020

Dear all,This weeks ‘Monday Mind Workout’ was about what happened in August – see the answers below, how did you do?

1. In Britain the BBC transmits the first high definition television pictures on the 26th August, but in which year? 1934, 1936, or 1938

2.At one time August was known as Sextilis. What does this word mean?
Eighth
Summer
Wedding
Sixth

3.Born in August 1901 this American became arguably the most famous jazz trumpeter, and also famous for his rendition of Hello Dolly. Who was it, and a bonus point if you can get his nickname?
Satchmo (Louis Armstrong)

4.August was made longer by adding a day from another month. From which month was it taken? February, April or June

5.Glamorous American film star who died from an overdose of sleeping pills in August 1962? Marilyn Monroe

6.In England at one time August the first was known as Lammas Day.
A church service was held during which something was consecrated. What was this item?

loaves of bread
baskets of raspberries
sheaves of wheat
bowls of peaches
7. Corporal punishment in schools was officially banned in the UK on the 15th August, but what year? 1967, 1977 or 1987
8. This singer dies at age 42, in Memphis,who was it? Jeff Buckley, John Kilzer or Elvis Presley
9.When Winston Churchill said, in August 1940,”Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, to whom was he referring?
The RAF pilots, The Army or The Royal Navy

10.The Zodiac signs for August are Cancer and Virgo.

True or False

11.Born on August 30th 1797, which author wrote the novel Frankenstein?
Mary Shelle, Charles Dickens or Margaret Fuller

12.Which swimmer becomes the first person to win 8 gold medals in one Olympics games? Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps or Kristin Otto

13. What or who was the month of August named after?

a. A British King
b. A roman Emperor
c. The First Pope
d. An Ancient Battle

14. The first roller skating rink opened in the UK on the 2nd August, but what year was it? 1875, 1925 or 1945

15. Which are the only plays by Shakespeare that mention the month of August.

Henry VI Part 1, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet or The Tempest

16. The birthstones for August are:

Peridot and the sardony,  Garnet or  Aquamarine and Bloodstone

17.Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 which was rammed by a Japanese ship in WWII, and went on to have an important political career?
George W Bush or John F Kennedy

18. Which country singer was born on the 21st of August 1938?

a. Travis Tritt
b. Garth Brooks
c. Kenny Rogers
d. Conway Twitty

19.. The birth flower for August is:

Daisy and Sweet Pea, Rose and HoneySuckle or Gladiolus and poppy, 

20. On 7 August an Act of Parliament prohibited the employment of children under 16 as chimney sweeps in which year?
1840, 1850 or 1850

Your health and accessing NHS Leeds services

A survey from ‘We are magpie’ – Leeds based campaigns agency.
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They say:
“If you are in #Leeds we’e love to hear your thoughts on your local NHS services. Our survey takes around 5 minutes to complete but could influence health campaigns & services for years to come. http://ow.ly/606b50AyYdd
 
If you are over 16 and live in Leeds please answer this short survey about using health and care services. The survey takes around five minutes to complete and it is anonymous – we don’t ask for your name and nobody will contact you about your answers. By taking part in this survey you’ll support your local NHS develop a health awareness campaign to help people understand which service they should access when they’re unwell or injured. If you change your mind about doing the survey, simply close your web browser. If you have any questions about the survey, please email impact@wearemagpie.com
 
To say thank you, we’ll donate £1.50 to ‘Leeds Cares’ (the charity for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) for the first 500 fully completed surveys.
 
Thanks for your help!

‘Monday Mind Workout’ – Monday 3rd August 2020

Dear all,This weeks ‘Monday Mind Workout’ is what happened in August? Good luck!

1. In Britain the BBC transmits the first high definition television pictures on the 26th August, but in which year? 1934, 1936, or 1938

2.At one time August was known as Sextilis. What does this word mean?
Eighth
Summer
Wedding
Sixth

3.Born in August 1901 this American became arguably the most famous jazz trumpeter, and also famous for his rendition of Hello Dolly. Who was it, and a bonus point if you can get his nickname?

4.August was made longer by adding a day from another month. From which month was it taken? February, April or June

5.Glamorous American film star who died from an overdose of sleeping pills in August 1962?

6.In England at one time August the first was known as Lammas Day.
A church service was held during which something was consecrated. What was this item?

loaves of bread
baskets of raspberries
sheaves of wheat
bowls of peaches
7. Corporal punishment in schools was officially banned in the UK on the 15th August, but what year? 1967, 1977 or 1987
8. This singer dies at age 42, in Memphis,who was it? Jeff Buckley, John Kilzer or Elvis Presley
9.When Winston Churchill said, in August 1940,”Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, to whom was he referring?
The RAF pilots, The Army or The Royal Navy

10.The Zodiac signs for August are Cancer and Virgo.

True or False

11.Born on August 30th 1797, which author wrote the novel Frankenstein?
Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens or Margaret Fuller

12.Which swimmer becomes the first person to win 8 gold medals in one Olympics games? Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps or Kristin Otto

13. What or who was the month of August named after?

a. A British King
b. A roman Emperor
c. The First Pope
d. An Ancient Battle

14. The first roller skating rink opened in the UK on the 2nd August, but what year was it? 1875, 1925 or 1945

15. Which are the only plays by Shakespeare that mention the month of August.

Henry VI Part 1, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet or The Tempest

16. The birthstones for August are:

Peridot and the sardonyGarnet or  Aquamarine and Bloodstone

17.Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 which was rammed by a Japanese ship in WWII, and went on to have an important political career?
George W Bush or John F Kennedy

18. Which country singer was born on the 21st of August 1938?

a. Travis Tritt
b. Garth Brooks
c. Kenny Rogers
d. Conway Twitty

19.. The birth flower for August is:

Daisy and Sweet Pea, Rose and HoneySuckle or Gladiolus and poppy, 

20. On 7 August an Act of Parliament prohibited the employment of children under 16 as chimney sweeps in which year?
1840, 1850 or 1850

Do you want to take part in a writing activity from Leeds Playhouse – Ghost Light Monologue

Leeds Playhouse invite you to take part in a free-writing activity – details below from the Playhouse Engagement team:

A single ghost light in the centre of Quarry Theatre stage

“Inspired by photographer Helen Murray’s exhibition, Our Empty Theatres, we want you to respond to the image of the ghost light in the Quarry Theatre. All you have to do is write a 5-line monologue that begins with the phrase: “When I get back…” using a freewriting technique.

What is Freewriting?

Freewriting is a method where you write down your thoughts as they arise, with no interruptions or corrections and it’s a great way to focus the flow of your ideas. Try spending five minutes writing down your response to the image without stopping – you can read some tips below to help you get started.

  • Find your favourite spot where you’re most comfortable.
  • Some of the writers we work with love playing some music or popping the TV on – one even likes to listen to white noise
  • Don’t be afraid to repeat words and phrases
  • Forget all the rules about spelling or grammar
  • Most importantly – have fun

We would love to see what you come up with, so please send your monologue to us by 7 August and we’ll find a way to share them.”

Send to engagement@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

Live at the Virtual Square – today

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Music:Leeds:Leeds and Millennium Square present Live in the Virtual Square, a live streaming all day showcase, celebrating artists from the region.

After a successful day in 2019 at Millennium Square, this year’s event will be held online. Featuring artists chosen through the Music:Leeds Launchpad programme, plus some special guests!

INTRODUCING OUR ANNOUNCED ARTISTS
(in three words each)

AGI – melodically unique electro-pop

Chanté Amour – socially conscious RnB

Dilettante – art rock collective

Fehlt – Nascent post-punk

Green Gardens – emotionally charged art-rock

In The Morning Lights – Narrative based alt-pop

James Welsh – complex, luminous electronica

joegarratt – electronic synth-pop

Louisa Kate Music (Chapel FM Arts Centre selected artist) – versatile Roots musician

Mamilah – Introspective nu-soul

Marsicans – harmony laden indie