National Theatre at Home – virtual quiz

As well as the shows they have been making available online, National Theatre at Home are streaming a virtual quiz this evening (Monday 25th May).

Your celebrity hosts will be Imelda StauntonJim CarterLucian MsamatiMeera SyalSimon CallowTamsin Greig and Jessie Buckley. You can join them for questions on topics including Maths, Science and Nature, Literature and Theatre from 7pm on either facebook or YouTube.

Play on Facebook

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Snapshot in time: out and about in Woodhouse, Little London, Headingly, Meanwood and Montserrat…

Dear all,
Below are some pictures we have been sent through to share with you. We hope you like them. If you have any you wish to share then please do keep them coming.
A picture of some wonderful flowers on my walk in Headingley. Lisa
Sylvia has sent these pictures to share with you of her waiting with her son in a long Costco queue in Montserrat and some flowers from a show
And below is a picture that Ben took on his walk of some graffiti on Meanwood beck.
Our friends and neighbours of Craven Road and Delph View sent us a picture to share of them in their garden enjoying some snacks we got to them thanks to Jet2. They said Hi! to you all.
And lastly, I went round to see Rosa last week. She wanted to say hello to you all from her home in Little London. She was 96 on Sunday! –  ‘Happy Birthday Rosa’ And to anyone else who has celebrated a birthday in the last few months.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to pose and send these through, lovin em 🙂

‘Monday Mind Workout’ – 25th May 2020

Dear all,
This week’s lockdown workout is for soap lovers to ponder over whilst having your mid morning cuppa. Best of luck!

1.  He started off as a student with high hopes, but never left his hometown. Who had a string of jobs and almost as long a string of ex-lovers and wives?

2. In which fictional town is ‘Coronation Street’ set?
3. In 1993 what tragedy did “Emmerdale” use to attract viewers?
4. In “Eastenders”, where did Den and Chrissie Watts meet?
5. In Eastenders, who shot Phil Mitchell?
6. Which “Coronation Street” character lost his first wife to electrocution by a hair dryer?
7. ‘Brookside’ was Channel 4’s flagship soap and ran for nearly 20 years. In which city was Brookside set?
8. ‘Emmerdale’ had a name change in the late 1980s. What did we used to know this soap as?
9. “Crossroads” had two incarnations. In the original series which character ended up confined to a wheelchair following a car accident?
10. ‘Doctors’ is a BBC lunchtime soap first shown in 2000. In which fictional Midland city is it based?
11. Which BBC soap opera had such bad acting and story lines that it represented a tragedy in its own right and was cancelled after only one year?
12. Some characters in soap operas suffer more than others. Which “Coronation Street” character has been divorced more than once, widowed, married to a serial killer and arrested and tried for murder?
13. She was a nightclub singer who snared a publican for her husband. Which soap opera longtimer went on to manage a newsagent’s shop with a busy-body professional partner?
14.Which series shown on ITV between 1957 and 1967 is considered to be one of British television’s first major soaps?
15. Rowena Wallace played Patricia ‘Pat The Rat’ Hamilton in which soap?
16. Which British TV soap was first screened on Friday 9th December 1960? 
17.Where is Emmerdale filmed? 
18.What is the square in Eastenders called?
19.What did Hilda Ogden of Coronation Street have three of on her living room wall in the living room?
 20. Who served as landlord at the Woolpack in Emmerdale between 1948 to 1991?   
Answers to follow tomorrow

Sunday Afternoon Jazz Sessions from Jazz Leeds

Each Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm, the time when they would normally have a live gig at Seven Arts, Jazz Leeds are putting on a jazz lockdown video session, featuring music and videos from the jazz archives from the Seven Arts and Inkwell venues plus some living room concerts from some of Leeds best known jazz artists.

The shows will be on their You Tube channel on Sunday afternoon and the previous weeks videos are there too


More tales from the dark side of the shedi

Hello all

Well I’ve seen no sign of the Wren for a few days so thinking ill soon be able to crack on and paint the rusty bits in the shed ..I was up there yesterday..a strange buzzing sound coming from inside shed…bumble bees have decided to take up residence in an old wrens nest!..I guess It’s better than having a wasps nest..and they are the gardeners friend pollinating the plants..supposedly non aggressive as well unless you interfere with it ..or ..breathe on it apparently…yet more wearing of face masks…or hold my breath when I go in the shed..I’ll buzz off Arthur Askey used to say..

The Shows are still Going On… The Sound of Music

When Cats was shown last weekend, Andrew Lloyd Webber told us it was the last of his musicals to go out for free on YouTube, much to the disappointment of many who have been enjoying this weekly treat.

The Good News this week is that although that was the last Lloyd Webber show, this initiative is continuing with musicals each Friday – starting with a Rogers and Hammerstein classic.  Grammy Award-winning music superstar Carrie Underwood stars in “The Sound of Music Live!” The three-hour telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic also features TV and stage star Stephen Moyer as well as Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti.

It will be streaming from 7pm, and then available for 48 hours here

Covid19 Scam Alert issue 8 22.05.2020

Please find attached the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert. This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation here in West Yorkshire.

Thank you

The Covid19 Trading Standards Team

WYTS COVID-19 weekly news alert issue 8 22.05.2020 – Copy

Weekly Zoom meetings with Councillors and MPs.

Abigail Marshall (@abigailmashall) | Twitter

Message from Councillor Abigail Marshall-Katung

Dear All
As we continue with the lockdown and stay home guidance, we have decided to engage with all our ward residents via zoom every Friday from 6-7pm.  We will also have our MP Hilary Benn join us every other Friday starting today.  I am inviting you all to please feel free to join us if you would like to engage with the rest of the ward as community leaders serving our ward.  Below are the registration details.  Please kindly pass on the registration details to your members.  Many thanks again for all your continuous and priceless support.
Our best wishes
Javaid, Kayleigh & Abigail.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 22, 2020 06:00 PM London
Register in advance for this meeting: