Last week the ‘Trust Your Voice’ staff choir at the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, recorded a special virtual performance of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. This was to mark the NHS’ 72nd Birthday yesterday, Sunday 5 July 2020.
You will see our very own Melissa Barker-Simpson, Registered Qualified British Sign Language interpreter, is featured in the video. We are sure you will agree the video is very moving and we were honoured to be a part of such a special video.
Thank you to all NHS staff and a very Happy Birthday to the NHS!
HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY TO OUR NHS – Thank you to the Leeds & York Partnership Foundation Trust Choir
We are writing to tell you about upcoming works taking place on the A64(M) Inner Ring Road, and A61 Regent Street. The work will focus on rebuilding the rapidly deteriorating Regent Street flyover.
The condition of the flyover means it now needs significant work in order to ensure public safety. Our extensive feasibility work has shown that the most cost-effective and beneficial solution is to replace the existing structure with a new one.
How will the work affect me?
- The contraflow on the A64(M)/A64 will be implemented on 1 June. The associated works for installing the contraflow will start at 7pm on 31 May with the closure of the A64(M) until 5:30am the following morning. Some of the work is weather dependant and a contingency night is allowed for on 1 June.
- The A64 (M) and part of the A64 will be reduced in capacity from four lanes to two from 31 May
- The A61 Regent Street will maintain in its current capacity of four lanes under the flyover
- There will be a handful of weekend/evening closures over the space of the works. The first one of these will take place on 27 June and run for 5 consecutive weekend’s
More information on the scheme and diversions in place can be found here.
We will continue to work with bus operators to ensure that buses can continue to operate effectively throughout the work for Leeds residents and those working in the city. We would urge people to plan their journeys in advance and expect delays for the duration of works.
The work is set to be complete by spring 2022.
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Learn how to crochet during a 6 week course!
All abilities welcome!
Every Thursday 1:30-3pm, starting from 27th February 2020
The Centre, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP
All equipment provided!
Café open for drinks and snacks!
Transport can be provided from Leeds Bus Station to the Centre.
Email or call to reserve your place
0113 243 8328
Reserve your place now!
£2 a session!
An enchanting double bill of family favourites, full of old-fashioned magic.
Peter and his animal companions are brought to life before your ears by dancing strings, quacking oboes, fluttering flutes and prowling horns in Prokofiev’s charming tale of courage and compassion. Narrator Pui Fan Lee (former Teletubby and CBeebies star) will guide you through this wintery tale accompanied by stunning illustrations on the big screen.
Christmas also wouldn’t be complete without a screening of Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman. Howard Blake’s much-loved music remains the soundtrack to every child’s dream Christmas. Now’s your chance to experience the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air’, here sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Chorus
Peter and the Wolf
Interval (16:30 showing only)
Relaxed and audio described performance (2.30pm):
Our relaxed performance allows members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed; lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. There is no interval. There’s also a quiet room (the Corson Room) away from the auditorium available throughout. For the 2.30pm performance, the building opens at 1.30pm, the auditorium itself opens around 2pm and the performance lasts a little over 1 hour.
To access live audio description for The Snowman:
Live audio description for The Snowman can be accessed via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app on your phone:
- Before coming to the performance, find the MobileConnect app in your app store – it has a black S shape in a white rectangle – and download it.
- As you enter the auditorium, put your phone into aeroplane mode, and go to the app. If you have an iPhone, you might be already logged on. If not, go to settings and browse for the MobileConnect wifi and click onto it. Then in the app, click on ‘audio description’.
- You can alter the sound by moving the blue circle with the ear on it around until you find a sound you’re happy with – this changes the EQ balance and volume levels. Remember to bring your headphones!
- You can also put the screen into dark mode which means the background goes black and blue, so there is less light coming from your phone – recommended for theatre settings.
2.30pm performance – relaxed performance & audio described/ narrated (no interval)
4.30pm performance – standard performance (20 minute interval)
Band A: £28.62
Band B: £26.50
Band C: £24.38
Band D: £21.20
Band E: £16.06
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s: £5 off
Pui Fan Lee
Orchestra of Opera North
Saturday 7th December
from 2pm till 4pm.
at The Centre
St Marys Street
Free glass of mulled wine
and a mince pie.
our wonderful Evin will be your Host
The Friendship Café
Saturday 7th December from 2pm till 4pm.
Free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie
Our wonderful Evin will be hosting it.
The Friendship Cafe will be open for Deaf people and Blind people on Sunday 3rd February 2019 between 2pm and 4pm.
Come down and have a chat and laugh with some familiar faces…..and make some new friends.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Click here for poster: Friendship Cafe 2019 poster
Leeds Involving People are working with Leeds City Council to provide an opportunity for women (over the age of 18) to speak about the barriers they face and identify solutions that would help tackle some of these barriers.
Thursday 28th November, 1pm till 3pm
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People
St Mary’s Street
Women are invited to attend this Focus Group
Participants will receive a £10 voucher for attending.
To book your place, please contact Leeds Involving People:
0113 237 4508 / 0793 493 6927 email@example.com
Open Meetings for all Benefits
- IS – Income Support
- JSA – Jobseekers Allowance
- ESA – Employment and Support Allowance
- WTC – Working Tax Credit
- CTC – Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
Date: Thursday 10th October
Time: Afternoon: 2pm till 3:30pm – Evening: 7pm till 8:30pm
Venue: Leeds Deaf Centre, St Marys Street, Leeds LS9 8DP
Sheffield Deaf Advice Team will give a talk about
Universal Credit and also give 1-2-1 advice