News

LEEDS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY AWARD

LEEDS PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY AWARD

Institute partners with University of Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Galler Working with artist Katrina Palmer and Leeds University’s Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, the Institute has been shortlisted for one of the country’s most valuable contemporary art awards. The proposal is one of just four in the UK in the running for the Contemporary […]

INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL SUCCESS FOR TRINITY SESSIONS WINNER

INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL SUCCESS FOR TRINITY SESSIONS WINNER

Leeds-based singer-songwriter Malaika, recent winner of city-wide musical talent search Trinity Sessions, took the stage at this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival where her performance (presented by Radio 2 DJ Jamie Cullem) was recorded for BBC Introducing earlier this month. Malaika, an alumnus of Leeds College of Music, played along with two other “best under-the-radar” jazz acts from the UK. […]

STRAYS FALL BUT DOG OWNERS IN YORKSHIRE STILL IN THE DARK

STRAYS FALL BUT DOG OWNERS IN YORKSHIRE STILL IN THE DARK

Despite falling numbers of stray and abandoned dogs, close to a third of owners in Yorkshire will still lose their dog at least once during the animal’s lifetime   Total number of stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire falls by 22% from 12,348 to 9,612 Microchips accounted for 1,327 reunions this year across the Yorkshire […]

PLAYERS OF PEOPLE’S POSTCODE LOTTERY RAISE OVER £40M FOR GOOD CAUSES YORKSHIRE DALES MILLENNIUM TRUST BENEFITS FROM OVER £400,000 OF FUNDING

PLAYERS OF PEOPLE’S POSTCODE LOTTERY RAISE OVER £40M FOR GOOD CAUSES YORKSHIRE DALES MILLENNIUM TRUST BENEFITS FROM OVER £400,000 OF FUNDING

charities, good causes, and grass roots organisations since launching in 2008 including for local charity, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, who received a total of £401,332 to date. The money has made a massive difference to communities across Great Britain, and for the first time this year, to international charities such as the British Red Cross […]

LEEDS GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY GROUP CREATING HAPPY MEMORIES RECEIVES FUNDING AFTER BEING UNEARTHED AMONGST THOUSANDS IN BIG 160 CAMPAIGN

LEEDS GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY GROUP CREATING HAPPY MEMORIES RECEIVES FUNDING AFTER BEING UNEARTHED AMONGST THOUSANDS IN BIG 160 CAMPAIGN

Leeds based community group, Little Hiccups, is celebrating this week after discovering they are one of Skipton Building Societys Big 160, securing a slot as a winner in its Grassroots Giving initiative after winning the hearts and minds of the public and triumphing over nearly 1,000 other applicants across the country. After being shortlisted in […]

Local brewery success after beer wins Sainsbury’s listing

Local brewery success after beer wins Sainsbury’s listing

Kirkstall Brewery’s ‘Kirkstall Dissolution Extra IPA’ beer has won a regional listing in 16 Sainsbury’s stores across Yorkshire. The brewery, based in Wyther Lane, Leeds, beat over 150 breweries across the UK to win a six-month contract, which sees stores including their local Leeds White Rose branch stock the beer. On Friday 30th November, John […]

Talented Leeds student makes final of prestigious national photography awards

Talented Leeds student makes final of prestigious national photography awards

Leeds, 25th October 2013: Viktors Katilis from the University of Leeds has been selected as a finalist in the Hotel Indigo student programme in partnership with World Photography Organisation (WPO). InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG’s) boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, partnered with the renowned WPO, which supports professional, amateur and student photography across the world, to develop […]

City’s Children’s Centres praised in national report

City’s Children’s Centres praised in national report

The report, Best Practice for a Sure Start: The Way Forward for Children’s Centres, from the All Party Parliamentary Sure Start Group, looks at best practice across the country’s Children’s Centres and makes recommendations to ensure that the Centres can continue to improve the life chances of children in the future. York’s innovative scheme to […]