August Meeting

This month we’ll be out and about exploring Chapel Allerton on a local history walk, led by Irene, finishing at The Mustard Pot for a refreshing drink and a chat! Meet at the earlier time of 6.30 pm outside St Matthew’s Church, Wood Lane, on Monday 8 August.

August Book Club

The next Book Club is on Monday 1 August when we’ll be meeting at The Woods, at 7.30 pm, to discuss the 1953 novel The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham – “a brilliant novel of how humankind responds to the threat of its own extinction and, ultimately, asks what we are prepared to do in order to survive”.

July Outdoor Club

Join us on Tuesday 26 July for an early evening walk following the Owl Trail around Leeds city centre. Drop an email to to let us know if you’re coming along and also for details of the start time and meeting location.

July Craft Club

This meeting has been moved to the 25th July due to the very hot weather today.

Join us at St Matthew’s Church Hall on Wood Lane, from 7.45 pm, on Monday 18 July for an origami session with Heather where we’ll be learning how to make decorative gift boxes and how to wrap tricky-shaped objects. Please bring along something to wrap if you’d like to try this out.

July Meeting

This month we will be joined by a choir leader from Rock Choir who will be teaching us a song in the Rock Choir style – singing will start promptly at 8pm! Please bring along a water bottle to keep those vocal chords lubricated. Join us on Monday 11 July from 7.45 pm at St Matthew’s Church Hall on Wood Lane.

June Outdoor Club

This month we’re visiting Yorke Gate Garden, in, Adel, on Wednesday 29 June. Tucked away in North Leeds, York Gate is a magical one-acre garden created by the Spencer family between 1951 and 1994. It is one of the finest small gardens in the country with a design of ‘rooms’ interlinked through a succession of vistas with meticulous attention to detail. There’s also a tea room, plant nursery and gift shop. Our plan is to meet in time for a 2pm entrance slot, look around the garden and then stay on for tea or coffee if people wish to. Admission is £7, paid on entry, but we do need to book tickets in advance so please email by Monday 20 June to reserve your place.

June Film Club

Join us online at 7.30 pm on Monday 27 June when we will be having an informal chat about two films. “Concrete Cowboy” is available on Amazon Prime (small fee) or Netflix. Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. “Man in the Hat” is available on Amazon Prime for £1.99. A man journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroen. Travelling north on his escape, he encounters mysterious strangers, coming face-to-face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country while trying to evade the pursuers who are always relentlessly on his tail.