This evening, while out walking through Leeds Dock, I came across this very sweet little free library! I got so giddy to see 'Take a Book, Leave a Book' that I completely botched the picture of that sign. 🙄 And it looks to be well stocked! Huzzah for literary Leeds!
Our good friend and Eagle Owl @BookElfLeeds is raising money for her Brownies. Here's why When we asked our Brownies what they really wanted to do this year, they told us they wanted to visit London. We're a Leeds Brownie unit, based in LS4/LS6, for whom money is tight, and we'd love to give our … Continue reading Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!
Recently I received an email from Open Letters - letting us know about their upcoming event. We both attended MINIcine at few months back for Never Let Me Go, so they immediately thought of book club when laundching their own literary based event! Looks like it could be a giggle - do report back if … Continue reading PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club
As many of you know, Leeds Book Club just wouldn't work without the effervescent Helen - she runs LBC Puffins, co-hosts LBC White Swan and is up for each and every reading challenge (that orientates around books for younger people). Frankly I don't know how she does it - she's a tireless wonder and source … Continue reading Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis
From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale of love, loss and hidden truths, Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that … Continue reading PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine
Date for your diary - Friday 4th of December Venue - White Swan, City Centre Time - 7:00pm CHRISTMAS DO Hey there everyone, As regular book clubbers we know, we always take the month of December off from the various clubs and meet ups - something about spending time with loved ones and preparing for … Continue reading Christmas Meet Up
The Leeds Big Bookend Premiere of Drink with a Chimp and Festival Launch Party, Thursday 4th June 2015 Join us from 2nd-10th June as we map Leeds.www.bigbookend.co.uk Have you ever made a monkey of yourself? A new play from Common Chorus Common Chorus’ Drink With a Chimp is a new play about one woman’s struggle with addiction and her journey to recovery. … Continue reading The Leeds Big Bookend Premiere of Drink with a Chimp and Festival Launch Party
The Wood Beneath The World is a largescale, magical forest installation hidden in the depths of Leeds Town Hall Crypt, which has been growing silently for decades. Its roots and trees have now burst through the floors and walls, and the wood has taken over... Rebekah Whitney (of Lord Whitney ) and Alexander Palmer (the Director … Continue reading INTERVIEW – The Wood Beneath the World
Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover Venue: White Swan Leeds, Swan Street, Leeds Date: Thursday 19th of February 2015 Time: 7:00pm SUPER FANTASTIC QUIZ: from 8:00pm! Leeds Libraries will be taking over the White Swan on Thursday the 19th of February! Pop in from 7pm to enjoy a night of literary wonder in a delightful location, including a quiz that I … Continue reading EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover
PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED An Afternoon with Children’s Author Jacqueline Harvey and the Heroine of Her Books, Alice-Miranda! WHEN: Saturday the 24th of January 2015 WHERE: Leeds Church Institute, Central Road, Leeds (Opposite the Corn Exchange, just off Vicar Lane, above the Out of This World shop.) TIME: 2pm - 4pm COST: Free … Continue reading CANCELLATION – Jacqueline Harvey at the Leeds Church Institute