Events in Leeds to commemorate and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela continue this weekend
Leeds will be commemorating Nelson Mandela in various ways over the next few days.
A packed service of commemoration was held yesterday [Thursday] evening in Leeds Minster [what many of you may know as the Parish Church of St Peter’s].
Extracts from the Book of Condolence were read there.
The Book is still open in the Civic Hall for anyone who wishes to sign, and there are others in Chapeltown at e.g. the Mandela Centre.
Chapeltown will be holding its own special commemorations this weekend, organised by the Celebration of Mandela Community Committee and the Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust.
They will begin with a special Walk of Respect from Mandela Gardens to the Mandela Centre starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday 14 December. The walk may be joined at any point.
They will also include a live screening of the funeral, which takes place in Dr Mandela’s home…
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