Jacob Rees-Mogg, potential Tory leader and therefore potential PM, has said that the rise in food bank usage is actually 'rather uplifting'. http://uk.businessinsider.com/jacob-rees-mogg-food-banks-rather-uplifting-2017-9
‘We wouldn’t have to do this if the Government was Fair and Decent’ – Concert for Food Banks, Sun 22 June, Otley Labour Rooms
This Sunday evening – 22 June - local musicians will be continuing the season of fundraising concerts for Food Banks. This time it’s a double bill: North West-based singer songwriter Kath Reade, with a sound ranging from British folk to American stylings; And Otra, Bradford-based 'Folk with Feeling' duo Tony Charnock and Rahel Guzan, featuring … Continue reading ‘We wouldn’t have to do this if the Government was Fair and Decent’ – Concert for Food Banks, Sun 22 June, Otley Labour Rooms
Beer, Bingo – but no Bread. Peasants of Cambodunum will not be bought off
We have occasionally published posts in a satirical series on this Coalition Government – Despatches from Cambodunum, i.e. Roman Adel. The problem with this government, however, is that they are past masters at self satire – as the latest Grant Shapps Tweet has shown. Hours after the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget for the rich, … Continue reading Beer, Bingo – but no Bread. Peasants of Cambodunum will not be bought off
The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case
Residents in Holt Park have recently received an “anonymous” leaflet that attacks a future Labour government and seeks to blame the Labour run Leeds City Council for the Lib Dem Tory cuts. The Lib Dems want us to believe that the Labour-led City council is responsible for cutting local public services. We all know this … Continue reading The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case
Last Leeds North West Food Bank Gig of 2013 – Gerry MacNiece Band at Otley Labour Rooms, Sun 1 December.
Don’t miss last Food Bank Gig of 2013. Nearly £1000 raised already. Otley Food Bank to open before Christmas. Fight Food Poverty and Enjoy yourself.
Please try and find time to support the last Food Bank gig of 2013, this Sunday 1st December.
Upstairs at the Otley Labour Rooms, Walkergate
7.30 to 10 p.m.
It would be great to see you even if you can only pop in for half an hour.
The Gerry MacNiece Band are generously donating their time and talent for free this Sunday to raise money for Otley’s Food Bank . Please bring your friends!!
THE GERRY MacNIECE BAND
The band describe their music as ‘hardcore-folk-pop’ in a very tongue-in-cheek kind of way. They perform a mixture of Gerry’s songs, traditional music and a handful of songs written by their contemporaries.
Described by Mike Harding as ‘real lovely’ the band’s on-stage camaraderie and presence is an essential part of the live experience.
Gerry McNeice has been part of the UK music scene for over
30 years. Beginning his career playing English…
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Leeds North West Labour Events: Food Bank Gigs resume – 1 Sept, and don’t forget the BBQ, 7 Sept
The Autumn season of Leeds NW Labour events starts with the first Food bank gig by LIME SCURVY on Sunday 1st September 7.30-10pm, Upstairs at the Philip Coyne Labour Rooms, Otley.
Please come along and bring your friends for a very pleasant evening to round off the weekend and the late summer, and to metaphorically fettle yourself for the autumn…
As always, we have a great selection of bottled ales and lagers, red and white wines by the glass or bottle, tea and, yes, real coffee. All supplied by our brilliant team of completely untrained but highly committed volunteers.
Be there or be square.
And a reminder – Leeds NW end of summer BBQ 7 September – full details on Events page.
The weather is so good we’re postponing the end of summer. Fingers crossed for the sunny days lasting into September.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re planning…
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Foodbanks: Hunger, Shopping and Politics in Leeds North West
Whilst shopping at Otley Waitrose on Friday 28th June an Adel and Wharfedale Branch member found that the supermarket was providing floor space for Bradford Foodbank to collect customers’ donated provisions for distribution. After overcoming his initial surprise he experienced mixed emotions. First, he was pleased that he could take the opportunity to make a contribution to such an important charitable cause. His second emotion was of barely controlled anger that foodbanks had become such a necessary and significant part of our lives here and now in wealthy Britain.
The Bradford Foodbank is one of many organised by the Trussell Trust, a Christian charity that serves people whether they have a faith or not.
The Trust recently reported a 170% rise in numbers turning to foodbanks in the last 12 months. The Trust comments:
Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest rise in numbers given…
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The Hall Brothers with John Carey at Otley Labour Rooms
The second in the series of fundraising concerts organised by Phil Snell and a wider group of local artists to raise money to mitigate the consequences of this government has been organised for Sunday, 12th May, 7.30pm until 10.00 pm in the Labour Rooms, Walkergate, Otley. Entrance: £3.00 + donations gratefully received. The funds raised … Continue reading The Hall Brothers with John Carey at Otley Labour Rooms
“We would not have to do this if the government was fair and decent”
A group of Yorkshire artists are planning to put on a series of fundraising concerts at the Otley Labour Rooms on Sunday nights, starting and finishing early. The funds raised will go to food bank or homeless charities, etc.The first of a series of concerts to raise money to help mitigate the consequences of this … Continue reading “We would not have to do this if the government was fair and decent”