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    April 2016

    eBulletin April 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come and get your local produce at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 16th April 9am to 12:30pm.

    Guest Stalls:
    Bread done Proper – Leeds Bread Coop

    First timer – Natalie St Johns Chutney

    Gourmet Pie vendor – Proper Pies

    Traditional Biscuits – Sawley Biscuits
    Leeds Bread Coop
    Passionate about baking proper bread, old fashioned way.

    Natalie St Johns Chutney
    What is chutney anyway? What’s its history?

    Proper Pies
    Another new comer to the market. Make sure you go say hello.

    Sawleys Biscuits
    Yorkshire biscuits for Yorkshire folk.

    Products you can buy every month at the Market include meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    Artists and Craft workers.
    Nick Claiden will be demonstrating, at the market, painting on glass using techniques that go back to medieval times. This is a process that is used in all Church stained glass windows. You can have a go yourself and for a small fee, she will fire the images at home for later collection.

    If the weather is not kind she will demonstrate ‘foiling’ a more modern alternative to leading glass and one used in small window lights, Christmas tree decorations and lamps.

    REAP Gardening Group will be talking about The Big Sow where we will be sowing seeds in earnest for our gardens. Come and join us and see whet we are sowing and planting in the Oakwood Edible Bed.

    Information Stalls
    REAP Stall

    Feed Leeds does not usually create or manage individual growing projects, though they aim to help when asked. Projects and plots are run by network of organisations and individuals. More info.
    Researcher Niall Kerr wants to interview you about your newly rennovated house.

    Roundhay Live Stall
    Friends of Gipton Wood will be highlighting their work. Email for more.

    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can downlown the leaflet at

    Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods
    Are raising £28,500 to aid friends of Gledhow valley woods purchase a field threatened with development off Gledhow valley road Leeds for community use. Help them here

    Woodland Trust
    Join them for a free event and buffet lunch for Community Woodland groups to discuss the Ancient Woodland Restoration & the Historic Landscape of Gledhow Valley.
    Gledhow Valley Woodlands & Gledhow Sports and Social Club, Leeds, LS8 1NQ  Wednesday 27 April 9.30am – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm
    Booking is essential, email

    Green Tip for April
    Get your children into gardening by giving them their own little veg patch to tend while also growing some cheap food. A packet of radish seeds will cost around £2  – the price of a couple of bunches.


    Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2016
    For a third year the professional artists of Roundhay are opening the doors of their studios to the public. Roundhay Artist Open Studios 2016 is on Sunday 1st May and Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May between 11am and 5pm. See link for more information.

    Exhibition at St. Edmund’s Church April 30th to May 29th
    A group show, exploring Blake’s Jerusalem, Sir Hubert Parry’s 1916 musical adaptation of William Blake’s short poem, ‘And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time’. More detail.
    Your chance to help Leeds University research into home renovations
    Research at the University of Leeds is interested in speaking to home owners about their experiences of home renovation. This includes any home owners that have been involved in any amount of renovation, from ‘whole house’ renovations, to those involved with next to no renovations.

    The researchers are interested in discussing the renovation process and the motivations for the renovations taking place. This will involve interviews that should take no more than 30 mins are completely anonymous, with the interviewee name never being linked to the interview details. The findings will ultimately contribute to a research publication and a paper intended for an academic journal, of which interviewees will be kept informed.

    If you are interested please contact Niall Kerr on 07597611203 or


    Events in Roundhay Park*
    Once again, thanks to the Friends of Roundhay Park for this monthly round-up of events in the park.

    To receive the monthly round-up of events that John Ferguson compiles for FoRP, contact:
    The REAP eBulletin is produced by Judy Summerhill and Kari Walker for REAP members and anyone else interested in local, community and environmental issues in Roundhay and more widely. Please let us know if you come across anything local and/or environmental that you think we should include.

    To find out more about REAP and the other work we do in the community, go to or email us at

    If you are not yet a member of REAP, there is an application form on the website.

    *These events are not organised by REAP

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