December is one of the quieter months in the political calendar – but we’re not yet hanging up our stockings here at Leeds NW Labour.
On Thursday Dec 4 we will be joined by Gareth Smith who is Head of General Election Youth Strategy for the Labour Party – for a student registration session, starting at 2 p.m.
Gareth knows Leeds well having been a student and served on the Student Union Executive at Leeds University.
We’ll be talking to students in the Headingleys and Estcourts about registering and voting.
Meet 2 p.m. in front of the Parkinson Building.
Leeds North West will shout everybody a drink after the session – so you won’t want to miss that!
Thursday Dec 11 will see our second gig at the High Farm pub, Holt Park.
After the highly successful RumDoodle concert in September, we are organising our second community concert there.
Featuring Leeds-based 4 piece Indie band – Automatic is Easy
– The Strawberries, who play a set of 60s covers from the Beatles, Byrds and other classics
– and local singer-song writer, Andy Cavadino
At the High Farm Pub, Farrar Lane, Holt Park.
Doors – 7.30pm
The gig is free, donationss only.
Then on Saturday 13 December there’s the fourth of our series of Community Clean-ups in the Ireland Wood and Tinshill areas of Weetwood.
Meeting at the ginnel at the end of Bedford Gardens at 10.30 a.m. we’ll be cleaning up in the Bedfords.
This is the fourth time we’ve been out in this area – and there are some great local people as well as party members who’ve joined us.
Come along and take up your litter-picker!
Meanwhile, the series of Foodbank gigs at the Otley Labour Rooms on Sunday evenings continues – with
Kath Reade + Simon Alexander on 7 December, and Gerry and Phil on 14 December 2014
As always, musicians donate their time and talent, the Labour Party donates the venue.
Both gigs are, as usual, at Otley Labour Rooms. There’s a licensed bar with real bottled ales, lager and wine.
Doors open 7.30-10 pm, entry is £3, and extra donations are welcome
Finally, on 18 December we’ll be celebrating the end of a fantastic year at our Christmas Social.
That will take place in the historic function room of Whitelocks. Built in 1715, and with its current famous interior dating from the late 1800s, Whitelock’s is the oldest public house in Leeds.
The social will be in two parts – with a guided beer tasting between 7 and 8pm
– followed from 8 p.m. by a general social celebrating a great year for Leeds North West Labour and looking ahead to the General Election next May.
Come along and hear all about the Yorkshire craft beer revolution, and how Ilkley Brewery are at the forefront of the artisan brewing movement.
A master brewer from Ilkley will do a guided tasting with question and answer session. The beers will be from Ilkley brewery plus a beer from Five Points Brewery, owners of Whitelocks. All beers are included in the ticket price plus entry to our social directly afterwards.
The Social will have a special guest speaker Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP speaking just after 9pm, raffle plus the full range of Whitelocks drinks.
Tickets for the beer tasting – £15
Tickets for the Social – £5
– available via link to eventbrite on Facebook page Alex Sobel for Leeds North West or from Alex himself 0797 3397212 or alex_sobel@Hotmail.com
All that – and, of course, we’ll still be out over the next weeks meeting you on the doorstep, listening to your concerns and telling you about Labour’s plans.
So there’s a lot of hard work before we close up shop for Christmas – they don’t call us Labour for nothing.
But there’s a lot of enjoyment too – we certainly put the Party into Labour here in Leeds NW!
Would be great to see you at any and all of these events.
And if you want to help Alex Sobel in his campaign to win here in Leeds NW, why not sign up here