Leeds Uni Student Union Anti-Cuts election meeting

The current NUS leadership is failing students. We need a fighting NUS leadership. With the huge protests that have taken place on campuses in the last few months, anti-cuts and left-wing candidates have the potential to do really well in the student executive and NUS elections. Unlike before and unlike any other candidates in the election, we will be democratically deciding who we want to be our candidates for the anti-cuts movement in Leeds and a common policy platform for them to share.

If you would like to stand for a student executive position you can nominate yourself at the meeting, and even if you’re not standing you can democratically decide policy.

We will be voting on
– Candidates for the 6 full-time student executive positions
– Candidates for the NUS conference
– A common policy platform for them to stand on.

All Leeds Uni Students Welcome.

TINWOLF ECO-CAFE – “How Green are your Greens?

"How Green are your Greens?", facilitated by Melanie Flynn
Monday February 14th, 7.30pm at Muir Court, Sagar Place, St Michael’s Road in Headingley. All welcome, entry free (donations encouraged to pay for refreshments and room hire)
 "Food has a massive influence on our environmental carbon emissions. From the type of food we eat, to how it was grown and finally where it actually came from, all of these aspects contribute to a carbon footprint from an average meat based diet amounting to around 2.5 tonnes each per year (Dunn. 2009). Food could play an essential part in the reduction of carbon emissions.

This eco-cafe aims to provide an interactive discussion group concerned with the critical evaluation of the carbon content of a variety of food choices and the possibility of future carbon reduction through alterations in consumer purchases.
The eco-cafe will provide discussion in groups of 6 to 10 people in which each individual will rate their own personal priorities when choosing what food they buy. Variables we will consider include; cost, supporting local economies, convenience, seasonality, nutritional value, and quality/taste.
Groups will then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of organic, vegetarian and locally sourced diets and try to find the constraints and limitations we encounter in trying to switch to a less carbon intensive diet."

Wassail on the Ridge


Its that time of year again friends to sit ‘down by the huge fire of blazing logs to a substantial supper, and a mighty bowl of wassail, something smaller than an ordinary wash-house copper, in which the hot apples were hissing and bubbling with a rich look, and a jolly sound, that were perfectly irresistible.” Charles Dickens

Bring sturdy shoes, a bit of booze (or whatever you choose)

a bag, or chair, to sit on whilst there

lanterns and torches for our wassail walk

and a goblet or vessel to share whilst we talk!

check out the website here for more info, photos from last year and a map and see you there!!!


more info – http://www.leedsurbanharvest.org.uk/wassailing/

Royal Park School Meeting

Come and find out how you can help with the Royal Park School Community Centre project.

We have just got permission from the council to takeover the building, now we have to step up and make it happen.  That means we need more organisers and volunteers across the board.  Whatever your skills, whether it be gigs, fund-raising, press, internet, accounts, law, procurement, publicity, volunteer co-ordination, administration.

Come and find out more at the meeting this weekend,

 2pm on Saturday 15th January at the Burley Lodge Centre.


And support the fundraiser this Sunday 16th 

2pm – midnight


Live music DJs and kids activities as well as stalls cakes and more!


Bike mechaning for women and transgendered people

On the weekend of the 12th of Feb Pedallers Arms, Split Peaches, and a special guest from Bristol are organising a bike maintenance course for women and transgendered people.

We hope to have some cycling fun too. Maybe an illuminated bike ride or a critical mass with a sound system….

There will be a charge to cover costs, but we will try to keep it as low cost as possible.

Please let Split Peaches (chumchum17 at msn com) know how much you know about bike maintenance when replying so the instructor knows at what level to teach the course.