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A schedule of forthcoming Morley Town Council and Committee meetings for 2016/2017 can be found below.  The Agenda for the next meeting of Morley Town Council can be found on the 'About Morley Town Council' page. Members of the Public may be excluded from some meetings when confidential matters are being discussed.

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Events in Morley

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:51

Seigen Band at Morley Town Hall

 

2016

SEPTEMBER

MORLEY ARTS FESTIVAL

Tuesday 27th  - Fair Isle Knitting Workshop.  Oxford Coffee Shop, Queen Street, Morley.  7 pm to 8.30 pm.  Tickets £5 plus online booking fee (includes needles and yarn) from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com. 

Join Dawn Hemming from Midnight Hemming Handknit Designs  for a knitting workshop with a difference.  Learn how to cast on and knit fair isle in a circle to create beautiful, colourful mandalas as well as developing new techniques and improving on your old ones. 

Tuesday 27th  -  Charlotte Bronte's "Shirley".  St Mary's Church, Dewsbury Road, Woodkirk.  Doors open 7.00 pm/start 7.30 pm.  Tickets £3 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com or Morley Library.

An adaptation for the stage performed by Dangerous to Know Theatre Company.  "Shirley"  is an unapologetic, all-guns-blazing conception of Charlotte Bronte's 1849 novel of the same name.

Wednesday 28th  -  Ashley Jackson.  Gildersome Meeting Hall.  7.30 pm start.  Tickets £7 (including pie and peas) available from Lesley Gettings, tel: 0113 2539763 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Morley Library.  

Wednesday 28th - Saturday 1st October  -  "Fiddler on the Roof"  -  7.15 pm each night, 2.15 pm matinee on 1st October.  Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall.  Tickets £11/£9 (children, 60+ and for block bookings of 20+ tickets) or £36 adv. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children under 16) available from 07960 766 334 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday 29th  -  The story of Lady Dorothie Fielding during the First World Ward, presented by Julie Anne Cooper.  The Baker Room, Morley Library.  Doors open 6.30 pm/start 7 pm.  Tickets available from ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents or Morley Library.

After last year's successful festival appearance as Edith Cavell, Julie is back with a new one-woman performance.  Lady Dorothie Fielding was the 24 year old daughter of the Earl of Denbigh, who volunteered her services to drive an ambulance during the First World Ward. She worked for the Munro Corps, helping Belgian and French as well as British Troops, exposing herself to may dangers and risks. 

Friday 30th  -  Lottie Armstrong: Modern Crimes, Timeless Tragedies?  Large Banqueting Room, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open 7 pm/start 7.30 pm.  Tickets £3 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com or Morley Library.

Local author Chris Nickson will be talking about his most recent publication about Lottie Armstrong, one of the first policewomen in Leeds, plus reading some excerpts from the book.  It's 1924 and Lottie Armstrong has to investigate the disappearance of a young, pregnant girl - she has no idea she'll become part of a murder investigation - something normally off limits to WPCS.

 

OCTOBER

MORLEY ARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday 1st  -  The Poetry Shop.  Morley Town Hall.  1 pm to 3 pm.  FREE (drop in).  Normanton based poet Thomas McNulty will be creating poems on the spot, on any topic, for members of the public who wish to have a piece of poetry written form them.  Thomas will be outside Morley Town Hall with his typewriter (or inside if it's raining!) awaiting request.

Saturday 1st  -  Ian Clayton: Writing Workshop.  Small Banqueting Room, Morley Town Hall.  1 pm to 4 pm.   Tickets £3 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.   Strictly 16+.

Ian Clayton had led writing workshops for over thirty years and is the author of more than fifty books.  He has worked at every level of education from infants schools to university department.  In recent years he has been visiting scholar in creative writing at Changchun University in China.

Saturday 1st -  An Evening with Ian Clayton.  Large Banqueting Room, Morley Town Hall. Doors open 7.30 pm doors/start 8 pm.  FREE - registration advised.  Tickets available form morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Ian Clayton has performed his work live in theatres, community centres, prisons, hospitals and at festivals. For twenty years he was a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and had his own regular series on Yorkshire TV.  He combines aspects of his own life's journey with readings from a variety of books he has written.  His stores are about life and living it, they are real, funny, poignant and filled with little, often surreal observations that make a lot of sense.

Saturday 1st  -  Come and Sing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.  Central Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Morley.  1 pm (rehearsals), 4 pm (performance).  Tickets £4 from 0113 253 4033 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (pre-booking is essential).

This unique "Come and Sing" event, led by Julie Tanner and the Queenswood Singers, welcomes you to join the choir for an afternoon learning songs from the much-loved musical "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" , with a relaxed performance at 4 pm for families and friends.  All music and lyrics will be provided but please bring lots of enthusiasm!

Sunday 2nd  -  Morley Community Archives: Heritage Trail Walk.  11 am to 1 pm.  Meet outside Morley Town Hall.  FREE.

Discover Morley's old mills, chapels and personalities in a walk with local historian, Clive McManus and members of Morley Community Archives.  PLEASE NOTE: It is a little hilly in places and strong footwear is recommended. 

Sunday 2nd  -  In Due Praise of Chocolate: Afternoon Tea with Dr Annie Gray.  The Morleian Room, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open 1.30 pm/start 2 pm.  Tickets £10 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com or Morley Library.

Drinking, eating and cooking with chocolate in British history..

Chocolate: loved, craved, cooked with, drunk, goof for us, bad for us, comfort food and to be avoided at all costs..  This lecture by Dr Annie Gray looks at the early history of chocolate in England, from its introduction as a health beverage, to its acceptance as a much-loved part of the British diet.  It explores the myths which surround it and the material culture with which it was at one time associated. If you merely think of chocolate as a quick fix, thing again!  Following the lecture, Morley WI will be serving a chocolate themed Afternoon Tea in the wonderful surrounds of the Banqueting Rooms of Morley Town Hall at 3 pm.

Monday 3rd  -  Alison Weir - Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen.  The Morleian Room, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open at 7 pm/start 7.30 pom.  Tickets £8/£6 concessions plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com or Morley Library.

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stores.  In her new novel, the first in a series of six, Alison Weir tells the poignant story of Katherine of Aragon, the King's first wife, drawing on new research and keeping closely to the historical record.  She approaches her take from Katherine's point of view, which affords an intimate psychological perspective on the indomitable, courageous and principled woman. 

Tuesday 4th  -  The Warp and Weft of Alice Cliff Scatcherd.  Morley Library (IT Suite).  FREE - registration advised for the workshop.  Tickets available from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday 4th  -  Roger Davies.  Morley United Services Club, High Street, Morley.  8 pm.  Tickets £5 Morley Folk Club members, £7 non-members available on door.

Wednesday 5th  -  2 Talking Heads by Alan Bennett - performed by The Library Theatre Touring Company.  Tingley Methodist Church.  Doors open 7 pm/start 7.30.  Tickets £5 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com or Morley Library. 

Wednesday 5th  -  Poetry Night.  Oscars Bar.  Starts 7.30 pm.  FREE, registration advised.  Tickets available from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday 5th  - Kevin Boniface: Recorded Delivery.  Luppy's Diner.  Doors open 7.30 pm/start 8 pm.  FREE, registration advised.  Tickets available from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Thursday 6th  -  New End Theatre present: Bounce Back Boy.  The Baker Room, Morley Library.  Doors open 6.30 pm/start 7 pm.  Tickets £5 available from ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents and from Morley Library. 

Friday 7th  -  Motown Tribute Show.  Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open 7 pm/start 8 pm.  Tickets available from Althams Travel, Morley, tel 0113 252 7752 or motownmorley.eventrite.co.ulk.

Saturday 8th  -  Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Family workshop with Norther Ballet.  The Baker Room, Morley Library.  Session 1 10 am-10.45 am, Session 2 11 am-11.45 am.  Age 18 months to 6 years.  Tickets £3 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Saturday 8th  -  Writing Flash Fiction Workshop.  Drighlington Library.  1 pm to 3 pm.  Tickets £5 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Saturday 8th  -  Treasurers of Leeds Central Library.  Morley Library.  2.30 pm to 4 pm.  FREE, registration advised, tickets available from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com.

Saturday 8th  -  Exploring the Brontes.  Morley Library.  7 pm to 8.30 pm.  FREE.

Saturday 8th  -  O'Hooley & Tidow.  Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open 7.15 pm/start 8 pm.  Tickets £12/£10 concessions plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com and from Morley Library.

Sunday 9th  -  The Wedding Present, plus support from The Velveteens.  Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall.  Doors open 7.30 pm/start 8 pm.  Tickets £18 plus online booking fee from morleyartsfestival.eventbrite.com and from Morley Library.

Thursday 27th  -  Annual Carved Pumpkin competition and Fancy Dress Disco.  TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY, 4TH OCTOBER.

6.00 pm  -  bring your carved pumpkins to the registration table in Windsor Court Precinct to be entered into the competition.

6.30 pm  -  The Fancy Dress disco will be held in the Alexandra Hall of Morley Town Hall with 'Andrew's Disco'.  

Please note this event is a ticket only.  Tickets will be available from Monday, 3rd October from either the Town Council office (situated on the lower ground floor of Morley Town Hall) or Oxford Coffee Shop.  

Each child and adult must have a ticket to attending the Disco.  A maximum of 6 tickets will be issued to a person.  For further details please contact the Town Council office, either by phone 0113 247 4370 or by calling into the office situated on the lower ground floor of the Town Hall. 

 

NOVEMBER

Thursday 24th  -  Christmas Lights Switch-on Event:  Street entertainments, rides and concessions from 5.00 pm.  Stage show, at the junction of Queen Street with Peel Street, from 6.00 pm onwards.  Lights switch on and firework display at 7.00 pm.  This is a free event and all welcome.

 

DECEMBER

Sunday 4th  -  5.00 pm  Mayor's Annual Charity Carol Concert being held in the Alexandra Hall of Morley Town Hall.  The service will be lead by the Salvation Army.  All welcome.  FREE admission. 

 

 

Civic Diary

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 14:27

 

2016

 

SEPTEMBER

Friday 30th  -  7.00 pm:  Attending the Morley Amateur Operatic Society's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" in the Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall.  Mayor and Mayoress.

 

OCTOBER

Monday 3rd  -  10.50 am:  Attending the wreath laying ceremony at Bruntcliffe Cemetery, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley for the 100th anniversary of the death of Private 8522 Harold Moss (Northumberland Fusiliers).  Mayor.

Sunday 9th  -  Mayor's Civic Parade and Service.  Details to follow. 

Sunday 9th  -  1.30 pm:  Attending the official opening of the miniature railway in Churwell Woods.  Mayor and Mayoress.

Thursday 27th  -  6.00 pm:  Judging the Carved Pumpkin competition in Windsor Court.  Deputy Mayor. 

 

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 2nd  -  10.50 am:  Attending the wreath laying ceremony at Bruntcliffe Cemetery, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley for the 100th anniversary of the death of Private 11211 S Spence (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry).  Mayor.

Friday 4th  -  10.50 am:  Attending the wreath laying ceremony at Bruntcliffe Cemetery, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley for the 100th anniversary of the death of Private 15147 Wilfred Waddington (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry).  Mayor. 

Thursday 10th  -  TBC  -  Attending the Presentation Evening for Churwell Park Bowling Club, Churwell Working Men's Club, Old Road, Churwell.  Mayor. 

Saturday 12th  -  7.30 pm:  Attending a concert at Tingley Methodist Church, Westerton Road, Tingley.  Mayor and Mayoress. 

Sunday 13th  -  9.30 am:  Attending the Remembrance Service at Churwell War Memorial, Elland Road, Churwell.  Mayor and Mayoress.

Sunday 13th  -  10.30 am:  Attending the parade from Windsor Court to the War Memorial in Scatcherd Park for a Service of Remembrance.  Mayor and Mayoress.

Sunday 13th  -  2.30 pm:  Attending the Service of Remembrance at the Tingley Air Crash site.  Mayor and Mayoress. 

Saturday 19th  -  10.50 am:  Attending a wreath laying ceremony at Bruntcliffe Cemetery, Bruntcliffe Lane,  Morley for the 100th anniversary of the death of Private 8344 Clifford Carverley, (Scots Guards).  Mayor 

Thursday 24th  -  6.00 pm:  Attending the Christmas Lights switch-on event along Queen Street.  Mayor and Mayoress.

Tuesday, 29th  -  10.50 am:  Attending the wreath laying ceremony at Bruntcliffe Cemetery, Bruntcliffe Lane, Morley for the 100th anniversary of the death of Private 32349 E Naylor (West Yorkshire Regiment - Prince of Wales Own).  Mayor.  

 

DECEMBER

Sunday 4th  -  5.00 pm:  Attending the annual Mayor's Charity Carol Concert to be held in the Alexandra Hall of Morley Town Hall.  Mayor and Mayoress.

Friday 9th  -  9.30 am:  Attending Asquith Primary School's KS2 Carol Service at St Peter's Church, Rooms Lane, Morley.  Mayor and Mayoress.