One of the primary educational undertakings of the Baltica association is a supplementary education Sunday school of Russian Language and Art for children from non-native and mixed, bilingual families. Since September 2011 the Baltica association has also arranged and participated in several multicultural events and festivals held locally in Leeds area – "Slavyanskiy Bazaar" fest, "Treasure Hunt" adventure for kids, "Spring Ball" for adults, Chinese New Year Celebration, and in London – "Maslenitsa" fest of Russophile communities at the Trafalgar Square.
We highly value the support, suggestions and views of our members and all the people who participate in our activities. We are currently planning to broaden the scope of our services, as an educational and community-supporting organisation, and therefore we feel that it is high time to collect and document the opinions and recommendations of our members and participants. This will provide a guidance for our further initiatives by helping us to recognise and focus on the most needed and valued services and activities.
In order to assist us in the above objectives, could you please complete our online survey-lottery. It is only 10 questions, most of which have "tickable answers", so it will not take you more than 5-10 minutes. Thank you!
The Leeds Chinese Community Association is once again hosting a Chinese New Year Festival for the 2013 arrival of the ‘Year of the Snake’. The occasion promises to deliver a much wider Chinese experience than at previous events, as in addition to the usual theatre performances of Chinese Dancing, music and Tai Chi, there will also be trade stands offering a variety of Chinese food, crafts and professional face painting. Many thanks in advance to all those who have already shown support for the event and we look forward to seeing them and everyone else on the day.
Ann Castle was born in Hull, a coastal town in the north-east of England. Later, Ann being still in her infancy, her family moved in Leeds because her father, Bill Hebblethwaite, got a new job there. Bill Hebblethwaite became a Deputy Director of Administration for the city.
Now Ann and her husband Graham live in a small village Thorner, in the north-east area of Leeds. They have a married daughter, Vanessa, and a baby granddaughter who live in Sussex.
Ann obtained her formal education at Leeds Girls' High School and Leeds Metropolitan University. Prior to her career in local politics, Ann has worked mostly in the financial sector. Her career as a politician had started when she joined a residents’ group campaigning for improvements to the local area. By now Ann has served on Leeds City Council for over 20 years, While on the Council, she served in various departments, her main interest being in Planning.
The hall of the little piano shop was full of people, but these people are not customers, they are connoisseurs of classical music. Today in this shop will be the concert.
The first listeners are arriving at the hall, not sure if it is the right place, but later start to take their seats and speak to the owner of the shop, who is looking forward to the beginning of the concert. The pianist Jonathan Duke is worried a little bit: “This piano sounds too good; I have never played a piano like that.” Alexander Volpov is calm, his cello is always with him at the concerts and the sound is always faultless.