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2018-07-12  Springwatch Presenter to Visit Ings

Television naturalist Chris Packham will be visiting Fairburn Ings on Thursday 19th July as part of his investigation into the threat to the nation’s wildlife. Fairburn Ings is one of 50 sites being visited by Mr Packham and his Bioblitz team. 


2018-07-01  Pupils Win Blooming Award for School

Thomas Wheelhouse and Zachary Brabbs of Kippax Greenfield Primary School were amongst the winners of the Design a Flowerbed award at the annual Leeds in Bloom awards at the Civic Hall. They took home an art set and a holdall and earned their school a £300 voucher to spend at the Arium plant nursery 


2018-06-30  A Night at the Oscars

Kippax Brass Band presents A Night at the Oscars on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a finger buffet. Call 07761 033455 for tickets 


2018-06-29  Big Wild Sleepout

The RSPB is challenging families to take part in its Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings on 28th and 29th July. Families are invited to pitch their tents and get closer to nature, particularly those creatures that come out on the reserve after dark. To book a place visit the website 


2018-06-25  Twisted Wish

Brigshaw High School presents an original production entitled Twisted Wish at the school on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and students, available at reception.  


2018-06-16  Dragline Open Day

There is an open day today for the Walking Dragline Excavator at RSPB St Aidans. This is the second open day of the year and runs from 1pm to 4pm at the Astley Lane site. The event and parking is free. 


2018-06-15  Kippax Band at Temple Newsam

Kippax band will be performing at a free concert in the grounds of Temple Newsam on Sunday 1st July. The concert runs from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Call 0113 336 7461 for more information 


2018-06-09  Battle’s Over

Villagers in Kippax are taking part in a tribute marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Battle’s Over is a Government initiative taking place on 11th November. Local residents are researching the history of those soldiers who returned from war, and the effects of the war on them. Displays of this social history research will be displayed at Kippax Methodist Church, Kippax St Mary’s church and the church hall in the run up to the Armistice Day anniversary. 


2018-06-08  Kippax Band in the Park

Kippax Band will be performing in the grounds of Temple Newsam House on Sunday 1st July. The concert is free and runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For further details call 0113 336 7461 


2018-06-07  Storytime for Kids

There will be a stories and rhyme time session for children under five at Kippax Library from 2pm to 2.30pm on Friday 8th June. The event is free and there is no need to book. For more information call 0113 378 1878 


Clubs and Societies


1st. St. Mary's Scout Group Group Scout Leader Mr Simon Burgess 0113 2876126


Extend Exercise Pat Goodacre 


First Steps Elizabeth Anne Thomas 0113 287 0326


Great and Little Preston Parish Council Janet Winn 0113 2869288


Kippax Amateur Operatic Society Anne Brookes 0113 286 2468


Kippax and District Local History Society Edgar Pickles 0113 286 4785


Kippax Community Association LorraineHarrison 0113 286 5211


Kippax in Bloom Mrs Pat Sammy  0113-2862283


Kippax Line Dancing Carol Bradley 01132 871099


Kippax Methodist Church Rev Robin Fox 0113 2877669


Kippax Parish Council Colin Child 01977 681350


Leeds Samurai Martial Arts Lisa Powders 0113 2879667


LeedsPhoenix Club Mrs M Watson 0113 286 7813


LorraineSchool of Theatre Dance Mrs LorraineHarrison 0113 286 9321


Osteoporosis Society - Leeds Branch Pat Goodacre 0113 286 8193


Royal British Legion - Kippax Branch Mr Fielding 0113 286 3734


St Mary's (CE) - Kippax Bruce Carlin 0113 286 2710


St Vincent Paul Society J T Guthrie 0113 286 3449


The Fitness League Miss Denise Perry 0113 286 4475


The Growing Zone, Gibson Lane, Kippax , Leeds LS25 7BQ  June Perkin  


Yorkshire Evening Post Brass Diane Carlisle 0113 286 2415


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20/4/17 RSPB Fairburn Ings the first of a series of walks entitled from Coal Face to Wild Place at 10am.


26-28/4/17 St Mary's Church Hall Kippax Kippax Dramatic Society murder mystery evenings at 7.30pm.


25-29/4/17 Castleford Phoenix Theatre Kippax Amateur Operatic Society present the musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes


17/6/17 RSPB Fairburn Ings Nature Photography Workshop by Paul Miguel from 12.30 to 4.30pm. The cost is £40


Every Monday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-9.0pm easy,  9-10:30pm Intermediate


2nd Monday of Month St Marys Church Hall Kippax Kippax and District Historical Society 7:30pm


every monday Kippax Methodist Church Pram Club mums and babies 1.30-3pm


Every Monday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-8.30pm easy,  8.30-10:00pm Intermediate


every tuesday Kippax Methodist Church Coffee morning 9.30-11.30am


Every Wednesday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-9.0pm easy,  9-10:30pm Intermediate


last Wednesday of the month Brigshaw High School Friends of Billy Wood Monthly Meeting 7:30 Harry Bratley 2868073


every wednesday Kippax Methodist Church Weekly Coffee Evening 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm


last Wednesday of the month Elders Community Centre Great and Little Preston Parish Council Meetings 6.30pm


Every Wednesday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-8.30pm easy,  8.30-10:00pm Intermediate


Every Wednesday Kippax Leisure Centre Jujitsu with Leeds Samurai Martial Arts Wednesday 6-8:00pm Contact Lisa Powders on 0113 2879667


3rd Thursday of month Methodist Chapel Kippax Kippax Parish Council  7pm Parish Clerk: Colin Child,  0113 2860033


first Thursday of month Mount Pleasant Kippax Connect friendship group 10am-noon


every Thursday Brigshaw High School Zumba Fitness classes starting 15th Sept 2011 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Please call 07917692340 to book.


every third saturday Kippax Methodist Church Dance 7.15pm


Photos of Kippax


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Cheeney Basin, Kippax by Carol

Local Websites



Kippax Village - Excellent community website.


Kippax Environment Forum - Forum for local issues


Kippax & Methley community site


Kippax Parish Council


Great and Little Preston Parish Council


Barwick & Kippax statistics


The Kippax Band


Kippax Amateur operatic Society (KAOS)

Places of Worship

St Mary's (CE) - Kippax


Brigshaw school


Greenfield school Kippax

Clubs and Societies

Follow this link to the list of clubs and societies in Kippax


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