First North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

The First North Leeds Charity Beer Festival 27-28 April 2012

Fans of beer and live music can swell the coffers of the Lord Mayors Appeal by attending the North Leeds Charity Beer Festival to be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April at St Aidan’s Church Hall on Roundhay Road, Leeds where the Lord Mayor Rev Alan Taylor is the parish Priest.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Rev Alan Taylor Lord Mayor of Leeds launches the first North Leeds Charity Beer Festival with President David Hawkin of the Rotary Club of Roundhay, Leeds.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Rev Alan Taylor Lord Mayor of Leeds launches the first North Leeds Charity Beer Festival with President David Hawkin of the Rotary Club of Roundhay, Leeds. 

The event is being organised by The Rotary Club of Roundhay and will feature 36 different types of beer and a showcase of local musical talent will feature at least 5 live bands who will entertain with a variety of Rock, Blues Country and Irish Folk.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Charity Appeal,” Voluntary Action-Leeds” which for 60 years has been providing innovative and direct support, services and specialist advice to hundreds of voluntary, community and faith groups enabling them to carry out their work across the city.

 “When Roundhay Rotary Club approached me with this idea I thought it was an excellent innovative way for to have fun, feature and support local business and for local charities to benefit”, said The Lord Mayor. He added “Rotary have an worldwide reputation for carrying out support for Health, Education and charity work throughout the world, wherever it is needed and don’t make judgements on religious or political grounds”.

CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale are offering their assistance and expert knowledge and their many volunteers will be making sure the beers are served correctly. A spokesman said, “If this is the first time anyone has visited a Beer Festival we want to ensure their experience is one they will enjoy and savour and will hook them to how beer should really taste.

 

 

 

David Hawkin, the current President at Roundhay Rotary Club, said “ No event like this is complete without food and music and we have so far lined up 5 local bands including: “Shooting Ken”, “Blues Positive”,” Elastic Band” a “ThingummyJig” and “Moonshine Five” whose lead singer Adam Wolstenholme writes most of their songs. We expect to be announcing 2 more bands to be featured in the near future”. David added, “Our club is involved in many local projects, including “Gipton Together”, and this event will give us the opportunity to help many more”.