|newly installed disabled toilet|
|Sue and props|
|dismantling the Sound and Light Room|
Outside is the great huge commodious carpark, just 1/2 mile from the Leeds Ringroad and all routes North South East and West. Useful then also for delegates to attend the Music for Special Needs Conferences that we have been able host at the West Park Centre, and of course easy to find for charity members who come to attend and to present workshops at the six-times yearly meetings, and all the training sessions.
|packing away gamelan and marimbas|
|gamelan boxed up|
|loading up Bart|
It took weeks to dismantle everything, pack it away and then squirrel it round our houses or in friendly schools [Richmond Hill, Victoria Park]. Some of it went to this warehouse place down by the Gyratory. Storage? What use is that?
For nearly three decades, YSM has put on its wonderful Christmas Concert at Leeds Town Hall, hosted by Leeds own choirmaster, Simon Lindley; every year except 2010 when it snowed up a blizzard; for nearly three decades the Inclusive Music Department has presented the Christmas Singalong at the West Park. Every year except for 2012 that is. And that's one generation of school children who won't get that chance back.
We need the Centre back now so that that is not two generations of children and adults with Special Needs who miss out.