We have been on FM for 10 weeks now and it’s been a tremendous experience getting to know our community better & sharing your stories. Please continue to tune in every day in June on 94.6FM and online.
A big thank you to everyone who got involved in our radio initiative! Last week ELFM delivered lots of radios to those living without internet access. In total, we raised a staggering £445 in a week.
ELFM surprised Marina (on the right) on her birthday; she was delighted to receive messages from loved ones via our show through her new vintage radio. Anne (on the left) loves listening to our Sunday Service and received a radio from Fall Into Place Theatre. Anne had her own radio for over thirty years and really appreciated the upgrade!
The donation page is still up and running: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/elfmradios
We are just £5 away from our target. If you know someone who would benefit from the gift of a radio, then please get in touch.
Tel: 0113 22 55944
Text: 60066 (start your message with ELFM)
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to our main broadcast show Keeping a Distance, Staying Close then tune into 94.6 FM or head to our website: elfm.co.uk. Catch up on local news, community conversations and numerous strands of entertainment.
Scroll down for some important updates.
Take care and stay safe,
The Chapel FM Team
Chapel FM York Road Leeds LS14 6JB
Tel 0113 22 55 944
The Renovation Has Started!
Exciting news – the building works have started!
The purchase of the adjacent Church Hall has allowed us to expanded our venue. The increased size of the new building will provide more space to enable us to be more responsive to the needs of our community. The new venue will be more adaptable for workshops, classes, rehearsals and performances.
Of course, Covid-19 has given us a few barriers to overcome but the contractors are now on-site and everything is going ahead as planned. Watch this space…
Keeping a Distance, Staying Close
From community chats to your local shopping info, join us Monday to Friday 10:00 am -1:00 pm for our main broadcast Keeping a Distance, Staying Close.
Shoutouts, birthday dedications and song requests are all welcome!
Here’s some more information about the type of content we have available:
Join Catherine Hollingworth as she talks with community members across East Leeds.
From the Potting Shed
Our very own Adrian Sinclair talks gardening tips with his fellow allotment pals. Tune in for some weekly veg talk!
Talking to the Wider World
East Leeds FM’s daily conversation with people all around the planet about life during the coronavirus pandemic.
ELFM’s Geographer at Large
Rachael Unsworth brings you news from the streets of Leeds and gives you interesting snippets about the city’s history.
Are you a local resident with a story to tell? Fancy getting involved? Please get in touch on 0113 22 55 944 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wordybirds & More
If you are a Wordybird, scribbler, poet or storyteller then ELFM has so much to offer.
Love the Words goes out every Tuesday from 5.30-7.30pm, followed by The Deli at 7.30 pm and of course two Wordybirds every day as part of our regular broadcast 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
There have never been so many writers featured in ELFM’s programming. Get your literature fix – listen live or on catch up.
The Northern School for Creativity and Activism has been keeping busy during lockdown. The UNION 19 graduates have been meeting regularly on Zoom, as well as starting a radio broadcast on select Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm. The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped their creativity and ideas. Check out their work here.
So what is UNION?
Heads Together received initial funding to pilot the idea of a sector-based training programme for community artists and social activists across the north of England. It began with a year-long programme in 2019 for 20 early-career artists and activists. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has recently awarded Heads Together Productions additional funding to be able to continue their work with UNION participants during the Covid-19 pandemic. UNION will be developing ideas for further opportunities to support early-career community artists and activists.
To find out more, head to the website: https://unionarts.org.uk/what-union-is-all-about/
Message from Katie Dye, David Jenkins and Paul Drinkwater, Labour Councillors for Killingbeck and Seacroft.