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ssue 492, 29 September 2003
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An exhibition of work by Dorothy Bradford, official artist to the Leeds Pianoforte Competition in 1975, is on show in the foyer of the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall and the school of music. Bradford’s paintings are energetic, colourful images of musicians at work, which capture both the movement of the artists and music itself. Her life and work is the subject of a recent book by Mary Sara, which can be purchased from the school of music. Pictured is ‘Double Bass’, an oil on canvas from 2001. The exhibition runs until October 31.

Picture reproduced by kind permission of Dorothy Bradford ©

Anything to build?
Minor works bids – for schemes up to £50,000 – should be submitted now for consideration on Nov 25. There will be two more allocations during the 2003-04 session: Feb 11 and April 28. Application deadlines are Dec 5 and Feb 27 respectively. Estates will fund up to 50% of the cost. Further information from Jane Freer on ext 35995 or email e.j.freer@ leeds.ac.uk For further information see the .pdf at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/pages/ 07_down/minor_wk.pdf

Picture this
Staff and students at the University can capture the new academic year on film and enter the centenary photo competition. The theme is 'The University today' and prizes of £500 each will be awarded to the winners of the student and staff categories. There will be four runners-up prizes of £100 (two in each category). Digital, print or slides need to be taken on or after the 1 January 2003. Submit your entry to the press office, room 12.67 in EC Stoner building. Rules and entry forms at www.leeds.ac.uk/centenary/photocomp

Concert rarity
The rarely heard Concertino for horn and strings by Lars-Erik Larsson will be performed by Charlotte Lines with the Sinfonia of Leeds, at a concert at the Great Hall on October 26. The programme will include Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 (£7 conc) at the city centre box office (0113 224 3801/2) or online at reservations@sinfoniaofleeds.org.uk

Support required
An ancillary staff member is needed to sit on the support staff advisory group. The group meets three times a year to discuss matters of concern for support staff. For details, contact Joanne Poulter in HR on ext 34144 email j.e.poulter@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Bargains on offer
A free CD is on offer to all customers at the first Bistro Records sale on October 3. Bargain CDs start at £1. Bistro Records (formerly the FUAM record shop) stocks a wide range of new classical music CDs at discount prices, plus a small selection of jazz CDs. CDs can also be supplied to order. The shop is in the café bar bistro on level 9 of the SCR building, and opens 12-3pm every Friday during term-time. Bistro Books opens at the same time, on level 10, offering new books at half-price and second-hand books starting at just 25p
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Senior promotions
Lecturers who wish to be considered for promotion to senior lecturer from 1 August 2004 can now apply. Details are available from Joanne Poulter (34144) in HR. The deadline for applications is November 10. Information at www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/information

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