Bake off, walking group and exhibition brings community together at Bramley Baths

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Edwardian Grade II Listed Bramley Baths is at the heart of the community.

Budding Bramley bakers are set to make a splash at a special Bramley Baths bakeoff event next week.

The event is one of several community events and activities aiming to bring the community together at Bramley Baths – and also highlight volunteering opportunities at the community led facility.

The Great Bramley Bake Off will run for local ‘masterchefs’ on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

Drop your baked goods between 9.30am to 10am, ready for judges at 10am. For those wanting to enjoy some amazing home-cooked delights with a cuppa, make your way to the Baths for 10.30am.

Walking group

Bramley Baths’ first walking group will be taking place on Wednesday, 5 June. Departing from the Baths at 6pm the walk will be local and take around one hour.

Led by volunteer walking group leaders Angela and Michael, the walk is suitable for all abilities and everyone is welcome. The group leaders are fully qualified, first aid trained and there to support the group. Their walks are designed for people to get active, enjoy the outdoors and meet new people.

No need to book, just turn up! For more information, contact Nick via reception on 0113 256 0749 or e-mail volunteer@bramleybaths.com.

And Treading Water, an exhibition by Josh Pedley-Cook, will run at Bramley Baths from 13-20 June 2024.

Josh learned to swim at the Baths, and his exhibition will run from 10am-4pm weekdays, and 10am-3pm weekends. And an exhibition celebration event will run on 15 June, 1-3pm. Everyone welcome.

The Baths are partnering with Pyramid of Arts for the exhibition. A Pyramid spokesperson said: “Pyramid are so excited to be partnering with Bramley Baths to host Pyramid artist Josh’s first -ver solo exhibition, Treading Water

“As well as being an artist at Pyramid Josh is also a member of the Leeds Waterpolo team. Waterpolo has helped him to build his confidence and socialise with new people.

“He is a passionate advocate for the mental health benefits of swimming and loves spending time in the water. Josh hopes his exhibition will inspire other people to get swimming.”

The Baths are 120 years old in October and volunteer co-ordinator Nick Lalvani added: “This is a special year for us and we are trying new events and activities as a result.”

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