South Leeds Roundup: Mosaics, Motivations and a Mistle Thrush

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter.

We start this week down in Holbeck. Bath Road isn’t the most beautiful street in South Leeds, but Slung Low Theatre is doing its best to improve things. The latest addition is a beautiful mosaic made by the good people at Genesis Leeds.

Bath Road Mosaic

The SLATE volunteers moved on from last week’s negativity to some inspirational upcycling. Keep up to date with their progress on the blog Arts That Care. The volunteers were also winners at the Tenfold Awards – congratulations.

Not strictly South Leeds, but the US based blog Nonprofit Tech 2.0 has a useful piece for charities and community groups looking for ideas for articles for their websites and blogs.

Fitness blogger Debs Davies has another interesting post about body images and the fitness industry and in particular her fear of wearing shorts. Read it on her Rosietints blog.

Two posts this week from that other fitness blogger Ewan Mitchell. You can read his experience of the Hull 10k race and another PB (personal best), or find out what motivated him to become a run leader with the South Leeds Lakers. Both are on his Run Sancho Run blog.

The Leeds Guardian reports on Councillors’ views on the Tower Works plans in Holbeck when they were presented to the Plans Panel last week.

Lensa has some interesting reflections on three years of parenthood and the help she finds from her religion. You read about it on her The Sojourner’s Musings blog.

You can find out what The South Leeds Academy’s Student Leadership Team have been up to on the school’s website.

The Community garden is really taking shape at Stank Hall Barn as the Friends group were helped by volunteers from O2 this week. The day was topped off by some positive funding news.

Here’s an early heads up that Breeze On Tour will be coming to Cross Flatts Park in Beeston on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August.

There are some very tempting photos ahead of Saturday’s craft fair at Beeston Parish Centre.

And finally, a mistle thrush has made its nest and raised its young in a traffic light on the Ring road in Beeston. The Daily Mail picked up the story and have published some super photos by Paul Green.