South Leeds Roundup: A Fresh SLATE, Santa Specials and Sportsman’s Dinners

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

Slate relaunchWe start this week down in Hunslet at our favourite Feel Good Furniture Shop. Yes SLATE are marking their tenth anniversary and the makeover of their Hunslet shop. The Fresh SLATE relaunch party is on Saturday (10 October) 12-4pm.

If your not sure why Leeds is introducing 20mph zones across the city (Belle Isle and Middleton are in the next round) check out this post on the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

Our local community television channel MADE In Leeds went along to see The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery. You can watch the programme here and the Friends have blogged about the experience.

Speaking of MADE in Leeds, they visited Stank Hall Barn this week for the Book It List programme.

We think Helen in Beeston blogs as much for herself as her readers, but if we often find that her personal relections – this week about her mum and self confidence – ring bells with us. Have a read for yourself at Hello From Me To You.

Our own Lucy Potter has restarted her Lucy Lines blog to cover her work on bringing Brazil’s Baby Week to Leeds next year.

Lensa writes this week about struggling to remember the interesting thoughts she wants to put together about motherhood and guilt. Read about that mush-for-brains feeling on her Sojourner’s Musings blog.

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? Of course it is, but it isn’t too early to book your seats on the Santa Specials at Middleton Railway. They start on Saturday 5 December and run through to 24 December, but you must book in advance if you want to go on Christmas Eve.

A new exhibition launches at The Tetley on Thursday (8 October). The Feast Wagon looks at issues of nationality in a globalised world. The gallery also takes part in Light Night on Friday (9 October) and of course has the regular family art workshops on Saturdays.

You can pick up (or rather download) the latest Neighbourhood Policing newsletter.

Sticking with newsletters, the Inner South Community Committee have one out too. Find out which groups are getting funding from our local Councillors.

Another success over at The South Leeds Academy where student Leanne Ballance has won the under 16 section of the My Leeds In Focus photographic competition run by Leeds Community Foundation and the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Onto sports now and Hunslet Warriors are holding their 15th annual Sportman’s Dinner and Players Presentation Night on Friday 6 November at the Irish Centre.

Middleton Park FC have teamed up with the Leeds United Foundation to start Girls Football sessions at Middleton Leisure Centre. The first session is tonight (Wednesday 7 October) and then they will run every Thursday at 6pm.

Meanwhile Beeston Broncos are holding a rugby league taster session for boys and girls aged 5-7 on Friday (9 October) at 6pm. The session will be held at their base behind the new Lane End school and Ronnie The Rhino will in attendance.

And finally, Chris Edwards has written about his memories of growing up in Belle Isle in the 1950s and 60s on the History of Belle Isle website.



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