What’s happening at BITMOs GATE in December 2015

What’s Happening At BITMOs GATE In December 2015.

Each month we have a range of activities, events and courses available for free at BITMOs GATE, which is the resource centre next to Belle Isle TMO’s housing office on Belle Isle Road.

Here are some of the things happening in December.


Our computers are available to use for free between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays. We also have Wi-Fi if you’d prefer to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.


Health Trainer.

Each Monday the GATE has appointments available. Katie will provide up to 8 confidential one-to-one sessions to help support and motivate you in achieving small goals to improve your health; this could be losing weight, starting to exercise, changing eating habits.

Call Katie on 07736 892101 or email Katie.smith@healthforall.org.uk for an appointment.


Julie’s Ancestry Online.Ancestry poster

Discover your family history and uncover relatives with help from Julie.

Mondays 10am to 12pm and 1pm till 3pm. Have a cuppa and share your Family tree on the big screen.

Learn  how  to paint water colours, Acrylics and oil painting with John.

1pm till 3pm 

Writing group.

Monday 14th December 5pm till 6.  Contact James on (0113) 378 2190 for more information.



Tasty Tuesdays.

In partnership with South Leeds Foodbank and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, BITMOs GATE serves a hot lunch – soup and a bread roll – every Tuesday 11.30am till 1pm… Tasty Tuesdays!


Talk Cash Wise.

Talk to Chris, our Financial Inclusion Officer, for help to get your finances in order, whether is worries or benefit checks. Book an appointment by calling 0113 3782190 or ask GATE staff.


cv4NEW Job club.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm till 4pm.

In partnership with the National Careers Service, BITMOs GATE aims to help you get on the path to employment! Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from James and Rachel on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.To book an appointment drop into the GATE or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk



Second Tuesday of each month 1pm to 3.30pm.

Carers Leeds & Mencap Parents Group.



Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you need help and advice to resolve a problem, you can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau at BITMOs GATE on Wednesday mornings. Appointments are required, please call 0113 378 2190 for more information.

Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm.

ken123Walk and  Talk 12pm till 1pm.

Come and have leisurely stroll for an hour with Ken and like minded people. Walks so far included Middleton Park, Cross Flats Park and a walk along the Canal near Thwaite Mills. Meet at The GATE, have a hot drink before and after our walk.




Guitar in the Community.

Free guitar lessons with John at the GATE. He’ll teach you how to read music and play chords for free in a friendly group setting.John and Guitar - Copy


Beginners Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Improvers Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm.



Black African Ladies Group ‘Aiwa’

Welcomes new members. The group meet at the GATE on Thursday mornings until early afternoon. For more information email aiwa.leeds@yahoo.co.uk



Breakfast club 2Happy Friday Breakfast Club.

Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast.

Fridays 9.30am to 11am.

Citizens Advice Bureau.

9am till 12pm


South Leeds Life- News Café.

Fridays 10am to 12pm.South Leeds Life Group May13

Come along and meet volunteers from South Leeds Life- one of the North’s largest blog sites.

Share your news, ask about writing a blog or get help with Facebook or Twitter.


Help to Stop Smoking.

Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.

Amy will support you to become smoke free. Come along, no appointment needed.


New this month.



Dance  Macabre and Le Gift on Tuesday 22nd December 7pm-8pm at BITMO GATE.

Come along and enjoy our FREE Christmas themed community Play.

Refreshments avaible. (Please note this event is not suitable for under 16s).

For more information about upcoming courses and events, please email GATE@belleisletmo.co.uk


BITMO Christmas Party on Saturday 12th December 12.30am till 4pm. At Belle Isle Club.


The gate will be closed  from Thursday 24 December to Monday 4th January.

Call 0113 378 2190 or text 07981 274 237 for more information


Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year from BITMO GATE and South Leeds Life.