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Sign up now for south Leeds ‘Junk Food’ scheme

Sign up now for south Leeds ‘Junk Food’ scheme

Acclaimed Leeds charity ‘The Real Junk Food Project’ (TRJFP) are set to establish a year-round ‘freegan’ box scheme in Beeston, which will see good quality ‘junk’ food delivered into the community each week – and they are now calling for local people to sign up to make it happen. This will give south Leeds residents […]

Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

This week (Tuesday 11 September) saw the latest quarterly Holbeck Residents Forum, with discussion and presentations on a range of local projects – but the gathering was overshadowed by ongoing local anger about the ‘Managed Approach’, the sex work tolerance zone that lies just outside the community. The meeting – attended by over 80 residents […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
BasementArtsProject | Beeston. New York. Venice | est. 2011

BasementArtsProject | Beeston. New York. Venice | est. 2011

Even here in landlocked Leeds, almost at the mid-point of the country between East and West, it is hard to shake off the sense of what it means to be an island nation. Whether born and brought up in Leeds, or hailing from coastal areas like myself and September’s artist at BasementArtsProject, it is impossible […]

By September 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Free new arts programme for over 50s in Beeston

Free new arts programme for over 50s in Beeston

Next month (September 2018) sees the launch of a new free community programme, for people aged 50+ in south Leeds to have a go at different forms of creative art and music. The project – called the ‘Togetherness Project’ – is being run by acclaimed arts charity Purple Patch. It is aimed at older people of […]

By August 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Storm brewing for up-and-coming south Leeds band

Storm brewing for up-and-coming south Leeds band

This coming weekend sees ‘Sounds Like A Storm’ – a young indie band, with their roots very firmly in south Leeds – going up a gear, performing to thousands at the major Leeds and Reading Festival. South Leeds Life caught up with them at Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck, to find out what’s going on. […]

By August 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Park and Ride campaigners call public meeting this week

Park and Ride campaigners call public meeting this week

The Stop the Stourton Park and Ride campaign continues – and we’re holding a public meeting this coming Thursday (23 August 2018; details below) for other residents to come and find out more, and to get involved. We wanted to work with the councillors (from both Hunslet and Riverside, and Middleton Park), on this and […]

Free community camping event returns – sign up now!

Free community camping event returns – sign up now!

The annual South Leeds Community Camp event is back again, overnight on Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 September in Middleton Park – and is open for bookings! This free family event each year (it’s now in its fifth year) sees dozens of local people from across the south Leeds communities camping together in the majestic […]

By August 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
New south Leeds novel ‘Smithy Is’ out now

New south Leeds novel ‘Smithy Is’ out now

A new novel – called ‘Smithy Is’ – is hitting the shelves in bookshops across the country, depicting the gritty reality of growing up in south Leeds in the 1960s. This “insightful and hard hitting” book follows the path of teenage Smithy as he grows into adulthood, experiencing and witnessing the full range of life […]

Art Life: South of the River | Material Environments Review

Art Life: South of the River | Material Environments Review

Material Environments, the current exhibition at The Tetley, is an experimental exhibition with five artists whose work addresses physical and psychological change. Utilising a wide range of methods and materials the artworks address subjects such as botany, chemical science, architecture, music and social media with a healthy sprinkling of pop culture references. “I’m so happy […]

CCTV cameras offer reassurance to Beeston residents

CCTV cameras offer reassurance to Beeston residents

New CCTV cameras have been installed at various sites across Beeston thanks to funding from local Councillors Adam Ogilvie, Angela Gabriel, David Congreve, Elizabeth Nash, Mohammed Iqbal and Patrick Davey. The new cameras are located near the pavilion in Cross Flatts Park, at the lower end of the Park towards Maud Avenue and near the […]

By December 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →