Friends unveil summer programme of events in Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park have unveiled their summer programme of events for 2023 and as usual it includes live music, dance, history walks, some Shakespeare and the Great Middleton Park Show.

Live music includes the Corpus Christi Band (4 June), Phoenix Brass Band (2 July), Wakefield Big Band (3 September) and The Friendly Band once again closing the season on Sunday 24 September.

Middleton Park will host the ward’s contribution to Leeds 2023 Year of Culture when the Friends welcome back the Balbir Singh dance company along with lots of local groups from Belle Isle and Middleton on 6 August.

A highlight for many will be Oddsocks Theatre’s return on Tuesday 11 July. This year they will be performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, but don’t worry about it being high brow. This is the Bard’s work retold as family-friendly pantomime.

Guided walks will reveal various aspects of the park through the summer. Recreation and Sport is the subject for the walk on Sunday 25 June. That’s followed by a Woodland and Nature walk (30 July), South Leeds Golf Course  which is now incorporated into the park (20 August) and finishing with The Brandlings and their Legacy including mining (17 September).

Other events include a fun Dog Show (11 June), a family picnic (27 August) and of course The Great Middleton Park Show (10 September). The show includes a craft and produce competion as well as stall, food, live music and dance and live animal displays.

All of the events take a lot of organising which is all done by volunteers. If you enjoy the events and would like to see them continue why not give up a little of your time to help? There are lots of different roles and you won’t be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with. To find out more contact Friends of Middleton Park by emailing

Full details of all the events can be found at:


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