News In Brief: Half Term activities


Fun at the library

Library Beeston's Beastly BallBeeston Library is to host two Hallowe’en events.  Beeston’s Beastly Ball, on Thursday 31 October from 3-4pm, will feature “All things ghostly! Fangtastic Fancy Dress, badge making, spooky crafts, slime and a Scary Skeleton!” with prizes for the best costumes.

Then on Friday 1 November at 6pm there is a talk by local historian Linda Pierson. Linda will talk about her quest to find the whereabouts and details of The Gruesome Murder of Leonard Scurr in 1680. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the books and resources available to accompany your own research.

Don’t forget Opera North will be at Middleton Library for their Family Arts Festival on Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October.

Rugby News

Hunslet Hawks thanked all the people who took part in the HIST sponsored walk to Dewsbury in August. The total amount raised, which was a record, was just over £2,100 and this was a magnificent effort by all concerned. The winner of the replica shirt for the individual raising the most money will be revealed at the launch night later in the year in early December.

In the meantime the Hawks are involved in the Rugby League World Cup Festival at South Leeds Academy on Saturday (26 October). As well as fun and games, the opening match between England and Australia will be shown on a giant 20m2 screen.

BITMO’s GATE week of events

BITMO open their new community facility on Friday and have a host of events running all next week. Download the programme here: BITMO’s GATE Programme

Asha Playscheme

Asha is running a playscheme on Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 October. Activities will include arts and crafts, Big Swing adventure playground and woodland fun at Roundhay Park. The scheme is open to children living in South Leeds aged 5-12 years of age. Places cost is £10 per child for the 3 days and are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

Asha also runs a homely preschool. Places are available in the preschool for any children in the local area who are over 3 years old who are eligible for nursery funding. For more information call 0113 270 4600, or drop in to 43 Stratford Street, Beeston.