South Leeds Roundup: From Asia to Zombies


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

"Journey to Angkor" by Tony Lathom
“Journey to Angkor” by Toby Lathom

Attention art lovers, there is an exhibition at Temple Works in Holbeck this weekend. “Journeys in Asia” by Toby Latham is previewed on The Culture Vulture blog by Emily Hughes: “For me the contrast of the vibrant, cultural pieces against the stark architecture at Temple Works really brings another dynamic to the exhibition.”

Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School are keeping the school community up to date on their blog, this week they published their first newsletter of term and an invitation to parents and carers to visit their children’s new classroom.

Lucy Potter works at Hunslet Moor Primary School, but is currently in New York learning about how our American cousins engage with and support families. She was awarded the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship earlier this year and is using her Lucylines blog to document her visit. She’s even posted photos of the Highline, which residents want to replicate on the Holbeck viaduct.

Over on the West Yorkshire Police website you can find out what the Off-Road Bikers have been up to lately. As well as patrolling our green spaces, they have helped in searches and handed out notices to bikers causing anti-social behaviour.

The Hamara Centre is promoting the Give A Gift charity which they are a partner … The charity aims to encourage the Muslim community to play a wider role in mainstream society. They are currently raising funds for Leeds Children’s Heart Unit and Martin House hospice. Their next event is a 5k run or walk in Roundhay Park on 6th October.

There’s an old joke about supermarkets being the place parents take their children to shout at them. Beeston blogger Ewan Mitchell redresses the balance in a thoughtful post on his Further Adventures of Dad blog. If you prefer his recipes, check out Tonght’s Menu instead.

Old Chapel rehearsal studios in Holbeck is the home of the Leeds Music Trust which helps young musicians find their way in the rock’n’roll world. They are building a new classroom on site and are burying a time capsule for future generations to discover.

Cottingley Hall TRAC are preparing for their Annual General Meeting next Wednesday and there’s a request for more seating amongst the greenery outside the flats. Any other suggestions, or issues?

Leeds South Foodbank announce that they will be opening on 4th October.

And finally, there’s always a lot going on down at the Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton. Next Friday (27 September) you’re invited to join the Green Team as they harvest fruit and press apples and make jam. On 12 October there will be a singing session and now they are promising a Zombie Apocalypse on 31 October and 1 November.