South Leeds Roundup: Bands, blogs, bikes, barns and more bands


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

Celtarabia 02Call me biased, but I’m going to start this Roundup with coverage of Saturday’s Beeston Festival. The festival’s website has a photo slideshow and a collection of Tweets from the day which gives a great sense of instant feedback. Hunslet Hawks reported on their involvement with the Beeston Broncos rugby match at the festival, local community TV channel Emaan TV posted a video and Yorkshire Evening Post had a report too. The photo of Celtarabia was taken by Paul Bullivant.

The YEP has been busy in South Leeds this week. They report on pupils at Broomfield SILC in Belle Isle creating a mosaic for the school, as well as the tragic death of a toddler also in Belle Isle. Finally they report on DAZL’s young dancers latest successes.

Community journalist and fiend of South Leeds Life, John Baron has written an interesting analysis of the launch of our newspaper on his Leeds Bloggers website.

Hunslet St Mary’s primary school have blogged their June Newsletter. All the key dates for the rest of the summer term including sports day, Year 6 residential and celebration events.

If you’re like me, the weights section of the gym is a mysterious area inhabited by ‘macho’ types. In her Rosietints blog, local blogger Debs Davies explains all in an aptly titled post ‘It’s A Man’s World’.

Ewan Mitchell is another local blogger. His latest project to link up with other food bloggers and cook food from all the different countries playing in the World Cup. Catch up on Tonight’s Menu. Ewan has drawn Group E: Ecuador, France, Honduras and Switzerland.

The Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team report on how ‘Bobbies on Bikes’ have been clamping down on anti-social behaviour in areas such as Belle Isle, Middleton Woods, The Clearings, John Charles Centre for Sport and Cottingley.

The Festival of Archaeology is coming soon and Friends of Stank Hall Barn are advertising an open day when you will be able to see inside this hidden gem of South Leeds. You can also see how some of them dressed up in period costume at Beeston Festival.

Over in Belle Isle at BITMOs GATE they have plans for a walking group and special guest at Belle Isle Gala, meanwhile their Tasty Tuesday’s are going from strength to strength.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club have a race night on Saturday and wrestling coming up on 28 June.

The Leeds Waterfront Festival (28 and 29 June) is shaping up. You can find out about the busking area, join the Mermaids and Pirates ‘splash mob’ or find out about the food served by Camp Cooks.

You can find lots of photos of last week’s Vintage Fair on SLATE’s Facebook page.

Friends of Middleton Park are looking for a few more volunteers to help them with their summer programme. This week it’s the Middleton Festival of Dance, whilst on Saturday the Council are running a Family Sports Day in the park.

And finally, over in Beeston, Friends of Cross Flatts Park start their Bands in the Park season on Sunday with Alligator Gumbo’s New Orleans jazz.