South Leeds Roundup: Bulbs, Barns and Brides

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

Asha bulbsWe start this week in Beeston, where the Asha Neighbourhood Project  is preparing to mark their 30th anniversary next year. They’ve been out planting daffodil bulbs in resident’s gardens on Stratford Street where they’re based, ready for the celebrations.

The Recall of MPs bill is currently going through Parliament. If you want to know what your MP thinks about it do read Hilary Benn’s thoughtful discussion of the issues on his blog.

Our Hannah Reid discusses how we present ourselves on her Wondering The World blog. The difference of being invited on the spur of the moment into a ‘real’ kitchen complete with the mess of everyday life, versus the organised and sanitised pre-planned and prepared invitation. We’re afraid it’s always ‘real’ round at South Leeds Life towers!

The Friends of Stank Hall Barn have been to see pictures held by the Thoresby (Leeds History) Society and they discuss Major Greathead’s Chapel – actually a courthouse – at the top end of the barn.

West Yorkshire Police have published a South Leeds Newsletter, which includes details of our Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team as well as lots of good security advice to help you stay safe.

The Hamara Centre has got together with the Leeds Muslim Youth Forum to present an Interfaith Fair on Wednesday 19 November. The event aims to celebrate diversity and showcase the work faith groups do with community of Leeds and this year’s theme is Faith inspired initiatives.

There are lots of Halloween events taking place including ghosts and ghouls at Middleton Railway on Saturday and Sunday; parties at the Hunslet Club on Friday and Holbeck Working Men’s Club on Saturday; and daytime fun organised by Groundwork at Cottingley on Thursday. Details are available on our Events Calendar.

The team at Skelton Grange Environment Centre are having particular fun in the lead up to their Halloween events. On their Facebook page they’ve been posting updates from the ‘Skelton Research Centre’ where an experimental virus seems to have got out of the lab. The weather forecast predicts a ‘29% of a zombie apocalypse’.

There are lots of great photos from the Hunslet Club’s half term activities. Whilst Leeds Parks & Countryside have posted pictures of the Wild Art created in Middleton Park this week.

SLATE will be holding their Feel Good Christmas Fun day at Hillside on Saturday 29 November. All sorts of interesting craft stalls have already been booked, they’ll be serving Christmas dinner in the café and there will be prizes for most Christmassy Kid and the Awful Adult Jumper.

The Council’s Inner South Community Committee remind you that applications for secondary schools have to be submitted by Friday (31 October 2014).

And finally, there’s a video of children from Windmill Primary School  in Belle Isle joining with the chorus of Opera North to sing from The Bartered Bride over on the Yorkshire Evening Post website.