South Leeds Roundup: Doors, detectives and drones

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

DoorWe start this week with the SLATE arts project. Have you ever slammed a door in anger? The volunteers at SLATE have been discussing this as part of their art project, you can read more about it on their Arts That Care blog and see the resulting artwork.

Skin Like Silver is Chris Nickson’s new novel. It’s another historical detective story, this time set in 1891 and featuring Inspector Tom Harper. Set in Leeds, the first chapter includes a visit to the mortuary under Hunslet Lane police station. You will have to wait until December to read the rest of it.

Beeston runner Ewan Mitchell has written a very honest piece on the theme ‘not every run can be a good run’. We particularly like his description of running along Kirkstall Road: “a featureless stretch of tedious tarmac that has the ability to sap the strength from my legs.”

The Hamara Centre in Beeston has teamed up with Yorkshire Cricket to organise the T10 cricket competition which will see 16 teams battle it out for place in the final at Headingley.

Health For All have been successful in securing funding for the Sangam Forum for Hindu and Sikh elders; and for new walking groups. A staff member Carol-Ann Reed from the The Bridge in Holbeck won employee of the year award at the recent Tenfold Leeds Learning Disability Awards.

The visit of ITV’s Calendar to Park View Primary Academy last week is covered on their blog. They were also busy tweeting their excellent SATs results.

Middleton Railway have welcomed three steam engines home to Hunslet for their celebration of 150 years of engine making at the famous works. The fun lasts all weekend with the Balm Road line operating, models and exhibitions. Not to be missed.

Skegness was the destination this week for service users and volunteers from the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust. The fun included getting lost, caught in the rain, eating fish and chips, going to the pub, enjoying the sunshine and eating ice cream. Yep, sounds like Skeggy!

On a similar theme, Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston is taking bookings for a family trip to Filey in early September. Their summer playscheme is filling up fast too.

New changing facilities are taking shape next to the new Lane End Primary School on the site of South Leeds Sports Centre, report the Beeston Broncos.

Kate, Helen and Rachel from The Shine Project ran the Leeds 10K on Sunday to raise funds for the project and successfully beat their £1,000 target. Well done!

The small children’s play area in Cross Flatts Park has been given a makeover by Beeston In Bloom thanks to a Comic Relief grant.

Meanwhile Holbeck In Bloom have overseen the installation of finger posts, interpretation boards and planting to make the walk into town more pleasant.

And finally, the latest exhibition at Beeston’s Basement Arts Project, ‘Counterplay’, was photographed by a remote-controlled drone. We kid you not.

One Reply to “South Leeds Roundup: Doors, detectives and drones”

  1. Can I just add that Save our Beeston has nearly 2000 people on our FB page and recently we raised £350 in less than 3 hours to buy a kit for Beeston Juniors for their growing number of teams . Further to that we have helped in getting 4 more sponsored kits to help out plus a further £1000 in money raised in a sponsored walk to make the future bright for this local community group . Cant believe you missed this one Jeremy

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