South Leeds Roundup: Eddie Waring and the Waterfront Festival


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

Eddie WaringLet’s start this week in Hawkshire with news that the Hunslet Hawks have partnered with Gibbs and Dandy Pudsey to fund the clubs important work in the community. They are also hosting Red Ladder Theatre’s play about rugby league commentator and It’s A Knockout legend, Eddie Waring next Thursday (22 May). Tickets for Playing The Joker are just £3.

With the announcement that Columbus’ ship the Santa Maria may have been found off Haiti, the Friends of Stank Hall Barn are examining the legend that the barn was built from timber left over from Columbus’ ships. Hmmmm…

The Friends also posted a link to this story about children at St Philips Primary School in Middleton getting to do some practical archaeology in the school grounds.

There’s a report from the first meeting of the newly elected Board of the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan on their website.

On the eve of the new Asda opening in Middleton, Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team have some timely advice for shoppers. Purse bells that alert you that someone is trying to remove your purse was a new one on us.

The Hunslet Club is advertising two jobs: a Sports Development Co-ordinator and a Marketing & Communications Manager.

The community down at H2010 in Hunslet are recruiting a team for the dragon boat races at Leeds Waterfront Festival on 28 June. We wonder if they’re planning some extra practice outside their front door?

Judging by the photos, the social enterprise Café Me’n’u in Beeston seems to have been overtaken by knitted animals.

SLATE is gearing up for their Fabulous Vintage Fair on 7 June. Latest announcements include giant Jenga and a pop up beauty salon. They also report changes to the Feel Good Café’s opening times – now 8am-3:30pm at Hillside.

Have you missed running on air? It’s South Leeds Community Radio’s own running show. Their beginners running sessions are on Tuesday lunchtimes and you can now catch up with the show via podcasts.

Beer of the week at Holbeck Working Men’s Club is from our own Leeds Brewery. The brewery also owns the Garden Gate in Hunslet. Whilst no re-opening date is forthcoming, decorators have been seen on the premises of this hidden gem of South Leeds.

And finally, are you a golfer? Support your local course and bag a bargain, there is an offer at Middleton Park Golf Course next week (19-25 May) just £9 a round.