South Leeds Roundup: Farms, fayres and fun

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

Belle Isle Farm FunWe start this week in Belle Isle at the Family Centre, where there’s a host of summer fun to be had. It starts on Friday (5 August) with a parent and toddler (and older siblings) drop in, then there’s a movie night and farm fun at the end of the month.

Year 9 students at The South Leeds Academy have completed a mentoring course culminating in a behind-the-scenes tour of the First Direct Arena.

The Three’s Harmony singing group visited the Cop Shop Memory Café last week leading the singing of a few old favourites.

Are you still trying to decide on your holiday reading? This week’s Librarian’s choice on Leeds Reads is from Joanne, who works in our neck of the woods.

At the risk of being accused of navel gazing, can we point you to an article in the excellent West Leeds Dispatch about a recent conference we were unable to attend. South Leeds Life is one of growing number of ‘hyperlocal’ community news platforms around the country, the conference debated setting up a representative body for papers like ours.

Backstage crew are still needed for the Hunslet Club’s Christmas pantomime, so if you fancy being involved but don’t want to be in the spotlight – get in touch.

South Leeds Live at Home are holding their summer fayre on Saturday (6 August) at their base at St Andrew’s community centre on Cardinal Road in Beeston.

There were a few hiccups planning the Asha summer playscheme in Beeston this year, but it’s now all in place so check out the details and book your place! They are also running a family trip to Scarborough.

And finally, 11-16 year old girls should definitely check out The Shine Project’s Summer Sessions which include beach trips, sports and nail bar drop ins.

We are taking a summer break, but the Roundup will be back in September.