South Leeds Roundup: Films, Fitness and Flute Skywalker

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

We start this week down at Leeds Dock where Sneaky Experience are bringing two special Pulp Fiction nights on 21 and 22 November. They’ll be recreating Jack Rabbit Slims with live music food and dancing. As well as showing the film of course.


Fish and chips, football and beer drinking (1914 style) were all part of the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery’s Remembrance walk last Sunday, according to a very interesting report on their blog.

Two posts to report from the libraries’ Leeds Reads blog this week. The first is about e-books which you can download to a Kindle, iPad or other tablet. The libraries now have over 4,000 titles which can be borrowed by downloading from their website.. The second highlights craft books that might be interesting if your thinking of making your own gifts or decorations for Christmas.

Speaking of crafts, The Tetley is running festive craft workshops each Saturday in the run up to Christmas. They will also be celebrating their first anniversary with a ‘3-D light projection’ onto the front of the building on Saturday 29 November.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Neil Hudson took a trip down to Holbeck to visit Groundwork’s Men In Sheds project.

One for the runners amongst you – Ewan Mitchell looks forward to Sunday’s Abbey Dash 10km race on his blog Run Sancho Run.

The Beeston Broncos junior rugby league club are combining fundraising and fitness by getting their players to do a sponsored 5k run as part of this Saturday’s Cross Flatts Parkrun. You can cheer them on from 9am, or donate online here:

The good folks at Beeston Parish Centre are holding a Family Fun Night on Saturday (15 November). There will be quizzes, dancing, a bar, children’s and adults raffles and free entry. And following that they are running fitness classes on Sunday afternoons.

Children aged 18 months to 4 years can get fit at Building Blocks on Thursday mornings at Multi-Skills 4 Tots. This is the latest partnership activity delivered by the Hunslet Club.

Meanwhile the Inner South Community Committee remind you that if you have a child born between September 2010 and August 2011 you need to apply for a place at primary school by 15 January 2015.

If you’re strapped for cash and looking for free entertainments this weekend get yourself down to the Holbeck Underground ballroom, home to Slung Low Theatre.

The Leeds Young Archaeologists will be out again on Saturday (15 November). If you’re 8-16 years, get along to Middleton Park Visitor Centre at 10am.

Following on from our coverage of the Spotted Cow, Friends of Stank Hall Barn point out that The Imperial on Cemetery Road is due to be turned into an HMO (house in multiple occupation).

And finally, Flute Skywalker, Harp Vader, Oboe-Wan and Horn Solo appeared on the South Leeds Music Centre’s timeline advertising something called Film Composers United. Well it made us giggle.