South Leeds Roundup: Flags, fairs and fractious kids

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 on Lady Pit Lane in Beeston. The more observant of you might have noticed that the Sikh Gudwara (temple) has a new orange flag, or Nisham Sahib. This is very important to the Sikh faith and a special ceremony was held last Saturday.


Volunteers from SLATE went down to Holbeck to help Slung Low trim up the Holbeck Underground Ballroom (HUB) in their home under the viaduct arches.

Local covers band Big Mouth will be playing a gig at the Phoenix Bar at South Leeds Stadium on Saturday (26 November), put on by Hunslet RLFC.

Middleton-based child bereavement charity Charlies Angel Centre are holding a special Christmas memorial family service of remembrance on 15 December.

There’s a Christmas Fair on Saturday (26 November) at Cottingley Community Centre, featuring cakes, games, crafts, pound stall and refreshments. The raffle has some amazing prizes and guess the name of the giant bunny. Plus the DAZL dancers will be providing the entertainment.

Oh yes they are! Asha Neighbourhood Project are taking a party of children to the panto at the Carriageworks Theatre in town. They are also holding their 30th Annual General meeting next Wednesday (30 November).

Crafters have been making fabric pomanders this week at the regular Wednesday morning Beeston Craft Café at the Church of the Nazarene on Hunslet Hall Road.

There’s been more crafting going on at The Shine Project, whose Year 7-9 group on a Tuesday has been busy. Shine have also set up a lunchtime drop in session at The South Leeds Academy on a Tuesday.

A somewhat muddy cycle ride on Saturday around Middleton Park is celebrated in photos and video on the Leeds Bike Hub page.

Fancy a game of table tennis? Middleton Leisure Centre have tables that you can book. They also have tennis and football classes for children and a soft play area.

And finally, if you are worried about having fractious kids in the house by the end of Boxing Day, don’t worry The Works skate park is open on 27 December for their Christmas Jam.