South Leeds Roundup: Fungi, fairs and flat irons

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 with some mushrooms spotted growing in Beeston’s Cross Flatts Park. Perhaps these ‘Fun Guys’ were there to listen to East Steel, last Sunday’s Band In the Park. We hope they’re still around this Sunday (17 July) to join in the dancing with the Dr Reelgood Ceilidh Band, organised by the Friends of Cross Flatts Park.

Fun Guys

If you fancy some free tennis, get to the Tennis Centre at John Charles Centre this Saturday (16 July). There’s mini tennis, adult coaching and free play. Make sure you book your place.

The Shine Nail Bar has a new zingy website and to celebrate they are offering 20% off if you book your appointment online.

With games at just 50p a go can you afford to miss Cottingley Community Centre’s summer fair on Saturday 13 August from 11am?

Are looking forward to the new football season? They are down at the Old Peacock on Elland Road, if only to help forget Leeds United’s last season. Catch up with their blog.

Speaking of the Peacock, they helped raise £197 for the Linus Harrison appeal, by selling raffle tickets for a signed Leeds United shirt donated by Michael Carden.

They are having a Victorian Gala down at Middleton Railway this weekend. Victorian steam engines will be running services on Friday afternoon as well as Saturday and Sunday.

It’s last call for panto auditions (oh yes it is!) down at The Hunslet Club. If you want to me in Peter Pan at Christmas book your audition by tomorrow (Thursday 14 July). Bookings are also open for the club’s Football Camp at the beginning of August.

Some lovely photos from the recent Holbeck Gala have been posted on the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team page. They also have news of the arrest and imprisoning of a car thief and arrest of an suspected drug dealer. Good work team!

Hunslet Moor will be the venue for fun activities including making clay hedgehogs, bike fixing, den building and tug of war. It’s free but organisers hope you’ll join the litter pick of the moor first.

You may remember that our own Lucy Potter visited Brazil last year to find out about their Baby Week. Well she’s brought the concept back to Leeds and it will be happening here in September. Read more about it on Lucy’s blog: Lucylines.

And finally, as you come south over Leeds Bridge you pass the Adelphi pub and then an interesting triangular building, that looks a bit like New York’s famous ‘Flat Iron’ building. If you want to find out more about this bit of South Leeds history and its role as a People’s Café, do take a look at the Secret Library blog.