South Leeds Roundup: Hunslet, HUGO and the Hawks


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

Tetley 2It doesn’t matter whether you think you are an art lover or not, it’s big, it’s new and it’s on our patch so go down and enjoy yourself. The Tetley is opening on Friday and has a weekend of fun activities. The Tetley is a new art gallery for Leeds, located in the old brewery headquarters in Hunslet.

On a more irreverent note Phil Kirby takes a walk around that part of Hunslet over on The Culture Vulture blog in his inimitable style.

Another launch this week is the HUGO project (Helping you Get Online). If you’re not sure what it’s all about here a video clip of Sue Jennings at Leeds Federated Housing explaining everything. Plus you can watch a live stream of the launch event on Thursday (28 November).

The Old Chapel studios in Holbeck have some free studio time for young (16-18) bands. There will be half hour auditions to win your spot on 1 December.

Interesting debates over at Cottingley Hall TRAC. As well as reporting on a break in at Community Centre, Adele Bosworth points out the dangers of giving too much away on your Facebook posts – such as that you’ve done your Christmas shopping and your going out for the evening. It’s just what the burglars want to hear. On a happier note, they remind us that the Cottingley Christmas Fair is on this Saturday.

What’s the difference between “negotiated stopping” and “transit sites” asks Leeds GATE (Gipsy & Traveller Exchange) in an interesting article over on their website.

The Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team has updates from the most recent New Forest Village and Rosedales PACT (police and communities together) meetings.

Whilst we’re on policing matters, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports on a raid at Winston’s on Dewsbury Road, which they describe as a “massage parlour”.  I’m sure our readers will agree with Councillor Iqbal when he says “I’m glad that appropriate action has been taken”.

Beeston Parish Centre are advertising events including the Beeston Parish Christmas Fair on Saturday, the Beeston Christmas Lights switch on and the Lantern Festival in Cross Flatts Park on Friday 13 December.

Rugby fans, the Hunslet Hawks have announced their pre-season fixtures starting on New Year’s Day with a trip to Featherstone Rovers to compete for the Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club have introduced “proper” hand-pulled ale. It will change from week to week, but you can keep up with what’s on offer via their Facebook page.

And finally, The Hunslet Club seems to be winning everything these days – that includes the Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award of £3,000. They say thanks to the 5,371 people who voted for them on their Facebook page.