South Leeds Roundup: Lights, lions and literacy

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 in town at Light Night last Friday, where the Hunslet Club dancers performed outside the Town Hall.

Hunslet Club Light Night 15

Beeston blogger Mike Wallis has been running again. And wearing glow sticks and eating ice cream. Catch up on his Backwards Lion blog.

Meanwhile John Cockburn is winding up his blog, What Can I Do About It? in favour of action in the real world. Or as he puts it “Blogging is passé. Even cats have blogs now.” John, if you change your mind South Leeds Life will publish you.

Helen reminds us that there’s more than one way to blog with her photo essay Things to be thankful for on her Hello From Me To You blog.

Flowerpots Day Nursery tell another story in photos, this time from dirt to dessert with crunchy carrots.

With the season coming to an end for Hunslet Warriors, supporters are asked to consider their vote for Supporters Player of the Year award.

The South Leeds Academy is holding a Literacy Festival on Monday 19 October from 5-7pm for Key Stage 3 pupils and parents.

A Grey Heron has been spotted by the Friends of Middleton Park. That’s all.

The Friends of Stank Hall Barn had an artist on site to interpret some of the stone carvings that have turned up during work on the community garden.

Who was the runner up in the Lloyds Bank Foundation National Change Champions award? It was only Leeds GATE, congratulations to all concerned!

As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team visited the Asian Men’s Pensioners Group at the Vale Circles Centre in Beeston #WeStandTogether

If you are between 6 and 25 years old and fancy a go at Cheerleading, Leeds Dynamite in Middleton are taking on new dancers.

And finally, if you’ve been wondering what Clubbercise is, Julie has the answer. Apparently it’s club anthems + dancing + disco lights + glowsticks. It sounds like a great way to get some exercise.