South Leeds Roundup: Panto, parkcour and crossing patrols

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. And if it looks a bit thin this week it’s because we struggled to find much news that we hadn’t already covered, or are working up into full articles – so watch this space!

Is it too soon to start talking about Christmas? We start this week with the St Andrew’s Pantomime Group have announced that this year’s production will be Aladdin. Tickets are on sale now, oh yes they are!


On the subject of Christmas, Middleton Railway are taking bookings for their Santa Specials. Remember, if you want to get on one of the Christmas Eve trains, you need to book early!

Before that we’ve got Halloween and The Works Skate Park have announced their Halloween Jam (it’s an event rather than a preserve) will take place on Saturday 29 October, 10am-7pm.

Beeston Festival has published its annual report and accounts. Next year’s festival will be on 15 July 2017.

Kate and Hannah from The Shine Project are volunteering their Shine skills working with young women in Zambia this week.

If you’re interested in Parkour or gymnastic cheerleading you should check the new timetable down at Level Up Academy in Beeston.

If you wondered what DAZL get up to at their weekly classes, check out this video that Cottingley Community Centre have posted.

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club has revamped its website, which now links seamlessly to Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you’ve been past the ground recently and are worried about where the grass has gone, fear not. The club are re-levelling the outfield ready for next season.

Here’s a date for your diary, Saturday 8 October is Open Day down at Skelton Grange Environment Centre with everything from willow weaving to spoon carving to campfire cooking.

And finally, three things we learned from Save Our Beeston this week: Deborah Chapman, the crossing patrol at Beeston Primary will be wearing green wellies as part of her support for the NSPCC’s Go green for Halloween fundraising drive; meanwhile New Bewerley community School have a vacancy for a crossing patrol person; and the Beaver group at St Andrew’s are looking for donations of old toys for their stall ahead of the Autumn Fair on 22 October.