South Leeds Roundup: From Parliament to Parks


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

Tony Benn Flowers ParliamentIt’s not strictly a South Leeds story, but we start this week with Hilary Benn MP. He has posted the speech he gave in Parliament paying tribute to his father Tony Benn who died recently.

A citywide institution with its home in South Leeds is in trouble. Leeds United’s takeover by Massimo Cellino has been blocked and once again the fans want to know what’s going on. The Leeds Guardian has the story from the Leeds United Supporters Trust.

There’s lots going on at The Hunslet Club. As well as their Hunslet’s Got Talent night on 5 April, they are recruiting an Administrative Assistant – the closing date is 7 April.

Don’t forget that Middleton Railway’s train services start again this weekend (29 March 2014). You’ll find all the details on their website.

If you want a stall at Beeston Festival on 14 June, get over to their website where you can download the stall booking form.

There’s an interesting blog post on the Skelton Grange Environment Centre about how they manage their woodland through the winter.

There are lots of children’s (and adults’) activities coming up over Easter at The Tetley, South Leeds’ own contemporary art space.

Students from Leeds College of Art recently made a film about the work of local charity SLATE who run the feel good furniture shop and the feel good cafe. Now they’ve posted it on their Facebook page.

The Council’s Parks & Countryside service have published Out And About – a guide to events and activities taking place in Leeds Parks this summer. The guide includes Middleton Park and Cross Flatts Park and lots more.

And finally there’s a preview of the Ludus Festival Leeds on The Cluture Vulture blog. Ludus is a festival that seems to mix art with play and it’s coming to Beeston’s Cross Flatts Park. We’ll have our own preview of the Life Boat installation soon.