South Leeds Roundup: Robots, Zip Wires and Model Mania


Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. It seems to have been a quiet week on the web, we can’t even stretch to an alliterative headline.

Hamara robotsNever mind, we start this week at the Hamara Centre’s Supplementary School, which was invaded by robots last weekend according to a report on their website. It was all part of Playful Leeds’ ‘March of the Robots’ year-long project. Hamara also has news of a new girls group called AsSister and updated information about activities for older people.

Our own Lucy Potter has posted about her zip wire challenge on her own Lucylines blog. She’s fundraising for the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, a very good cause. Watch out for a video report of Lucy’s day on South Leeds Life soon.

Don’t forget that it’s Middleton Railway’s Model Mania this weekend (18 and 19 October 2014). There will be model trains and boats as well as their popular ‘Driver for a Fiver’ offer. Click on special events and scroll down to October to find full details.

Game Time is a new regular indoor fun session for children aged 5-11 starting at Beeston Parish Centre on Thursday afternoons. They have also posted a family photo quiz – see if you can identify the Beeston landmarks.

Rumours that Antonio Banderas has been spotted in Beeston can be discounted, but St Andrew’s Pantomime Group will definitely be performing Puss In Boots in 2015. Apparently rehearsals are well under way, we can’t wait for January (oh yes we can!).

The Friends of Stank Hall Barn are holding an archaeology walk about on site on Sunday (19 October) at 11am.

We know lots of our readers view on an iPad (other tablets are available) so it’s good to see that BITMO are teaming up with the Library service to run a free iPad drop in session every Friday in November to help you get the most out of your tablet.

And finally, Middleton Elderly Aid had two great trips out this week, to Bury market and to the theatre to see Oh What A Lovely War. They’ve also posted some great photographs of Middleton in years gone by.