South Leeds Roundup: Takeovers, plans and installations

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 at Leeds’ community TV channel MADE in Leeds (Channel 8 on Freeview). Pupils from Ingram Road Primary School in Holbeck took over the news programme on Tuesday (26 April). The Book It List arts and culture programme visited the school to get the backstory. If you missed it, you can use their catch up service to watch it.

Takeover TV

Speaking of takeovers, the Roller Girls Gang is taking over at The Works skate park on Saturday (30 April) for their first birthday party.

The summer festival season is almost upon us and Beeston Festival is urging people not to miss the chance to book a stall at the event. The festival is on 4 June, but stall bookings close on Friday 5 May.

Here’s a date for your diary, the HALO group at Beeston’s Hamara Centre will be marking Learning Disability Week with an open event on Wednesday 22 June 10am-2:30pm.

There will be a debate about progress on the Beeston Neighbourhood Plan at the next meeting of the Beeston Community Forum. Please note that the meeting will be on 12 May rather than the usual first Thursday to avoid a clash with polling day.

A new exhibition opens this week at The Tetley art gallery in Hunslet. No Quiet Place uses sound and mixed media installations. Sounds interesting!

If you’re at a loose end on Bank Holiday Monday, Cottingley Community Centre will be open for children’s activities. They will all be hosting a pop up One Stop Shop for Council services every fortnight.

There will be a charity football match on Cross Flatts Park on Sunday, followed by a party at The Broadway pub. The event has been organised in memory of Tracey Clark who died recently of cancer, proceeds will go to Wheatfields Hospice.

Calling all mermaids, sailors and pirates, the Leeds Waterfront Festival is recruiting for a Splash Mob.

If you’ve never seen inside the 15th century timber framed Stank Hall Barn, get down on Sunday (12-4pm) when The Friends will be opening it for a Medieval May Day.