What’s Happening At BITMOs GATE In October 2015

What’s happening in BITMOs GATE In October 2015.

Each month we have a range of activities, events and courses available for free at BITMOs GATE, which is the new resource centre next to Belle Isle TMO’s housing office on Belle Isle Road.

Here are some of the things happening in October.


Our computers are available to use for free between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays. We also have Wi-Fi if you’d prefer to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.


Health Trainer

Each Monday the GATE has appointments available. Katie will provide up to 8 confidential one-to-one sessions to help support and motivate you in achieving small goals to improve your health; this could be losing weight, starting to exercise, changing eating habits. Call Katie on 07736 892101 or email Katie.smith@healthforall.org.uk for an appointment.

Computer Classes

Lessons for Beginners- Mondays from 9:30am.

Over 50’s classes – Mondays from 1:30pm.

Lessons for everyone- Wednesdays from 10am.


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Discover your family history and uncover relatives with help from Julie.

Mondays 10am to 12pm and 1pm till 3pm. Have a cuppa and share your tree on the big screen.



(New)   Learn  how  to paint water colours and oil paintingArt ClassWith John. 1-3pm.

(New) Writing group   6.30pm Contact James  on 0113 3782190 for more information. Next Writing group 23rd October. Time to follow.


Tasty Tuesdays.

In partnership with South Leeds Foodbank and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, BITMOs GATE serves a hot lunch – soup and a bread roll – every Tuesday 11.30am till 1pm… Tasty Tuesdays!

And….NEW for summer: Hot dogs served ALL DAY.

Talk Cash Wise.

Talk to Chris, our Financial Inclusion Officer, for help to get your finances in order, whether is worries or benefit checks. Book an appointment by calling 0113 3782190 or ask GATE staff.

Tuesdays 9am to 1pm.

NEW Job club. 

In partnership with the National Careers Service, BITMOs GATE aims to help you get on the path to employment! Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from James and Rachel on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm. To book an appointment drop into the GATE or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk



Carers Leeds & Mencap Parents Group.

Second Tuesday of each month 1pm to 3.30pm.




Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you need help and advice to resolve a problem, you can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau at BITMOs GATE on Wednesday mornings. Appointments are required, please call 0113 3782190 for more information.

Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm.ken123

New. Walk and  Talk 12pm till 1pm. Come and have leisurely stroll for an hour with Ken and like minded people.

Guitar in the Community

Free guitar lessons with John at the GATE. He’ll teach you how to read music and play chords for free in a friendly group setting

Beginners Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Improvers Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm.


Black African Ladies Group ‘Aiwa’

welcomes new members. The group meet at the GATE on Thursday mornings until early afternoon. For more information email aiwa.leeds@yahoo.co.uk.



GATE Work Club.

Help support and advice to search for jobs online.

Thursdays 2pm to 4pm.




Happy Friday Breakfast Club.

Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast.

Fridays 9.30am to 11am.

cropped-Squarelogo.jpgSouth Leeds Life- News Café.

Come along and meet volunteers from South Leeds Life- one of the North’s largest blog sites. Share your news, ask about writing a blog or get help with Facebook or Twitter.

Fridays 10am to 12pm.

Help to Stop Smoking.

Amy will support you to become smoke free. Come along, no appointment needed.

Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.

New this month.

Learn how to paint  with water colours and oil paints. Mondays 1pm till 3pm.

Writing group  6.30pm. Next group meeting Monday 23rd October.  with James.

Walk and Talk (Wednesdays) . Come and have leisurely stroll for an hour with Ken, and like minded people. We go at the pace of the beginner, so no rushing.

Join us at BITMO GATE in the lead up to World Food Day 2015 as we celebrate local cultures in and around Belle Isle.

Portuguese day Thursday October 15th 1pm till 3pm.

South Asian Day Tuesday October 20th. 1pm till 3pm.

British Day Sunday October 25th 1pm till 3pm.


 For more information about upcoming courses and events, please email GATE@belleisletmo.co.uk,

Call 0113 3782190 or text 07981 274 237.