What’s Happening At BITMOs GATE In April

What’s happening in BITMOs GATE  In April.

bitmo gateEach 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.

New for this month, working alongside Leeds City College we have a 12 week ESOL class starting Thursday April 21st from 10am until 12.30 in the GATE.

We have a number of one off events in April including an Easter Egg hunt on Friday April 8th between 12 and 1 and on the following day – Saturday April 9th between 9.30am and 12 – we have an indoor car boot sale in the GATE! 

On Tuesday April 19th, working alongside the Dogs Trust we have a free Microchipping event between 11am and 3pm. Pandoras box will be paying a visit with some exotic Animals/Reptiles.

For more information contact the GATE on 0113 3782190 or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk

Here are some of the things happening in April


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

Julie’s Ancestry Online.ancestery

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

Mondays 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Art Class

Get your creative juices flowing with John between 1pm and 3pm every Monday. All ages and experience levels welcome. Contact the GATE ON 0113 3782190 for more information

Writers Group

Meeting Mondays every 2 weeks the writing group aims to nurture writing talent from Belle Isle and the surrounding areas. The dates for April are the 4th and April 18th from 5pm.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Watch this space for upcoming productions @ the GATE. Contact James for more information on 0113 3782190



NEW Computer Classes for Beginners.

computorStarting Wednesday April 27th from 9.30am at BITMOs GATE…learn how to ‘surf’ the internet, create an email account and send/receive emails. Classes can also include help using universal jobmatch, Microsoft Office and anything else you need support with!

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!

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 & Thursdays 9am to 1pm

Leeds City Credit Union.


Pop along to the information point for advice on all things Credit Union with Ashleigh and friends. Find out about how to set up an account, access low interest loans and even how to save for Christmas!

Every Tuesday from 9.30am until 11am

Job club  

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 on Tuesdays between 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.


ken123Bitmo Gate Walk and Talk.

1 hour walk from and back to THE GATE. All walking abilities catered for. Recent walks have been Middleton Park, Cross Flats Park and even walks along the Woodlesford Lock tow path. 12pm – 1pm.

Along with Carla’s help have applied for a grant to buy such things as Pedometers for the group and more. Will keep you updated.


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 and Friday mornings.

Appointments are required, please call 0113 3448367 to book an appointment.

Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am to 12:30pm

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.gutiar

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.

My Device Drop-in.

Need some help with your smart phone, laptop or tablet? Bring it the GATE and we’ll share useful hints and tips to get you making the most of your device.

Thursdays 11am to 12:30pm

GATE Work Club.

Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from Sue and James. No appointments needed.

Thursdays 1pm to 4pm

English Communication/ESOL

Starting Thursday April 21st from 10am until 12.30 and running for 12 weeks. These classes are informal and intended to strengthen social English and increase confidence

Contact the GATE on 0113 3782190 to sign up



steph1Happy Friday Breakfast Club.

Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast.

Fridays 9.30am to 11am

NEW Creative Collage Class

Join Lynne and Mark for a new art group starting Friday 1st April and running between 2pm and 4pm in the GATE.

For more information contact Lynne on 0113 3782190


South Leeds Life – News Café.South Leeds Life 09 July-Aug15 banner

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 9.30pm to 12pm.

Help to Stop Smoking.

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

Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.


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

Call 0113 3782190 or text 07981 274 237.