What’s on at The GATE in August 2015

sports day at THE GATE (31)What’s happening in BITMOs GATE in August.

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 August.



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.


New – 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.


Gamers Club.

If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs in an afternoon, come along to our new Gamers Club to meet like-minded people, have a laugh and play board and card games for fun. We’ve got a wide variety of games as well as free tea and coffee.

Mondays 3pm to 5pm.

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Lessons for Beginners- Mondays from 9:30am.

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

Lessons for everyone- Wednesdays from 10am.


Ancestry posterAncestry Julie’s Ancestry Online

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

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

Have a cup of Tea or Coffee while Julie does the searching.

Julie started researching her Husbands (Chris) Family tree a few years ago and now helps many others do the same.

Julie Was on Radio Leeds recently to talk about Wayne’s (Member of the Group) famous ancestor and the Ancestry group.



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- Or even a Hot-Dog.

Tuesdays 11:30am to 1pm.


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.


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Second Tuesday of each month 1pm to 3.30pm.



John and Guitar – 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.



New – 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.



Breakfast club 2Happy Friday Breakfast Club.

Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast.

Fridays 9.30am to 11am.




South 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.South Leeds Life May 15 copy




Help to Stop Smoking.

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

Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.


August will also be second month our new Assistant Community and Tenant Support Manager James started work at the GATE.


James will be offering help to people who want to learn how to get online and search for jobs; revamp their CVs and support them to get back into work.


Windmill Primary School PTA are holding a School Uniform Swap and Sale at the GATE on Tuesday 18th August.

Come along between 1pm- 3pm to grab yourself a bargain before the new school term.

All donations and sales will go to Windmill Primary School.


email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk or call Carla on 0113 3782190. or text 07981 274 237.

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