What’s On Roundup 1-7 April 2023

Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over the coming week in South Leeds. For full listings go over to our What’s On calendar here.

We start this week in Beeston where Cross Flatts Parkrun is celebrating its tenth birthday on Saturday morning. The free, 5km walk, jog or run starts at 9am as every week near the bowling greens. Fancy dress is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Saturday is also Community Day at Middleton Railway. Trains are free and you will find a range of local organisations all keen to share volunteering opportunities as is the railway.

There’s another volunteering opportunity helping to improve Holbeck Cemetery. New volunteers are always welcome, equipment is provided, dress for the weather and meet at 10am.

There are two coffee mornings on Saturday. The first is at Beeston Parish Centre on Town Street, the second at the Church of the Nazarene on Lupton Street in Hunslet. Both are 10am-12pm.

The Warehouse in Holbeck (Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ), Slung Low’s new home, is hosting an arts and crafts market on Saturday 11am-5pm. There will be around 20 traders selling everything from recycled homewares to clothing,  all of the traders are local makers and crafters, some of the stall will be pay-as-you-feel.

Rugby fans hoping to see Batley Bulldogs humbled in Hunslet at the hands our new merged community club Hunslet ARLFC have been thwarted by the RFL. Apparently professional players can’t be expected to play so close to a road, so the Challenge Cup fixture has been switched to Batley’s Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

Don’t forget that Crown Point Road will be closed for resurfacing work 6am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday there is not one, but two Palm Sunday processions, both featuring donkeys. The first starts at the Salvation Army on Hunslet Hall Road at 10:30am and processes via the United Free Church to St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road. After a church service there will be a community lunch and games on the green outside the church.

Then in the afternoon the Hunslet Initiative are meeting by the Spire on Church Street, at 2pm, before processing round the area. Everyone is welcome at both events.

Being the first week of the month there are a number of regular residents’ meetings this week. First up on Monday is the Middleton Community Group who meet at Middleton Elderly Aid’s social centre on Acre Road at 6pm.

Then, also on Monday, the Greenmounts and Surrounding Area TARA meet at 6:30pm at the United Free Church on Malvern Road.

Also on Monday LS-TEN Park Roll have teamed up with the Hamara Healthy Living Centre to bring the community together to celebrate Ramadan. The Iftar (breaking the fast) is being held at Old Cockburn sports hall on Primrose Lane in Hunslet Moor (LS11 5EW) from 7-9:30pm. As well as food, served after sunset, there will be rollerskating activities, space to pray and to socialise. Everyone is welcome.

The Association of Blind Asians will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library offering help and support on Tuesday, 10am-12pm.

The monthly Library Social takes place at Hunslet Community Hub & Library, off Church Street, on Thursday, 12:30-2pm.

Just up the road, Hunslet Carr Residents Association meet at 6:30pm at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, behind the Bay Horse pub.

Beeston Community Forum’s meeting is at Beeston Village Community Centre, starting at 7:30pm.

And finally, don’t forget to check out the many children’s activities going on this Easter holiday.


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