What’s On Roundup 1-7 June 2024

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 at Hunslet Cemetery where the volunteers will be out on Saturday morning from 10am. If you’d like to join them smartening up the cemetery, all equipment is provided.

There are coffee mornings from 10am-12pm at Beeston Parish Centre and the Church of the Nazarene, Lupton Street, Hunslet.

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club’s First XI take on Scholes CC on Saturday afternoon at their Gipsy Lane, Beeston ground from 12pm. Then on Sunday Hunslet Nelson’s Women’s team host Collingham & Linton CC Women from 2pm.

Read With Dad, 2-3pm on Saturday at Hunslet Community Hub & Library pretty much does what it says on the tin – a chance for Dads to read with their children. There are stories and rhymes, snacks and play, and a craft activity to join in with.

Hunslet ARLFC entertain West Hull on Saturday afternoon at The Oval, opposite Morrisons. Kick off is at 2:30pm.

There’s a Concert and Tea at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Old Lane, Beeston, featuring the West Hunslet Salvation Army Band on Saturday at 4.00pm. Tickets, £7, are available from John Goacher on (0113) 226 7393.

Sunday sees the first brass band of the season in Middleton Park when Phoenix Brass Band perform on the bandstand by the Visitor Centre from 2:30-3:30pm.

On Monday Slung Low present a free family friendly show as they host the Leeds Playhouse community tour of Robyn Hood at their Warehouse in Holbeck on Crosby Street. Book free tickets at www.slunglow.org/shows

As it’s the first week of June there are a number of residents meetings taking place, starting with Middleton Community Group which meets on Monday, 6-7pm, at the Middleton Elderly Aid Social Centre, Acre Road, LS10 4LF.

Also on Monday, the Greenmounts & Surrounding Area Tenants & Residents Association meets at 6:30pm at Rowland Road Working Men’s Club, LS11 6ED.

There are also a host of Police Contact Points this week. This is a chance to raise concerns or ask questions of the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team in an informal setting. On Tuesday they will be at Hunslet Community Hub & Library from and in the central atrium at White Rose Shopping Centre, both 10am-12pm. On Wednesday they are at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, 10am-12pm and outside St Matthew’s Community Centre on Holbeck Moor Road from 10:30am-12pm. Finally they will be at Beeston Community Hub & Library on Town Street on Thursday 10am-12pm.

On Wednesday Trinity Network hold their monthly local history group at their base on Nesfield Road, Belle Isle, from 10am.

Why not join the new Walkie Talkies group on Tuesday. The weekly sessions, organised by MHA Communities South Leeds combine an enjoyable walk with good company. Setting off from Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club on Gipsy Lane, Beeston at 11:30am and including lunch. Well behaved dogs welcome. £4, book via southleeds@mha.org.uk or call (0113) 271 6201

MHA Communities South Leeds also host their monthly coffee morning at Whincup Gardens in Hunslet Carr from 10am.

Hunslet Carr Residents Association meets on Thursday, 6:30pm, at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, LS10 2EF

Also on Thursday, Beeston Community Forum meets at 7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre, off Town Street, LS11 8DQ.

There’s a legal advice drop-in session at Middleton Elderly Aid’s Social centre on Acre Road from 9:30-11am.

And finally, ome readers may be interested in joining the Social Justice Lunch taking place on Friday. Becky Howcroft, from Beeston, a community organiser from the Leeds Chapter of Citizens UK is the guest speaker. Becky has a wealth of experience and knowledge in what healthy and successful activism looks like, and she’ll be helping us answer the question, “What is Activism?” It all takes place at Mill Hill Chapel on City Square from 12pm, book your free ticket here.


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