What’s On Roundup 11–17 March 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.

STOP PRESS: We’ve just heard that both Cross Flatts parkrun and Middleton Woods parkrun have been cancelled on Saturday due to the icy conditions underfoot.

We start this week at the bottom of Beeston Road, behind Lane End Primary School, LS11 8RP where Beeston Broncos are holding a free rugby league taster session on Saturday 10:30-11:30am. The session is aimed at boys and girls in Years 1 and 2.

If you are looking for a warmer experience, it’s the monthly Family Film Club at Hunslet Community Hub & Library also on Saturday at 11am. The family friendly film show will be the film-of-the-book available on the library shelves.

Leeds United entertain Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon. Expect the usual heavy traffic around Beeston before and after the game which kicks off at 3pm.

On Sunday afternoon Hunslet RLFC take on Keighley Cougars in the Challenge Cup. Kick of is at 3pm at South Leeds Stadium, tickets are £15, £10 concessions, under 21s £5 with under 16s free.

Residents in Cottingley can hear directly from the Council’s head of Environmental Services about their refuse collection service on Wednesday at the Cottingley Hall TRAC meeting on Wednesday at 6:30pm at Cottingley Community Centre.

It’s the Annual General Meeting of St Luke’s Tenant’s & Residents Association on Thursday evening at 6:30pm at St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road in Beeston. The meeting will include a finance report and the election of committee members.

On Thursday at Ruth Gorse Academy, Black Bull Street, LS10 1HW, at 10am Irish Arts Foundation Director, Des Hurley, will chair a discussion and presentation, ‘Untold Stories: The Leeds Irish Community.’ Untold Stories is a community archive project undertaken by the Irish Arts Foundation. Initially funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project looks at the experiences of the emigrant Irish community in Leeds in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly their settlement patterns and cultural traditions such as music, dance, song, and sport.

Leeds Baby Bank will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library on Thursday 10am-12pm offering support to people to access support services, community activity and longer-term support. They also gift families an essential top-up of items like nappies, wipes, formula and toiletries.

And finally, St George’s Community Hub & Library in Middleton is holding an event on Thursday, 12-5pm, for people who are struggling with their fuel costs or the cost of living generally. There will be help and advice as well a free prize raffle and the opportunity to have a Covid jab.


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