What’s On Roundup 11-17 May 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 on Saturday morning with the Middleton Makers Market, 10am-2pm, at Middleton Park Circus. Lots of lovely handmade items including clothing, jewelery, soaps and food; all made by local people.

Leeds Dads will be holding another free Soft Play session, 10am-12pm on Saturday morning at Little Angels behind the Tommy Wass pub, LS11 7HL. This for dads and pre-school children and there’s free tea and toast! Book: leedsdads.org/events

At Trinity Network in Belle Isle The Community/Reflections Cafe runs between 10am-12pm with a Full English Breakfast available. Trinity Network is on Nesfield Road, LS10 3LG

Let’s Move: South Leeds takes place in Beeston’s Cross Flatts Park on Saturday from 12-3pm. This is great opportunity to find out local sports clubs and have a go different activities.

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club‘s First XI take an Northowram Field CC at their Gipsy Lane ground in Beeston, LS11 5TT. The match starts at 12 noon.

There’s a jumble sale on Saturday afternoon, 1-3pm, at St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle, LS10 3PF. Admission 20p

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

Sunday is a busy day at St Luke’s church, Malvern Road, Beeston Hill, LS11 8PD. It starts with their monthly family breakfast at 9:30am, you can stay for morning worship at 10:30am, but you’re not obliged to. Lunch is served at 12pm and at 1pm they are hosting a Leeds Citizens listening discussing how Leeds University can engage better with the local community. At 4pm the Mosaic Kitchen will cook up an international meal.

Sunday also sees the monthly Farmers Market running from 10am-4pm with lots of good food straight from the producers, at Armouries Square, Leeds Dock, LS10 1LT.

Better Beeston are holding a community clean up on Sunday from 1pm, meeting at Bangla Square (the paved junction of Lady Pit Lane and Stratford Street, LS11 6EG. Equipment provided.

Middleton Skaters have two sessions on Sunday, at Middleton Leisure Centre, Ring Road Middleton, LS10 4AX. The family session runs from 2-4pm and then there’s an adult-only session, 4-5pm. Booking essential via the Facebook group.

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

There are lots 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.

The SEN-Tastic group meets on Thursday. It’s open to anyone who cares for children with special needs, parents, siblings, carers, childminders and grandparents and offers coffee, friendship, advice and support. The group runs from 9:15-10:30am at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston, LS11 8PD.

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.

The St Luke’s Tenants & Residents Association will be holding their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, LS11 8PD, starting at 6:30pm.

And finally, Leeds United entertain Norwich City in the second leg of the play offs at Elland Road on Thursday evening. Kick-off is at 8pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.


Photo: Paul Butterfield


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