What’s On Roundup 11-17 November 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 the wonderful 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

The Middleton Makers Market, is on Saturday, 10am-2pm, at Middleton Park Circus. Lots of lovely handmade items including clothing, jewelery, soaps and food; all made by local people.

There’s an all-day live music benefit for MacMillan Cancer at The Holbeck club, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX on Saturday. Bands start at 1pm and run through until late and the line up includes Vig Vam Bam, Chased By Machines and Articulate Outburst.

It’s the Cottingley Christmas Fair on Saturday from 11am at the Community Centre. Load up with New and New to you products fit for a Christmas Stocking! Light refreshments will beavailable.

Also on Saturday afternoon Leeds United entertain Plymouth Argyle at Elland Road. Kick-off is at 3pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.

On Sunday morning the Recovery Runners are stating another Couch To 5k group. This is a great way to start your running adventure, or restart after a break. You don’t have to be in recovery to join, everyone’s welcome. Recovery Runners meet at the lock keepers house on Armouries Drive at Leeds Dock at 10am every Sunday.

There will be a Remembrance service at Holbeck Cemetry (Beeston Road) on Sunday. The service will be led by Rev Alistair Kaye from St Luke’s Church, but the people of all faiths and none are welcome to attend the event, which stars at 10:30am.

St John & St Barnabas Church in Belle Isle will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the Fallen, in Church, following the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 10:55am.

Acts of Remembrance will also be held at Hunslet St Mary’s Tower, Church Street at 12:30pm; Hunslet Cemetery War Memorial at 1pm; and at the Stourton War Memorial, Thwaite Gate at 1:30pm.

Dragon is a thought provoking and wordless show, perfect for adults and children aged 7+ and audiences with limited English or English as a second language. Dragon is at Slung Low’s The Warehouse in Holbeck, Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ on Sunday 12 November at 5pm. Pay what you decide, book: www.slunglow.org/shows

Leeds Baby Week kicks off on Tuesday with an opening party at The Tetley art gallery, Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ. Drop in between 10am-4pm for Free Baby/ Toddler Sessions and Activities; Stalls from many services and initiatives; Workshops and networking for professionals; Exhibitions, Art & Baby Photography; Books and Goodbags; A few Speeches’, refreshments and, of course, cake!

Team Beeston, part of Leeds Citizens, are holding a meeting, asking ‘Are you fed up of the buses?’ and inviting you to come and have your say at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Old Lane, LS11 8AG on Tuesday at 7pm.

The Irish in Britain oral history exhibition opens at Slung Low’s The Warehouse in Holbeck, Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ on Wednesday, 11am-6pm and runs until next Sunday.

Holbeck Together is running a Digital Christmas card workshop on Thursday, 2-4pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre

And finally, on Thursday evening the St Luke’s Tenants and Residents Association will be meeting at St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road at 6:30pm.


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