What’s On Roundup 13-19 May 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 at in Cross Flatts Park at 9am when the 5km walk, jog or run parkrun kicks off a day of free activities in the park. Let’s Move: South Leeds will include roller skating, yoga, adult cycling lessons, mini-Olympics, Crown Green Bowling and table tennis. Come along and try something new, 9am-1pm.

In Middleton it’s the monthly Makers Market with stalls spread around Middleton Park Circus from 10am-2pm.

Leeds United take on Newcastle United on Saturday at Elland Road. Expect the usual heavy traffic around beeston before and after the game which kicks off at 12:30pm.

The Holbeck Jumble Sale is at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Holbeck. Entry is free and every item is £1 or less, so get searching for those clothes, accessories and household item bargains.

There is also a jumble sale at St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle, LS10 3PF from 1pm, admission is 20p.

On Saturday evening Ridiculousmus presents ‘So’ at Slung Low’s Warehouse in Holbeck on Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ. Two long-lost brothers overcome their polarized perception and come together to get something done while sorting through their late mother’s estate. Business, personal matters and the right connection for some vintage technology pepper a joyfully chaotic exchange that somehow embraces everything difficult and wrong in the world. At 7:30pm. Pay what you decide tickets from www.slunglow.org/shows

It’s the Rob Burrow Marathon on Sunday, which means there will be no Recovery Runners meet on Sunday morning this week.

There will be a litter picking session in Beeston Hill on Sunday, meeting at ‘Bangla Square’ (junction of Lady Pit Lane and Stratford Street) at 1pm. All kit will be provided.

At 2pm on Sunday there will be a commemoration event in Holbeck Cemetery for Private Vera Mann, who lost her life whilst serving in the ATS when her quarters in Great Yarmouth was bombed 80 years ago in May 1943.

Following two bank holidays, Middleton Community Group finally get to hold their May meeting on Monday evening at 6:30pm at the Middleton Elderly Aid Social Centre on Acre Road.

A reminder that the South Leeds Lakers running club have started a free walking group which meets every Tuesday evening at 6:50pm at Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club on Gipsy Lane in Beeston (opposite Cockburn School). You can expect a steady paced walk for all in under an hour on paths and sometimes in woodland.

The free social hot meal run by Food Cycle has left the Hamara Centre and is now operating at St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road, Beeston Hill. There’s no need to book, just turn up. Every Wednesday at 6:30pm.

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.

Thursday evening sees the bi-monthly meeting of the St Luke’s Tenants & Residents Association in Beeston Hill at 6:30pm at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road.

And finally, the Hamara Centre is holding a free health and wellbeing event on Friday, 10am-4pm. Learn more about how to manage your health and wellbeing with information sessions, guest talks and health stalls. The Hamara Centre is on Tempest Road in Beeston, LS11 6RD


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