What’s On Roundup 14–20 October 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 Middleton Park Circus with the Middleton Makers Market, on Saturday, 10am-2pm. Lots of lovely handmade items including clothing, jewelery, soaps and food; all made by local people.

Trinity Network host their Community Reflections Café on Saturday 10am-12pm at the United reformed Church, Nesfield Avenue, Belle Isle, LS10 3LG

There will be a jumble sale on Saturday at 1pm at St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle, LS10 3QN. Admission is just 20p.

Leeds Comic-Con brings a Star Wars theme to a Leeds Dock, not far, far away on Sunday, 11am-5pm. New Dock Hall, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT. Tickets available at: www.unleashedevents.co.uk or Pay On The Door Entry From 11am: Only £10 (under 16s £5)

There are three chances to catch up with PCSOs from the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team this week. On Tuesday they will be at Hunslet Community Hub and Library, off Church Street; on Wednesday they will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library; and on Thursday at Beeston Community Hub and Library, Town Street. Each drop in session runs 10am-12pm.

On Wednesday, 10am-2pm, MHA South Leeds host a Beeston Winter Wellbeing Fair at St Andrew’s Community Centre, Cardinal Road, LS11 8AG. You can find help and advice on staying warm, rising food and energy costs, diets and exercise, mental health and wellbeing, community safety, plus a flu clinic. There’s free soup and a roll for everyone too.

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 also sees the Library Social at Hunslet Community Hub & Library, off Church Street, 12:30-2pm.

And finally, as part of the Transform Festival 2023, Pumpitopera Transatlantica comes to Slung Low’s Warehouse in Holbeck on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9pm. Brazilian artist collective MEXA present a vivid reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey, combining operatic vocals, 90s pop music and personal stories to create an everyday epic which is both dazzling and entertaining. Tickets are Pay What You Can. Book at transformfestival.org


Photo: Pumpitopera Transatlantica come to Holbeck. Credit: Bea Borges


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