What’s On Roundup 15-21 July 2023

Two women are repairing bicycles under a shelter

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.

This week we start at The Belle Isle Repair Café at BITMO’s Gate centre on Saturday afternoon, 1-4pm. The repair team will be joined by Leeds Bike Mill, so if you need your bike sorting out for the summer bring it along for someone to have a look at.

The first of two tasty rugby league games is on Saturday when our local amateur side Hunslet ARLFC, currently top of the National Conference League, take on fourth place Rochdale Mayfield at The Oval, opposite Morrisons. Kick off 2:30pm.

Down by the river in the Climate Innovation District near the Royal Armouries, the CITU Trust are holding a Summer Fair at The Place, Clarence Road, LS10 1FB. We are promised “games, tasty treats and wonderful moments” 11am-5pm.

Leeds Health and Healing Festival takes place at the John Charles Centre for Sport’s indoor athletics hall over the weekend. This is the place for all things crystals, readings, therapies, health products, holistic items. There’s a full schedule of talks, workshops & demonstrations plus of course exhibitors from across the country.

Bands in the Park continues in Cross Flatts Park on Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm, with the 18th annual Beeston Dog Show as well as Swing O’Things providing the music. Entries for the dog show will be taken from 1:30pm with judging starting at 2:30pm. There will also be craft activities for children and the café will be open selling homemade cakes.

In the professional game, promotion chasing Hunslet RLFC are looking to repeat their excellent home win over Doncaster when they face Oldham on Sunday at South Leeds Stadium in a second v fourth match up. Kick off is at 3pm, tickets £15, £10 concessions and under 16s go free.

A new free, weekly, digital drop in starts this week on Monday at Manorfield Hall on Newhall Road, LS10 3RR, 1-3pm. Belle Isle Senior Action are working with Leeds Older People’s Forum to offer support with smart phones, getting online, emails, bidding for properties, applying for a blue badge and more. It’s all free, even the tea and coffee.

On Tuesday evening the Friends of Middleton Park are meeting at the Parochial Hall on North Lingwell Road, LS10 3SR, 7pm, to hear about a feasibility report on extending Middleton Railway into the park.

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.

St Luke’s Tenants & Residents Association hold their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, 6:30pm, at St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road.

The launch of Wellbeing Pods across the city takes place at Hunslet Community Hub & Library on Friday. There’ll be lots happening including free activities and refreshments, a visit from the Story Bus, and information stalls, from 10:30am-1:30pm. Drop in, and celebrate.

And finally, it’s the South Bank Social on Friday evening. The Tetley’s Bar & Kitchen will be serving burgers, hot dogs and more out on the terrace at the former brewery HQ on Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ.


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