What’s On Roundup 15-21 October 2022

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 Cockburn School, Gipsy Lane, Beeston, where Let’s Do More (LDM) present a day of basketball to mark Black History Month on Saturday. The day will feature mini games for U10s, U12s and U14/U16, plus two matches as the Leeds LDM U16s take on Deighton at 12pm and then Doncaster Eagles at 1:30pm.

There are coffee mornings at Beeston Parish Centre, Town Street and Hunslet Methodist Church, Telford Terrace off Balm Road. Both run 10am-12pm on Saturday.

On Saturday Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association host a Q&A with the Diocese regarding St Mary’s Spire – so get yourselves down to Hunslet Community Hub & Library if you’ve any burning questions.

On Saturday evening Slung Low present The Long Way Home at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, 7:30pm. Part autobiography, part exaggeration for comic and dramatic effect. The Long Way Home is a glorious, fantastical and absurd quest to come to terms with an absent father’s inheritance. Book: www.slunglow.org/shows

Correction: Leeds United host Arsenal on Sunday, kick off 2pm. Expect the usual traffic congestion around Beeston before and after the game.

Leeds City College will be at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn on Monday, 9:30-11:30am, hosting a Family Learning Festival. It’s a free morning of fun, games and learning for all the family.

The new Tenants and Residents Association for the Greenmounts area of Beeston Hill launches on Monday 6:30pm at the United Free Church on Malvern Road.

On Wednesday at 10am Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association will start the refurbishment of the horse trough on Low Road. They will be working with individuals from the likes of Crooked Clock and Morrisons to bring it back to its glory, more volunteers are always welcome.

Leeds Baby Bank will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, 10am-12pm, to help families with pre-school children. They support 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.

And finally, St Luke’s CARES are hosting a Palestinian Film Festival Screening, ‘The Idol’ on Thursday, 7pm at their shop on Dewsbury Road. “A Palestinian boy strives to compete in the program ‘Arab Idol’. Pay as you feel on the door and free refreshments.