What’s On Roundup 16-22 April 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 Brickfield Park in Beeston where the good news is that Parkplay is back. ParkPlay offers free, fun games and activities for people of all ages and abilities from 10:30am every Saturday.

At 10:45am on Saturday Anthony Coulls, Senior Curator at the National Railway Museum will relaunch into service of historic Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST “Sir Berkeley” owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust at Middleton Railway.

It’s the monthly Saturday Family Film Club at Hunslet Community Hub and Library at 11am. They are not giving away the film title but say that this month’s film is a sequel set in Yorkshire, about a group of youngsters interested in locomotives… Reserve your free place here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents/t-xmaqdpm

On Saturday afternoon Hunslet ARLFC, who are top of the National Conference Premier Division, play Wigan St Patrick’s. Kick of is at 2:30pm at The Oval (opposite Morrisons).

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club were due to start their season at home to Northowram, but the match has been postponed due to the heavy rainfall over recent weeks.

Local 90s covers band The Instagaterz are playing at the Parnaby Tavern in Hunslet Carr on Saturday night at 8pm.

Spring is with us, the frogs and toads have laid their spawn, the bluebells are sprouted with their leaves well up and are ready to burst forth in blue splendour, and the trees are breaking into leaf. Now is a lovely time to be walking around Middleton Woods. Join the Friends of Middleton Park guide at 1:30pm this Sunday at the Visitor Centre in the park, for a walk of around one and a half hours. Walks in the park may often include muddy or wet wooodland paths, so please wear boots or walking shoes, and appropriate clothing.

There will be a national test of the UK’s new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday at 3pm. The test alert will be sent to most mobile phones across the UK. Devices will make a distinct, siren-like sound for up to 10 seconds, including on phones switched to silent mode. Phones will also vibrate and display a message about the test. You can hear an example of what the test will look and sound like in this explainer video.

Hunslet RLFC take on Midlands Hurricanes on Sunday at South Leeds Stadium. Kick off is at 3pm, tickets are £15, £10 concessions and under 16s go free.

On Monday Leeds United entertain Liverpool at Elland Road. Expect the usual heavy traffic around Beeston before and after the game which kicks off at 8pm.

Join the Friends of Middleton Park on Tuesday for their open meeting. This is a chance to find out more about the Friends, hear about the summer programme and how you can get involved with helping a events. Everyone is welcome at the Parochial Hall on North Lingwell Road at 7pm.

On Wednesday, 10am-3:30pm, Leeds Autism Services are holding a recruitment event at Hunslet Community Hub and Library. Pop in for a chat and find out about the latest job vacancies.

The RSPCA are running an Animal Welfare Day, 9am-12pm, on the grassed area of Manor Farm Drive in Middleton, LS10 3RW. There will be dog microchipping (£10), free advice, pet food bank, and discounts from animal care specialists.

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 is also the day for the Hunslet Library Social. From 12:30-2pm you can learn to crochet and make a sunflower bookmark, materials and refreshments are provided.

And finally, a new exhibition opens at BasementArtsProject, Beeston’s own art gallery on Thursday. Route Motif by Chloe Harris is open from 5:30-8:30pm at 28 Back Burton Terrace, off Tunstall Road, LS11 5JH.


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