What’s On Roundup 16-22 September 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 on Saturday at the Holbeck Jumble Sale for a morning of bargain hunting. Entry is free and all items are £1 or less. It all takes place at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Ingram Road, LS11 9RQ, 10am-2pm.

The second launch event for Creative Communities, the arts project organised by the Swarthmore Centre, is on Saturday, 1-4pm. This is a combined event as Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre is relaunched by Health For All. There will be an exhibition, activities, music, food and face painting at this family friendly event.

Middleton Railway is open as usual this weekend and Sunday sees its Autumn Gala with extra engines running and the Balm Road Branch being used.

Your children can get a soaking on Sunday morning as the free Splash Run takes place at the top of Cross Flatts Park at 9:30am. It’s a 1km family fun run with added water! You can double up and join Cross Flatts Junior parkrun at 9:00am

Old Chapel music studios in Holbeck is holding a special open day on Sunday between 11am-4pm for a day of musical activities, live performances from Leeds musicians, song writing classes, recording opportunities and so much more.

Friends of Middleton Park lead a walk looking at the creative Brandlings and their legacy to Park in terms of mining innovations and the birth of the railways. Sunday 1:30pm from the Visitor Centre.

It’s the Play-off Elimination Semi Final for Hunslet RLFC as they chase promotion to the Championship. After last week’s loss to Doncaster, this is a must win game for the Parksiders as they face North Wales Crusaders on Sunday. Kick off is at 3pm, tickets are £15, £10 concessions, under 21s and students £5 and kids under 16 go free.

The Manchester Collective, who performed as part of Noah’s Flood earlier in the summer, return to Holbeck on Sunday afternoon for a concert featuring Steve Reich’s ‘Different Trains’. The concert is at Slung Low’s Warehouse In Holbeck, Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ and starts at 5pm. Book pay-what-you-decide tickets at www.slunglow.org/shows.

On Tuesday evening you’re invited to join the drumming circle at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Ingram Road, LS11 9RQ, 7-8pm

Staff from Belle Isle TMO and the council will be in a marquee on Belle Isle Circus from 2.30-4.30pm on Wednesday and would like to hear what you have to say about improving green spaces in Belle Isle.

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.

St Luke’s Tenants & Residents Association meets on Thursday evening at 6:30pm at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston, LS11 8PD.

And finally, on Friday at 7:30pm School of Night Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Folio in an evening of improvised daftness as they recreate one of the bard’s plays with the help of the audience. This show is on the outdoor stage at Slung Low’s Temple base, at the corner of Water Lane and Bath Road. Dress for the weather and book pay-what-you-decide tickets at www.slunglow.org/shows.


Photo: A Middleton Railway train crosses Moor Road on the Balm Road branch


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