What’s On Roundup 18-24 May 2024

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 in Beeston where St Mary’s church will hold their fortnightly coffee morning at Beeston Parish Centre, Town Street, LS11 8PN from 10am-12pm.

Middleton St Mary’s are holding their May Fair from 11am-2pm at the Parochial Hall, north Lingwell Road, LS10 3SR. Expect crafts, raffles, cakes, tombola, refreshments, books, jigsaws and more. Plus a performance by the school choir.

Further afield it’s the annual Be Curious family open day at Leeds University from 11am-4pm. The campus will be a hive of free family-friendly activities. It’s a chance to get hands on with the research that happens right here in Leeds. Book your free tickets here.

Saturday sees the return of the Belle Isle Repair Cafe to BITMO’s Gate from 1-4pm. Bring your broken items along to see if the team of fixers can use their magic mending skills to help get it back to working order. There will be free second-hand school uniform available too and a small team of people will be doing small bicycle repairs. Toasties will be served 1.30 – 3.30pm. BITMO’s Gate is on Aberfield Gate, LS10 3QH

Read With Dad, 2-3pm on Saturday at Hunslet Community Hub & Library pretty much does what it says on the tin – a chance for Dads to read with their children. There are stories and rhymes, snacks and play, and a craft activity to join in with.

Saturday Night is Cabaret Night at Slung Low’s Warehouse in Holbeck. Slung Low have put together one of their legendary Cabaret nights to support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal for the Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service. There will be music from Lucy Rafton and the Gilberteens; comedy from Micky P Kerr; special guests and all your favourite interactive cabaret games. It’s pay-what-you-decide, but booking is essential at www.slunglow.org/shows

The Friends of Middleton Park host a guided walk through the history of Beeston Wood on Sunday. Meet at the visitor centre by the lake at 1:30pm dress for the weather including walking shoes or boots.

On Monday evening, 6:30-8pm, the Beeston Hill Community Association will be meeting at the Hamara Centre on Tempest Road, LS11 6RD

And finally, The Promised Land is a photo exhibition staged by Leeds Civic Trust with photos from the Leeds Development Corporation (1988-1995) archive. With before and after photos of projects including Leeds Dock and Hunslet Green it promises to be a fascinating look back to Leeds in the early 1990s. It runs at 2 Brewery Place, LS10 1NE from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm. Entry is free.


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