What’s On Roundup 18-24 November 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.

It’s the season of Christmas Fairs and we have three this Saturday starting at Hunslet Methodist Church, Telford Terrace, LS10 2HR from 10am-12 noon, all welcome.

The St Cross Church Christmas Fair takes place from 11am-2pm at Middleton Park Avenue, LS10 4HT. There will be refreshments served, Maggie’s famous curry, raffle, tombola, cakes, games, white elephant, craft and knitted goods stalls.

And then from 1-3pm it’s the Cardinal Court Christmas Fayre, Cardinal Walk, LS11 8HP.

You’re invited to explore the hundreds of job roles available in the Construction Industry at Leeds College of Building’s South Bank Campus on Saturday. Former students have become fully qualified plumbers, plasterers, architects and surveyors. It takes place at Cudbear Street, LS10 1EF from 10am-1pm. Register at bit.ly/3F7L4K0

There are two rugby league free taster sessions on Saturday. York Valkyrie Captain and current Woman of Steel, Sinead Peach, will be joining Hunslet ARLFC at their girls rugby recruitment day at The Oval, LS10 2AT, from 11am. No experience necessary, but please bring the appropriate kit and boots.

Then at 12:15-1pm, Beeston Broncos are also hosting a session at their base behind Lane End Primary School, LS11 8RP.

Belle Isle TMO will be planting fruit and nut bushes on Belle Isle Circus from 12pm and would be glad of your help. The hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder dog rose and rowan bushes donated by the Woodland Trust will give a crop of fruits and nuts in years to come. Can you help with the planting?

Then from 1-4pm the Belle Isle Repair Cafe is back in BITMO’s Gate. Do you have a small item at home that you’d like the fixers to try to repair? Join them for a warm drink, enjoy a toastie and check the free winter coats on offer.

On Sunday the Friends of Middleton Park are leading a guided Autumn Walk around the park. Meet at the Visitor Centre by the lake at 1pm, dress for the weather including walking shoes or boots.

And then on Tuesday evening the Friends of Middleton Park are holding their Annual General Meeting. As well as the formal business there will be a chance to hear about their plans for the year ahead and how you can get involved. Middleton Parochial Hall, North Lingwell Road, LS10 3SP at 7pm.

The Mobile Community Hub & Library will be parked up opposite Cottingley Towers on Wednesday 10am-12pm.

On Wednesday MHA South Leeds presents Songs From the Shows, 1:30-3:30pm, at St Andrew’s Community Centre, Old Lane, LS11 8AG. Book via southleeds@mha.org.uk or ring (0113) 271 6201.

Do you have a Stoma, Ileostomy, Urostomy? Are you waiting for surgery? Would you like to meet people who are going through the same? Are you a partner or carer for someone with a Colostomy? If so, you are invited to an informal Get Together on Wednesday at East Room, Leeds Civic Hall, 6:30-8pm. Come along and chat to other Ostomates, share tips, speak to a Stoma Nurse. Tea and coffee will be available. Contact lds.wy.stomsupptgrp23@gmail.com (Note: we published an incorrect email address in our print edition)

Hunslet Carr Residents Association have organised their Christmas Lights swich on for Thursday with children from Hunslet Carr Primary School singing carols outside the Bay Horse pub at 5pm followed by the switch on at 5:30pm.

In Beeston the Salvation Army Band will be present outside Nisa on Town Street in Beeston to lead the carol singing from 6pm on Thursday. Once the Christmas Lights are lit, free hot food will be served over the road in the Beeston Parish Centre.

Brave Words Theatre present the prophesies of the one and only prophet hen of Leeds, and the rise and fall of Mary Bateman, in their play ‘Mutton’ at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Old Lane, LS11 8AG, on Thursday at 7:30pm. Pay-what-you-can tickets: bravewords.co.uk/mutton

MHA Leeds South will be serving up Breakfast Bites on Friday morning, 9-10:30am at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre in Hunslet Carr.

And finally, on Friday residents of Beeston & Holbeck can meet their Councillors at the monthly surgeries: 4pm at Beeston Library on Town Street; 5pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck; and 6pm at Cottingley Community Centre.


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