What’s On Roundup 2–8 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 in Middleton Park on Saturday morning at 9am, where Middleton Woods parkrun celebrates its 200th event. parkrun is a free, timed, 5km walk, jog, or run. Everyone is welcome. The event starts at Leeds Urban Bike Park.

Bad weather in July meant that the Hunslet Club Summer Gala was postponed, but now goes ahead on Saturday, 12-5pm. The free family fun includes showcases from different activity sessions, music, barbecue, bouncy castles, tombolas, rides, stalls, farm animals, face painting, henna, pick-a-lolly, stocks, inflatables and more!

Hunslet ARLFC entertain Kells on Saturday afternoon at The Oval, opposite Morrisons. Kick off is at 2:30pm.

Also on Saturday afternoon Leeds United entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road. Kick-off is at 3pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.

On Sunday Wakefield Big Band will be performing on the bandstand by Middleton Park Visitor Centre, 2:30-4:30pm.

As it’s the first week of September there are a number of residents meetings taking place, starting with Middleton Community Group which meets on Monday, 6-7pm, at the Middleton Elderly Aid Social Centre, Acre Road, LS10 4LF.

Also on Monday, the Greenmounts & Surrounding Area Tenants & Residents Association meets at 6:30pm at Rowland Road Working Men’s Club, LS11 6ED.

A four week dog training course starts on Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm at Hunslet Methodist Church, Telford Terrace, Balm Road, LS10 2HR. Book: 07856 229909, www.nk9.co.uk

Hunslet Carr Residents Association meets on Thursday, 6:30pm, at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, LS10 2EF

Also on Thursday, Beeston Community Forum meets at 7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre, off Town Street, LS11 8DQ.

And finally, we will be distributing the September edition (our 100th) of the South Leeds Life newspaper from Wednesday. You can collect a copy from any of these 200 pick up points.


Photo: Middleton Woods parkrun. Credit: Ken Ingram


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