What’s On Roundup 20-26 April 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.

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? This month bicycle experts will be on hand to give your bike a check over to make sure it’s ready for Spring. Join them for a warm drink and enjoy a toastie. You can also join the planning meeting for this summer’s Belle Isle Gala at 3pm.

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.

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

The Year of the Cat is a celebration of 25 years of music charity Cloth Cat’s work. With live music and refreshments it all happens at The Holbeck club, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX. Tickets are £7 on the door which open at open 5:30pm. The charity also has free music courses for 11-18 year olds starting on Monday, full details at clothcatleeds.org.uk/projects/get-your-act-together/

On Sunday the Friends of Middleton Park are leading a guided Spring Walk around the park. Meet at the Visitor Centre by the lake at 1:30pm, dress for the weather including walking shoes or boots.

Hunslet RLFC take on Workington Town at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday, kick off is at 3pm. Match tickets are available online at: hunsletrflc.ticketco.events/uk

There are three chances to catch up with PCSOs from the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team this week. On Tuesday they will be at Hunslet Community Hub and Library, off Church Street; on Wednesday they will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library; and on Thursday at Beeston Community Hub and Library, Town Street. Each drop in session runs 10am-12pm. Additionally, the NPT Contact Van will be outside St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck on Wednesday from 10:30am-12pm.

Neurodivergent Stronger Together is a support group for adults who have or suspect themselves to have a disability. It meets monthly at Belle Isle TMO’s Gate Centre, Aberfield Gate, LS10 3QH. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, 11am-1pm.

Our first online election hustings meeting takes place on Tuesday at 7pm when you can quiz candidates standing in Middleton Park Ward. This is followed by meetings on Wednesday for Beeston & Holbeck ward and on Thursday for Hunslet & Riverside ward.

The Holbeck Cemetery volunteers will out on Wednesday to tidy the cemetery. If you would like to join them meet at 10am near the main gate on Fairfax Road, LS11 8SY. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather, equipment will be provided.

MHA South Leeds hold their monthly coffee morning at Cardinal Court LS11 8HP on Wednesday 10am-12pm

Don’t forget Middleton Elderly Aid host a Memory Café at their Social Centre, Acre Road, LS10 4JQ on Wednesday afternoon 1:30-3pm.

Hunslet Remembered is a chance to reminisce and discuss local history on Thursday from 10am-12pm at Hunslet Community Hub & Library.

A new group ‘Cultural Conversations’ providing wellbeing advice for women from diverse backgrounds is starting on Thursday at the Hamara Healthy Living Centre on Tempest Road, LS11 6RD. The group will provide a safe space to talk and use the learning to improve their wellbeing. The four weekly meetings are free to attend and refreshments will be provided, they run 6-7pm. Contact Rob for more information; 07484 515529, robertm@beingyouleeds.org.uk

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.

And finally, Slung Low host The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter at The Warehouse in Holbeck on Friday evening at 7:30pm. Somewhere out there, in the murky no-man’s-land between reality and “are you pulling my leg?” there’s a mechanical island inhabited entirely by dads. Overloaded with puppets, props and machines. It contains very strong language and exploding dads. Full details and pay-what-you-decide tickets at at www.slunglow.org/shows


Photo: Bikes being repaired at Beeston Festival last year (Credit: Jeremy Morton)


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