What’s On Roundup 20-26 January 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 at St Andrew’s Community Centre on Cardinal Road where the curtain goes up on this year’s pantomime – oh yes it does! There are performances of Treasure Island on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; plus shows on Sunday at 2pm; Wednesday and Friday at 7pm. Tickets cost £6 adult and £4 children from the box office on 07988 349985 or email: standrewspantogroup@hotmail.com

Following the fire at The Grove Inn in Holbeck, there is a fundraiser for staff who were left without a job. It’s on Saturday, 7-11pm at the Fox & Newt and features four live bands for just £5 on the door.

If you are visiting Middleton Park on Sunday morning watch out for hundreds of runners competing in West Yorkshire Winter League club race. The race is organised by the South Leeds Lakers Running Club and starts and finishes on The Clearings, starting at 10am.

Andys Man Club is holding a walk and talk on Sunday in Middleton Park. Meeting at 11am at the Visitor Centre, there will be a short circular walk before returning to the café for refreshments and chat. Everyone is welcome: partners, family and friends.

Also on Sunday Leeds United entertain Preston North End at Elland Road. Kick-off is at 12pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.

Cottingley Hall TRAC residents group will on Monday at 12:30pm at Cottingley Community Centre. The group are mixing lunchtime and evening meetings this year to try to be accessable to all.

Aasra is the name of a new weekly group to support unpaid carers. The free mental health and wellbeing support and activity sessions start at the Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, LS11 6RD on Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm.

There are free Flu and Covid Vaccine clinics on Tuesday at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, LS11 6PF and on Wednesday at the Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, LS11 6RD; both 10am-4pm. You’re able to have your vaccine if you are: Pregnant; 65 years old or over; Have a long term health condition; Frontline health and social care worker; Aged 16–64 and are a carer; Aged 12–64 and live with someone with a weakened immune system. The healthcare professionals at the clinic will be happy to answer any questions you may have about winter vaccines.

Calling all fans of fantasy, sci-fi, myths and legends! Get along to Hunslet Community Hub & Library at 5:30pm on Wednesday for a fun fantasy-themed quiz night. Put your knowledge to the test and take part in a nationwide quiz designed by the British Library, with a themed prize for the winning team. Teams can be anywhere from 1-6 people and can sign up now for free at www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents/t-rpgqllx

Hunslet Rugby Foundation‘s new Sports Club for 8-18 year olds runs every Thursday and Friday, 4:30-6:30pm, at the Welcome Centre, St John & St Barnabas Church, Belle Isle Road, LS10 3DN.

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.


Photo: St Andrew’s Pantomime Group dress rehearsal


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