What’s On Roundup 25-31 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 Stourton at the Skelton Grange Environment Centre who are hosting the Big Wild Play Out on Saturday from 12-4pm. There will be free play, outdoor games, pond dipping, bug hunting and more. The cafe will be open for snacks and drinks – but feel free to bring a picnic if you like. The centre is located on Skelton Grange Road, LS10 1RS.

Saturday is your last chance to see  The Promised Land, 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’s 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.

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club‘s First XI take an Keighley CC at their Gipsy Lane ground in Beeston, LS11 5TT. The match starts at 12 noon.

On Saturday evening Slung Low present I Hate It Here, ‘a clever, accessible and hugely entertaining piece’ about zero hours contracts by Sweet Beef, an emerging queer theatre collective that explores socio-political issues that affect us, with a healthy dose of audience interaction, comedy, dance and drag. 7:30pm The Warehouse in Holbeck, Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ. Book your pay-what-you-decide tickets from www.slunglow.org/shows

Leeds Dads will be holding another free Soft Play session, 10am-12pm on Sunday morning at Little Angels behind the Tommy Wass pub, LS11 7HL. This for dads and pre-school children and there’s free tea and toast! Book: leedsdads.org/events

Hunslet RLFC continue their league campaign against Cornwall at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday. The kick off has been brought forward to 1pm to allow fans to watch Leeds United’s Championship playoff final which will be screened in the Phoenix Bar from 3pm. Match tickets from hunsletrflc.ticketco.events/uk

Holbeck Together is running a Grow Your Own Herbs and Vegetables workshop on Tuesday at St Matthew’s Community Centre, LS11 9NR from 1:15-2:45pm. Booking is essential on (0113) 245 5553.

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 Communities South Leeds will be hosting the monthly coffee morning at Cardinal Court in Beeston, LS11 8HP from 10am-12pm.

As it’s half term, Middleton Railway will be open on Wednesday. Trains run from 10:30am-3:30pm and museum, which is free, is open from 10am-4:30pm. Moor Road, Hunslet, LS10 2JQ.

Also on Wednesday, Marshall’s Mill are hosting a free mini Petting Zoo from 12-4pm. Marshall’s Mill is at the Water Lane end of Marshall Street, LS11 9YJ.

Hunslet Remembered is a chance to reminisce and discuss local history on Thursday from 10am-12pm at Hunslet Community Hub & Library, off Church Street, LS10 2NS.

Edek Thompson will be bringing the apocalypse to BasementArtsProject, Beeston’s own art gallery, on Thursday 5:30-8:30pm with the opening night of his exhibition ‘Apocalypse Remix’. BasementArtsProject is located at 28 Back Burton Terrace, LS11 5JH. The exhibition and associated workshops run on various dates until 27 June.

Hunslet’s Involve Community Centre is hosting its monthly tabletop sale on Friday, 2-4pm. As well as the many stalls, there will be a raffle, cake stall, bric a brac and refreshments. Involve is located on Whitfield Avenue, LS10 2QE.

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


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