What’s On Roundup 26 August – 1 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.

The Handmade and Homemade Food & Craft Market and table top sale is back at Beeston Parish Centre on Town Street, opposite Nisa on Saturday. You’ll find all sorts of delights from candles and plants to cakes and samosas. The market is open 11:30am-2:30pm.

Saturday sees Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club’s annual free music festival. Acts include: Chequered Past, The Big Erns, The Beautiful Housemartin, Alejandra – The Ultimate Lady Gaga Tribute, Craig Dinnewell and Abstract. Gates open at 12 noon with live music from 1pm until 7pm. There will be an outdoor bar selling draught alcohol, bottles and cans; as well as Dinnewell’s Gin Bar. Food is being provided by Twisted Kitchen serving Caribbean food with a twist and there will be entertainment for the kids with rides and stalls. The club is located on Gipsy Lane in Beeston, LS11 5TT, opposite Cockburn School.

There’s a jousting tournament this weekend at the Royal Armouries museum. Knights in armour on horseback from England and Australia will battle it out on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with shows at 11am and 2pm.

Join the Friends of Middleton Park on Sunday for the People’s Picnic by the bandstand, next to the Visitor Centre, 1-3pm. Bring a blanket and some food and enjoy games and music.

As it’s the last Sunday of the month you can take a musical history tour of Old Chapel Studios at Czar Street in Holbeck.

On Bank Holiday Monday The Holbeck will be hosting a Repair & Recycle family friendly fundraising day of live music, 2-9pm and food 3-6pm. The Holbeck is located at Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX. It’s pay-as-you-feel with a suggested donation of £5, kids are free.

On Wednesday, 10am-1pm, there is a drop-in session at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, LS11 6PF for people interested in a career in health and care. Training programmes will be running this autumn at Leeds City College and this is your chance to find out more and register for the courses.

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

And finally, don’t forget to consult our comprehensive round up of summer holiday activities here. You can find full details here.


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