What’s On Roundup 2 – 8 April 2022

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.

It’s a very busy first Saturday of the month and we start with Holbeck & Beeston Cemetery Volunteers will be out tidying in Holbeck Cemetery on Saturday morning from 10am. New faces are always welcome, equipment is provided, but remember to wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather.

There are coffee mornings at Beeston Parish Centre on Town Street and at the Church of the Nazarene on Grove Road in Hunslet, both run from 10am-12pm.

Saturday is Volunteers Day at Middleton Railway. We will be there along with a range of other local groups, come and say hello and see if there are any volunteering opportunities you’d like to take up. Oh, and the trains are free on Saturday.

It’s Saturday Family Film Club at St George’s Community Hub & Library in Middleton. The free film show starts at 11am.

Pick up some energy saving tips from Our Future Beeston at Beeston Community Hub & Library on Saturday from 11am-1pm. James is on hand to save you money and save the planet. He’ll be holding another session on Wednesday, 5:30-7pm at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library.

Cyclists have the opportunity to get their bikes security tagged for free on Saturday at Leeds Urban Bike Park in Middleton. The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be on hand to offer security advice from 11am-3pm.

Also on Saturday the School Uniform Swapshop will be open for business at the Watsonian Pavilion in Cross Flatts Park, 11am-1pm. Pick up free pre-loved items or donate outgrown items.

New and very successful club Beeston Parkside FC are holding a fundraising day at Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club, Gipsy Lane, Beeston, from 11am-4pm on Saturday. There will be food trucks, mini market, games and activities for all ages. 10% of takings will be donated to the mental health charity MIND.

Leeds United Supporters Trust will be collection items for Leeds South & East Foodbank from 1pm ahead of United’s home game on Saturday. Kick off against Southampton is at 3pm, expect the usual traffic congestion around Beeston before and after the match.

Then on Saturday evening Slung Low present High Hopes by Know Idea at The Holbeck, 7:30pm, “an energetic, satirical, musical comedy.” Book at slunglow.org/shows

Beeston in Bloom are holding a community clean up day meeting at Dewsbury Road Social Club, bottom of Cross Flatts Park, at 9am.

Leeds Dads invite you to bring your kids for a walk in Middleton Park on Sunday morning. Meet at the Visitor Centre by the lake at 10:45am. Book at leedsdads.org/events

Dorothy’s fundraising crafts afternoon for Ukrainian refugees is on Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm at St Luke’s Church on Malvern Road, Beeston Hill.

Hunslet RLFC’s first League 1 home match is against Oldham on Sunday, kick off 3pm. The match is dedicated to Hunslet legend Geoff Gunney with the stand at South Leeds Stadium being renamed in his honour.

There’s more fundraising on Sunday evening when Slung Low host Artists With Ukraine at The Holbeck at 7:30pm. Book: slunglow.org/shows

Middleton Community Group will be meeting on Monday at 6pm at Middleton Elderly Aid’s Social Centre on Acre Road.

Wrongsemble present The Not So Ugly Sisters, a family friendly alternative take on the Cinderella story at BITMO’s GATE centre in Belle Isle at 2pm. Free for BITMO residents.

On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, 1-3pm, the Friends of Middleton Park have organised some free play activities for children, by the Visitor Centre.

Also on Tuesday, 3-5pm, Get Set Leeds Local will be on Holbeck Moor for all things wheels: kids bikes, rollerskating, skate boarding, bike fixing, bike security and more.

Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association (TARA) meets on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the Church of the Nazarene on Grove Road. The guest speaker will be Inspector Tom Perry from the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

On Thursday it’s the turn of Hunslet Carr Residents Association. They meet at 6:30pm at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre.

And finally, Beeston Community Forum meets on Wednesday at 7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre.