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 Cross Flatts parkrun is celebrating its 9th birthday on Saturday at 9am. Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to wear fancy dress to celebrate.
Staying in the park, the monthly Craft Market returns to the Watsonian Pavilion, 9:30am-2pm. There will be a range of stalls selling food, home baking, knitted and crotched items, photos, mosaics, candles and more, all made by local people and sold at reasonable prices.
If you’re heading into town, be aware that the new David Oliwale footbridge is due to be moved into position over the weekend. Meadow Lane between Great Wilson Street and Leeds Bridge will be closed from 10pm on Friday until 4:30am on Monday.
There are two shows on at The Holbeck this weekend. Future Pub on Saturday at 7:30pm looks at the power and potential of the pub and debates the future of this community institution. In contrast, you can enjoy a concert of classical music on Sunday afternoon by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. They’re both pay-what-you-decide but you need to book tickets at slunglow.org/shows.
Don’t forget the clocks go forward an hour at 2am on Sunday morning.
Holbeck Together hold their monthly Sunday Lunch at 12pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre. Call (0113) 245 5553 to book a place.
The Big Bike Fix are restarting their weekly drop-in workshops at Harlech Terrace in Beeston this week. The sessions run every Sunday 12-4pm, no need to book.
Drink & Draw at The Tetley does what it says on the tin. It’s on Wednesday from 6:30-8pm in the bar area of Hunslet’s own art gallery. Booking essential.
And finally, on Thurdsay there is a residents meeting for people living in the Hunslet Green and Whitfields area at Hunslet Community Hub & Library starting at 6:30pm.