What’s On Roundup 27 May – 2 June 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.

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

Then it’s on to Holbeck for the launch of a new monthly Repair Café on Saturday, 1-4pm, at The Holbeck club, Jenkinson lawn, LS11 9QX. The Café will bring together people with things that need fixing with volunteers who have the skills to fix them.

Hunslet RLFC promotion push continues at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday as they face Rochdale Hornets. Tickets are £15, £10 concessions and kids go free. It’s an early kick off at  1pm.

Then it’s Leeds United’s last nail biting match of the season at Elland Road as they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Expect the usual heavy traffic in Beeston before and after the match which kicks off at 4:30pm.

Monday is a Bank Holiday which means that Middleton Railway will be open offering train rides up to Middleton Park on the oldest railway in the world, 10am-4pm. As it’s half term too, they will also be open on Wednesday offering kids-for-a-quid tickets.

The Hunslet Club are running an Activity Camp from Tuesday to Friday and a Rugby Camp from Tuesday to Thursday and BITMO’s Gate has activities through the week.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton offer a day of bushcraft activities for children aged 8-12 on Tuesday, 10am-4pm. Details and booking at www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/courses-events

The Friends of Middleton Park host free play sessions this week. On Tuesday join the Park Rangers for Nature: Art and Exploration 1-3pm. Then on Wednesday it’s time to move your body with DAZL Dance, 1-3pm. Activities take place at the Visitor Centre near the lake, they are free and there’s no need to book.

The Metaphorical Museum and a return to The Underworld is the title of the new exhibition at BasementArtsProject, Beeston’s own art gallery. Join them for the preview on Thursday 5:30-8:30pm. Free entry, all welcome, just turn up to 28 Back Burton Terrace, LS11 5JH.

As it’s the first Thursday in June, the Hunslet Carr Residents Association will be meeting at 6:30pm at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, behind the Bay Horse pub.

Then at 7:30, it’s Beeston Community Forum, which meets at Beeston Village Community Centre, off Town Street.

And finally, don’t forget that we will be distributing the June edition of South Leeds Life newspaper from Wednesday onwards. Get a copy of one of 200 pick up points around LS10 and LS11.


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