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 at Hunslet Community Hub & Library where the Swarthmore Centre will be launching their Creative Communities, Pride In Place project. The event features information, exhibition, art activities, coffee and cake – families welcome. Hunslet Community Hub is off Church Street, LS10 2NS, the drop-in event runs 10am-1pm.
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.
Also on Saturday afternoon Leeds United entertain Huddersfield Town at Elland Road. Kick-off is at 12:30pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.
The Repair Café will be open on Saturday from 1-4pm at The Holbeck club on Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX. Bring along your items and the volunteers will help you fix them.
St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston Hill, LS11 8PD, is hosting a Board Game Café on Saturday, 2-4pm. This chance to play, try a new board game and have some fun is open to groups or individuals.
On Sunday morning 10am-12pm, Dads and their pre-school children can enjoy a free Soft Play session at Little Angels in Beeston, LS11 7HL. It’s organised by Leeds Dads and there’s even free toast. Book at leedsdads.org.uk/events
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 Sunday afternoon the Friends of Middleton Park will be leading a spooky guided walk for Hallowe’en looking at the ‘Ghosts of Buildings Past’. Meet at the Visitor Centre by the lake at 1:30pm. Wear boots or walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Holbeck Together host their Tuesday BIG Intergenerational Lunch on Tuesday at St Matthew’s Community Centre, LS11 from 12-2pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for kids. Book on (0113) 245 5553.
Expect games, crafts, hotdogs and lots of fun at the Light Party at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston Hill, LS11 8PD, on Tuesday from 5-6:30pm.
On Wednesday evening you can join Slung Low around the fire at their Temple site on the corner of Water Lane and Bath Road to listen to Ghost Stories at 6:30pm. Dress for the weather for this outdoor event and book your ticket at slunglow.org/shows.
Hunslet Carr Residents Association meets on Thursday, 6:30pm, at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, LS10 2EF
Also on Thursday, Beeston Community Forum meets at 7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre, off Town Street, LS11 8DQ.
There will be an exhibition of the entries in the St Luke’s CARES Upcycling Competition at the Watsonian Pavilion in Cross Flatts Park on Friday as part of a Craft and Upcycling Activity Day, running from 9:30am-1:30pm with the competition winners being announced at 2pm.
The Hunslet Club’s firework display is on Friday. Gates open at their Hillidge Road, LS10 1BP site at 6pm, but you can also view the display from The Oval, opposite Morrisons. Food and drink will be available at both sites.
Don’t forget our round up of family-friendly half term activities.
And finally, we will be distributing the November edition of the South Leeds Life newspaper from Wednesday. You can collect a copy from any of these 200 pick up points.
Photo: Another satisfied customer at last week’s Repair Cafe at BITMO’s Gate in Belle Isle
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