What’s On Roundup 29 June – 5 July 2024

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 a new look and name for Hunslet Festival. It’s always a great community celebration on the field by Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School. The new team in charge are promising to freshen up the event with some new ideas, so get behind them and enjoy the fun from 11:30am-4pm.

On Saturday afternoon St Peter’s Church are holding a Fayre in the hall on Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle from 1-3pm

Hunslet ARLFC entertain Kells on Saturday afternoon at The Oval, opposite Morrisons. Kick off is at 2:30pm.

Dragon Boat racing will be a central feature as Leeds Waterfront Festival returns to Leeds Dock this weekend from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be music, street food and family friendly rides.

Slung Low host two shows this weekend starting on Saturday at 7:30pm with Fireflies At Dawn. Co-created and performed by visually impaired and sighted dancers, Fireflies at Dawn continues the companies investigation into how and why we move and dance. The show uses embedded audio description, sounds, lights and touch as well as innovative new wearable technology, echome –  to enhance movement perceptions for both performers and audiences alike.

Then at 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon you are invited to hear the testimonies of immigrants to the UK in ice&fire’s Tales From A Hostile Environment. Both shows are pay-what-you-decide. Book your free ticket at www.slunglow.org/shows and once you’ve seen the show decide how much you want to pay. Slung Low’s Warehouse In Holbeck is on Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ.

The Friends of Hunslet Moor are holding a table top sale Sunday 12-4pm, raising money for Candlelighters children’s cancer charity. With bric-a-brac, plants, books, refreshments and a children’s area it takes place in the Hunslet Moor community hub, behind the purple flats.

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club’s First XI take on Keighley CC on Sunday at Gipsy Lane, Beeston, LS11 5TT starting at 1pm.

The Friends of Middleton Park are exploring the history of Broom Pit with their free guided walk on Sunday. Meet at the visitor centre by the lake at 1:30pm, wear stout shoes and dress for the weather.

Sunday also sees the start of a season of Bands in the Park, organised by the Friends of Cross Flatts Park. This week it’s the Salvation Army Brass Band playing from 2:30-4:30pm outside the Watsonian Pavilion. Refreshments will be on sale and there will be children’s craft activities.

As it’s the first week of September there are a number of residents meetings taking place, starting with Middleton Community Group which meets on Monday, 6-7pm, at the Middleton Elderly Aid Social Centre, Acre Road, LS10 4LF.

Also on Monday, the Greenmounts & Surrounding Area Tenants & Residents Association meets at 6:30pm at Rowland Road Working Men’s Club, LS11 6ED.

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.

And finally,don’t forget to vote in the General Election on Thursday. Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm, remember to take photo ID with you in order to vote.


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