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.
The campaign to defend the No 1 bus route will be quizzing a representative from First Bus at a public meeting on Saturday, 2:30pm at Beeston Parish Centre on Town Street.
Before that, you have a choice of four Christmas Fairs on Saturday. St Mary’s Beeston and Middleton Elderly aid both open at 10am and The Bridge Café in Cross Flatts Park hold there’s from 11am-2pm. St Anthony’s Patish Hall’s fayre on Old Lane near the Co-op runs from 1-4pm. All offer refreshments as well as stalls offering gifts and crafts.
Do you suffer from COPD, but want to do some gentle exercise? Julie Gill runs a free class at Laurel Bank, Middleton Park Avenue, every Saturday from 11:30am-1pm which includes refreshments and a cuppa after the class.
There are two Stained Glass workshops at Skelton Grange Environment Centre on Saturday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Learn how to select, cut and join stained glass to make a Christmas tree forest decoration.
At The Tetley’s Family Art Workshop, Saturday 11am-3pm, they will be creating a massive drawing together using movement and play. It sounds like fun. They also have a Christmas wreath making workshop for adults on Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm.
Middleton Railway’s ever popular Santa Specials start on Saturday and run all the way up to Christmas Eve.
Slung Low’s 5pm Sunday show at The Holbeck is called The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me. Through bluntly delivered jokes, captivating storytelling and a little help from the Gilmour Girls, Amy explores the taboos that surround women’s health and gives us an insight into a life with a chronic illness.
Alternatively you can join the Mosaic Church Carol Service in St Matthew’s Community Centre, following by the Holbeck Christmas Lights being switched on at 5:15pm and then join the free community meal with music and games.
Dewsbury Road Community Hub is hosting a Christmas Community Market from Monday to Friday, 12-4pm each day. This is a great chance to support local start up businesses whilst buying presents, or treating yourself.
More Christmas Lights will be switched on with carols at Middleton Park Circus on Monday at 3:30pm and at Belle Isle Circus at 3:30pm on Tuesday.
A hustings meeting is taking place at Belle Isle United Reformed Church, Nesfield Road, LS10 3LG on Monday 2 December at 7:30pm. All the candidates have been invited to the hustings where they will face questions from members of the public.
Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association meets on Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Church of the Nazarene on Lupton Street. On Thursday it’s the turn of Hunslet Carr Residents Association, 6:30pm at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre; and Beeston Community Forum holds its AGM at 7:30pm at the Old White Hart pub on Town Street.
Wednesday also sees a Scouting Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church in Beeston starting at 7pm.
And finally, Leeds United entertain Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3pm. If you live near the ground you can expect traffic congestion before and after the match.