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.
It’s Halloween this weekend and there’s lots of Halloween themed events for those of you like a fright.
You might start on Saturday lunchtime at The Holbeck where Slung Low are hosting a Coco film and makeup event from 12pm. Learn to paint your face like Coco whilst watching the film! Perfect for little ones who are going out trick or treating later that day.
The Hamara Centre are holding a Scarefest on Saturday and Sunday from 6-9pm. Hunslet Warriors also have their Halloween Party on Saturday at The Green sports ground.
Leeds Dads will be at Little Angels Playzone, at the Sugar Mill in Beeston, on Saturday morning 10am-12pm for some Halloween themed soft play. All dads with preschool age children are welcome.
For those of you who are disturbed or frightened by a knock on the door at Halloween, West Yorkshire Police produced this notice which you can print off and put in your window to say no thank you to Trick or Treaters.
Saturday also sees the monthly craft and produce market in Cross Flatts Park. All the stalls feature goods made by local people. The market runs 9:30am-12:30pm.
There will be a 5km Poppy Run in Middleton Park on Saturday at 11am to support this year’s Poppy Appeal, register here. Because of this event there will be no Middleton Woods parkrun this week.
Locks To Legacies is a project which saw 10 young people uncover 500 years of unseen Leeds history. The launch event is on Saturday, 11am to 4pm, at Canal Connections, Lock Keepers Cottage, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LE and includes an exhibition, guided walks, boat trips, food and music. The event is free, but please book here.
Slung Low present two shows this weekend at The Holbeck. The environmentally themed ‘Planet LOL’ is on Saturday at 7:30pm and ‘What Are You Hungry For?’ is on Sunday at 8pm. All shows at The Holbeck are pay-what-you-decide, but you need to book here.
On Sunday all buses in West Yorkshire are free to use – where will you take the bus to?
Friends of Middleton Park are holding a spooky guided walk on Sunday. ‘Death in the Park’ will cover the various deaths and near misses that happened in the park throughout history. Some of the paths may be wet and uneven, so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at 1:30pm at the Visitor Centre.
Thwaite Watermill at Stourton has a Half Term Halloween Trail that runs through to Sunday.
This week also sees a number of residents meetings:
On Monday evening Hunslet & Riverside Councillors have organised an online meeting for residents in Beeston Hill. The meeting, at 6pm, will be held on Zoom, follow this link to join the meeting. Police and other services will also be present.
Wednesday sees the regular Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association meeting at 6:30pm at the Church of the Nazarene on Grove Road.
On Thursday it’s the turn of Hunslet Carr Residents Association meet at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre at 6:30pm; and finally Beeston Community Forum meets at Beeston Village Community Centre at 7:30pm.