What’s On Roundup 4-10 May 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 at Beeston In Bloom’s plant sale which takes place on Saturday morning between 10am and 12am at the cafe in Cross Flatts Park.

Volunteers will be out at Hunslet Cemetery on Saturday morning. Join them to help keep it looking its best from 10am-1pm, tools will be provided.

There’s a free Mini Tennis Festival for children aged 3-11 years at the Tennis Centre at the John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, LS11 5DJ. Sessions run on Saturday 10:30am-12pm and 2-3:30pm; plus on Sunday 10:30am-12pm.

Leeds United entertain Southampton at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is at 12:30pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.

Speaking of Leeds United, The Holbeck are hosting an end of season party on Saturday evening for Leeds fans with music from Paul Wilson, plus Burley Banksy will be selling his artworks. The Holbeck is on Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX

Slung Low present Is This Thing On? on Saturday 7:30pm. Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the f***ing toilet roll. 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.

On Sunday and Monday the Friends of Middleton Park team up with Middleton Railway to bring you Bluebell Walks. Volunteers will meet trains at Park Halt at 11:20am, 12:40pm and 2:20pm and escort passengers through the woods to the Visitor Centre and back, enjoying the carpet of bluebells along the way.

Beeston Parish Centre is hosting a Family Fun Day at on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am-8pm. The Centre is opposite Nisa on Town Street, LS11 8PN

On Tuesday there are two after school activities in our libraries. Code Club is a great way for children aged 9-13 to start learning about computer coding with fun projects, it takes place at Beeston Library, Town Street, LS11 8PN 3:30-4:30pm. Meanwhile at St George’s library in Middleton (LS10 4UZ) it’s the monthly Lego Club at 3:45-4:45pm. Suitable for children aged 5+ hey will be creating models based on much loved children’s books.

And finally, St George’s Centre Community Hub & Library host a Nintendo Switch eSports group starting on Wednesday, 3:45 – 4:45pm. Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, or see who’s the best Mario Kart racer. All in a friendly manner, of course… For ages 12 – 16, to guarantee a place, pre-book at www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents


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