Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over the coming week in South Leeds. Please note that our online What’s On calendar is currently out of action.
We start this week in Holbeck Cemetery where the volunteers have their monthly action day on Saturday from 10am. Everything provided including hot drink and biscuits, all welcome, wear old clothes and sturdy shoes or boots.
Saturday also sees coffee mornings at Beeston Parish Centre, Town Street and the Church of the Nazarene, Lupton Street, Hunslet. Both 10am-12pm.
The Salvation Army on Hunslet Hall Road are holding a Bumper Jumble Sale from 11am-1pm. You’ll find new items, Christmas gifts, vintage and bric-a-brac, plus refreshments.
Contrary to our print edition listings, the Family Fun Day at Rowland Road Club in Beeston is not going ahead on Saturday. The organisers, Senses Through Elements, have decided to move to bi-monthly events, so the next one will be on 3 December.
Leeds United entertain Bournemouth on Saturday, kick off 3pm. Expect the usual heavy traffic around Beeston before and after the game.
The Crooked Clock is holding a bonfire, to be lit at 7pm, and firework display, 7:30pm. The Family fun starts from 5pm at the pub on Sussex Avenue, Hunslet.
If you fancy a ghost story, Slung Low present Unusual Cycles at The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn. As always it’s pay what you decide after the show. Book your tickets at www.slunglow.org/shows
On Sunday it’s the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival at John Charles Centre for Sport’s Indoor Bowls and Athletic Centre, 10:30am-4:30pm.
If you are looking for a new job in Health and Care, you can find out about the many job opportunities currently available including Business Admin, Customer Service and Clinical Support Worker roles at two drop in sessions. Call in to Hunslet Community Hub & Library, off Church Street on Monday, or Dewbury Road Community Hub & Library on Friday. There are three sessions each day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, please allow 90 minutes for each session. If you can’t attend register at leedshccareer.eventbrite.co.uk
Middleton Community Group meet on Monday evening at 6pm at Middletron Elderly Aid’s Social Centre on Acre Road.
Cottingley Hall TRAC, the residents group for people living on the Cottingley Hall estate meets on Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Community Centre.
If you want to practice your public speaking skills, pop along to White Rose Speakers’ monthly meet up on Wednesday at Jury’s Inn hotel, Brewery Wharf.
If you live or work at Leeds Dock there’s a new weekly drop-in at the Royal Armouries cafe every Thursday, 11am-2pm. Organised by Leeds Sanctuary and supported by the Royal Armouries and the Canal & River Trust, this is a new opportunity to meet local people over a free drink, there’s even an activity corner for children.
Stay warm, meet new people, have a chat and play bingo at the Watsonia Cafe in Cross Flatts Park every Thursday, 12:30-2:30pm. All the prizes are things on your regular shopping list so this is a great way to save money during this cost-of-living crisis. Everybody is welcome to join in.
And finally, there a comic giveaway at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library on Friday. The giveaway is part of the Thought Bubble comic convention and be aware that some comics may not be suitable for children. The event starts at 10am and finishes … when they’re gone!
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