What’s On Roundup 6-12 April 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 Middleton Railway who are marking Community Day. A range of community organisations will be in the museum to talk to passengers about their work. They will be joined by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and local Councillors. Train rides on Community Day are free, although a donation would be very much appreciated.

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.

Leeds Dads will be holding another free Soft Play session, 10am-12pm on Saturday morning at Little Angels behind the Tommy Wass pub, LS11 7HL. This for dads and pre-school children and there’s free tea and toast! Book: leedsdads.org/events

The Holbeck Jumble Sale has plenty of bargains including clothes, accessories and househiold items all at £1 or less. It takes place on Saturday 10am-1pm at Jamyang Buddhist Centre on Ingram Road, LS11 9RQ.

Once you’ve got your bargains and refreshments from the Happy Yak Café, why not pop next door to Slung Low for a Myth Making Workshop? This exploration of Leeds consists of a series of creative thinking, writing and improvisation tasks that respond to Leeds-specific prompts.

Read With Dad, 2-3pm on Saturday at Hunslet Community Hub & Library pretty much does what it says on the tin – a chance for Dads to read with their children. There are stories and rhymes, snacks and play, and a craft activity to join in with.

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

There’s wrestling at The Holbeck club on Saturday night 6-9pm. Wing Commander Nash and The Music Man take on The Pop Punk Kid and Chilli Heatwave. Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX. Tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hypa-hypa-live-wrestling-in-holbeck-tickets-814322088287

Alternatively, Slung Low is hosting Eleanor May Blackburn, who asks Does my F**** look big in this? Join Ellie as she navigates a class of 30 adolescents asking her anything about sex; and what happens when they go home? The show is 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.

On Sunday, 10:45am-12pm, morning Leeds Dads have organised a Dads & Kids Walk in Middleton Park. Book at leedsdads.org/events.

Hunslet RLFC take on Oldham RLFC at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday, kick off is at 3pm. Match tickets are available online at: hunsletrflc.ticketco.events/uk

As it’s the first Monday in April there are a couple 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.

The Friends of Middleton Park host two more free play sessions this week. On Tuesday, 11am-1pm it’s outdoor sports and games with ACE. Then on Wednesday, 11am-1pm, boys and girls can join in the dance led by DAZL. There’s no need to book just turn up to the Visitor Centre.

Tuesday evening sees Leeds United entertain Sunderland at Elland Road. Kick-off is at 8pm and you can expect the usual heavy traffic and parking issues around Beeston, Holbeck and Cottingley.

And finally, we are back at The Warehouse in Holbeck on Friday evening, where Slung Low host a new soul musical CHISHOLM FOR PRESIDENT! Which tells the true story of America’s first black female presidential candidate. Full details and pay-what-you-decide tickets at at www.slunglow.org/shows

 

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