Middleton

St. Luke’s CARES Free Retail Courses

St. Luke’s CARES Free Retail Courses

St. Luke’s CARES charity shop are due to start running their free neighbourhood retail skills courses from September 2016. This follows on from the previous TRY! Retail training course which ran for 5 weeks and only offered participants a ‘certificate of attendance’. After the success of the previous course, St. Luke’s applied and was awarded the Big Lottery Fund to provide a […]

By August 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Local band The Barmines burst into life

Local band The Barmines burst into life

South Leeds indie rock band The Barmines continue their upward surge into the music world, with a major set lined up at Leeds Festival this weekend, the hotly-anticipated release of their latest single – ‘Reliance’ – in early September, and more. South Leeds Life met up with singer and guitarist Rob Burton, to find out […]

By August 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Breeze is back on tour in South Leeds

Breeze is back on tour in South Leeds

Breeze on Tour is back this August, allowing thousands of young people to enjoy a host of exciting activities for free in parks across Leeds. One of the main events will take place in Cross Flatts Park, Beeston on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 August 2016 between 12 noon and 5pm. Mini Breeze events are […]

Carry on camping in the community this summer!

Carry on camping in the community this summer!

The annual South Leeds Community Camp returns to Middleton Park this month, overnight on Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st August (2016). This free family event – now in its third year – simply aims to give local people the chance to meet, have a laugh, learn stuff, and get inspired by the natural environment. Running […]

Putting up a good fight in Vegas

Putting up a good fight in Vegas

As previously reported here in South Leeds Life, last month saw Tom ‘The Viking’ Crosby from Middleton travel out to Las Vegas in the USA to compete in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA, commonly known as cage fighting) amateur world championships. Tom, 28, had previously travelled to international tournaments in Germany, France, Croatia, and Canada […]

Middleton and Belle Isle commemorates World War One

Middleton and Belle Isle commemorates World War One

Date: 4th August 2016 Middleton Park and Belle Isle commemorates World War One. At two key landmarks in the community, two World War One memorial benches have been unveiled to remember the fallen. Middleton Park Councillors were delighted to unveil the two benches this week at Belle Isle Circus and Middleton Park Circus and were joined by […]

Go try a Triathlon this summer

Go try a Triathlon this summer

Are you getting excited about seeing the Brownlee brothers competing in the Rio Olympics? Perhaps you’ve always fancied having a go at Triathlon? Well now you can! TRI SOMETHING NEW is a programme launched by Leeds City Council and British Triathlon and supported by Sport England, encouraging people to get active through the wonderful sport […]

Middleton gets into gear with new bike library

Middleton gets into gear with new bike library

Middleton residents can now jump on a bike for free, thanks to a new ‘bike library’ at the local community hub. Leeds City Council launched the third of its Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries at the St George’s Centre Community Hub on today (1 August 2016). The new bike library will give local families the opportunity […]

Old and young partner to document dementia

Old and young partner to document dementia

Older people living with dementia in Belle Isle will share what life is like with the start of a £10,000 cross-generational journal project. Over the next 12 months residents in their 80s and 90s at Nesfield Lodge Care Home in Belle Isle, will partner with pupils from Sharp Lane Primary School to create an interactive […]

Lost WW1 medal reunited with family

Lost WW1 medal reunited with family

A medal from the First World War has been found and returned to its rightful owners, all thanks to Middleton Primary School. 11 year old Conrad Buckley found the medal on a Heritage Day event, organised by the Friends of Middleton Park, which he attended with the school last month. Whilst walking in the woods, […]