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  Monday 23rd August

Meanwood Festival 2021 kicks off with ...

Irish Music Night

6.30pm - 8.45pm @ Junction Bar & Cafe, 3 Stonegate Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4HZ


'Irish Music Night':  Kevin Mullowney (guitar  & vocals) & Des Hurley (button accordion & fiddle).  In collaboration with Irish Arts Foundation.

No booking necessary

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Beer Launch!

North Brewing Co & their new neighbours Ridgeside have collaborated to brew this year's Festival Summer Ale.

Find it at:

Alfred Bar


Terminus Tap Room & Bottle Shop

  Wednesday 25th August

Willow Bird Feeder Making

1.30pm-5.00pm @ Meanwood Valley Urban Farm,Sugar Well Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG


Make bird feeders for your garden. In this half day class, you’ll learn to make two styles of willow bird feeders. Make as many of each as you like.


This is a beginner level course and no previous weaving experience is required. You will need good manual dexterity. Tools and materials will be provided.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The venue has free parking and disabled access.  Please remember to bring a mug, face covering and hand sanitizer. Please note: This event is not suitable for children.


Ticket required - £35 per person - buy them  online

Wellness & Relaxation

6.00pm-8.30pm @ Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF


Free event at Holy Trinity Community Hall. Treat yourself to a bit of relaxation and ‘you time’ with one of our calming & relaxing Reiki sessions or a 30 minute back, neck & shoulder massage. We are also offering file and polish for nails and a tombola.


There will be refreshments and cake available on the day. This is a drop in event open to all, booking is not essential but is recommended.  Event run by Angels & Stars, a non profit support service who support families after stillbirth.


Booking required - To book a place or for further information please contact Julie on 07858541620.

Meanwood Edition Pub Quiz

From 7.30pm @ East of Arcadia, 607 Meanwood Rd, LS6 4HQ

Head to East of Arcadia for their ever popular Pub Quiz night- with a Meanwood themed twist in honour of The Meanwood Festival.

Test your local knowledge and help them raise some funds for ‘Lemonade’, a Charity whose purpose is to educate women on the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and help those who have been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer to make memories and fulfil their bucket list wishes.

This is a free event but donations to Lemonade are encouraged. No booking required.

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  Thursday 26th August


Free Flamenco Taster Class

11.30am-12.30pm @  Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF


Join Flamenco de Leeds for an hour of Flamenco Dance. Learn to understand the movements of this vibrant and passionate dance form.

Suitable for all ages.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and hard soled shoes if possible.


This is a free event, but booking essential - email to book:


Belgian Beer Tasting

with Cheese!

5pm-11pm @ Alfred Bar, 4-6 Stonegate Road, Meanwood, LS6 4HY

Four classic Belgium beers served with accompanying cheeses.

The set deal will run from 5pm, show up whenever and we will serve each table their individual Belgian Beer & Cheese experience!

The beers will be announced on the day!

No need to book just show up and pay a fixed price.

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  Friday 27th August


Coffee Tasting and Blend Making with barrista Andrew MacBean 

10.00am - 11.30am @  The Barn Coffee Shop

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Rd LS7 2QG Leeds


Blend Making:

During the summer months we enjoy serving single-origin espresso. Come the winter, we always work on making an espresso blend to sell at Christmas!

At this year’s coffee tasting we will be explaining how we combine different single-origins to make the perfect blend followed by making one ourselves.

This is a free event but please email Andrew so he can manage numbers attending: 


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Free Flamenco Taster Class

6.00pm-7.00pm @  Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF


Join Flamenco de Leeds for an hour of Flamenco Dance. Learn to understand the movements of this vibrant and passionate dance form.

Suitable for all ages.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and hard soled shoes if possible.


This is a free event, but booking essential - email to book:

also on Friday, it's the kids' turn

Build a bug house

10.00am-12.00pm @ meet at The  Rangers Hut, Green Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LT


Parents will need to accompany their children to this event . Please bring a smallish flower pot with you.


While there is no charge for this event, booking is required so we know how many people are attending. Please email us at to book your place.

Kids Yoga

12.00pm- 1.30pm @  Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF



Unfortunately Zoe has had to cancel these events. She will email anyone who has already contacted her.

Tots Pretend


@ Holy Trinity Community Hall, 

Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF


This is a drama and role play class for children ‘walking’ to age 4. Little drama for BIG imaginations! Enter the world of Tots Pretend and join us on a wonderful adventure through drama and role play, using music along the way!


Check out or have a look at my FB page @totspretendleeds for more about what we do!


While there is no charge for this event, booking is essential! Please email to book your place.

  Saturday 28th August

Celebrate Meanwood

 12.00pm-3.00pm @ Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Ave, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QU  LINK


Join Meanwood Valley Partnership to celebrate the fantastic work that is being done in our community. 

Everyone in Meanwood, residents and all community groups, are welcome to join us to showcase, learn about, share ideas about, and maybe even join in, with the great work being done in Meanwood, by Meanwood, for Meanwood. 

So far confirmed are: 

children's activities including:  Meanwood Valley Preschool and Bravewords - dressing up and drama

Love Meanwood  Greenwood - environmental action for Meanwood  InterACT - Meanwood Pantry, Men Shed etc  Litter Free Meanwood   Lemon Balm  Stitch Up; meet the MVP committee  Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  Buy Nowt  Royal Voluntary Service  Youth Movement Against Violence  free Reiki  Wilderness On Your Doorstep / Leeds Parks Service

entertainment from Steel Pans steel band and Oriental dancing!  more to come ....


 ☕ The Barn Coffee shop - drinks & yummy things (veggie & vegan friendly); 🍦 a vintage ice cream van;


A great opportunity to meet the community and find out:


             💚 what is happening/available in Meanwood;  💚 sharing ideas;   💚 volunteering maybe;                                           

celebrating all the great work being done in Meanwood


It's a great opportunity to see what our community centre has to offer as well.


No booking necessary.

PLEASE NOTE:  the centre's car park will be closed so parking will be very limited.  Please walk to this event if you can so that those who can't, can park nearby.  Thank you



Abtuse play Jazz n’ Blues

7.00pm-10.00pm @ Holy Trinity Community Hall, Memorial Dr, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LF  LINK


Bring your own refreshments (wine, beer, nibbles etc). Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start.


This is a free concert but there will be collection buckets for Wheatfields Hospice/Sue Ryder.


The band will play popular jazz and blues style music. Abtuse is a Leeds based sextet, with a vocalist that plays jazz and blues, from upbeat numbers to slow easy melodies. They have played around Leeds and the Yorkshire region for a decade or more , at nightclubs, pubs/ bars, restaurants and all the main jazz and blues venues. They are playing at the festival to help raise funds for Sue Ryder/Wheatfields Hospice and for the simple joy of playing together.


No booking necessary.

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  Sunday 29th August

Photographic Exhibition and Sale

10.00am-4.00pm @ The Meanwood Institute, 94 Green Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LD

Exhibition by local photographer, Keith Brightwell LRPS of photographic prints covering landscapes, seascapes, fine art and floral. All prints will be for sale. 

No booking necessary.


Poetry Showcase at Terminus 

7pm - 9pm @ Terminus Tap Room, 8a Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS6 4HY

Three local poets showcase their recent work. Peter Spafford, Pamela Crowe and Joe Williams, three of our best-known local poets, read from their latest and forthcoming publications.

There will also be a short open mic section for other writers to share their own poems. 

No booking necessary, just turn up on the night!

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  Monday 30th August

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