Leeds today: skate, constellations, Baltica, markets, Chumbs.

Happy Friday, all. Today’s Leeds today is from Kathleen.

A Skate Park at Holbeck Moor will be opened today (2nd) by councillor David Congreve. Unveiling from 11am at St Matthews Community Centre. So tempted to dig out my old roller blades.

Hope you’ve all got your tickets for Constellations Festival held at The Brudenell Social Club. One of our favourite Leeds bands, Swimming Lessons are playing and you’d be just stupid to miss the chance to see Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Haim. Buy tickets from the website.

If you fancy having a taste of Russian culture, the Russian School Baltica is inviting people to its Slaviansky Bazaar (Slavic Festival) at The West Park Centre on Spen Lane on Saturday. You will be able to try borscht, and have a go on the balalaika and there will be a folk group from Lithuania providing music! Thanks to North Leeds Life for that little gem.

My day got so much better when I read this. THE CHRISTMAS MARKET IS COMING! I’ve been at home for a few days and my Dad is the biggest scrooge ever, but the Christmas market will be opening on the 9th at Millenium Square and will be bringing with it amazing food and cheer. Ok, so it’s crazy that it’s only November, but seriously, the schnitzels. THE SCHNITZELS. (ed’s note: we talk more about the Cristkindelmarkt this afternoon – tune in!)

And from sheer happiness, to sheer devastation. Chumbawumba are over. Leeds’s finest issued a statement back in July (missed it) saying that “the rest of our lives got in the way and we couldn’t commit the time and enthusiasm that the band demanded”.

That’s it folks, please get in touch if you have anything you want us to cover (see yesterday’s public breakdown by Mike for more info). Have a great weekend!

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