November Bollywood screening

OWLS Presents ‘Namaste England

Tells the story of a young Indian couple who go to great lengths to move to London, England. Starring Arjun Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra.

Showing on Thursday 29th November, 11.30 at Hyde Park Picture House, tickets are £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children (carers are free)

Please note there will be no screening in December.


October Bollywood Screening

OWLS Presents ‘Manmarziyaan

This film is a romantic comedy starring ‘Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu & Vickiy Kaushal’. The story of a love triangle between a spirited young woman, her outgoing boyfriend and a fiance who’s husband material.

Showing on Thursday 25th October, 11.30 at Hyde Park Picture House, tickets are £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children (carers are free)

We’re recruiting: Activities Coordinator

(maternity cover, October 2018-July 2019)

BEA (which manages OWLS) is recruiting an Activities Coordinator, to help tackle social isolation amongst older adults by coordinating a programme of regular activities in North West Leeds.

The post will require someone with experience of co-ordinating activities and events in a community setting.

This is a great opportunity to work for a local organisation, supporting older people to live active, independent lives.

Pay:  NJC SO1 £26,470-28,221 (pro rata)
Hours: 24 hours per week
Holidays: 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: 9.00am Monday 3 September 2018
 Thursday 6 September 2018

Please download and read the application pack below. To apply,  please complete the application form showing how you meet the requirements of the post.

You can either:

Email your application to: 


Deliver your application to:

Bennett Road
Leeds LS6 3HN

Activities Coordinator – application pack


July Bollywood Screening

OWLS Presents ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

This film is about a young man who becomes a vigilante after his vigilante group’s attempt to expose corrupt political figures results in the death of one of its members, his friend. Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor & Nishikant Kamat.

Showing on Thursday 26th July, 11.30 at Hyde Park Picture House, tickets are £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children (carers are free)

Unity Day

Saturday 21st July 2018, 12.00 – 15.00

OWLS and Swarthmore college will be running their own marquee again this year and we will be organising a fantastic afternoon of activities, including bun decorating, crafts and, of course, bingo!

Transport is available, call the office for details on 0113 3697077.

Kirkstall Festival

Saturday 14th July 2018, 11.00-17.00

This popular community event will once again be taking place at the picturesque Kirkstall Abbey grounds, OWLS will be running their own information and activity stall, so pop along and say hello and enjoy seeing what our local community has to offer!

We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help out on our stall for an hour or so throughout the day. Please give the office a call on 0113 3697077 if you are interested.

Everyone is welcome!

NEW: Walking Group trial

Monday 9th July, 2.00-4.00pm

OWLS member Simon Kilner would like you to join him for a relaxed short stroll around Meanwood urban Farm followed by a cuppa in the cafe.

The get together is designed to be an accessible alternative to conventional walking groups. It’s a way for those who don’t walk far to socialise, get a bit of fresh air and light exercise. Call Simon on 07939 041636. Wheelchair pushers, carers, friends & family welcome.

Please note this is not an OWLS-led event, you are responsible for yourself.