After all the mucky, wet days we’ve had recently, the weather forecast is for a fine, sunny cold day tomorrow so crack out those new boots or that lovely jumper you got for Christmas and come along to our first market of 2016.  We can’t think of anything nicer to do on a fine January morning – can you?

Our guest stalls this month are Leeds Bread Coop with their artisan bread and Really Indian bringing curry sauces.  All your favourite stalls will be there – we’ll even have some Champagne Rhubarb from Vicky Whiteley. Or what about a haggis to celebrate Burns’ Night on January 25th?  Everything you need to have a great night in with your favourite box set.  Enjoy the season!

The Snooker ClubYou may be stunned to know that there is a very friendly snooker club right on your doorstep.

Upstairs in the Parochial Hall on Fitzroy Drive, The Snooker Club has three snooker tables and a licensed bar open every evening Monday to Friday from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm.

*We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 30th January and, for a trial period, opening on Saturdays in February and March between 1.00 pm and 7.00 pm – so even more opportunities for you to come and see us.

This Saturday, members of the club will be available at the market, so why not take a break and have a chat about coming along and see what the club has to offer?   You can also visit our website at http://thesnookerclub.co.uk/index.html

New members are always most welcome, whether young or old.  Our current membership comprises men and women from 14 to 90+ years old!  Even if you’re not yet a snooker player, we have a large television to watch as well as running quiz nights which you are welcome to take part in.  Our bar prices (and our coffee) are very reasonable too.  So, if you’re a mum or dad who regularly drops off children at activities in the Parochial Hall, why not come upstairs and see for yourself? At £9 a year, our social membership lets you use the club facilities whilst waiting for junior to finish his/her activity. Full playing membership is a very affordable £18 a year – so well within most budgets.

We look forward to chatting with you on Saturday!


Download the 2016 Leaflet here

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There is still time to buy your own, very beautiful Yorkshire grown Christmas tree. Just come along to the market this Saturday 19th December.

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Oakwood Cinema


Oakwood Cinema is an organisation run by volunteers to help bring our community together and provide an independent local cinema for the residents of Oakwood and Roundhay.  Every month, they show a full length feature film in the main hall of the Parochial Hall, Fitzroy Drive, Oakwood.

This Saturday’s film is Paddington and is a matinée –  doors open at 2.00 pm. on Saturday 19th December.  For full details of ticket prices etc, please go to the Oakwood Cinema website.

Oakwood Cinema has also created a link with the Snooker Club, situated on the top floor of the Parochial Hall.  Cinema-goers can enjoy beer, wine, coffee etc before, during and after the film.  This week, the Snooker Club will open from approx 2pm – why not enjoy a drink or just take a look at what the Snooker Club has to offer whilst you’re there?

Visit the Roundhay live stall this Saturday to chat and find out more about the cinema and how you can become a member or just come along to view a film.

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To start off your Christmas celebrations early this Saturday,  Leeds Lions will be on the REAP stall with hot mulled wine for you to enjoy and we will have carol singers from Roundhay Evangelical Church singing round the Christmas tree.

Our fabulous guest stalls for the Christmas market will be Gusto Italiano – Italian food, Philippa Quayle – marshmallowsSeasonal Larder – jams etcReliance – salamis, chorizo, lomo, coppa and bresaola, and local  Oakwood Honey.

Don’t forget to pick up all your orders from our wonderful regular stall holders so you have all you need for that merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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If you have not already bought your beautiful 2016 Roundhay Park Calendar you can buy one at the Christmas market from thee REAP stall. You will be the able to mark on all the market dates for the whole year. Remember the market is on the third Saturday of the month. You can download our 2016 leaflet here to check you have the dates correct.



The farm comes to Oakwood.

Never forget another market – download  the 2016 leaflet here which has all the market dates, print it off, and stick it somewhere that you can see it. Simple!

The leaflet was kindly designed by local artist Nat Searle. A background in graphic design, she is now primarily a printmaker, with her work sold internationally. Nat also undertakes public arts commissions in various forms. If you have a project in mind, you can contact her by email: info@natsearle.com.

Polar Bears

You may have noticed, over the last few months, some additional visitors to Oakwood in the form of polar bears.  They may look cute but their purpose is very serious.  Check out their short film on the importance of climate change  (and the upcoming Climate Change Summit in Paris on Monday 30th November) Click here.

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We know it seems a long time until Christmas but it’s just one market away!  We hate to see disappointed customers so this month is the time to place your orders with the stall holders to make sure of your special Christmas goodies.

To jog your memory, here are some of the items you might want to pre-order:

Pies; hams; cakes; fish; venison; cheese; vegetables; beef joints; mistletoe; jam and chutney; eggs; bread; sausages.

All delicious and can be collected from the market on Sat 19th December – just in time for Christmas!