Join Slung Low this summer at The Holbeck

With the third term of Slung Low’s Community College in full swing and a packed programme at The Holbeck, we have loads of things coming up that we’d love to share with you.

In our Big Ideas series, inspirational people discuss their passion projects. On Sunday 28 July 2 at 5pm John Fox, one of the leading alternative theatre makers of his generation and celebrated co-founder of Welfare State International (with Sue Gill) is coming to speak about his experiences and the values that are the foundation to his work.

On Saturday 13 July we’re hosting a fabulous family day with our friends at Unlimited Theatre who are bringing their brilliant Space Shed. As well as bringing the Unlimited Space Agency’s spectacular mobile HQ, there will also be two 45-minute shows; How To Save The Planet and How I Hacked My Way into space. Throughout the day there will be Q&A workshops about the future and sustainability before ending the day with a two-hour silent disco!

If you’re interested in starting your own creative project but feel daunted by how to begin then join Helen Goalen from Rash Dash to explore potential starting points. This workshop will run from 11-5pm on Saturday 13 July and there are still a handful of spaces left.

Our friends who create Slung Low Shorts will be here on Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 July for a fourth year of this exciting programme. They’re bringing seven new short plays about everything from the spirit world to the Windrush generation.

And finally on Sunday 28 July at 5pm multi-award winning theatre company Pound of Flesh bring their Edinburgh Fringe preview Fires Our Shoe Have Made. A mash-up of gig theatre, live Foley and hip-hop influenced slam poetry, this modern fable takes audiences to another world.

As with all of our shows, Big Ideas and college courses visit our website to book your space. All events are Pay What You Decide.

You can pop into The Holbeck for a drink on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 7.30 and 11pm and on a Sunday from 11.30am–11pm. We are also open two hours before Leeds United home games. We hope to see you soon!


This post was written by Sally Proctor

Photo: The Space Shed comes to Holbeck on Saturday 13 July

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