Leeds Civic Trust has organised a talk about Holbeck-born Ivy Benson, the jazz band leader who has a Blue Plaque on Cemetery Road in Beeston. The talk, entitled ‘Sax Appeal: Ivy Benson & Her All-Girls Band’, will be given by Janet Tennant who has written a biography of Ivy Benson.
When we were still allowed in our workspaces, I had a wall of heroes to inspire me at my side whilst I toiled. On that wall were, amongst others, French & Saunders, CJ Walker, Little Simz and Ivy Benson. Ivy has always been extra special to me as she was