Tag: Leeds Civic Trust

Lord Mayor unveils Beeston In Bloom’s new bench

This time last year sunflowers were popping up all over Beeston as community gardening group Beeston In Bloom contributed seeds, pots and composts to a children’s lockdown activity pack. Yesterday (14 August 2021) the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Asghar Khan, was on hand to unveil a sunflower themed bench

Leeds’s largest free heritage festival launches on Friday

Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest free heritage festival, with over 5,000 events held annually. This year’s festival runs between the 11-19 September 2020. Leeds Civic Trust is proud to be the local coordinator for the city. This year, the festival will be going ‘digital’ for the first time

Holbeck Club gets its own blue plaque

Thursday (12 September 2019) saw Leeds Civic Trust unveiling a blue plaque to celebrate the Holbeck Working Men’s Club. The unveiling featured a specially commissioned poem by Ian McMillan (see below), as well as a performance by the Commoners Choir. Formed in 1871 the Holbeck Working Men’s Club is the