Tag: The Holbeck

MP’s Notebook: living history, childhood obesity and the station roof

The latest recipient of a Leeds Civic trust blue plaque is The Holbeck. Known by most people as the Holbeck Working Men’s Club, it is the oldest such club in the country. It began life in 1871 as a community organisation with less than a hundred members. Into the 20th

Family conversation and poetry at Slung Low

A new project to help families integrate starts this Sunday (21 September 2019). ‘No Margins’ is billed as family adventures in poetry and spoken word and runs at The Holbeck club. Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+) are working with Slung Low theatre and local poets after hearing of issues

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