Holbeck

Calling karaoke singers

Calling karaoke singers

If you enjoy singing karaoke and have always wanted to appear on film, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Filming will take place on Friday (26 May 2017) at Holbeck Working Men’s Club with everyone singing the Foreigner song ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’. The film is a trailer for […]

Gabby Logan opens Holbeck Dementia Cafe

Gabby Logan opens Holbeck Dementia Cafe

Coinciding with Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May 2017) is the launch of Holbeck’s first Dementia Café, set up by Holbeck Elderly Aid (HEA) – a South Leeds charity supporting vulnerable older people in the community. The Dementia Café, which will be held once a month, on the second Monday of each month, was officially opened […]

Artworks brighten Holbeck streets

Artworks brighten Holbeck streets

Leeds artist, Ian Kirkpatrick, has unveiled his latest street art on Water Lane, in the heart of South Bank, Holbeck. Titled ‘South Bank Remix’, the colourful murals depict Holbeck’s past, present and future opportunities within the striking former Printworks building. The project led by Leeds City Council and supported by property investment and development company […]

Invitation to mess about on the water at festival

Invitation to mess about on the water at festival

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2017 – 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend 24 and 25 June The annual Leeds Waterfront Festival returns in June and promises to be the best yet! Bringing 4 miles of the city’s waterways to life, the festival will be brimming with activities and creativity on the water, boats and on dry land alongside […]

Home, Heritage & Belonging at Slung Low’s 6th “How To…” Festival

Home, Heritage & Belonging at Slung Low’s 6th “How To…” Festival

Holbeck is the place to be on Sunday (7 May 2017) as Slung Low deliver their 6th How To…Festival : Home, Heritage & Belonging. They promise a day of discovering place and people with performances, a guided walk, demonstrations, activities and food from Gayatri Ganapathy, Dr Simon Bradley, Nick Cassenbaum, Rochi Rampal & Daniel Tyler […]

HEA is here for ‘older but not infirm’ too

HEA is here for ‘older but not infirm’ too

Celebrating their 25th birthday this year, HEA used to be known as Holbeck Elderly Aid. They’ve made a conscious effort change their name in order to better serve their community. “The problem is that many older people don’t see themselves as ‘elderly’. The word conjures up an image of a frail person with a walking […]

Holbeck flats scheme to be debated

Holbeck flats scheme to be debated

Leeds City Council’s City Plans Panel will decide tomorrow (Thursday 27 April 2017) on a planning application to build new flats on Whitehall Road in Holbeck. The scheme, on the corner of Springwell Road would see a curved, stepped complex, rising to 16 storeys close to the railway line. The building would accommodate 224 1, […]

South of the River – Rough Trade

South of the River – Rough Trade

The Yorkshire Post reported this week that Burberry are “taking a moment to think through” their plans to build a new manufacturing base in Holbeck on the old Kays site. I say the Kays site, but it’s a whole bunch of sites, including perhaps most importantly Temple Works, the Grade I listed building, which Burberry […]

Council plans to tackle problem parking in Holbeck

Council plans to tackle problem parking in Holbeck

Leeds City Council has published a draft Traffic Regulation Order covering a large section of Holbeck aimed at tackling city centre commuter parking. Measures include no waiting (double yellow lines) on one side of Holbeck Moor Road and pay and display charges for parking on the moor side of the road between 8am-6pm. A full […]

People Matters changes into a Charity

People Matters changes into a Charity

Nearly fifteen years since it originally formed in 2002 People Matters is changing into a charity from April. As one of the first Community Interest Companies (CICs) and a social enterprise it has always been not for profit, with a volunteer board and a wide membership base supporting people with hidden and other disabilities from […]