Formerly known as St. Margaret’s Church, this venue was built in 1907 and served as an Anglican congregation for 85 years. In 2002, it was preserved by Left Bank Charitable Trust and transformed into a meeting spot for locals and an expanding group of artists and innovators. This venue offers a great array of creative events, including the enchanting Candlelight series which features classical performances in the glow of flickering candles.
Located in the heart of Hyde Park LS6, it’s all about community at Left Bank Leeds, so if you’re all about experimenting, socializing and sharing creativity, you should definitely check it out. And getting to the venue won’t prove too difficult as the number 19 local bus from the city centre stops within a minute’s walk from Left Bank, and Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about Left Bank
1. Who is behind Left Bank Charitable Trust?
Left Bank Charitable Trust has been reshaping Left Bank Leeds for over 20 years now. A team of seven people, from different backgrounds and with different interests, are all working towards a peaceful and creative future. Helen is from the Lake District and, after running an emergency dental clinic, she is now passionate about several innovative projects at Left Bank. As a Trustee and volunteer CIC Director of the venue, Nicola is involved in activist organisations as well as working as a GP and medical educator.
2. Keeping things imaginative
Nothing is ever boring at Left Bank with a whole host of events being organised—some more quirky than others. ‘See You Naked Mondays’ and ‘Yoga Brunch Club’ to custom lip balm workshops, visitors have plenty of variety to choose from when it comes to getting to know the essence of Left Bank Leeds.
3. Feel like a cold brew?
Well, you can get your refreshing fix at Left Bank’s independent café-bar as they also serve their own beer, Reluctant Hero, on tap — brewed on site! If you’re feeling peckish, you can try a cream cheese bagel, mushroom and truffle toastie, and more.
Have you ever thought about escaping from your everyday life for about an hour and transporting yourself in a magical world of music in one of Leeds’ most striking locations? After taking the world by storm, Candlelight is illuminating Left Bank Leeds with a series of concerts that’ll tickle your “creative” bone.
What else can you do at Left Bank?
Junk yard sales, natural dyeing workshops, sensory storybook sessions, and more are organised frequently at Left Bank. Keep an eye on their website to discover all upcoming events. What’s more, this stunning venue provides the perfect setting for celebrations and concerts and is available for hire with a room capacity of 350 standing and 170 people seated.
Leeds is home to a number of fantastic venues worth bragging about, and Candlelight is bringing its signature sea of candles and talented musicians to enliven them, including Left Bank. Relax and unwind in a welcoming environment and reintroduce yourself to some of your favourite music at these magical concerts.