MAN ON THE MOON – Keisha Thompson (plus This Is Yesterday – an introduction by Manic Chord Theatre)
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

image (c) Benji Reid

Man on the Moon is a journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.

Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the letters stop coming she is forced to venture into his world. This truth-infused narrative sees the protagonist follow a trail of breadcrumbs that lead her a number of check-points: cultural displacement, religious confusions, political paranoia, misplaced masculinity and more.

With the use of poetry, looped sounds and story-telling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience. Prepare to jump from Manchester to the Moon as this story reaches for those answers that can often feel out of reach.

Suitability – 12+

Co-commissioned by STUN and Contact. Supported by Arts Council England & Apples & Snakes

Directed by Benji Reid  Twitter @Keke_Thom

This event will be preceded by an introduction to This is Yesterday, the latest project from Leeds based Manic Chord Theatre, which explores what dementia might reveal about our potential to live both in the present, and outside of it. The company will present an exclusive early insight into a new digital, storytelling world looking to uncover how we experience memory both collectively and as individuals. Following the presentation there will be an open discussion about the project with the company, their collaborators and local community groups. Come and join us from 4:30pm



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This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Christmas Fayre
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Christmas Fayre at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom is back on December 2nd from 12 noon until 4pm!

We’ll have dozens of stalls featuring food, drinks, jewellery and a multitude of crafty items and vintage goods – perfect for those looking to get ahead with the Christmas shopping!

We’ll have hot food, mulled wine, hot chocolate and all the usual cakes and treats available.

There will be live music from an array of wonderful performers, a chance to sing your favourite Christmas carols, festive story-telling and a whole load of yuletide activities.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and new faces at this year’s Christmas Fayre.

This year we are asking for those of you who can, to donate to Yorkshire Aid; a group of individuals and organisations that work together to provide aid for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds, Yorkshire and Europe. As many of you are aware the HUB was recently broken into and sadly at the time amongst many items that were stolen was a huge collection of donations for Yorkshire Aid. We hope to make this better by asking people to bring a MensSnugPack (pictured below) along to the Christmas Fayre. 

More information and advice on how we can support this charity can be found below.



email address & email for paypal donations:

'I have put Holbeck in my address for the last two years but today was the first time I discovered the heart of it - I had no idea about the pubs, social clubs, quaint back to back terraces and history that makes up the real Holbeck, south of the canal.  A big thanks to Slung Low for opening my eyes to a place I have claimed to call home.'  - Audience Member