20th May 2018 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
£ Pay What You Decide

A day packed full of music, artistry and family fun, discovering the varied and wonderful world of Cabaret with affordable pay what you decide workshops, food and performances for all. No experience necessary!

Have a look through below at what is going on at How To… Cabaret! and when you have decided, click through to the ticketing site and you will be able to reserve tickets for your specific workshop / performance choice.


At 11am – Cooking With Manjit

Back by popular demand, Manjit’s Kitchen leads a cooking workshop where Manjit will talk you through the stages of preparing delicious Indian dishes and curries as you have a go at creating them yourself. All ingredients and equipment are provided for you.


At 1.45 – 3pm Ukulele Workshop with Jacqui Wicks

Ukulele: Zero to Hero

The ukulele has been a popular instrument on the world cabaret stage since the 1920s. Come along and learn how to play simple chords, strum some songs and get enthused about this universally loved, little instrument.

No experience is necessary, this workshops is for absolute beginners aged 10 and above. Ukuleles provided.

Jacqui Wicks is a singer of songs and maker of noises. She plays ukulele as one half of ‘Gudrun’s Sisters’ and as part of the Schwa music collective. She teaches ukulele at Ropery Hall in Barton and has led many ukulele ensembles. Come and catch the ukulele bug.


At 2 – 3.30pm Drag Kings: Let’s Mansform! 

Join Andro and Eve, creators of South Yorkshire’s biggest drag king cabaret The Kingdom Come as they show you how to traverse the world of drag kings. Explore the current UK drag king scene, learn how to ‘mansform’ and create your own drag king character. This workshop is aimed at those who are 16+ due to some adult content but younger teenagers are welcome with the consent of their grown up.


At 2 – 4pm: Greentop Circus Drop In Workshop

Greentop Circus is the north of England’s leading circus centre. Join them for this drop in workshop where you will gain skills in using a range of hand held equipment such as diabolo, plate spinning and juggling, as well as having a go at riding a unicycle and trying your hand at other balancing equipment. Great fun for the entire family, both little kids and big kids alike!


At 3 – 4.15pm: EXTRAordinary sculptures: A beautiful mess

Join Nat from Uncanny theatre and Kat from Odd Doll puppetry for a playful workshop, making fabulous sculptures from a load of old rubbish. Together we’ll transform the ordinary. Be prepared to get stuck in as a family, be a little bit silly and think outside the box…it’s the most fun place to be!


At 5pm: Jonny Best presents Different From the Others

As part of Yorkshire Silent’s Film Festival, Jonny Best will be showing ‘Different from the Others’ whilst accompanying the silent movie with an original improvised score on the piano. ‘Different From the Others’ or ‘Anders als die Andern’ is a film about two male musicians who fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn. The 1919 film was one of the first gay-themed films, burned by the Nazis and then stitched back together using sections recovered from archives across the world.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival takes place each May in cinemas, theatres, arts centers, music and community centres around Yorkshire. The festival aims to celebrate and foster the art of silent film with live music accompaniment and to increase the opportunities for audiences in Yorkshire and the North to explore the art form.


We’ll break for tea at 6pm – enjoy food from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar with free tea and coffee.

7pm Falling In Love Again: A cabaret performance by Jonny Best and Jacqui Wicks

There has been a late change to the line up for our How To… Cabaret! due to unforeseen circumstances. 
For our 7pm show we are delighted to announce that the excellent Jacqui Wicks will now present Gudrun’s Sisters with her musical partner Seonaid Matheson. We think that fans of cabaret will delight in their cut-throat honesty, glorious tunes and wicked laughs. They’ll lull you into a false sense of security with their dulcet tones; these sirens are singing  songs of Murder, Adultery and Harlotry.

Please Note: When you visit our partners at Quay Tickets to reserve your seat, the page may still say you are booking for Falling In Love Again. Fear not, your reservation will be for Gudrun’s Sisters!

We hope you can make it!



To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.


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This workshops and performances have 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 workshops and performances are “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have experienced it. All monies are then given directly to the performing companies. 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

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