Dark Arches, Marshall’s Mill, Temple Works, Tower Works, Railway Roundhouses – the epic architecture of Holbeck gives us some of the most impressive and quirky buildings to have emerged as a direct or indirect result of the Industrial Revolution. Join Alchemy Anew at the actual site of one of these iconic buildings - the Round Foundry Media Centre
Listen to the fascinating stories of the captains of industry behind these amazing buildings as well as get insights into the lives of the actual people who actually worked there. These include:
- Janet Douglas, an historian of Leeds who will talk about this magnificent industrial heart and how it contributed to the wealth of a city and nation.
- Richard Salmon, Senior Lecturer at the School of English, University of Leeds, will talk about the ways in which the industrial revolution shaped the social concerns and artistic imagination of Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Be enthralled by the voices of the Opera North Children's Chorus as they hail the City of Leeds.
There is also an opportunity to see Pathways & Clouds, David Wilson's powerful photographic exhibition of the Haworth landscape, which will be on display at Round Foundry Media Centre.
Admission is free, to book a place and to find out more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0113 394 4620