Slung Low: creating a culture of sustainability
This week’s blog highlight’s some of the great work of one of our member organisations, Slung Low. Founded in 2000, Slung Low is an award-winning theatre company specialising in making epic productions in non-theatre spaces, often with large community performance companies at their heart.
Slung Low is currently based at the oldest social club in Britain, The Holbeck, which is used as an open development space for artists. Other companies, who may not have been seen in Leeds, are also invited to come and present their work as part of Slung Low’s programming, and support is provided to artists through lending equipment and vehicles.
Slung Low also have a second campus in the form of a 16-acre ancient semi-ancient natural woodland in Kirklees. Open to the public, the woodland has a canopied outdoor classroom and plenty of space to explore and learn in. To improve access to performances all work presented at The Holbeck, and the woodland is offered on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis.