LEEDS WEST INDIAN CENTRE
The Leeds West Indian Centre was established in 1979 to provide a meeting space and base for Leeds Caribbean and African communities. The Centre was developed by the joint working partnership of 16 local Caribbean community associations, including the Caribbean Cricket Club, the Jamaica Society, St Kitts and Nevis Association, Leeds West Indian Carnival and the United Caribbean Association. In 1982 the Centre was incorporated as a limited private company.
The Centre is open to all individuals and groups for cultural, social, educational, recreational and social justice activities including meetings, music events and private parties, where space can be rented. For example, Leeds communities have used the Centre for wedding receptions, christenings, birthday parties, funeral receptions and community organisations’ annual general meetings.
This significant cultural meeting place is well known by local students as the venue for the social sub-dub, drum and base music events that had its highlight during the 1980s and 1990s.
The Centre houses the Leeds West Indian Centre Women’s Group, Leeds West Indian Centre Domino Group and Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust.
The social area of the Centre consists of a large and small hall, a lounge, kitchen and a bar. The building is surrounded by gardens and ample safe parking.
For bookings and more information about the Centre please contact:
- Milton Goodison – 07734 77139
- Claude Hendrickson – 07831 480 196