Leeds Arts Club

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The Leeds Arts Club was founded in 1903 by the Leeds school teacher Alfred Orage and Yorkshire textile manufacture Holbrook Jackson, and was probably one of the most advanced centres for modernist thinking in Britain in the pre-First World War period.

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The Leeds Arts Club. A highly influential forum for the avant-garde in politics, philosophy, art and literature met here from 1908. Ground-breaking exhibitions included the 1913 Post-Impressionist show and Cubist and Futurist Art in 1914. Famous Speakers included G. B. Shaw and W. B. Yeats. 1903-1923

8, Blenheim Terrace, Leeds, United Kingdom where it sited