News from our city


Read about the latest news, developments and events from Leeds here. Select by date or category and click to open the news items in detail.

Latest News

Josh Warrington to start new era for Matchroom Boxing in Leeds

23 April 2014

Huge show on May 21 at first direct arena – Stephen Smith faces World title eliminator

Local heroes return to Leeds to play one of only two arena shows

22 April 2014

Following the release of their hit new album Leeds boys the Kaiser Chiefs will be returning to the first direct arena next February. This is one of only two UK arena dates the band will play in the UK in 2015.

Robin Ince Is: In And Out Of His Mind

22 April 2014

Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince presents another in his line of unhinged stand-up comic lectures at City Varieties this April.

Original British Musical ‘Miss Nightingale’ Makes Leeds Debut

18 April 2014

After a successful tour of the UK last year, Miss Nightingale by award-winning Yorkshire composer Matthew Bugg will tour again in a brand new production and with a new cast this Spring, making it’s Leeds debut at City Varieties Music Hall with five shows at the legendary venue from Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 April.

Internationally renowned British violinist, Chloë Hanslip, performs in Leeds

17 April 2014

Described as performing with ‘panache, poise and laser-like accuracy’ (BBC Music Magazine), British violinist Chloë Hanslip performs alongside the Orchestra of Opera North at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 26 April.

‘Metamorphosis II’: Mark Cooke – 1st May – 31st July 2014

16 April 2014

Mark Cooke explores the striking and timeless beauty of Welsh slate in this series of wall hung works and freestanding uprights.

Billy Pearce – Adult Show

16 April 2014

Billy Pearce brings his new show to the City Varieties next week. Billy, who was born in Leeds, first came to National prominence when he appeared in Central TV’s top talent show New Faces, winning his heat and qualifying for the final. He was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, culminating with his first series for BBC television, You Gotta Be Joking.

The Endellion String Quartet returns to Leeds for its annual residency

16 April 2014

Renowned as one of the finest string quartets in the world, the Endellion String Quartet returns to The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 22 April to begin its popular annual Spring/Summer residency.

‘Bloom’ – Print Exhibition 5th July – 25th October 2014

15 April 2014

Ruth Green and Sue Vanderplank explore the wonderful world of flowers with their unique screen prints. Vibrant, exciting, colourful and fun this exhibition explores a whole host of beautiful flowers to cheer up anyone’s day.

Jonathan Ansell’s Intimate Sunday

15 April 2014

Jonathan Ansell, ex G4 front man, presents his Intimate Sunday show for the first time at Leeds’ City Varieties.

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