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Basement Jaxx to headline Back to Basics orchestral extravaganza

12 June 2017

Dance legends Basement Jaxx have been confirmed as the headline special guests for a spectacular meeting of club music and symphony orchestra, The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, which opens the Millennium Square Summer Series on Friday 28 July.

Crowne Plaza Leeds unveils multi-million pound refurbishment

12 June 2017

A LEEDS city centre hotel today unveils the results of a £4.5million makeover.

UK's Tallest Mural set to hit Leeds City Skyline

6 June 2017

Work begun this morning on an art installation set to give Leeds international acclaim.

The giant artwork, standing 137 ft. (41.9m) tall will be the UK’s tallest piece of street art, as well as being the finishing touch to a major refurbishment of the landmark building which is to be its canvas.

Will Young and Louise Redknapp lead the cast in Cabaret at Leeds Grand Theatre

6 June 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in a multi-award winning production of Cabaret when it hits Leeds in October.

Guinness World Record ‘Largest Paper Boat Race’

2 June 2017

To mark the festival’s 10th anniversary there will be a rather special celebration at this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival, we will be hosting an really exciting event and attempting a brand new world record for the ‘largest ever paper boat race’ in the world!

Issho: First look at stunning new Japanese venue in Leeds

1 June 2017

With just weeks to go until the launch of D&D London’s newest Leeds venue, Issho, the team has offered an exciting sneak peek at the rooftop restaurant.

EatNorth: New Weekly Street Food Market

24 May 2017

Starting on 17 June, the new project will be a weekly food fair located at the North Brewing Co taproom in Sheepscar, just outside the city centre - so that keen foodies can grab a bite of Leeds Indie Food all summer long

Major Golfing Event comes to Yorkshire

24 May 2017

From 30th May – 1st June Leeds Golf Centre, the home of modern golf, will host the Leeds Senior Masters. The event will be the first of it’s kind in Yorkshire for over 30 years and part of the biggest event outside of the European Seniors Tour.

Lonely Planet names Leeds one of Europe’s top destinations for summer 2017

23 May 2017

Lonely Planet has named Leeds one of Europe’s top destinations for international travellers this summer.

Brighten your summer with music in Leeds Parks

22 May 2017

The Summer Bands series returns to the parks of Leeds, hosting entertainment from the region’s best brass, jazz and concert bands.

Millennium Square going Back to Basics for orchestral extravaganza

22 May 2017

A new live music spectacular will see classic club dancefloor anthems reimagined and performed in a unique and contemporary way on Millennium Square this summer.

Oulton Hall welcomes dogs with Pooch Package

19 May 2017

Oulton Hall’s Pooch Package adds a little luxury for dogs, allowing the whole family to enjoy a weekend away.

The World’s most famous Brass Band returns to Leeds Town Hall

19 May 2017

The renowned Black Dyke Brass Band returns to Leeds Town Hall for a gala concert on Sunday 4 June at 3pm, featuring internationally acclaimed soloist Peter Moore, Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and 2008 winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year

Playhouse announces dedicated performances to celebrate Refugee Week

18 May 2017

To mark Refugee Week (19 – 25 June) West Yorkshire Playhouse is exploring the reality of refugee experiences through a range of stimulating performances and insightful discussion events.

Miss Meena & The Masala Queens at West Yorkshire Playhouse

17 May 2017

This June sees Miss Meena & the Masala Queens visit West Yorkshire Playhouse, a new production inspired by the British Asian drag queen community.

Jonny Brownlee celebrates one month to go until triathlon spectacular with city landmark takeover

15 May 2017

Olympic silver medallist Jonny Brownlee has today unveiled triathlon inspired artwork which transforms the Town Hall, as the city counts down to the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds taking place on 10 and 11 June.

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2017

15 May 2017

10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
24th and 25th June – come and mess about on the water with us!

Ocean predator set to make waves as dinosaurs return to Leeds City Museum

15 May 2017

For more than 140 million years, fearsome marine reptiles like Ichthyosaurus ruled the world’s oceans.
Now incredibly well-preserved remains of the speedy, dolphin-like predators will be making a splash with the city’s pint-sized palaeontologists as dinosaurs return to Leeds City Museum this May half term.

Revolting Fun at Thackray Medical Museum

15 May 2017

Enjoy some revolting fun this Half Term by entering the Body Lab at Thackray Medical Museum. From 29th May to 2nd June, the museum invites you to investigate your bodily functions in a series of hands-on science workshops.

Trinity Kitchen Turns Up The Heat With New Summer Line Up

12 May 2017

Things are hotting up at Trinity Leeds as four new street food vendors join the line-up at Trinity Kitchen. Shoppers can get a taste of the Caribbean, the USA and the Orient as the new arrivals serve up tasty treats for the next eight weeks.

Opening date revealed for new Japanese rooftop restaurant

11 May 2017

Restaurant group D&D London has confirmed that Issho – the new Japanese rooftop restaurant – will open in Leeds on Wednesday 21st June 2017.

Opera North Scoops Two Top Awards

10 May 2017

Opera North’s critically-acclaimed concert staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen won two accolades at last night’s prestigious RPS Music Awards.

Summer in the Sky as Kids Fly Free to Leeds Bradford Airport

10 May 2017

Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport.

Announcing 50 Years Of Leeds West Indian Carnival

5 May 2017

Organisers of Leeds West Indian Carnival have announced plans to celebrate 50 years of Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade.

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces spectacular shows for Christmas 2017

2 May 2017

Christmas magic is stirring at West Yorkshire Playhouse with two enchanting new productions announced for Christmas 2017

Leeds Indie Food Announces: The Allotment

27 April 2017

Today, Leeds Indie Food reveals “The Allotment”, a green space for creativity and community in Kirkgate Market, Leeds.

Leeds to host HSBC UK City Ride

27 April 2017

British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Leeds will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer.

Greek Street set to sizzle once again this summer

25 April 2017

One of the city’s busiest night spots will be pedestrianised every day this summer following a hugely successful pilot project

Premier League Trophy Visit Kicks-Off Super Sport Weekend

25 April 2017

The Premier League Trophy is making a special appearance in Leeds this week and football fans are being offered the chance to snap a selfie at a free event on Thursday at the city’s Live Bar, inside the Victoria Gate Casino.

Be At One opens second Leeds bar!

20 April 2017

Summer on Boar Lane is set to be a sizzler, with the arrival of a new cocktail bar from one of the UK's best loved brands.