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Pianist Olli Mustonen opens the Leeds International Chamber Season 2016/17

26 September 2016

Distinguished pianist Olli Mustonen opens the Leeds International Chamber Season 2016/17: Breaking Boundaries at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 4 October.

UK’s biggest lantern festival to light up Yorkshire

22 September 2016

The UK’s biggest Chinese lantern festival is coming to Yorkshire for the first time this winter.

Dragons the length of three buses and 40,000 light bulbs used to create more than 30 giant handmade lantern displays will illuminate Roundhay Park in Leeds from November 25 to January 2.

Love conquers all as Northern Ballet bring Beauty & the Beast to Leeds

20 September 2016

Be transported to the heart of one of the world’s most famous fairy tales as Northern Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast returns for the first time since its 2011 World Première, with performances at Leeds Grand Theatre from 15 December 2016 – 7 January 2017.

Masterchef Semi Finalist takes up autumn residency at New Ellington Leeds

20 September 2016

Masterchef semi-finalist, Elizabeth Cottam, is taking up a three-month residency at the New Ellington in Wellington Place, Leeds from the 1st October 2016.

Chinese State Circus - Dynasty

19 September 2016

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is heading to Leeds and returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”.

City centre to host first ever light triathlon

19 September 2016

A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon.
Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations will come together on October 6 in one of the highlights of the spectacular two-night celebration.

Route revealed for Yorkshire ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

16 September 2016

The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

City Varieties Music Hall opens its door free of charge

9 September 2016

Built in 1865, City Varieties Music Hall is one of few surviving Victorian music halls still hosting shows and Sunday 11th September will see the esteemed venue celebrate its rich history through a Heritage Open Day, where members of the public are invited to explore the venue free of charge.

OnRoundhay cooks up an enormous festival feast in partnership with John Lewis

8 September 2016

Harvey Goldsmith CBE is proud to announce OnRoundhay Festival in partnership with John Lewis, a brand new family, music and food festival in Leeds. Taking place in the stunning surroundings of Roundhay Park on 17 September 2016.

Date confirmed for special Yorkshire homecoming parade to celebrate Olympic and Paralympic heroes

5 September 2016

The amazing achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Rio will be celebrated in style later this month as part of a special Yorkshire homecoming parade in Leeds.

Fair trade fanatics Yellow Sunrise celebrate sixth anniversary at Leeds Corn Exchange

5 September 2016

Home to gifts and homewares from around the globe, Yellow Sunrise, based in Leeds Corn Exchange, is celebrating this month its 6th anniversary of successful trading in the iconic Grade 1 Listed building.

M&S Company Archive hosts behind the scenes tours for Heritage Open Day

5 September 2016

On Saturday 10th September, the M&S Company Archive will be throwing its doors open and giving visitors the exclusive opportunity to delve into M&S’ 132-year history with behind the scenes tours.

Step Back in Time at the Grand Arcade

4 September 2016

Join the residents of the historic Grand Arcade on Saturday 10th September 11am - 5pm with a FREE exhibition of the Grand Arcade Through the Ages

Weird Garden at the Termite Club, Wharf Chambers

3 September 2016

An alternative music event which has been going in Lincoln for a few years is visiting Wharf Chambers in Leeds this October. Leeds based Stephen Becker contacted musician Peter K Rollings & urged him to put a ‘Weird Garden’ event on in Leeds, & also celebrate Leeds' famous Termite Club

Leeds Corn Exchange unearths stunning antique photos in celebration of Heritage Open Days

1 September 2016

In celebration of Heritage Open Days, one of Leeds’s stunning and most recognisable buildings, Leeds Corn Exchange, is set to collaborate with The Gallery at Munro House this September to showcase some antique images of the building and surrounding area.

Launch of Bossa brings natural Brazilian flair and flavour to Leeds city centre

31 August 2016

The new Bossa restaurant opening at 2 Cloth Hall Street in Leeds city centre is the kind of cool casual restaurant you would go to if you live in Rio.

Bold re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s last novel premieres in The Brontë Season at West Yorkshire

30 August 2016

A daring re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s ground-breaking last novel VILLETTE by Linda Marshall Griffiths and directed by Playhouse Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt premieres in the Courtyard Theatre as the centrepiece of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Brontë Season.

Leeds Corn Exchange - September and October 2016 Events

30 August 2016

Celebrate independence with a visit to Leeds Corn Exchange where as well as almost 30 alternative, individual, independent businesses there are a selection of events taking place in the coming weeks offering the chance to celebrate the building’s history, enjoy a 30-minute Lindy Hop class and meet some retired American footballers.

Victoria - Filming at Harewood House

25 August 2016

Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. The crew filmed across Yorkshire for several months during winter 2015/16. Harewood was fortunate enough to be one of their key locations.

Forthcoming Events and Exhibition at The Tetley

17 August 2016

Find out what's coming up at The Tetley

Iconic Call Lane hotspot, Brooklyn Bar, set for rebranding

16 August 2016

Jones Bar Group are to re-open bar under the new name of, EPIC Cocktail Club.

Sister Act at Leeds Grand Theatre next week

15 August 2016

An all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, starring Alexandra Burke, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood will be at Leeds Grand Theatre for one week only from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th August 2016.

The Leeds Cocktail Experience

15 August 2016

Autumn 2016 marks the beginning of something very special in Leeds as a selection of the city’s finest cocktail bars unite to create one unique and superior event. The Leeds Cocktail Experience will debut on Friday 14th October at Aspire; a stunning event space located in the very heart of the city centre.

The Super Casino Of The North’s Identity Unveiled As First Jobs Are Secured

15 August 2016

The name and branding for the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland, which will be located in the heart of Leeds city centre, has today been revealed as ‘Victoria Gate Casino’

Museum staff take leading role in virtual reality installation

12 August 2016

Staff and volunteers at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds are set to play leading roles in a new virtual reality artwork created for the museum.

Artist Irene Brown is working with the museum to create a set of virtual reality viewers which visitors will be able to look through and see impressions of what the museum building looked like in the past, when it served as a workhouse and a hospital.

Blackthorn - Turbulent tale of first love rooted in rural Yorkshire premieres on stage

11 August 2016

The first play by Yorkshire writer, Charley Miles is to be unveiled in the Barber Studio at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Blackthorn is a contemporary, lyrical love story which powerfully reflects local language and landscapes.

Accent Clothing collaborate with local Boxing champion Jack Bateson

10 August 2016

Leeds Indie, Accent Clothing love to support the local home grown talent and it goes without saying that Leeds is full of it. With no exception to this is Jack Bateson, a Team GB Amateur Boxer.

New park pops up in Leeds City Centre

10 August 2016

An innovative new pop-up park is set to appear in the heart of Leeds city centre next week.

The new temporary green space off Cookridge Street will include artificial grass, planters, benches and deckchairs and will be in place for four weeks.

Rodley Cricket Club attempts Guinness World Record

10 August 2016

Rodley Cricket Club, who play in the Bradford Cricket League, are attempting to set a marathon cricket record on Saturday 13th August at their ground in Rodley, West Leeds (LS13 1RL).

After getting in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records, the Rodley Cricket team will make an attempt to set the record for the most overs bowled in an eight-hour period. To have a chance at breaking the Guinness World Record, they will have to deliver no less than 160 overs (960 deliveries) during that time, but are rising to the challenge.

Continuum Attractions announces the Emmerdale Studio Experience

9 August 2016

Continuum Attractions is pleased to announce its latest visitor attraction in partnership with ITV, the Emmerdale Studio Experience.
ITV’s Burley Road Studios in central Leeds will open to the public on 3 September 2016 to showcase a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of one of ITV’s best loved soaps.