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Leeds Pride and VisitLeeds are proud to reveal the new faces of Leeds Pride Family

25 July 2017

After two weeks of searching for the new faces of #LeedsPrideFamily images, the winning photos have been chosen!

#MakeLeeds2023 initiative launched as European Capital of Culture bid gathers pace

19 July 2017

Leeds’ 2023 bid team is today calling on the people of Leeds to support its European Capital of Culture bid by pledging their support online.

first direct arena 6th busiest arena in the world

17 July 2017

In a chart just released by industry body, Pollstar, first direct arena has now risen to being the 6th busiest arena venue in the World and the 4th busiest in the UK.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to put a spell on West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas

14 July 2017

This festive season will see West Yorkshire Playhouse transformed into the fantasy world of Narnia, as the Playhouse brings to life an enchanting re-imaging of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale

North Star Coffee Shop & General Store opens at Leeds Dock

12 July 2017

Featuring an on-site bakery in partnership with award-winning Noisette Bakehouse, next door to their on-site roastery and Coffee Academy

Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance 2017

6 July 2017

VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increase from 2015.

Picture Perfect Chance to make Leeds Proud

28 June 2017

Leeds Pride partners with VisitLeeds to find the Leeds Pride Family

Taste of the Big Apple comes to Leeds, launch revealed for New York-inspired rooftop bar & grill

28 June 2017

Restaurant group D&D London has announced its latest Leeds restaurant – East 59th – will open its doors to the public on Friday, July 14th.

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.