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Leeds Grand Theatre to host World Premiere of Fat Friends The Musical

18 January 2017

Fat Friends - The Musical - written and directed by multi award-winning Kay Mellor with a score of original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber and a lead role for Jodie Prenger - will stage its world premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday November 7th 2017 for four weeks only.

Work set to start on new Lotherton Wildlife World

18 January 2017

Ambitious plans to transform Lotherton Bird Garden into an exciting new wildlife attraction are set to get underway this month.

Leeds has been awarded the Purple Flag for offering a great evening out

10 January 2017

The city has been awarded Purple Flag status for excellence in managing its evening and night time economy

Opera North 2017/18 Season Announcement

10 January 2017

Opera North today announces its innovative and diverse 2017/18 season with eight new productions, three revivals and a host of other highlights

Launch Date, Bars and Restaurant Details Revealed for ‘Super Casino’ of The North

9 January 2017

The grand opening date for the multi-million pound Victoria Gate Casino has been revealed – along with details of its distinct bar and restaurant offering.

Cool day out in the New Year as Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square

20 December 2016

The hugely-popular Ice Cube skating rink will be back on the square in January, this time with a new covered real outdoor ice rink, meaning visitors can get their skates on whatever the weather.

Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds General Sale Launches

6 December 2016

Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds entries are now on general sale, inviting more than 5000 participants to take part in a show-stopping event on 10-11 June 2017

Discover the delights of cycling in Leeds through a new interactive cycle map for West Yorkshire

2 December 2016

A fantastic new digital on-line map offering a wealth of information to keen and would be cyclists in Leeds and West Yorkshire has been launched.

Gino D'Acampo is opening his new Restaurant & Prosecco Bar in Leeds

2 December 2016

Gino D’Acampo the UK’s favourite Italian chef promises to add some sparkle to the Leeds restaurant scene this Christmas with the opening of his new Restaurant & Prosecco Bar

Cosy up this Christmas with Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and The Hyde Park Picture

29 November 2016

This Christmas why not leave the busy streets of shoppers, surround yourself with Victorian splendour, sit back and let yourself be entertained.

Welcome to Leeds presents Christmas in Leeds – a trail of art, light and magic!

28 November 2016

Leeds is all set for an unprecedented Advent this year, with an immersive art and
lights trail bringing added sparkle, originality and innovation to the city over the
festive season.

Countdown begins for priority entry to the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

27 November 2016

Priority entry for the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds is set to open at 10am on Monday 28 November – just 200 days before triathlon takes over the city for a second time on 10 and 11 June 2017.

Friends of Ham present - All The Trimmings - Pop-Up Shop opens December 1st

24 November 2016

Due to open early Spring 2017, Ham & Friends is a new concept from the team behind Leeds’ Award-winning charcuterie bar Friends of Ham.

The Rock 'N' Roll Panto boogies into the City Varieties this week

22 November 2016

This year Sleeping Beauty gets the Rock ‘n’ Roll treatment at City Varieties Music Hall bringing festive frolics to Leeds from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 8th January.

Live At Leeds reveal first acts for 2017 festival

17 November 2016

Slaves, Wild Beasts, The Pigeon Detectives, Jagwar Ma & White Lies lead names

Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto in Leeds

17 November 2016

Described as ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times), Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 3 December.

Festive Treats at Leeds Town Hall this Christmas

15 November 2016

The City’s favourite building, Leeds Town Hall, hosts an eclectic programme of live music and special Clocktower Tours this December to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Magic and Mischief: A winter season of deliciously dark fairy tales

15 November 2016

This Winter, Opera North celebrates the timeless appeal of classic fairy tales with three brand new productions on theatre stages across the North: Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely-performed The Snow Maiden, Humperdinck’s much-loved Hansel and Gretel and Rossini’s captivating Cinderella


14 November 2016

In 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm becoming one of the most successful British films ever made. The story still resonates today, probably more so now than ever.

New look for Leeds German Christmas Market on 15th anniversary

8 November 2016

The city’s annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with a brand new look next month for what will be its 15th anniversary.

New to Leeds - MANS Market

8 November 2016

Mans Market opened for business on 7th November and promises to make you fall in love with Chinese food all over again, with a hip new approach to the entire dining experience and over 100 covers.

Rio heroes to light up Leeds at festive switch-on

7 November 2016

The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event.

‘Budding’ new Flybe route from Leeds Bradford Airport marked with a ‘Yorkshire Rose’ exchange

28 October 2016

A plant exchange today took place today (28th October 2016) to celebrate the start of Flybe’s new route between Newquay and Leeds Bradford Airport..

Leeds favourite, Grill on the Square, has revamp, new menu and new conservatory

26 October 2016

BLACKHOUSE Leeds, better known as Grill on the Square, reopens on Saturday, 29th October after a two-week refurbishment.


21 October 2016

The fantastically magical RUDOLF and the tremendously terrifying THE WITCHES are set to delight both children and adults alike this festive season.

Guts, Gore and more at Thackray Medical Museum

19 October 2016

It’s Guts, Gore and more at Thackray Medical Museum this half term.

Historic unveiling for The New Penny

19 October 2016

The New Penny will be awarded a blue plaque this week in recognition of its contribution to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Leeds over the last six decades.

Local businessmen expand their philanthropic venture into Yorkshire

19 October 2016

A brand new sporting event is set to open in Leeds next year. The Leeds Eco Trail Trekker will be the first UK fitness event and family festival which encourages participants to walk, jog or run a 10k or 30k course, together as a team of four.


19 October 2016

In 2017, Leeds College of Music will be moving their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public.

Double-Digit Tax Free Shopping Boom For Leeds As Shopping Centre Goes Fully Tax Free

18 October 2016

In the week that Trinity Leeds becomes a fully tax free shopping centre, industry statistics released today show that sales from tax free shopping in the city grew by 12.8% in the year to the end of August 2016.