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A series of stunning shows at Leeds Grand Theatre next week

21 April 2016

The stage is set for host of events including comedy, dance, musical theatre and classic song

Over 70 more names added to Reading & Leeds 2016

21 April 2016

Reading & Leeds has added even more names to the Bank Holiday weekend mecca of music, with over 70 names announced today across 6 phenomenal stages.

Tickets go on sale for Emmerdale The Tour

21 April 2016

Explore behind the scenes of a live, working television set at Emmerdale Village. Limited tickets for 2016, dates now available to book.

Northern Ballet announces stylish new season for autumn 2016

20 April 2016

Northern Ballet has announced details of its autumn 2016 season which includes revivals of David Nixon OBE’s chic Beauty & the Beast and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s production of Romeo and Juliet. The Company will also perform Wuthering Heights in Leeds as well as touring popular children’s ballet Tortoise & the Hare, before holding the World Première of new children’s ballet Goldilocks & the Three Bears.

The Tim Sayer Bequest: A Private Collection Revealed

19 April 2016

The Hepworth Wakefield to receive one of the UK's largest bequests, comprising 400 works of art and a three storey Victorian London house

Volunteer programme for The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds launches

18 April 2016

Organisers for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have officially launched the search for 750 volunteers, to help ensure the event - taking place on 11 and 12 June – is one of UK sporting highlights of the year.

Greek Street unveils Leeds’ largest alfresco dining area

15 April 2016

On Thursday 28th April, Greek Street is set to transform into Leeds’ largest outdoor drinking and dining area. To celebrate, The Alchemist, Gusto, The Liquorist, Bem Brasil, All Bar One and Wagamama will be offering a variety of food and cocktail tastings along with masterclasses and exclusive giveaways from 5pm onwards.

Live At Leeds reveals new stage on Briggate and food area for tenth birthday special

13 April 2016

Celebrating 10 years of breaking the latest and greatest new acts, Live At Leeds 2016 will have over 200 artists playing across the city in what is now becoming the UK’s must go to metropolitan festival. Today Live at Leeds can announce a special, free to all music stage and food area for the festival on Leeds’ most prominent street.

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North go Into The Woods

13 April 2016

A major artistic collaboration between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North comes to fruition this June as Stephen Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS opens in Leeds. Bringing together two of Leeds’ key arts organisations for their first ever large scale co-production, it is directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining and performed by singers from the Chorus of Opera North.

'A ring for everyone': Opera North tours Wagner's epic Ring Cycle with a host of special events

12 April 2016

As Leeds-based national opera company Opera North prepares to perform six complete cycles of the Ring in cities across the country, audiences of all ages can look forward to a series of events illuminating Wagner’s astonishing and unparalleled achievement.

The Route 57 Car is coming through Leeds in April

12 April 2016

See the car tomorrow outside Jurys Inn Leeds from 6:30pm!

Grandstand Tickets Now On Sale For The 2016 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

8 April 2016

Watch GB’s finest triathletes go head-to-head against the rest of the world in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio

Today sees the launch of the Grandstand tickets for the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, taking place on Sunday 12th June.

Thought Bubble Festival 2016 Update

6 April 2016

Here's the first update on this year's Thought Bubble Festival from the organisers...

Festival-goers get ready to dock at Leeds Digital Festival

1 April 2016

Crowds are set to flock to Leeds Dock in April when the city’s prime waterside destination hosts the very best in music, art and creative expression for the Leeds Digital Festival.
The six-day event from 25-30th April will see people from across the country celebrate digital culture in all its forms.

Leeds Indie Food - A celebration of independent food and drink

1 April 2016

Leeds’ vibrant independent scene is set unite once again for a mouth-watering celebration of food and drink, marking the return of the city’s unique Leeds Indie Food festival from 12th to 30th May 2016. Last year’s event was the first of its kind in the country, and organisers are planning even more foodie fun this time around

Carnival Ballet to mark 50 years of Leeds Carnival

31 March 2016

With plans well underway for this year’s Leeds West Indian Carnival, organisers have announced the first plans to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary in 2017.

Victorian Leeds provides a stunning backdrop to a bustling independent shopping destination

31 March 2016

Standing proud amongst the vibrant shops, cafés, restaurants and bars of the high street is Leeds Corn Exchange, a breathtaking Grade I listed oval building, now home to some of Leeds’s finest independent boutiques and cafes.

Leeds West Indian Carnival 2016 - Ready to Celebrate

30 March 2016

Preparations are in full swing for the annual Leeds West Indian Carnival, Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade

Travel Back to the Twenties for A Speakeasy Soiree at The Light

29 March 2016

The Light launches a series of Secret Supper Clubs – starting on Friday 22 April - to raise funds for St George’s Crypt

'Hola Leeds' – Vueling Spain’s largest low cost airline takes off from Leeds Bradford

28 March 2016

Vueling Spain’s largest low cost airline has commenced twice weekly services from Leeds Bradford® to Barcelona. The new LBA® services will operate on a Monday and Friday with one way fares starting at £39.99.

Big Disco brings the World's largest disco ball to Leeds

24 March 2016

On July 1st Big Disco will see the world’s largest disco ball, two and a half times the size of a double decker bus, suspended over Leeds while more than 20,000 people dance to the same track, at the same time, at parties across Yorkshire.

Status Quo Announce the "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour December 2016

24 March 2016

Status Quo have announced that this year will see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour and they will be returning to first direct arena, Leeds for a spectacular send-off on 17 December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off.

Joe McElderry takes the lead in Leeds

23 March 2016

X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay arrived in Leeds on Tuesday 22nd March to take to the stage at The Grand Theatre with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (until Saturday 26th March).

Spring Season at the Howard Assembly Room on sale

23 March 2016

On sale from today, Spring season at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds brings new life from ancient roots, with myths of the apocalypse explored from all angles in conjunction with Opera North’s mammoth staging of Wagner’s Ring cycle, and jazz standards revived and retooled by seminal artists. The Yorkshire Festival comes to the venue in conjunction with Songlines magazine, with appearances from folk and world music luminaries.

Fresh beginnings at Kirkgate Market, Leeds, the biggest indoor Market in Europe

20 March 2016

Kirkgate Market in Leeds is without doubt one of the most recognisable and best loved landmarks in the city. The majestic Grade 1 listed building dates back to 1857, boasts the first covered retail street in Leeds and is home to the birthplace of one of Britain’s biggest global brands Marks & Spencer which still has a presence

Mr Nobody now open in Leeds

20 March 2016

In a world where everybody wants to be somebody, the arrival of Mr. Nobody onto the Leeds food and cocktail scene provides a welcome breath of fresh air to this rapidly evolving city.

Live at Leeds - A hot bed of talent takes over Leeds

18 March 2016

Celebrating 10 years of breaking the latest and greatest new acts, Live At Leeds 2016 will have over 200 musical acts playing across the city in what is now becoming a must go to music festival.

Leeds Bradford® Airport celebrates St Patrick’s Day with new Aer Lingus Regional flights to Cork

17 March 2016

(March 17th 2016) Aer Lingus Regional’s new flights from Leeds Bradford® to Cork Airport in the South of Ire-land began this week. The new route, operated by Stobart Air, will operate three times weekly and passengers were entertained on St Patrick’s day before they boarded their flight.

Revolting Body Lab this Easter at Thackray Medical Museum

17 March 2016

Thackray Medical Museum is inviting families to investigate the Revolting side of the body this Easter, by taking part in Revolting Body Lab workshops.

About Victoria Gate

15 March 2016

Work started in April 2014 on the new £165 million Victoria Gate retail development, which is due to open in late 2016.