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Groundwork Leeds launches crowdfunding appeal to boost Men In Sheds

27 March 2015

Environmental charity Groundwork Leeds is appealing for help having just launched its first ever crowdfunding appeal. The charity is aiming to raise £10,000 for their Men In Sheds project, which supports older men across the city who are at risk of social isolation. The appeal will enable the project to be open five days a week following the overwhelming positive impact it has had on men’s lives since opening its doors in 2012.

Monsoon Season with Rola Wala

25 March 2015

Twisted Indian street food experts Rola Wala have teamed up with Leed’s Brewery for the exclusive launch of their new Monsoon India Pale Ale. To celebrate the partnership Rola Wala have devised an accompanying Monsoon Roll to sit perfectly with the carefully crafted beverage.

Easter at Leeds Kirkgate Market

19 March 2015

Come down to Leeds Kirkgate Market for inspiration for your family meal, gift ideas, free chocolate and fun activities for the kids this Easter! With an abundance of fresh food from the Market’s varied traders, planning your great-value Easter feast with the family couldn’t be easier.

Rugby World Cup 2015 Launches Official Ticket Resale Service

18 March 2015

With six months to go to Rugby World Cup 2015, Tournament Organisers England Rugby 2015, has today confirmed details of the official resale service for Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets, which will launch next week through

Leeds Indie Food Festival: Reveal Different Strands and First Events go on General Sale

16 March 2015

Leeds is set to welcome a tasty month of food and drink events, as the city gets hungry and takes on the challenge to become the UK’s Capital of Casual Dining, Craft Beer and more besides. Independent businesses are at the centre of Leeds’ foodie revolution and the brand new Leeds Indie Food Festival will be celebrating their achievements during a mouth watering two (and a bit) weeks from 7th – 24th May

Hammerson Partners with Leeds College of Art for Victoria Gate Photography Competition

12 March 2015

Hammerson, the developer behind the £150m Victoria Gate scheme, together with Leeds College of Art, has launched a creative student photography competition to visually document the Victoria Gate development up to its opening date in 2016.

Bar Soba comes to Leeds

11 March 2015

Scottish entrepreneur, Brad Stevens, is bringing his award winning effortlessly cool dining and drinking concept ‘Bar Soba’ to Leeds.

Leeds’ own Philharmonic Chorus performs with the BBC Philharmonic at Leeds Town Hall this Weekend

10 March 2015

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus joins forces with the BBC Philharmonic to perform at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 14 March as part of the prestigious Leeds International Concert Season

Significant fundraising opportunity for Leeds-based Dance Company

6 March 2015

Balbir Singh Dance Company is delighted to announce that it is one of just five organisations in the North of England selected as a host for The Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme 2015/16.

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in Hollywood Spectacular Dance ‘Til Dawn at Leeds Grand Theatre

6 March 2015

Fresh from wowing audiences in London’s glittery West End, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace come to Leeds later this month. Dance ‘Til Dawn, a sensational show straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood hits The Grand Theatre’s stage from Monday 30th March to Saturday 4th April.

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31 March 2015 to 31 March 2015

Steve Parrish at City Varieties Music HallTue 31 Mar 2015With a life full of scrapes and near-misses, including filling rooms of sports personalities with live frogs and jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach, all will be revealed in a non-stop show.

31 March 2015 to 31 March 2015

Psychic Sally on the Road at Leeds Town HallTue 31 Mar 2015International psychic and star of hit TV show Psychic Sally On The Road, Sally Morgan returns with her phenomenal interactive stage show.

30 March 2015 to 04 April 2015

Dance ‘Til Dawn at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015Back by popular demand, following last year’s sell-out success, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites and former World Champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return with Dance ‘Til Dawn

30 March 2015 to 11 April 2015

Avant at Gallery Munro HouseMon 30 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2015Avant, a photography exhibition that is the result of a partnership between Leeds based photographer Justin Slee and the award winning dance company Northern Ballet.

30 March 2015 to 12 April 2015

Spring Time Face Painting at Stockeld ParkMon 30 Mar - Sun 12 Apr 2015Transform yourself, between the 30th march and 12th of April, with a spring time treat by having your face painted by our wonderful amazing face artists.

14 February 2015 to 12 April 2015

Ilkley Camera Club Creative Light Exhibition 2015 at Manor House Art Gallery & MuseumSat 14 Feb - Sun 12 Apr 2015Stunning exhibition of over 100 photographic prints and projected images from one of Yorkshire’s top rated camera clubs. Vote for your favourites. See creative light objects and our take on them. Talks and workshops on many Saturdays.

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Easter Adventure at Stockeld ParkSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Find memorable days this Easter and Spring with active Adventure Zones within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park. Open between 28th March - 19th of April.

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Giant Egg Hunt at Stockeld ParkSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Our Easter Adventure is Filled With family fun adventures open between 28th March – 19th April

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Design Your Own Chocolate Flavour at Stockeld ParkSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Our Easter Adventure is Filled With family fun adventures open between 28th March – 19th April

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Easter Maze Mystery at Stockeld ParkSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Our Easter Adventure is Filled With family fun adventures open between 28th March – 19th April

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Easter Crafts at Stockeld ParkSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Our Easter Adventure is Filled With family fun adventures open between 28th March – 19th April

28 January 2015 to 19 April 2015

A Study of Modern Japanese Sculpture at The Henry Moore InstituteWed 28 Jan - Sun 19 Apr 2015Introducing modern Japanese sculpture to Britain, this exhibition presents small-scale sculptures from the Taisho and early Showa periods

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

An Easter Egg-stravaganza at The Merrion CentreSat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Leeds’ Merrion Centre is offering a bumper schedule of entertainment this Easter break with a range of activities, performances and films bringing fun for the whole family – and it’s all free.

30 March 2015 to 26 April 2015

London Calling - Beer Festival at Black SwanMon 30 Mar - Sun 26 Apr 2015Black Swan will be hosting a month long beer festival, celebrating the best London Breweries we all know and love.

17 January 2015 to 30 April 2015

Solo Ceramic Showcase - Charlotte Jones at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 17 Jan - Thu 30 Apr 2015Cornwall with its dramatic land and seascapes inspire Charlotte Jones to make her beautiful ceramics. Her distinctive pots are made from coloured stoneware clay using oxides and self-dug clay.

12 March 2015 to 07 May 2015

Britain from the Air at Victoria GardensThu 12 Mar - Thu 7 May 2015The ‘Britain from the Air’ exhibition begins an eight week residency in Leeds city centre on Thursday 12 March with unique perspectives of some of the UK’s most striking and thought-provoking landscapes

12 March 2015 to 10 May 2015

The Tetley Collection Thu 12 Mar - Sun 10 May 2015For the first time The Tetley will be working with Tetley’s Beer in a new creative commission, ‘The 2015 Tetley’s Collection’.

06 February 2015 to 24 May 2015

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People at Leeds Art GalleryFri 6 Feb - Sun 24 May 2015This exhibition explores the everyday theatricality of the body through paintings of the human figure

17 January 2015 to 27 June 2015

'Rings' at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 17 Jan - Sat 27 Jun 2015Our annual showcase of rings from ten jewellers who all work in very distinctive styles. Something for every occasion from rings for everyday wear to wedding and engagement rings.

07 March 2015 to 27 June 2015

Group Print Exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 7 Mar - Sat 27 Jun 2015Victoria Keeble and Emerson Mayes showcase their limited edition collagraphs and drypoint prints in this exploration of animals in their natural habitats.

21 March 2015 to 27 June 2015

A Walk in the Park – Jewellery showcase at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 21 Mar - Sat 27 Jun 2015Jewellery inspired by park life; trees, wildlife, flora and fauna found in recreational open spaces are all explored by these jewellers in a wonderful display of contemporary jewellery items

18 March 2015 to 11 July 2015

George Morland: In the Margins at The Stanley and Audrey Burton GalleryWed 18 Mar - Sat 11 Jul 2015A new exhibition focusing on the work of British artist George Morland (1763-1804). The first exhibition dedicated to the artist since 1975.

14 February 2015 to 24 July 2015

Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings at Thackray Medical MuseumSat 14 Feb - Fri 24 Jul 201520 textile artworks that explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia.

19 March 2015 to 26 September 2015

Bean to Bar Experiences at Roast + ConchThu 19 Mar - Sat 26 Sep 2015Learn how to make chocolate straight from the cocoa bean, using freshly roasted cocoa beans grown on our cocoa estate in Saint Lucia.

04 November 2014 to 27 September 2015

John Fowler Exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley MillsTue 4 Nov 2014 - Sun 27 Sep 2015Marking the 150 year anniversary of his death, the work of John Fowler, who was a pioneer in the development of steam engines for ploughing and inventions which changed the course of agricultural practice, will be showcased at Armley Mills

14 February 2015 to 30 November 2015

The Healing Home at Temple Newsam House and FarmSat 14 Feb - Mon 30 Nov 2015An intimate exploration of the role of Temple Newsam House as a hospital and a home during the First World War.

01 January 2015 to 01 December 2015

Gaucho Dinner & Show ExperienceThu 1 Jan - Tue 1 Dec 2015Gaucho Leeds offer bespoke dinner and show experiences in association with the First Direct Arena.

24 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

How Do I Look? at Abbey House MuseumSat 24 Jan - Thu 31 Dec 2015Join us to peep in the mirror and see how people throughout history have enhanced their looks and presented themselves to others.

01 January 2015 to 01 March 2016

Figure and Architecture: Henry Moore in the 1950s at The Henry Moore InstituteThu 1 Jan 2015 - Tue 1 Mar 2016These projects represent Moore's most fully realised attempts to integrate sculpture into the rhythm and fabric of a building
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