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Pet Shop Boys announce Leeds date

29 July 2016

Pet Shop Boys are delighted to announce that they will return to the UK with their Super Tour early next year and included in that tour will be first direct arena, Leeds on the 18th February 2017.

Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance

22 July 2016

If you want to know what makes Leeds special and why more tourists than ever come to visit.
Then look no further than the recent data from STEAM survey that measures the economic impact of the tourism industry. The City saw 26.21 million tourism visits in 2015, a 5.3% increase from 2013.

Bevox Show arrives at Leeds Town Hall this Sunday

20 July 2016

Described as “the choir that has fun”, BeVox makes its debut appearance at Leeds Town Hall on Sunday 24 July at 4pm to present an exciting concert in celebration of singing.

Young people offered opportunity to discover magic of golf at Temple Newsam

19 July 2016

Youngsters will have the chance to hone and develop their golf skills at a specially designed six-hole pitch and putt course at a public golf club.

U.S premiere of acclaimed documentary 'The First Film'

18 July 2016

Weeks before a planned debut of his films at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in 1890,
Louis Le Prince disappeared and was largely forgotten as the father of moving pictures

An Action Packed Summer at Thackray Medical Museum

15 July 2016

Whether you have a budding scientist or medic at home, or you just want to tear the kids away from the sofa, Thackray Medical Museum has lots of fun activities to keep all the family entertained during the summer holidays.

Top artist Ashley Jackson puts Temple Newsam’s stunning landscapes in the frame

15 July 2016

World-renowned artist Ashley Jackson will get some inspiration from the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam during a special watercolour painting demonstration.

University of Leeds Announces 2016 Finalists for FUAM Graduate Art Prize

15 July 2016

Now in its fourth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2016

Le Pain Quotidien to launch in Leeds

14 July 2016

Belgian restaurant and boulangerie Le Pain Quotidien is delighted to be opening its doors in Leeds.

New classical concert announced for Millennium Square this summer

10 July 2016

Millennium Square will host a brand new outdoor classical music spectacular this summer.

Stars including Xfactor and Popstar to Opera star winner Joe McElderry, soprano Laura Wright, and violinist Jennifer Pike will take to the stage on Saturday, July 30 for the exciting A Classical Summers Evening concert.

Sky Ride returns to Leeds

9 July 2016

Cyclists of all ages will have the chance to leisurely take in the sights of some of Leeds’ most iconic city centre landmarks as part of the popular Sky Ride event on Sunday 17 July.

Live music returns to Roundhay Park for the first time in 10 years!

7 July 2016

Harvey Goldsmith 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. OnRoundhay is the ultimate day out for standout live music with mouth-watering food and drink experiences along with a fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages, where under 12s go free!


6 July 2016

Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as in the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments when it hits Leeds this December.

White Rose Theatre presents: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

6 July 2016

Mirror, mirror on the wall, where can I see the biggest and best fairytale of them all? This December, the historic Tetley site will play host to a fantastic star-studded production of one of the best-loved fairytales of the last two centuries; Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.


5 July 2016

Leeds Grand Theatre is gearing up to Twist and Shout as the biggest ever tour of The Beatles’ celebration show LET IT BE takes to its stage next week.

From Brontë to Baz Luhrmann: a season of local relevance and global ambition

4 July 2016

This Autumn/Winter West Yorkshire Playhouse champions the region’s most distinctive creative voices and collaborates with renowned national and international theatre-makers in a season of ambitious performance.

M&S pop-up archive comes to Leeds Trinity centre

1 July 2016

This July, fashionistas in Leeds will be in vintage heaven as the M&S Company Archive brings its pop-up archive to Trinity Leeds.

Endellion String Quartet closes its 2016 residency at The Venue, Leeds College of Music

30 June 2016

The Endellion String Quartet closes its popular Spring/Summer 2016 residency at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 12 July.

July’s ‘Socialight Sundays’ returns on 3 July with another day of great giveaways

29 June 2016

The Light’s brand new event for 2016 ‘Socialight Sundays’ continues to go from strength-to-strength and returns in July with a Wimbledon-themed day of fantastic offers, giveaways and deals to kick off the first Sunday of the month.

Pop into Cabana for a Caipole – the UK’s first Popsicle Caipirinha!

28 June 2016

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue – home to an impressive range of Brasilian Caipirinha cocktails -are proud to present their brand new tongue-tingling Caipole!

Tens of thousands enjoy jam-packed Yorkshire Festival

28 June 2016

Nearly two weeks after it burst into life, more than 50,000 people have enjoyed the spectacular sights and sounds of the Yorkshire Festival. As the UK’s newest international festival, the programme has brought more than 900 artists from 22 countries to Yorkshire for 18 days of world-class dance, arts, music and performance from June 16 to July 3.

ITU World Triathlon Series coming to Leeds and the UK again in 2017

27 June 2016

Leeds will again host a leg of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series next year following the success of the inaugural event in the city earlier this month.


27 June 2016

From the pen of award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and TV detective series Columbo comes a classic ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery. Rehearsal for Murder opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Monday July 4th for one week only.

The Hedonist Project - Trader Dan’s Surf Shack.

25 June 2016

Sun, sea, sand and surf - four things not normally associated with Leeds - until now. Yes, late June will see Lower Briggate wave goodbye to Old Tom’s Gin Kitchen and say aloha to Trader Dan’s Surf Shack; a rum bar set to be the backdrop to your summer in the city.

Architects appointed for landmark West Yorkshire Playhouse project

22 June 2016

An award-winning firm of architects have been appointed to develop plans for the landmark refurbishment of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

After inviting designers to bid for the project, Leeds City Council has appointed Page \ Park Architects to lead on the design for a major capital development of the Leeds theatre.

Northern Street Food at Leeds Dock’s Waterfront Festival

22 June 2016

The British Street Food Awards are bringing their Scotland and the North heats to Leeds Dock for the 9th annual Waterfront Festival on 25th and 26th June. Taste, discover and vote for your street food favourites from a stellar line up of 15 different traders from cities across the UK, including Manchester, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Edinburgh.


21 June 2016

This year, young dancers graduating from the Centre for Advanced Training at Northern School of Contemporary dance have been accepted into some of the UK’s most prestigious dance conservatoires, including London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, and Leeds-based NSCD.

Music ‘Legend’ to play first ever music dinner event at Aspire, Leeds

21 June 2016

One of the biggest icons of the 70’s and 80’s will headline a Leeds venue’s first ever music dinner event. MIDGE URE will perform to an intimate crowd at the Grade II listed building, Aspire, on Thursday the 1st of September 2016.

Handbag Clinic opens in Leeds

17 June 2016

Handbag Clinic, which cleans and restores handbags from some of the world’s most renowned designers, has opened in Leeds. The firm opened on Chelsea’s Kings Road last year before launching in Islington and Newcastle. Such has been the demand for its specialist services, it is now open in Leeds’ Queens Arcade.

British Street Food Award in Leeds

16 June 2016

Finally…we’re off. We’ve had our first heat the West and Wales in Bristol and now it’s time for Scotland and the North. On June 25/26, we will be parking up at the Waterfront Festival in Leeds Dock, where 20,000 hungry people will be enjoying DJs, boat races, live acts - and the best street food traders from Scotland and the North competing for votes.