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Comedian Carl Donnelly is helping Reading and Leeds Festivals to find the UKs best Novelty Dancers in a fantastic competition to win guest tickets to the Festivals, free food and drink, festival swag and an amazing £500 spending money.
The Bboys in the UK set to go head-to-head in Leeds, fighting for the Red Bull BC One Crown and a coveted place in the European final.
JOY, the fashion and lifestyle retailer is taking 11,000 sq ft of prime retail space at 63-65 Albion Street, which forms part of the Pinnacle building, Leeds. The store is set to open at the end of May/early June and will become the retailers flagship store.
Described as arguably the finest quartet in Britain (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2000), the Endellion String Quartet performs at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 21 May.
On 30th May, Cocktails in the City is the largest consumer cocktail event in the UK, offering drinks enthusiasts the opportunity to make and shake delicious cocktails with all their favourite bartenders at mini pop-up bars, plus enjoy main stage demonstrations and tutored tastings with many of the worlds best known drinks brands. All in all, it can only be described as an unmissible night of cocktail entertainment.
With the return of the annual Leeds Loves Food Festival from 24th May-9th June 2013, enjoy a stay at Jurys Inn Leeds, which has just completed a £1 million refurbishment
Latitude Wine and Liquor Merchant are delighted to present The Ayala Sugar Experience, offering lucky ticket holders the unique opportunity to taste and enjoy the full range of champagnes from Maison Ayala, perfectly paired with canapés created by the award-winning Dough Bistro.
The Leeds Back In The Day "20,000 reasons to celebrate" Party will be held at The Leeds Irish Centre on Saturday 22nd June.
As part of the increasingly popular annual food festival Leeds Loves Food, the first pop-up private dining room - The Pink Shed - will open its doors in Trinity Leeds on 24th May.
Leeds will be the host city for the 60th Anniversary BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The star-studded event will take place on Sunday 15 December 2013 at the first direct arena, Leeds, in front of an estimated 12,000-capacity audience.