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It's all happening in Leeds. Few cities can boast such a varied calendar of performances, activities and festivals. We're here to guide you to the events that you'll enjoy, whether you're into sport, fashion, culture or cuisine... here's a taster of what's hot, what's here, and what's coming soon to our city...

 

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IMAGE: Simon Fujiwara, Fabulous Beasts, [detail] 2015. Shaved fur coat. Photo by Agustín Estrada. © Simon Fujiwara Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova, Mexico

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01 July 2015 to 31 July 2015

Cocktail of the Month at Napoleons Casino and RestaurantWed 1 - Fri 31 Jul 2015Mojitos – TWO for £8

16 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Lucy Beech: Me and Mine at The TetleyThu 16 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the words of Lucy Beech’s new film Me and Mine, empathy – the compassionate attempt to see the world through another’s eyes – is also ‘a kind of penetration, a travelling’.

18 July 2015 to 02 August 2015

Pyramid of Arts at The TetleySat 18 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2015Members of Pyramid's Eden and Ribblehead Groups for people with and without learning disabilities are creating responses to The Tetley's exhibitions, culminating in a display of their own work and a series of public events.

04 April 2015 to 26 September 2015

Tasting Adventure at Roast + ConchSat 4 Apr - Sat 26 Sep 2015Our Chocolate Tasting Adventures have been created especially for chocolate lovers who would like to take the next step in their appreciation of chocolate – gaining delicious insider knowledge and tasting tips.

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.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Comedy Cask at Crowd of FavoursThu 30 Jul 2015Free stand-up comedy in the Basement at The Crowd of Favours. Once a month on the Last Thursday with 3 acts performing.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Basic Jewellery Making - Creative Craft Class at Our Handmade CollectiveThu 30 Jul 2015If you want to know how to turn your beads and beadery into jewellery, then this Basic Jewellery Making class is for you! All beads, crystals and plated findings will be supplied along with use of all necessary tools!

29 July 2015 to 06 September 2015

Heroes and Villains at Royal Armouries MuseumWed 29 Jul - Sun 6 Sep 2015Visit the Royal Armouries for an action-packed summer of family activities. Meet the HEROES & VILLAINS from history and popular culture - fantasy or reality!

27 July 2015 to 14 August 2015

Life - A portrait exhibition by Doug Binder at Bradford CathedralMon 27 Jul - Fri 14 Aug 2015Bradford-born artist Doug Binder, is exhibiting his new exhibition entitled LIFE which includes recent portraits, together with prints from his 'Horse' and abstract 'Roman' series.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Hands on History! at Bronte Parsonage MuseumThu 30 Jul 2015Thursdays throughout the summer holidays

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Badly Drawn Boy at City Varieties Music HallThu 30 Jul 2015To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the release of ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’, Badly Drawn Boy will be playing the classic album in full, plus other hits and favourites, at shows around the UK in July 2015.

19 June 2015 to 30 August 2015

Tate St Ives - Terry Frost at Leeds Art GalleryFri 19 Jun - Sun 30 Aug 2015On the occasion of his centenary, Leeds Art Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating the life and work of leading modern painter, Sir Terry Frost (1915–2003) who had a strong association with Leeds

08 May 2015 to 31 December 2015

Age of Glamour at Lotherton Hall Fri 8 May - Thu 31 Dec 2015An exhibition exploring glamorous fashions showing the impact of Dior’s ‘New Look’ and Parisian design on post war British style

18 July 2015 to 01 September 2015

20 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Summer Holiday Fun! at National Coal Mining Museum for EnglandMon 20 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015There's fun for all the family, rain or shine!

27 July 2015 to 01 November 2015

Light Fantastic:Adventures in the Science of Light at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2015Join us throughout the summer holidays for Light Fantastic, to explore the wonder of creating and capturing light. Get hands on with our fun family activities, workshops and shows.

27 July 2015 to 01 November 2015

An Additive Mix by Liz West at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2015Enjoy the magical power of light in our brand new installation by artist Liz West. Spark your imagination and senses as you surround yourself in luminous colour and radiant light.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Double Exposure: A Tale of Two Planets in Darkness at National Media MuseumThu 30 Jul 2015Double Exposure: A Tale of Two Planets in Darkness and Light by Cherry Kino and Alchemy.

27 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Bright Ideas at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015Our fun interactive demonstration looks at two parts of the electromagnetic spectrum - the stuff you can see and the stuff you can’t!

27 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Colourful Science at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015Get a brand new understanding of light in our exciting science demonstration. Using the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum we’ll show you experiments and demonstrations on how light can be split, mixed or even absorbed.

27 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Light Fantastic: Shaping Shadows at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015Get hands on with ‘cutting-edge’ technology to create your own intricate shadow puppets, inspired by the Java puppets in our collection. Suitable for ages 5+

27 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Light Fantastic: The Great Shadow Adventure at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015Join Harri, our storyteller; in her great shadow adventure as she travels through time to discover how light has helped us to tell stories. Suitable for ages 5+

27 July 2015 to 04 September 2015

Light Printing at National Media MuseumMon 27 Jul - Fri 4 Sep 2015Find out how to make a photograph without a camera - a cyanotype. Explore the science behind the art and make a beautiful photograph to take home. Suitable for ages 5+

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Artist Workshop - Light Printing at National Media MuseumThu 30 Jul 2015You can learn how to make a photograph without a camera – a cyanotype. Explore the science behind the art and make a beautiful photograph to take home. Suitable for ages 5+

15 July 2015 to 07 September 2015

Summer Adventure at Stockeld ParkWed 15 Jul - Mon 7 Sep 2015Fabulous family days out this Easter, Spring and Summer with active Adventure Zones within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park.

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.

20 July 2015 to 28 August 2015

Summer Fun at Thackray Medical MuseumMon 20 Jul - Fri 28 Aug 2015Notorious King Henry has injured his leg in a jousting accident and the wound refuses to heal. Using herbs and traditional remedies, our Tudor Wise Woman will attempt to create a cure that will get King Henry back on his feet.

29 July 2015 to 03 October 2015

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2015 at The Stanley and Audrey Burton GalleryWed 29 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015Celebrating its third year the FUAM Graduate Art Prize showcases the work of four top students from the Schools of Fine Art and of Design at the University of Leeds.

27 July 2015 to 25 August 2015

Come Rain, Come Shine: Family Sculpture Day at Yorkshire Sculpture ParkMon 27 Jul - Tue 25 Aug 2015Build gigantic towers, space creatures or even an underwater world from wood, branches, stones and other found materials.

27 July 2015 to 30 August 2015

A Library of Forms at Yorkshire Sculpture ParkMon 27 Jul - Sun 30 Aug 2015Library of Forms, inspired by Henry Moore’s studio at Perry Green, Hertfordshire, is open throughout the summer in YSP Learning's Garden Studio.

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

27 May 2015 to 30 August 2015

Eileen Agar: Natural Ready-mades at The Henry Moore InstituteWed 27 May - Sun 30 Aug 2015Experimenting with natural forms, Eileen Agar (1899-1991) brought together shells, horns and bones gathered in Britain and France during the 1930s, creating objects and collages from these materials.

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

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.

11 July 2015 to 01 November 2015

New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska at Harewood House and GardensSat 11 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2015New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: Art, Dance and Movement in London 1911 - 1915 A major new exhibition from Kettle’s Yard, marking the centenary of the death of renowned WW1, , French-born sculptor & draughtsman, Henri Gaudier-Breszka

03 April 2015 to 01 November 2015

Daily Penguin Feeding at Harewood House and GardensFri 3 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015At Harewood, we feed our penguins’ whitebait and sprats – fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. And you can enjoy the event!

03 April 2015 to 04 November 2015

The Art of Conservation at Harewood House and GardensFri 3 Apr - Wed 4 Nov 2015Explore the challenges of protecting Harewood’s collection of furniture in The Art of Conservation series. With a focus on Chippendale, this exhibition reveals some of the techniques used by expert conservators to care for these rare pieces

11 July 2015 to 01 November 2015

Recent Works: Thomas J Price at Harewood House and GardensSat 11 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2015Thomas J Price is a rising star of the British contemporary art scene. Never meeting your gaze, these intriguing sculptures explore why black men are only represented in certain ways within art.

03 April 2015 to 01 November 2015

A Gift from the Whole Nation at Harewood House and GardensFri 3 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015From April until November 2015, Harewood House is hosting an exhibition ‘A Gift from the Whole Nation’, where over 70 examples of these very special gift boxes will be on display on the State Floor in the main house.

02 June 2015 to 27 September 2015

Summer Bands in Leeds ParksTue 2 Jun - Sun 27 Sep 2015Leeds International Concert Season - Summer bands in Leeds Parks

22 July 2015 to 21 August 2015

Mad Science Summer Camp at Leeds Wed 22 Jul - Fri 21 Aug 2015It’s almost summer again which means it’s time for our annual Summer Camps, where every day of camp will be filled with exciting new scientific adventures for children aged 5-12 years!

28 July 2015 to 01 November 2015

Speedway at Bradford Industrial MuseumTue 28 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2015After the success of a small exhibition in 2012, Speedway returns to Bradford Industrial Museum. Thanks to the support and assistance of enthusiast John Murphy and his connections within the Speedway community.

17 July 2015 to 31 July 2015

Summer Series at Millennium SquareFri 17 - Fri 31 Jul 2015Millennium Square are proud to announce our first Summer Series; from 17 - 31 July we will be hosting live outdoor music concerts in our specially created outdoor arena. In partnership with Heart.

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Birra Moretti Gran Tour at Leeds Town HallThu 30 Jul 2015Authentic Italian street food and drink festival 'Moretti Gran Tour' opens at the Leeds Town Hall 30th July – 2nd August. Experience authentic Italian cuisine from a selection of regions across Italy from leading street food vendors.

01 May 2015 to 31 July 2015

Solo Ceramic Showcase - Jacqui Atkin at The Craft Centre and Design GalleryFri 1 May - Fri 31 Jul 2015Jacqui showcases her recent work with us which explores new surface treatments where texture forms the background for botanical imagery.

04 July 2015 to 24 October 2015

Mandy Pattullo and Catherine Green at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 4 Jul - Sat 24 Oct 2015Mandy Pattullo and Catherine Green offer up their latest works in this beautifully bright and vibrant exhibition of screen prints and monotype prints.

28 July 2015 to 09 August 2015

Otley’s Yorkshire WeeksTue 28 Jul - Sun 9 Aug 2015A packed programme of events, many with a Yorkshire theme, to celebrate all aspects of Yorkshire Life. With activities centred around arts, music, cuisine, recreation, history and tradition.

17 July 2015 to 03 January 2016

Tailored: A very British Fashion at Leeds City MuseumFri 17 Jul 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016Explore the significance of tailoring in the story of British fashion, from the eighteenth century to today. #Tailored

12 June 2015 to 27 September 2015

Summer Events at Salvo'sFri 12 Jun - Sun 27 Sep 2015Summer at Salvo's has never been more appetising, see here for details of all events at Salvo's Salumeria.

22 July 2015 to 29 August 2015

Face Painter at The Merrion CentreWed 22 Jul - Sat 29 Aug 2015Over the Summer holidays, the fantastic face painter will be visiting the Merrion Centre twice a week to turn kids into superheroes, animals and more!

12 June 2015 to 23 August 2015

The Coors Light Ice Bar at Around the World in 80 BeersFri 12 Jun - Sun 23 Aug 2015The famous Coors Light Ice Bar is coming to The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex’s this Summer for a limited time only.

03 July 2015 to 01 August 2015

Behind the Mask, BAFTA Photography by Andy Gotts at Gallery Munro HouseFri 3 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2015‘Behind the Mask’ is a BAFTA Future Archive collaboration with renowned photographer Andy Gotts MBE, a celebrity photographer for 23 years specialising in actors’ portraits.
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