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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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03 June 2015 to 03 June 2015

Morning Gloryville at Belgrave Music Hall and CanteenWed 3 Jun 2015Morning Gloryville Is a mini morning festival with DJs, yoga, massage, kids and more fun than you can fit in your local unicorn ranch.

03 June 2015 to 03 June 2015

Lee Nelson at City Varieties Music HallWed 3 Jun 2015Lee Nelson is back with a brand new show! You may have seen him host Live at The Apollo or caught him singing on The X Factor! Now see Lee live in his highly anticipated, all new, nationwide tour.

03 June 2015 to 03 June 2015

Brown Sugar Sessions at SmokestackWed 3 Jun 2015Live Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Ska every Wednesday night from 9:30pm. At Smokestack, 159a Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

03 June 2015 to 03 June 2015

5 Seconds Of Summer at First Direct ArenaWed 3 Jun 2015The Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 tour will see 5 Seconds Of Summer play to their army of dedicated fans in Leeds June 2015.

04 June 2015 to 04 June 2015

First Thursday- Curators’ tour of Painting in Time at The TetleyThu 4 Jun 2015First Thursday: Curators’ tour of Painting in Time with Sarah Kate Wilson and Zoë Sawyer

04 June 2015 to 04 June 2015

Folded book Art at Our Handmade CollectiveThu 4 Jun 2015Join OHC to learn new skills in our Creative Craft Classes. Learn the art of book folding - up-cycling old books into folded sculptures and artwork!

04 June 2015 to 04 June 2015

Crafty Conversations at National Coal Mining Museum for EnglandThu 4 Jun 2015Bring your latest creations to work on while you have a chat and a cuppa with other like-minded crafters.

04 June 2015 to 04 June 2015

Heritage Blues Orchestra at Howard Assembly RoomThu 4 Jun 2015The bold, brass sounds of New Orleans are brought to life by Heritage Blues Orchestra for an evening of low-down country and urban blues, performing here as a quintet.

05 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Amanda Palmer at City Varieties Music HallFri 5 Jun 2015Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer, is an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo the Dresden Dolls.

05 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Grease at Kirkstall AbbeyFri 5 Jun 2015Join the kids from Rydell High for an outdoor screening of Grease with Sneaky’s own Danny, Sandy and crew

04 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Drink with a Chimp at Carriageworks TheatreThu 4 - Fri 5 Jun 2015Presented by Common Chorus

05 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Motown To Mars at Village Leeds North, HeadingleyFri 5 Jun 2015Re-live some of the great motown hits from Stevie Wonder through to Bruno Mars – we’ll have something for everyone!

05 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

Le Trio Joubran at Howard Assembly RoomFri 5 Jun 2015Palestinian oud trio Le Trio Joubran come from a family steeped in Palestine’s rich musical history, playing repertoire that pays homage to their 4000 year old instrument while taking inspiration from jazz and flamenco.

05 June 2015 to 05 June 2015

80s Disco with DJ at Village Hotel Leeds SouthFri 5 Jun 2015A live act delivering the best hits of the 80’s. Fancy dress encouraged!

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Grease at Kirkstall AbbeySat 6 Jun 2015Join the kids from Rydell High for an outdoor screening of Grease with Sneaky’s own Danny, Sandy and crew

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

The Wizard of Oz at Kirkstall AbbeySat 6 Jun 2015Sneaky’s fun screening of this musical fantasy classic is the perfect way to introduce younger members of the family to the story of Dorothy and The Wicked Witch Of The West.

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

01 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 1 - Sat 6 Jun 2015Laugh out loud funny, Perfect Nonsense is the comedy of the year.

05 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

PAINT at Carriageworks TheatreFri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2015Presented by Interplay

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

PAINT at Carriageworks TheatreSat 6 Jun 2015Presented by Interplay

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Cookery Class: Kathor - Beans and Pulses Curries at Hansa's RestaurantSat 6 Jun 2015We Gujaratis use many types of exotic beans and pulses that are now becoming very commonly available in most supermarkets. They are very tasty when mixed with the right spices provide proteins, roughage and fiber to balance the meal.

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair at The Corn ExchangeSat 6 Jun 2015The UK’s largest vintage fair of its kind returns to its home city of Leeds with an abundance of colourful patterns, shimmering sequins and pre loved leather.

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Cigdem Aslan - Mortissa at Howard Assembly RoomSat 6 Jun 2015Istanbul-born singer Cigdem Aslan is a rising star and a truly sublime singer of Rebetika music. Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds

06 June 2015 to 06 June 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Merrion CentreSat 6 Jun 2015Unique Gift Fairs will be returning to the Merrion Centre to host a gift and craft fair

05 June 2015 to 07 June 2015

The Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show at Millennium SquareFri 5 - Sun 7 Jun 2015The Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show 2015 is the flagship event of the Leeds Food and Drink Festival and is now in its fifth year.

22 May 2015 to 07 June 2015

The Pink Vending Machine at Trinity LeedsFri 22 May - Sun 7 Jun 2015Make sure you visit Trinity Leeds during the Leeds Food & Drink Festival (22nd May - 7th June) and witness the wonder that is... Pink Vending!

05 June 2015 to 07 June 2015

Handmade in Yorkshire at Victoria GardensFri 5 - Sun 7 Jun 2015In June 2015, as part of the Leeds Food and Drink Festival, Leeds Markets will once again be running Handmade in Yorkshire, and this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever!

22 May 2015 to 07 June 2015

Leeds Food and Drink Festival at Leeds City CentreFri 22 May - Sun 7 Jun 2015The annual Leeds Food and Drink Festival embodies the spirit of Leeds, bringing together local businesses, residents and visitors in a two-week celebration of the city and the region’s finest food and drink.

01 June 2015 to 07 June 2015

Leeds Loves Cocktails at Leeds City CentreMon 1 - Sun 7 Jun 2015Leeds’ finest bars unite to host exquisite tasting events, cocktail conjuring master classes and extraordinary parties all over the city.

03 April 2015 to 23 June 2015

Light Lab at Leeds City MuseumFri 3 Apr - Tue 23 Jun 2015Come and explore the history and significance of light through the ages, get hands on with the science of light and carry out your own experiments in our light lab.

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

03 April 2015 to 04 July 2015

Mr Turner and Mr Girtin: The Early Years at Harewood House and GardensFri 3 Apr - Sat 4 Jul 2015Using important early works, this exhibition takes a fresh look at the relationship between JMW Turner and his contemporary Thomas Girtin. Enjoy a previously unseen depiction of Harewood Castle by Turner and explore the avant-garde styles.

03 April 2015 to 05 July 2015

Painting in Time: Co-Curated by Sara Kate Wilson at The TetleyFri 3 Apr - Sun 5 Jul 2015This stunning, large-scale exhibition brings together works by a range of international artists who are making a significant contribution to the idea of the ‘expanded field of painting’.

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.

02 April 2015 to 12 July 2015

Garth Evans: Sculpture Photographs at The Henry Moore InstituteThu 2 Apr - Sun 12 Jul 2015Garth Evans (b. 1934) is central to the narrative of British sculpture, consistently exploring the possibilities of medium, form, weight and scale.

02 April 2015 to 12 July 2015

Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa at The Henry Moore InstituteThu 2 Apr - Sun 12 Jul 2015This exhibition investigates how the ways in which objects and artworks are displayed gives them meaning

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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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