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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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Lydia Yee and Anna Colin (c) Gillian Fox 2014
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25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

4GW - 4th Generation Wrestling at Holbeck WMCSat 25 Apr 2015Don't miss out on a fantastic evening of live wrestling entertainment for all the family!

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music at City Varieties Music HallSat 25 Apr 2015The smash-hit musical show has been all around the world now returns to the UK for the movie’s 50th anniversary. Yes, the original Sing-a-long-a show is back and celebrating the film’s half century giving it a birthday party to remember!

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Talking Pictures - Part 1 at The Stanley and Audrey Burton GallerySat 25 Apr 2015Do you have an eye for dialogue? An ear for colour? Step into the realm of BBC Radio drama and learn from the experts in this exclusive two-part event!

14 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Barnum at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015‘Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’

24 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Gin Tasting at Hogarth's Gin JointFri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Bulldog Gin f/t Mark Cato

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Foden’s Band at Morley Town HallSat 25 Apr 2015Formed in 1900 in the Cheshire village of Sandbach, the band maintains a world class reputation for providing quality entertainment in the field of brass music with a traditional and unique style.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Light Bite at The LightSat 25 Apr 2015The Light will be hosting its annual food and drink event to showcase The Light's cafes, bars and restaurants. Complete with live cookery demonstration, sampling and give-aways.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia at Howard Assembly RoomSat 25 Apr 2015This 2011 Turkish drama film, co-written and directed by Palme d’Or award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a haunting murder investigation, where a group of men set out in search of a dead body on the Anatolian steppe.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

The Vintage Kilo Sale at Holy Trinity ChurchSat 25 Apr 2015Buy your vintage by weight – the smartest way to shop vintage.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

The Leeds Midnight Run at Leeds City CentreSat 25 Apr 2015“Not all those who wander are lost”.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Make a Vintage Inspired Half Pinny at Our Handmade CollectiveSun 26 Apr 2015Join OHC at The Bridal Emporium to learn new skills in our Creative Craft Classes. Make a Vintage Inspired half pinny to wear with pride in your home! Own sewing machine and basic sewing knowledge needed please.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Recycled Jewellery Making at Our Handmade CollectiveSun 26 Apr 2015Join OHC at The Bridal Emporium to learn new skills in our Creative Craft Classes. Learn how to turn your trash into treasure by recycling your broken jewellery or vintage treasures into something new using simple jewellery making techniqu

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.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Kate Rusby at City Varieties Music HallSun 26 Apr 2015Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby will appear at City Varieties in April. Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by the folk singer’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

The Picture Library at Leeds Art GallerySat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Would your sitting room suit a Sutherland? Maybe your lounge would love a Lowry? Or do you fancy a Hepworth for your hallway? If you think this is an impossible dream, think again.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Classical Music Recital at Lotherton Hall Sun 26 Apr 2015Music for Cello and Piano, enjoy in the lovely setting of our drawing room, followed by tea and cake.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Spring Beauty Fix at Victoria QuarterSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Yorkshire’s most iconic shopping centre, Victoria Quarter in Leeds, is hosting a weekend of all things beauty with their first ever Spring Beauty Fix event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Leeds Dock MarketSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Leeds Dock Market offers street food, locally roasted coffee, enormous cakes, handmade gifts, craft ales and a bar. Children's entertainers 10 - 12 and live music throughout the day. Free water taxis!

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Buble Fever at Bibis ItalianissimoSun 26 Apr 2015Rickie is back at Bibis by popular demand after his time on London's West End.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Bullfrog Blues at SmokestackSun 26 Apr 2015Live Blues straight from the Aire Delta. Every Sunday @ Smokestack Free entry 8pm - 10pm

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Its For Charity For Funk's Sake at The Rock BarSun 26 Apr 2015An authentic soul and funk live music experience... with music from the mesmerising Terri Shaltiel and our resident DJ's spinning some retro classics.

27 April 2015 to 27 April 2015

Let’s Do Lunch with Guest Speaker, Stuart Atkins at The Food Academy Restaurant Mon 27 Apr 2015Join Stuart and his memoirs and anecdotes of 5O years in the entertainment industry

27 April 2015 to 27 April 2015

Simon Lindley at Leeds Town HallMon 27 Apr 2015Request Programme

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Brown Sugar Sessions at SmokestackWed 29 Apr 2015Live Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Ska every Wednesday night from 9:30pm. At Smokestack, 159a Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

National Dance Company Wales - Mixed Programme at Stanley & Audrey Burton TheatreWed 29 Apr 2015National Dance Company Wales return with a mesmerising Mixed Programme featuring Johan Inger’s Walking Mad, Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet and Lee Johnston’s beautiful and heartbreaking They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

An Experience with Vinnie Jones - Corporate Lunch at The Queens HotelWed 29 Apr 2015Exclusive Corporate Luncheon An experience with football legend and A-List Hollywood actor Vinnie Jones. The Corporate Luncheon will be held on the 29th of April at the Queens Hotel from 11am till 3.00pm.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Classical Platform at Headingley Enterprise and Arts CentreWed 29 Apr 2015Classical Platform (in the Shire Oak Room on the last Wednesday of March, April, May and June) showcases local young and old talent, students, amateur musicians, and aspiring professionals at the start of their careers

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

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.

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

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.

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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