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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: Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2013‐14 (production still) © and courtesy of the artist.


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07 October 2015 to 10 January 2016

THE FEAST WAGON at The TetleyWed 7 Oct 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016The Feast Wagon looks at identity and nationhood against a backdrop of today’s globalised contemporar y ar t scene, with its international biennales and large-scale touring exhibitions such as the British Art Show.

07 October 2015 to 21 October 2015

Leeds Art Festival Lotte Inch : One Day At A Time at The TetleyWed 7 - Wed 21 Oct 2015A candid record of life inside the Seacroft Eating Disorder Unit in Leeds by artist Lotte Inch.

08 October 2015 to 08 October 2015

Folded Book Art Creative Craft Class at Our Handmade CollectiveThu 8 Oct 2015Learn the art of book folding - up-cycling old books into folded sculptures and artwork! Make your own folded large heart in an unwanted book, plus mark and fold techniques which can be transferred to other words and silhouettes.

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Wednesday @ One - Lunchtime Organ Recitals at Bradford CathedralWed 7 Oct 2015Join us for our regular BIG SCREEN recitals at 1.00pm on Wednesdays

01 October 2015 to 17 October 2015

Re-Fabricate at Bradford CathedralThu 1 - Sat 17 Oct 2015An exciting exhibition celebrating Bradford’s textile heritage through the eclectic and diverse talents of contemporary artists. This includes new work and pieces from the Arts’ Council funded Pick & Mix Exhibition inspired by the Bradford

05 October 2015 to 05 October 2015

Sean Kelly Live! at City Varieties Music HallMon 5 Oct 2015Auctioneering Star of the huge hit TV show, Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly first found a taste of fame through stand-up comedy over 15 years ago. Now he brings his live comedy debut to the UK!

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

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Wacky Wednesdays at National Coal Mining Museum for EnglandWed 7 Oct 2015Making a return in September 2016 will be Wacky Wednesdays at the National Coal Mining Museum.

01 October 2015 to 01 November 2015

Light Fantastic:Adventures in the Science of Light at National Media MuseumThu 1 Oct - 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.

01 October 2015 to 01 November 2015

An Additive Mix by Liz West at National Media MuseumThu 1 Oct - 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.

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.

17 August 2015 to 22 January 2016

Sheffield cares for the wounded at Thackray Medical MuseumMon 17 Aug 2015 - Fri 22 Jan 2016An exhibition telling the story of the dedicated work of the 3rd West Riding Field Ambulance on the Western Front in France and Flanders during the First World War.

05 September 2015 to 03 January 2016

Bob and Roberta Smith: Art For All at Yorkshire Sculpture ParkSat 5 Sep 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016Art Makes Children Powerful

05 September 2015 to 10 January 2016

Poppies: Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture ParkSat 5 Sep 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents Wave this autumn as part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic poppy sculptures as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.

05 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Rebecca - Kneehigh Theatre at Alhambra TheatreMon 5 - Sat 10 Oct 2015Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film a classic of the genre. Now Rebecca bursts onto the stage!

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

13 August 2015 to 08 November 2015

Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture at The Henry Moore InstituteThu 13 Aug - Sun 8 Nov 2015Paul Neagu (1938-2004) demanded sculpture be appreciated by all of the senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste

30 September 2015 to 03 January 2016

Object Lessons at The Henry Moore InstituteWed 30 Sep 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016Developed by Swiss educationalist Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, the 'object lesson' used as its tool a wooden box holding an encyclopaedic selection of everyday materials, such as pieces of glass, botanical specimens, spices and fabric

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

The Barber of Seville (7, 17, 23, 27, 29 Oct 2015) at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseWed 7 Oct 2015THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Gioachino Rossini (1816) REVIVAL Sung in English Running time: approx 3 hours

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.

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

Leeds LaughterFEST Showcase at Northern Monk RefectoryTue 6 Oct 2015A Leeds LaughterFEST comedy festival event: A firm cult classic favourite amongst many out there Paul is a true wizard of the world of bizarre observation!

01 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

Leeds LaughterFESTThu 1 - Sun 11 Oct 2015Leeds LaughterFEST is a comedy festival with a twist which takes place Thursday 1st Oct – Sunday 11th Oct LLF is a proud supporter of Variety Children’s Charity.

07 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

A Beautiful World at 1 East ParadeWed 7 - Sun 11 Oct 2015This exhibition features the work of 19 photographers who have been moved by our beautiful world enough to document it in all its glory.

12 September 2015 to 31 March 2016

Des Hughes at The Hepworth WakefieldSat 12 Sep 2015 - Thu 31 Mar 201612 September 2015 - 31 March 2016

07 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

Ilkley Art Trail at Ilkley Town Centre Wed 7 - Sun 11 Oct 2015Studios, homes and public buildings will be granting free admission to give the public the chance to view and buy a variety of art, including ceramics, painting, drawing, printing, textiles and jewellery.

01 October 2015 to 01 November 2015

Speedway at Bradford Industrial MuseumThu 1 Oct - 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.

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Ilkley Concert Club at Kings Hall and Winter GardensWed 7 Oct 2015Part of a series of classical concerts held within the wonderful acoustics of the Kings Hall. This months concert features Pascal and Ami Roge, piano four hands. Programme includes Debussy Petite Suite & Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

Abba Mania at St George's HallTue 6 Oct 2015Re-live the memories of ABBA with this the Official ABBAMANIA Tribute Show. Join us for a fabulous night out dancing in the aisles.

08 October 2015 to 08 October 2015

All Stars 60's at St George's HallThu 8 Oct 2015Imagine five amazingly talented 60’s iconic bands, who have enjoyed phenomenal success throughout their musical careers, getting together to perform all their hits..... and you have the fantastic All Star 60’s Show.

01 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Rugby World Cup Fanzone at Millennium SquareThu 1 - Wed 7 Oct 2015Experience the Rugby World Cup outside the stalls of Elland Road this September as the Fanzone takes over Millennium Square.

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

Belinda Carlisle at Leeds Town HallTue 6 Oct 2015American singer Belinda Carlisle gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.

05 October 2015 to 05 October 2015

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON at Leeds Town HallMon 5 Oct 2015Angelina Warburton harp Simon Lindley City Organist Handel Harp Concerto in B flat Grandjany Aria in Classic Style and solos for harp and organ

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON at Leeds Town HallWed 7 Oct 2015Jamal Aliyev cello Alison Rhind piano Beethoven Cello Sonata No 4 Rachmaninov Cello Sonata

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.

01 August 2015 to 31 October 2015

Figure That at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 1 Aug - Sat 31 Oct 2015An exciting exhibition studying the human form. A diverse group of makers who explore various materials and techniques in their collections come together in this showcase of contemporary craft.

01 August 2015 to 24 October 2015

Solo Ceramic Showcase - Paul Jackson at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 1 Aug - Sat 24 Oct 2015This series of pots focuses on the recent development of a new range of slips and patterns.

05 September 2015 to 17 October 2015

Intrinsic at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 5 Sep - Sat 17 Oct 2015Textile artist and member of the Makers Guild in Wales Mandy Nash has invited six other makers working in the field of textiles and jewellery design to exhibit in a touring jewellery exhibition.

28 September 2015 to 06 October 2015

Britain through the eyes of a Chinese Diplomat at University Of LeedsMon 28 Sep - Tue 6 Oct 2015Discover the beauty of traditional Chinese brush painting and see Britain in a new light. Watch a Chinese Diplomat and a Nobel laureate create a painting together, demonstrating their skills and producing a work that symbolises cross-cultur

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

02 October 2015 to 08 October 2015

Macbeth at Hyde Park Picture HouseFri 2 - Thu 8 Oct 2015MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. In this thrilling interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most famous works, director Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) has combined outstanding ...

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Pasolini at Hyde Park Picture HouseWed 7 Oct 2015Rome 1975, outspoken filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was found dead on a beach, arousing suspicions that continue to this day. Director Abel Ferrara (BAD LIEUTENANT) offers a kaleidoscopic view of the last day in the artist's life played...

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

Tuesday Wonder: How to Change the World at Hyde Park Picture HouseTue 6 Oct 2015plus introduction by Greenpeace Leeds In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alas...

04 September 2015 to 30 October 2015

Truly, Madly, Rugby exhibition and displays at Leeds Central LibraryFri 4 Sep - Fri 30 Oct 2015In celebration of this global tournament coming to the city, Leeds Central Library will host an exhibition exploring rugby’s history and culture with displays and memorabilia reflecting its local, national and international heritage

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

Riverside & Holbeck at Leeds City Railway StationTue 6 Oct 2015All walks start from outside McDonalds, inside Leeds Railway Station, unless otherwise stated. (w) = stout footwear / boots / wellies required. ALL WALKS REQUIRE BOOKING BY PHONE

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Brown Sugar Sessions at SmokestackWed 7 Oct 2015Live Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Ska every Wednesday night from 9:30pm. At Smokestack, 159a Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

02 October 2015 to 28 November 2015

Beacons Metro at Leeds City CentreFri 2 Oct - Sat 28 Nov 2015A metropolitan music festival celebrating the very best in music, art & food in the countries most vibrant and creative cities.

08 October 2015 to 08 October 2015

Buffalo Trace Three Course Dinner and Cocktails at 51% Bourbon Lounge Thu 8 Oct 2015Buffalo Trace is offering you, our cherished loyalists, the chance to go on a unique tasting-journey at one of Leeds’ best and brightest spots, the 51% Bourbon Lounge.
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