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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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04 July 2015 to 04 July 2015

52 Card Pick Up at Napoleons Casino and RestaurantSat 4 Jul 2015Win CASH prizes while you play!

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

52 Card Pick Up at Napoleons Casino and RestaurantSat 11 Jul 2015Win CASH prizes while you play!

01 July 2015 to 31 July 2015

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

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’.

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.

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Sitting Room Comedy Club at Belgrave Music Hall and CanteenThu 9 Jul 2015Critically acclaimed comedy night with four of the circuit's best comedians: Alun Cochrane, Paul McCaffrey, Brennan Reece and Harriet Dyer.

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Making Bath Bombs - Creative Craft Class at Our Handmade CollectiveThu 9 Jul 2015Join Our Handmade Collective and Claire of Little Shop of Lathers and learn how to make soft, luxurious bath bombs with natural ingredients and just a touch of elbow grease!

03 July 2015 to 14 August 2015

Life - A portrait exhibition by Doug Binder at Bradford CathedralFri 3 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.

10 July 2015 to 10 July 2015

Monty Python’s Meaning of Life at Kirkstall AbbeyFri 10 Jul 2015The Monty Python-team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? Join the Sneaky crew as they explore Earth’s biggest question with some eccentric performers, impromptu sing-alongs, silly games

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

22 June 2015 to 04 October 2015

The Path of the Ponies at National Coal Mining Museum for EnglandMon 22 Jun - Sun 4 Oct 2015The story of ponies and horses has been entwined with that of coal mining for many centuries. This exhibition explores the world of the industry’s pit ponies and provides a glimpse into their working lives.

04 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

The Great Shadow Adventure at National Media MuseumSat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2015Join Harriet in her time travelling journey, that takes you back 1000 years ago, to discover how light has helped us to tell stories. Suitable for ages 5+

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.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Discovering Nurses from First World War at Temple Newsam House and FarmThu 9 Jul 2015Join Curator Lucy Moore and Prof Alison Fell to find out more about the role of nurses during First World War (ticket includes lunch).

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.

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.

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

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

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.

06 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera HouseMon 6 - Sat 11 Jul 2015Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971 - stunning audiences and changing the face of musical theatre forever.

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.

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 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

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

10 July 2015 to 10 July 2015

Olly Murs meets Bruno Mars Tribute Night at BW Cedar Court Hotel Leeds / BradfordFri 10 Jul 2015Not just one great tribute but two. Let us bring Olly Murs and Bruno Mars to Bradford.

10 July 2015 to 10 July 2015

Summer Fundraising Ball - The Great Gatsby at The CraiglandsFri 10 Jul 2015The Summer Fundraising Ball in memory of Martin Fojt Ticket includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, a three course meal and entertainment till late! Dress code: Formal attire (1920's theme optional)

01 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Tennis in the Square at Millennium SquareWed 1 - Sun 12 Jul 2015The city has rolled out the green carpet for Wimbledon fortnight, giving Leeds’s tennis fans the opportunity watch from the comfort of a deck chair from 11am–9pm every day.

04 July 2015 to 04 July 2015

Rothwell Temperance Band: The Leeds Summer Proms at Leeds Town HallSat 4 Jul 2015The Rothwell Temperance Band, under the leadership of David Roberts, presents a summer proms concert in aid of local charities

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

Group Print Exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design GallerySat 4 Jul - Sat 24 Oct 2015Group Print Exhibition - Mandy Pattullo and Catherine Green

27 June 2015 to 05 July 2015

Otley Walking Festival 2015Sat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015With a choice of 52 walks and events, there really is something for everyone! Short town-based walks, themed walks, woodland walks, strenuous moorland hikes plus a full evening programme of entertaining themed events.

04 July 2015 to 04 July 2015

Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour at Leeds City Railway StationSat 4 Jul 2015Although the current Emmerdale is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire as well as a few sites featured in modern Emmerdale. MEET AT LEEDS RAILWAY STATION

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour at Leeds City Railway StationSun 5 Jul 2015Although the current Emmerdale is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire as well as a few sites featured in modern Emmerdale. MEET AT LEEDS RAILWAY STATION

08 July 2015 to 08 July 2015

Bibis Showtime with The Sounds of the Temptations at Bibis ItalianissimoWed 8 Jul 2015A two course dinner followed by a live music performance by Temptations tribute, Sounds of the Temptations

04 July 2015 to 04 July 2015

Cookery Class: Breads at Hansa's RestaurantSat 4 Jul 2015In this session you’ll make at least six different types of breads with Hansa which will form plain, spicy or sweet accompaniments to any meal.

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.

08 July 2015 to 08 July 2015

Brown Sugar Sessions at SmokestackWed 8 Jul 2015Live Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Ska every Wednesday night from 9:30pm. At Smokestack, 159a Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Bullfrog Blues at SmokestackSun 5 Jul 2015Live Blues straight from the Aire Delta. Every Sunday @ Smokestack Free entry 8pm - 10pm

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

2015 Garforth Arts Festival Playground Party at Garforth AcademySat 11 Jul 2015THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES, SETH LAKEMAN, FEMI KUTI AND THE POSITIVE FORCE, BBC BIG BAND featuring CLARE TEAL…and more confirmed for the 2015 Garforth Arts Festival Playground Party!

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Leeds Health and Healing Festival at Weetwood HallSun 5 Jul 201580 Fabulous Exhibitions stands with Live Music, & Demonstrations, Free Talks & Workshops on Fascinating topics & FREE PRIZE DRAWS

01 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Watch Wimbledon at The Merrion CentreWed 1 - Sat 11 Jul 2015Come to the Merrion Centre & watch the Wimbledon matches as you shop on our 60” TV screen in the main promo area! From 1st-11th July with a snack and a refreshment from one of our fantastic cafe’s or eateries.

01 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Wimbledon Tennis Simulator Challenge at The Merrion CentreWed 1 - Sat 11 Jul 2015From the 1st-11th July 11am-4pm, we have a sports simulator in the Merrion Centre! Challenge your friends and family with our 4-player tennis game and prove you’re a Wimbledon Standard player!

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.

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Fleetwood Mac at First Direct ArenaSun 5 Jul 2015Following a record sell out tour in 2013, rock legends Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the UK in 2015 with their ‘On With The Show’ Tour, with 2 dates at first direct arena, 30th June and 5th July.
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