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Leeds on shortlist to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Leeds is through to the final stage of the competition to host the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in 2023, on behalf of Ukraine.   The BBC has announced seven shortlisted places, of which Leeds is one, selected from 20 long-liste

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12 August 2022

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Gareth Snook to play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical at Leeds Playhouse and on tour

Leeds Playhouse has announced that Gareth Snook will play Willy Wonka in its exciting new production of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THE MUSICAL presented

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9 August 2022

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Victoria Leeds Reveals Pride-inspired Mural Artwork in Support of Leeds Pride

The perfect spot to watch the parade   Victoria Leeds is proud to reveal its Pride-inspired, rainbow of colours artwork on bustling Sidney Street, along with musical entertainment, from 5th August, in celebratio

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5 August 2022

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Opera North Richmond Hill Residency: New Initiative to Strengthen Community Through Culture

Leading arts organisation Opera North has launched an innovative new residency in its home city of Leeds, which will see the company working with residents in Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Ward to explore how boosting participation in cult

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4 August 2022

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Exciting cast announced for Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson’s fresh new version of The Importance of Being Earnest at Leeds Playhouse

An exciting cast has been revealed for award-winning director Denzel Westley-Sanderson’s vibrant retelling of

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1 August 2022

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Rex-press Delivery: T-Rex Roars into Trinity Leeds Ahead of Jurassic Trail Launch

A jaw-some Tyrannosaurus Rex has roared its way into Trinity Leeds as a team of dedicated dino engineers worked throughout the night to assemble the spectacular super-sized predator. The enormous T-Rex was carefully transpo

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28 July 2022

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Leeds masters the art of collaboration in a season of culture

Leeds’ venues have collaborated unlike any other UK city as over 30 leading cultural organisations worked together this spring to showcase the vibrant, diverse and inclusive cultural experiences Leeds has to offer.   Led by

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25 July 2022

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Chapel Allerton Artists Arts Trail 2022

Chapel Allerton Artists invite you into their homes and studio spaces for the 2022 Chapel Allerton Arts Trail, on the 20 and 21 August from 11-5pm. Following the success of the Windows of Art trail in 2021, this year homes and venues across

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19 July 2022

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Brand new restaurant Kino launches: MorMor announced as first supper club – 23rd July

Doors are now open at much anticipated new Leeds city centre restaurant and bar, Kino. Offering an informal showcase of some of the region’s finest charcuterie and cheeses, alongside an extensive wine, craft beer and cock

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13 July 2022

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First ever water dinosaur set to make a splash in Leeds

The first full size animatronic dinosaur to be installed in a UK canal is set to make a splash in Leeds this summer.   A 14.5m long roaring Spinosaurus – about the length of a bus – will be inhabiting the dock at Granary W

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8 July 2022

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