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Hedonist bar, Leeds takes you on a round the world trip courtesy of their character Olivia.

23 February 2018

Hedonist is set to return as a fresh, exciting bar concept that arrives in Leeds off the back of a number of hugely successful temporary projects. Brought to you by an experienced team of bartenders and managers, Hedonist will see their home of 156 Briggate be completely revamped and relaunched in April with a carefully curated drinks menu that takes you on a trip round the world at the hands of their character Olivia, The Hedonist.

Beer: A History of Brewing and Drinking at Temple Newsam

20 February 2018

Britain’s first national drink will be the focus of an exciting new exhibition at Temple Newsam House.

Royal Ballet star joins Northern Ballet in Leeds

15 February 2018

Northern Ballet has announced that Royal Ballet star Zenaida Yanowsky will be performing with the Company as a Guest Artist during their run of Las Hermanas / Concerto / Gloria at Leeds Grand Theatre. One of the most exquisite dancers of her generation, award-winning Yanowsky will perform in Las Hermanas for two performances only on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March (eve).

Abbey days as historic ruins are named among Yorkshire’s top attractions

14 February 2018

Kirkstall Abbey has today been recognised for giving one of Yorkshire’s warmest welcomes. The abbey has been awarded a VisitEngland Welcome Accolade, designed to shine a light on the region’s best quality visitor experiences.

Exhibition celebrates stunning craftsmanship of Thomas Chippendale

8 February 2018

Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design launches a nationwide programme to mark the tercentenary in 2018 of the birth of Thomas Chippendale senior, celebrating his life as furniture maker, designer and entrepreneur. The exhibition will show key pieces from the Royal Collection, Paxton House, Newby Hall, and Dumfries House displayed in a comprehensive, thematic way

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection to come to Leeds in 2019

7 February 2018

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including Leeds Art Gallery.

Leeds International Festival reveals Helen Sharman OBE, June Sarpong, Viv Albertine and more!

1 February 2018

Space travel, the ethics of robot sex, special film score commissions, intimate audiences with…, and some serious tunes - Leeds International Festival is back

Leeds lights up in rainbow colours for LGBT+ History Month

1 February 2018

A number of prominent city centre buildings will create a rainbow trail of light across the city when they are lit up tonight (1st February) to mark the start of LGBT+ History Month.

Leeds 2023 bid continues as six-year cultural programme announced

31 January 2018

Leeds has unveiled a £35m six-year programme, culminating in a year-long celebration of the city’s diverse cultures in 2023.

Leeds continues to fly flag for its evening offer

16 January 2018

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for a second consecutive year.

West Yorkshire Playhouse to host World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People

12 January 2018

Internationally-acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre will present the World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month, as 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush to the UK. Windrush was the ship that brought the first large group of immigrants from the Caribbean and famously began the post-war immigration boom that was to radically change British society.

Trinity Leeds beats Blue Monday with free ‘feel good’ films at Everyman Cinema Leeds

11 January 2018

Trinity Leeds is beating the winter blues this ‘Blue Monday’ (15 January) by hosting free ‘feel good’ films at Everyman Cinema Leeds.

first direct arena ranks 13 in the world for ticket sales

10 January 2018

The first direct arena has ranked 13th in the world, 6th in Europe and 4th in the UK for event ticket sales according to Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues.

Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design

8 January 2018

Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design launches a nationwide programme to mark the tercentenary in 2018 of the birth of Thomas Chippendale senior, celebrating his life as furniture maker, designer and entrepreneur. The exhibition will show a range of his work including key pieces from the Royal Collection, Paxton House, Newby Hall, and Dumfries House.

Visit Leeds is Yorkshire's number one

20 December 2017

Visit Leeds has climbed 44 places to be the number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and eighth nationally in the 2017 English Tourism Social Media Index, an annual league table which grades 133 regional tourism bodies in England according to social media performance by their official channels.

Summer symphonic spectacular returns to Millennium Square

18 December 2017

A spectacular fusion of energetic dance anthems and the stunning sounds of an award-winning live orchestra will once again take over Millennium Square in Leeds next summer

Christmas at Leeds Town Hall

7 December 2017

The magnificent surroundings of Leeds Town Hall are a perfect backdrop for your Christmas celebrations, and this year they welcome the finest musicians to spread their infectious festive cheer. Here’s what’s in store…

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces final Spring/Summer 2018 Season before embarking on major redevel

7 December 2017

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/Summer 2018 Season presents vital world class theatre, showcasing innovative new work, thrilling drama and uplifting stories of Leeds and the world

Full route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire Announced

5 December 2017

The fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way:

Leeds’ Creative Agencies Launch Magical Artwork for Charity

5 December 2017

Ten creative agencies from across Leeds have united under the name ‘Make Believe’, each donating and exhibiting a piece of artwork based on classical children’s literature. Marketing agency, Magpie, has brought together the creative community to help the Cash for Kids charity, which helped more than 60,000 children last year.

Second Dare Art Prize announced by Opera North and the University of Leeds

28 November 2017

The pioneering DARE partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North is seeking applications from creative practitioners in all media for the second DARE Art Prize.

A Woman’s Place exhibition

23 November 2017

On the centenary of some, not all, British women getting the vote, A Woman’s Place? looks at the struggles and progress of women in achieving equality and recognition

Superstar Presenters Maya Jama and Marvin Humes to host the 2017 MOBO Awards in Leeds

23 November 2017

Superstar presenters Maya Jama and Marvin Humes are confirmed to host the 2017 MOBO Awards at First Direct Arena in Leeds on 29 November.

Call Lane welcomes new party bar

22 November 2017

Call Lane is all set to welcome the brand-new party bar, Cuckoo, this Thursday 23 November, with press and VIPs invited from 5pm onwards for a look around and a free drink on arrival, before the bar opens to the public at 6pm.

Coco’s Beach Bar brings a tasty tropical flavour to Leeds

17 November 2017

Launching in Trinity Leeds, opposite the buzzing Trinity Kitchen, this November Coco’s Beach Bar is bringing a beach party to the heart of the city – and you’re all invited!

Aperitivo

15 November 2017

As of early November, the restaurant formerly known as Dough Bistro will have undergone a complete transformation, to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix to become Aperitivo.

Lavish apartments unveiled in Leeds City Centre

13 November 2017

The eagerly awaited Bells Apartments have opened their doors to the public, showcasing super luxurious, serviced apartments like never seen before in the heart of the city centre.

Smokin’ Bar and Kitchen comes to Leeds

10 November 2017

Leeds Bierkeller Entertainment Complex has revealed plans for a new American-style barbecue restaurant specialising in traditional flavours of the Old West but with a contemporary twist.

Leeds Light Switch On Line Up Announced

1 November 2017

Rugby League heroes The Leeds Rhinos will get the festive season officially underway as guests of honour at this year’s fantastic Leeds Christmas lights switch on.

Experience Kirkgate Market after hours with new Night Market

25 October 2017

Visitors will be able to see Leeds historic Kirkgate Market in a new light when it opens its doors after dark with a new Night Market this week.