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

It would no doubt have been a surprise to the devout Cistercian monks who once called it home. But historic Kirkstall Abbey has today been recognised for giving one of Yorkshire’s warmest welcomes. The abbey has been awarded a VisitE

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14 February 2018

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Exhibition celebrates stunning craftmanship of Thomas Chippendale

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, design

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8 February 2018

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

IMAGE: Leonardo da Vinci, Horses and soldiers, mechanics, and the Angel of the Annunciation, c.1503-4. Credit Royal Collection Trust© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018    In February 2019, to mark the 500th ann

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7 February 2018

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Leeds International Festival is back!

Leeds International Festival is back for its second year, with an unforgettable fortnight of events to excite, entertain and inspire. The UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas and innovation celebrates local creativity and inter

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1 February 2018

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The Tetley exterior

Leeds 2023 bid contunues as six year cultural programme announced

Exciting projects and cultural celebration in 2023 confirmed   Leeds has unveiled a £35m six-year programme, culminating in a year-long celebration of the city’s diverse cultures in 2023. The announcement today (Wedne

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31 January 2018

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Headrow and Town Hall at night

Leeds continues to fly the flag for its evening offer

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for a second consecutive year. The city has retained its Purple Flag status for excellence in managing its evening and night time economy. Purple Flag, an acc

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16 January 2018

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West Yorkshire Playhouse to host World Premiere of the first ever contemporary dance to commemorate Windrush, by Phoenix Dance Theatre

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

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12 January 2018

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

Trinity Leeds is beating the winter blues this ‘Blue Monday’ (15 January) by hosting free ‘feel good’ films at Everyman Cinema Leeds. Between 5:00pm – 11:30pm, Trinity Leeds will be showcasing Back To The Future (5pm), Pretty Woma

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11 January 2018

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first direct arena ranks 13 in the world for ticket sales

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. “To finish the year as the 4th best p

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10 January 2018

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