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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.

Vice & Virtue – One year on

25 October 2017

Who would have guessed that within one year, a former strip-club would redefine the Leeds restaurant scene, pick up a coveted Oliver Award for Best Fine-Dining and become the city’s only new entry into the 2018 edition of the Good Food Guide? Well, it seems that all the love, blood, sweat and tears has paid off for Vice & Virtue, because that’s exactly what they’ve done…

first direct Host Exclusive #fdVIPs Event at Leeds Arena

18 October 2017

first direct bank, who sponsor the impressive entertainment venue in Leeds - organised an exclusive Press and Blogger event, to mark the occasion. The #fdVIPs experience took place in one of the private boxes within the arena. Transformed into the ultimate Little Mix wonderland – the suite was filled with themed drinks, nibbles, activities…and a sprinkle of glitter.

Leeds' famous German market extended to Christmas Eve

10 October 2017

The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year staying open right up until Christmas Eve.

Raise a toast with ‘Red Roasts’ at Crafthouse

3 October 2017

Award-winning restaurant Crafthouse at Trinity Leeds has unveiled a new mouth-watering Sunday lunch menu – which comes complete with free-flowing red wine.

MOBO Awards Returns to Leeds in 2017

26 September 2017

The electrifying celebration of the best in urban music will take place on 29 November at first direct arena, Leeds

Visitors will be over the moon with Light Night’s dazzling lunar creation

22 September 2017

A magnificent recreation of a beautiful full moon will hover over the water at Leeds Dock during this October’s spectacular Light Night Leeds.

Harewood House Announces a Victorian Christmas

20 September 2017

Harewood House is pleased to announce a special five week Christmas season.

ITU World Triathlon Leeds confirmed as host of 2018 British Championships

19 September 2017

British Triathlon has confirmed the ITU World Triathlon Leeds will host the 2018 British Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.

The Leeds Cocktail Experience Part Three

15 September 2017

Brush away those post-Summer blues, dust of your dancing shoes and prepare to party like there’s no tomorrow, as The Leeds Cocktail Experience is back!