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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!

Stunning spectacle set to light up Leeds

7 September 2017

Tens of thousands of people are set to flock to this October’s incredible Light Night Leeds as the city centre is transformed into a dazzling sea of colour, light and sound.

Action-packed programme announced for Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic art festival

29 August 2017

Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic book festival, has announced a packed programme of events for the week-long event, as it enters its second decade and moves into the heart of Leeds city centre

Shoppers slide into summer as 30ft helter skelter returns to Trinity Leeds!

18 August 2017

Trinity Leeds is taking shoppers on a trip to the tropics with the return of their 30ft slide.

The shopping centre’s super-sized helter skelter, which is set across two floors, has been given a holiday makeover with a mini beach area – complete with a giant hammock and pool inflatables.

Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

17 August 2017

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night Leeds returns this October.

Seaside fun returns as City Beach officially opens this weekend

11 August 2017

The great outdoor atmosphere of a visit to the beach will be available right in the heart of the city centre from this Saturday when the annual ‘City Beach’ returns to Leeds.

Heroic programme of events comes to Leeds for Thought Bubble 2017

4 August 2017

Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest comic book festival which this year enters its second decade, is bringing some of the biggest global names in comic art to Leeds for the annual event.

Harewood Food and Drink Project presents a new supper club: Hidden Harewood

1 August 2017

This September, Harewood Food and Drink Project will be launching a new supper club with a difference; Hidden Harewood will be an immersive dining experience with the opportunity to discover some of Harewood’s hidden corners whilst enjoying a tasting menu from acclaimed chef, Josh Whitehead,

Red Door comes to Leeds

28 July 2017

Call Lane has long been the beating heart of the city’s nightlife scene, and there’s a new kid in town who promises to bring some fire to the party. Having enjoyed success with bars in Chester and Liverpool, Red Door are heading up north armed to the teeth with an enticing cocktail menu that’s set to impress.

Double the Deutsch – Oktoberfest is back

27 July 2017

Oktoberfest returns to Leeds for two weekends instead of one - and in a brand new venue!

Phoenix at home: A celebration of female choreographers

26 July 2017

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage in September with a performance that celebrates the exceptional female talent within the company.

Stats Show Six Months’ Success For Super Casino

26 July 2017

Wednesday (26 July) marks six months since the UK’s third-largest casino opened – hailed as the ‘super casino of the North’, the statistics released by Victoria Gate Casino to mark the half-year anniversary make for impressive reading.

Summer fun for children of all ages at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties

26 July 2017

Children aged 0 to 17 are invited to participate in a wide range of activities this August at Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall (CVMH).

A toast to Yorkshire Day as Oulton Hall launches Gin Afternoon Tea

25 July 2017

Flavours of Yorkshire will be added to afternoon tea at Oulton Hall this Yorkshire Day, with diners encouraged to celebrate with a complimentary glass of Harrogate-based Slingsby’s Rhubarb Gin.

Leeds Pride and VisitLeeds are proud to reveal the new faces of Leeds Pride Family

25 July 2017

After two weeks of searching for the new faces of #LeedsPrideFamily images, the winning photos have been chosen!

Northern Ballet gears up for all new Yorkshire season

24 July 2017

Yorkshire audiences are in for a treat this autumn as Northern Ballet prepares to present an ambitious season of new work in the county. The Company will perform The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer; and The Little Mermaid at Yorkshire venues for the first time as well as reviving its popular children’s ballet Ugly Duckling.

New pop-up pavilion transforms Victoria Gardens this Summer

23 July 2017

The pop-up pavilion and playspace marks the countdown to the Leeds Art Gallery re-opening in October 2017 with a 2-week programme of free creative activity

Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre announces autumn season of dance

20 July 2017

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for autumn 2017. It will open with Phoenix Dance Theatre’s home performance followed by Northern Ballet’s annual production for children.

Neighbourhood announces opening in Leeds next month

20 July 2017

Get ready to dine, drink and dance as the North’s most opulent party venue,
Neighbourhood, opens in Leeds this Autumn.

#MakeLeeds2023 initiative launched as European Capital of Culture bid gathers pace

19 July 2017

Leeds’ 2023 bid team is today calling on the people of Leeds to support its European Capital of Culture bid by pledging their support online.

first direct arena 6th busiest arena in the world

17 July 2017

In a chart just released by industry body, Pollstar, first direct arena has now risen to being the 6th busiest arena venue in the World and the 4th busiest in the UK.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to put a spell on West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas

14 July 2017

This festive season will see West Yorkshire Playhouse transformed into the fantasy world of Narnia, as the Playhouse brings to life an enchanting re-imaging of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale

The return of Leeds Rum Festival

14 July 2017

Last year Leeds welcomed its first ever Rum Festival when two of the city’s finest bartenders go together at the Corn Exchange and hosted a world class event.
And they’re back.

North Star Coffee Shop & General Store opens at Leeds Dock

12 July 2017

Featuring an on-site bakery in partnership with award-winning Noisette Bakehouse, next door to their on-site roastery and Coffee Academy

Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance 2017

6 July 2017

VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increase from 2015.

Picture Perfect Chance to make Leeds Proud

28 June 2017

Leeds Pride partners with VisitLeeds to find the Leeds Pride Family