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Eating the North: #EatNorth Returns for 2019

16 April 2019

#EATNORTH weekly food festival is returning to Leeds for its third year, with a cracking line up of indie food vendors, themed events and live music.

Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists

16 April 2019

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.

Iconic ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy set to bowl over fans in Leeds

10 April 2019

Cricket fans in Leeds and from across the region are being offered the exciting opportunity to see close up and have their photo taken with one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies this Sunday.

The Lamb & Flag unveil fresh look and new menu

4 April 2019

The Lamb & Flag are back with a bounce this spring, unveiling a fresh interior design and revamped beer garden, an enticing new food menu and a calendar of events set to rock the city during the summer months.

Add a Spring to Your Step as New Street Food Vendors Arrive at Trinity Kitchen

2 April 2019

Brand new arrivals Po Boys, Little Tractor and Nan’s Kitchen have arrived at Trinity Kitchen, along with returning vendors Shoot the Bull, Original Fry Up Material and Feral Food Store, to serve up mouth-watering dishes to Leeds visitors.

Full race timings confirmed with one month to go to the Tour de Yorkshire

2 April 2019

Millions of spectators are expected to line the route over the four days of action which will see the Tour de Yorkshire take place between 2-5 May and the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race between 3-4 May.

Resonance: Opera North’s Residency for BAME Music-Makers Returns

29 March 2019

Five lead artists will take part in the latest of Opera North’s Resonance residencies this April and May, developing new ideas in workshops and work in progress performances at the Company’s Leeds base, with the support of PRS Foundation.

Original Artists from M People, Groove Armada and more to join Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

28 March 2019

The Voice of M People Heather Small, Groove Armada’s MC M.A.D. and Andy Cato, Livin’ Joy legend Janice Robinson and Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta are among the special guest artists announced for the third year of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics in Millennium Square, Leeds on Saturday 27 July.

Yorkshire lights up for 2019 UCI Road World Championships

22 March 2019

Iconic landmarks across Yorkshire were lit up in rainbow bands on Thursday night to celebrate six months to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Leeds Indie Food Festival: the first fifteen

18 March 2019

Returning from 9th-27th May 2019, Leeds Indie Food promises another year of exclusive supper clubs, workshops, unique one-off events and collaborations aplenty. There’s a host of brand new events as well as some returning favourites, alongside the customary innovation, forward-thinking and foodie unity across the city.

Leeds International Festival 2019 announces full programme

18 March 2019

Leeds International Festival 2019 is proud to now reveal its full programme, with an incredibly broad, diverse, innovative and fascinating line-up. Across many industries and sectors, L19 has insight from a massive spectrum of talent, from communities across Leeds, the UK, and internationally.

New ‘Black Box’ Retail Concept Launches at Trinity Leeds

18 March 2019

Trinity Leeds has officially unveiled its pioneering new shopping experience Black Box, offering a platform for local artists and fashion students as well as big-name London fashion retailers.

50 days to the Tour de Yorkshire

13 March 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire Ride in collaboration with Mackenzie Thorpe, official tour artist, are proud to reveal the design for a new medal for the event.

More Tour de Yorkshire Roadshows Announced!

6 March 2019

Given their success since the start of the year, Welcome to Yorkshire has announced its latest batch of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will be taking place across the county.

Transform 19

20 February 2019

Transform 19 to ignite the city with trailblazing performance, bringing an international festi-val exploring everything from power and pop culture to culture clashes and identity politics

Shake it off at Loop: Sing-along party bar heading to Merrion Street

6 February 2019

Merrion Street’s party central reputation is about to be sealed with the launch of a new bar that promises to inject your night out with an adrenaline shot of fun. Brought to you by the guys behind Roxy Ball Room, Loop is a sing-along party bar that specialises in cocktails, craft beer, karaoke and all round good times.

Spring into a new season of dance at Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

5 February 2019

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has announced a spectacular new spring season of dance, opening in March 2019.

Film Studio Transforms Leeds TV Archive into Independent Coffee House

31 January 2019

A former TV archive on Kirkstall Road is the unusual location for a new Coffee House, Bar and Event Space - aptly named ARCHIVE, opens Monday 11th Feb.

Leeds Announced As Rugby League World Cup 2021 Host

29 January 2019

Leeds will host more Rugby League World Cup 2021 games than any other city, Elland Road will host a men’s semi-final and Emerald Headingley Stadium will host three men’s games and two women’s games.

80s Legends, Club Classics And A Movie Blockbuster For Opera North’s Summer Orchestral Festival

25 January 2019

The Orchestra of Opera North will return to Millennium Square, Leeds for another long weekend this summer, joined by Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones and more for 80s Classical on Friday 26 July, and special guest vocalists for the third instalment of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics on Saturday 27 July, with a live soundtrack screening of Jurassic Park to close the festival on Sunday 28 July.

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour to Visit Leeds as Part Of 100-Day Tour

25 January 2019

The 100-day schedule for the domestic leg of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, has been announced today ahead of its start date on 19 February - when it will commence its journey across the length and breadth of England and Wales, covering thousands of miles and making stops in more than 20 towns and cities.

Head of Steam: Headingley gears up for next-level gaming utopia

22 January 2019

One of the best-loved bars in Headingley is currently being ‘Powered UP’ seeing the first floor transform into a beer-soaked gaming mecca. As of February, the first floor of The Head of Steam will boast an impressive mix of modern and classic gaming to keep visitors entertained.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing arrives at Leeds Art Gallery this February

21 January 2019

On February 1, 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 in exhibitions across the UK, including Leeds Art Gallery.

Start Spreading the News – New York Inspired Restaurant & Bar Announced for Leeds Arena Quarter

21 January 2019

The Merrion Centre is continuing its winning streak as one of the top choices for international and niche eateries in Leeds as a unique fresh food and drink concept, Union Square, has selected it as the location for its founding restaurant

Major new exhibition and the year ahead at Harewood House in 2019

16 January 2019

The first exhibition of the Harewood Biennial is Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, which aims to challenge preconceptions, spark interest and inspire debate about the role craft can play in culture, identity and society. At a time when there is a surge of interest in craft, (from the supermarket to the catwalk) there is also confusion – is it a product or a process? Is it always handmade? Is it just a marketing buzzword?

Leeds retains prestigious Purple Flag status for third successive year

14 January 2019

A prestigious award recognising a city’s excellence in managing its evening and night time economy has been awarded to Leeds for a fantastic third year in a row.

The Cities of Northern England and House of Britain launch the ‘North of England City Experience’

2 January 2019

The cities of Northern England, comprising Leeds, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle Gateshead today announce the launch a new multi-city tourism experience in partnership with House of Britain, tailor made for the Dutch market.

Flybmi announces Leeds Bradford to Munich route

21 December 2018

Flybmi today announces the launch of a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich in Germany, commencing on the 8 April 2019, with one way fares now available to book online from £99.

Canal Mills, Leeds announce LAST EVER events this New Year

7 December 2018

After a hugely influential few years of setting new party benchmarks in the north of England, cavernous warehouse space Canal Mills is hosting two fantastic final parties on New Year’s Eve 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019, with a host of local promotions and DJs playing next to international guests including Disciples, Danny Howard, Waze & Odyseey, Maceo Plex, Hot Chip, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau and more.

Festive Feasts as New Street Food Vendors Arrive at Trinity Kitchen

7 December 2018

Brand new vendors Pietanic, Nelly’s Barn, Dumpling Dumpling, The Pickled Porker and Belles of Harrogate are arriving at Trinity Kitchen just in time for the festive season.