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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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).

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!

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

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.

Picture Perfect Chance to make Leeds Proud

28 June 2017

Leeds Pride partners with VisitLeeds to find the Leeds Pride Family

Basement Jaxx to headline Back to Basics orchestral extravaganza

12 June 2017

Dance legends Basement Jaxx have been confirmed as the headline special guests for a spectacular meeting of club music and symphony orchestra, The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, which opens the Millennium Square Summer Series on Friday 28 July.

Guinness World Record ‘Largest Paper Boat Race’

2 June 2017

To mark the festival’s 10th anniversary there will be a rather special celebration at this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival, we will be hosting an really exciting event and attempting a brand new world record for the ‘largest ever paper boat race’ in the world!