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Launch of Bossa brings natural Brazilian flair and flavour to Leeds city centre

31 August 2016

The new Bossa restaurant opening at 2 Cloth Hall Street in Leeds city centre is the kind of cool casual restaurant you would go to if you live in Rio.

Bold re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s last novel premieres in The Brontë Season at West Yorkshire

30 August 2016

A daring re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s ground-breaking last novel VILLETTE by Linda Marshall Griffiths and directed by Playhouse Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt premieres in the Courtyard Theatre as the centrepiece of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Brontë Season.

Leeds Corn Exchange - September and October 2016 Events

30 August 2016

Celebrate independence with a visit to Leeds Corn Exchange where as well as almost 30 alternative, individual, independent businesses there are a selection of events taking place in the coming weeks offering the chance to celebrate the building’s history, enjoy a 30-minute Lindy Hop class and meet some retired American footballers.

Victoria - Filming at Harewood House

25 August 2016

Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. The crew filmed across Yorkshire for several months during winter 2015/16. Harewood was fortunate enough to be one of their key locations.

Forthcoming Events and Exhibition at The Tetley

17 August 2016

Find out what's coming up at The Tetley

Iconic Call Lane hotspot, Brooklyn Bar, set for rebranding

16 August 2016

Jones Bar Group are to re-open bar under the new name of, EPIC Cocktail Club.

Sister Act at Leeds Grand Theatre next week

15 August 2016

An all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, starring Alexandra Burke, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood will be at Leeds Grand Theatre for one week only from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th August 2016.

The Leeds Cocktail Experience

15 August 2016

Autumn 2016 marks the beginning of something very special in Leeds as a selection of the city’s finest cocktail bars unite to create one unique and superior event. The Leeds Cocktail Experience will debut on Friday 14th October at Aspire; a stunning event space located in the very heart of the city centre.

The Super Casino Of The North’s Identity Unveiled As First Jobs Are Secured

15 August 2016

The name and branding for the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland, which will be located in the heart of Leeds city centre, has today been revealed as ‘Victoria Gate Casino’

Museum staff take leading role in virtual reality installation

12 August 2016

Staff and volunteers at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds are set to play leading roles in a new virtual reality artwork created for the museum.

Artist Irene Brown is working with the museum to create a set of virtual reality viewers which visitors will be able to look through and see impressions of what the museum building looked like in the past, when it served as a workhouse and a hospital.

Blackthorn - Turbulent tale of first love rooted in rural Yorkshire premieres on stage

11 August 2016

The first play by Yorkshire writer, Charley Miles is to be unveiled in the Barber Studio at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Blackthorn is a contemporary, lyrical love story which powerfully reflects local language and landscapes.

Accent Clothing collaborate with local Boxing champion Jack Bateson

10 August 2016

Leeds Indie, Accent Clothing love to support the local home grown talent and it goes without saying that Leeds is full of it. With no exception to this is Jack Bateson, a Team GB Amateur Boxer.

New park pops up in Leeds City Centre

10 August 2016

An innovative new pop-up park is set to appear in the heart of Leeds city centre next week.

The new temporary green space off Cookridge Street will include artificial grass, planters, benches and deckchairs and will be in place for four weeks.

Rodley Cricket Club attempts Guinness World Record

10 August 2016

Rodley Cricket Club, who play in the Bradford Cricket League, are attempting to set a marathon cricket record on Saturday 13th August at their ground in Rodley, West Leeds (LS13 1RL).

After getting in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records, the Rodley Cricket team will make an attempt to set the record for the most overs bowled in an eight-hour period. To have a chance at breaking the Guinness World Record, they will have to deliver no less than 160 overs (960 deliveries) during that time, but are rising to the challenge.

Continuum Attractions announces the Emmerdale Studio Experience

9 August 2016

Continuum Attractions is pleased to announce its latest visitor attraction in partnership with ITV, the Emmerdale Studio Experience.
ITV’s Burley Road Studios in central Leeds will open to the public on 3 September 2016 to showcase a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of one of ITV’s best loved soaps.

Stunning "secret ceiling" discovered during Leeds Art Gallery renovations

9 August 2016

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years.

Tickets on sale for the Leeds International Orchestral Season 2016/17 from Saturday 20 August

9 August 2016

Tickets will be available on general sale for the Leeds International Orchestral Season 2016/17 from Saturday 20 August. Acclaimed as one of the finest orchestral programmes in the country, this wonderful series features breathtaking programmes, remarkable orchestras and astounding soloists from all corners of the globe.

City Beach and Olympic FanZone set to officially open in Leeds

5 August 2016

Millennium Square’s popular City Beach will have a carnival atmosphere this year. And to tie in with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, this year’s event has been given a special Copacabana twist as an official Team GB FanZone.

Leeds CAMRA - 200+ Real Ales in one Night!

5 August 2016

Leeds CAMRA carried out their 2nd real ale census of Leeds City Centre on Thursday 28th July

Vice and Virtue Leeds

5 August 2016

A new restaurant offering a unique culinary experience promises to add further gravitas to an already flourishing district of Leeds city centre. Scheduled for a grand opening this September, Vice & Virtue is set to become the fine-dining jewel in the Northern Quarter crown.

Making music magical – Leeds to welcome back UK’s brightest young musicians this August!

4 August 2016

A hundred-strong orchestra of the country’s finest young musicians is gearing up for its upcoming performance at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 13 August – all of them thirteen years of age or younger!

Travelling Man’s Celebrating 25 Years

4 August 2016

Leeds comic book, graphic novel and board game store Travelling Man is celebrating its 25th birthday by treating its visitors to cake, treats, prizes and generous discounts. It’s all taking place at its stores on Saturday 6 August, the exact anniversary of the day in 1991 when it first opened its doors

Victoria Gate and John Lewis confirm October opening date

4 August 2016

Hammerson confirms that Victoria Gate, its £165 million development in Leeds, and the anchor tenant John Lewis will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday 20th October, 2016.

Leeds Den Building Festival 2016

3 August 2016

With the school holidays now upon us, parents and kids alike will be delighted to hear that the acclaimed Leeds Den Building Festival is BACK for its third year - and looks set to be bigger than ever.

Opera North's new Music Director, Aleksandar Markovic, opens 2016/17 Season

3 August 2016

Autumn arrives at Opera North with a revival of Strauss’s comic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier before heading into darker territory with two of Puccini’s compelling one-act operas, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica, followed by a new production of Britten’s rarely performed masterpiece, Billy Budd.

'The First Film' - The fascinating documentary about the forgotten inventor of motion pictures

3 August 2016

The first motion picture was not filmed in America by Thomas Edison, or in France by the Lumiére Brothers. The first capture of moving images was produced in October 1888 in Leeds, England by the forgotten inventor of motion pictures, Louis Le Prince

Casting announced for Ghost The Musical at Leeds Grand Theatre

2 August 2016

Singer and actress Sarah Harding will make her stage debut this autumn in Bill Kenwright’s new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: GHOST - THE MUSICAL. She stars as ‘Molly’ opposite Andy Moss, best known for starring as ‘Rhys Ashworth’ in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, as ‘Sam’.

Lotherton Hall turns back time for vintage summer fair

2 August 2016

Visitors to Lotherton Hall can go back in time and experience all the fun of the 50s and 60s this summer.

Square’s big stage welcomes local musicians and the Rock Choir for live music showcase

2 August 2016

Musicians in Leeds will get the chance to take to the big stage on Millennium Square this week as part of a new free live music and street food initiative.

Oktoberfest Leeds

1 August 2016

Oktoberfest is heading to the city centre for four days of Bavarian food, bier and music from Thursday 6th October to Sunday 9th for the very first time - and there’s an invitation with your name written all over it.