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Justin Fletcher announced as headline act for Geronimo Festival

31 January 2016

Geronimo, the largest children’s festival in the North West has announced its most exciting line-up to date, with headliner CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher!

Countdown begins as full route details for Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds released

29 January 2016

The countdown to the inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds has begun with the full route detail for the event being released today.

Forget resting - Sundays are for Socialighting

29 January 2016

The Light launches ‘Socialight Sundays’ – A day dedicated to great giveaways and outstanding offers

Leeds BID brighten up George Street - Welcome to Leeds

27 January 2016

The Leeds Business Improvement District (BID) have revealed the first of a series of public art installations in the city, using leading contemporary artists from the area to produce outstanding pieces of work.

Our Cousin Florence - Florence Nightingale and her family

25 January 2016

Florence Nightingale, an iconic figure, heroine and a selfless woman devoting herself to a career of care and compassion is a story well known; but what of the high society life she spurned in favour of the very different path she took to women in her social class in Victorian England? Our Cousin Florence is a journey into the person less known, examining and contrasting the life she chose by exploring the young fashionable Florence little known to the public today.

Rugby League Rocks in Leeds

25 January 2016

First Utility Super League stars, celebrity hosts and a chart-topping band will descend on New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds on Saturday January 30 to welcome in the 2016 season with a bang.

Yorkshire's Phoenix Dance Theatre Celebrates 35 Years

25 January 2016

Yorkshire’s own internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre is to turn 35 in a special anniversary tour in 2016 which will open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on 17 February.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Leeds Town Hall

22 January 2016

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival at Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday 27 January.

3 generations of African genius to visit Howard Assembly Room

20 January 2016

A highlight of the Howard Assembly Room’s Winter 2016 season, the 3 Generations series celebrates the richness of African music across the breadth of the continent from January 30, with performances from Cheikh Lô, Vieux Farka Touré and Mulatu Astatke, plus an African Drumming Workshop for younger visitors.

Winning snaps in the frame for museum’s new photo showcase

20 January 2016

A unique series of pictures captured by the people of Leeds will go on display in an exciting new photography exhibition.
The eye-catching photos are the winners of last year’s Leeds City Museum competition, which called on amateur snappers from across the city to submit their favourite shots for the Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition.

The Alchemist Trinity Sells its One-Millionth Cocktail

19 January 2016

The renowned Alchemist cocktail bar and restaurant in Trinity Leeds is delighted to reveal that it is set to shake up its one millionth cocktail this January!

Bringing the Brontës to the world and the world to Yorkshire

15 January 2016

The Brontë Society has unveiled its celebrations for this year’s bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. The world-renowned author of Jane Eyre and Villette was born on 21 April 1816 and staff at her former Haworth home, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, have put together an exciting programme of events to mark the occasion.

Hear Tchaikovsky's Rococo Roots in Haydn and Mozart

12 January 2016

The passion and precision of the late Baroque era comes to the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall on Sunday 17 January for the latest in the University of Leeds International Concert Series, with a Tchaikovsky gem bookended by two 18th century works that inspired it.

Leeds Art Gallery will close after 10 January for a year of essential repairs

8 January 2016

Leeds Art Gallery announces plans for 2016 including over a hundred works from the collection on loan

Classics reimagined as Northern Ballet announces spring 2016 season

5 January 2016

Northern Ballet has released details of its spring 2016 season which will see popular classic titles
brought to life through the Company’s unique blend of dance and storytelling. Northern Ballet’s
new season includes the return of audience favourite Swan Lake, the continuation of 1984 and the
World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre as well as the first UK tour of the Company’s latest
children’s ballet Tortoise & the Hare