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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.

Leeds continues to fly flag for its evening offer

16 January 2018

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for a second consecutive year.

West Yorkshire Playhouse to host World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People

12 January 2018

Internationally-acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre will present the World Premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month, as 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush to the UK. Windrush was the ship that brought the first large group of immigrants from the Caribbean and famously began the post-war immigration boom that was to radically change British society.

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.

first direct arena ranks 13 in the world for ticket sales

10 January 2018

The first direct arena has ranked 13th in the world, 6th in Europe and 4th in the UK for event ticket sales according to Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues.

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.