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Carnival Ballet to mark 50 years of Leeds Carnival

31 March 2016

With plans well underway for this year’s Leeds West Indian Carnival, organisers have announced the first plans to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary in 2017.

Victorian Leeds provides a stunning backdrop to a bustling independent shopping destination

31 March 2016

Standing proud amongst the vibrant shops, cafés, restaurants and bars of the high street is Leeds Corn Exchange, a breathtaking Grade I listed oval building, now home to some of Leeds’s finest independent boutiques and cafes.

Leeds West Indian Carnival 2016 - Ready to Celebrate

30 March 2016

Preparations are in full swing for the annual Leeds West Indian Carnival, Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade

Travel Back to the Twenties for A Speakeasy Soiree at The Light

29 March 2016

The Light launches a series of Secret Supper Clubs – starting on Friday 22 April - to raise funds for St George’s Crypt

'Hola Leeds' – Vueling Spain’s largest low cost airline takes off from Leeds Bradford

28 March 2016

Vueling Spain’s largest low cost airline has commenced twice weekly services from Leeds Bradford® to Barcelona. The new LBA® services will operate on a Monday and Friday with one way fares starting at £39.99.

Big Disco brings the World's largest disco ball to Leeds

24 March 2016

On July 1st Big Disco will see the world’s largest disco ball, two and a half times the size of a double decker bus, suspended over Leeds while more than 20,000 people dance to the same track, at the same time, at parties across Yorkshire.

Status Quo Announce the "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour December 2016

24 March 2016

Status Quo have announced that this year will see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour and they will be returning to first direct arena, Leeds for a spectacular send-off on 17 December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off.

Joe McElderry takes the lead in Leeds

23 March 2016

X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay arrived in Leeds on Tuesday 22nd March to take to the stage at The Grand Theatre with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (until Saturday 26th March).

Spring Season at the Howard Assembly Room on sale

23 March 2016

On sale from today, Spring season at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds brings new life from ancient roots, with myths of the apocalypse explored from all angles in conjunction with Opera North’s mammoth staging of Wagner’s Ring cycle, and jazz standards revived and retooled by seminal artists. The Yorkshire Festival comes to the venue in conjunction with Songlines magazine, with appearances from folk and world music luminaries.

Fresh beginnings at Kirkgate Market, Leeds, the biggest indoor Market in Europe

20 March 2016

Kirkgate Market in Leeds is without doubt one of the most recognisable and best loved landmarks in the city. The majestic Grade 1 listed building dates back to 1857, boasts the first covered retail street in Leeds and is home to the birthplace of one of Britain’s biggest global brands Marks & Spencer which still has a presence

Mr Nobody now open in Leeds

20 March 2016

In a world where everybody wants to be somebody, the arrival of Mr. Nobody onto the Leeds food and cocktail scene provides a welcome breath of fresh air to this rapidly evolving city.

Live at Leeds - A hot bed of talent takes over Leeds

18 March 2016

Celebrating 10 years of breaking the latest and greatest new acts, Live At Leeds 2016 will have over 200 musical acts playing across the city in what is now becoming a must go to music festival.

Leeds Bradford® Airport celebrates St Patrick’s Day with new Aer Lingus Regional flights to Cork

17 March 2016

(March 17th 2016) Aer Lingus Regional’s new flights from Leeds Bradford® to Cork Airport in the South of Ire-land began this week. The new route, operated by Stobart Air, will operate three times weekly and passengers were entertained on St Patrick’s day before they boarded their flight.

Revolting Body Lab this Easter at Thackray Medical Museum

17 March 2016

Thackray Medical Museum is inviting families to investigate the Revolting side of the body this Easter, by taking part in Revolting Body Lab workshops.

About Victoria Gate

15 March 2016

Work started in April 2014 on the new £165 million Victoria Gate retail development, which is due to open in late 2016.

André Rieu Announces his return to first direct arena Leeds as part of his UK Arena Tour 2016

15 March 2016

His concerts are unique, his secret: The joy of music! André Rieu, together with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many international soloists, returns to first direct arena, Leeds on the Friday 16 December 2016, to enthuse fans with his humorous and a colorful new program. With 600.000 viewers per year, André Rieu´s world tours appear regularly among the Top 25 of the Billboard Charts, together with popstars like Cher, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Miley Cyrus or Elton John. Get your tickets now!

Old Tom’s Gin Kitchen

10 March 2016

The Hedonist Project will retire one revolutionary pop-up bar project to make way for yet another fresh concept, which will once again occupy their permanent Lower Briggate residence.

TV Talent to Top The Good Old Days

7 March 2016

This March The Good Old Days variety extravaganza returns to City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds.

Hit TV Programme, Citizen Khan, comes to Leeds Stage

1 March 2016

Following four hugely successful BBC series Adil Ray is bringing the much-loved, self-appointed Community Leader, Mr Khan, to the stage. His new show Citizen Khan: Everybody Knows Me is at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday April 28th.