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The first UK tour of the worldwide smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! comes to Leeds Grand Theatre in 2017

28 May 2016

The first ever MAMMA MIA! UK Tour will come to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 30th May – Saturday 8th July 2017. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Exciting new traders join the winning Kirkgate team

27 May 2016

Visitors to Leeds Kirkgate Market will soon be able to enjoy a host of new tasty treats from all over the world when a selection of exciting food and drink traders open their doors next month.

Aurigny’s Leeds Bradford service takes to the skies

26 May 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 27th May, Aurigny will fly its inaugural Leeds Bradford service. The route will become the airline’s eighth year round destination and will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer

Additional 400 grandstand tickets go on sale for Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

25 May 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, organisers for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have released a further 400 Grandstand tickets for the event taking place on Sunday 12th June, after the original ticket allocation sold-out in one week.

Nadiya Hussain shows off her great British bakes at The Merrion Centre

24 May 2016

Nadiya Hussain will be returning to her former stomping ground this month when she hosts a baking demonstration at the Merrion Centre, as part of the Leeds Indie Food Festival.

Flybe confirms new route between Leeds Bradford® and Newquay

23 May 2016

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has confirmed details of a new year round service between Leeds Bradford® and Newquay Airports that will operate three times a week from 28th October, 2016. This is the fourth and final Flybe route to be announced under the Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Tickets are available for booking now at with one way fares from £19.99 including taxes and charges.

The Claret Jug at Oulton Hall relaunches with brand new menu

23 May 2016

This month, Leeds’ four-star hotel, Oulton Hall, unveils a brand new look, feel and taste for The Claret Jug restaurant, following significant investment.

Craft Centre Leeds Joins Thousands in Celebration of Craft & Design Month

17 May 2016

This month The Craft Centre and Design Gallery will be joining thousands of artists, makers, galleries and art and craft organisations in celebrating Craft & Design Month. First launched in 2011 by craft & design magazine, Craft & Design Month supports and promotes designer makers and small creative businesses across Britain.

Eye Dissection Workshops at Thackray Medical Museum

17 May 2016

This Spring Half Term, Thackray Medical Museum will be running a series of fascinating eye dissection workshops in conjunction with medical experts from Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Fifties-Themed Foodie Fun as The Light Announces Second Secret Supper Club

17 May 2016

Hot on the heels of the success of its first-ever Secret Supper Club in April, The Light in Leeds announces a second event; The Light Presents Summer Loving – to take place on Friday 1 July 2016. The evening will raise money for local charity, St George’s Crypt.

Triathlon-inspired street art makes a big splash as the countdown to Columbia Threadneedle World Tri

12 May 2016

Leeds City Council Leader, Cllr Judith Blake, and organisers of the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have made a ‘big splash’ in the city centre today, unveiling a jaw-dropping piece of triathlon-inspired 3D street art to mark one month to go until the international event takes place on 11 and 12 June.

Groundbreaking Drinks Festival coming to Leeds as part of Leeds Indie Food - Keg V Cork

11 May 2016

The city’s much loved Leeds Indie Food festival will be playing host to a unique drinks event this May, billed by the organisers as a true ‘celebration of booze’. The city’s best independents will be teaming up to fight their corner in a battle between progressive craft beer and cool, interesting wine, with pubs, bars, bottle shops and breweries all getting in on the action. Tickets are £7.50, and include a tasting glass, custom pencil and scorecard.

Final countdown begins as further details for Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds revealed

9 May 2016

The final countdown to the inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds has begun with the release of further details around the much-anticipated event.

Jason Donovan to play "The Father of Rock 'n' Roll" at Leeds Grand Theatre

9 May 2016

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit that celebrates some of the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll history, is set to embark on its first ever UK Tour, landing in Leeds in November.

Wild West circus cabaret ‘The Raunch’ rides into town as part of Yorkshire Festival

9 May 2016

Tickets are now on sale for electric Wild West circus cabaret, The Raunch, which rides into Leeds from London’s South Bank this June as part of Yorkshire Festival 2016.

Introducing Lady Beck An exciting new Art Space for Leeds Grassroots Community

7 May 2016

Assembly House is proud to announce the launch of Lady Beck Studios & Project Space. Based in the heart of Mabgate and named after the stream that runs through the area, many will be aware of the space under it’s previous name ‘Enjoy’.

New art installation to accompany Opera North's Ring Cycle on tour

6 May 2016

In conjunction with Opera North’s epic presentation of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, a new sound and film installation by artist Emma Critchley comes to Leeds Central Library from Monday 16 to Thursday 26 May, before touring alongside performances to The Royal Festival Hall, London and the BALTIC, Gateshead.

Upcoming events at Leeds Corn Exchange

6 May 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 pick up a unique gift, spin some new records, and taste some weird and wonderful flavours of popcorn.

Award-winning Holbeck Urban Village set to showcase independent excellence as part of Leeds Indie Fo

5 May 2016

The most creative corner in Leeds is set to showcase its culinary excellence as part of Leeds Indie Food Festival. The public will be invited to join the independent restaurants, cafes and bars of Holbeck Urban Village, recently chosen as the location for Burberry’s new manufacturing plant, for a guided tour.

Leeds Corn Exchange returns to its roots for Leeds Indie Food 2016

5 May 2016

It was once known as a bustling centre for the exchange and sale of corn, wheat, barley and hops, and now Leeds Corn Exchange is set to return to its roots in a collaboration with Leeds Indie Food to throw a celebration of all things corn with a modern twist.

The Full Monty in Leeds this Autumn

5 May 2016

Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, is at Leeds Grand Theatre later this year from November 28th to December 3rd.

Black Dyke Brass Festival returns to Leeds Town Hall

4 May 2016

The world’s most famous brass band, Black Dyke Band returns to Leeds Town Hall with guest community bands to perform a gala concert on Sunday 5 June at 3pm.

Road closure rundown for Leeds Half Marathon 2016

4 May 2016

The street of Leeds will come alive on Sunday May 8th when thousands of runners step out for the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon.

Get your Free Comic Book in Leeds on May 7

3 May 2016

Leeds comic book store Travelling Man will be taking part in the international festival of comic books, “Free Comic Book Day” (FCBD) on Saturday May 7

Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016 is back for its 9th Year!

3 May 2016

Date confirmed: Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th June 2016
Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the city’s waterways alive each year by hosting a fantastic eclectic mix of music, performance, arts and fun for all the family. The festival will be jam-packed with activities and creativity on the water, boats and on dryland, stretching across 4 miles of Leeds waterfront.

Magic of Motown - Under the stars

3 May 2016

Music fans are invited to join the party as hit touring concert show the Magic of Motown celebrates its 10th birthday with a tour of the UK and Ireland.
Set to thrill its millionth music fan this year, the production’s 2016 show honours the 50th anniversary of the Four Tops’ chart-topping single Reach Out, I’ll Be There with its all-new REACH OUT® Tour.
In 1966 The Four Tops’ signature tune was a No1 hit both sides of the Atlantic, says Magic of Motown’s UK-based producer Michael Taylor.

Monty Python Exhibition - A meeting of comedy & art like no other

2 May 2016

Leeds is set to host a pop-up gallery exhibition in celebration of the legendary work of
Monty Python.