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Holbeck favourite representing Leeds in Michelin Eating Out in Pubs 2016

30 October 2015

The Cross Keys on Water Lane has been announced as Leeds’ sole entry in the Michelin Guide’s Eating Out in Pubs 2016, released today.

ALAN BENNETT’S HIT COMEDY SINGLE SPIES COMES TO LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

29 October 2015

A new production of Alan Bennett’s hit comedy is in his hometown of Leeds next April as part of a UK Tour.

TWICE NIGHTLY FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AT CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL

28 October 2015

Twice Nightly , a new show that promises to take the audience on a trip down Memory Lane, is at the City Varieties Music Hall on November 7th.

Leeds Christmas Light Switch On 2015

27 October 2015

Kid’s TV favourites and a spectacular rock choir will lead the people of Leeds in a festive sing-a-long at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on.

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS ANNOUNCE THEY ARE COMING TO FIRST DIRECT ARENA 23 APRIL 2016

26 October 2015

Today, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are announcing their first European tour in nearly two years and they are heading to Leeds.

Kalyan Presents X Beacons Metro Headrow House Takeover: Portico

23 October 2015

In collaboration with Beacons Metro, & Or Emporium and Wisdom Teeth Records,Kalyan Presents is kicking off their second event of the winter months (following on from their winter debut at the Northern Quarters new venue, The Brunswick, to celebrate the opening of The British Arts Show) with what will be a stunningly vibrant venue takeover of Headrow House.

Shakespeare in Love actor, Simon Callow, narrates at Leeds Town Hall

23 October 2015

Actor in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, Simon Callow narrates alongside the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 31 October.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FINAL FIVE TO PLAY LIVE AT THE LIGHT ON SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

22 October 2015

This Saturday, five unknown bands will battle it out at The Light to be crowned Leeds’ best new band.

Royal British Legion Leeds To Launch Poppy Appeal at The Light

22 October 2015

On Friday 23 October, the Royal British Legion in Leeds will launch their Poppy Appeal at The Light. Taking place from 3pm to 4pm in The Courtyard, the launch will open with a welcome by David Marshall, the Chairman of the RBL Leeds Group, followed by an introduction by Liz Green (BBC Radio Leeds).

Naughty Boy, Ella Eyre and Krept & Konan set to perform at 20th annual MOBO Awards

19 October 2015

Britain’s brightest urban music stars return to the MOBO Awards stage, where many were anointed with their first awards show performance. Naughty Boy hits the stage for the first time since releasing his Beyoncé hit collaboration, Best Female nominee Ella Eyre and hip hop titans Krept & Konan join the epic line up alongside FKA twigs.

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS ANNOUNCE AN ARENA DATE IN LEEDS

19 October 2015

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced they will be heading to first direct arena next year, with special guests Super Furry Animals, on Wednesday 27 April 2016

Quarantine: Zombie Fright Night at Thackray Medical Museum

19 October 2015

Are you brave enough to step inside the Quarantine Zone at Thackray Medical Museum this Halloween? As the lights are turned down, you are invited to enter the Zombie infested museum and explore the galleries after dark and after hours.

Brain Dissection Workshops at Thackray Medical Museum Brilliant brains!

16 October 2015

Thackray Medical Museum is working with Neurosurgeons from St James’s Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary to investigate the mysteries of the brain this October Half Term.

LES MISERABLES STARS TO PERFORM AT CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL

16 October 2015

Recreating original West End and Broadway musical hit songs with stunning authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Miserable present a blockbusting two hour show at Leeds’ City Varieties Music Hall next month.

Calendar of Culture in Magical Leeds

15 October 2015

Once more the city of Leeds is offering a spectacular jam-packed programme of unique cultural events to give visitors a more magical festive experience than ever before.

International Psychic Medium and Bridge Builder, June Field to Perform At The Leeds Marriott Hotel

15 October 2015

Experience an amazing Evening of Mediumship with June on Monday 26th October at The Leeds Marriott Hotel.

PRINCE GUITARIST TO PERFORM AT CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL

14 October 2015

ANDY MCKEE is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists - his 200million+YouTube views underscore his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists - and Leeds is getting ready to welcome the breath-taking performer next month when he rocks into City Varieties Music Hall.

All good things must come to an end…

13 October 2015

All good things must come to an end and it’s no different at the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery as they say goodbye to several shows this month

Love is in the air at Leeds Town Hall

13 October 2015

Love is in the air as world-class husband and wife musicians, Rafael Payare and Alisa Weilerstein perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 24 October.

TEN WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS MEANS ONLY ONE THING

13 October 2015

TEN WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS can only mean one thing; it’s the countdown to the famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds (November 27th to January 10th).

PETER ANDRE ANNOUNCES MAJOR ‘COME SWING WITH ME’ UK HEADLINE TOUR AND HE’S HEADING TO LEEDS

12 October 2015

As this Friday’s release of his new studio album ‘Come Fly With Me’ approaches, global superstar Peter Andre can now announce he is heading to first direct arena in Leeds on the 9 March 2016. The news of the ‘Come Swing With Me’ tour also coincides with Peter’s participation on the current celeb-packed series of Strictly Come Dancing.

‘HEY EVERYBODY!’ + announce Leeds date - ‘Sounds Live Feels Live’ 11 April 2016

9 October 2015

The biggest breakthrough band of 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer, have today announced the release of their latest single ‘Hey Everybody’ out 9th October through Capitol Records. The band made the announcement this morning live on Radio 1 breakfast show along with the news that they will be setting off on another UK and Ireland Tour and they will be heading to first direct arena in Leeds on the 11 April 2016.

Artist and pioneering art educator Maurice de Sausmarez celebrated at University of Leeds

9 October 2015

This centenary exhibition is a visual exploration of the work of pioneering educator and influential artist Maurice de Sausmarez (1915-69). The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will host a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings by Maurice de Sausmarez, together with archival material, which will open on Tuesday 20 October 2015. A new book of de Sausmarez's writings will also be launched.

NEW-LOOK BRASSERIE BLANC WOWS IN LEEDS

9 October 2015

Brassiere Blanc in Sovereign Street has been transformed into a stunning all-day restaurant and bar. With beautifully simple décor, a delicious new menu and relaxing bar area - this heritage waterside mill with its wooden floors, open brickwork and vaulted ceiling is ready to be discovered all over again.

An Interview with The Mustard Pot – Chapel Allerton

8 October 2015

Chapel Allerton – one of Leeds hidden gems. An inner suburb of North Leeds it is around 2 miles out of the city centre but certainly worth a visit! We recently visited the Mustard Pot in the heart of Chapel Allerton to find out a bit more about this popular pub and have a chat with Ben the General Manager…

Award-Winning pianist Dènes Várjon opens the Leeds International Chamber Season 2015 2016

8 October 2015

Described as bringing “a tangible sense of character in virtually everything he plays” (The Washington Post), Dènes Várjon opens The Sonata: Leeds International Chamber Season 2015/16 at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 20 October 2015.

The MOBO Awards Select Malmaison As Official Hotel Partner

8 October 2015

The MOBO Awards have announced that Malmaison is the official hotel partner for the 2015 awards.

Minicine awarded Film Society of the Year prize

7 October 2015

Leeds, UK – Local community film exhibitors Minicine were awarded the prestigious
Engholm Prize for Film Society of the Year at the Cinema For All Community Cinema
Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards 2015 on 3 October 2015 at Sheffield
Showroom and Workstation.

CHINWAG ANNOUNCES JAKE CHAPMAN FOR 12th NOVEMBER CHAT

6 October 2015

Chinwag is pleased to announce British visual artist Jake Chapman of the Chapman Brothers as the artist in conversation on Thursday 12th November. Jake & Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality.

Craft Trio Delights Gallery Visitors

6 October 2015

Glass and ceramics created by three exciting makers have arrived at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery for their Winter Craft Shows this October and have been inspiring a huge volume of visitors to the city. There is new work arriving every month at The Craft Centre so there's plenty for visitors to marvel at with every visit.