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Victoria Gardens is a civic space located in front of Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Insitute on The Headrow in Leeds city centre.
It has been the venue for many peace and justice demonstrations, including the pre-war suffragette rallies and anti-war demonstrations over conflicts such as Vietnam and Iraq. It was the venue for the official declaration of Leeds as a ‘Fairtrade City’, seeking fairtrade between the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world.
Victoria Gardens is the site of the Municipal War Memorial, at which the annual Remembrance Sunday parades, to remember the thousands of Leeds men and women killed in wars, take place each November. The statue at the top of the memorial is called the ‘Angel of Peace’ by the sculptor Ian Jubb.