Museum choir’s uplifting sing song gives Leeds some light entertainment

An inspiring group of singers has brought some much-needed light relief to Leeds with a heart-warming sing along. Members of Leeds City Museum’s community choir worked with the Forget Me Nots Choir, which supports those affected by dementia and their families, on the uplifting virtual collaboration. Their poignant performance of This Little Light has been…

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Dame Fanny Waterman 22 March 1920 – 20 December 2020

Dame Fanny Waterman, founder and President Emeritus of The Leeds International Piano Competition, died peacefully at her residential care home in Ilkley, Yorkshire at the age of 100. Born in Leeds (22 March, 1920), Dame Fanny Waterman founded the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1961 with her late husband Dr Geoffrey de Keyser and Marion…

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Museum’s new musical masterpiece will capture the sound of a city

Musicians, artists, producers and composers in Leeds have been challenged to put their talents to the test by creating a new piece capturing the evolution of the city’s soundtrack. A partnership between Abbey House Museum and Music:Leeds is calling on modern day maestros to create a composition inspired by the 200 years of history…

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HAIM add special Leeds outdoor show on Millennium Square

Due to phenomenal demand HAIM are delighted to announce they have added a very special outdoor UK show to their ‘The One More HAIM Tour’. The chart-topping sisters – whose critically acclaimed third studio album Women In Music Pt. III is out now – will play Millennium Square, Leeds on Thursday June 24, 2021. This extra special…

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Breeze has Talent 2019 winner set to light up Leeds this Christmas

Breeze has Talent 2019 winner, Sophie Littlejohns, with Councillor Salma Arif and Sanchez Payne. 17 year-old Sophie Littlejohns has been crowned winner of this year’s Breeze has Talent competition at an event showcasing Leeds’ most talented young performers. The final of this year’s competition was hosted by radio presenter and former Leeds United FC…

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Gabrielle to join Tony Hadley for summer spectacular

Tony Hadley has announced his very special guest at Millennium Square in Leeds on Saturday, 21 July will be the iconic artist Gabrielle. The hugely popular and multi-award-winning singer and songwriter will be bringing her unique sound to Leeds, performing her many classic hits as well as tracks from her new album ‘Under My…

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Top names announced for summer orchestral extravaganza

Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics featuring the Orchestra of Opera North on Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday 27 July. This year’s collaboration between Dave Beer’s trailblazing Leeds club and Yorkshire’s…

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Live screening of The Charlatans at Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds City Council is excited to announce that Leeds Kirkgate Market will host a live screening of The Charlatans homecoming gig, which is taking place in lead singer Tim Burgess’ hometown of Northwich. In a first for Leeds Kirkgate Market, the giant screen in the event space will broadcast the live show at the…

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Spectacular return to Millennium Square for Opera North next summer

Opera North and Leeds City Council have announced more details of their return to Millennium Square next summer. With an eclectic mix of operatic and classical greats, orchestral club anthems and a special live screening of the classic British film Brassed Off in all its grit and glory, accompanied by Grimethorpe Colliery Band and…

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Summer symphonic spectacular returns to Millennium Square

A spectacular fusion of energetic dance anthems and the stunning sounds of an award-winning live orchestra will once again take over Millennium Square in Leeds next summer. The incredible Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics will return to the square on Friday 27 July 2018, featuring a unique collaboration between the Orchestra of Opera…

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Former X Factor star to attend special Breeze event in Pudsey

A former X Factor finalist will be in attendance at a special Breeze event held this week. James Wilson, who famously touched the hearts of millions with his battle to overcome nerves on the hit TV show last year, will be entertaining young people at Pudsey Leisure Centre on the evening of Friday, September…

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Music of the mind set to light up magnificent Leeds Town Hall organ

Standing a towering 50 feet high and weighing more than 70 tonnes, it’s usually an instrument for only the most accomplished of musical maestros. But visitors to this year’s incredible Light Night Leeds will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to compose a unique cerebral symphony on Leeds Town Hall’s magnificent 160-year-old organ using only the…

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Statement on Leeds Festival Drug Testing

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “Leeds City Council did not refuse to support drugs testing facilities being made available at this year’s Leeds Festival. “The idea was discussed with the Festival Republic by a group that advises on safety at public events, comprising the council, police and other partners such as third sector…

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Basement Jaxx to headline Back to Basics orchestral extravaganza

Dance legends Basement Jaxx have been confirmed as the headline special guests for a spectacular meeting of club music and symphony orchestra, The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, which opens the Millennium Square Summer Series on Friday 28 July. The event, a new collaboration between Opera North, Leeds City Council and Back to…

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