Olympians and Paralympians set for arena homecoming event

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic Heroes will be given a homecoming to remember with a major event at the Leeds First Direct Arena on October 10. Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their exploits in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold. Athletes…

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Leeds City Council celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across the city to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday (8 March) by getting involved with a range of free digital events. The council is holding its annual celebration over Zoom this year, which will be hosted for the eighth consecutive time by former leader of the council,…

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Online civic remembrance event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Be the light in the darkness’ is the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day which, due to the current national lockdown, will be shown online on Sunday, January 24 from 2.00pm at www.leedstownhall.co.uk Members of the public are invited to join the event online from the safety of their homes to remember all the…

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Live music lives on at Leeds Town Hall during the 2020 pandemic

Despite two lockdowns and stringent restrictions between and since, Leeds Town Hall has enabled professional musicians, school children and audiences to rehearse, perform and enjoy live music throughout the pandemic, all within the COVID-safe environment of its magnificent and naturally airy surroundings. It is the only major venue in the UK to have been…

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Glide into the new decade as Ice Cube turns 20

The city will once again be getting its skates on when Leeds’s coolest wintertime attraction returns to Millennium Square to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Open until Sunday, February 23, Ice Cube will once again give visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under a specially covered outdoor real ice rink complete with a…

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Light Night’s love-themed artwork will be all heart

A romantic illuminated artwork will set hearts racing outside Leeds Town Hall during next month’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds. The striking piece entitled With Love will see a giant, bright red love heart take centre stage outside the historic building during October’s spectacular two-night celebration and give visitors the chance to see their heartbeats…

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Time travellers turn back the clock at Temple Newsam

Colourful characters plucked from the pages of history will to come face-to-face with visitors in the stunning surroundings of modern day Temple Newsam. The estate’s amazing Time Travellers weekend will see a line-up of Saxon warriors, Tudor lords and ladies and Yorkshire pit workers give a captivating insight into the unique heritage of one…

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St Peter’s Singers present JS Bach’s dramatic and stunningly beautiful setting of the story of Christ’s Passion

St. Peter’s Singers of Leeds present Music for Good Friday on 19 April at 7.00pm at Leeds Minster. This year the St Peter’s Singers present JS Bach’s deeply moving setting of Christ’s Passion according to St John. By turns dramatic and heart-rending, this masterpiece brilliantly brings to life the church’s re-telling of its core…

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Feast of festive sights and sounds as German market returns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Leeds with the return of the city’s hugely popular Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market. Staying open right through until Saturday December 22, the seasonal showpiece has seen Millennium Square transformed into a scenic festive village with more than 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls selling seasonal…

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