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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Light Night’s glowing goliaths will be out of this world

A group of gigantic, luminous humanoids will land in the city centre for a captivating interplanetary installation at this year’s Light Night Leeds. The mesmerising piece, entitled Fantastic Planet, is set to be one of the highlights of the annual cultural spectacular and will be found in the event’s new Victoria Zone, occupying sites…

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Samba sounds return to square this summer

Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds. Now in its fourth year, ¡VAMOS!, which is free to enter, will once again be celebrating Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures with music, dance and street food from across the Latin world. Taking…

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History-lovers knitting pretty as wool fest returns

A popular celebration of the city’s centuries of textile heritage will return to Leeds Industrial Museum this weekend. The fifth annual Leeds Wool Festival will take over the historic site this Saturday, June 2, when the museum will welcome a huge programme of stalls, entertainment and activities. Stallholders in attendance will include The Knitting…

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Tour de Yorkshire – the four week countdown begins

With just four weeks to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Leeds, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the highly anticipated race. The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. The women’s…

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Flamingos living the high life in luxurious new home

A flock of fabulous flamingos will be in the pink as they spread their wings inside a spectacular new enclosure. The colourfully-feathered birds will explore their new home at Lotherton Wildlife World next week as the first phase of the impressive attraction is finally completed. The new seven metre high aviary will be home…

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