Chill at the Ice Cube this week!

The Ice Cube, returns to Millennium Square this Friday, giving visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under the specially covered outdoor rink. The official launch of event will be marked with a special ‘dancing on ice’ performance at 5pm on Friday by Radio Aire Breakfast show presenters Caroline and Ant. Radio Aire as…

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Empowering exhibition celebrates women’s place in history

Inspirational women who have blazed a trail through history are being celebrated in an empowering new exhibition in Leeds. A Woman’s Place? opens at Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum this weekend and marks the centenary of the first British women getting the right to vote as well as celebrating the quiet heroism of ordinary women.…

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Keep cool at Millennium Square’s Ice Cube in the New Year

The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, will return to Millennium Square in February 2018, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to try their hand at ice skating under the specially covered outdoor rink. Organised by Leeds City Council with support from new event media partners Radio Aire, who…

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A visit to house’s wonderful workshop is good for your elf

Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest addition to the beautiful mansion’s spectacular 500 years of Christmas celebrations, which take place this Saturday and Sunday. Crafted entirely from leftover parts taken from previous exhibitions and installations,…

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Rhinos lead the charge to get Christmas in Leeds underway

Rugby League heroes The Leeds Rhinos will get the festive season officially underway as guests of honour at this year’s fantastic Leeds Christmas lights switch on. Fresh off their incredible Super League Grand Final win earlier this month, the Rhinos will take to the stage on Victoria Gardens on November 9. Members of the…

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Dead exciting Halloween horrors at city’s museums and galleries

A spine-tingling programme of Halloween horrors will see historic sites in Leeds taken over by spooky scarecrows, ghosts and witches next week. Venues including Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey and Lotherton Hall will be transformed by an exciting line-up of special activities during the scariest time of the year. The ancient grounds of Kirkstall Abbey…

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Enchanting festive extravaganza returns to Lotherton this Christmas

The picturesque grounds of Lotherton will once again be transformed into a unique festive attraction this Christmas. After a hugely successful debut year last year, the Lotherton Christmas Experience will return on November 24, complete with Santa’s North Pole, a brand new Elf Village attraction and a stunning Twelve Days of Christmas woodland walk.…

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Leeds’s famous German market extended to Christmas Eve

The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year staying open right up until Christmas Eve. Once again Millennium Square is set to be be transformed into a scenic festive village featuring a mix of over 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls selling a wide range…

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Light Night Leeds sets new benchmark for cultural togetherness

Colourful illuminated benches will help bring people together to experience this year’s stunning Light Night Leeds. The beautiful light benches will be installed on Victoria Gardens ahead of next week’s annual arts showpiece, giving visitors a unique new place to get to know each other on October 5 and 6. Created by German artists Lichtbankobjekte with…

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Sea of flowers covers museum’s giant map of Leeds

A beautiful sea of thousands of handmade forget me nots has appeared at Leeds City Museum to raise awareness of dementia. The flowers, which symbolise love and memories, have been created by residents and organisations across Leeds ahead of International Day of Older People this Sunday, October 1. Staff and volunteers at the museum…

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Clocks talk will turn back time at Temple Newsam

For Eighteenth Century aristocrats, having an impressive ornamental timepiece to help you while away the hours was the ultimate status symbol. Now centuries later those magnificent decorative clocks give visitors to Temple Newsam House an insight into how lords and ladies passed the time in an historic country mansion. And on September 30, the…

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Culture under the spotlight as top Euro artists come to Leeds

Exciting European artists will be lighting up Leeds with a series of captivating creations when Light Night returns to the city this October. Taking place just a few weeks before the city officially submits its ambitious bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023, the astonishing arts spectacular will see Leeds host illuminated…

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Bright ideas to keep little ones busy on Light Night

Intrepid youngsters can battle space aliens, dance at a silent disco and discover a hidden forest as they explore the city centre during this year’s fantastic Light Night Leeds. The annual arts spectacular is set to include more events to fire the imaginations of younger visitors than ever before, with family friendly activities including drop in…

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Call-out for talented youngsters for Breeze auditions

A great opportunity for talented young people in Leeds is on offer at the public auditions for the 10th Breeze has Talent competition which will take place tomorrow. Leeds City Council is on the look-out for talented youngsters to audition for Breeze has Talent 2017, in partnership with White Rose Centre. This year the…

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