Rio heroes to light up Leeds at festive switch-on

The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event. Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox will be the special guests of honour at next week’s showpiece, when they will take to the stage and get the festive season officially underway. Taking…

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Frightfully good fun at Leeds Museums and Galleries this Halloween

Historic sites across Leeds will be hosting a spine-tingling programme of spooky activities this Halloween. Leeds Museums and Galleries will be celebrating the scariest time of the year over the October half-term, with youngsters getting the chance to try trick or treating and creepy crafts and Halloween special effects. Lotherton Hall will be hosting…

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New look for German market on 15th anniversary

The city’s annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with a brand new look next month for what will be its 15th anniversary. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic festive village from Friday, November 11 until Sunday, December 18 with new stalls and venues. The new market layout will include an open air…

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Dazzling display of fire and ice set to light up Leeds

Breath-taking sculptures illuminated by bright orange flames are set to fire the imaginations of visitors to this year’s Light Night Leeds. The incredible creations are one of a huge programme of installations inspired by the elements, which will be on display across the city as part of this year’s two night festival. Created by…

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City centre to host first ever light triathlon

A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon. Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations will come together on October 6 in one of the highlights of the spectacular two-night celebration.…

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Mythical phoenix to take flight for Light Night 2016

A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The Phoenix in the Stone, will be one of the showpiece events at this year’s celebration, which for the first time ever will see an exciting programme of installations and…

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Suite surprise to give 300th birthday party some flower power

A sumptuous suite of floral furniture will be displayed in all its glory for the first time in eight years ahead of a unique 300th birthday party. The colourful collection of chairs and sofas was supplied to Temple Newsam House in 1746, originally as the decorative border of a lavish “indoor garden” in the house’s…

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‘Amazing Animals’ to be celebrated at Home Farm

A superb collection of exotic animals and birds are all set to light up a popular Leeds farm next week. Featuring animals and birds from popular attractions and sites across the city, visitors can from Monday 15 August – Friday 19 August, enjoy a range of family fun themed activities and events under one…

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Breeze on Tour is back

Breeze on Tour is back this August allowing thousands of young people to enjoy a host of exciting activities for free in parks across Leeds. The main events will take place at Roundhay Park on the 10th and 11th August and Cross Flatts Park on the 17th and 18th August between 12 noon and…

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Lotherton Hall turns back time for vintage summer fair

Visitors to Lotherton Hall can go back in time and experience all the fun of the 50s and 60s this summer. The estate’s vintage fair takes place on August 20 and 21 and will include live music, dancing, classic cars and outdoor games. Judges will be on the lookout for those in fancy dress,…

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Annual free youth arts festival Breezes in to Leeds

The biggest arts festival for young people in West Yorkshire takes place in Leeds this week with the start of the Breeze Arts Festival. The festival is back and bigger than ever, with over 40 events over eight days, and runs from Saturday 23 July to Saturday 30 July. The festival, for 11-19 year…

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Series of events show that communities can

A series of events will be taking place next week to show what the council and communities can achieve when they work together to improve neighbourhoods. The Communities Can week, organised by Housing Leeds, includes a host of fun activities aimed at demonstrating the importance residents play in improving their communities. The week kicks…

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