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Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basicsvideo

Dance stars fly into Leeds for ground breaking orchestral club extravaganza

Stars from the worlds of dance and classic music have been arriving in Leeds as they prepare to come together for a unique performance...
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Experience the magic of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics event on Millennium...

Programmed by Leeds City Council, the annual Millennium Square Summer Series returns for a fourth year in July and August 2018, serving up a...
Gabrielle

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...
Leeds Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

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...
Charlatans ‘Live All Over The World’

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...
Millennium Square

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...
Back to Basics

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...
The Royal Family

70 facts about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Wedding

To celebrate 70 years of marriage, discover 70 facts about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's wedding. A Royal Engagement 1. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip first met in...
James Wilson

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...
Leeds Town Hall Organ

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...
Leeds Festival Drug Testing

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...
Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae latest artist announced for Back to Basics orchestral extravaganza

Leeds’ very own Corinne Bailey Rae is the latest star name to be added to the bill for The Symphonic Sounds of Back to...
Millennium Square

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...
Street Style

New fashion film explores why Leeds is a city of style

The people of Leeds have been made sartorial stars in a new film exploring the city’s passion for fashion. Put together by a team of young...
Battle of the Bands

City’s young rock stars set to battle it out at Kirkstall Abbey

Some of the city’s top up-and-coming acts will have another chance to rock out in the stunning grounds of Kirkstall Abbey this summer as the...
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Millennium Square going Back to Basics for orchestral extravaganza

A new live music spectacular will see classic club dancefloor anthems reimagined and performed in a unique and contemporary way on Millennium Square this...
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Celebrating 50 years of music and song in North Leeds

A music centre which has been bringing music to the heart of north Leeds for 50 years is celebrating with a free anniversary concert...
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Networking events for the fashion community launch in Leeds

Experts from across Leeds are set to come together for an exciting new programme of networking events designed to harness the city’s passion for...
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Celebrated regional music collection finds new home at Leeds Central Library

A prestigious regional music collection previously known as the Yorkshire Music Library, which future was left in doubt earlier in the year, has been given...
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Square’s big stage welcomes local musicians and the Rock Choir for live music showcase

Musicians in Leeds will get the chance to take to the big stage on Millennium Square this week as part of a new free...

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ICC Cricket World Cup

‘India’s biggest cricket fan’ enjoys the delights of Leeds as part of tour of...

Visit Britain have been running a campaign in India to find the country’s biggest cricket fan ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup. The enthusiasm...
St Peter's Singers of Leeds

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

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...
LANDART Wentworth Woodhouse

Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get...
Leeds Primary School Places

Increase in children in Leeds being offered first preference primary school places

Families in Leeds applying for their child’s first primary school place are receiving their offers and more of them are being offered their first...
Leeds City Museum

Face facts, museum’s new display of figures is ancient history

It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum...
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Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050

Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on...
Leeds Park Row

Senior councillors in Leeds to agree £20.7 million plan to transform city centre transport

Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss an update on plans to transform transport and travel in and around the city centre at a meeting...
Leeds PIPES network

Phase two of Leeds PIPES district heating network set to get the go ahead

The Leeds PIPES district heating network (DHN) could be rolled out across the city centre sooner than expected thanks to the opportunity to coordinate...
Public Health England (PHE)

New funding promises extra support for people with alcohol problems

As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds...
Leeds Channel 4

Leeds welcomes announcement from Channel 4 about the composition of National HQ in the...

Leeds and the wider city region welcome the news from Channel 4 that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the...
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Employment Hub launched in Leeds City Region

A new Employment Hub has launched as part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) commitment to address current and future skills shortages...
Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday 4 March, 4pm – 8pm. The event kick...
Pact

Independent film and TV production sector in Leeds receives another boost

The trade association for independent TV production companies in the UK has announced it will open an office in Leeds later this year. Pact has...
Harriet Stevens with sisters Jessica Russell and Rachel Stevens holding their grandparent's wedding photo outside Leeds City Museum.

Moving wartime story sparks search for Leeds lifesaver’s descendants

Descendants of a Jewish family who fled from Vienna to Leeds to escape the Nazis are searching for more details about the local businessman...
Michael Morpurgo A Lifetime in Stories

Museum steps inside the stories of Michael Morpurgo

Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories,...
Leeds Ice Cube

Skate expectations as Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square

Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter now one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millennium...
Armistice 100

Object of the week- Madge Howdill’s flag

This eye-catching flag was made more than a century ago by an excited Leeds teenager eager to celebrate the end of war. Madge Howdill, who...
Wear Red Day

Support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this Wear Red Day and help children and adults...

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 1st to help support babies...
White Rose Energy

Council energy provider beats ‘Big Six’ on customer satisfaction

Customers of Leeds City Council’s not-for-profit energy provider enjoy some of the best customer service in the country, according to a new Which? survey. Which?...