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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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Councillor Eileen Taylor presenting Major Watts with medal

Lord Mayor honoured to present Royal Army Major with service medal

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed Major David Watts to Leeds Civic Hall this month to present him with a medal following his...
Leeds Park and Ride - Elland Road

Building work for Elland Road park and ride expansion begins

Construction work to create an extra 550 spaces to Elland Road park and ride has started. The Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to create...
Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds

Public consultation begins on tall buildings design guidance for Leeds

Public consultation is now underway on the Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds. Designed to advise on buildings that are taller than their neighbours, the...
Secondary school places in Leeds

Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge completion gives a breath of fresh Aire for an historic landmark

Local businesses, representatives from The Leeds Civic Trust and Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Councillor Lisa Mulherin marked the completion...
Leeds TV and Film studio

New state of the art TV and Film studio will position city centre-stage

The old Polestar Petty printworks on Whitehall road has been identified as the location for a new world-class TV and Film studio in Leeds. With...
Tony.Harrison - Leeds Award

Celebrated Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison receives prestigious Leeds Award

Distinguished Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. On hand to present Tony with a ‘Leeds Award’...
Leeds City Centre

£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s...
Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins

Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three-month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at...
Foster4Leeds

First of its kind Faith in Fostering event

Leeds City Council’s fostering team, Foster 4 Leeds in partnership with Kirklees and York Councils’ fostering teams recently hosted a pioneering event, Faith in...
Leeds Market

Shop plastic free at Leeds Kirkgate Market this summer

July has been named Plastic Free July by the Plastic Free Foundation and you can’t shop more ‘plastic-free’ than at Leeds Market. The market has...
Child Bereavement UK

New children and families bereavement service officially launches in Leeds

Leeds City Council has launched a new service to support the estimated 5% of school-aged children and young people living in Leeds who have...
Lisbon Street

Major development opportunity comes to the market in the ‘West End’ of Leeds

A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought...
Leeds Compassionate City Awards

Nominations are now open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Now in their...
Leeds Playhouse

Vibrant new entrance to Leeds Playhouse honours Yorkshire ceramic tradition

An eye-catching tribute to the city’s ceramic heritage has begun to take shape as part of the ambitious project. The latest phase in the much-loved...
Leeds Street Lights

Street lights conversion programme for Leeds to deliver 62 per cent energy savings

Leeds City Council has issued an update on the progress of the programme to upgrade all street lights in the city to make them...
Leeds ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘Investors in Pupils’ and ‘MindMate Champion’ programmes

Schools to be awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and...
Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor

Lord Mayor leads celebration of small groups and charities in Leeds

Over 100 small voluntary groups and charities in Leeds have been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Leeds for the contribution they make to...
Postcard of Redcar from the Pier which refers to Carl de Bruyne, one of the Belgian refugees who came to Otley

Documents reveal how Leeds folk stepped in to give refugees a home

Historic documents revealing how a Leeds market town embraced refugees fleeing the horrors of war-torn Europe will go on display in a new exhibition...