Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of moving image from its renowned collection. Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and…

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Organisations Across Leeds United in Pledge to Root Out Racism

Leeds has come together in overwhelming support of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) anti-racism movement. With over 40 organisations across the City coming together in a pledge to Root Out Racism. Joining Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the Council’s chief executive and the…

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Setting the record straight on legend of the city’s wonky wolf

With its unmistakable sloping stance and famous winning smile, it’s one of the city’s most instantly recognisable ancient exhibits. And over the summer holidays, history-lovers can find out the real story behind Leeds City Museum’s legendary wonky wolf as the site takes visitors back through time to the age of mythical creatures. The lopsided lupus…

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Museum team’s COVID learning project completes top awards hat-trick

A unique museum education project that has helped bring history into hundreds of homes across Leeds during the pandemic has scooped a top national award. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ innovative Closing the COVID Gap project, the only one of its kind in the country, won a prestigious Museums and Heritage Award for learning outreach…

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Leeds Town Hall pulls out all the stops to preserve historic organ

It’s an historic conservation project that’s sure to strike a chord with music lovers all across Leeds and beyond. Leeds Town Hall’s one-of-a-kind organ, which has been part of the city’s heritage for more than 160 years, is set for some major restoration work designed to protect and preserve it for future generations. One of…

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Yorkshire designer’s colourful work finds new home in Leeds

A colourful collection of work by prolific designer Sheila Bownas has found a new home in Leeds as part of a quest to see her celebrated as a leading light in 20th Century creativity. She was the little-known Yorkshire artist whose eye-catching creations encapsulated the wave of optimism which swept across post-war Britain. The Sheila…

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Don’t miss out on the 2021 Leeds Apprenticeship Festival

Over 75 employers will be out in force at next month’s Leeds Apprenticeship Festival, which for the first time will be held virtually due to the continued challenges of coronavirus. Held during National Apprenticeship Week over five days from 8-12 February, a range of diverse and exciting apprenticeship employers and training providers will be…

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