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 Leeds next summer. The incredible Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics will return to the square on Friday 27 July 2018, featuring a unique collaboration between the Orchestra of Opera…

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Leeds leads the way in survey of UKs most improved cities

Leeds has been named the UK’s top performer in a new report highlighting the country’s most improved places to live and work. PwCs newly-released annual Good Growth for Cities report saw Leeds come joint number one thanks to an unprecedented surge in the local tech sector and saw the city climb the ranks in key areas including jobs,…

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2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new Skeletons: Our Buried Bones has backed the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Ruth Martin, the museum’s curator of exhibitions, has worked with colleagues from…

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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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2023 case study- East Street Arts

A haven for emerging and established artists alike, East Street Arts is a pioneering national arts organization that has provided creative spaces, opportunity and inspiration to artists for the past 25 years. Based in east Leeds, their diverse programme of public activities and community projects help to ‘demystify’ and open up contemporary art and…

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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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2023 case study- The Kaiser Chiefs

The ambitious bid to make their home city European Capital of Culture in 2023 has struck a chord with Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs. The chart-topping band, who started out playing gigs in the city’s local pubs, have gone on to sell millions of records, and sell out venues worldwide. Now the Kaisers have…

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Carnival atmosphere as dazzling dancers join illuminated parade

Performers from Leeds West Indian Carnival will be part of a flamboyant parade of music, light and colour to kick off this year’s incredible Light Night Leeds celebrations. They will take their place amidst a sea of stunning LED umbrellas from artists Cirque Bijou, lanterns and stilt walkers from Handmade Parade and spectacular drummers…

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2023 case study- The Brownlee brothers

They’re the Leeds Olympic heroes who’ve made history on some of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Now Leeds’s triathlete brothers Jonny and Ali Brownlee are helping their home city to lead the pack in the race to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. The Brownlees, who took a stunning first and…

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Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night Leeds returns this October. Leeds Civic Hall will be the canvas for the breath-taking digital arts display entitled Out of the Aire, which has been created by Ross Ashton and…

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2023 case study- Corinne Bailey Rae

As a two-time Grammy Award winner who’s sold out arenas worldwide, Corinne Bailey Rae has already helped Leeds go global. Now, fresh off a show-stopping home city performance on Millennium Square, the multi-platinum artist has pledged her support for the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. With October’s submission deadline…

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