City’s museums and galleries welcome back visitors

Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of history now council-run venues across the city have officially reopened. Leeds Museums and Galleries sites closed earlier this year as part of a city-wide effort to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past few months, the team has continued to engage tens of thousands…

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Rhinos lead the charge to get Christmas in Leeds underway

Rugby League heroes The Leeds Rhinos will get the festive season officially underway as guests of honour at this year’s fantastic Leeds Christmas lights switch on. Fresh off their incredible Super League Grand Final win earlier this month, the Rhinos will take to the stage on Victoria Gardens on November 9. Members of the…

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Object of the week- vintage bucket and spade

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as this charming vintage set shows, sandcastle-building and beachcombing are popular seasonal traditions which stretch back generations. At more than a century old, the two spades and their accompanying bucket…

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New pop-up pavilion transforms Victoria Gardens this summer

This summer Victoria Gardens in the heart of Leeds city centre will be transformed into a pop-up pavilion and playspace for two weeks from 12-28 August. Park Here & Play is a large-scale ambitious project and realised through a collaboration with Leeds City Council, DLA Design and Leeds Art Gallery and other partners building…

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Object of the week- Trixie umbrella advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas shows, the weather in particular can prove to be an excellent marketing tool. Tapping into the traditional idea that April is a month of unpredictable showers, the ad dates…

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Vintage seaside set illustrates summer tradition

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as this charming vintage set shows, sandcastle-building and beachcombing are popular seasonal traditions which stretch back generations. At more than a century old, the two spades and their accompanying bucket…

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April showers inspired quirky spring-themed advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas shows, the weather in particular can prove to be an excellent marketing tool. Tapping into the traditional idea that April is a month of unpredictable showers, the ad dates…

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Leeds Art Gallery will reopen to the public on 13 October 2017 with a newly uncovered exhibition space, a major ARTIST ROOMS Joseph Beuys exhibition and new presentation of the collection featuring recent acquisitions

Leeds Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will reopen its galleries to the public on 13 October 2017, after a period of closure to undergo essential repairs to the original roof and the historic Victorian building. Reopening programme highlights will include the ARTIST ROOMS Joseph Beuys exhibition, and new acquisitions by leading…

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For All Seasons- Embroidered picture

Embroidered and printed more than a century ago, this beautiful picture draws on classical art and poetry to depict the cycle of the changing seasons. Currently on display at Leeds City Museum the picture was created in 1913 and shows four flamboyantly-dressed women who represent a different season of the year. Influenced by the…

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New family-friendly exhibition explores seasonal sensations

A colourful combination of animals, games, music and history will take families in Leeds on a unique interactive journey through the changing seasons. Leeds City Museum’s new For All Seasons exhibition opens this Friday, February 10, and features a series of imaginative centrepieces including a giant sandcastle, indoor tree, traditional sledge and hook-a-duck pond. The…

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Santa flies in to check out city’s Christmas market

Santa Claus paid a special visit to Millennium Square’s German Christmas Market today. Father Christmas flew in from the North Pole to check out the venue for his brand new breakfast event, which will take place at the attraction for the very first time this year. The Santa’s Breakfast experience for children and families will be…

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Hepworth sculpture on the move

Leeds Art Gallery has said a temporary farewell to a celebrated Yorkshire favourite. Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth has been transported the short distance to the University of Leeds while the gallery is closed for major roof repairs. The sculpture was bought from the artist by Leeds Art Fund back in 1967 and has…

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