Museum sounds out city ahead of new musical display

Singers and performers from Leeds are being asked to help capture the sound of a city as they collaborate on a beautiful new series of musical mosaics. The imaginative idea will see submissions by musicians, choirs and spoken word artists from all around the city synchronised as part of a stunning soundscape at Leeds…

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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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Museum teams up with Leeds United to make football history

Fans will get the chance to relive some epic nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds United. Cherished memorabilia harkening back to some of The Whites’ unforgettable Champions League clashes will take pride of place at Leeds City Museum alongside photos, programmes and souvenirs from key…

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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, the National Centre for Children’s Books, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories opens on February 8 at Leeds City Museum, and takes families on a playful journey through hugely…

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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 was 15 when the First World War came to a close, joined the huge crowds which took to the city’s streets, carrying with her a handmade flag pennant. Afterwards,…

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