New animation shows how £23m Headrow scheme will look when finished

Leeds City Council have released a new animation which shows how the £23m Headrow scheme will look once completed in spring 2021. The scheme forms part of the Connecting Leeds programme which is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide…

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Glide into the new decade as Ice Cube turns 20

The city will once again be getting its skates on when Leeds’s coolest wintertime attraction returns to Millennium Square to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Open until Sunday, February 23, Ice Cube will once again give visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under a specially covered outdoor real ice rink complete with a…

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Lord Mayor will lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 26 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance of six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust, and millions of other people killed under German Nazi persecution, and…

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Light Night’s love-themed artwork will be all heart

A romantic illuminated artwork will set hearts racing outside Leeds Town Hall during next month’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds. The striking piece entitled With Love will see a giant, bright red love heart take centre stage outside the historic building during October’s spectacular two-night celebration and give visitors the chance to see their heartbeats…

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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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Lord Mayor to lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, and will include a keynote speech by Appolinaire Kageruka, survivor of the Rwandan genocide, to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide. The…

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Stunning carved creations to strike a chord at Temple Newsam

A collection of exquisitely carved music stands will go on display at Temple Newsam House this week to end the Leeds International Piano Competition on a high note. The group of seven beautifully intricate creations have been crafted by members of the Master Carvers’ Association, inspired by the 300th anniversary of the great Otley-born…

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Light Night’s glowing goliaths will be out of this world

A group of gigantic, luminous humanoids will land in the city centre for a captivating interplanetary installation at this year’s Light Night Leeds. The mesmerising piece, entitled Fantastic Planet, is set to be one of the highlights of the annual cultural spectacular and will be found in the event’s new Victoria Zone, occupying sites…

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Leeds 2023 is backing the light fantastic

The city’s new international cultural festival is throwing its weight behind one of Leeds’s most spectacular annual arts events. Leeds 2023 has this week been announced as the headline partner for October’s incredible Light Night Leeds, setting the stage for a dazzling demonstration of the city’s world-class cultural offering. Taking place over two-night son…

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Bright idea to mix art and science at cultural spectacular

The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting-edge science when Light Night Leeds returns this October. A team of international artists is currently working on a spectacular projection, which will use the Georgian building’s distinctive, white facade as a canvas to explore the…

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