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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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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Plan your journey ahead of landmark carnival celebration

Motorists in Leeds are being urged to plan ahead as the city prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival. This Monday’s carnival will feature a spectacular parade including dazzling costumes, Caribbean music, stalls, fun fair rides and world cuisine. With humble beginnings in 1967 as an antidote to the yearning…

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Lord Mayor welcomes West Indies cricket team to Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds has hosted a special civic reception in honour of the touring West Indies cricket team. The team were special guests of the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson at Leeds Civic Hall this week. This was ahead of the Second Investec Test match against England at Headingley, which…

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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- Leeds West Indian Carnival

For 50 years it’s been one of the most flamboyant and spectacular dates in the city’s cultural calendar. Now the pioneers behind the phenomenally successful Leeds West Indian Carnival have pledged their support to the city’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023. Arthur France and Ian Charles came to Leeds from the…

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