Anna Tsybuleva | Leeds International Piano Series

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva makes a welcome return to Leeds where she already has built up such a following. We are thrilled to introduce you to the new Leeds International Piano Series – following the success of our 2021 Competition. In this series, we welcome Leeds Alum…

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Yorkshire welcomes Olympic Heroes home

Yorkshire’s Stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games were given a homecoming to remember at a major arena event. Having made history by representing their country at the Olympics and Paralympics, the athletes were unable to celebrate in front of a crowd at the Games as no spectators were present. But their achievements were…

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New bins launched across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6…

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Free support service delivers the goods for small businesses in Leeds

A free service is delivering a timely helping hand to small businesses in Leeds as they aim to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds Micro Business Support Service provides expert advice on everything from contingency planning and social media messaging to brand creation and gearing up for Christmas. Targeted…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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Join us for Poppy Run Leeds 2021 at Middleton Park

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Run event is taking place on Saturday 30th October in Leeds, Middleton Park. Choose to run, jog or walk 5km on 30 October – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including four legged friends. The Leeds Poppy Run is £15 to enter and under 18’s…

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Resurfacing work around the Corn Exchange to start next week

Major work to resurface the roads around the Corn Exchange area will start next week as part of a £25million project being carried out by Connecting Leeds. To resurface the road, 50mm of existing road surface will be removed, the drainage covers and manhole lids will be re-set and the white lines and other…

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Purls of wisdom at Lotherton as knitted miners memorial is unveiled

A newly-knitted tribute to the men, boys and ponies who lost their lives in a Yorkshire mining disaster has been unveiled after being lovingly crafted by their descendants. The tragedy at Peckfield Colliery in Micklefield claimed the lives of 63 people and 19 ponies when, on Thursday April 30, 1896 an underground gas explosion…

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Historic Leeds Town Hall project gets important funding boost

An important heritage project to protect and restore Leeds Town Hall’s stunning Victoria Hall has received a major funding boost this week. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has pledged a grant of £249,810 toward the scheme, which will restore the main decorative features of the magnificent performance space, including the impressive facade of the…

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Future Talent Leeds conversation extended for extra week

First phase now open until Wednesday 6 October. The citywide conversation to help identify skills needed now and for the future of the Leeds economy has been extended by a week. Now running until 9am on Wednesday 6 October, the first phase of the ‘Future Talent Leeds’ conversation is open for anyone over 16…

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Olympians and Paralympians set for arena homecoming event

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic Heroes will be given a homecoming to remember with a major event at the Leeds First Direct Arena on October 10. Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their exploits in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold. Athletes…

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Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of moving image from its renowned collection. Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and…

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