Remembrance Sunday Commemorations 2020

Our annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look very different this year, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Due to the risks posed there won’t be the usual service or military parade at Victoria Gardens in Leeds. People are being urged to undertake their own acts of remembrance at home by observing the…

Keep Reading

Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 10 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited to gather at the war memorial on Victoria Gardens to join…

Keep Reading

Breeze has Talent 2019 winner set to light up Leeds this Christmas

Breeze has Talent 2019 winner, Sophie Littlejohns, with Councillor Salma Arif and Sanchez Payne. 17 year-old Sophie Littlejohns has been crowned winner of this year’s Breeze has Talent competition at an event showcasing Leeds’ most talented young performers. The final of this year’s competition was hosted by radio presenter and former Leeds United FC…

Keep Reading

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…

Keep Reading

Historic West Leeds Newlay Bridge summer works set to start

Maintenance work to the historic Newlay Bridge is set to take place from next week. Leeds City Council will start work on 23 July for a 12-week period to prepare and paint the underside of the bridge. The bridge’s waterproofing will be replaced, and stone decking cleaned, with the existing stone setts reinstated on…

Keep Reading

Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in city

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson will lead the tributes on Remembrance Sunday for service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict. Held on Sunday 12 November, the people of Leeds are invited to join the Lord Mayor as she lays a wreath at the war memorial…

Keep Reading

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…

Keep Reading

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…

Keep Reading

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…

Keep Reading

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…

Keep Reading

Grenfell Tower minute’s silence to be held today

A minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower Today, Monday 19 June 11am – Victoria Gardens. The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London. It caused 71 deaths, including one stillbirth, and over 70…

Keep Reading