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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Georgian Library

Experts to reveal secrets of historic house’s hidden library

Decorated with a curious mixture of Roman style pillars, a mysterious fake door and a fully working church organ, it’s a room with a...
Bonfire

Celebrate the magic of Bonfire Night at six Leeds City Council public bonfires

Bonfire Night celebrations in the city are once again set to be marked by six large community bonfires. In what is always a stand out...
Leeds Rhinos

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...
Leeds Halloween

Dead exciting Halloween horrors at city’s museums and galleries

A spine-tingling programme of Halloween horrors will see historic sites in Leeds taken over by spooky scarecrows, ghosts and witches next week. Venues including Temple...
Bonfire Night

Sponsorship of four popular community public bonfires still available

Businesses in Leeds are once again being offered the opportunity to sponsor one of the city’s fantastic public bonfires, as part of festivities to...
Lotherton Christmas Experience

Enchanting festive extravaganza returns to Lotherton this Christmas

The picturesque grounds of Lotherton will once again be transformed into a unique festive attraction this Christmas. After a hugely successful debut year last year,...
Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market

Leeds’s famous German market extended to Christmas Eve

The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year staying open right up until Christmas Eve. Once...
Light Night 2017

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...
Natalie Haigh

Sea of flowers covers museum’s giant map of Leeds

A beautiful sea of thousands of handmade forget me nots has appeared at Leeds City Museum to raise awareness of dementia. The flowers, which symbolise...
George Pyke’s Musical Clock

Clocks talk will turn back time at Temple Newsam

For Eighteenth Century aristocrats, having an impressive ornamental timepiece to help you while away the hours was the ultimate status symbol. https://youtu.be/XtfFfKeCSAU Now centuries later those...
Light Night 2017

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...
Light Night Leeds

Bright ideas to keep little ones busy on Light Night

Intrepid youngsters can battle space aliens, dance at a silent disco and discover a hidden forest as they explore the city centre during this year’s...
Temple Newsam Home Farm

Discover the delights of ‘Amazing Animals’ at Temple Newsam Home Farm

A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from...
Breeze has Talent 2017

Call-out for talented youngsters for Breeze auditions

A great opportunity for talented young people in Leeds is on offer at the public auditions for the 10th Breeze has Talent competition which...

MORE STORIES

Party Animals

Young people warned about the risks of party invites over the festive season

Young people across Leeds are being reminded how to keep themselves and their friends safe this party season, to avoid becoming a victim of...
George street artist's impression

Developers announced for major city centre development

The development company selected to carry out a major scheme to revitalise an historic street in Leeds city centre has been announced this week. Members...
Chippendale

Chippendale’s stunning furniture makes move to museum ahead of new exhibition

It could well be the most delicate and exclusive piece of removals work Leeds has ever seen. This week at Temple Newsam House, curators began...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Green light for West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

Arts Council England have today confirmed a total grant of £6.6m towards the landmark redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse, with further news that the project...
School Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020

Leeds City Council is currently consulting on changes to arrangements for school admissions for 2019-2020. In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are...
Xmaslights

Lord Mayor’s official Christmas card for 2017 designed by 8-year-old

A winning design has been chosen by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson for her official Christmas card this year. The winner and...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme starting in new year

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin early in the new year on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January 2018, work...
Cllr Charlwood launches Wykebeck

New complex needs day centres for people with dementia launched

An innovative service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds. The formal opening ceremony of Wykebeck Valley Complex...
Buddhist Faith

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans set to be submitted to government

The next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme including plans to plant hundreds of thousands of new trees along the catchment of the...
Temple Newsam Christmas

A visit to house’s wonderful workshop is good for your elf

Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest...
Budget Proposals 2017-18

Council continues efficiencies to tackle budget gap

Ever-increasing demand for adult social care services has led Leeds City Council to again propose adding an extra 3% to council tax to help...
Lizzie Deignan Tour de Yorkshire

Comment from Cllr Judith Blake on Leeds hosting the finish of the 2018 Tour...

Speaking on the news that Leeds will host the finale of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, May 6, the leader of Leeds City...
Headrow and Town Hall

Leeds first ever Compassionate City Awards takes place this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the first ever Compassionate City Awards taking place this...
Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Leeds

Leeds to consult on Clean Air Zone as air quality and health impacts are...

Leeds City Council is looking for the views of people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region on its proposals to...