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Whether it’s film and sport, theatre and dance, or art and history, there is always an array of amazing entertainment and culture for all tastes and ages to enjoy in Leeds.

Alongside established names, creative independent offerings and pop-up events by talented collectives make way for exciting opportunities. All this together allows Leeds to showcase a range of historical curios, established performers and upcoming artists day/night of the week!

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Cottage Road Cinema

The Cottage Road Cinema is one of the oldest cinemas in the country – open and continuously showing films since…

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Jumbo Records

Jumbo Records is a long-established independent record shop in Leeds city centre. They stock vinyl and CD for musical genres…

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the greatest clubs in the world. Established over 150 years ago, the…

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Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music is the largest music conservatoire in the UK and the only one to offer Further and…

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Leeds City Museum

Four floors of interactive and exciting galleries. Come face to face with the Leeds tiger, step into Ancient Worlds to…

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Roxy Ball Room

This expansive stripped-back space is jam-packed with ping pong and pool tables aimed at bringing out the big kid in…

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The Great Yorkshire Shop

The Great Yorkshire Shop hand picked fine goods exclusively from local independent makers, artists and designers of Yorkshire! The Great…

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Crash Records

Crash Records has been a part of the Leeds music scene for 30 years. Our first shop opened on Woodhouse…

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Temple Newsam

One of the country’s great historic houses and estates, Temple Newsam is a stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion set within 1,500 acres…

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Mrs Atha’s Coffee House

Mrs. Atha’s is an independent family run coffee shop with an emphasis on good produce and traceable provenance. With the…

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Left Bank Leeds

Left Bank Leeds is a stunning backdrop for music, art, performance and celebration. We have an eclectic programme throughout the…

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stage@leeds

stage@leeds is a public contemporary performance space dedicated to artist development and supporting new work. Our theatres and rehearsal studios…

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Oracle

Oracle is a stunning 360 degree split level venue located on the waterfront at Brewery Wharf. The lower ground floor…

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Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade

The annual BIG Leeds Carnival Parade attracts thousands of visitors and revellers very year who flock to the city to take…

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Minicine

Since 2010, Minicine has been committed to screening the best independent and foreign language, cult and classic cinema. A non-for-profit…

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Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is situated on The Headrow, in Leeds city centre’s cultural hub. The Institute in Leeds is…

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Church of St John the Evangelist

St John’s is the oldest church in Leeds city centre, built in 1632-34  the church lies in its magnificent Jacobean…

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Millennium Square

A multi-functional live event venue and has a standing capacity of 8,000 persons in its concert configuration. The square is currently…

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Our Handmade Collective

Our Handmade Collective is a collaboration of over 55 local designers working together to bring you a handmade, handpicked gift…

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Fabrication Crafts

Independent department store selling work by over 70 local artists and craftspeople. We have everything from food to furniture, clothing,…

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Northern School of Contemporary Dance

NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level dance education in an intimate and bespoke setting. Based in…

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Leeds Pride

Leeds Pride is an annual Gay Pride celebration held every year in Leeds – Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans*…

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The Holbeck Underground Ballroom (HUB)

Slung Low is an award-winning theatre company specializing in making unlikely, ambitious and original adventures for audiences in unusual places. Slung Low…

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Leeds Festival

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are the daddy of music festivals – the original Reading Festival is the world’s oldest, most popular…

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The Wardrobe

THE WARDROBE OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1999, AND HAS BEEN SERVING UP GREAT DRINKS, GREAT FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC EVER…

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Northern Film School

The Northern Film School is one of the best known film and television schools in the UK, making innovative and…

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OK Comics

OK Comics is the greatest comic book store in the world! The epitome of independent retail, OK offers up its…

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Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse is a unique development in Otley, West Yorkshire – just a short drive from Leeds. Run by local…

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Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Leeds RUFC founded in 1991 after the merger of Roundhay and Headingley. They were renamed Leeds Tykes in 1998, then…

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Everyman Cinema

Sitting in the heart of Trinity Leeds, Everyman Cinema offers a unique experience beyond just films. With our version of…

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White Cloth Gallery

White Cloth Gallery is a unique photography and film gallery with events space and café bar in the heart of…

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Gallery, Munro House

Gallery Munro House (formerly Leeds Gallery) is an independent commercial art gallery in Leeds, West Yorkshire specialising in Photography, Illustration…

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Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is a powerhouse of inventive dance. Bold and confident in their approach, the performances engage, involve and move…

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Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

The Clothworkers was one of the founders of Leeds University and still maintains a close connection. This is largely through…

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Bramley Baths

Bramley Baths is a community-led, not-for-profit centre for fitness, health and fun, which houses a public gym, swimming pool, steam…

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Fulneck Moravian Museum

Visit the the unique settlement and discover the Fulneck Moravian Museum, opened in 1969 to house a collection of Moravian…

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John Charles Centre for Sport

Leeds has a proud sporting heritage and the John Charles Centre for Sport in South Leeds honours John Charles (1931–2004), the former Leeds United, Juventus…

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Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Located in Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen first opened its doors in 1934 as Leeds Children’s…

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O2 Academy

A premier spot to see live music and all the latest bands, the O2 Academy Leeds on Cookridge Street is…

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The Leeds Library

Members of the Leeds Library, the oldest surviving subscription library in England, enjoy easy access to over 550 years of…

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Hyde Park Book Club

Hyde Park Book Club is an arts space serving coffee, beers, wines and food on Leeds’ Hyde Park Corner. Through the…

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Leeds Central Library

The Central library includes specialist departments to assist with enquiries and research, Art library, Central Lending, Music and Performing arts,…

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Horsforth Village Museum

Horsforth Museum is just a few miles from Leeds city centre, the museum depicts the heritage of Horsforth through exhibitions…

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Leeds Art Gallery

Home to one of the best collections of British art outside London. It showcases a wealth of art by well-known…

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Sela Bar & Pizzeria

Sela opened in 2004 with an idea to provide quality imported beers from around the world, fun cocktails to compliment…

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Thackray Medical Museum

 There’s always lots to see and do at the Thackray Medical Museum with a varied programme of events throughout the…

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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Once the world’s largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum presents a fascinating insight into the city’s industrial heritage. Witness the…

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Vue Cinema

Catch all the very latest movies at the Vue in The Light. Vue is a 14 screen cinema and is surrounded…

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Whites Deli

Whites serve homecooked, wholesome, locally sourced produce with award winning coffee, mouthwatering meats, organic veg, artisan patters, gourmet sandwiches &…

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Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway,  run entirely by volunteers, train services operate (mainly at weekends) between…

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West Yorkshire Cameras

Yep, that’s right – all we sell is analogue equipment – it’s still going strong. It might seem strange if…

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Trinity Leeds

Trinity Leeds is the city’s newest and biggest shopping and leisure destination with over 120 shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and…

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a unique cellar bar seated next to Millennium Square and is a neighbour to a swarm of…

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Wire Club

Wire is one of Leeds finest clubs pushing quality underground music in a friendly and intimate environment. Powered by a…

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Nina Hunter Studio

Working from her Leeds city centre studio Nina is an accomplished designer and illustrator with a proven successful career in Graphic Design…

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&Model

&model is a curatorial project established in 2012 by James Chinneck, Chris Bloor and Derek Horton. Following a two year…

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The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Our aim is to take you on a journey to experience the talent, skill, originality and beauty of contemporary craft…

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Holbeck Underground Ballroom

Home to Slung Low, The HUB (Holbeck Undergrond Ballroom) is a unique rehearsal space, a makeshift performance space where exciting…

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Eiger Music Studios

Eiger studios is a multi purpose music complex, comprising of rehearsal spaces, recording studios, a venue, and offering various services…

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Wharf Chambers

Wharf Chambers Cooperative Club is a bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds run by a workers’ co-op…

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Yoga Hero

At Yoga Hero, we put a focus on general fitness and feeling fabulous through yoga. We really believe yoga is…

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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is an oasis of calm and inspiration, just minutes from Leeds city centre. A…

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is a vibrant and active Georgian church in the centre of Leeds. The church is a community…

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Fred Aldous

We are an arts, crafts and gift retailer that has been trading since 1886. Our family run, independent business has…

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Angel of Youths

Angel of Youths launched in October 2011, offering entrepreneurial opportunities for young adults aged 16-30, from deprived or marginalised communities…

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Howard Assembly Room

A beautifully restored, captivating and inspiring performance venue loved equally by performers and guests in the centre of Leeds. The 300…

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City Varieties Music Hall

Visitors to Leeds are spoilt for choice for theatre and performance – theatre goers can visit City Varieties Music Hall…

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Leeds 10K

Take part in Jane Tomlinson’s inaugural 10K, now Run for All’s flagship event on the 12 July 2015, which has…

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Leeds Light Night

Light Night Leeds is a multi-art form festival which takes place across multiple venues in Leeds city centre over one…

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Enjoy Art Space

ENJOY ART SPACE is an artist lead studio and event space split into a project space and studio spaces and a dark room….

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Sky Ride

Building on the success of the Grand Depart in Leeds in 2014, the Sky Ride events in Leeds are family…

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Transform

Presenting festivals of performance from Leeds and internationally, whilst concocting projects with bold artists all year round, Transform presents theatre works everywhere…

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Chirpy

Chirpy is a lovely friendly independent lifestyle design store in Chapel Allerton, stocking affordable contemporary gifts and home accessories with…

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Emmaus Leeds

Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who…

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The HiFi Club

The HiFi Club is an independent venue based in central Leeds. Three times winner of both the “Best Nightclub” and…

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Renaissance Arts

Leeds-based Renaissance Arts is becoming the UK’s number 1 choice for aspiring performers outside of London. We offer  3 year…

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The Faversham

The Faversham is a multi-purpose venue and event space that is infamous for hosting some of Leeds’ most memorable parties…

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Slam Dunk Festival

On 23 May 2015 the Slam Dunk Festival will take over a chunk of Leeds city centre including Millennium Square, O2…

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Union 105

Union 105 is East Street Arts’ studio facility and creative space in Chapeltown, Leeds that hosts exhibitions, events, small residencies,…

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SCRAP Centre of Creative Reuse Play and Learning

We are a social enterprise based in Leeds, focused on helping the environment by reusing waste materials from businesses as…

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Leeds United Football Club

Leeds United Association Football Club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City F.C. by the Football League and took over their…

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Roxy Lanes

Roxy Lanes is tucked away above Tesco, in Upper Basinghall Street and houses a cocktail bar with 4 ultra modern…

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Seagulls Reuse

Seagulls is a social enterprise specialising in the reuse of unwanted paint. We collect paint from Leeds City Council household…

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Lotherton Hall

A beautiful Edwardian country house with a bird garden, deer park and formal gardens.  Lotherton Hall is a treasure trove…

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Dock 29

An innovative and unique space created for Leeds, Dock 29 is a restaurant/bar with a big personality. A suspended aeroplane,…

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Thwaite Mills Watermill

A fully restored working watermill in a riverside setting. See the power of water as two huge waterwheels drive the…

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Colours May Vary

Colours May Vary is a book shop also stocking a range of beautiful, useful and inspirational wares. You will find…

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Castleton Mill

A Grade II listed former textile mill, Castleton Mill is brand new hub for individuals and businesses in the creative…

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The Tetley

Located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former brewery, The Tetley is a new centre for contemporary art…

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Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall presents a dazzling array of live music, concerts and events throughout the year in a stunning setting….

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Canal Mills

Canal Mills is a constantly evolving space for all mediums of creative output, from exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live and electronic…

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Leeds Discovery Centre

From elephant skulls to a Medieval log boat, this purpose-built store and conservation facility houses objects from Leeds Museums and…

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Leeds Indie Food Festival

Leeds Indie Food Festival is a new, collaborative, independent festival of food and drink culture in Leeds taking place place…

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Leeds Irish Centre

Today the Leeds Irish Centre boasts a membership of 1150 people, offers 4 function suites, a private members bar, a…

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The Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries is the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armour situated on the banks of the river Aire at…

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Kirkstall Abbey

One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country. Feel a true sense of the past as you stroll…

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Musiquarium

The Musiquarium is a music venue in Leeds, and has been built specially to allow the audience to connect to…

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Leeds Grand Arcade

The re-launch of this historic retail area has helped the arcade to go from strength to strength being at the…

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Music and Arts Production

“In school there’s more going on… so you get distracted easily, but in MAP, it’s smaller. When we’ve got an…

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East Street Arts

East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation that focuses on the development of artists. Set up in 1993, ESA provides…

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BasementArtsProject

BasementArtsProject is a not for profit, grassroots organisation based in South Leeds. With a programme of exhibitions, events and artists…

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Northern Monk Brewing Co.

Since the 7th century AD monks have produced and sold beer across Europe. In 1086, the Domesday book records the…

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Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Art is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, our students enjoy a…

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West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse is one of the largest producing theatres outside London, opened in 1990 the theatre presents an acclaimed…

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ODILeeds

Collaboration and innovation space in Leeds ODILeeds is a not for profit organisation working to innovate with data in the…

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Carriageworks Theatre

Carriageworks Theatre is located on the first floor level of the Electric Press overlooking Millennium Square and features an historic glass-roofed and…

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Village Bookstore

Village is a book shop and gallery offering a curated selection of art, design, photography and lifestyle books and magazines,…

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Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos is a professional rugby league club based in Leeds, the club formed as Leeds St John’s in 1870 and changed its name…

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Compass Festival

COMPASS FESTIVAL is an extraordinary biennial event of mostly free live artworks across Leeds from world class artists, performance makers and emerging…

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Abbey House Museum

Step back in time and wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for a glimpse of life in 19th century…

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Brudenell Social Club

The Brudenell is a lively and fun-loving venue that embraces music and art under a wide and diverse umbrella that…

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Seven Arts

Seven is an arts space with a difference. It’s an independent arts venue in Chapel Allerton – just a short…

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KMAH Radio

KMAH Radio is an independent radio station broadcasting from the back streets of Leeds. We have regular shows from well-known…

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Phoenix Dance Theatre

From small beginnings in inner-city Leeds, Phoenix Dance Theatre has grown to be one of the UKs leading contemporary dance companies….

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Arts@Trinity

For the last ten years Arts@Trinity has operated successfully as a community arts centre within Holy Trinity Church. It regularly…

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Leeds Minster

Leeds Minster stands where Christians have worshipped for some 1200 years and the present 19th-century building contains reminders from that…

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Tropical World

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds and only three miles from…

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Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is a beautiful Victorian venue that prides itself on bringing the West End to West Yorkshire; this…

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The East Village

An exciting new arrival to vibrant Hyde Park, The East Village brings an artistic edge and a casual cool to…

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Headingley Heart

HEART is the arts, enterprise and community centre in the heart of Headingley run by the community for the community….

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Harewood House

Harewood sits at the heart of Yorkshire, one of the Treasure Houses of England. The house was built in the…

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Live Art Bistro

Live Art Bistro (LAB) is a new artist run venue built on the premise that the best ideas are forever…

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First Direct Arena

First Direct Arena is a major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds, hosting live music, comedy,…

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Jackrabbits Pottery

Jackrabbits is a family and buggy-friendly studio for adults and children of all abilities to explore their creative sides. We…

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Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance champions the development of dance in Yorkshire. It has a busy programme of performances, classes and courses, and…

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M&S Company Archive

It’s amazing what a penny can do – find our for yourself and follow the remarkable story of this great…

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North Bar

The first craft beer bar in Britain? Probably… A great bar serving a ridiculously varied selection of top quality drinks…

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Assembly House

Assembly House is an artist-led studio space and gallery in Leeds, which prides itself in providing an inviting public space…

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Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange is one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings and a Grade 1 listed structure. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick…

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Crowd of Favours

Just off Kirkgate, the oldest street in Leeds, Crowd of Favours is a great place to kick back and relax…

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Live at Leeds

Live At Leeds is a metropolitan music festival held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first…

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Hyde Park Picture House

Established in 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House is one of the UK’s oldest cinemas. They screen the very best…

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Outlaws Yacht Club

Outlaws Yacht Club is a friendly and quirky bar – Leeds new social hangout. Step in and find a warm…

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The Chemic Tavern

A friendly real ale pub on the outskirts of the city centre towards the LS6 student land. Free live music…

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Inkwell Arts

Creativity is the key to enriching lives and building stronger communities. Inkwell Arts Centre provides a community hub that feeds…

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The Reliance

With an equal emphasis on food and drink, the Reliance serves up bold seasonal dishes in an informal atmosphere, where…

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