Autumn is on it's way - and it's back to school!
There are still lots of exciting events and activities to fill your leisure time with ...
hosts Classical Fantasia
on Saturday 6 September
; the annual classical concert this year features a fantastic line up. Hosted by popular classical radio presenter Jamie McDougall, special guests Noah Stewart, Laura Wright and Amy Dickson will be joined by one of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, the Manchester Camerata. This enchanting evening of live classical music is set in the illuminated historic 12th century Abbey ruins and features a spectacular firework finale.
The Tour de France
theme continues with events at Leeds Museums and Galleries
, including the Parallel Lives
and Cross Currents
exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery until 7 September.
And if you've got the cycling bug, Leeds is a great place to ride a bike and - following on from the second Sky Ride Leeds
there are loads of guided rides and social rides
across the city for you to enjoy throughout the summer; encouraging people of all ages and abilities to discover the fun and freedom of going out on a bike ride.
presents Guiseppe Verdi's Rigoletto
on the Big Screen on Wednesday 17 September,
this year's final live relay from the Royal Opera House
. It provides the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy this world class production in true alfresco style. As this is an outdoor space please dress appropriately for the weather, bring your own chairs/blankets, food and drink as there is no provision for these on site (except within surrounding bars/restaurants).
British Street Food presents For the Love of Food
, the Biggest Festival of Street Food in the World on Millennium Square
from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September
! The 25 best Street Food Traders from Britain and Europe go head to head to win your vote in the British Street Food Awards 2014.
Why not check out the new Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail
, which gives an introduction to the story of Leeds, concentrating on the legacy of Victorian times and some of the people, places and spaces that have made the city what it is today. It provides you with all the information you need to follow the trail around the historic buildings of central Leeds and along the waterways; as well as details of other places of interest in and around the city. You can also download the app at www.yourtrailsapp.co.uk/leeds
Looking ahead, this year Light Night
is celebrating its 10th festival and on Friday 3 October
the city centre will come alive with spectacular large scale light projections, installations, exhibitions, film, dance, theatre and street entertainment. Once again Leeds Civic Hall
will be in the spotlight as Theatre of Illumination - A Spectacle of Light and Sound
, a giant 3D projection in surround-sound transforms the Civic Hall into a vision of the future. As darkness falls come and see the city of Leeds in a new light; f
or more information visit www.lightnight.co.uk
If that isn't enough, Leeds has many things to do and places to visit in the city centre at any time of the year ...
There's lots on offer for all the family at Home Farm at Temple Newsam
. Our new born animals will be and about, including our beautiful little donkey foal. Come along and enjoy the countryside on your doorstep.
Visit your local library
where there are lots of exciting activities
to for you and your family - from Storytimes and Rhymetimes for the under 5s to Gaming Groups for children and young people, and a host of events for adults of all ages. Why not explore the historic Central Library
on the Headrow, or browse and reserve your books from home with our new library app
We've permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery
where you will find something of interest for all ages and tastes; as well as the perfect place to stop for a break in the stunning Victorian Tiled Hall Cafe
The Carriageworks Theatre
, Millennium Square hosts theatre, comedy, exhibitions and talks as well as offering exciting opportunities to have a go or take part through Leeds Civic Arts Guild and the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers.
Alternatively, enjoy one of our many glorious parks
, or get active at your local Leisure Centre
. Or for the more adventurous amongst you, why not try your hand at caving at our Indoor Cave
! Find your way through the maze of stalactites and stalagmites in a clean, safe and fun environment for all ages (8 years +) and abilities.
For our full range of council events, LSevents
lets you view events across the city by date, type and venue.
Coming in to the City Centre, Woodhouse Lane Car Park is ideally situated if you are visiting any of our attractions in Leeds City Centre, it has onsite security and easy access to the motorways and major roads out of the city.
Or visit www.wymetro.com for information on bus and train timetables and routes.