26/05/2016 12:00

Celebrate the opening of our new event space 4 June

To celebrate the opening of our brand new event space, and as part of Leeds Food & Drink Festival 2016, we’re delivering two days of activities.

It all kicks off on Friday 3rd June with facepainting, balloon modelling and caricature artists (between 12-4pm), before the Handmade in Yorkshire event begins on Saturday 4th June. 

Handmade in Yorkshire 10am-4.30pm
A specialist market for small producers selling products, made or sourced from Yorkshire.

Leeds Rhinos 10am – 4.30pm
If you’ve always wanted to meet Ronnie the Rhino, now’s the time! Test your rugby skills in the inflatable ‘skill zones’ passing cage and watch cheerleaders “The Rhinsones” perform.

Lucy Zirins 11am – 11.45am
Award-winning acoustic artist Lucy Zirins performs live. Lucy has been nominated at the British Blues Awards as a songwriter and as an artist in each of the past 4 years, winning in 2013

Fitzwallace Country Band 12pm -1pm
Named by BBC Leeds as the city’s ‘new favourite band’, Fitzwallace release their new single ‘Give Me A Reason’ as a digital download on 3rd June 2016

Meet the Players 12pm -1pm
Meet some of the Leeds Rhinos players and see the silverware won during last year’s memorable treble-winning season

Peter Lorimer AND Kop Kat Mascot 12pm-2pm
In 1962 and at just 15 years old, Peter Lorimer made his first-team debut for Leeds United. By the time he’d finished his second spell with the club 24 years later, he’d played 779 times and had become the club’s record scorer with 255 goals. Come along and meet 
this Leeds legend.

Jazz Trio 1.15pm – 2pm
Multi-instrumentalist Alex Fisher performs with Charlie Smythe on piano, and Sam Williams on bass. The three met at Leeds College of Music and play original jazz compositions and jazz-inspired pop

Jen Armstrong 2.15 – 3pm
With a unique piano pop-rock style and signature vocals, Jen tours the world, recording and performing with other artists including Billy Ocean, and Jools Holland. She was recently a co-writer on a platinum selling album