Leeds’ thwarted bid to be European City of Culture in 2023 will turn into a general celebration of the city’s cultural life

Events in August
20 Jul-4 Aug Create, Sculpt, Play
25 Jul-30 Aug Musical Museum
to 1 Sep Prof Humboldt’s Chamber of Time
to 2 Nov Hidden Temple Newsam
10 Record & Book Fair
10 (to 1 Sep) City Beach
11 Leeds Ska & Mod Festival
16-18 Luna Cinema: Pretty Woman, Bohemian Rhapsody & Mary Poppins Returns
17 Roller Girl Gang Pop-Up Shop
23-25 Leeds Festival
23-31 Leeds Beer Week
24-26 Charles II Weekend at the Royal Armouries

12 Jul-22 Aug Dawn Woolley: Consumed – Still Lives
to 1 Sep Why Craft Matters
to 8 Sep Nika Neelova
to 19 Sep Parallel Architectures IIIII
to 21 Sep John Sell Cotman
to 21 Sep War on Waste
to 28 Sep Queens of Industry
to 29 Sep Nobuko Tsuchiya/Rachel Harrison/Joanna Piotrowska/DamianHirst
to 29 Sep Phyllida Barlow: Sculpture & Drawings
to 29 Sep Yorkshire Sculpture International
to 13 Oct Holly Hendry: Cenotaph
to 20 Oct 50 Years of Lotherton
to 31 Dec Curator’s Choice
to 29 Mar 2020 Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Leeds’ tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Leeds and, during the summer months, Millennium Square. Other local attractions include:

The Royal Armories: five floors of displays

Corn Exchange
Craft Centre Leeds
Henry Moore Institute
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds Arts University
Leeds City Museum
Leeds University Library Galleries
Royal Armouries Museum
The Tetley
Ulita Archive
Victoria Quarter