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

Events coinciding with home games in February
to 23 Ice Cube Skating
to 29 LGBT+ History Month
15 Girl Gang Birthday Fest
15-23 Superheroes
21/22 Cocktails in the City
7 (& 2 May) Kirkgate Market Tour
20-21 LS6 Beer Festival
21 Royal Northern Sinfonia & Leeds Festival Chorus
16-18 Leeds Lieder Festival

to 19 Jan James N Hutchinson: Untitled
to 22 Feb Phil Greenwood
to 23 Feb Sculpture Edward Allington
to 29 Mar Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture
to 18 Apr Ceramics Barry Stedman
to 1 Aug Art in an Electric Atmosphere: Herbert Read
to 26 Sep 2021 Leeds to Innovation
25 Jan (to 31 Dec) Music Sounds of Our City
14 Feb (to 21 Jun) Fashion Shopping for Clothes in Leeds 1720-2020
29 Feb (to 30 Jun) Printmaking Collagraph Exhibition
14 Mar (to 20 Jun) Ceramics Stand By Me

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