Happy 50th Birthday to the Leeds West Indian Carnival!Categories: Entertainment & Culture
They say that some things get better with age, which is definitely the case for The Leeds West Indian Carnival. Yesterday, the people of Leeds saw an explosion of colour on the streets in celebration of its 50th year in the running.
Return of the Bike: Leeds Motorcycle Social 2017Categories: Entertainment & Culture
he dust has settled. The passing of hundreds of bikes kicked it into the air above Canal Mills, where it mixed with the fragrance of spicy food and the metallic tang of fresh exhaust fumes, and was held there by an updraft of voices, laughter and music throughout the weekend.
Leeds Parties with PrideCategories: Entertainment & Culture
Every year, Leeds Pride just seems to be getting bigger and better. 2017 is home to a generation with the knowledge and acceptance of everyone, which makes for perfect participations in this celebration of love, unity, diversity and togetherness, and what a treat it was.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal: Life In The Slow LaneCategories: Entertainment & Culture
In places, the Leeds and Liverpool canal is stunning. For artists, introverts or people who just want to get away for a while, it’s like nowhere else. You can choose to be in the thick of it, or to float ambient in parts where mobile phone signal hasn’t yet been discovered.
Leeds West Indian Carnival: a mad idea that workCategories: Entertainment & Culture
Despite the explosion of colour, music and pageantry, the Leeds West Indian Carnival started from fairly humble beginnings. In 1967, the idea formed from a group of West Indian Students studying at the University of Leeds, who decided they would channel their homesickness into something special. They would celebrate all that made their culture so vibrant, but bring it whirling and screaming to their new stomping ground in Yorkshire.
Leeds Street Style: Sneaker HeadsCategories: Entertainment & Culture
When you think of street style, Leeds springs to mind as being a front runner due to its urban nature and quirky characteristics, which is reflected by city residents in their attire – well, with their footwear in particular. What we have found is that no matter the gender, style or age, Leeds is full of absolute Sneaker Heads.
5 places to visit in Leeds this Yorkshire DayCategories: Entertainment & Culture, Food & Drink
Ey up! Even though most of us celebrate being from the best county in the UK every day of the year, Tuesday the 1st August marks the official Yorkshire Day. To celebrate the day in proper Yorkshire style, we have rounded up some places in Leeds city with events to get you in the Yorkshire spirit!
Leeds Kirkgate Market MomentsCategories: Entertainment & Culture
Leeds Kirkgate Market is definitely one of the most interesting and diverse places to visit in our city. A place you can visit and gain a different insight each time you go. Our friends @leyla.rose and @luuuluuuk have captured some of their favourite market moments, just for your viewing pleasure.
It’s a colourful life: In Colourful Company making Leeds brighterCategories: Entertainment & Culture
In Colourful Company’ started rather out of the blue. It became from a need for something that would bring people together, creative people, who like myself, often interact with others online.
Stompin’ For SimonCategories: Entertainment & Culture
Simon on the Streets is an independent charity whose focus is to help improve the lives of people sleeping on the streets of West Yorkshire. Reliant on fundraising to continue and increase their incredible work, four guys from Leeds FD Arena have been doing just that with a series of ‘Stomps’.