Festivals

Long Division – It’s Great to be Back!

It was great that the Long Division festival had returned and I could discover more of the City of Wakefield and its music venues.  The Festival felt bigger this year and it was so nice to see it had attracted a wide spectrum of genres and age groups; although it was easy to spot the […] Leeds Living …


Leeds International Festival of Ideas – Living in a Future City: George Clarke

George Clarke’s work with Channel 4 has widened understanding of architecture, restoration, home design and the importance of social housing. His excitement about interacting with a live audience at this LIFI event, after months of zoom calls, was palpable. Leeds Corn Exchange was the ideal venue to host George Clarke. Cuthbert Broderick’s nineteenth century building […] Leeds Living …


Slam Dunk North Festival 2021

After what’s been a rocky road of having to cancel and then postpone the festival, FutureSoundsknew there were big expectations from Slam Dunk fanatics for this year’s event, and boy did they deliver the goods. Previously held in the City Centre of Leeds across various venues, Slam Dunk is “the UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival” […] Leeds Living …


Leeds Poetry Festival

Between July 19th and 25th, Leeds was treated to a week of poetry and spoken word, thanks to Leeds Poetry Festival. The Festival, which included open mic nights, performances by local poets and performers, and workshops, was hosted at venues across the City. I attended a couple of the events to get a feel for […] Leeds Living …



Leeds Festival is Back

The fields of Bramham Park will once again be populated by stages, artists, their crews, all their gear – and of course the thousands of festival-goers who must have been wondering if it was ever going to happen. Ticket-holders will be delighted at the prospect of this August Bank Holiday week-end, with Stormzy, Liam Gallagher […] Leeds Living …


Compass Festival 2021

Biennial interactive Compass Festival returns to Leeds from 19 to 28 March 2021. Imagine every Leeds ‘phone box ringing simultaneously. What about a portable museum? And a pop-up pub? These are among the first projects to be announced by the Festival directors. Museums in People’s Homes looks at how collectors engage with the world. Artist […] Leeds Living …