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50 Absolutely Unmissable Events in Leeds This Month

· Joseph Sheerin · Culture

Every month, we round up the best events taking place in the city, so you won’t miss a thing.

Geisha

From unmissable shows to gigs and comedy, make March one to remember with these amazing events.

It’s going to be a jam-packed month in Leeds. There are loads of events taking place across the city, from huge music festivals to the premiere of a brand new ballet, the return of rock legends and loads of must-see exhibitions. But that only scratches the surface of what’s going on in Leeds in March, so clear out your diary, call your mates and make big plans for what will be a busy old month.

Picks of the Month

Sounds Like This, Xenia

Credit: Cath Du Puy

Rock superstars, breathtaking ballets and a ground-breaking electronic music festival – these are the events you won’t want to miss this March.

Inner City Electronic

Inner City Electronic is a celebration of electronic music and culture across the University of Leeds. During the day, you can head to a series of talks and workshops led by influential figures in the industry, like Mr Scruff, DJ Mag and Ralph Lawson. In the evening, it becomes a feast of live electronic music. The likes of Peggy Gou and Orbital will play live alongside a host of top DJs who will take to the decks across the city.

Inner City Electronic comes to the University of Leeds on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020.

Sounds Like THIS Festival

Sounds Like THIS Festival returns this March with a line-up of cutting edge music, sound art and visual installations from leading and emerging artists. This year’s programme is as eclectic as ever. Highlights include electronica favourite Plaid playing a one-off audio-visual show, the Ligeti Quartet showcasing their genre-defying classical pieces and Leeds College of Music presenting their take on an operatic classic in Romeo and Her Juliet.

Sounds Like THIS Festival takes over various Leeds venues from Monday 9th to Friday 20th March 2020.

Geisha

Geisha is an all-new ballet from Kenneth Tindall, the man who brought us the ever-seductive Casanova, and it’s a must-see. This time, he’ll tell the story of Okichi, one of the most coveted geishas in Shimoda. When she’s sent to serve first US Consul-General to Japan, her life takes a fateful twist. This is her story, remembered and reimagined, with an original score from BAFTA Cymru award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood and a captivating scenario from Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes.

Geisha comes to Leeds Grand Theatre from Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st March 2020.

The Who

The Who are one of the biggest rock bands of all time. They’re coming back to Leeds this month to show off their first new album in thirteen years, the epic ‘WHO’. Alongside new tunes, you’ll also hear all of their greatest hits, from ‘Pinball Wizard’ to ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘I Can’t Explain’ and ‘My Generation’. You can expect a gig that will show you why the London legends have sold over 100 million records in a 56-year career.

The Who play First Direct Arena on Wednesday 25th March 2020.

David Gray

Singer-songwriter David Gray is coming to Leeds on his biggest UK tour in 15 years. Back in 1998 he released the seminal album ‘White Ladder’ – it proved to be a real slow-burner, finding its biggest success at the start of the new millennium as tunes like ‘This Year’s Love’, ‘Babylon’ and ‘Sail Away’ crept up the charts. You can see him play this incredible album in full for the first time since its release this March at First Direct Arena.

David Gray plays First Direct Arena on Friday 27th March 2020.

Food and Drink

Little Bao Boy at Leeds Winter Market

Check out March’s top foodie events, with meat-centric supper clubs, sausage roll competitions and a night dedicated to bao buns and beer.

Txuleta Chop Night

This March, you can head to the first of Ox Club’s famous Chop Nights to take place in 2020. They’re teaming up with Txuleta, a company who specialise in meat from older cows. Whether it’s Angus, Longhorn or Wagyu, their cows are slaughtered at the age of 8 instead of the normal 2 or 3, so their cuts are full of high quality marbling and rich yellow buttery fat. For this special tasting menu, you’ll try a menu of creative dishes made using their grass-fed, slow-reared dairy cattle.

Txuleta Chop Night comes to Ox Club on Monday 2nd March 2020.

IWCBD Open Brew Day

Nomadic Beers are hosting a special Open Brew Day to celebrate International Women’s Collab Brew Day. The aim is to encourage more women to get involved with beer, but men are welcome to take part too. It’s your chance to get immersed in the whole brewing process, from stirring the mash to digging out and weighing the tun. You can also go on brewery tours, chat to staff and enjoy a tipple from the bar which is open until 8pm.

IWCBD Open Brew Day takes place at Nomadic Beers on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Roll-Off

After three hugely popular events in 2019, Roll Off is back at The Cardigan Arms this month. The Five Points Brewing Company are joining forces with Kirkstall Brewery for a celebration of sausage rolls complete with beer pairings. They’re both going to pair three of their own recipe sausage rolls with three of their own beers. Your job? Well, tasting all of them is the easy bit, deciding which ones you like the most will be the tough bit.

Roll-Off comes to The Cardigan Arms on Saturday 14th March 2020.

Veg Out

How would you like to spend a Monday night at Headrow House eating meat-free delights and giving back to great causes? Veg Out is a one-off celebration of vegan culture to raise funds for local charities like Yorkshire Animal Shelter and the Leeds Gryphons Abroad. You can look forward to a menu of hand-crafted vegan pizzas, followed by a host of live entertainment. Local bands will provide live music and you can try your hand at winning cool prizes in the pub quiz and the raffle.

Veg Out comes to Headrow House on Monday 16th March 2020.

Battle of the Bao

Battle of the Bao returns to North Brewing Co. Taproom this month. Little Bao Boy will be cooking up three deliciously soft bao buns stuffed with a medley of incredible Asian-inspired flavours. To go alongside them, North will hand-pick three beers to match with each one and the folk at Yorkshire Wine School will choose three different wines. You’ll then decide which goes better with your baos, the beer or the wine.

Battle of the Bao comes to North Brewing Co. Taproom on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Live Music

Submotion Orchestra

Credit: Dan Medhurst

Head to the city’s best music venues to see indie newcomers, jazz talents and hip-hop superstars.

The Wants

The Wants are one of the most exciting new bands to come out of New York in the past year. The three-piece blur the lines between post-punk and synth-pop. Debut single ‘Clearly A Crisis’ is a hypnotic anthem, while follow-up ‘Fear My Society’ is a straight up electroclash banger that will get indie discos bouncing. New track ‘The Motor’ is the perfect taster for their forthcoming debut album ‘Container’, which they’re previewing in a free show at Brudenell Social Club at the start of March.

The Wants play Brudenell Social Club on Sunday 1st March 2020.

Moses Boyd

Jazz is no longer confined to smoky old underground basement venues and Moses Boyd is the perfect example of a new generation bringing it into the 21st century. He fuses soul, hip-hop and breakbeats to create an utterly arresting compilation of modern jazz triumphs in his new album ‘Dark Matter’. It’s bound to go down as one of the albums of 2020 and his forthcoming show at Headrow House will likely be your last chance to see him in such a small setting.

Moses Boyd plays Headrow House on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Orlando Weeks

It’s been four long years since The Maccabees decided to call it a day, and while we still mourn their passing, the future’s looking exceedingly bright for their former frontman Orlando Weeks. After previewing new music for the first time at his intimate Brudenell show at the end of 2019, he’s back in Leeds at the beautiful surroundings of City Varieties to give you a further glimpse of his debut solo album, to be released later in the year.

Orlando Weeks plays City Varieties on Friday 6th March 2020.

Kojey Radical

Track-by-track Kojey Radical is setting himself up to be British hip-hop’s next big thing. He’s perfected a unique mix of grime-y hip-hop and alternative rap. Last year’s third album ‘Cashmere Tears’ was responsible for two of the best songs of the year in ‘2020’ and ‘Can’t Go Back’. He’s set to bolt into the stratosphere this year, so don’t hang about on him, check him out at Belgrave Music Hall before he hits the big time.

Kojey Radical plays Belgrave Music Hall on Thursday 26th March 2020.

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra are one of the finest Leeds bands of the last decade. They’re back this March with a special hometown show at Belgrave Music Hall to play through their latest album, ‘Kites’, and show off new material. Their spine-tingling blend of dub, soul, funk, electronica and jazz has resulted in a back catalogue that lead singer Ruby Wood brings to life with her truly incredible voice.

Submotion Orchestra play Belgrave Music Hall on Saturday 28th March 2020.

Comedy

Need a laugh? There’s a stellar line-up of stand-up comedians coming to Leeds this month.

Jamali Maddix

Essex-born stand-up Jamali Maddix comes to The Wardrobe on his first UK tour in two years in March. He’s become a familiar face on our screens thanks to hosting acclaimed documentaries like Vice’s ‘Hate Thy Neighbour’ and Channel 4’s ‘Adventures in Futureland’. He’ll bring stories from his time travelling across the world to the stage in his new show. You’ll find out why extremists think the way they do and he’ll let you in on his hilarious observations of why they’re so messed up.

Jamali Maddix comes to The Wardrobe on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Tommy Tiernan

Legendary Irish stand-up and star of Channel 4’s hit show ‘Derry Girls’, Tommy Tiernan is returning to Leeds Town Hall. His latest show ‘Tomfoolery’ has got a little bit of everything we’ve come to love of Tommy. He will have a rant and a rave. He’ll act and he’ll dance. And he’ll blur the lines between very silly and very serious. In fairness, it’s typical Tommy Tiernan, as he runs riot across the stage in classic sweary fashion.

Tommy Tiernan comes to Leeds Town Hall on Friday 6th March 2020.

Clinton Baptiste

You’ve seen his work on Phoenix Nights and it’s been immortalised on social media in meme-form. Now, Clinton Baptiste is going on a massive UK tour and he’s bringing his paranormal powers back to City Varieties after a sell-out show in January. He’s the hapless and helpless clairvoyant who will predict your future, look into your past, and hopefully, cross over to the other side to find ‘The Answer’.

Clinton Baptiste comes to City Varieties on Wednesday 18th March 2020.

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is widely considered to be one of the best stand up comedians in the UK and he’ll be showing you why at Leeds Playhouse across three nights this month. It’s two shows in one – the first, ‘Tornado’, looks at his place in the current entertainment world after Netflix gets a synopsis for one of his shows very wrong. The second, ‘Snowflake’, tackles his own worth in a world where liberal values are being eroded every day.

Stewart Lee comes to Leeds Playhouse from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th March 2020.

The Afternoon Comedy Gala

Fancy a hilarious afternoon of stand-up comedy? Head to O2 Academy Leeds at the end of March for The Afternoon Comedy Gala. Seven top British stand-ups are coming to town to raise money for charity Backpack Buddies. Jon Richardson will headline alongside Britain’s Got Talent favourite, Lost Voice Guy. They’ll be joined by organiser Micky P Kerr, Barbara Nice, Lucy Beaumont, Simon Lomas and Chris Washington.

The Afternoon Comedy Gala comes to O2 Academy Leeds on Sunday 29th March 2020.

Theatre

Cabaret

Credit: The Other Richard

From huge musicals to incredible ballets, there’s plenty on at the city’s theatres this month.

Cabaret

It’s 1931 and Berlin is full of decadence. Every night, Sally Bowles takes to the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub, but chaos ensues as she falls in love with two regulars, British university student Brian Roberts and playboy Maximilian von Huene. Throw in the rise to power of the Nazis, and their lives are never the same again. Full of dazzling costumes, incredible choreography and iconic songs like ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, this multi-award-winning production comes to Leeds Grand Theatre on the back of two hit West End runs.

Cabaret comes to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March 2020.

Smile Club

Smile Club is a dark, satirical one woman show from Andrea Heaton and Adam Z. Robinson. In this dystopian play, the government finds a way to tame and prune unruly women who don’t fit into society. Andrea plays Lisa, a woman who’s been through it all. She’s descended into rage, dejection and violence – and you’ll soon see why. But you’ll also see her transformation into a member of the government-run Smile Club, where everything is shiny, happy and great… honest.

Smile Club comes to Leeds Playhouse from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th March 2020.

Missing People

Missing People is a bilingual production from Pinter Prize Winner Brad Birch. It’s the result of a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Kani Public Arts Center in Japan. Dan goes to Japan with his fiancee Saikiko to meet her family before they get married. But it’s not all plain sailing. The cultural differences between the two families are glaringly obvious and it only gets worse when one of them has to deal with the death of their son.

Missing People comes to Leeds Playhouse from Thursday 12th to Saturday 21st March 2020.

On Your Feet!

On Your Feet! comes to Leeds Grand Theatre straight from the West End and features many of the original cast. It tells the exhilarating love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. From their origins in Cuba to the streets of Miami and on to superstardom, it’s a breathtaking, whirlwind of a show that features incredible choreography and smash hit songs like ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’ and ‘Get On Your Feet’.

On Your Feet! Comes to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th March 2020.

Say Yes to Tess

Tess has broken up with her boyfriend, moved back to Leeds and is now temping at a call centre. She’s feeling lost in a fractious house-share, but that all changes when she learns about the Yorkshire Party and decides to stand in the 2017 General Election. She’s thrust into the spotlight as she takes the party’s passion for people, park & rides and devolution to the streets. But as the pressure cranks up, she questions whether she’s doing the right thing. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and full of catchy original songs, so don’t miss out.

Say Yes to Tess comes to Leeds Playhouse from Thursday 26th March to Saturday 4th April 2020.

Exhibitions

Gallery at 164

Another month, another batch of intriguing exhibitions for you to see in the city’s galleries.

From Angler Fish to Helicopters (& some stuff in between)

Mick Marston is an award-winning illustrator and lecturer based in Leeds. Alongside his commissioned work, he tries to tackle the norms of commercial illustration in his personal pieces. From Angler Fish to Helicopters is your first chance to check out a collection of this work in Leeds at The Gallery at 164. You’ll get to see an eclectic mix of screen prints which are inspired by memories, stories and songs.

From Angler Fish to Helicopters (& some stuff in between) comes to The Gallery at 164 from Monday 2nd March to Saturday 18th April 2020.

Good Bone Structure, Easy on the Eye

Good Bone Structure, Easy on the Eye is your chance to check out a series of monoprinted portraits by Chris Eastham. She’s a Leeds-born painter and printmaker who has been developing her expressive monotypes since joining Leeds Print Workshop in 2018. A contestant on ‘Sky Portrait Artist of the Year’, her work shows a clear love for the sculptural qualities of the head combined with the more dynamic qualities of colour and composition.

Good Bone Structure, Easy on the Eye takes over Leeds Print Workshop from Friday 6th March to Sunday 5th April 2020.

Installations

Archive is hosting a trio of innovative artistic Installations as part of Sounds Like THIS festival this month. Déjà Vu is an audiovisual collaboration between Callum Lewis and Marie Collier to make you think of times when you feel like you’ve relived a moment. The Cube is an immersive artwork from Emily Hobbs and Jacob Martin which explores how people link live events, art and maths. Hyperreality Society will ask you to explore our troubled relationships with the planet and each other.

Installations comes to Archive from Wednesday 11th to Wednesday 18th March 2020.

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

Paloma Varga Weisz is a figurative sculptor from Düsseldorf and you can check out her works at Henry Moore Institute this month. You’ll see a series of alluring and discomforting pieces across her 20-year career. They take inspiration from identity, societal ‘norms’ and historical stereotyping, but it’s not just sculpture on show. You can also look at over 50 of her watercolours and drawings which show off a series of masquerades, disguises and role reversals.

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body comes to Henry Moore Institute from Friday 13th March to Sunday 28th June 2020.

Stand by Me Exhibition

This new showcase at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery isn’t your usual display of work by local crafters. Stand by Me investigates how a new narrative emerges when work is placed alongside each other. What kind of narrative? It depends on the subjects and here you’ll get to see a series of works pieced together through their shape, size, texture or colour to tell the story of contemporary craft practice in the UK.

Stand by Me Exhibition comes to The Craft Centre and Design Gallery from Saturday 14th March to Saturday 20th June 2020.

Clubnights & DJs

From three of the biggest names in house music to a throwback to the early 2000s, it’s time to party.

Kisstory Presents The Blast Off!

It’s time to go back to the early 2000s at First Direct Arena this month. Kisstory are bringing their Blast Off! tour to Leeds with DJs playing classic chart tunes in between live performances from some of the biggest popstars of the era. From Nelly and Fatman Scoop to Shaggy, Eve and Blu Cantrell, it’s a night that will take you back to your youth with incredible tunes.

Kisstory Presents The Blast Off! comes to First Direct Arena on Thursday 5th December 2020.

Wah

Wah are coming back to O2 Academy Leeds this month with one of their biggest line-ups to date. You can expect a mix of the best jungle, bassline and drum & bass talent on the decks for an all-out party. Shy FX are headlining alongside David Rodigan MBE. Before they hit the stage, you can get down to beats spun by Calibre, Mungo’s HiFi and Tiffany Calver.

Wah returns to O2 Academy Leeds on Friday 13th March 2020.

Patrick Topping

Patrick Topping is one of the biggest house and techno DJs in the UK right now. The Newcastle producer is a multiple DJ award-winner and you can see him spin massive tunes in a special 3-hour set at Mint Warehouse this month. He’s not coming alone, either. He’ll be joined by Elliott Adams and Tobias in the main room as Cuccilo, Holmes and Sami Guizani take over the second room.

Patrick Topping plays Mint Warehouse on Saturday 21st March 2020.

Rudimental & Friends

They’ve been one of the biggest chart successes in dance music in the past decade, now Rudimental are heading out on a massive DJ tour. It includes a date at Mint Warehouse at the end of March which will take you back to their deep-set roots, after the likes of Heartless Crew, Karma Kid and M.A.X take to the stage to warm you up.

Rudimental & Friends comes to Mint Warehouse on Friday 27th March 2020.

Eats Everything and Rebuke

From the underground clubs of Bristol to the biggest stages in the world, Eats Everything has cemented himself as one of the biggest DJs in dance music. He’s making his way to Leeds for a one-off show at Mint Warehouse this month and he’s joined by a stellar supporting cast. Rebuke has made a huge name for himself with tunes like ‘The Tape’ and you can also check out Fox back to back with Emily Knight.

Eats Everything and Rebuke play Mint Warehouse on Saturday 28th March 2020.

Family

Families have plenty to look forward to this March, with theatre, dance and comedy shows.

Family Encounters

Family Encounters is back at Yorkshire Dance in March. It’s a festival dedicated to exploring play between children and their grown-ups through dance. There’s performances, workshops and films on across two days that explore and reimagine our relationships. From Nisha Ball’s Bollywood Workshop to a performance of MaPPAMoNDO by Dadodans, it’s a chance to move and play with your kids like you’ve never done before.

Family Encounters comes to Yorkshire Dance on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020.

Touch

Four Hands are coming to The Holbeck in March with their latest show Touch. Two professional performers will take to the stage with their own children and a cast made up of families from the local community. They’ll explore themes of connection, intimacy and physical play between parents and their kids. Through the power of dance, you’re challenged to think about questions like ‘How did you feel when you first looked into the eyes of your child?’ and ‘What did they think about you?’

Touch comes to The Holbeck on Saturday 7th March 2020.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist promises fun for all the family at Leeds Playhouse this month. Join Oliver on his whirlwind adventure as he escapes the workhouse, only to fall into the clutches of London’s villainous characters, led by the chilling Bill Sykes. It’s a bold and beautiful new version from Ramps On the Moon, who bring D/deaf and disabled artists into their productions and use sign language and audio description in their shows.

Oliver Twist comes to Leeds Playhouse from Friday 28th February to Saturday 21st March 2020.

Hansel & Gretel

Uchenna Dance are coming to the Riley Theatre this month to perform their contemporary retelling of classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel. Instead of being lost in the woods, our two heroines are lost in the city, amongst all the overwhelming sights, sounds and smells of the urban world. Bringing together African and contemporary dance, the duo have to put their minds together to outwit the adults and find their way back to their family.

Hansel & Gretel comes to the Riley Theatre on Saturday 14th March 2020.

Fantastic Mr Fox

The Fantastic Mr Fox is a real family favourite and it’s coming to Carriageworks Theatre this month with Concord Theatricals. Full of catchy songs, dazzling costumes and an incredible set, Mr Fox gets himself into all kinds of trouble when he’s out stealing chickens from nearby farms. The farmers decide to rid themselves of him once and for all, but he outwits their plans at every turn and the cunning fox takes it one step further to feed all his family and friends.

Fantastic Mr Fox comes to Carriageworks from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st March 2020.

Festivals

There are loads of festivals to make the most of in March, whether you want literature, film or theatre.

Leeds Lit Fest 2020

Leeds Lit Fest 2020 is back for five days of literary-led fun across Leeds. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and it’s back with over 100 events. A host of writers, performers and artists will take part in an eclectic programme that covers everything from talks to workshops. Highlights include an evening with broadcaster Stuart Maconie, a lecture from author AC Grayling and a show from comedian Jenny Éclair.

Leeds Lit Fest 2020 comes to various Leeds venues from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th March 2020.

Found Footage Festival

The Found Footage Festival returns to Brudenell Social Club this month. Now in its 15th year, it celebrates and compiles the wonders of odd and hilarious found videos from around the world. Hosted by comedians Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, they’ll take you through the most bonkers night of cinema you’ll likely ever see. Their latest edition, titled Version 9, will be no different and you’ll even get ‘where are they now?’ features on the VHS stars of past shows.

Found Footage Festival comes to Brudenell Social Club on Wednesday 11th March 2020.

The Feminista Film Festival

The latest instalment of The Feminista Film Festival comes to Otley Courthouse for a special evening of cinema this March. You’ll spend the night watching eight completely different short films made by women who want to tell the most inspiring stories of females from around the world. They’ll cover everything from Wales to Pakistan, swimmers to pizza makers, so you’re bound to find one that hits home.

The Feminista Film Festival comes to Otley Courthouse on Friday 13th March 2020.

Armley Print Fest

After the inaugural event in 2019, the Armley Print Fest is back for another fun-filled day of arts and crafts fun at Leeds Industrial Museum this month. It’s your chance to celebrate the illustrious printing heritage of Leeds in a historic venue. There’s a carefully curated fair of 30 local craft artists, alongside a host of family activities, live printing demonstrations and film screenings in the 1920s cinema.

Armley Print Fest comes to Leeds Industrial Museum on Saturday 21st March 2020.

Best of BE Festival

BE Festival celebrates the most innovative theatre, dance and performance from across Europe. Each year, they package up three of their favourite shows from the main festival and take them on tour. It returns to Carriageworks this month with a trio of 30-minute shows. Hungarian dance artist Anna Biczók performs her dance lecture ‘Precedents to a Potential Future’, Belgium’s Hannah De Meyer presents her surreal memoir ‘Levitations’ and Switzerland’s The Sensemaker blends music, dance and spoken word.

Best of BE Festival comes to Carriageworks on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Best of the Rest

Josh Warrington

From a David Attenborough show in concert to an evening with a local sporting superstar, this is the best of the rest this March.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

You haven’t truly experienced basketball until you’ve seen The Original Harlem Globetrotters in full flow. They’re returning to First Direct Arena at the start of March for another electrifying night of sports entertainment as part of their Pushing the Limits World Tour. Expect incredible ball-handing magic, rim-shaking dunks and mind-blowing trick shots as these wizards of the court put on a one-of-a-kind show.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters come to First Direct Arena on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Print Perform Present

The first ever Print Perform Present event takes place at The Tetley in March. It’s a massive showcase for the best emerging and independent artists, performers and publishers from Leeds and the North. There will be artwork and stalls from self-published zines, screen printers and publishers across the entire building, but that’s just the start. You can take part in creative workshops, listen to artist Spotlight talks and enjoy free live performances.

Print Perform Present comes to The Tetley on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020.

Love, Hope & War

Giles Duley is an award-winning documentary photographer and triple-amputee who’s dedicated his life to highlighting global humanitarian issues through his powerful photos. You can see his work and hear his incredible life story at Love, Hope & War, a one-off talk at Left Bank Leeds. At this special event, Giles will tell you about his experiences in Afghanistan and open a window into the lives of the conflict survivors he’s photographed over the years.

Love, Hope & War comes to Left Bank Leeds on Thursday 12th March 2020.

An Evening With Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington is now a bonafide sporting legend in Leeds. He’s a world boxing champion and won his IBF featherweight title after beating Lee Selby in May 2018 on a memorable night at Elland Road. Now you can spend a night with the man himself at Morley Town Hall as he takes you through his days growing up in the city, becoming a world champion and his love of Leeds United.

An Evening With Josh Warrington comes to Morley Town Hall on Friday 27th March 2020.

Planet Earth II Live in Concert

Head to First Direct Arena to see Planet Earth II come to life on stage. Sir David Attenborough’s BAFTA Award-winning documentary is one of the most successful BBC TV shows of the 21st century and you can discover the mysteries of the earth like never before. You’ll see a series of stunning video sequences from the show on a 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen, as a symphony orchestra perform the score live.

Planet Earth II Live in Concert comes to First Direct Arena on Saturday 28th March 2020.

Cover image credit: Guy Farrow