This Week in Leeds

There’s plenty going on in Leeds this week, there’s guaranteed to be something that tickles your fancy. Here’s a few of our suggestions…

This week in Leeds - Leeds canal

21st June – Summer Solstice Festival Leeds, Opera North

Marking the longest day of the year, South Asian Arts UK invite you to Leeds’s Summer Solstice Festival, which is being held at the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, New Briggate. This is the festival’s sixth year running and it culminates with a performance by the UK’s most renowned female sitarist, Roopa Panesar, along with a showcase of other mesmerising classical performances and talks, enabling “people [to] fully understand the remarkable heritage and beautiful dynamics of classic South Asian music and dance.” Click here for further information and tickets.

This week in Leeds - Leeds Dock

24th and 25th June – Leeds Waterfront Festival, Leeds Dock

This annual festival in Leeds celebrates its 10th year running this month. The festival ‘spans the heritage and history of Armley Mills, the spectacular location of Granary Wharf, a party atmosphere at Brewery Wharf, contemporary arts at The Tetley and the colourful and competitive Leeds Dock, with much more in between!’ With a variety of both indoor and outdoor events being held in various locations along the waterfront, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone, whether that’s live music, street food and drink, or getting stuck in and giving paddleboarding a whirl! Click here for the full itinerary. 

24th and 25 June – Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Local business’ stalls return to the glorious setting of Kirkstall Abbey this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor markets run one weekend per month between March and November, from 12 noon to 3pm. Browse the hand-made crafts and local produce from across Yorkshire and support your local businesses – it’s worth a visit just to see the impressiveness of the Abbey and its surroundings, if not to enjoy some tasty grub!

This week in Leeds - Kirkstall Abbey