What’s on this bank holiday weekend?

There’s plenty to keep you busy this bank holiday weekend across Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham. Here’s a quick guide from one of our Resident Assistants, Nicola, so you can get your plans in your diaries.


The Great British Food Festival, Harewood House

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May

Food, drink, live music, and stunning scenery – Harewood’s Great British Food Festival has it all. From competitions at the ‘Challenge Stage’ including ‘Men v Food’ and a ‘Cake Off’, to chef demos including a visit from Bake Off star Vale Stones, The Great British Food Festival is bound to quench the thirst of any foodie’s needs. Day tickets are still available here.


Leeds Indie Food Festival, locations around Leeds

Thursday 11th May – Sunday 28th May

Eat. Drink. Do. This festival celebrates the independent food and drink community of Leeds and there’s plenty to go around. On the menu: there’s street food, vegan fine dining, cheese and wine tasting, and workshops combining food and art. 


Slamdunk Festival, various venues across Leeds City Centre

Sunday 28th May

This annual event is back again, with bands such as Bowling For Soup, Enter Shikari and Turnover gracing Leeds’s stages for one day only. Click here for the full line up.


Saltaire Arts Trail, various venues around Saltaire Village

Saturday 27th – Monday 29th May

“The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues”. The UNESCO World Heritage Village of Saltaire presents this ‘Open Exhibition’, showcasing contemporary art and craft over three days. Venues across the village will display photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art. Click here for the Trail Guide to see what’s going on where.



Dot to Dot Festival, various venues across Nottingham City Centre

Sunday 28th May

This annual one day music festival returns to Nottingham for the bank holiday weekend, with intimate gigs in the bars around Nottingham throughout the day, ending with headliner Sundara Karma playing on the main stage at Rock City later on. See the full lineup and pick up your tickets here.


Have a great one, all!


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