June Events


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Until Saturday 9th June 2018

Thomas Chippendale – A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design – Leeds City Museum

This exhibition explores the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale. Born in Otley in 1718, he went on to become England’s most celebrated cabinet-maker and furniture designer.

See original drawings and documents and many examples of his peerless furniture, some of which will be on public display for the first time.

This exhibition is part of a year-long, nationwide programme of events celebrating 300 years of Thomas Chippendale

Throughout June 2018

Beer:  A History of Brewing and Drinking – Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Britain’s first national drink will be the focus of an exciting new exhibition at Temple Newsam House.

At a time when drinking water was often contaminated, beer offered a safe and nutritious alternative enjoyed across all social scales. It was even used to treat a range of ailments and diseases!

The exhibition reveals life on Temple Newsam Estate through the eyes of the staff and aristocrats who lived, worked, brewed and drank there. New stories have been uncovered from the estate archives, including that of female brewer Elizabeth Pease, who provided ale for the estate for over 30 years during the 18th century.

The exhibition is on various days throughout  June so check with Temple Newsam before traveling

Monday 4th June until Saturday 9th June 2018

Talking Heads in your Living Room

To bring the curtain down on the Playhouse’s Courtyard stage ahead of its redevelopment, West Yorkshire Playhouse will present six of Alan Bennett’s iconic Talking Heads at the Playhouse and across the city of Leeds.

Ahead of the performances itself at the Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse will tour Talking Heads to every LS postcode in a celebration of its relationships with communities and organisations across the city. An open call out is now in place for local Leeds residents to enter a ballot to host one of the iconic monologues in their own homes from 4 – 9 June.  For full details please check out the website for West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Tickets for the shows at the Playhouse start at £13.50

Wednesday 13th June until Saturday 7th July 2018

Wicked – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz – Leeds Grand Theatre

The winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world for over a decade and is coming to Leeds this June and July.

An ingenious and witty reimagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

This multi record-breaking production, acclaimed as “the ultimate Broadway experience for theatre audiences all over the UK”, flies back for a return engagement complete with all the spectacle and magic that make this spellbinding show an unforgettable experience
for audiences of all ages.

Tickets are on sale now and start at £35 and are available from Leeds Grand Theatre

Saturday 16th June 2018

Open Studios – The Art House, Wakefield

This June, the artists and creative businesses at The Art House are opening their doors for you to come and explore!

Join them for a free and family friendly day, where you can meet the artists who call The Art House home and explore the unique and creative spaces they work in. If you’ve ever been curious about what goes on behind their studio doors, or how artists turn an idea into artwork, this is the perfect day for you.

Everyone is welcome and no knowledge of art is required!

Plus there will be plenty of home-baked goodies to buy on the day from The Crow’s Rest Bakehouse along with other refreshments.

Tuesday 19th June until Saturday 23rd June 2018

Searching for the Heart of Leeds

In a celebration of the people of Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse will present Searching for the Heart of Leeds as the final production in the Quarry Theatre ahead of the capital redevelopment.

Over 70 talented individuals from the community will take part in the production performing in roles off stage and on, alongside six community choirs and a band of eight talented musicians from across the city.

Tickets start at £13.50 and are available directly from the Playhouse.

Sunday 24th June 2018

Horbury Show – Carr Lodge Park in Horbury

Now in its 22nd year, this years Horbury Show wont disappoint!  Organised by the Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix it will be open for business as usual at 11.00am and visitors wont have to wait long until one of the main attractions makes an appearance – the Battle of Britain Spitfire makes its flypast at around 12.30!

As usual there will be many stalls, fairground rides and attractions around the main ring including The Rifles Regiment shooting gallery, Classic Cars and Motor Cycles, Whirlwinds Disabled basketball team display, Punch & Judy and for the first time this year, Animal Farm with a wide variety of animals for big kids as well as small!

Entry is totally free, including the parking and the programmes but please feel free to make a donation in one of the many bucket collections around the show

Much more information can be found on their website www.horburyshow.co.uk

Saturday 30th June 2018

Fruitful Communities at Wakefield College

If you are interested in starting a community orchard in the Wakefield district or South Leeds then you can take part in the friendly “Dragon’s Den” challenge to pitch for an orchard starter pack.

If you are a group already helping to care for a community orchard in the Wakefield district or South Leeds then you can request up to £400 to help you run an orchard event in 2018 or maintain and improve your orchard. The deadline is 20 June.

For much more information checkout the Fruitful Communities website here