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TV's Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is about to discover a hidden gem of a building when he talks about city landscapes at this year's Leeds International Festival Of Ideas.

The (Built) Environment lunchtime event will be held at Howard Assembly Room, the magnificent concert hall in New Briggate, on Thursday, September 22, noon to 1pm.

Tickets are selling fast but LIFI organisers LeedsBID have teamed with media partner the YEP to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair plus Waterstones donated books by other authors at the festival, now in its seventh year.

One runner up gets a pair of tickets only.

ENTER HERE: For a chance to win, plus terms and conditions, enter our free draw by noon on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at

LIFI 2022 – September 22 - 25 – is a celebration of new ideas and innovation, with a focus on thought provoking talks to tackle diverse, crucial questions of our time.

Other speakers include classicist Mary Beard, celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi, historian David Olusoga and BBC TV’s Click co-presenter Lara Lewington, plus many more.

Designer McCloud, aged 63, Channel 4's Grand Designs host since its 1999 debut, will discuss how cities can evolve to become sustainable places to live, work and play.

With commitments to net zero around the corner, he will reveal how we can harness the heritage of our cities and innovate to reimagine the built environment around us for a better tomorrow.

For LIFI 2022 tickets and all you need to know visit

Our first prize winner gets two tickets to the McCloud talk and books by other authors at the festival - namely, Flavour - Ottolenghi, Let’s Go For A walk - Hamza Yassin, Twelve Caesars - Mary Beard, Maybe I Don’t Belong Here - David Harewood, Black and British - David Olusiga, The Amazing Edie Eckhart - Rosie Jones, Stronger - Gareth Thomas, Glorious Rock Bottom - Bryony Gordon and Mind**k - Christopher Wylie.

Usual National World rules, terms and marketing conditions apply. UK entrants and over-18s only. One entry per person. No transport included. See full t&cs on our online entry form – CLICK HERE.

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