Leeds International Festival of Ideas 2023: 11 of the best pictures as festival celebrates it’s biggest year yet

The Leeds International Festival of Ideas (LIFI) 2023 has ended – and we have rounded up 11 of the best pictures from the four-day event.

Taking place at Leeds Playhouse, the festival saw a stellar lineup deliver powerful talks and personal conversations on some of the most pressing topics of our generation in front of an estimated audience of 5,000 people.

Steven Bartlett shared his learnings on how to be an entrepreneur while Davina McCall MBE was joined by industry experts and activists to start a conversation on women’s health.

Ruby Wax OBE also shared her thoughts on mental wellbeing and Rob Rinder MBE encouraged the audience to be sceptical of the law.

Another 35 speakers also took to the stage across the 11 events, which included questions from the audience.

Festival director Martin Dickson said: “What a week – the atmosphere each day at the iconic Leeds Playhouse was amazing and the conversations that you could hear were inspiring to say the least. Huge thanks to all our speakers and the audiences who attended and got involved with the diverse discussions going on. Work on LIFI 24 begins next week.”

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