There’s so much going on in Leeds, it’s sometimes difficult to know what to do, so here are six of the best upcoming events to put in your diary.
Musical bingo - The Botanist
City centre gastro pub, The Botanist, is hosting a fun-filled evening of not-so-traditional Bingo tomorrow (Sunday March 20).
There’s no need to dig out your bingo lingo for this event as the classic concept has been scrapped, and all numbers have been swapped for live music. House musician, Shane, will play short bursts of a range of popular tunes from the past and present. Players will then have to listen out for the artist and song names on their bingo card for their chance to win a number of prizes. Book a table by calling 0113 205 3240 or visit their facebook page.
Craft Keg Festival - Leeds
Pubs in Leeds including The Nation of Shopkeepers and The Adelphi have launched ‘Craft Keg Fest’ to showcase the best of British breweries. The craft beer industry is booming and demand is higher than ever, with hundreds of independent breweries now producing interesting, quality ale. The UK’s largest keg craft beer festival will serve over 50,000 beer enthusiasts between sixteen and thirty rotating craft beers and will run from April 3-June 26. The pubs will rotate a wide and diverse range of craft beers throughout the 12-week festival. #craftkegfest
Beverley Folk Festival
With three bands from the USA and another half dozen home-grown exponents of Americana, it looks like ‘The Westwood Stage’ will be arriving in force at Beverley Folk Festival this year. Now well established at the town’s Racecourse, on the magnificent pastureland of Beverley Westwood, the 33rd annual folk festival is acknowledged as the biggest musical event in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
“We’ve already got a reputation for featuring Americana,” explained Festival Chairman, Geoff Sargieson. June 17-19. See: www.beverleyfestival.com
Guided Tours with Ken Good - Leeds
One of Leeds’s best known and much loved tour guides, Ken Goor, will begin his series of popular walks around the city on April 5 at 7.30pm, with a look at the pubs and yards of Leeds, a tour which will last around three hours, taking in numerous watering holes. Ken will be running other walks throughout the year, including Haworth and Haworth Moors and the Darker Side of Leeds tour in June.
All walks start from at McDonalds, Leeds Railway Station. Adults £5, accompanied children free. See ‘Goors guiding’ on the web for more details.
Little Mix - Leeds FD Arena
The world’s biggest girl group Little Mix have announced a major UK arena tour for March 2016 including a visit to Leeds First Direct Arena on March 26 and April 15.
Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall became Little Mix in 2011 appearing on ITV’s The X-Factor. They have sold over seven million records, had two UK No.1 singles and two platinum albums ‘DNA’ and ‘Salute.
Expert them to lift the roof off the stadium when they appear in Leeds. To book tickets and for more information, see the Leeds Arena website.
Lego 4D Movie - Trafford Centre
Okay, so you have to make a trek across the Pennines to see this one but if you can put up with the inevitably endless ‘Are we there yet?’ questions, it’s well worth the journey.
The Legoland Discovery Centre, Trafford Centre, Manchester launched the new Lego 4D movie earlier this month. The 12-minute short is just the start of the adventure. With plenty for to keep the kids occupied, the centre has go-karts, fairground rides and play gym.
If that doesn’t whet your appetite, the Sea Life centre is next door. Tickets from £9.95, under twos free.