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HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Henry Moore began his artistic training in Leeds and went on to change the way the world viewed sculpture. As a part of the Foundation he set up in 1977, the Henry Moore Institute is a place to experience, study…

LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Leeds Arts University Gallery is the public-facing platform for practice-based research, curating knowledge generated within the University and beyond. The University gallery embraces a range of creative practices, programming graduates, Northern artists and internationally-recognised exhibitors engaged in research. Recent shows…

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY – LEEDS SCHOOL OF ARTS

Leeds School of Arts, with a history that spans over 170 years is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. There are over 3000 students in Leeds School of Arts, spread across…

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF CULTURAL STUDIES & HUMANITIES

The School of Cultural Studies & Humanities is for both thinkers and doers. The school celebrate students and staff with a true passion for the Arts and Humanities. Through inspired teaching and intellectual debate, plus day to day interaction with…

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AIRE STREET DARKROOM

Aire Street Darkroom is the only black and white analogue darkroom conveniently located in the centre of Leeds, run by a small group of dedicated photographers. They run training courses for beginners and drop-in sessions for experienced users. Their tutor…

ARCHIVE

Archive is a unique coffee house and eatery on the site of a former TV archive. The large adjoining event space complete with licensed bar is available to hire for art exhibitions, private functions, live theatre and music performance. Archive…

ARTS

Arts is a modern, British restaurant located on the infamous Call Lane. With a relaxed atmosphere, it provides the perfect setting for diners whilst showcasing some of Leeds' greatest artistic talent. The restaurant doubles up as a gallery space, featuring…

ASSEMBLY HOUSE

Assembly House is an artist-led organisation founded in 2013 by Leeds graduates with the aim of creating affordable workspaces. The studios are now occupied by Leeds, Slade, Goldsmiths and Edinburgh graduates as well as small businesses. Their main focus is…

BASEMENTARTSPROJECT

Born out of the frustration of trying to find post-graduate exhibition spaces, BasementArts-Project began in 2011. First, using the basement of a terraced property was a practical solution, but over the years it has become the cornerstone of an expanding…

BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL & CANTEEN

Built as a children's nursery school for the working families of Leeds in the 1930s, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen opened its doors in 2013, restored to its former glory following years of neglect. Spread over three floors, the venue…

BLANK

BLANK is the new gallery at University Centre Leeds Quarry Hill Campus showing new work from emerging and established artists. Exhibitions will encompass a range of creative disciplines, including art, design, film, photography and computer games. BLANK is adjacent to…

BOWERY

The aim of the Bowery is to offer an innovative, stimulating and diverse arts experience. The gallery is a showcase for the best talent around and a place for engaging with contemporary art that will surprise and challenge. Running alongside…

THE BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick is an independent pub on North Street which is just a minute's walk from the city centre. They pride themselves on having a strong focus on great beer and great food. They also have an event space on…

COFFEE ON THE CRESCENT

Set up by former professional cricketer Tim Linley, Coffee On The Crescent is Hyde Park's number 1 coffee venue, serving a variety of the highest quality coffees from around the globe. To compliment their drinks menu, you’ll find delicious locally…

COLE'S GALLERY

Cole's Gallery is an independent art gallery that specialises in painting, prints, progressive and traditional art works. The gallery shows new and established artists from Yorkshire and the UK. Cole's Gallery aims to be at the forefront of an exciting…

COLOURS MAY VARY

Established in 2012 and based in Leeds' Creative Quarter, Colours May Vary is an independent gallery and bookshop with a focus on graphic art and design, illustration and typography. The gallery space is welcoming and inclusive, supporting up-and-coming artists and…

CRAFT CENTRE & DESIGN GALLERY

The Craft Centre & Design Gallery's seasonal exhibition programme brings together the best of handmade contemporary jewellery, ceramics, prints, glass, wood, textiles and works in mixed media. They support new and emerging makers as well as the more established and…

EAST STREET ARTS

East Street Arts' ethos is to support artist development. Their work can be seen on buildings, on the high street and in neighbourhoods, making our cities better places to live and work. Complex is their base in Leeds: Patrick Studios…

FABRICATION CRAFTS

Fabrication Crafts is a social enterprise that supports local artists, designers and makers. Their retail space on Albion Street sells everything from jam to jewellery, clothing and cards, artwork, furniture, etc. alongside homewares, body products and gifts. They are all…

FABRICATION2

Fabrication Crafts is a social enterprise that supports local artists, designers and makers, acting as a business incubator, and helping to stop social isolation amongst crafts people. Their affordable workspace on Edward Street provides a home for messy creatives. It…

FOOTPRINT

Footprint Workers' Co-op is a small ecologically-minded printing business based in Chapeltown. They aim to work to the highest possible ethical and environmental standard – as part of this commitment, they specialise in riso printing (a soy-based, low-energy printing method)…

FRED ALDOUS

Located on one of the oldest streets in Leeds, you will find everything you need to make anything you want in Fred Aldous. Over two floors they have more than 25,000 art, craft and design products, alongside contemporary stationery, design-led…

THE GALLERY AT 164

The Gallery at 164 is an exhibition and event space that's part of Café 164. They have a rotating programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Established in 2011, and working with a variety of mediums, 164 exhibitions proudly support local…

THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse is a bright coworking space for entrepreneurs, academic, creative and tech freelancers and small businesses located in the heart of Meanwood, Leeds. Their calm and friendly space is packed with plants, soft tunes, and a colourful mural to…

HEADROW HOUSE

Housed in a former textile mill and tucked away in one of Leeds' historic yards, Headrow House is a multi-use venue set across four floors. With on-site spaces including a live venue space, award-winning restaurant Ox Club and two sprawling…

HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Henry Moore began his artistic training in Leeds and went on to change the way the world viewed sculpture. As a part of the Foundation he set up in 1977, the Henry Moore Institute is a place to experience, study…

HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE

Hyde Park Picture House is one of Leeds' most treasured landmarks. Situated in Hyde Park, the Grade II listed building has been screening since 1914. Towards the end of 2019 Hyde Park Picture House will undergo the 'Picture House Project'…

LEEDS ART GALLERY

Leeds Art Gallery offers dynamic exhibitions and a world-class collection of modern British art. Founded in 1888, the gallery has collections of 19th and 20th century British art, widely considered the best outside national collections. The collection represents the development…

LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Leeds Arts University Gallery is the public-facing platform for practice-based research, curating knowledge generated within the University and beyond. The University gallery embraces a range of creative practices, programming graduates, Northern artists and internationally-recognised exhibitors engaged in research. Recent shows…

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY – LEEDS SCHOOL OF ARTS

Leeds School of Arts, with a history that spans over 170 years is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. There are over 3000 students in Leeds School of Arts, spread across…

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF CULTURAL STUDIES & HUMANITIES

The School of Cultural Studies & Humanities is for both thinkers and doers. The school celebrate students and staff with a true passion for the Arts and Humanities. Through inspired teaching and intellectual debate, plus day to day interaction with…

LEEDS DOCK

Leeds' first tech, media and creative industries hub, Leeds Dock works closely with cultural partners such as the Lumen Prize, Light Night and the Royal Armouries Museum to provide a programme of cultural events and activity across the estate and…

LEEDS DRAWING CLUB

Encouraging us to #draweveryday since 2007, Leeds Drawing Club offers tutored and untutored life drawing classes and creative workshops from their studio on Meanwood Road. Weekly evening life drawing classes, monthly all day drawing sessions, and tutored drawing courses, you…

LEEDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GALLERIES

Leeds University Library Galleries consists of two exceptional galleries. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery offers innovative art exhibitions from the University Art Collection, including stunning examples of paintings, sculpture and drawings from the 17th century up to the present…

LEFT BANK LEEDS

In the heart of LS6, Left Bank Leeds is an inspiring space for creativity, connection and wellbeing to flourish. Their awe-inspiring Grade II listed former church building is what makes all of their events unique, from art installations, performances and…

MUSIC & ARTS PRODUCTION CHARITY

Music & Arts Production Charity is a pioneering alternative provider in creative education, offering qualifications and experience to young people at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school system. MAP works in partnership with resident creatives and businesses, from screen…

NORTH BAR

The first craft beer bar in Britain? Probably. A great bar serving a ridiculously varied selection of top quality drinks to a diverse and fantastic clientele? Definitely. Hosting regular art exhibitions, meet the brewers and pop-up food events, North Bar…

OUTLAWS YACHT CLUB

Outlaws Yacht Club is a European style café/bar, art space, record shop, hair salon and creative hangout. They host local and international artist exhibitions, talks, screenings and DJ/music events in their relaxed and inclusive venue. With free wifi and plenty…

PAVILION

Pavilion is a visual arts commissioning organisation that produces and presents ambitious new work with contemporary artists. Pavilion exists outside of the traditional gallery space, producing new work across surprising and diverse sites, through a process of research and discussion…

SCOTT HALL MILLS

Scott Hall Mills is home to independent creative businesses. Across three floors it houses workshops, a screen printing studio, event spaces, photography and more. The entire mill has been transformed by the people within it – what started out as…

SEAGULLS RE-USE

Seagulls is a social enterprise specialising in paint – its reuse and resale. Seagulls is a hub of colour, creativity and people. They are home to a paint store, mosaic workshop, refills shop, gallery space and successful volunteer programme 'We…

SERF

Serf is an artist-led community and project space in Leeds city centre. Serf aims to create an open, inclusive and communal space to make and show work, encouraging peer to peer learning and providing opportunities for artists. The open plan…

SUNKEN STUDIO

Sunken Studio create opportunities for people to encounter clay for the first time, more of the time or lots of the time. They run a large co-working ceramics centre in Leeds. They host pottery making and ceramics courses for beginners…

SUNNY BANK MILLS GALLERY

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is a light and tranquil art space in a stunning former textile mill, supporting local, regional and national artists and makers at all stages of their careers. Be inspired by the artists and makers selected by…

THE TETLEY

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. They offer a warm Yorkshire welcome whether you're there to see the latest exhibition of contemporary art, take part…

TODAY STUDIO

Today is a unique creative space that wants to share the joy of making by hosting bespoke workshops where you can meet your favourite makers and learn with them to start making for yourself. Today is a warm and welcoming…

VILLAGE

Village is an independent bookshop and gallery. They offer a curated selection of contemporary art, design, fashion and photography books and magazines. They also source self-published and small press zines from artists around the world. Their bookshop supports a not-for-profit…

WORKSHOP

A fixture of Headingley's creative community, Workshop offers a wide range of classes where you can stitch, craft, glue, sew, cut and thread your way from novice to atelier. In the comfort of this cosy corner of Leeds, Workshop provides…

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