Leeds – what’s on this weekend

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds background
Time to embrace that summer, while it’s not chucking it down of course. With that in mind, I’ve got a lovely list of all things Leeds based this weekend (10th, 11th and 12th July) for you to go at. Some outdoor, some indoor, all fun.

Friday night film


Get your skates on, because tonight at Kirkstall Abbey, Sneaky Experience are showing the superb Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, followed by Blazing Saddles.  An outdoor-seated cinema in the ruins of the beautiful abbey, in this gorgeous sunshine. 
What more could you want on a Friday night?


Saturday arty party


East Street Arts hosts Open Studios this weekend at three venues across the city: Patrick Studios in LS9, Union 105 in LS7 and Barkston Studios in LS11.

Time for you to get a look behind the scenes, if you will. Interact with the pieces, talk to the artists and explore the environments that these creators work in – maybe you’ll get inspired and spend your Sunday perfecting that piece you’ve been working on.


Creative Chapeltown

The Chapeltown Arts Festival returns this, and this weekend is the last chance you’ll have to make the most of it this year.

Expect workshops, arts and crafts fair, live music and (I think this is the most exciting bit) Chapeltown Zine in a Day – which gives festival goers the opportunity to contribute to a printed publication about the local area. 

Sunday sees the LAB (Live Art Bistro) in a van, touring around Chapeltown. Starting at midday at Potternewton Park this mini caberet will be one not to miss.

Go and get involved!


Run away Sunday


Sunday 12th July sees the Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All – Asda Foundation Leeds 10k come back to the city.

If you haven’t registered, and want to run then get down to the event office on Millennium Square between 12-3pm on Saturday and from 7.30am Sunday to sign up.

Those of a more spectator persuasion can get along to watch the race, when it starts at 9.30am at the top of Vicar Lane, going through the City via Wellington Street, up Kirkstall Road, to the turn point at Commercial Road (near the retail park turn off).


Happy weekend! Let me know what your suggestions for the perfect weekend are in the comments.

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