What’s Hot and Happening in Leeds this Autumn?


With the advent of September comes the realisation that another summer is almost behind us. The phrase “soon be Christmas” doesn’t sound so funny anymore, and it’s that time of year when we check the central heating is operational and think about clearing away that patio furniture for good.

It’s also a time when it can be tempting to withdraw behind closed doors and wait for the inevitable onset of winter. That’s a shame, as autumn is a beautiful time to be out and about. There’s also plenty going on in the months between now and the festive season. To prove the point, we have focused in on Leeds to check out some of the great events that are in store and places you can spend an unforgettable evening over the next few weeks. 

Live art at the Compass Festival

The Compass Festival is an event like no other, and will literally unfold throughout the city between 11 and 20 November. Expect the unexpected, with live and interactive art projects taking place on the streets, in civic buildings and even in local business premises. Last year’s event was an enormous success, and you can check out some of the images on the Compass Art website to get an idea of what to expect for 2019.

Live music and games at Victoria Gate Casino

It’s fair to say that since it opened at the beginning of last year, the Victoria Gate casino has lived up to the hype and transformed that part of town into a vibrant night spot. Traditional casino games like slots, roulette and blackjack have never been more popular thanks to all those min deposit casino UK deals you can find online. Unsurprisingly, people are keen to try out their newly-acquired skills in a real-world casino, and Victoria Gate has a fabulous choice of both traditional and hi-tech games.

However, that’s only a small part of the attraction. Victoria Gate also boasts some great live entertainment for those who are not so interested in the gaming. A big highlight over the coming weeks is Just Whitney, a fabulous act that pays tribute to the late great Whitney Houston. Just Whitney will be playing in the Curve Bar from 9PM on 28 September. There’s no charge for entry, and seating is first come, first served.

Almost-live movie action at the Leeds Film Festival

If anyone needs convincing as to Leeds’ credentials as a hub of the arts, look no further than its annual film festival. Each year, the scale, turnout and quality of what’s on offer manages to outdo the last, and the forthcoming event from 03 to 17 November looks certain to follow suit. 

This will be the 30th anniversary of the festival, and there will be some extra special events held at 30 different venues throughout the city. It’s certain to be one of the biggest events of the entire year, so start planning now to make sure you catch the films, talks and shows that appeal most.


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