FILTER EVENTS

22
–30

APRIL

Merrion VR

To celebrate the first Leeds International Festival in the city, the Merrion Centre is proud to bring visitors a virtual reality experience to the main mall between 22nd-30th April, whereby users will be transported into a selection of virtual worlds!
11.00

19.00
tech

25

TUE / APRIL

IFDA Forum: Leeds: Past, Present and Progress

What are Leeds’ USPs and who or what are the key organisations or individuals in the local food and drink ecology? Where is Leeds going, what does it need and where are the opportunities for food and drink entrepreneurs?

16:00

20:00
fringe

28

FRI / APRIL

Andrew Barton & Ruby Hammer MBE

Andrew and Ruby will be joining forces again to make-over two lucky competition winners, live in The Fashion Space.
12.00

13.30
fringe

27

THU / APRIL

Fashion in Leeds : THE AFTERPARTY

An industry party to close the Fashion in Leeds event with a pop up exhibition of archive photographs, graphics and film from the Kit Kat Club, Vague and Speedqueen, the most fashion focused club nights in Leeds from 1992-2010. Hosted by Suzy Mason.
19.00

24.00
fringe

30

SUN / APRIL

Get into Games

If you’re interested in getting into the games industry yourself then be sure to come along to this event whatever your age and whether you’re in primary school or in a completely different career!
10.00

13.00
movingimage
tech

27

THU / APRIL

Matty Bovan & Mandi Lennard with Suzy Mason

Matty Bovan, one of the UK’s most influential new designers, will discuss what inspire him and his work with one of fashion’s most influential people, Mandi Lennard of fashion consultancy, Mandi’s Basement. Leeds legend, Suzy Mason will host.
14.30

16.45
fringe

26

WED / APRIL

Matthew Drinkwater

Matthew works at LCF’s Fashion Innovation Agency who partner the most exciting designer talent with the latest fashion-tech to create ground-breaking brand collaborations and consultancies across the fashion, retail, cultural and digital industries.
16.00

17.30
tech
fringe

25

TUE / APRIL

Katie Eary & Lulu Kennedy MBE

Katie Eary talks about the influence of subculture on her work and discusses with Fashion East Founder & Director, Lulu Kennedy MBE, emerging talent within the industry and Lulu’s roles as one of the most influential figures in the industry.
16.00

17.45
fringe

25

TUE / APRIL

Leeds Inspired presents: I’m Carnival Happy

Celebrating 50 years of Leeds West Indian Carnival four carnival costume designers have been commissioned to create headpieces for a citywide participation project.
10.00

12.30
fringe

26

WED / APRIL

Jazz Jamaica

The mighty Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their reputation as ‘one of the UK’s leading good-time bands’ (The Independent) from their many exuberant live performances and dynamic album releases over the past two decades.
19.30

late
music

22
–30

APRIL

The Museum Of Youth Culture Project

The Museum of Youth Culture project by YOUTH CLUB will celebrate our rich tapestry of social movements, subcultures, sounds and styles.
Tickets are free, get one today!
10:00

18:00
fringe

28

FRI / APRIL

The Digital Art Debate

Speakers include Carla Rapoport (Lumen Prize Founder & Director), Fabio Giampietro (Winner of the 2016 Lumen Prize Gold Award), Bryony Bond and Doug Dodds - Senior Curator in the V&A's Word & Image Department
19:00

21:00
tech

28

FRI / APRIL

Leeds Digital Jobs Fair 3.0

If you are a student, graduate or professional, get registered to attend the Leeds Digital & Tech Job Fair 3.0. Held at First Direct Arena, the Leeds Digital Job Fair is the biggest of its kind in the North.
12.00

16.30
tech

27

THU / APRIL

An Evening of Tech Comedy

Triple Ted talk comedian James Veitch is fast becoming renowned for his hilarious digital content with over 10 million views to date, and David Trent, a man described by The Guardian as “Like TV Burp if Harry Hill was on PCP”.
19.30

22.00
tech

27

THU / APRIL

Game Republic #GameDevDay

An afternoon of essential games business development talks, discussions and networking with guests discussing different aspects of games development from mobile games and VR to Video Games Tax Relief.
14.30

17.30
movingimage
tech

26

WED / APRIL

The Dark Room

The Dark Room is the world’s only live-action videogame. Interactive and insane, this is impro comedy + retro gaming fused into a deranged rock n’ roll game show.
19.00

21.00
movingimage
tech

25

TUE / APRIL

VFX Event + screening of Ex Machina

A talk with Oscar winner Andrew Whitehurst from Double Negative discussing his Oscar-winning computer VFX work. Followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning film, Ex Machina.
18.00

21.00
movingimage
tech

24

MON / APRIL

All Day Hey! Conference

An exclusive All Day Hey! conference featuring talks from some of the UK’s best and brightest minds including Patrick Hamann, Alice Bartlett and Jeremy Keith.
09.00

17.00
tech

23

SUN / APRIL

Capture The City — Instagram photo walk

Come along on a free photo-walk around Leeds stopping off at both iconic and overlooked spots alike, learning new creative ways of adding your personality to your photos.
12.00

14.30
tech

23

SUN / APRIL

Virtual Reality (VR) discovery and hackday

Learn about Virtual Reality and how content for VR is produced. Experience world class quality VR content that is produced in the local area with demos being provided throughout the day.
11.00

17.30
tech

22

SAT / APRIL

Biohacking, Cyberpunk & Hacker Culture

This event will take you through a journey of the past, present and future of CyberPunk, science fiction and popular culture. Hear from international TED talk speakers flying in exclusively from Israel and Sweden.
18.00

22.00
tech

28
–30

APRIL

The Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize is the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize and encompasses the very latest technology and methodology including 360˚projections, spherical screens, Virtual Reality, sensory interfaces, projection mapping, Augmented Reality and sound generators.
12.00

23.30
tech

28

FRI / APRIL

Claudia Croft X John Vial

Claudia Croft, Head of Fashion at Style Magazine and Fashion Editor at The Sunday Times will discuss with John Vial, Global Influencer for Revlon Professionl, the changing face of fashion - how fashion shows are evolving; the role of London Fashion Week, menswear and the future of the fashion.
14:00

15:30
fringe

25

TUE / APRIL

Christopher Ræburn

A British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his reappropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes.
14:30

15:45
fringe

24

MON / APRIL

Sole Searching in South America 1 & 2

Fashion in Leeds presents a screening of the Director’s Cut of film followed by a Q&A with Gary Aspden about the film, his work and the sportswear industry. Gary will be joined by James Brown, editor of sabotagetimes.com and founder of Loaded magazine to discuss the influence of sport on fashion.
14:30

16:30
fringe

22
/23

APRIL

Leeds Fashion Shows

For two days The Fashion Space will present runway shows bridging the gap between independent retailers and high street brands, providing a key insight into the backstage reality of the fashion industry.
10:00

18.00
fringe

29

SAT / APRIL

Live At Leeds

Live at Leeds is an award-winning metropolitan new music festival held annually in Leeds. The festival carefully curates a lineup featuring some of the best emerging and established acts of the year. In 2017 over 180 artists will perform on over 20 stages across the city on Saturday 29th April.
12.00

late
music

26

WED / APRIL

Empowering Women With Tech

Listen to an experienced lineup of speakers discuss their diverse journeys using technology in their careers.

09.00

18.00
tech

24

MON / APRIL

Do You Want To Win?

In October 1988, Howard Wilkinson’s challenge to the club, the players and the city was simple. Do you want to win? And will you back a man who says he will?
18.00

20.30
movingimage

29

SAT / APRIL

Make Believe: Kids imagining the Tech of the future

We want kids dreaming up and inventing the tech of their future using coding, hacking, animation and storytelling skills to encourage more children to consider a STEAM led career path.
11.00

17.00
tech

27

THU / APRIL

The Future Of Technology

From Drones delivering your shopping, robots performing surgeries at hospitals, to internet connected fridges sending food orders to your local supermarket, what is the Tech of the Future?
17.45

22.00
tech

26

WED / APRIL

The Tech Off

A collision of TED talks and WWE wrestling; hear leading speakers from Leeds creative and tech communities give five minute talks on their chosen topic. The crowd chooses the champion, who walks away with The Tech Off Wrestling Belt.
19.00

23.00
tech

24

MON / APRIL

Cyber Security – 2016 The Year Of The Hack

How 2016 became the year of the hack and the ever-evolving nature of Cyber Security Myths and Monsters. Hear how sophisticated both physical and online Cyber attacks have become.
17.45

20.00
tech

27

THU / APRIL

The City Talking: Music In Leeds Vol. 3

The third instalment of The City Talking x BBC film series, Music In Leeds will premiere at Leeds International Festival, telling stories from the city’s music history.
18.30

21.00
music
movingimage

27

THU / APRIL

GAMAYO (Game Makers Yorkshire)

Relax, have a drink, network with more than 250 other digital companies and games creators, and play more than 20 new and sometimes never-seen-before games from Leeds, Yorkshire and Northern England developers.
18.00

23.00
movingimage
tech

26

WED / APRIL

Screentalk and Film Screening

A screentalk with Writer / Director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw (Tyrannosaur, Journeyman)

19.00

22.00
movingimage

25

TUE / APRIL

Lif Orchestra Presents: Video Game Music

A spectacular evening of music from your favourite video games performed by the Leeds International Festival Orchestra.
19.30

21.30
music
movingimage

30

SUN / APRIL

World Music Stage

An afternoon of world music, free to the general public, taking place on Briggate. The stage will showcase diverse music from around the world, arranged in collaboration with South Asian Arts and Leeds West Indian Carnival. Check back for announcements of who will be performing!
12:00

17:00
music

28

FRI / APRIL

The Unconference

A day of panels, workshops, presentations and networking for those working in, or aspiring to work in the music industry. Artists, producers, managers, promoters and enthusiasts are invited to join and hear leading experts speak.
10:00

18:00
music

28

FRI / APRIL

Nubiyan Twist

London 12 piece afrobeat/reggae/samba/ hip-hop/jazz collective Nubiyan Twist return to Leeds for the first time in a year to launch their new single for Wormfood Records, before they hit the summer festivals. Support from Sqwid Ink on this event.
20.30

late
music

22

SAT / APRIL

DRILL Festival

Post-punk legends WIRE are bringing their curated, international festival to Leeds. Each Drill Festival is unique but all are built on artistic kinship across musical styles, influences and generations.
13.00

late
music