Leeds International Festival is the UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas & innovation. It’s a programme of compelling speakers, original performances and discussions that celebrate innovations in science, music, interactive media and world culture.
20.00 - 04:00
Leeds International Festival opening party with Vessels and more
13:00 - 14:30
Astronaut wanted, no experience necessary with Helen Sharman OBE
18.00 — 21.30
Sex Robots with Dr Kate Devlin
10.00 — 18.00
Empowering Women with Science & Tech All day conference
Digital Natives Photography Exhibition and Children’s Art Workshops
Disconnect are we addicted to Tech?
Indigenous People Go Digital Film Screening and Talk
17:45 - 19:00
In conversation: Bright Young Thing with Sadie Williams
Inner Vision Orchestra the UK's only ensemble of blind and visually impaired musicians
10.00 – 18.00
The Unconference panels, workshops, presentations & networking
As Good as it Gets? Premiere & new screenings
Salomé with live score by Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux 1923 film and live score
Alt Leeds The queer pioneers
The Leeds scene was formative in so many ways. Outsiders - musical, sexual, or aesthetic - were all welcomed here. More than welcome; many of them set up scenes in their own right, curating spaces for others who don't walk in the shoes of the ordinary or run-of-the-mill.
The Fashion Space is back! Full run down of Leeds' premier fashion show
Fashion is back on the streets of Leeds. As part Leeds International Festival 2018, running from Saturday 28th April- Sunday 6th May, The Fashion Space will be taking over the main shopping street, Briggate, armed with makeshift runways created from shipping containers