Events and activities in Leeds

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Enjoy cultural and learning activities in and around Leeds.

For more than 50 years our Boston Spa site in Yorkshire has been home to 70% of our collection, employing nearly 600 staff.

Today we’re connecting with even more people in the region, opening up our collections through new events and learning activities in the city following the announcement of funding to establish a major new public space in Leeds.

Working with local people and partners, our exciting programme will build in the coming months and years, ahead of Leeds 2023 and alongside the renewal of our Boston Spa site.

Thought Bubble Comic Convention

Join us at Yorkshire’s two day celebration of comics, their creators and their fans.

Technology has revolutionised how we create, publish and consume comics. We’ll be hosting a panel exploring how to bridge the divide between traditional comic collecting and disruptive technology, and how libraries building comic collections should respond. Head to our stall to get to know the team charged with caring for the Library’s comics and learn how you can access the archive. We’re also inviting comic makers and artists to add their work to the national collection.

Find out more about the convention on Thought Bubble’s website.

Food Means Home

Calling all cooks: learn how to make a selection of Eritrean and Ethiopian dishes.

The complementary collection of recipes have been developed by a group of young people from Eritrea and Ethiopia who have been separated from their families. Find the instructions on our blog and learn more about how our Food Means Home project is exploring food culture with children and young people in Leeds.

Teacher Focus Groups

Help us to create learning resources and activities to engage your pupils. Come and tell us what you and your students need at one of our Leeds focus groups, where you’ll inform our approach to cross-curricular learning, enjoy refreshments and receive payment for your time.

Series events

Five lanterns designs to look like hedgehogs, lit in the dark.
Special Event

Light Night Leeds: Nature at Night

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Five lanterns designs to look like hedgehogs, lit in the dark.
Special Event

Light Night Leeds: Nature at Night

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