The first ever movie was filmed right here in Leeds. In 1888, Louis Le Prince, a French artist, filmed moving-picture sequences of Roundhay Garden, Leeds Bridge and his brother playing the accordion. He was supposed to perform a public demonstration of his work in the US, but in 1890, he boarded a train from Dijon to Paris and mysteriously disappeared.
JUL / Yorkshire Food & Drink Show - Glamping and a food festival rolled into one! From food stalls showcasing the best in Yorkshire independent food businesses to live cooking shows from the UK's top chefs plus live music acts.
AUG / Leeds Festival - Reading's Northern sister plays host to some of the best musical acts and bands every May Bank Holiday at Bramham Park. Previous acts include Guns N' Roses, Green Day and Arctic Monkeys.
NOV / Leeds International Film Festival - The world's first films were made in Leeds in 1888, and today the city is a leading centre for film culture. Showcasing a variety of new and exciting movies across Leeds.