The Yorkshire Festival 2016: What’s on in Leeds?

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Summer is quickly approaching and the verdant land of Yorkshire is home to some fabulous festivals and events all summer long. And we have to admit, none more so that the Yorkshire Festival. From 16 June until 3 July, the Yorkshire Festival 2016 will be a full swing – three and half magical weeks of vibrant entertainment for all the family taking place across the whole of Yorkshire.

From hand-made street parades to show-stopping ballet, unseen before theatrical performances to unique activities for children, there’s never a dull moment in the Yorkshire Festival. Weetwood Hall takes a look at some great Yorkshire Festival events taking place in Leeds throughout this much-loved family festival.

No Quiet Place

The Tetley, Leeds

16 June – 3 July, 2016

Taking place at The Tetley, No Quiet Place is an unusual exhibition which examines the incidental and environmental noise that exudes our physical, psychic and sensorial spaces in the modern world. This unique event showcases the sound-led work of a diverse range of artists from the North of England and further afield.

This visual art event is aimed at demonstrating the stress noise creates in everyday life and how some steer clear of too much noise whilst others embrace it.

No Quiet Place is free for everyone to attend. You can find out more details about the intriguing No Quiet Place event at The Tetley by clicking here.

Talking Statues

Various locations in Leeds

16 June – 3 July, 2016

Have you ever asked yourself, if statues could talk, what secrets would they give away?

This question is the basis of the Talking Statues event, involving a group of celebrated actors and writers giving voices to what appears to be merely statues, or are they?

This stimulating creative writing, poetry and spoken word event, incorporates humour, drama and modern GPS technology, to bring a new dimension to the concept of statues.

For more information about this free Yorkshire Festival event in Leeds visit the Talking Statues website.

Into The Woods

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

16 June – 25 June, 2016

Hailed as being a major artistic collaboration between Opera North and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Into The Woods sees some of the best known fairy-tale characters gather in the woods, for a magical story that pulls on the emotional chords of children and adults alike.

This compelling production of the much-loved tale, features singers from Opera North and is directed by James Brining, the Playhouse’s Artistic Director.

For more information and to book tickets to see Into The Woods click here.

The Tetley Weekender

The Tetley, Leeds

25 – 26 June, 2016

This annual musical event never fails to attract throngs of music revellers, in a two-day festival of incredible sound and visual art.

Described as a “micro-festival of creativity”, the Tetley Weekender sees musicians, visual artists and guest curators congregate on Leeds South Bank for a pulsating weekend of music, culture, art and laughter.

Children play a central role in the Tetley Weekender with live music designed specifically for the under-fives. On the Saturday evening a fantastic line-up of musicians and artists are scheduled to take to the stage in an unmissable summer event in Leeds.

You can find out more about what it’s store at this year’s Tetley Weekender on The Tetley website.

Of course having fun and being entertained in the fabulous and culturally diverse city is Leeds is hard work and you’ll need somewhere to eat, drink, relax and sleep on your visit to Leeds.

Weetwood Hall in Headingley on the outskirts of Leeds provides stylish and comfortable accommodation for singles, couples and families. To find out more about our accommodation and to book to stay at Weetwood Hall during the Yorkshire Festival 2016 click here.

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