Leeds holds the largest film festival in England which is known as “Leeds International Film Festival” which was founded in 1987 and held in November at various locations in the city. One of the cities big events around film includes the short silent oldest surviving film in existence Roundhay Garden Scene from 1888.
They also offer the sell out Leeds Festival that includes renowned artists such as Oasis, Artic Monkeys, The Stone Roses, Kings of Leon and Eminem. MiNT Festival is Leeds’s end of summer dance party which is constantly growing more and more popular year on year.
On the 4/5th of October each year one of the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival is held, which transforms the city. It is truly amazing with the beautiful lanterns and light projections, and unbelievable performances from local and international artists.
If your looking for an exciting bit of history, the Leeds West Indian Carnival is on around the August bank holiday each year. This is Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival parade. The Carnival fills the streets with wonderful display of colour and happiness, from the gorgeous food and tropical music to the amazing costumes, it is surely enough culture and entertainment for everyone attending.