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Penguin chick named Bielsa at Lotherton Wildlife World

A young penguin chick has named Bielsa in honour of the managerial mastermind whose Leeds United side just p-p-picked up a place in the Premier League. The chick is one of a clutch of new arrivals at Lotherton, where staff have decided to honour the Whites’ manager after his team remarkably secured the Championship and […]

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Community craft packs for Lotherton locals

Lotherton’s assistant community curator Stephanie Davies has devised a creative way to keep in touch with the local community through a free craft box scheme. The 70 packs, which include a piece of plain white cotton and a variety of different sewing and craft resources, have been designed for vulnerable people who are experiencing the […]

Redeveloping the River Aire at Kirkstall and Armley Mills

Breathing new life into the River Aire The Aire Rivers Trust are working with The Environment Agency to  construct fish passes in Kirkstall Valley (at Kirkstall Abbey then at Armley Mills and Newlay Weir) and at Saltaire. This will reconnect 60km of the river to allow the return of migrating Atlantic salmon after an absence […]

Online exhibition gives city a fashion flashback

Fast x Slow Fashion Online exhibition now live A stylish online exhibition is giving fashionistas in Leeds a chance to go back in time and rediscover the history of some of the city’s top shopping hotspots. Leeds City Museum’s Fast x Slow Fashion explores the evolution of retail and clothing over the past 300 years […]

Local residents asked to make history at home with Museum window project

What is a Museum Window? Leeds City Museum is giving local residents the chance to put their own curatorial talents to the test and create a city-wide network of wonderful windows inspired by the museum’s remarkable collection. With council-run museums and galleries currently closed as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the […]