Entries by Sara Merritt

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Leeds City Museum sounds out city ahead of new musical display

Singers and performers from Leeds are being asked to help capture the sound of a city as they collaborate on a beautiful new series of musical mosaics. The imaginative idea will see submissions by musicians, choirs and spoken word artists from all around the city synchronised as part of a stunning soundscape at Leeds City […]

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City’s museums and galleries welcome back visitors

Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of history now council-run venues across the city have officially reopened. Leeds Museums and Galleries sites closed earlier this year as part of a city-wide effort to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past few months, the team has continued to engage tens of thousands of […]


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 […]

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