Enjoy LEEDS 2023 from wherever you are

Things to do online

We're committed to creating experiences that you can enjoy from anywhere, not just Leeds. So if you can't get to the city or would prefer to take part at home, check out our top picks.


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    Making A Stand

    Discover the captivating connection between Making A Stand and the natural world in the digital artwork, Making A Stand Online.

    Created by Studio Bark and Michael Pinsky, this artwork shows you the journey of the materials behind Making A Stand, and explores how we can live in harmony with nature through innovative and sustainable practices in our built environment.

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    The Gift

    The Gift celebrates communities across Leeds. The artwork has been inspired by conversations in local areas with LEEDS 2023 Neighbourhood Hosts and historical or anecdotal facts. Based on this research, artist Keith Khan has created 33 special motifs to celebrate each ward of the city.

    Watch the motifs come to life in this beautiful artwork celebrating our city.

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    One Way or Another

    The WOW Barn was designed to inspire women, girls and non-binary people. Co-designed with Year 8 students from Leeds Trinity Academy, One Way or Another is a choose your own adventure narrative to encourage young people to explore gender equality issues in an innovative way.

    Have a play!

    Content warning: the experience contains references to sexual harassment.

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    All That Lives: Digital Artworks

    This online experience allows you to access 'The Grief Series' at home. You'll find 360 tours of both “The Reservation” and our Caravan museum from “Journey with Absent Friends”, or relive Ellie’s pilgrimage across the the UK and Europe to find where the memory of the dead lives through the interactive “Explore The Journey” project.


Our YouTube channel is the hub for all our video content, but here are some highlights from recent projects. For more content subscribe to LEEDS 2023.

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    Letting Culture Loose: A Film About Quiet Greatness

    Letting Culture Loose: A Film About Quiet Greatness explores the cultural richness of Leeds and the people who make it so special.

    The documentary is a celebration of the city and looks back on LEEDS 2023's opening show The Awakening, a live show held at Headingley Stadium. Celebrating the talent, culture and communities of Leeds, this documentary talks to those involved in the live show including volunteers, community leaders, artists, presenters and directors.

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    From the Ground Up: The Inspiring Story of The WOW Barn Build

    This short documentary takes you on a journey of empowerment and inspiration as we witness the unity and determination of LEEDS 2023 and WOW - Women of the World's Barn Raisers through wind, rain and sunshine.

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    Nest: How it happened

    Nest was a large-scale theatre production that explored how we can combat the climate crisis and create a better world for future generations.

    This original and epic performance took place at the bio-diverse landscape of RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park. Audiences came with us on a journey across St Aidan's, moving through the site as the story unfolded.

    This is the story of Nest.

    The Magician
    The Magician

    Discover a disturbing dystopian vision of Leeds in this thrilling new film from writer-director James Phillips.

    Filmed across some of the region’s most impressive locations – including Temple Newsam, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. The story was brought to life by the award-winning Slung Low and Leeds People’s Theatre, two organisations based in South Leeds known for helping local people get involved with theatre and film production.

Virtual events

From virtual events to re-living tours of past events

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    Phoenix Dance Theatre virtual gallery

    The Phoenix Virtual Gallery is an imaginative, immersive and interactive online space which celebrates the rich history of Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre.

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    Waking the Artist virtual exhibition tour

    As part of our ticket ballot for ‘The Awakening’, we activated the artist within. We asked you to tap into your creative side and the response was so overwhelming, we simply had to share it at the Waking the Artist exhibition.

    Re-live the exhibition by exploring the 360 tour.

    My World, My City, My Neighbourhood

    Take a look back at our first community-based project My World My City My Neighbourhood. This project saw over 20 artists working with their respective communities to create ideas and proposals that would impact our community programme in 2023.

Explore Leeds digitally

Use the Culture Map to navigate Leeds' culture from the city's heritage to projects taking place throughout 2023, it's a great way to engage with our Year of Culture.

Tell us your thoughts

We'd love to hear what you think of our digital content.

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At LEEDS 2023 we are committed to ensuring our events and content can be enjoyed by everyone. We'd appreciate it if you could fill out this short survey about your online experience and interactions with LEEDS 2023 and our partners.

Whether that’s on social media, watching videos, listening to podcasts or digging into more information on our websites. By completing this survey, you'll help us to understand who is accessing our content, and what you thought of it. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a prize draw to win a £100 high street voucher.

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