My LEEDS Summer
Jun - Aug
All 33 Wards of Leeds
There's no culture without people, and that's why we're putting you in the spotlight through 33 events across the city of Leeds.
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About the project

Introducing My LEEDS Summer, a vibrant 3 month festival that will transform your local parks, village halls, high streets, and shopping centres across Leeds.

With a packed calendar of 33 events, each happening in a different part of the city, this festival is set to showcase the immense talent and creativity found right on our doorstep.

At the heart of this celebration is a strong sense of belonging and a desire to highlight what makes our city truly special – our diverse and vibrant communities. My LEEDS Summer is an integral part of My LEEDS 2023, a year-long extravaganza that honors the countless individuals and stories that contribute to the fabric of this incredible city.

My LEEDS Summer calendar

Save the date! Find your local celebration in our handy calendar guide:

11 June


17 June

Hunslet and Riverside

17 June


24 June

Crossgates and Whinmoor

24 June


24 June and 1 July

Beeston and Holbeck

1 July


1 July


2 July

Guiseley and Rawdon

2 July

Temple Newsam

6 July

Otley and Yeadon

8 July

Gipton and Harehills

9 July


9 July

Ardsley and Robin Hood

9 July


15 July

Adel and Wharfedale

22 July

Kippax and Methley

22 July


22 July

Headingley and Hyde Park

23 July

Farnley and Wortley

23 July

Garforth and Swillington

23 July

Morley South

29 July

Hunslet and Riverside (Part 2)

5 August

Little London and Woodhouse

5 August


6 August

Middleton Park

12 August

Burmantofts and Richmond Hill

12 August

Killingbeck and Seacroft

12 August


19 August

Morley North

26 August

Calverley and Farsley

27 August

Bramley and Stanningley

27 August

Chapel Allerton

2 September

Chapel Allerton (Part 2)

9 September



My LEEDS celebrates the fabric of each of our communities, from characters to food, from history to artistry. Everyone is welcome to these events.

Detailed access information for each of the My LEEDS Summer celebrations can be found in the individual Events above. If you require further access information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0113 511 2023.


My LEEDS 2023 is made possible with thanks to funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Leeds Community Foundation: The Mohn Westlake Arts Engagement Fund and is in partnership with University of Leeds Horizons Institute.

The Neighbourhood Host scheme is delivered in partnership with UNION: The Northern School for Creativity and Activism.

Produced and commissioned by

Supported by

Heritage Fund
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Without Walls Logo
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Leeds Culture Map

Explore our Culture Map

Can't make it to the city? You can still explore the area using our Culture Map. A fun and interactive way to see everything going on during LEEDS 2023 and beyond...

Discover more of our programme

"We invite you to play in our city. Play with new ways of seeing our city, play with new ways of being with each other, play with new ways of creating stories."

Check out our programme to learn more.

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    Making A Stand
    Summer onwards

    This new public artwork in City Square reawakens history and captures the magic of the Forest of Leodis.

    A brand graphic for the Smeaton300 programme of events. The background is purple. In the centre there is a cog wheel shape with the text Smeaton300 wrapped in it.
    Summer onwards

    Celebrate the Leeds-born trailblazer of civil engineering in a series of playful events and activities across the city.

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