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Walking on Aire This vibrant and vivacious city has got it all, from music to museums, festivals to food and shopping to shows. The sky’s the limit once you’ve set foot in Yorkshire’s most sophisticated city. Leeds is undoubtedly one of the hottest spots for food and drink in Yorkshire right now and in recent years, has seen a huge influx of independent cafés, bars and restaurants. Trinity Kitchen is a lively location housing gastronomic delights from all over the globe, with street food vans on a six-week rotation – perfect for those who like to mix up their mealtimes. Fine dining fans will love the divine rooftop restaurant Crafthouse, a culinary showcase of Yorkshire-inspired delicacies and décor, or Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, an outstanding Brazilian restaurant where you control the portions. The festival scene is definitely one for the foodies with events like Leeds Indie Food Fest, Leeds Food and Drink Festival and Leeds International


Beer Festival, all popular additions to a burgeoning sustenance scene. Music lovers needn’t feel left out though, Leeds has one of the most dynamic live music scenes in the UK. The first direct arena tends to host the heavyweight headliners but you can always find other fantastic performances at numerous other pubs and venues across the city. You’ll want to look out for Live at Leeds, an award-winning annual music festival featuring local bands, established names and music-inspired events, or The Millennium Square Summer Series, an energetic timetable of live music, screenings and unique collaborations. Those looking for something different will enjoy the spectacular Light Night, a magical exploration of light and sound, or the Leeds West Indian Carnival, an explosion of Caribbean

colour. Leeds Pride is regarded as the UK’s friendliest Pride event and is also free to attend. Graphic novel enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Thought Bubble Festival, the largest comic book gathering in the country. Sport is also an integral part of Leeds life with the city having hosted some world-class events over the years. 2019 sees two huge sporting spectacles come to town, the Cricket World Cup Carnival and the UCI Road World Championship. The cricket tournament takes place in England and Wales with four of the matches being held at Headingley Stadium, whilst the UCI Championships will see Leeds used as a starting hub for this pinnacle cycling event. Those wishing to swap spectating for participation can join in the action of the ITU World Triathalon

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This is Y Magazine 2019  

This is Y Magazine 2019