Leeds light night

Leeds Light Night

One of the cultural highlights of the year in West Yorkshire is Leeds Light Night when, on two evenings in October, the city is transformed by spectacular light projections, interactive artworks and live music performances.  This was the first time that I had an opportunity to attend the event, which has now become one of …

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Entrance to the Marks in Time Exhibition, Marks and Spencers

Leeds Heritage Trail: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

Michael Marks, a Russian born Polish refugee, opened his first penny bazaar in a covered arcade in Leeds in 1884.  His slogan was 'Don't ask the price, it's a penny' and after successful trading, went into partnership ten years later with Tom Spencer, creating the beginnings of the company we know today. To celebrate the …

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Leeds Liverpool Canal in Leeds

Discovering waterside Leeds

I'd heard that there was more to Leeds than city centre shopping so one sunny morning I took the train there to have a look around.  Leeds is located in West Yorkshire and is only a two and a quarter hour rail journey from London King's Cross station.  Instead of leaving Leeds Railway Station from …

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