Carnival is back!!

Leeds West Indian Carnival is back for 2022 after a 2 year break because of the pandemic

The main event is BankHoliday Monday 29th August. The Parade leaves Potternewton Park at 2pm turns left down Harehills Avenue, right onto Harehills Lane and right again down Roundhay Road; right onto Barrack Road, right again onto Chapeltown Road before turning right onto Harehills Avenue and back into Potternewton Park.

There will also be lots happening in the park throughout the day and the parade will be live streamed to the screen at the side of the main stage.

Leeds Carnival Parade route

1001 Stories

Are you over 60 with a story to share?

1001 Stories is a mass-participation project that sits at the heart of Leeds’ 2023 Year of Culture.

“A collaboration between The Performance EnsembleLeeds PlayhouseLEEDS 2023Leeds Museums and Galleries and Leeds Older People’s Forum, the joint-project will put the voices, histories and stories of older people centre-stage by gathering 1001 stories from those aged 60 and over and creating new artistic work based on these stories.

We believe that everybody is creative and has a story to tell, this could be anything from a funny anecdote, to a milestone memory. Your story does not have to be a long one; if it is true and means something to you, then we want to hear it. 

Our aim is to present a vast range of experiences from the people of Leeds and to demonstrate that the stories of older people have cultural value – whether that is by making others laugh, think, feel or simply engage with a story that is different from their own.

Anyone over the age of 60 with a connection to Leeds is eligible to take part; whether you were born here, have previously lived or worked here, or currently call Leeds home.

If you are over 60 and have a story you would like to share – no matter how big or small, long or short, wild or everyday, we’d love to hear from you.”

You can find lots of information on The Performance Ensemble website including a link to submit a story online or you can view some of the stories so far

The team want to make 1001 Stories accessible so that as many people as possible can take part. If you need further assistance in submitting your story, or would like to discuss the project with the team, you can contact them directly using the details below.


Call or message: 07846 575377

Feel Good Festival at Little London Community Centre

Feel Good Festival - Day One, 22 August | Event in Woodhouse |

Together We Can are excited to invite you to join them in their summer celebration, “What Makes You Feel Good?” Explore new ways to express yourself, uncover some new talents and share with us what makes you feel good.

Together We Can is Leeds Involving People’s lived experience mental health network.

There are loads of different activities to try, from drumming to balancing chakras, celebrating neurodiversity to creating your own tissue paper posies and many more!

Day One is at Little London Community Centre and there are also events at Beeston Village Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd and at New Headingley Club on Wednesday 24th.

You can register here and you can also book on individual activities here or it is ok to turn up on the day.

Leeds Pride 2022

Sunday 7th August – Leeds City Centre

Event Details and Travel diversions

Leeds Pride

Leeds Pride is back after missing two years due to the pandemic. Every year, Leeds Pride attracts over 50,000 people and the parade through the city features over 100 floats. Yorkshire’s biggest Pride event and it is free!! It’s fully inclusive and everyone is welcome to attend.

The schedule for the main day (Sunday) is as follows:

  • 12pm – 2pm – Sainsbury’s Parade Stage entertainment programme – Millennium Square
  • 2pm – The Robert Payne Parade – Millennium Square to The Calls
  • 3pm – 9pm – First Direct Main Stage entertainment programme – Lower Briggate

Events take place throughout the weekend; the Civic Hall will be lit in the colours of the rainbow and will proudly display the Pride flag for all to see; on Saturday a Community Marketplace is taking place in Brodrick Hall, Leeds City Museum from 11am to 4pm where people can find out about LGBT+ services, support and social groups in Leeds.

LCC and the organisers of Pride have tried to ensure that the spaces at Millennium Square and Lower Briggate are easily accessible so that everyone can enjoy the day. There will be a raised access platform in Millennium Square (also known as Accessible Viewing Area (AVA)) which is reserved for disabled people and their carers. Next to the AVA there are changing facilities, toilets as well as wheelchair accessible toilets. There are also accessible toilets in the permanent toilet provision under Millennium Square. There will also be two accessible buses parked on Great George Street. One of which will depart earlier to take people to the event spaces on lower Briggate. This allows those persons to get a position on the AVA on Lower Briggate. The second bus will travel as part of the parade.

Stewards will be available on the day to assist disabled people to find the AVA and toilets in both areas.

To find out more, please visit

Bus services and road closures:

The parade route covers Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, The Headrow, Vicar Lane, Kirkgate, York Street, Duke Street, Kirkgate, High Court, The Calls, Call Lane and Lower Briggate and these roads will be closed approximately 13.45 – 16.15

Lower Briggate, Call Lane and Meadow Lane are closed 0400 – 2359.

A number of bus services will be diverted (including the 51/52 route) and you can see all the details here: