June marks the turn of spring into summer and with the sun finally agreeing to come out South Bank turns into a hive of activity.
The Tetley is to deliver a wide range of family workshops every Saturday throughout June giving all the family the chance to let their imagination flourish. With innovative themes such as Botanical Paradise Creations and Alternative World Environment the workshops are perfect for art fanatics of all ages.
More activity at Duke Studios sees them present the screening of A new documentary ‘A New Life in Huddersfield – Memories of Partition and Migration’ - filmed by Duke Resident - Opal Video.
Following the premier in Huddersfield in May - Join Duke Studios on Wednesday the 20th of June to meet the talented individuals who worked hard to reveal the untold stories from Partition survivors on how they escaped the violence, fled their homelands and eventually settled into new lives in Huddersfield.
Down at the Royal Armouries, Innovative storyteller Tim Ralphs will be performing his adaptation of Robert Louise Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’ as part of the ‘Legends: Blackbeard’ event (23 & 24 June) .
An action-packed themed weekend focussing on the notorious 18th-century English pirate who plundered the Caribbean seas. 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of his death. Inspired by their global collection, the Legends event season explores mighty and mysterious warrior legends from cultures around the world through storytelling, performances, combat demonstrations, music, film and activities for all ages.
Once again Leeds Civic Trust is running its popular series of early evening supper walks presenting Waterfront East.
Beginning at the Calls, and taking as its spine the Aire and Aire & Calder Navigation, and going beyond Crown Point Bridge and the Armouries and Leeds Dock, Leeds Civic Trust will tell the story of this important shipping intersection and the historical importance of Hunslet and its surroundings as a focus for trade and business. Today the area is the home of five educational establishments, the site of a sustainable pre-fabricated housing scheme (CITU’s Climate Innovation District), location of a new city centre park, and a focus for the digital economy – the largest outside of London. A fascinating area that has continued to innovate over the centuries.
To send the month out with a splash, the Leeds Waterfront Festival returns. Every year, Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the people of Leeds to the heart of city in a celebration of the history and culture of the city’s waterways. Spread over five miles along the canal and river, the festival gives us the chance to showcase the opportunities, heritage and spectacular establishments in the area to thousands of visitors!
The festival is a fantastic demonstration of how the waterfront community can work together to produce something really special. Community groups, social enterprises, charities, waterside businesses and developers work collaborate to provide visitors with the best experience they could hope for along the amazing waterfront of Leeds. Your hosts over festival weekend will celebrate with a diverse itinerary of events at 11 key sites along the river and canal as well as some fun and interactive activities in between!
The big weekend on Leeds Dock, as part of the Waterfront Festival, will be stronger than ever with a host of free activities for guests to enjoy including:
- A City Dog show with Close to the Bone
- The northern heat of the 2108 British Street Food Awards
- The famous Leeds Dock Radio Aire Dragon boat race
- Leeds Strongest person with Primal Gym
For the full listings of activity at Leeds Waterfront Festival please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/events/2018-06-23-leeds-waterfront-festival
To find out more about the events mentioned please visit the following: