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Harewood House Celebrates Father’s Day with Yorkshire Post Classic Car & Motor Show

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Car & Motor Show

For those searching for something a little different this Father’s Day, you may be pleased to know that Harewood House is playing host to a classic car and motor show organised by Leeds’ own Yorkshire Post.

Besides an array of classic, sports and modified vehicles, the James Dylan Motorcycle Stunt Team and the Company of Horsemen Wild West and Cossack Trick Riding Team shall also be making appearances at the event.

Harewood House itself is often considered to be one of the jewels of Yorkshire, with it being a member of the Treasure Houses of England – making it one of ten foremost historic homes in the country.

What’s more, if you book tickets before the day itself, you can get 10% off, and they also include entry to Harewood’s grounds and gardens.

About Harewood House

Built from 1759 to 1711 for Edwin Lascelles and his family, the house offers great interest to those who enjoy history and architecture.

Additionally, the award winning grounds are some of the most celebrated in Europe and include Harewood Castle, the Lakeside Garden and for the children, an adventure playground.

Other events

If your Dad happens to be a Leeds UTD fan, there is to be a Father’s Day Lunch taking place at Elland Road on Sunday 15 June. For just £23 per person, your Dad can enjoy a three course meal alongside a tour of the stadium.

Besides this, the Royal Armories is also hosting a variety of events throughout the day, including a special Father’s Day Joust, Falconry, ‘Have a Go Sword’ sessions and sticking to the topic of motoring – a vintage bus display.

Of course, if your Father is a bit of a foodie and wants nothing more than to relax in the company of his family, Leeds-List has published this fantastic article discussing the top ten restaurants that are open for business this father’s day.

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Three of the best Vegetarian Restaurants in Leeds

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


It is no secret that Leeds is one of the best cities in the North of England for restaurants and bars. With just over 100 settings to choose from within the centre alone, there is a plethora of dining options based right within the city centre itself.

For those who happen to be vegetarian, there are also a great number of delights ready for people with such diets, and here are the best restaurants for them:

Hansa’s Gujarati Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant

Vegetarian food

Found to the north of the city centre, Hansa’s Restaurant celebrates the finest Indian vegetarian cuisine from Gujarati, an area located on the western coast of India.

The unique menu consists of a speciality of starters (Sharuaat), vegetable curries (Lilotri), and beans or pulse curries (Kathor), alongside delicious sweets (Mistaan).

Additionally, the restaurant has won a variety of awards including those from The Observer, Yorkshire Life Magazine, BBC Good Food Guide and If you are interested in giving a gift for a birthday, you can also purchase gift vouchers directly from the restaurant.

Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Café

Roots and Fruits

Located just above the Headrow, Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Café is one of the longest established businesses located within The Grand Arcade and has been serving vegetarian food since 1989.

Having just gone under renovation, the café has been given a new lease of life and now includes food for vegan diets. Additionally, the café also uses locally sourced produce as well as a variety of fair trade dishes.

For those wishing to enjoy alcohol, they are free to bring their own beverages for a small corkage fee.

Global Tribe Café

Lentil soup

Besides offering mouth-watering food, the café also plays host to a variety of activities including spiritual and meditation workshops, where folks are invited to “learn and explore meditation practices and the effects it can have on your life.”

If you want a full glimpse into life at Global Tribe, have a look at its Facebook page, where you can see a full view of what’s on offer every single day.

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Why Leeds Will be Better Than London in 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Though London had the pleasure of hosting the Olympic games back in 2012, this year, it is Leeds’ turn to shine with an array of sporting, artistic and musical events happening throughout the year.

Here are some of the best:

BBC Philharmonic – February


One of the most prestigious orchestras in the UK is making its way to Leeds in just a few days.

Performing at Leeds Town Hall on 22 February, Paul Daniel leads the orchestra through Shostakovich, Barber and Rachmaninov.

With tickets ranging from £12.50-£31.50, a pre-concert talk is also to take place in the Albert Room at 6:45pm.

The talk is free for concert holders, though space is limited. Anastasia Belina-Johnson shall discuss the evening’s works.

Live at Leeds – May

Taking place on 2-5 May, Live at Leeds is a festival of music that takes place throughout a variety of locations in and around the city centre.

Now in its seventh year, the event has in its short history enjoyed acts such as Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club and Ed Sheeran.

This year, the festival includes groundbreaking acts such as Yuck, Albert Hammond Jr, Kodaline and Blood Red Shoes, making it one of the biggest festivals in UK for anyone looking to enjoy a little indie rock and roll.

For more information about who is playing, or to buy a ticket, see the official site.

Tour de France – July

Tour de France Yorkshire

With Yorkshire having recently been voted as the best place in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, this couldn’t be made truer thanks to the fact that the Tour de France shall start in the very centre of Leeds in July.

Scheduled to begin on 5 July, stage 1 encompasses a 190km route from Leeds to Harrogate with stage 2 taking place the very next day, with a 200km trek from York to Sheffield.

For more information on the event, take a look through the official site.

Leeds Festival – August

Leeds Festival

One of the most important music festivals in the UK, the event is set for the August bank holiday weekend and once more finds its home in the prestigious Bramham Park.

With plethora of international acts including Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, and Of Mice and Men, this year promises to be one of the biggest festivals of recent years.

For more information, or to buy tickets (including the new £50 ticket deposit scheme), click here.

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