New Leeds 2023 artwork captures essence of West Leeds communities

Pudsey's logo features the bandstand in Pudsey Park.

Dancers, designers, circus performers, bakers and creatives of all kinds, from Adel to Wetherby and everywhere in-between, will have their moment in the spotlight as Leeds 2023 celebrates culture across the city. 

Leeds 2023 has been working with 33 Neighbourhood Hosts, people from every ward in the city who have been supporting their area to get involved, to create a summer of events that highlights the vibrancy, individuality and talent of where they live through performance and creativity, sport and food.

Not only will there be a fun family friendly event, but artist Keith Khan has created unique artwork for each of the 33 electoral wards of Leeds to celebrate each community.

Mr Khan has attempted to capture the essence of each community in his artwork.

Keith Khan’s Armley logo

He has focussed his Armley artwork on a local landmark.

“Mike’s Carpets is a famous carpet shop in the local area set in former a Methodist church,” he said. “As a local icon, I felt that everyone in the community would have a  connection to it.”

Calverley & Farsley logo

Calverley & Farsley ward has a textile focus. Mr Khan said: “The interwoven marks are the warp and weft of a loom, referencing the area’s historic connection to the textile industry.”

Kirkstall ward.

“Kirkstall is famous for its Abbey, which I visited with the host during twilight,” said Mr Khan. “Hearing the history inspired these spinning gothic cogs that could be part of the monastery or refer to the ward’s ironwork past.”

Here are the other ward logos from West Leeds:

Bramley & Stanningley’s logo.
Farnley & Wortley logo
Pudsey’s logo features the bandstand in Pudsey Park.

Kirkstall has already held its event but there are plenty of ‘My Leeds Summer’ events still to come:

1 JULY Wetherby, Horsforth 

2 JULY Guiseley & Rawdon,  Temple Newsam 

6 JULY Otley & Yeadon 

8 JULY Gipton & Harehills 

9 JULY Harewood, Alwoodley, Ardsley & Robin Hood 

15 JULY Adel & Wharfedale 

22 JULY Pudsey 

22 JULY Headingley & Hyde Park, Kippax & Methley 

23 JULY Morley South, Farnley & Wortley, Garforth & Swillington 

29 JULY Rothwell 

5 AUGUST Armley, Little London & Woodhouse 

6 AUGUST Middleton Park 

12 AUGUST Weetwood, Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Killingbeck & Seacroft                                                                                       

19 AUGUST Morley North 

22 AUGUST & 2 SEPTEMBER Chapel Allerton 

26 AUGUST Calverley & Farsley 

27 AUGUST Bramley & Stanningley 

More details will be released nearer the time.


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