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.
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 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 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:
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.