Upcoming Events

Premier Waste Material Recycling Facility, Thursday 15 March, 1pm


See where the recyclable material from your green bin goes. This tour will look at the process and at the final sorted material before they are dispatched to other recycle works to be processed into new products. 

There are some steps and the site is dusty. Wear suitable clothing and flat shoes (protective clothing will be provided).

Unit 1, Parkside Lane, Parkside Industrial Estate, LS11 5TD

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A visit to North Star Coffee Roasters

Saturday 24 March, 10:30am, Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, Leeds, LS10 1PZ

North Star Coffee Roasters were established in 2013 as the first coffee roaster in Leeds. In addition to roasting, North Star are wholesale suppliers of coffee, chocolate and tea and in 2016 opened their own coffee shop and Coffee Academy at Leeds Dock.

Come down to North Star Coffee Roasters at Leeds Dock on 24th March for a total coffee experience. There will be a presentation on the background of the business covering their relationships with coffee farmers from all over the world and the coffee supply chain from seed to cup. There will also be a unique chance to take part in professional “coffee cupping” where you will taste up to 10 different coffees from North Star’s seasonal offer list. The perfect event for any coffee lover!

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Talking Heads - Leeds Cradle of Innovation - still rocking!

Wednesday 11 April, 7:30pm HEART Centre, Headingley - FREE EVENT (Donations Welcome)

For centuries, Leeds has nurtured economic, social and cultural innovation. Leeds people brought in new products and processes during the industrial revolution and are leading the digital revolution of today. Over the centuries, Leeds has also been the focus for many social and cultural innovations. But how has innovation changed over time, and what are the implications for the future of our city and for our health and wellbeing?

The talk and discussion will be led by urban geographer Rachael Unsworth and will take its inspiration from a new book she is co-authoring with local historian Steve Burt: Leeds: Cradle of Innovation. The book showcases engineers,  commercial and social entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists and contributors to the visual and performing arts.

She will be joined by people who are blazing the innovation trail in Leeds today and into the future. It promises to be a fascinating evening.

The event is free, but there will be a suggested donation of £3 - £5 at the end of the evening.


Guided Supper Walks

Join us for a sociable and informative evening. Walks include a light evening meal, followed by a guided walk (lasting approximately 1.5 hours). For more details click on each walk title.  

24 April Medieval Leeds

1 May Georgian Leeds

10 May Victorian Leeds

16 May Mabgate

7 June Waterfront East

12 June Waterfront West