Upcoming Events

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.


Jukebox Jamming with Sound Leisure, Monday 16 April, 2pm

Trust members, music lovers and vinyl buffs are in for a treat as Alan Black, founder of Sound Leisure, the UK's oldest and most revered classic jukebox manufacturer will be talking us through the history of the jukebox. From Wurlitzer to cd systems, this promises to be a nostalgic jive through time!

This Leeds manufacturer and family business celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year and is hosting a number of special events including this talk especially for the Trust.

Sound Leisure Pop-up shop, Victoria Gate, Eastgate

All welcome, no need to book, just turn up! Limited seating.

Headingley Water Treatment Works, Thursday 26 April, 1pm-4pm

See how this public amenity service operates. We will be given an introduction to the process and a short visit around the Water Treatment Works where hard hats and high viz jackets will be issued to all. Please come with appropriate footwear for this outdoor visit over uneven terrain and steps. Car parking is at a premium, but numerous buses available along the Otley Road. Limited places.

For more details and to book click here.

YHACS Meeting

Saturday 28 April, 1-4pm

Leeds Civic Trust hosts April's YHACS meeting, bringing together civic societies from Yorkshire and Humber. The focus this time will be housing, and representatives from Chapeltown Cohousing and CEG, Kirkstall Forge will be amongst the speakers.

YHACS meetings are open to all Trust members - please contact us by 18 April (via email or  the website) if you would like to attend.

Civic Hall, Calverley Street, LS1 1UR

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