Heritage Open Days Are Back!
Save the date: 08-17 September 2023
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations.
Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life.
It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out newexperiences – and it’s all FREE.
The theme of 2023 Heritage Open Days is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’
Liam Montgomery, Heritage Open Days Marketing & Projects Manager says: “Whether it’s art, music, writing, or another outlet, creativity moves us and shapes our history and culture. We’re excited to put the spotlight on the people and places who give England’s heritage the X-factor and inspire festival-goers to engage with thousands of years of creativity.”
This year Leeds will play host to over 100 events many embracing the festival’s theme of Creativity Unwrapped, we see the return of Briggate Morris dancers, and welcome new openers such as The Assembly House Leeds, who will produce an interactive art project to celebrate our local community. Artists based at the local studio Assembly House will create a large mural-style artwork to celebrate our most beloved local landmarks and community champions!
Leeds Civic Trust are unveiling two blue plaques during the festival to celebrate the heritage of Bramley Baths and the legacy of the first black circus owner Pablo Fanque
The festival aims to explore the past, present and future of our diverse creative heritage and culture.
We hope you enjoy this year’s festival!
To view and book all bookable events that Leeds Civic Trust has coordinated this year please click here
Click here to view the most up to date listings
The Leeds Heritage Open Days Booklet is here!
Please note: Registrations for Heritage Open Days events continue until 10 August 2023.
This is not a comprehensive listing. Please visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk
to search updated listings.