Leeds Lit Fest – Zine-making workshop

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Explore the art of zine-making in the gorgeous setting of the Leeds Library. You’ll be introduced to what a zine is: a DIY, creative, experimental way of putting together words and images, which can be about whatever you want. The workshop leader will demonstrate different ways of folding paper to make a classic zine format. […]

Leeds Lit Fest – Library Libations: Peepal Tree Poets Call to Power

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

An unmissable reading from two Leeds-based poets with debut collections from the mighty Peepal Tree Press. Emily Zobel Marshall’s Bath of Herbs explores the complexity of mixed-race, hybrid identities and relationships to the English and Welsh mountains, fells, rivers and shorelines from an ‘othered’, unmappable, positionality. Adam Lowe’s Patterflash is a PBS Recommendation, receiving acclaim […]

Leeds Lit Fest – Frau, That’s What I Call Music!

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Dietrich, Lemper, La Voix…The cabaret has given rise to some of the most boundary- pushing female performers of the 20th & 21st Centuries. Yet the songwriters that get remembered remain staunchly male. No more, we say! Amy J Payne, Anna Pool and Oliver Rundell invite you to a relaxed and intimate cabaret of words and […]

Tour of The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Have you ever walked past The Leeds Library and wanted to find out more about our beautiful building and its collection? …then book a free tour! The Leeds Library is the oldest-surviving members’ subscription library in the UK. Founded in 1768, the Library moved to its current purpose-built premises on Commercial Street in 1808, and […]

Tour of The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Have you ever walked past The Leeds Library and wanted to find out more about our beautiful building and its collection? …then book a free tour! The Leeds Library is the oldest-surviving members’ subscription library in the UK. Founded in 1768, the Library moved to its current purpose-built premises on Commercial Street in 1808, and […]

Members’ Film Club MMM2024

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

"...it's the pictures that got small..." Please note that due to licensing restrictions, you must be a member of the Leeds Library to attend this screening, and we are not able to advertise details of the film publicly beforehand. Join fellow Members of the Library for an afternoon in front of the silver screen. The […]

Burt & Grady in Conversation

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Join Steven Burt and Kevin Grady in conversation about their books and Leeds history with Michael Meadowcroft. To mark the 30th anniversary of its publication, the authors of this meticulously-researched and lavishly illustrated book, in conversation with Michael Meadowcroft, will talk about how it came about and the fun and challenges they had in researching […]

Tour of The Leeds Library

The Leeds Library 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Have you ever walked past The Leeds Library and wanted to find out more about our beautiful building and its collection? …then book a free tour! The Leeds Library is the oldest-surviving members’ subscription library in the UK. Founded in 1768, the Library moved to its current purpose-built premises on Commercial Street in 1808, and […]

Events at The Leeds Library

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