In recent years the Library has delivered a number of Projects to attract new audiences with the Library and to look at new ways in which we can raise the profile and engage the wider public in the work and significance of our Collections through

The Library has worked in partnership with several arts and cultural organisations.  These have included:

Below are links to some of the projects that the Library has been involved in highlighting some of the many artists, performers and writers who have collaborated to bring our Library and Collections to life.

Much of the work associated with the projects could not have been made possible without the support and funding from a number of funding bodies and grant giving trusts including the Arts Council, HLF, Leeds Inspired and The Bramall Trust.

Most notable are the projects undertaken with Alchemy Anew who with the Library have delivered several projects in recent years including Hidden Diamonds in 2015 and The Haunting: Ghosts of Every Shade in 2016 that combined music, drama, spoken work, film, visual arts, installations, dance and craft to bring unique spectacles and experiences to the Library

Below are links to some of these projects including videos of the some of our many collaborators and contributors.  We will also detail forthcoming projects that we will be taking forward on this pages.

The Hidden Diamond


Radiance is a specially commissioned poem written by writer, Rommi Smith  for The Hidden Diamond.

The Haunting : Ghosts of Every Shade

Filmed performances from The Haunting.

Sound clips of the Haunted Doll’s House.

Events at The Leeds Library

Poems and mulled wine: launch of the Candlestick Christmas Collection

Thursday 23rd November,
19:30 to 21:00

For Christmas this year Candlestick Press is publishing no less than six new titles of poetry and prose, including two pamphlets featuring brand new poems by some of the leading poets writing today.  more...

The Leeds Library Members' Prize Supper Quiz

Wednesday 29th November,
18:00 to 20:30

The Leeds Library are holding a prize supper quiz on Wednesday 29th November.  Come and test your general knowledge and compete to win a prize.  Play alone or in a team (maximum of 4 per team).  Th more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (RA2017)

Saturday 2nd December,
13:15 to 16:00

Members' Film Club: The Comedy Season Details are only available in the library. £4.00 for refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!   more...

The Leeds Library Members' Film Club (HA2017)

Saturday 9th December,
13:15 to 15:15

Members' Film Club: Christmas special! Details are only available in the library. £4.00 for refreshments SORRY - LEEDS LIBRARY MEMBERS ONLY!   more...