North Leeds Food Festival – Summer Edition | 7th and 8th August, all day | £7.98 per person
North Leeds Food Festival has been going strong for five years now. Based in Roundhay Park, the festival celebrates international influence and local talent. Explore the enticing street food vendors or have a pint at one of the many pop-up bars. You can even take in some art or live music.
Jazz Café and Jam Session | 6th June, 1.30pm | £7
If you’re more musically inclined, you might want to check out this jazz jam session at Seven Arts. Try out those musical skills you practised during lockdown, backed by the JazzLeeds rhythm section. Or, if you’re more of an appreciator than a performer, sit back and enjoy the show as you’re serenaded by local talent. Best of all, performers get free entry!
Hollybank Eccup 10-Mile Road Race | 27th June, 9.30am | £18
Get your running shoes out, because the Hollybank Eccup 10 is back for the 28th year. For the last three years all 1,000 entry positions for the race have sold out so if you want to take part, you’d better get your name down quickly! Entry fees will be donated to the Hollybank Trust and the charity of the year, Simon on the Streets – a Leeds-based charity dedicated to helping the homeless.
Open Mic Night at Sinai Leeds | 3rd June, 7.45pm to 8.45pm | Free
If you are still a bit wary of going out into a crowd, Sinai Leeds is hosting an open mic night via Zoom. You can join the audience and enjoy an evening of people performing, or if you’re feeling a bit more daring share your favourite song, poem, or text. The Zoom information is available in Sinai’s weekly e-newsletter or by filling out a form on the website.
Up Close & Personal with Yonatan Langer | June 26th, 7.30pm | Free
Former neo-Nazi, Yonatan Langer, was born in the small German village of Erlabrunn, eventually assuming a leadership role in an East Berlin neo-Nazi group. Although an educated professional of business administration and national karate champion, he realised he was unhappy. Sensing a deep need for change, Yonatan embarked on a journey in search of wisdom that would lead to becoming a Jew and making his home in Israel. Hear his story as part of Makor Jewish Culture’s ever-popular Up Close & Personal Zoom series.