Lord Mayor’s rooms opened as part of Light Night

Caption: The room of the Lady Mayoress can be viewed at Leeds Civic Hall as part of Light Night.

The doors of the Lord Mayor’s private rooms at Leeds Civic Hall will be opened to visitors as part of Light Night 2013.

Held on Friday 4 October, rooms at the Civic Hall available to view on the evening will include the rooms of the current Lord Mayor Councillor Thomas Murray and the Lady Mayoress Edna Murray, the Ark Royal Room, Council Chamber and Reception Hall. There will also be the opportunity to meet and have a chat with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress on the evening.

Open from 5.30pm-9pm, live music will also be performed at the Civic Hall from a number of City of Leeds Youth Music Groups and ensembles. Entrance to the Civic Hall will be available through the Courtyard entrance opposite the Rose Bowl.

Over 30 venues in the city centre as part of Light Night will open their doors, as they host over 50 unique event this Friday from 5pm until late.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:

“Light Night is a fantastic event in the city, and I hope visitors will take the opportunity to have a look round the Civic Hall and find out a bit more about the building and its rooms as part of their evening.

“Both I and the Lady Mayoress will also be in the Civic Hall on the night, and we are really looking forward to meeting as many people as possible for a chat as they take the chance to have a look at the Lord Mayor’s rooms.

“Some fantastic live music from a number of youth groups from the city will also be playing at the civic, on what promises to be a really lovely night.”

Notes to editors:

A full programme of all the events is available at www.lightnightleeds.co.uk. All events are free, but some require booking, details are on the website along with information on transport.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk