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Pioneering city centre sculpture leaves lasting legacy in its footsteps: image00009

12 Jun 2024

Pioneering city centre sculpture leaves lasting legacy in its footsteps

An eye-catching Leeds sculpture is walking away after six years on City Square, leaving behind a lasting public art legacy.

Legs Walking has been a feature on the square ever since it was kindly loaned to the city by a private collector in 2018.

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has now asked for it to be returned, which will see the colourful sculpture carefully removed from beside the Mill Hill Chapel this week. The sculpture will remain on public display in a yet-to-be-announced new location in Yorkshire.

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22 May 2024

Development boost for prominent site in Leeds's South Bank

Development plans for a key gateway site in the heart of Leeds’s South Bank have taken a significant step forward.

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All square this summer as vibrant new events programme announced: Thors Leeds City Sq Scene 1 v2

21 May 2024

All square this summer as vibrant new events programme announced

New look City Square is set to host an exciting outdoor events programme this summer, it was announced today.

The square, which has been transformed by one of the city’s most ambitious ever transport projects, will be the setting for a brand new Thor’s Tipi bar, monthly artisan market and a line-up of family-friendly activities as well a big screen showing some of the season’s biggest sporting highlights.

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Leeds branches out to bring city’s trees to life this summer: Trees Are Alive 1

17 May 2024

Leeds branches out to bring city’s trees to life this summer

Trees across Leeds city centre are being brought to life as unique characters this summer thanks to a playful new art installation. 

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26 Apr 2024

Statement regarding Aire Street Workshops

Statement regarding the planned sale of the Aire Street Workshops building in Leeds city centre.

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New Christmas market prompts seasonal city centre surge: Ice Cube 2023

22 Dec 2023

New Christmas market prompts seasonal city centre surge

The arrival of a new Christmas market has sparked a festive footfall boom in Leeds city centre, new figures have revealed. 

Since the launch of the city’s new seasonal market just three weeks ago, the city centre has enjoyed its three busiest days since 2019, with huge spikes in the numbers of people visiting a number of key locations. 

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Leeds City Station: laying the foundations for New Year construction: Leeds Station Sustainable Travel Gateway

12 Dec 2023

Leeds City Station: laying the foundations for New Year construction

The transformation of Leeds City Station’s main entrance is reaching its next milestone, with demolition works coming towards the end and construction due to begin in earnest in the New Year.

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