Category: local events

light night and the moon

Image of Art installation of the Moon

…the main attraction (for me at least) this year was Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon” – a 7 metre diameter accurately mapped spherical installation of The Moon, suspended over Leeds Dock…

We started out for a quick drink, then wandered down to the Docks joining a fairly steady stream.

carnival time again

Image of a West Indian Carnival Parade

Leeds West Indian Carnival is the oldest and one of the biggest West Indian carnival events in Britain today. Started in 1967 by Arthur France, and a group of Caribbean strengths in Leeds, it is now in it’s 50th year, and…

beeston festival

Image of a Chinese dragon

Beeston Festival in Crossflatts Park – I do like that all these events have their own distinct character. Beeston is big, but suprisingly roomy – it does not feel crowded and busy and there really is something for everyone. The main band stage is relatively understated, with feelgood music of a generally rocky nature. The main area of stalls and food is immense, with easily over 100 different stalls, mostly of a very community nature – tombolas, tat, plants, books and so on.

kirkstall festival

Imange of a girl blowing bubbles

Another of the big summer events in Leeds takes place in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey – Kirkstall Festival has been running in Leeds for 37 years now, and attracts over 25,000 people.  It has grown steadily, and has a…

festival on the ridge

Image of man with beard playing a drum

Leeds has so many little pockets of community action and events, for those in the know… One of these is the annual Woodhouse Ridge Festival, taking place early July each year. This is a wonderful example of grassroots community in…

red tie ball

two people guessing the number of sweets in a jar

This is a charity event I shot recently for Elliot’s Footprint – a charity providing support for parents after losing a child. I have decided black tie (or even red tie) events are the most difficult thing to shoot as…