Ilkley Literature Festival

Friday, 28 September, 2018 - 19:30 to Sunday, 14 October, 2018 - 19:30

The North's most exciting literature festival returns with a programme with speakers ranging from England cricket star Moeen Ali to Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

As ever, Ilkey Literature Festival welcomes exciting names in literary fiction including Kate Mosse, Fiona Mozley and Nikesh Shukla, while poets reading their work include Imtiaz Dharker, Gillian Clarke and Andrew McMillan. This year also features several events on climate change - see News

Car-free Leeds meet up

Saturday, 22 September, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

Sept 22nd is European Car Free Day.

To celebrate, Living Streets Leeds would like anyone interested in helping Leeds to be less car dependent to come along and share theirideas. People who wish to share their experiences of trying to travel without a car in the city are also welcome.

As a result of this meeting the aim is to create momentum for regular car free events across Leeds.

Event is free to attend; please register.

Jonathon Porritt: The World We Made - a vision of a positive future

Thursday, 20 September, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00

Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future, will discuss the book ‘The World We Made’, a positive and optimistic vision of the future in 2050 written by fictional character Alex Mackay.

The talk is part of series of events funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS outreach scheme.

Booking essential.

Jonathan Bartley: Working for the peace of the city

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30

Jonathan Bartley, current co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, gives the annual Hook Lecture talking about cities, the environment and hope for the future.

The Hook Lecture is an annual event, which aims to stimulate debate around an issue of faith in the context of the city, shaping discussion and dialogue throughout the coming year. High profile speakers launch the conversation, drawing different communities together in Leeds Minster. The event is organised jointly by LCI, Leeds Minster and Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds.

Build a low cost wind turbine

Saturday, 1 September, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, 2 September, 2018 - 17:00

Two separate one day workshops (10.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 September) led by Daniel Connell, renewable energy and open source technology designer. 
The workshops will demonstrate how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using £20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. No previous experience is necessary.

What price air quality in Leeds? Leeds Civic Trust seminar

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

Leeds Civic Trust event to discuss and debate the revised proposals for a Leeds Clean Air Zone, organised in collaboration with Leeds City Council. Panellists are Neil Evans, the Director of Resources and Housing at Leeds City Council, Polly Cook who has operational responsibility for Air Quality policy, Cllr James Lewis,  Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, who has air quality as part of his portfolio, and Dr James Tate of the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies.

Transport for the North's proposed strategy: what are the issues?

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:30

The Transport for the North board is now considering the results of the public consultation around its draft Strategic Transport Plan, before its process of revision begins. In their constructive engagement with the strategy, environmental transport organisations have been asking some important questions. This event provides an opportunity to hear different sides on these issues and to contribute to an ongoing debate about how the strategy can be improved before its adoption.

The Business Case for Heat: Translating the feasibility study into a masterplan

Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

This Nordic Heat masterclass in Leeds focusses on the challenge of transforming a feasibility study for heating into a concrete business case and strategy.

The objective is to review the range of heating solutions available, assessing the pros and cons of each alternative. This will identfy the the critera and strategies for optimising the mix and competitiveness of the value proposition to customers, while minimising costs.

Making Global Goals Local Business - Leeds

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 13:30 to 18:00


What are the Global Goals? Find out at this business oriented event on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and learn why businesses should care about them and how businesses can contribute to this global megatrend. Free event, all welcome