From Food & Loathing to Cirque du Soleil - round off summer in style

PIZZA & PROSECCO FEST | Royal Armouries | Saturday 1 September

Has there ever been a holier pairing? Indulge in a late summer treat at Royal Armouries to get your fill of the fizzy stuff. Each ticket includes an Aperol spritz on entry, a Prosecco bible and a slice of rustic pizza, with the promise of cheesy pop classics to get you in the party mood. Royal Armouries LS10 1LT (12-11pm; tickets from £13.50 at 

STOCKROOM SALE | Sue Ryder Wheatfields | Saturday 1 September

Need to sort your autumn wardrobe on a budget? Sue Ryder is flinging open its stockroom doors to help clear excess donations, with all items priced at £1 or less. Ethical shopping for a charitable cause? We’ll be turning up with an empty suitcase and sharpened elbows… Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, LS6 2AE (10am-2pm; free)

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Spice up your wardrobe at Sue Ryder’s stockroom sale

PANEL DISCUSSION: ALBUM COVERS & ART| Left Bank Leeds | Thursday 6 September  

Ever wondered what makes a truly great record sleeve? Get behind the music with a panel discussion featuring some of Leeds most influential players - Adam Gillison from Jumbo Records, JW from Hookworms and esteemed local graphic artist Drew Millard. Register your favourite record sleeve via the Facebook page to add it into the discussion mix. Left Bank Leeds, LS6 1LJ (7.30pm; free registration at

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS | Citywide | 6-9 & 13-16 September

England’s largest annual festival of history and culture, Heritage Open Days sees buildings across the country throw open their doors - including to many areas normally off limits - from historic houses to factories and forts. For the first time ever, it’ll be taking over two weekends; with 5,000 events spanning this year’s theme of extraordinary women to many happenings in Leeds alone. And it’s all completely free - time to get exploring. Various; check the website

COME FIND US HERITAGE SPECIAL | Various Venues | Friday 7 September

Part of Heritage Open Days (above), the September edition of the Come Find Us crawl is led by a local historian from Leeds Civic Trust. Visit The Brunswick, Hope House and more, chat with resident creatives and enjoy a brew or two while uncovering the rich history of the city. Meet at The Old Red Bus Station, Vicar Lane, LS2 7NL (6.30pm; free registration at

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Get under Leeds’ creative skin with this a tour of the Mabgate area

VEGAN NORTH | North Brewing Co | Saturday 8 September

A staple of the summer, Eat North celebrates its second all-vegan edition, with DJs and bar games to keep the whole family entertained. Currently billed traders include Los Antonjitos (Mexican tacos), Wanderer Junk Food and Spicy Biker, purveyors of oil-free Indian cooking. North Brewing Co, LS7 1AH (12-11pm; free entry)  

FOOD & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS | The Reliance | Wednesday 12 September

Take advantage of a rare burger-eating opportunity at The Reliance with its special cinema screening. £13 covers entry and food, although be sure to book ahead to guarantee a seat. The Reliance, LS2 7PN (7.30-10.30pm; advance tickets available over the bar or by calling 01132956060)

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The Reliance will be screening Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

LEEDS ZINE FAIR | Leeds Kirkgate Market | Saturday 15 September

Who said print was dead? Check out 60+ stalls celebrating all things self-publishing, ranging from zines to live risograph printing, talks to workshops, and a whole lot of paper purchasables besides. For those who wish to sell, stall space is still available – get in touch with Market, LS2 7HY (10am-5pm; free)

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN LIVE AGAIN | First Direct Arena | Saturday 15 September

Are you local? Get yourself down to the First Direct Arena to explore the madcap world of Royston Valley in person. Featuring Bafta award-winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson, it’s their first tour in twelve years, with dark laughs aplenty. First Direct Arena, LS2 8BY (7.30pm; tickets from £40 at

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO | First Direct Arena | 19-23 September

A celebration of nature and the co-existence of life, OVO is the latest touring from the world-famous Cirque Du Soleil, true artists of their craft. Expect insects and eggs, colour and critters, and a whole lot of flamboyant acrobatics that have to be seen to be believed.  First Direct Arena, LS2 8BY (various times; tickets from £52 at

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Cirque du Soleil is bringing OVO to Leeds

SHUTDOWN | The Key Club | Thursdays weekly from 20 September

Get your grime on with a new weekly club night from the team behind Slam Dunk. From Thursday 20 September, the house DJs will be spinning the best and brightest in R&B, hip-hop and trap, with drinks starting at just £2 for a spirit and mixer. The Key Club, LS2 8LW (11pm-3am; entry £3 on door) 

MINT FESTIVAL | RAF Church Fenton | Saturday 22 September

Throwing one of the last parties of the summer, Mint festival is the spiritual home of all things house, techno, bass, disco and tech. Taking advantage of the vast expanses of the Airport’s unused hangars, check out sets from the likes of Peggy Gou, Gorgon City and Skream. Tickets are due to be a sell out, so act fast. RAF Church Fenton, Leeds East Airport, LS24 9SE (10am-11pm; tickets from £40 at

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Peggy Gou will be playing Mint

REB’ELLE FEST | Temple Of Boom | Saturday 22 September

Operating in support of marginalised communities and identities, Reb’Elle fest features a line up any local gig venue would be proud of. Headlined by alt-rockers Honeyblood and Adult Mom, there will also be a local artist market, food from Dough vegan bakery and cheap drinks besides. Temple of Boom, LS2 7QG (12-11pm; tickets £32 at 

THOUGHT BUBBLE COMIC CON | Millennium Square | 22-23 September

The finale of September’s comic festival, Thought Bubble is your chance to indulge all of your cosplay and graphic novel fantasies; featuring over 450 exhibiting industry professionals. Shop merch, join the cosplay parade and take part in panels from the likes of Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Marc Ellerby (Rick & Morty) and Victoria Ying (Frozen, Wreck It Ralph). Entry is free to under twelves and over 65s. Millennium Square, LS1 1UR (10am-6pm Sat, until 5pm Sun; tickets from £18 at

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Thought Bubble rounds off the month’s comic festival

OPEN HOUSE | Headrow House | LS1 6PU | 29 September

Deck out your house with all manner of delights from Headrow House’s latest arts market. Book into a terrarium workshop, get a live portrait done or peruse prints and accessories from local artists Bobbi Rae, Abbey Withington and more. Food and DJs will also be running as usual - a great slow Saturday day out. Headrow House, LS1 6PU (11am-6pm; free)