Leeds 2023

As part of Leeds Year of Culture 2023, Roundhay Artists will be displaying works of art in local cafes and bars in the Oakwood and Roundhay area. Locations and artists are shown below.  The artists’ work will be on show in the week leading up to Saturday  June 17th. Click on the artwork images for information about the artist. Scroll down for more information about the World Music and Food event held at Oakwood Clock on the 17th June

Oakwood Library

Three artists will be showing work in the library between June 10th and June 17th Ann Waddington, Jacky Rough and  Catherine Aldred 


Ann Waddington
Catherine Aldred
Jacky Rough
Jacky with Ahmed Kaysher, one of the librarians at Oakwood


Catherine Warburton’s beautiful work can be viewed in Tasty

A massive thank you to Paul and Rebecca, the owners of tasty, for allowing us to use their establishment for this community project


Tasty Facebook page

Enjoy a coffee as you view Catherine's artwork


Jo Dunn and Judy Merchant are showing pieces of artwork in Preston Baker, the  Estate Agents

Huge thank you to Susan and the rest of the Preston Baker staff for joining in on this community project

Visit the Preston Baker website

Susan, Zoe and Amaar from Preston Baker admiring Jo's work
Judy's work adorning the walls of the Oakwood Office


Nick Claiden is the artist displaying work in Grön

A big thank you to Natalia for facilitating the exhibition

Grön Facebook page


Nick's artwork and glass sculptures are positioned throughout Grön

Roundhay World Music & World Food Festival

With My LEEDS Summer well and truly with us (part of Leeds 2023 Year of Culture) one of the highlights will be a superb family friendly World Music & World Food Festival taking place on the Soldiers Field Princes Avenue just by Roundhay Park on Saturday 17th June.

Bring your chairs and blankets (and sun screen!) and listen to an eclectic mix of music featuring Salsa and Cuban band – Charanga del Norte kicking off the concert at 2.00pm and guaranteed to get you on your feet and swaying those hips followed by a tribute to our Ukrainian residents with a visitor to Leeds giving us some traditional Ukrainian singing; closely followed by the well-known and loved choir from St Gemma’s Hospice who are the event charity.

Caribbean Breeze follows transporting you to Jamaica with the sunshine sounds of steel pans then the amazing “super-group” Caution Collective with the very best of Leeds musicians and singers giving us Reggae Soul R&B and Jazz in their inimitable style led by musician/composer/singer extraordinaire Christella Litras.

The pupils of Leeds City Academy’s Samba Orchestra entertain us followed by Raunakh Mela a traditional Punjabi Folk and Dhol Drumming act.

Another amazing line-up gives us Talking Spirits whose members boast their involvement with the likes of Frank Zappa Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Joan Armatrading Van Morrison Billy Ocean Jeff Beck and many many more.

Finally we have Ubunye – the pounding rhythms of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live band. This vibrant group of Zulu performers combined with seasoned musicians from the UK mix ancient tradition with contemporary flare. The perfect way to round off the evening!

All these live acts introduced by the effervescent JoJo Kelly from Capital Radio and music between acts provided by Screwloose Sound System.

What a great line-up for a perfect Summer’s day – what could be better?

This is what could be better ….. a great selection of world food and drink vendors dotted around the site means you don’t have to leave the Festival for interesting and different refreshments. A real Mr Whippy ice-cream van and Scott Pullen’s famous fairground rides for the children.

Oh and did we say it’s FREE admission?!?!