It is also Black History Month, and on the 5th at Parkinson Building the Leeds Black History Walk informatively marks the start of it. Then at the very end of the month, Halloween spooks us out at Temple Newsam’s Spooktacular and at uprisings all over the ghost-filled city of York. It is also then that the nation-spanning Museums at Night opens access to culture up late in selected spaces and into the first days of November.
Which is when the chill is likely to be kicking in. Of course, the usual array of bonfires will warm you up at Roundhay Park; remember remember the date. November also puts on intriguing and educational entertainment, notably in the form of Otley Science Festival from 11th to 16th respectively.
Throughout all of this, the usual high standard and all sizes of shows are playing regularly at theatres across the city. Amongst Leeds’ many choices are Northern Ballet’s Dracula at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cher at First Direct Arena, Paul Foot at The Wardrobe, Loyle Carner at O2 Academy.
And if you really want to feel like Winter’s coming, there are the November early arrivals of Christmas Markets. Leeds’ begins in Millennium Square from the 8th.
It may be September, but already, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.