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highlighting the fow of people, water and life through the city.
Te brothers, who are identical twins, are known mainly for
stop-motion animation work.
Overworlds & Underworlds will be a spectacular free
event, a new bold public artwork unlike anything ever seen in
the city before. Tis large scale, multi-site project will invite
people to see Leeds in a whole new light. Te Quay brothers
ask: “What would it be like if we brought the city into the river
and the river into the city?”.
Te torch relay will light up Leeds as it enters the north
east of the city on 18th June before being greeted again during
late afternoon on 24th June and departing early Monday
morning from the city centre. As well as being cheered through
the streets, the torch will be welcomed by a huge outdoor
celebration event on 24th June. Plans are under wraps for this
major party at the time of going to press, more will be revealed
closer to the time!
Wrapped around the torch relay, the Leeds Loves Sport
festival shines a spotlight on taking part in and watching sport
including the West Yorkshire Games, World Sports Day and
One Day International Cricket as England play the West
Indies at the world renowned Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
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LEEDS TORCH EVENTS
Te torch will be visiting the outskirts of
Leeds on the 18th June, heading northwards
the next day carried by specially chosen
torchbearers, including local schoolchildren,
before returning on 24th June for a major
overnight event in the city. It will leave the city
via Victoria Quarter and south Leeds.
OTHER KEY EVENTS
18MAY - 20MAY:
Leeds Canvas ‘OverWorlds
meet UnderWorlds’, Dark Arches and
throughout the city centre.
LEEDS LOVESSPORT FESTIVAL (
15-29 June
)
21JUNE:
Leeds CityCollege student sports awards.
22 JUNE:
Cricket one day international,
England v West Indies, Headingley Carnegie.
24 JUNE:
Rhinos super league match or
Yorkshire T20 match, Headingley Carnegie.
25JUNE:
World Sports Day.
27JUNE:
West Yorkshire Games,
Leeds Metropolitan University.
24 JUNE:
Torch Relay Leeds
Evening Celebration event.
LEEDS INSPIRED
PROGRAMME
TORCH RELAY MAP
WETHERBY
18th June
BOSTON SPA
18th June
HAREWOOD
18th June
MORLEY
25th June
JOHN CHARLES
CENTRE
25th June
RICHMONDHILL
24th June
HAREHILLS
24th June
CHAPEL
ALLERTON
24th June
HEADINGLEY
24th June
CITY
25th June