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Summer in the City


Brightening the week for city workers

Summer in the city has become a whole lot brighter for those who live, work and play in it thanks to the introduction of an annual packed summer programme.

Public places have been brought to life with an assortment of activities to animate lunchtimes and encourage people to step out of the office and enjoy getting outdoors in the city centre.

The summer months see a wave of LeedsBID deckchairs wash across the city centre while pop-up musical performances, outdoor leisure pursuits and screenings of top sporting events help break up the working week.

“LeedsBID has done great things for our city and its engagement with the Wellington Place community has created opportunities for the businesses across the development. We have partnered on numerous projects and these not only support the business community in Leeds but also position it as a vibrant and fun city to work and play.”
— Dominque Simcox
Head of Customer Experience, MEPC Limited

In numbers

LeedsBID deckchairs, in 12 different venues for more than 300 days over three summers (2017, 2018 & 2019)


Hours sporting events screen time in key city centre locations (Summer 2019)


Wellbeing sessions (yoga/ tai chi/ mindfulness/ menopause café)


Employees of levy paying businesses engaged