Bank Holiday fun in the Sun - Chapter 81
August 20, 2019

Bank Holiday fun in the Sun

We pick our favourite events to share with you, so grab a fork, a glass, and maybe some binoculars, and get out there.

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Words by: Simon Fogal

Chow Down

Why not take a trip to the magnificent Piece Hall, as the last Chow Down of 2019 takes over this awe-inspiring, Grade I-listed 18th Century former cloth hall. 

With 18 food traders, we’ve got a roster of award-winners. From Nasi Lemak to the brand new YOI Fried Chicken, to the juicy burgers from Little Red Food Truck and the incongruously tasty Yorkshire Burrito, we’ve got your tummy full, whatever your munch preferences and dietary requirements. Dessert is covered too, with our faves Sugar Spun Sisters and Froconut. Wash it all down with some chilled prosecco, a range of craft beers or just a lovely pint of Schöfferhofer. Kids get free activities on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be DJs and roaming bands too. 

WHAT: Chow Down Food and Drink Festival 

WHEN: Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August

WHERE: The Piece Hall, Halifax 

PRICE: £3 gets you in for all four days. Under 14s are free entry.

HOW TO BOOK: No booking. Pay on the door.



The weekly #EatNorth food fair at North Brew Co has been having a few fun specials throughout 2019. From #CheeseNorth (the second most popular instalment ever) to #SeaNorth but wait…. What is happening to celebrate August Bank Holiday? 

Fondue? Vol-au-vents? Chicken Kievs? 80s music? HELL YEAH!

#EatNorth goes in for an 80s fun-filled Saturday (and we will all pray that the sun is out). Fancy Dress is encouraged, as is drinking good beer and having a cheeky 80s-inspired cocktail.

WHAT: 80s-inspired version of #EatNorth. 

WHEN: Saturday 24th August 

WHERE: North Brewing Co. 

PRICE: FREE to enter, bring pocket money for food and beer. 

HOW TO BOOK: No booking required. Turn up and dance (oh, and eat)!



This 25th August, LIVIN’Italy are bringing their ‘Bottomless Pizza’ party out to play for the first time. BOTTOMLESS PIZZA. Imagine. Give us a slice (or ten)! Not only is the pizza neverending, but they will also be running a wonderful cocktail masterclass and two extra cocktails. All this for £20 (without the masterclass) or £25 (with masterclass). 

WHAT: Italian Summer Festa (in partnership with VII Hills) with bottomless pizza.

WHEN: Sunday 25th August from 4pm. Bottomless Pizza from 5-7pm. DJ, 6-10pm.

WHERE: LIVIN’Italy Dough House, 2 Cloth Street, LS1 2HD.

PRICE: £20pp (inc. bottomless pizza and two cocktails). 

  + optional £5 for Cocktail Masterclass (5pm or 7pm, limited spaces available).

HOW TO BOOK: Buy your tickets via the website:

Bank Holiday fun in the Sun

Mikkeller weekender – Turk’s Head

Turk’s Head have a fantastic opening weekend of events lined up for Leeds Beer Week, with this tap takeover. We are warning you – this might go nuts, and they only have so much beer. 

The real icing on the cake is an exclusive release of a new Mikkeller addition to their Spontan range, which is being brought over specially for Leeds Beer Week. 

WHAT: Full tap takeover from one of the world’s best breweries, Mikkeller.

WHEN: Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August. 

WHERE: The Turk’s Head

PRICE: The price of a pint or two. 

HOW TO BOOK: No need to book – (

Bank Holiday fun in the Sun

Leeds Jurassic Trail

One of the last weekends that you can see the ridiculously popular Leeds Jurassic Trail. Grab your map and take a trip around Leeds to see these 5 life-sized dinosaurs. This is one for the kids – but big kids are also very much welcome. We love this project, and it’s so nice to see the shopping centres working together. Check the offers page and grab a kids dino meal from various partners across the city too, to make the most of this prehistoric party!

WHAT: 5 life-sized dinosaurs around Leeds. 

WHEN: FINISHES 1st September. 

WHERE: Across Leeds 


HOW TO BOOK: FREE, just grab a map ->


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