Events on the calendar this month
Here at Leeds Brewery we like to keep you updated with things going on at our pubs and in March there’s a few important events on the calendar.
It’s the special day of the year when we show appreciation for our mum’s and shower them with gifts and flowers. So this year on Sunday 6th March, why not give your mum a break from her fabulous cooking and treat her to one of our Leeds Brewery Sunday roasts to rival her own.
We are offering our usual weekly Sunday lunch menu with our homemade Sunday roasts cooked using only the freshest ingredients as well as a little extra something especially for your mum, whether it be a dessert, a box of our homemade chocolates, a small bouquet of daffodils or a glass of bubbly - we’ve got it covered. Give your mum the Mother’s Day she deserves and book a table with us today.
As a nation of pie lovers we dedicate a whole week of the year to celebrate one of the best staple British foods. From the traditional savoury meat and potato pie to a sweet apple pie and custard, we always enjoy a hearty pie with a generous filling. British Pie Week takes place from 7th-13th March this year and here at Leeds Brewery, we are hosting The Great Leeds Brewery Pie-Off.
Each one of our pubs will have their signature homemade pie recipe featured on our special pie menu that will be available in all our pubs. All you have to do is try them all and vote for your favourite to be crowned the winner of The Great Pie-Off. You can vote on Twitter using the hashtag #pieweek followed by the name of your chosen pub. This has been an annual event at the brewery for a couple of years now and has always proven to be a popular event with everyone getting involved. It allows our chefs to be creative with the flavours for their chosen fillings, using fresh ingredients that have been locally sourced to make the tastiest possible pies.
We may not be Irish but we still like to celebrate St Paddy’s Day on 17th March. What all started out as a religious feast day in memory of the patron saint of Ireland has now become an international celebration with Irish dancing, parades, special foods and a lot of beer drinking. The traditional St Patrick’s Day drink is Guinness and although our pubs don’t serve it behind our bars, we recommend trying our very own Leeds Brewery dark beers. Our Gathering Storm traditional dark stout is served as a keg beer with a hint of fizz, it’s a combination of dark roasted malts and subtle hops that gives a rich finish. We also have our award winning dark ale named after our first pub opening; Midnight Bell. This premium ale combines chocolate malts with hops to give a full bodied, dark coloured pint.
For the last 15 years in Leeds there has been the Leeds St Patrick’s Day Parade and this year is no exception to the Irish celebrations. The parade will begin at Cookridge Street at 11am with colourful floats and music showcasing the Irish traditions and will then be followed by Irish dancing, stalls, food, music and more at Millennium Square. This event is one for the whole family and a great way to get involved with the Irish culture.
There is currently an exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in the Leeds City Art Gallery that explores the romance of British craft. Made with Love is an annual exhibition where British makers come together to showcase their beautiful jewellery, ceramics and crafts that make ideal gifts - perfect timing for Mother’s Day. It’s a great place to take your mum and treat her to a new piece of jewellery or a some beautifully crafted, handmade bits and bobs.
We would recommend a very interesting photography exhibition at Leeds Town Hall that showcases photographs of the people, places and famous buildings in Leeds and tells the stories of the city. It has been organised by Leeds Community Foundation that are a charity dedicated to bringing positive change in local communities.
At the Leeds City Museum, just at the top of Millennium Square is the Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition, a portrait exhibition of the city and it’s people. At the end of 2015 the City Museum challenged both professional and ametaur photographers to uncover some of the faces of Leeds today that are showcased alongside portraits from the city's historic past. From early Victorian photography to the modern day selfie, it’s a fascinating selection of photos that document the history of the people of Leeds. They also have their own photography studio where you can create your own studio portrait.
One of the most popular ballets of all time is coming to Leeds and it’s one not to miss; Northern Ballet brings you a modern take on the iconic classic Swan Lake to Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. A story of a man haunted by the tragic death of his brother, and confused by his feelings towards his two best friends, Anthony looks to the water for answers - in whatever form they take. This tale of love and obsession is performed to Tchaikovsky's beautiful and moving score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
The ballet has been adored by audiences for years and is one of the most famous ballets in the world. Northern Ballet were voted the Best Company at the Taglioni European Ballet awards and are a great way to see the performance like never before. Performances are being held throughout March and tickets are available to book now, so you’ve got time to take your mum as a special treat for Mother’s Day.
Keep your eyes peeled for these events taking place this month both in Leeds and at our pubs. LB