See Leeds differently on Friday 5 October as the city’s familiar streets and buildings are transformed for the annual Light Night, which showcases the best creative talent the city has to offer. This year’s Light Night theme is ‘dead of night’, and suitably spooky highlights include torch-lit ghost stories at Leeds City Library, a taxidermy photo booth at the Carriageworks, a ‘day of the dead’-themed bicycle procession led by Papergirl Leeds, and a showcase of the Brotherton Library’s spectral collections. All sorts of goings-on take place under the cover of darkness, so don’t be surprised if artworks and classical characters from the city’s buildings come to life at Leeds City Museum, and flash mobs performing zombie aerobics appear throughout the city. Less scary but equally worth checking out are a late-night treasure hunt, a capella hide-and-seek and tours of Leeds Town Hall’s clock tower. Meanwhile, the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar will be explored in the dressing room of stage@leeds. Spooky fancy dress is optional.

Fri 5 Oct, Various locations around Leeds, 5.30pm, FREE. Tel: 0113 224 3523,

Fri 5 Oct
Natalie Bradbury
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Thu 4 Oct 2012