Social Events in Leeds, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Leeds, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Leeds where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Leeds

A11y North #1 | Celebrating GAAD one day early

A11y North #1 | Celebrating GAAD one day early

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Royal Armouries Museum

Brought to you by some familiar faces of A11y Leeds, plus a couple of new faces, A11y North brings together accessibility advocates and inclusive design professionals all the way from **Watford Gap** to **John o’Groats**.

Our launch event will be hosted at the Cinema of War at the Royal Armouries, consisting of an opportunity for networking not seen since before the pandemic, amazing guest speake(…)

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Leeds DPaC In-Person Meetup, 14th May: Barney Lawrence & Grace O’Halloran – Free

Leeds DPaC In-Person Meetup, 14th May: Barney Lawrence & Grace O'Halloran - Free

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Infinity Works, part of Accenture

**LEEDS DATA PLATFORM AND CLOUD (LDPaC) IN-PERSON MAY MEETUP**
**\- 14th MAY 2024**
Price – Free

Thank you to [Accenture](https://www.accenture.com/gb-en) for sponsoring and hosting this event.

Join us for our first Leeds In-Person User Group Meeting (LDPaC) for 2024, where you can network, learn, ask a question, and meet other likeminded folks. These events are a really great opportunity to soc(…)

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Yorkshire DevOps #18 – BJSS

Yorkshire DevOps #18 - BJSS

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: BJSS

**May ’24 – Yorkshire DevOps (Leeds)**

We are super excited to return to Leeds on the 14th of May, partnering with BJSS. This is not one to be missed, as we have outstanding speakers. As usual, the event will run from 6 pm to 8 pm – food and drink will be provided.
We will be running two unique sessions in the evening.
We thank our event sponsors, BJSS, for providing the event space, food, and dr(…)

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Ministry of Testing Leeds – Every timeyou need a fresh pair of eyes

Ministry of Testing Leeds - Every timeyou need a fresh pair of eyes

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 1 Whitehall Quay

Ministry of Testing Leeds is very excited to bring you a session by new speakers Lakshima Damodar Gaijala and Shushuma Balaboju.

**Talk 1**

It’s all about looking at it with a fresh pair of eyes.

“Hello World” this is going to be my first talk. It will be a window into my world which includes more of software testing than anything else. Is being an experienced tester a strength or a weakness? L(…)

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Google I/O Watch Party

Google I/O Watch Party

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Calls Wharf – Bracken Workspace Plus

This month we’ll be live streaming the **Google I/O Keynote**.

[Google I/O](https://io.google/2024/) is Google’s annual conference where they announce all the brand new tech, APIs, and developer tools. What do you think they’ll be launching this year?

Come join us at the AND Digital office, on The Calls, for an informal watch party, and discuss the new things that are announced. Doors will open (…)

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Women Only Social

Women Only Social

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Black Sheep Coffee

We’re trialing a womens’ only midweek social which may turn into a regular event depending on demand.

**Black Sheep Coffee is the provisional venue but this may change depending on demand. There are TWO of these in Leeds so make sure you’re at the Park Row/Bond Street outlet. Check back here before setting off to confirm the info.**

*Thank you to everyone who agreed to co-host this event :)*(…)

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May Event: The Power of Terraform & LaravelPHP Real Time Applications

May Event: The Power of Terraform & LaravelPHP Real Time Applications

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: AutoProtect Offices

This is a free in-person event, open to all.

★ The talks

18:30 – **Arrive, pre-talks networking & pizzas 🍕**

**19:00 – Leverage the power of Terraform with existing cloud infrastructure – Alan Lapington**
In this talk we’ll delve into the capabilities of ‘terraform import’, and discover how to leverage the power of infrastructure-as-code without needing to rebuild all of your infrastructure fr(…)

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Eccup & Harewood Estates.

Eccup & Harewood Estates.

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Eccup & Harewood Estates

Join Hazel on this 8 mile circular walk from Eccup Moor Road on Bank House track passing Langley Well onto Stub House passing Emmerdale TV set. Picking up Leeds Country Way across Harewood Estate to Wike Lane Gate. Up Wall Side Woods to Harewod village. Picking up Ebor Way through Deer Park passing Home Farm back to Sub House. Across Swan Bushes towards Owlet Hall & back to cars.

Please wear suit(…)

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Acro Yoga 6 Week Course

 Acro Yoga 6 Week Course

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: We Are Wellness

Booking required: [WeAreWellness.co.uk](https://momence.com/Scarlot–Robinson/Acro-Yoga-6-Week-Course-/100514967?skipPreview=true)

Acro yoga, often referred to as Partner Acrobatics, Acro, or Acro Balance, is the combination of a yoga mentality with an acrobatic inspired movement practice and teamwork.

During this 6 week course, [Scarlot](Instagram.com/ScarlotRobinson) and Helen will guide you t(…)

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Paul Lanfear’s Property & Investor Breakfast (IN PERSON)

Paul Lanfear's Property & Investor Breakfast (IN PERSON)

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Oulton Hall

Property & Investor Breakfast (IN PERSON) at Oulton Hall.

Recent testimonial:

“The Property and Investor breakfast was a great introduction to a lovely and committed group of people who have a powerful skill set to share. Paul chairs a two hour breakfast for Property Investors where their experiences of the property market was shared and problems solved. People were passionate and knowledgeable (…)

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Learn to Heal Spiritually

Learn to Heal Spiritually

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Go Yoga – The Hiive, Harrogate.

**Learn 5 different healing techniques, access divine positive energy and become self-sufficient in spiritual healing.**

In this session, you will discover how healing works and experience healing first-hand through practical demonstrations & experiments. Regularly applying these spiritual healing remedies can help you to overcome various problems.

**Venue :** Go Yoga
**Address :** The Hiive, 40(…)

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Leeds Softball – Tuesday Training

Leeds Softball - Tuesday Training

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Adel War Memorial Association

**Do you want to…**
**✓ Try a new sport?**
**✓ Have fun?**
**✓ Meet tonnes of friendly people?**

Then it sounds you’d love softball!

Our weekly Tuesday training is back starting on the 7th May, so feel free to come down and give it a go, potentially meet a team and get in some practice for the league!

Softball is similar to baseball, where players bat a ball and score runs by running round th(…)

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A Skeleton in the Car Park – UNEARTHING RICHARD III – Talk & Exhibition

A Skeleton in the Car Park - UNEARTHING RICHARD III - Talk & Exhibition

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall

**What Clues Led Philippa to a King’s Grave in a Car Park?**
Graham Mitchell, a speaker from the Richard III Society will talk about his colleague, Phillippa Langley, and how she uncovered the skeleton in the Car Park.

**He will then give Harrogate the first insight into the research on the King’s nephews in the tower – did he really kill them?**

Find out about the life and times of Richard III (…)

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Writing Meetup and Social at The Soap Factory

Writing Meetup and Social at The Soap Factory

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Soap Factory

**Please note – this event will be at The Soap Factory, 4 Whitehall Quay**
**Leeds, LS1 4HR. A short walk away from Leeds Train Station. It is a requirement to buy something from the venue when attending.**

*HOW WE WORK*

Time to write!

For the first half (from 6.00pm to 7.30pm), we work on our own material before drifting into more of a social! We work on our own projects, from novels to screen(…)

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Leeds Pool Squad Meetup

Leeds Pool Squad Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Northern Snooker Centre

We want to bring together people that enjoy playing pool. We’re open to anyone at any skill level and we would love for you to join us!

Everyone can meet up around the bar area and get to know each other a bit first. Please try to arrive in the first half hour (or message me) so we can take you into account for tables. We will start the games at 19:30 and play through until 21:30. The tables will(…)

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Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Electric Bowl

People of all abilities will come together to try to knock all the pins down in one! Do join us, meet at 11.45am for a 12 noon start. At just £2 a game until 1pm, we may even have time for a couple of attempts!(…)

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation Leeds

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Leeds

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 188 Woodhouse Ln.

Hello 👋🏼,

Welcome to Sahaja yoga meditation in Leeds

We have in person meetings on wednesdays from 7.15pm to 8.30pm

188 Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds LS2 9DX

http://www.leedsquakers.org.uk/meetings/central-leeds

We will start with an introduction for new joiners followed by meditation and video extracts of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

No physical exercise is in(…)

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Quiz Night at the Cavalry Arms

Quiz Night at the Cavalry Arms

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Cavalry Arms

This is a popular quiz with our members, and our scores are usually pretty high. Though it starts fairly late, the quizmaster goes through the questions and answers fairly quickly, so it finishes at a reasonable time.

Meet at 8.30, the quiz officially begins at 9.(…)

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Curry Night Social

Curry Night Social

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Nawaab Restaurant

Lets enjoy some curry cuisine at Nawaabs -finally.

Attire: Casual/smart causal
Fee: Please bring a pound on the evening, all fees go to the group administration cost.
Venue: Nawaabs
Tables booked.(…)

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LaserForce Games Night!

LaserForce Games Night!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Escape Reality Leeds

Games Night is open to all, no previous experience required. We have the arena for 2 hours with unlimited games. It’s £15 for the session which is an excellent value when compared to the standard 3 game offering.

There will be a mix of competitive and special custom games that are not open to the public, such as;

🔫 Stealth
Like the standard game, but stealthy. And with rockets!

🔫 Terminator
R(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Leeds is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Leeds on Visitleeds.co.uk, Rshostels.co.uk, or Leeds-list.com.

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InterNations Leeds: Radisson Blue Vibes

InterNations Leeds: Radisson Blue Vibes

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Fire Lake, Radisson Blu Hotel

We’re delighted to invite you to what promises to be another fun, friendly and enjoyable evening at FireLake, Radisson Blu Hotel (inside The Light).

We have reserved the private bar area, just behind the main bar. (Ask at the Bar or Reception for “InterNations” if you don’t see us.)

Come have a good time, make new friends and mingle with like-minded internationals. Join us for a beer (or two), P

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