Walk On Aire at Leeds Dock this Saturday

A view looking down Leeds Dock. A cental tower block and lower rise apartment blocks on each side are reflected in the still water of the dock. There are barges moored to the right hand side.

Leeds Dock hosts an afternoon of relaxing activities on Saturday (29 July 2023) ranging from yoga to paddleboarding.

The event is part of the Leeds 2023 Year of Culture’s ‘My Leeds Summer’ and has been organised by Hunslet & Riverside’s Neighbourhood Host Karen Peters.

There’s a chance to de-stress with free drop-in yoga sessions, enjoy a history and sketching walk and take a wellbeing and mindfulness tour on the river. Plus there are stand-up paddleboard sessions for beginners and dance performances.

The Gift, logo for Hunslet & Riverside ward by Keith Khan
The Gift, logo for Hunslet & Riverside ward by Keith Khan

The Gift will also be on show. The Gift is a special woven textile featuring 33 artworks, one for each ward in the city, created by artist Keith Khan. You can try on a collection of unique garments designed by local makers. Strike a pose, have your picture taken, wearing your city with pride. Learn more about the project and discover The Gift to your ward.

It all takes place in and around the square in front of the Royal Armouries Museum between 12-5pm on Saturday. All activities are free, but some require you to book free tickets in advance. A limited number of tickets will be also available on the day.

The full schedule of activities and how to book can be found on the Leeds 2023 website here.


Photo: Leeds Dock.  Credit: Tim Green CC BY 2.0 via Creative Commons


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