The inaugural Leeds Piano Festival gets under way next week, as part of a programme of expanding activities organised by the Leeds International Piano Competition in the city and beyond.

A cutting-edge 3D weaving loom that is the only one of its kind in the UK is at the heart of a new £1.75 million textiles innovation centre at the University of Leeds.

Leeds International Festival gets underway this week, running across the city from Friday until 12 May.

The three-year wait is over – Leeds International Piano Competition is under way.

The North's oldest and largest literature festival begins tomorrow (Friday) with the University as its new principal partner.