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5:05 PM 22nd March 2024

Countdown To The Cosmic Extravaganza: Leodis Space Agency Launches In Leeds City Centre

Astronaut poses in front of the Launch Site
Astronaut poses in front of the Launch Site
This weekend marks the launch of the Leodis Space Agency, a collaboration between LeedsBID and Welcome to Leeds. It promises an unforgettable Easter Activation across Leeds City Centre. Prepare to be transported into a cosmic wonderland as the heart of the city is adorned with breathtaking free-to-view installations and free immersive experiences.

Get Crafty this Easter with Family Fun at Trinity Leeds

Joining the cosmic journey is an array of family-friendly craft sessions hosted daily from 10am to 3pm at Trinity Leeds. Located in Unit 105, next to Philip Stoner the Jeweller, these free drop-in space crafts feature themed colouring sheets, cutting activities, and space stickers. Additionally, from March 25th to April 5th, The PlayTent invites families to participate in a community Rocket Build, alongside their interactive event Moonscape, allowing children to explore textures while creating their own moonscape.

In addition, on April 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th from 11am to 4pm, Trinity Leeds will host assorted space-themed crafts on the link bridge between Next and ROX.

We are excited for lift-off this weekend as we aim to animate the city centre with fun, family-friendly events and activities. We are excited to reveal more of the free-to-attend craft sessions for families to get involved in and hope families can explore the universe while discovering more about Leeds during their travels.
James Wilson, LeedsBID’s Project and Events Manager

Embark on an Out-of-this-world Adventure

Aspiring space cadets are invited to embark on an out-of-this-world adventure across Leeds city centre during the school Easter holidays. The Leodis Space Agency promises a range of cosmic activities for all ages, featuring exhibits to discover, alien encounters, and interactive workshops.

Briggate Illuminated: A Radiant Solar System Display and Launch Site

At the heart of the Leodis Space Agency lies the awe-inspiring launch site on Briggate. A grand-scale rocket will stand tall throughout the campaign, accompanied by a captivating Solar System suspended above. As dusk falls, Briggate will illuminate, featuring the eight planets of our solar system, offering a stunning celestial spectacle.

Trinity Leeds Transforms into Lunar Wonderland: Unveiling the Lunar Module Landing

Trinity Leeds will host a mesmerising Lunar Module landing scene, transporting visitors to the lunar surface with intricate detail that ignites a sense of adventure for all ages.

Witness the Flyby of the International Space Station at Leeds City Station

Leeds City Station will become a celestial hotspot as visitors witness the immersive wonder of an International Space Station.

Alien Zoo Exhibit: Unearth the Wonders of the Universe

For intrepid explorers, the Merrion Centre will host the Alien Zoo, an interactive mixed reality (MR) exhibit curated by XR storyteller Martin Taylor and multimedia artist Wayne Sables. Step into a wondrous interactive menagerie of strange alien life forms, igniting imagination and curiosity.

Meet some of the Alien Zoo characters, find this at Merrion Centre, Leeds.
Meet some of the Alien Zoo characters, find this at Merrion Centre, Leeds.
Leeds City Museum Offers Out-of-this-world Experience

Leeds City Museum invites families to participate in an out-of-this-world experience throughout the Easter holidays, featuring immersive planetarium shows, drop-in cosmic crafts, and a constellation trail from April 2nd to 4th.

Leeds Piano Trail Takes on a Space Theme The Leeds Piano Trail will feature space-themed performances by young pianists at various locations on March 23rd and April 13th, adding a special touch to the city's musical landscape.

The Leodis Space Agency blasts off in Leeds on Saturday, March 23rd, and runs until Saturday, April 14th, 2024. For more information, visit

John from Norse Sky makes adjustments to the Briggate Launch Site, ahead of being installed on Briggate
John from Norse Sky makes adjustments to the Briggate Launch Site, ahead of being installed on Briggate