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The summer's culture highlights

We round up the best exhibitions and shows over the coming months

Written by . Published on July 4th 2011.

The summer's culture highlights

Stuck for some cultural enrichment over the summer? Don't be - there's plenty going on. Here's our highlights.

To submit yours, email simonb@theconfidentials.co.uk.

Taste - the politics of food and drink

This exhibition takes a look at the issues surrounding food culture in Leeds throughout the centuries. From Victorian

Temperance campaigns to fair trade, e-numbers and organic farming, as well as 19th century oyster bars and taverns, to today's Tapas and Sushi bars.

Now - Sat 31st December 2011 at Abbey House

Food for Thought
This exhibition celebrates the wide range of World Food available in Leeds; in restaurants, cafes, markets and people's homes.

Jewish, Irish, Carribean, English, Indian, and Chinese meals have been captured on film.

Now - Sat 31st Decmber 2011 at Leeds City Museum

A series of Artworks Carefully Arranged
This is an exhibtion inspired by Damien Hirst's Artist Room which includes a range of artworks selected by young people studying visual communication at Leeds College of Art.

Fri 1st July - Sun 30th October at Leeds Art Gallery

Artist Rooms on tour with the Art Fund - Damien Hirst
Artist Damien Hirst explores the timeless themes of birth, illness, death and religion through artforms such as photography, painting, installation and sculpture. This is part of Artist Rooms, a national programme which brings a vital collection of contemporary art gifted by art collector Antony D'Offay to wider audiences. This exhibition is supported by The Art Fund.

Fri 15th July - Sun 30th October at Leeds Art Gallery

Dancing in the Street
An exhibition that celebrates the creativity, diversity and vibrancy of Leeds' Carnivals and street festivals. It looks at the history of festivals in Leeds, the costumes and the characters that bring our streets to life.

It features a festival troupe specially commissioned and inspired by the museum's own collections. as well as film, pictures, stories, music and objects from some of the city's most loved street celebrations.

Fri 22nd July - Jan 2012 at Leeds City Museum

John Makepeace: Enriching the language of Furniture
A retrospective exhibition of work by one of Britain's leading contemporary furniture makers.

Fri 23 Sept - Sun 20 Nov at Lotherton Hall

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