Leeds food festival invite for residents

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SCARBOROUGH people are invited to the Leeds Loves Food festival in May.

Organised by Leeds City Council and Marketing Leeds and sponsored by Asda, the festival is now in its seventh year.

Events will take place across the city from May 25-27.

For the second successive year it will host the Yorkshire Food and Drink Show, managed in partnership with the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.

Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council, organisers of the festival with partners, Marketing Leeds, said: “Leeds Loves Food is a truly unique food festival with businesses right across the city getting involved in hosting food-related events.

“This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.”

Held on Millennium Square, the show attracted 35,600 visitors in 2011 and will include cooking demonstrations, food sampling, music and market stalls.

The sights and sounds of Marrakesh will also be at the festival as a traditional Moroccan market is set to open on Briggate.

The Moroccan Market of Handicraft will be on Briggate from Wednesday May 23 to Sunday May 27.

Other festival sites include Millennium Square, Merrion Centre, The Light, St John’s Centre, Briggate, Victoria Quarter, The Corn Exchange and Leeds Kirkgate Market.

All event sites will be free to access and offer a range of tasty events.