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Ten top tips for the next ten days in Leeds

Written by
Rob Martin

So the year comes towards its close but, don't worry, there's plenty still to do to ensure you have a fun time seeing out 2014. 

Top Hat
, Leeds Grand, from Tue Dec 23, £22-£47
The delightfully old fashioned Hollywood musical gets a sumptuous stage version, full of toe-tapping numbers and tap-toeing routines.

Peter Pan, Leeds Grand, until - Sat Dec 20, £10.50-£40
A lovely new version by Northern Ballet telling the tale of Wendy, her brothers and the boy from Neverland who never grows up. The music is by the Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck, who won the golden man for his score to 'Shakespeare in Love'.

The Wood Beneath the World, Leeds Town Hall, Until Thu Dec 23, £8/£6

It's your last chance to see this enchanting thing, the forest which has grown out of the floor in the basement of the Town Hall.

The Event Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Mon Dec 29 - Sun Mar 8, free
Every other Monday for four months, there's a different work of art featured outside the institute by a different artist, one of nine.

Intergalactic Mobile Disco, Fab Café, Wed Dec 31, free
Not a bad way to spend your New Year, as the mid week bash falls nicely on the last day of the year.

Propaganda, Propaganda's Attic, Sat Dec 27, £4
The perfect club night if you're, well, a bit young! Crowd-pleasing indie, electro, hip hop and chart tunes all night long.

Exodus: Gods and Kings, in cinemas
Ridley Scott's biblical epic has had its fair share of controversy, ensuring it made a big splash at the US box office. Now you can see for yourself if the hype is worth it.

Big Eyes, in cinemas
Could be Tim Burton's strongest for a while if early reviews are to go by. And it stars the wonderful Amy Adams and the equally wonderful Christoph Waltz.

The best restaurants in Leeds
Fancy a meal? have you seen out list of the top places to have one in the city? Go on, treat yourself.

The best cocktail bars  in Leeds
And finally, what better time of year than to celebrate with a cocktail? We've got 13 of them right here.

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