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Raising the bar

It was once the headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery, but now after years in the wilderness, the stunning art deco building has been brought back to life as The Tetley – a thriving pioneering centre for contemporary art, fine food and of course, a good pint.

Amidst the ever-growing cranes, demolished buildings and newly erected tower blocks and offices that reach ever upwards across Leeds’ South Bank, one building stands defiant.

As splendid now as it was when it was first built back in the 1930s, something new is now brewing in the building where Joshua Tetley and his workforce once walked the corridors and produced that famous Yorkshire nectar for so many years.

And it is fitting with so many historical buildings and landmarks having been demolished, the former headquarters of Tetley Brewery still stands tall having found its voice again as The Tetley.

Now a thriving hotbed for local artistic talent, contemporary art, creative workshops and stylish new dining and function spaces, it is an incredible building that has rightly been opened up to the public.

From the heart of the South Bank, which is undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, The Tetley creates a platform for amazing emerging artists, free exhibitions and helps communities and young people in Leeds find their creative voice.

Having first been transformed in 2013 to house unique gallery spaces, The Tetley is now fast emerging as one of the city’s most exciting new creative venues with organisers Project Space Leeds proudly investing in new and emerging artists to create work and exhibitions to showcase the local talent on our own doorstep.

Seen as playing a vital role within the Leeds art scene, The Tetley is also home to some outstanding national and international work which is often presented here for the first time.

The arrival of new head chef Connaire Moran at the Tetley Bar & Kitchen in the summer has also elevated the venue’s reputation with an exciting new menu including a delicious Sunday roast on offer.

Alongside incredible spaces to hire for functions or meetings, it is great to see such an iconic building serving up more than just pints to a new generation.

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Lauren Gault: Cithra

Exhibition continues until 3rd January 2022

Lauren Gault presents a new body of work at The Tetley. In this solo exhibition, Cithra, she reflects on the thresholds and close interdependencies between wildness and domestication, informed by her time in rural Northern Ireland.

Superheroes of Leeds

18th August – 12th December 2021

Discover 235 drawings and testimonies celebrating Leeds’ amazing teachers, councillors, parents, bin men and delivery drivers, plus Marcelo Bielsa, Captain Sparkle Butt and many other worthy heroes.

Beth Shapeero: The Shape of Things

19th November 2021 – 6th February 2021

In collaboration with learners from Leeds City College, artist Beth Shapeero presents a new participatory project, exhibition and public artwork that explore abstract gestures drawn from the shapes in our everyday surroundings.

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