The beautiful Victorian Grade 1 listed building of the Corn Exchange in Leeds will play host to the Showcase Spectacular this coming weekend (November 22 & 23). The event, which is an annual Arts and Culture event, will feature dozens of local artists and artisans and is the ideal place to start the Christmas shopping.

The Showcase Spectacular is an arts market born from a belief in supporting upcoming and established independent makers to exhibit and sell their unique works. Throughout the weekend the whole building bursts with energy as the bustling, large open market sits alongside other exciting features including pop-up galleries, cinemas, workshops, installations, music and engaging performances.

Ian Meek-Myers, one of the founders of the two day event said, “Last year’s Showcase Spectacular welcomed almost 15k visitors and saw record sales in art and amazing feedback from residents all across the city. This year we want to see the event get even bigger and make a really positive impact again for the city as we deliver our ethos of giving independents, artisans, creators and artists alike an effective and valuable platform to reach a new audience, as well as giving the lovely people of Leeds a great day out and to experience art & culture from many talented people.”

Whether for Christmas Shopping or to experience a bustling creative atmosphere, everyone is very welcome to experience our festival of creativity.  The Showcase Spectacular is free to enter.


Leeds Corn Exchange

Saturday 22ndNov: 10am – 6pm

Sunday 23rdNov 10.30am – 4.30pm

The Showcase Shindig from 6pm – 00.00pm

Exhibitiors and Galleries:
Assembly House 
Basement Arts Project
ENJOY Art Space
Sean Williams and BLOC Studios Artists

Projects Including:
Woolgather's Art Vend
Chronovision Pop-Up Cinema,
Immersound - Future Window (Digital Landscape's Show)
Leeds Art Party

Leeds College of Art

Music and Performance:
Compass Live Arts Festival - Selina Thompson 'Pat It, Prick It, and Mark It With 'B' ' Show
Live Drawing from James David-Murphy & John Pearson

Leeds City College Performing Art Students
Sway Dance Company
DJ Dorotop - Tropical Disco

Guest Artists:
Ian Kirkpatrick


Sela Bar's Pop-Up Pizza Restaurant

Bar of craft ales & lagers, mulled wine and refreshments

There will also be 80 arts, design, craft, illustration, photography, sculpture, jewellery and other creative stalls to browse. See and purchase the work and talents of hundreds of makers and suppliers with thousands of unique and wonderful products.

A best dressed stall competition for stall holders will run for the duration of the evenbt so expect to see some amazing people trading this year.

See the video
http://youtu.be/CE5rGlBXEq8 or watch highlights from last year’s event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVjXDaEyhyg

For more information, please visit 

 For any questions e-mail showcasespectacular@gmail.com

Twitter: @showspectacle
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