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A City of Music

Music is alive and well in the city of Leeds with festivals, concert venues, shops and even its very own college for music. The Leeds College of Music has more than 1,000 full-time students and more than 1,000 part-time students. The college started life as Leeds Music Centre in 1965 and became the College of Music in 1971. Jazz education was its main strength when it first began, and it still has a strong reputation for its jazz education today. …

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Student Life

Leeds has been a city for students since the 19th century is still a popular place of study today. There are two universities in the city – the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University. The colleges of further and higher education include Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds College of Music and Leeds College of Building. The city is home to more than 200,000 students in total.

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Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam is a well-known landmark in the city of Leeds and earns its reputation due to the magnificent 18th century mansion and 1,500 acres containing gardens, parkland and farm. The site means different things to different people as it is able to host large open air concerts as well as fun fairs, art exhibitions, shows and educational events.

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Harewood

Harewood House has many levels. It is a visitor attraction, a site of historical importance, home to the Queen’s cousin the Earl of Harewood and the Countess of Harewood, an important site for wildlife, a museum for art and a host to many public events. Among its titles are Enjoy England’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009 and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winner 2010.

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