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Events, Excursions, Performances & Workshops

Making Leeds Medieval

How to Book

Every year the IMC runs a varied programme of events, excursions, performances, craft and professional development workshops, as well as film screenings and our public engagement day: Making Leeds Medieval.

Some events and activities are subject to an additional fee to cover costs associated with hosting the event. Tickets for these events can be purchased when you register online. Tickets for any events that have not sold out will be available from the Refectory Help Desk during the IMC. In some cases, a separate ticket purchase or booking is required and will be clearly indicated on the relevant event page. Free events do not require pre-booking, unless stated otherwise.

Some events can only accommodate a limited number of participants, so early booking is recommended. All events are offered on a first-come, first served basis and we are unable to operate waiting lists for fully-booked events. If you will not be able to attend an event you have booked, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to another delegate.

Events & Receptions

Every year the IMC runs a varied programme of events and activities for delegates and members of the public.

LUU Medieval Society Film Night: The Name of The Rose

Sunday 30 June, 19.00-21.30

University House: Beechgrove Room

Free of charge

Medieval Society Pub Quiz

Monday 01 July, 20.00-21.00

Leeds University Union: Old Bar

Free of charge

Medieval Open Mic Night

Tuesday 02 July, 20.00-22.00

Emmanuel Centre: Claire Chapel

Free of charge

Storytelling Circle

Wednesday 03 July, 21.00-22.30

Leeds University Union: Common Ground

Free of charge

IMC Dance

Wednesday 03 July, 21.30-Late

Leeds University Union: Stylus

Free of charge


Hosted throughout the week by the IMC and various scholarly societies, publishers, and others.


Yorkshire and the surrounding regions are home to a wealth of fascinating medieval sites and resources. IMC excursions will take you to secular and religious sites across the North of England.

Middleham Castle

Sunday 30 June, 12.30-19.00

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £48.00

Fountains Abbey

Sunday 30 June, 10.00-18.30

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £60.00

Richmond Castle

Monday 01 July, 13.00-19.00

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £45.00

Kirkstall Abbey

Tuesday 02 July, 13.30-17.00

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £25.00

Leeds Walking Tour

Wednesday 03 July, 14.00-16.30

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £15.00

Heptonstall Church & Village

Thursday 04 July, 13.30-19.00

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £35.00

Lincoln Cathedral & Bishops' Palace

Thursday 04 July, 09.30-19.30

Departs from Parkinson Steps

Price: £65.00

Concerts & Performances

This year’s concert and performance programme features outdoor dramatic performances, theatrical readings, storytelling, and live music from a diverse group of performers and sources. Check each event listing for information on tickets and locations.

Green Knight

Monday 01 July, 20.30-21.30

Stage@leeds: Stage 2

Price: £12.50

The Last Plantagenet: The Life and Times of Richard III

Tuesday 02 July, 20.30-21.30

Stage@leeds: Stage 2

Price: £14.50

Crusader Criminals: Knights Who Went Rogue in the Holy Land

Wednesday 03 July, 19.30-20.30

Stage@Leeds: Stage 3
Free of charge

La Jeu de la Feuillée

Wednesday 03 July, 18.30-19.30

Beech Grove Plaza

Free of charge

IMC Ceilidh

Thursday 04 July, 20.00-22.00

Leeds University Union: Riley Smith Hall

Free of charge


Workshops give you the opportunity to try a new skill – and often to take home a handmade memento of your time in Leeds. This year’s programme includes a variety of medieval and medieval-inspired techniques, professional development sessions, and new ways to communicate medieval research.

Combat Workshop

Sunday 30 June, 13.30-16.00


Price: £23.50

'Couch we awhile, and mark': Underside Couching Masterclass

Sunday 30 June, 10.00-16.00

University House: Beechgrove Room

Price: £45.00

Special Collections Drop-In Sessions

Monday 01 July, 12.00-14.00

Tuesday 02 July, 12.00-14.00

Wednesday 03 July, 12.00-14.00

Parkinson Building: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery

Free of charge

'To lerne the tretis of astrelabie': Astrolabe Workshop

Monday 01 July, 19.00-20.30

Stage@leeds: Stage 1

Free of charge

'Look that you bind them fast': Nalbinding Workshop

Monday 01 July, 19.00-21.00

University House: Beechgrove Room

Price: £35.00

Storytelling for Medievalists: A Workshop

Tuesday 02 July, 19.00-21.00

Stage@leeds: Stage 3

Price: £12.50

Hands on History: Arms and Armour 
Replica Handling Session

Wednesday 03 July, 19.00-20.30

Maurice Keyworth Building: 1.09

Price: £12.50

'Unclasp a secret book': Miniature Bindings Workshop

Friday 05 July, 10.00-16.00

Parkinson Building: B.09

Price: £42.50

Medieval Records and the National Archives: A Workshop

Friday 05 July, 09.00-13.00

Parkinson Building: B.08

Price: £9.50

Medieval Records and the National Archives: A Virtual Workshop

Tuesday 09 July, 14.00-18.00

Available virtually

Price: £7.50