Travelling to Leeds

By rail: For visitors from abroad, it is useful to know that you can usually get much cheaper rail tickets if you book in advance - check the National Rail website for information and booking links, or use 'the trainline' booking website.There are regular services from London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and most major UK cities. You can also connect to some direct trains to Leeds from St Pancras Eurostar station, or just go next door to Kings Cross station for fast services to Leeds.

From the railway station it is about an 8 minute walk to the Rose Bowl: cross the main road towards the square, and then follow Park Row northwards, following signs to 'Civic Campus, Universities'. Follow the Row across the main road (The Headrow) and continue in the same direction with the Henry Moore Institute on your left and the SAS Radisson hotel on your right, past the (surprisingly unimposing) Cathedral. Cross Great George Street and with the City Museum on your right hand side, walk across Millennium Square towards the big white (like a wedding cake) building with gold clocks on its corners. This is Civic Hall, and the Rose Bowl is behind this building, so walk along the side of the Civic Hall and you will see the new glass building that is the Rose Bowl right there.

By air: Leeds has its own airport, 'Leeds Bradford Airport' with flights to/from around 60 destinations. Leeds is also easily accessible by rail from Manchester International Airport.

By bus: Information on national express coaches is on the National Express website. Leeds also has a city centre free bus - details can be downloaded here.

If you are driving to Leeds, the motorway brings you right into the centre. There is a car park at the Rose Bowl itself, but all-day parking is very expensive (£25) and you are advised to use the Woodhouse Lane car park which is less expensive.

A full set of maps for Leeds Met University is available on this downloadable pdf.

UK door to door instructions are available from the transport direct website.

You can find further travel details on Leeds Met's main website.

If you have any other questions or need special information, please contact us.

About this Festival

Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

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