Morgans City Living have teamed up with 8 well-known Leeds brands for a competition with the prize being an ultimate day out in Leeds City Centre for two!
The winners will experience what Leeds has to offer in one big day out! Firstly there will be a private yoga session at Leeds Yoga followed by breakfast and coffee at Harvey Nichols. Afterwards they will enjoy a treatment at the skin laundry in Harvey Nichols. Once the winners have been pampered they will enjoy a bottomless brunch at Shears Yard on The Calls. Afterwards the winners will have time to relax at the hotel before heading out for the evenings activities. Drinks at Angelica, followed by a theatre performance of A Christmas Carol at Leeds Playhouse. They will then head to Blackhouse for a dinner, and then to Dakota Deluxe for a one night’s stay.
Our MD, Jonathan Morgan says “It’s our aim not only to provide the very best rentals and sales service but also to put Leeds on the map. It’s been a year since we launched our first social competition. We’re thrilled to launch our biggest prize yet to our 11K+ Facebook followers!”
The General Manager of Dakota Deluxe, Andrew Creese adds, “Our hotel is unique for Leeds. We focus our efforts on making our clients feel valued by giving them a luxurious experience they wouldn’t get anywhere else in the city. We’re excited to be involved in ‘Morgans Big Day Out’ and give the people of Leeds a true experience of what the city is about.”
The Leeds Playhouse’s Executive Director, Robin Hawkes says “We’re delighted to be partnering with Morgans City living and 8 other brands across the city. It will be a pleasure to welcome the competition winners into our pop-up theatre.”
To enter the competition, visit the Morgans Facebook page like, share the post and tag the person you’d most likely go with!
This week we’d like to give you a guide for Clarendon Quarter, a recently completed development!
Food and drink
Manjaros is a mixture of African and Caribbean styled meals. They also have a gelato lounge which offers a range of gelato and cakes.
The Corner Café
A small, family run Indian restaurant. They also work closely with local breweries to bring you a wide variety of ales to enjoy. It’s only a short walk from Clarendon Quarter
A mix between a bar, club and a private hire venue that serves pub grub and has an outside terrace! What more could you wish for?
Out and about
Emmerdale studio experience
If you are a soap fan, then you can experience all the drama with a guided tour into the world of Emmerdale!
Hyde Park Picture House
The only gas-lit cinema left in the UK! The cinema shows various classic and independent films.
Hyde Park Book Club
Hyde Park Book Club is a mixed-use venue. You can go for food and drink, but also enjoy some live music from artists that perform there! It also has a jazz club for the jazz-lovers!
The Brudenell social club brings live artists and entertainment to Leeds! It also has a bar, games room and a TV to show live sports.
Tesco express isn’t too far way to go to complete the weekly shop or just for a snack!
Clarendon Quarter has its own gym for the residents! It also includes virtual classes to watch and follow.
The development hosts social events for the residents for example it recently had a salsa evening where you could take part in learning how to salsa dance! Later this month there is a Mamma Mia movie night!
Morgans City Living have let all 100 apartments in Victoria House, a brand new residential development, within three months of the scheme completing.
Victoria House, has contributed massively to the city’s available rental stock over summer. Our MD, Jonathan Morgan says; “With demand continuing to outstrip supply, Victoria House has given working professionals a chance to live in high quality apartments. Modern interiors and brand new furnishings have been complemented by far reaching views across the city. The proximity of Leeds’ favourite bars and eateries, including Manahatta and Zaap Thai, have undoubtedly been a factor in this success.’
Our MD adds, “As the residential property market in the city centre continues to increase, our rentals team of 6 negotiators continue to lead the way; Casey Grieveson, Spencer Williamson, Beckii Stevens, Sarah Roberts, Graham Gomersall and Joe Lilley have worked tirelessly over summer to ensure the success of Victoria House’. We are having another very successful year and Victoria House has played a huge part in this. We are currently in the final stages of agreeing terms on a number of further bespoke rental schemes.’
As of last month, Morgans were appointed joint Letting Agents for the recently completed Clarendon Quarter scheme. It provides a mix of studios, 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments. Jonathan adds, ‘This is an exciting opportunity for our rentals team to deliver high quality apartments in a setting with numerous on site amenities. Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen with high gloss units, integrated appliances and wood effect flooring throughout. The communal areas include a residents’ club lounge, on-site concierge and security, landscaped gardens and a gym with virtual classes. Our client has made a huge effort to create a welcoming and exciting environment for our residents to enjoy regular social events’.
Does this sound like the place for you?
As Halloween is only around the corner, we’re giving you a selection of events for you to enjoy…
Kirkstall Abbey Cinema
Kirkstall Abbey are hosting an outdoor cinema screening of the horror film IT! You can watch a film about a creepy clown in the spooky grounds of the Abbey! If you prefer a less scarier film, they are also showing Hocus Pocus!
Interactive Board Game
How scary can a board game be? Kirkstall Abbey are hosting an interactive version of Face Your Worst Fears! In this version you get to play as one of the board pieces! You roll the dice and move along to meet different characters and tackle challenges which determine whether you move on or not!
Temple Newsam has Halloween fun for every age! You can learn about all the ghosts that haunt the grounds Also you are able to go on a tour of the house and gardens along with a visit to the derelict cellars!
Spooky Scarecrow Trail
Lotherton Hall brings its Spooky Scarecrow Trail back for Halloween! You can adventure around the house and gardens in order to find all the scarecrows that have escaped!
Thackray Medical Museum
Thackray Medical Museum are hosting a Pus and Pimples SFX workshop! Here you will be able to try and recreate the awful wounds you may see on TV! You will use makeup to create lots of different things for example Black Death buboes!
There are lot’s of fun things to do in North Leeds to keep you and your friends entertained. Here’s some of our favourites…
Meanwood Valley trail
Do you enjoy walking? If so you should check out the Meanwood Valley trail. It follows a waymarked footpath from Golden Acre Park to Leeds City Centre and vice versa. On the walk you may see wildlife roaming through the woodlands!
Leeds Industrial Museum
Leeds Industrial Museum is located in Armley. You can learn about the industrial heritage in Leeds. In the museum there is collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and lots more! There is exhibitions from the 18th century up until the present day!
At Kirkstall you can challenge your friends and family to a game of bowling! There are plenty of lanes available, and you can also order food and drinks! There is an arcade section at Hollywood Bowl where you can try your luck to win some prizes!
Hyde Park Picture House
Hyde Park Picture House is one of the UKs oldest cinemas! It features classic, independent and award winning films from all around the world! It is a unique cinema as it is the only gas-lit cinema left in the UK so it is a great experience!
Hyde Park Book Club
Hyde Park Book Club is a hidden gem in Headingley! Not only does it serve food and drinks, but it also has live artists performing! The venue also has a weekly jazz club with live jazz bands playing! It has events for everyone!
Which one will you choose?
Our Instagram page has lots of photos from in and around Leeds! We show off what the city has to offer with posts of events, our favourite restaurants and more! This week we are looking at the top 5 posts from September!
#5 The Dortmund Drayman
In September one of our themes of the weeks was ‘Statues in Leeds!’ German Sculptor Arthur Schulze-Engels created The Dortmund Drayman. It was given as a gift from the people of Dortmund to celebrate 10 years of twinning cities between Dortmund and Leeds!
#4 Golden Owl
The Golden owl that sits on Civic Hall was part of the Statues in Leeds theme of the week. The Golden Owls in Millennium square were created in 2000 by John Thorp. They have been watching over the city for over a decade!
#3 Thorntons Arcade
One theme of the week that we did in September was shopping in Leeds. Thorntons arcade opened in 1878! It includes a mixture of clothes shops and cafes for you to enjoy a bite to eat!
#2 Water Taxi
Theme of the week was City Centre Living and we included different forms of transport, one being the water taxi! The water taxi travels from Clarence Dock to Granary Wharf! Travel in style along the river!
#1 Sunset over the River Aire
The sunset over the river made for a beautiful photo as the buildings and clouds reflect into the water!
Which one is your favourite?
Last Saturday, a few of our staff attended the annual Leeds Cancer Centre Charity ball for its 22nd year. It was hosted by Leeds Cares at the Pavilions in Harrogate. Leeds Cancer Centre provides a large range of services for 2000 patients per day! The aim was to raise funds for the cancer centre to give patients the best possible care. The money goes towards buying special medical equipment. In December they reached a £1 million milestone and are hoping to get closer to their target!
In order to raise the funds, there were auctions for the guests to participate in to win some amazing prizes! During the evening, our table were given the opportunity to donate some money to win a prize for one member of our team on the table. Rebecca Parker, our Property Manager in North Leeds was fortunate to win a hamper provided by Betty’s tea room!
During the night, everyone was served with a delicious 3 course meal, followed by the auctions! After the auctions we were entertained by a Gary Barlow tribute who got everyone up to dance! The dancing went on until late as a live band kept the party going until midnight!
Overall it was a great night for a great cause! The team enjoyed the food and they loved getting up on the dance floor!
October has plenty of events to keep you entertained! These are a selection of some of the events happening…
Leeds Light night
Leeds light night returns to the city centre on the 4th-5th of October. The city will light up with different exhibitions and illuminations! There will also be performances throughout the night, as a circus act will be in Trinity and an orchestra will be playing in the Corn Exchange!
The month of October means one thing: Oktoberfest! Preston in Oakwood are celebrating as they have transformed the bar into a German beer hall! You can drink lots of German beer and sample Preston’s homemade prezels!
Leeds rum festival
This festival returns for a 3rd year! On the 27th and 28th of October, the Corn Exchange will be hosting two nights full of rum sampling, cocktail demos, DJs, street food and a party! What more could you ask for?
Halloween- Lotherton Hall
The spooky scarecrow trail returns to Lotherton Hall for a Halloween filled with family fun! You can follow the scary woodland path in search of the scarecrows!
Halloween- Temple Newsam
For Halloween Temple Newsam turns into Gruesome Newsam! You can hear ghost stories about the supernatural creatures haunting the house! Also you can take a risky tour through the creepy cellars!
Which event will you be attending?
St George’s Crypt
A major new build is underway where Regent House used to be. It is part of a brand new residential scheme for St. Georges Crypt’s ambition to offer more affordable accommodation to tackle homelessness in Leeds.
Our MD, Jonathan Morgan says “I have been involved with the Leeds charity St George’s Crypt for almost 20 years. I’m delighted to see the development of new housing for some of our more disadvantaged residents in the city is taking shape.
We recognise that one of the key challenges in Leeds is tackling homelessness. Our aim at The Crypt is to provide safe, managed homes for clients who are leaving their addictions behind them. Also to help those working towards independence. This new housing has the potential to transform lives! It is a privilege to be able to support such a worthy project.
‘This has been a team effort from day one. The Project Board of St George’s Independent Living, who are supporting the Trustees is a fine example of what charities and businesses can do when they work together.
Jonathan Morgan is also a Trustee of Leeds Community Foundation. This supports many individuals and organisations working hard within their communities to make positive change. It also supports a Director at Gipton Fire Station Community Enterprise. The fire station is home to a number of established local charities, a day nursery and a community café run but a social enterprise.
‘’We at Morgans are very determined to do all we can to support those who most need our help.’’
This week we are giving you an insight into a few of the many events that are happening towards the end of the year!
Oakwood light switch on
On the 10th of November, Oakwood will be switching on their lights for Christmas! It will be a full day event from 12 until 9! The choirs will have you singing along to festive-themed songs to get you in the mood for the holidays!
Light night Leeds
On the 4th and 5th of October you will see light and sound pieces spread around the city centre. The theme is progress and innovation and the celebrations start with an illuminated parade. There will also be performances by local, national and international artists!
Lotherton Hall spooky scarecrow trail
For Halloween, Lotherton Hall are putting on a scarecrow trail around the estate for families! Are you brave enough to go and find all the spooky scarecrows?
The german market returns to Millennium square in November. There will be the traditional stalls filled with food, souvenirs and toys! There is also the chance to try German food and drink whilst sitting in a warm and cosy chalet.
There are a variety of places you can go to enjoy a warm bonfire and watch the fireworks illuminate the sky. For example Roundhay park will once again be hosting bonfire night on Soldiers field and Woodhouse Moor will be hosting a community fireworks display for all to enjoy!
Christmas at Harewood House
Harewood house will open at Christmas for the second time! You can enjoy festive themed music, events and even see Father Christmas!
Will you be attending any of these events?