A Recital of English Church Music was given by the combined choirs of York Minster and Leeds Parish Church at the Leeds Parish Church, and three recitals of English Sacred Music were given by the Leeds Guild of Singers at St. Matthew’s Church, St. Chad’s Church and Mill Hill Chapel.

A course of eight lectures based on the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra Festival Concerts was given by Mr. Ernest Bradbury, the Music critic of the Yorkshire Post, during the Festival period.

Theatrical productions included “A Midsummer Night’s Dream “ presented by the Leeds College of Music in the College Grounds; “Merrie England” presented by the Leeds Amateur Operatic Society with the Leeds Symphony Orchestra at Temple Newsam from the 23rd to 30th June; “Tom Jones” presented by the Leeds Civic Arts Guild comprising the British Legion Players and the Hunslet Choral Operatic Society, with the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, at Temple Newsam from 7th to 14th July; George Bernard Shaw’s Play “In Good King Charles’s Golden Days” presented by the Civic Arts Theatre; “A Sleep of Prisoners” by Christopher Fry, presented at St. George’s Crypt, and “King Lear” presented by the University Staff Dramatic Society. A Drama Festival Week was conducted by the Leeds Civic Arts Guild and different groups presented different plays each evening.

In connection with sport, a Cricket Match was played at Headingley on 20th and 21st June between Yorkshire Past v Yorkshire Present, and on July 1st, a match was played at Roundhay Park between Appleyard’s XI v. West Indians. Football Matches were played at Elland Road between Leeds United v. Rapide (Austria) on 9th May, and Leeds United v. Holland on 14th May.

As regards golf, the Yorkshire Evening News held their Golf Tournament on the Moortown Golf Links from 6th to 8th June, and the Yorkshire Amateur Golf Championships were held on the same Links from July 9th to 14th.

Flat and Cycle races were held at Roundhay Park on 23rd June.

There was a Leeds School Children’s Swimming Gala Finals at Roundhay Park on July 14th and a Swimming Gala at Armley Baths on July 22nd.

The Seacroft Show Society held their Annual Show and Gymkhana on 30th June, when a Cup was provided by the Corporation for Annual Competition.

The University was open to visitors on 27th, 28th and 30th June, and 7th and 14th July.

A Youth Week was celebrated from 7th to 14th July, commencing with Children’s Day at Roundhay Park on 7th July, followed by a Religious Service at the Town Hall on the 8th, and ending with a Children’s Procession on the 14th.

All the Youth Cubs in the City held Open Nights during the week.

The Shopping Festival organized by the Leeds and District Chamber of Trades was most successful. The Spotting Competition proved particularly attractive; all the 30,000 official handbooks issued by the Chamber were speedily sold out.

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