School of Music

Performing Brahms in the Twenty-first Century

Attending the Symposium

In this section:

Location

The Symposium will take place in the School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

The School of Music at the University of Leeds is one of the largest and most diverse academic music departments in the country. The School has an international reputation for research and brings together acclaimed scholars, composers and performers in purpose-built premises at the heart of the Leeds campus. The Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall is home to the University of Leeds International Concert Series, which regularly welcomes international artists of world renown alongside our very own student performers.

Details of how to find the School of Music, including a link to a campus map, can be found here: http://music.leeds.ac.uk/contact-us/. Please see the Leeds University Campus Map for a map of the whole campus including an index of University buildings. The School of Music (and the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall) is number 75 on the campus map. (Please be aware that the University also has buildings named ‘Clothworkers North’ and ‘Clothworkers South’: these buildings are situated in another area of the campus, and are not part of the School of Music.)

Travel

The City of Leeds is well served by train, road, and air travel links. Once in Leeds it is possible to reach the University on foot, using public transport, or by driving.

 

By Air

Leeds is well situated between two international airports, Manchester and Leeds Bradford.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Leeds Bradford International Airport is a local airport located approximately 12 km (7.5 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Leeds Bradford Airport can be booked with a number of major airlines routed through Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and other major European hubs. The #757 bus connects the airport to Leeds Railway Station and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station. Taxis directly from the airport to the University of Leeds campus must be booked in advance, or can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal. For more information see the airport website.

Airport Information

Telephone: +44 (871) 288-2288 www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Manchester International Airport is a major airport located approximately 90 km (60 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Manchester can be booked from nearly 200 international airports. A train station within the airport offers direct, half-hourly services to Leeds Railway Station Monday – Saturday, and hourly services on a Sunday.

Airport Information

Telephone: +44 (871) 271-0711 www.manchesterairport.co.uk


By Rail

Leeds Railway Station offers frequent direct services to London King’s Cross, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Liverpool, and Hull, as well as an extensive network of train services throughout the UK. The journey time from London King’s Cross is approximately 2.5 hours; from Manchester it is about 1.5 hours.

The railway station is approximately 1.6 km (1 mile) from the University campus, a 20 minute walk or a short taxi journey.

Train Timetables

Telephone (UK): 0845 748-4950 Telephone (Overseas): +44 (20) 7278-5240 www.nationalrail.co.uk

Buying Train Tickets

The following websites will guide you through buying tickets after you have entered your journey details.

National Rail http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

The Train Line http://www.thetrainline.co.uk

Brit Rail (Overseas) http://www.britrail.net


By Coach or Bus

Leeds City Bus and Coach Station is situated in the centre of Leeds, 2km (11⁄4 miles) from the University campus, a 30 minute walk. Alternatively, the public buses #6, #28 and #97 offer a frequent bus service to the University; tickets are purchased from the driver. Delegates may also take a taxi to the University.

Coach Timetables and Buying Coach Tickets

There is an extensive network of coach services within the UK and, through Eurolines, to cities throughout mainland Europe. This method of travel is usually the least expensive, often a third of the cost of rail travel.

For more information concerning timetables and fares, or to book tickets, contact:

National Express: Telephone: +44 (871) 781-8178 www.nationalexpress.com

Megabus:  Telephone: +44 (900) 160-0900 www.megabus.com

Eurolines www.eurolines.com/en/about-us


By Car

Due to the very limited number of car parking spaces available and the excellent public transport links within Leeds, we encourage delegates to travel to the conference using alternative methods.

Parking on Campus

Due to construction work taking place, car parking spaces are not available on the University campus. Disabled drivers wishing to park on campus must pre-book a disabled parking permit. For more information about disabled parking permits go to Campus Accessibility.

City Centre Parking

There are also public and private multistorey car parking facilities within easy walking distance of the University’s main campus. These are Woodhouse Lane Car Park and Merrion Centre Car Park. View a map of car parking locations near to the University of Leeds. Spaces for these car parks are subject to availability, must be paid for directly with the car park, and cannot be booked in advance.

Driving Directions

From the South and East (M1/M621)

  • At J43 the M1 splits off to the left. Move over to the right hand lanes and continue straight ahead onto the M621.
  • Exit the M621 at J2 and take the A643 towards Leeds.
  • Continue along this road until you reach a large roundabout.
  • Take the third exit, signposted City Centre and Universities.
  • Follow this road, the inner ring road (A58M), and cross over the river Aire.
  • Continue to follow the inner ring road for 1.4 km (0.9 miles), taking the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • Keep in the left hand lane following signs for the University and turn left at the traffic lights, keeping the tall orange-coloured building on your left.
  • At the next set of traffic lights turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 300 m (0.25 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

 From the North (A1 – York)

  • Follow the A64 into Leeds onto and along the inner ring road dual carriageway (A64M).
  • Follow the inner ring road and then take the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • At the junction at Woodhouse Lane Car Park keep in the right-hand lane and cross the junction to turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 600 m (0.3 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

 From the North (A61 – Harrogate)

  • Follow the A61 into Leeds.
  • Join the A58 and follow signs for the University for 1.1 km (0.7 miles).
  • As you approach the city keep in the left-hand lane.
  • When the road forks at the HBOS (Halifax and Bank of Scotland) offices, on your left, take the left hand fork over the bridge.
  • Continue along the A58, taking the right hand lane past the Yorkshire Bank offices on your left.
  • At the major traffic lights turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • Follow Woodhouse Lane up the hill; the main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 600 m (0.3 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

 From the West (M62)

  • Exit the M62 at J27 and take the M621 towards Leeds.
  • Exit the M621 after 5.6 km (31⁄2miles) at J2 and take the A643 into Leeds.
  • Continue along this road until you reach a large roundabout.
  • Take the third exit, signposted City Centre and Universities.
  • Follow this road, the inner ring road, and cross over the River Aire.
  • Continue to follow the inner ring road for 1.4 km (0.9 miles), taking the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • Keep in the left hand lane following signs for the University.
  • Turn left, keeping the tall orange-coloured building on your left, and then turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 300 m (1⁄4mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

Travel around Leeds

Taxis

There are two types of taxi in Leeds, black and white taxis, and private hire cars. Black and white taxis can be hailed in the street and taken from designated taxi ranks. There are taxi ranks located at the main exit of Leeds railway station and at the Dyer street exit of Leeds bus and coach station. View a map of Leeds Railway Station. The taxi rank at the University of Leeds main campus is directly outside the Parkinson Building. Uber Cars also operate in Leeds.

Taxis directly from the airport to the University of Leeds campus must be booked in advance, or can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal.

Public Transport

The Traveline Yorkshire website provides a postcode-to-postcode journey planner which covers all forms of public transport (including buses and trains) as well as walking routes to your final destination throughout Yorkshire.

www.yorkshiretravel.net

Local Buses from the Railway Station

The #1 bus runs from the Railway Station to the University campus. It leaves from the Z1 bus stop on Bishopgate Street.

  • On exiting the ticket barriers, continue straight towards the main exit, onto New Station Street.
  • Turn left after exiting the building and continue until you have passed under the Queens Hotel on the corner of New Station Street and Wellington Street.
  • Cross New Station Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn right down Bishopgate Street. (Note: Bishopgate Street can also be accessed by stairs from the taxi rank area via the cycle point building).

The service operates every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, the service operates every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.

Local Buses from the Bus and Coach Station

The #6, #28, and #97 buses depart from the bus and coach station stands 20 and 21. Buses are available every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, buses are available around every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.

Further Public Transport Information

However, we advise delegates to contact the bus station’s Metro Information Centre for up-to-date details:

Telephone: +44 (113) 245-7676  www.wymetro.com

Maps and Timetables Maps and timetables can be downloaded from:

www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/yorkhumber/leeds

Accommodation

En suite rooms are available on the University campus at Storm Jameson Court. Further information can be found on the MeetinLeeds website.

Nearby hotels include:

The Kingston Hotel, 5 Kingston Terrace, Leeds LS2 9BW (very near the University).

Discovery Inn, Bishopgate Street, Leeds LS1 5DY (close to the rail station, and opposite the bus stop from which the No. 1 bus departs every 10 mins for the University).

Premier Inn, Clay Pit Lane, Leeds LS2 8BQ (10 mins walk from the University).

Radisson Blu Hotel, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL (10 mins walk from the University).

The hotels listed here are suggestions only, and have no affiliation with the University of Leeds: delegates should contact accommodation providers directly to enquire about availability and pricing.

Exploring Leeds

Whilst attending the CHASE conference you may wish to explore Leeds and the wider area.

The University’s Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery is just a few minutes walk from the School of Music, or you might like to venture further into Leeds City Centre to explore some of the following:

Leeds Town Hall (home of Leeds International Concert Series)

The Corn Exchange

Leeds Minster

The Grand Arcade

Henry Moore Institute

Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House (home of Opera North)

Further information on all Yorkshire has to offer can be found on the Welcome to Yorkshire website.

 

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