Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wiki'd Leeds!

Leeds Met staff, students and associated friends recently enjoyed a night of both leisure and entertainment, as part of celebrations that marked the launch of the Leeds Met Student Wiki – a website which is based on the Wikipedia model and is geared towards the interests of both staff and students at Leeds Met. Entertainment Management students had previously helped by adding articles in the early days of the Wiki.

The Millennium Sqaure Ice Rink and Giant TV Screen (behind)

Celebrations were held in arguably Leeds most versatile leisure and entertainment facility – Millennium Square currently home to the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink. The square was built from the old Mandella Gardens and an adjacent car park as part of a £12m Millennium regeneration scheme. As an entertainment venue, Millennium Square has hosted numerous music concerts as well as showing live England fixtures on a fixed giant television screen. It is also home to the annual German Christmas Market and has recently held a natural history art installation. The Square’s rich entertainment nature is soon to be enhanced with the opening of the brand new Leeds City Museum which is right on the square.

The fairground that made up part of the 2006 German Market

For the launch of the Student Wiki, the main celebrations were in the form of ice skating, which for those participating in it is a leisure activity, but for those with two left feet (like me), provided a wonderful entertainment spectacle atching from the side lines. A selection of images from the night featuring Entertainment and Tourism Management students is below.