Travel and Accommodation general

Welcome to Yorkshire!

...where there is a pretty comprehensive guide to everything on the 'Welcome to Yorkshire' website! It offers information on travel, accommodation, events and activities. We have edited a few crucial items here on the festival website (on this page and on the 'accommodation' and 'travel' pages linked above), but for more comprehensive information, the Yorkshire site is a good guide.

About Leeds

Leeds is a very accessible city, and the festival will take place in the city centre close to Leeds Town Hall, the City Library and Galleries and the newly opened Leeds City Museum, with the Henry Moore Institute just nearby. The Rose Bowl neighbours Millenium Square, and there are many bars and cafés close by, both indoors and outdoors. The map below highlights some useful landmarks and places of interest. The Rose Bowl is the solid pink shape!

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Leeds city centre is well known for its wide range of shops, the Victorian shopping parades, and numerous bars and clubs. There are also many restaurants, both chains and independents, so there should be something to suit all tastes.

The venue is just a five minute walk from the main railway station, about 10 minutes walk from the bus station - please see the 'travel' page for more details.

Leeds also has a wide range of accommodation, from budget hotels and hostels to extremely luxurious hotels - more information on accommodation on the 'accommodation' page.

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.

Read more about the RAI 2009 festival

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