booking accommodation in Leeds

Leeds has a wide range of accommodation to offer visitors to the festival and conference, from bargain rooms at the Etap hotel to 5 star luxury at the Residence 6, or the international Radisson SAS as well as a range of comfortable bed and breakfast hotels just outside the city centre.

Because the bargain hotels are so much cheaper than the few university halls that are available so early in the summer, we have not booked hall accommodation for the festival/conference. Instead, we advise that you book accommodation early if you wish to stay in or near the city centre.

A small selection of Leeds hotels:

Higher priced:
-Park Plaza Leeds (10min)
-Leeds City Hilton (10min)
-The Queens Hotel (10min)
-Radisson SAS Hotel (5min)

Middle and lower priced:
-Merrion Hotel (5min)
-Discovery Inn Leeds (10min)
-Express By Holiday Inn City (15min)
-Jurys Inn Leeds (15min)
-Bewleys Hotel (15min)

For hostels you can use the following websites:

You can get more information and use the booking services at the LeedsLiveitLoveit website or at the iKnow Yorkshire website


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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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