From 1-4 December 2020, the William Merritt Centre and Forum Central held Leeds For All to celebrate International Day of Disabled People.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a face-to-face event was replaced with a week of accessible, online, live, on demand and at home activities to celebrate the event and help keep people connected.

Leeds for All gave organisations and individuals the opportunity to showcase and celebrate. It included films, performances, workshops and exhibitions. 300 people attended the live events, 1,144 people viewed our films, activities and workshops on YouTube and 612 individuals engaged in the offline/website activities.

Despite the challenges of not being physically connected, Leeds for All was a great achievement and we were able to raise awareness and most importantly, take some time out of our busy schedules to reflect and celebrate. Thank you to the planning group and all of our partners, sponsors, event hosts, participants and the wider community for helping to make the event a success.

You can read all about the events, the feedback we received, and our learnings for the future, in our summary report. There are three versions of the report available to view and download:

We have also created a highlights video which you can watch on YouTube below. The video includes BSL interpretation. There are also lots of videos from the event available to enjoy on the Leeds for All YouTube playlist.


We are already thinking about how we can continue the Leeds For All legacy and make this year’s celebrations bigger and better! If you would like more information or to find out how to get involved, please contact Zaira: [email protected].