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Top chefs, food events and films - Kino presents Staycation Festival

Food, conversation, films and music are bringing the spirit of travel to Leeds across Summer 2024 in the first ever Staycation Festival, taking place in Kino and the Howard Assembly Room

We are beyond excited to welcome some of the UK’s top chefs and food writers to Kino for a very special series of talks and dining experiences, including Marco Pierre White, Nigel Slater, Angela Clutton and Bee Wilson.

Each guest will present a three-course bespoke menu co-curated with our very own Head Chef, Josh Whitehead.

Event dates and booking:

Marco Pierre White
Dinner & Conversation
Sat 15 June, 1pm & 6pm

Bee Wilson
Dinner & Conversation
Tues 9 July, 6pm

Angela Clutton
Dinner & Conversation
Wed 31 July, 6pm

Nigel Slater
Dinner & Conversation
Sat 10 Aug, 1pm & 6pm


Food, films and music: Staycation Weekender!

Staycation Festival will also see us join up with the Howard Assembly Room for a long weekend of holiday-inspired menus, live music and films from 3 – 7 July.

We’ll have some brilliant specials on to get you in the mood for each film, including:

  • Braised Oxtail Stew and Polenta to evoke the Italian capital for Roman Holiday (Wed 3 July)
  • Ozark Chicken and Dumplings channelling the American west for Thelma and Louise (Thu 4 July)
  • Spring Lamb Kleftiko pie and Greek orange cake ahead of Mamma Mia! Singalong (Fri 5 July)
  • Steak Frites and Blueberry Cheesecake Paris-Brest for An American in Paris (Sat 6 July)
  • Handmade antipasti picnic baskets available all week!
  • There may even be a cheeky drinks deal or two…

Discover the films

Staycation specials menu