Northern Dreaming

A gift for the newborns of Leeds, Northern Dreaming is a book produced by LEEDS 2023 and the British Library designed to be a special gift for all babies born in Leeds in 2023.

Northern Dreaming is a collection of poetry and stories created with early career and published writers including the current Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE, BBC Young Writer’s Award winner Elena Barham and up-and-coming poet - and newly qualified doctor - Safia Khan to share the unique imaginations of these writers for the next generation of dreamers to enjoy. With 18 chapters, each chapter represents a year in the newborn’s life and is designed to carry readers all the way through their childhood, and be treasured long after the last page has been turned.

The book was distributed through Leeds Libraries, Children’s Centres and health visitors. Alongside the book, a tour of storytime events were delivered in schools and community spaces in October and November.


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Distribution of ticket orders by ward

This map shows the number of orders placed associated with a given ward. Darker colours mean more orders were placed in the ward. Hover over the hexagon to see the count of orders and associated tickets.


Guiseley and Rawdon

14 orders (50 tickets).

Otley and Yeadon

26 orders (58 tickets).

Adel and Wharfedale

19 orders (65 tickets).


43 orders (99 tickets).


14 orders (45 tickets).


10 orders (24 tickets).


51 orders (145 tickets).


48 orders (136 tickets).


58 orders (149 tickets).


65 orders (162 tickets).

Calverley and Farsley

28 orders (66 tickets).

Bramley and Stanningley

12 orders (30 tickets).


38 orders (99 tickets).

Headingley and Hyde Park

43 orders (105 tickets).

Chapel Allerton

93 orders (235 tickets).

Killingbeck and Seacroft

8 orders (20 tickets).


6 orders (13 tickets).


20 orders (37 tickets).

Little London and Woodhouse

57 orders (112 tickets).

Gipton and Harehills

12 orders (28 tickets).

Cross Gates and Whinmoor

14 orders (37 tickets).

Farnley and Wortley

21 orders (50 tickets).

Beeston and Holbeck

52 orders (109 tickets).

Hunslet & Riverside

27 orders (62 tickets).

Burmantofts and Richmond Hill

24 orders (53 tickets).

Temple Newsam

16 orders (37 tickets).

Morley North

25 orders (51 tickets).

Middleton Park

11 orders (31 tickets).


26 orders (57 tickets).

Garforth and Swillington

7 orders (16 tickets).

Morley South

10 orders (26 tickets).

Ardsley and Robin Hood

10 orders (23 tickets).

Kippax and Methley

5 orders (15 tickets).

About this data

This page presents data related to The Gifting closing show and Northern Dreaming book.

This data is derived from event tracking data captured by the LEEDS 2023 team, and by data from the ticketing platform.