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December 2015

Yorkshire Bears Christmas Party 2015

December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Bear Pit, Viaduct/Mission, Lower Briggate
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Come and join us for Yorkshire Bears Christmas Party, taking place this year on Saturday 19 December in Leeds. We're starting off the seasonal merriment at the Bear Pit from 8pm before heading over to dance the night away in The Loft, above Queen's Court from 10.30pm - 2am.  To get to the Bear Pit, go through the Viaduct Pub on Lower Briggate, walk out into the courtyard opposite the bar, and the entrance to the Bear Pit is in…

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February 2016

Valentine’s Ball 2016

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Bear Pit, Viaduct/Mission, Lower Briggate
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Join the Yorkshire Bears for an evening of love, romance and free vodka jellies at our legendary Valentine's Ball.  Okay, so it's not strictly Valentine's until the clock strikes midnight, but that means we've got the whole evening to gradually arouse your passions, and who knows where cupid's arrow will land once everyone's had a few too many.  We're starting off in the Bear Pit on Saturday 13th February at 8pm, and we're hoping to secure a private lovenest for…

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Cheque presentation and condom packing

February 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mesmac Offices, 60 Upper Basinghall Street
Leeds, LS1 5HR United Kingdom
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The Yorkshire Bears raised a massive £1600 with its 2016 calendar, and we'd like to thank everyone who purchased one for the invaluable help its given to our two chosen charities Yorkshire MESMAC and Candlelighters. So it's now time to hand over the money and have some group photos with those oversized cheques, and we're combining the presentation with an evening of condom packing in the MESMAC offices.  We're starting at 6pm, with a short talk from Mesmac and Candelighters…

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Hairspray – Rotherham Civic Theatre

February 27, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Rotherham Civic Theatre, Catherine Street
Rotherham, S65 1EB United Kingdom
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£14.70

Join the Yorkshire Bears for a night of magical musical theatre, as we travel to Rotherham Civic to see the Wickersley Company's rendition of the Tony award-winning musical Hairspray. As an added bonus the production features one of the Yorkshire Bear's biggest thespians Donald McInnes, who'll be dazzling us in the role of Edna. Tickets are £14.70 including PayPal fees, and if you're interested in coming along then we need to get cracking with this so we can secure the…

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March 2016

John and Colin’s Big Bear Quiz

March 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blayd’s, 3-7 Blayds Yard LS1 4AD + Google Map

Come on down to Blayd's bar for an evening of quizzical fun and frolics at the latest installment of  The Big Bear Quiz. There's a whole load of devlishly difficult questions, free vodka jellies and a buffet at half time, with hosts John and Colin enticing the baying crowds to come and have a munch on their growlers.  So come along and show us that you're smarter than the average bear. We're meeting for drinks at 7pm, then upstairs for…

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Bearnidorm

March 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - March 28, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Benidorm Benidorm, Spain + Google Map

We’re all going on a . . . Easter holiday. That’s right, slip into your speedos we’re heading off for a Benidorm bonanza, with a Yorkshire Bears on Tour Sunshine Special in honour of Admin Neil’s 50th birthday. So if a springtime sojourn to the Costa Blanca tickles your fancy then you’re very welcome to come along and join the hairy, beary fun. The arrangements are fairly loose - some members will be travelling before Easter to take advantage of…

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May 2016

Swing Your Balls

May 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
MFA Bowling, 13 Merrion Way
Leeds, LS2 8BT United Kingdom
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£10.50

Ok fellas, let's swing those balls... No, not those - we're going ten pin bowling.  Two games, including a drink for just over a tenner. UPDATE 5 MAY: After some deliberation, it's been decided that we're going to sack off the post-bowling buffet we'd originally planned and get straight on the beer, so we're going to head to the old Reform Bar, now known as the Mean-Eyed Cat on Merrion Street, but don't worry, there's free pizza with every drink,…

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June 2016

Ale Train IV

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Leeds Station Leeds, LS1 5DL + Google Map

Please mind the gap between the train and the platform edge - the Yorkshire Bears are back, clutching their bargain-priced Day Rovers and freaking out the locals with an afternoon of beer-fuelled fun across the breadth of Yorkshire, and you're very welcome to join. We'll be lining our stomachs at Wetherspoon's in Leeds Station from 10am onwards on Saturday 18th June, with the train departing at 11.26am, although of course you can meet up with us en route if that…

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August 2016

Leeds Pride Weekend and Yorkshire Bears’ 5th Birthday

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Celebrate our 5th Birthday in style with a fabulous weekend of hairy fun and frolics, all timed to coincide with Leeds Pride 2016.  This is going to be the Yorkshire Bears' biggest party yet, and we've got two days of our usual mix of food, drink, shirts off disco dancing, marching around carrying heavy banners, and all the usual beary merriment.  We're starting off on Saturday 6 August, 6pm sharp, at the Mean Eyed Cat on Merrion Street in Leeds,…

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John and Colin’s Big Bear Quiz

August 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blayd’s, 3-7 Blayds Yard LS1 4AD + Google Map

Come on down to Blayd's bar for an evening of quizzical fun and frolics at the latest installment of  The Big Bear Quiz. We're meeting for drinks at 7pm, then upstairs for the quiz from 8pm. We'll get you into teams of up to four people for various rounds costing 50p or £1 a head. There's cash prizes to be won, with the BONANZA round rolling jackpot. Remember events like this are a great chance for new members to meet…

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