Mayor of Dortmund visits Leeds to celebrate 50 years of partnership

Throughout the month of October, we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and our German partner city of Dortmund. And to cap off our celebrations, last week, we hosted a visiting delegation from Dortmund which included the Mayor, Manfred Sauer. During the visit the delegation met with some of the organisations that… Read More Mayor of Dortmund visits Leeds to celebrate 50 years of partnership

Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

The LD50 (Leeds/Dortmund 50) literature festival has announced an exciting schedule of music and literature events as part of Leeds’ 50th anniversary celebrations with the city of Dortmund. With the anniversary celebrations just two weeks away, LD50 will celebrate the occasion with a festival of literature and music involving artists from both Leeds and Dortmund.… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

Calling all young people – work experience opportunity in Lille

Do you want the chance to improve your French? Are you excited about the possibility of working abroad? Our partner city Lille is giving someone from Leeds the exciting opportunity to work in the city’s International Relations team for an 8 month work placement. During the work placement, which begins in November 2019, you’ll act… Read More Calling all young people – work experience opportunity in Lille

Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and the German city of Dortmund. And to celebrate we’ve got an exciting programme of events lined up over the coming months which includes singing, writing and a prize giveaway for football fans! Leeds’ partnership with Dortmund dates back to 1969, when, following the end of… Read More Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

Leeds selected to host major international growth programme

Leeds and the wider region has been selected to host a prestigious international growth programme which will see over 100 international leaders from government, business, universities and finance visit the city in January, 2020. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) innovation programme provides expert, evidence-based guidance to support regions to accelerate economic growth, job creation… Read More Leeds selected to host major international growth programme

Jamaican High Commissioner attends launch of Eulogy exhibition

Yesterday evening the Jamaican High Commissioner, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan CD, joined the Lord Mayor of Leeds and Leader of Leeds City Council for the preview of a special new exhibition.  “Eulogy” celebrates the lives, journeys and heritage of the first generation of Jamaicans who arrived in Leeds in the 1940s to 60s, and who are no longer with us. Susan… Read More Jamaican High Commissioner attends launch of Eulogy exhibition