Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Disabled artists in Leeds are showing that they are an important part of the city’s cultural landscape with an online exhibition. The exhibition, called Possible All Along, is launched today on International Day of Disabled People, 3 Dec 2020. The project was supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council. Thirteen artists are… Read More Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Leeds selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer Smart City roadmap

Leeds’ reputation as a leading international Smart City is continuing to grow, with the city among a select few global cities to be chosen by the World Economic Forum to pioneer the safe adoption of new technology. In response to the urgent challenges from the Covid-19 crisis and the need for data and innovation to… Read More Leeds selected by World Economic Forum to pioneer Smart City roadmap

Leeds joins experts from Israel and the UK to discuss the importance of ed-tech

Leeds City Council joined experts from Israel and the UK for an online event that explored how education and ed-tech have evolved during the Covid-19 crisis. The webinar, organised by the Embassy of Israel, provided stakeholders in education with the chance to hear about the challenges and opportunities that the education sector has faced around… Read More Leeds joins experts from Israel and the UK to discuss the importance of ed-tech

Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Leeds City Region looks to strengthen ties with India

Leeds and the wider city region is looking to strengthen links with India following a roundtable discussion between the Consul General of India, Dr. Shashank Vikram, and local stakeholders. The roundtable, which was hosted by the Business Desk, focused on the special and longstanding relations between India and the UK, and the opportunities to capitalise… Read More Leeds City Region looks to strengthen ties with India

UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Leeds, along with the UK’s other key cities, has expressed its commitment to European cooperation post Brexit. The commitment was made this week by the Chair of UK Core Cities and Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, at the EUROCITIES AGM, a network that promotes cooperation between Europe’s largest cities. In the statement,… Read More UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Leeds joins network of global cities to support inclusive growth delivery

Leeds, led by Councillor Judith Blake, has joined leaders of major international cities such as Paris, New York and Tokyo, by signing up to the OECD’s Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative, a global coalition of city leaders committed to addressing inclusive growth in cities. Since the initiative launched in 2016, Champion Mayors have helped… Read More Leeds joins network of global cities to support inclusive growth delivery

Leeds International Film Festival – a celebration of films from across the globe

Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) returns this year with an exciting line up of international films from across the globe, featuring some of the most anticipated films of the year alongside exciting new discoveries. From sci-fi films to documentaries, to family favourites there’s something for everyone in this year’s festival. And for the first time,… Read More Leeds International Film Festival – a celebration of films from across the globe