British Council brings international cultural leaders to Leeds

Last week a group of 25 cultural leaders were in Leeds at the invitation of the British Council.  The group was made up of cultural programmers, producers, practitioners and artists from Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, the Caribbean and South America.  They were in Leeds to attend Arts Council England’s WILD conference and to get an introduction… Read More British Council brings international cultural leaders to Leeds

Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Last week, Leeds City Council’s Flood Risk Manager, Jonathan Moxon, showcased some of Leeds’ recent flood management work to an audience of over 40 major European cities at the annual European Urban Resilience Forum. Presenting alongside the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council shared details about how the city is using nature-based solutions to improve urban… Read More Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds

The Yorkshire Sculpture International festival kicked off in spectacular style this week as two giant Damien Hirst sculptures were unveiled in Leeds City Centre. There’s lots of other exciting artists to see, with 15 international artists from 12 different countries featuring in the festival. Artists include Rashid Johnson from Chicago and Tamar Harpaz from Jerusalem… Read More Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds

Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

This week pupils from Leeds based Allerton Primary Church of England School travelled to France to take part in an urban cultural exchange with other students from Leeds’ partner city of Lille. The trip gave 9 pupils aged between 9 and 11 a unique opportunity to engage with culture and languages, helping them to develop… Read More Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange