Meine Welt Auf Corona – An Exhibition connecting Leeds & Dortmund

This guest blog piece is from Bruce Davies from, Leeds based BasementArtsProject, who travelled to Dortmund this Autumn to take part in an exhibition called, Meine Welt Auf Corona’ (My World on Corona). My connection to the recent ‘Meine Welt Auf Corona’ exhibition in Dortmund goes back to mid-2014, when I was asked by East… Read More Meine Welt Auf Corona – An Exhibition connecting Leeds & Dortmund

E-mobility – learning from Berlin and Europe

Leeds has teamed up with a group of European cities to learn about ways to improve green transport opportunities, with a particular focus on e-mobility. The initiative, called User Chi and led by the city of Berlin , co-creates and demonstrates e-mobility solutions in several demonstrator cities across Europe including Rome, Barcelona and Budapest. A… Read More E-mobility – learning from Berlin and Europe

Leeds leads European discussion on how cities can support migrant children

Leeds joined with the city of Amsterdam and other cities from across Europe to discuss the important role local governments have to play in supporting the integration and inclusion of migrant children at a local level. Speaking at a Eurocities event looking at the rights of migrant children, Cllr Fiona Venner, Executive Member for Adult… Read More Leeds leads European discussion on how cities can support migrant children

Climate campaigner visits Leeds in a Steel Wire Ball

Last week, climate change campaigner, Arnd Drossel, visited  Leeds on his journey to the UN Climate Conference COP26. Arnd is travelling 930 miles with a steel wire ball which he is walking in and transporting with a tricycle from Paderborn in Germany all the way to Glasgow via 6 different countries. Arnd is gathering promises… Read More Climate campaigner visits Leeds in a Steel Wire Ball

Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Since its inception in January 2020, the Eurocities Children and Young People’s working group has been working online to exchange best practice around child poverty.  Created and chaired by Leeds City Council, we intended to host a study visit to Leeds this month to look at food poverty, digital access and mental health, and how… Read More Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Four schools from Leeds and South Africa have partnered together to take part in a unique athletics challenge, led by the Bambisanani Partnership. Despite the chaos and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, over 130 children aged between 9 and 10 from St. Mary’s Primary School, Horsforth and St. Joseph’s Primary, Pudsey in Leeds and… Read More Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase a digital project or service happening in your city or organisation? Then why not organise an event as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021. It’s free and what’s more your event will be promoted as part of the Festival’s wider marketing. Leeds Digital Festival, which takes place between 20… Read More Leeds Digital Festival 2021 – Event submissions now open

Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Leeds’ partner city Dortmund has launched an exciting opportunity for start-ups to access the German market and develop new collaborations with companies based in Dortmund. The programme launched by Dortmund’s Economic Development agency and known as DOaccelerate, invites international start-ups to respond to several key challenges that have been set by 5 major businesses in… Read More Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund