Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

With the Child Friendly Leeds initiative high on the top of the list of priorities for Leeds City Council, we have joined other cities across Europe to lobby for the creation of a new working group on children at the heart of EUROCITIES network.  Our efforts have paid off and Leeds was announced as the… Read More Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

In early November we hosted a group of health experts from Leeds’ partner city of Hangzhou who were looking at how our city has built a sector strength in health and medical technology and digital health. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded Leeds City Council a small grant from its International Programme for this project which focuses on Leeds’… Read More Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network

Leeds is now a proud member of the Intercultural Cities Network (ICC), a Council of Europe initiative which allows exchanges of good practice between cities and stimulates policy innovation around the context of diversity. As a member of this network, Leeds will have the opportunity to further develop our highly effective infrastructure and join a… Read More Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network

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

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