Having heard from the Mayor of Dortmund about the Leeds-Dortmund partnership in an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, today’s guest blog is from Peter Spafford. Peter is working on a literature project linked to the 50th anniversary of the city partnership, supported by Leeds 2023. Many people in Leeds know about The Barrel Man in Dortmund Square. Apart… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50
This week BBC Radio Leeds interviewed the Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, to ask his views on how the 50 year city partnership with Leeds will be affected by Brexit. Listen to his interview on the Gayle Lofthouse show here starting at 1:47:30 and hear about our plans for a busy year of cooperation in… Read More Will Brexit cast a shadow on Dortmund’s partnership with Leeds?
Today’s guest bloggers responded to a call-out we made in the summer for young ambassadors from Leeds to work in the International Relations team in our French twin city of Lille. Rhiannon Copeland and Megan Dunworth tell us about their first few months in their exciting role. We left Leeds at the end of October 2018 as… Read More From Leeds to Lille – working across borders
Today we have an invitation from Henriette Mahamane from the Petite Ecole de Leeds, to an event for French residents wanting to find out more about Settled Status and how to apply. Madame, monsieur, La Petite Ecole de Leeds est heureuse de vous inviter à venir rencontrer Olivier Cadic, sénateur des Français établis hors de… Read More Settled Status : pourquoi en faire la demande et comment l’obtenir ?
February 5th marks the Chinese Lunar New Year 2019 and this year we are saying goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcoming the Year of the Pig. The pig is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm and being hardworking. Food, fireworks and performances across Asia are marking the annual lunar new… Read More Happy Spring Festival – 春节快乐
Today’s post is written by Suzanne Morton who manages European projects on behalf of Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University. I am writing this from the airport concourse in Amsterdam Schipol airport, en route to a project plenary meeting in Thessaloniki, on the Greek mainland. As I’m travelling the time felt right for a… Read More An insight into European projects
The Central and Eastern European Network of British Embassies (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) in conjunction with the Home Office and Department for Exiting the EU invite citizens of these countries based in the UK to an EU Exit awareness evening in Leeds. This session will provide information about the… Read More EU exit awareness evening for Central and Eastern European citizens in Leeds