The final visit of the ERASMUS+ funded PACE project, which looks at Partnerships in Arts and Cultural Education, took us to Espoo in Finland. Representatives from Leeds included teachers and headteachers from Beechwood Primary and Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, together with an officer from the council’s Artforms service. With Finland topping the PISA rankings… Read More Lessons from Finland
Last week the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson, hosted a Commonwealth Big Lunch which brought together business leaders from India with representatives from Leeds. The Eden Project’s “Big Lunch” is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours. Since 2009, millions of people have joined in together with their neighbours in a nationwide act… Read More Commonwealth Big Lunch in Leeds!
As part of Leeds City Council’s ongoing PACE project, a group of teachers and headteachers from Middleton and Valley View primary schools travelled to Malmö in Sweden earlier this month together with experts in cultural education from libraries, museums and Artforms. The visit was made possible thanks to a grant from the European Commission’s ERASMUS+ funding stream. The visit included… Read More Sharing arty ideas in Malmö
Based at St. Mary’s School, Menston and supported by both the University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University, the Bambisanani Partnership charity has gained international acclaim over the past eleven years for its work in one of South Africa’s most deprived rural areas. As a result of the Bambisanani Partnership’s pioneering work in South Africa… Read More International honour for school’s work in South Africa
Leeds played host last week to a seminar organised by LiKE, a European cultural network bringing together arts and culture professionals from local authorities across Europe, based in Leeds’ twin city Lille. The seminar focused on how the arts are funded, helping delegates to think much more extensively and widely about how to raise income commercially, as well… Read More Leeds LiKEs Culture
Anybody visiting Leeds city centre last weekend might have seen our civic buildings lit up to reflect the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian flag. There’s also been a lot of activity on twitter around #Estonia100. Estonia is currently in its centenary week, the peak of celebrations marking 100 years since the country’s independence… Read More #Estonia100 – marking 100 years of Estonian independence
February was a busy month for the Chinese community in Leeds, with celebrations taking place throughout the city to mark Chinese New Year. The Chinese student population in Leeds is very sizeable and growing year on year. In this academic year 2017-18 at the University of Leeds alone, there are 3168 Chinese students, 2689 of… Read More Happy New Year of the Dog