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

Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Last week a high-level delegation from Leeds City Region visited Leeds’ partner city of Lille for a study visit on high speed rail and urban regeneration.  The visit was hosted by Lille Metropolis, which delivers the economic development function across Lille City Region. The Lille Metropolis and Leeds City Region areas have much in common in terms… Read More Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Rethinking migration and integration through film

The first Lincoln Green Film Festival is coming in summer 2019, helping to transform communities through arts and culture.  Today’s blog is written by Henriette Mahamane from Leeds City Council’s communities team, who was awarded a British Council grant to bring an African dimension to the festival. The Lincoln Green African film festival is the fruit of a partnership… Read More Rethinking migration and integration through film

“German thoughts on Brexit” – an invitation from Leeds Anglo-German club

Leeds Anglo German Club and Mark Green, Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany, invite you to a talk in Headingley on Wednesday 27 February from 7-8pm: “German thoughts on Brexit and the future of Anglo-German relations: An insight from the German Embassy” The talk will be given in English by Darius Rahimi, Minister… Read More “German thoughts on Brexit” – an invitation from Leeds Anglo-German club

Leeds Dortmund 50

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