This weekend the Mayor of our German partner cities of Dortmund and Siegen joined civic dignitaries and thousands of Leeds residents to mark 100 years since the Armistice, and to remember those who died in the 1st and 2nd world wars. Mayor Mues of Siegen and Mayor Sierau of Dortmund both laid wreaths at the… Read More German Mayors join Leeds Remembrance Sunday events
Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities. Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille
October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille. We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations. As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille
A delegation from Leeds City Region has just returned from a mission to Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong, which aimed to promote trade, investment, cultural and educational links with China. Led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, it included local authority leaders from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, representatives from the businesses and cultural organisations and university… Read More Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary
Roots Alive is the City of Leeds Youth Folk Group. It is run by ArtForms Music (part of Leeds City Council’s Children and Families Directorate). This is a guest blog written by Stephen Wild, the Head of Music at Artforms, and various young members of the Roots Alive group. It tells of their recent visit… Read More Roots Alive tour to Chemnitz
Earlier this summer, Leeds City Council was represented at the third meeting of the China-UK Bilateral Forum for Reform and Innovation. The Forum focussed on the New Industrial Revolution and was jointly convened by leading think tanks the Development Research Center of the State Council and The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Taking place in Liverpool’s St… Read More Chatham House Rules
We are on the look out for animators / video game developers / sound designers & motion designers to be part of an international team producing a video-mapping to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds-Lille partnership.… Read More Calling all Leeds artists looking for an international opportunity!