The Dutch Ambassador to the UK was in Leeds today to attend an event taking place as part of Leeds Digital Festival. The Northernlands Data and Startup Summit, which is a collaboration between ODI Leeds (Open Data Institute) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, marks the start of activity to create, support and amplify the… Read More Dutch Ambassador goes digital in Leeds
This weekend saw the launch of the Eldorado cultural festival in our French partner city of Lille. The festival was the latest offering from Lille3000, an organisation which was created by the city of Lille as part of the legacy of the European Capital of Culture title which they held in 2004. This year’s theme is… Read More Learning from the festival experts at Lille3000
Last week elected Leaders and Mayors from cities, towns and regions across came together at the inaugural UK – France Mayor’s summit in London. This is a new forum created by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, designed to strengthen existing partnerships between towns and cities in France and the UK, and… Read More UK – France Mayors’ summit
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
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
The Southbank and other regeneration projects were the focus of a visit by a group of academics and students from New England in the USA last week. A group from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia visited Leeds as part of a week long study visit to look at the issue of “spatial inequality”. The group spent… Read More US study visit puts Leeds Southbank in focus
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 ?