Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and the German city of Dortmund. And to celebrate we’ve got an exciting programme of events lined up over the coming months which includes singing, writing and a prize giveaway for football fans! Leeds’ partnership with Dortmund dates back to 1969, when, following the end of… Read More Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

Leeds selected to host major international growth programme

Leeds and the wider region has been selected to host a prestigious international growth programme which will see over 100 international leaders from government, business, universities and finance visit the city in January, 2020. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) innovation programme provides expert, evidence-based guidance to support regions to accelerate economic growth, job creation… Read More Leeds selected to host major international growth programme

Calling artists, performers and innovators – Leeds International Festival call for proposals is now open

Leeds International Festival has launched its call for submissions for the 2020 festival programme and is accepting proposals from artists, performers and innovators with commissions up to £50,000. Anyone wanting to submit a proposal can do so under the festival’s two key programme pillars which are a CORE and OFF programme. The CORE programme is… Read More Calling artists, performers and innovators – Leeds International Festival call for proposals is now open

Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Last week, Leeds City Council’s Flood Risk Manager, Jonathan Moxon, showcased some of Leeds’ recent flood management work to an audience of over 40 major European cities at the annual European Urban Resilience Forum. Presenting alongside the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council shared details about how the city is using nature-based solutions to improve urban… Read More Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds

The Yorkshire Sculpture International festival kicked off in spectacular style this week as two giant Damien Hirst sculptures were unveiled in Leeds City Centre. There’s lots of other exciting artists to see, with 15 international artists from 12 different countries featuring in the festival. Artists include Rashid Johnson from Chicago and Tamar Harpaz from Jerusalem… Read More Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds