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

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

Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

This week pupils from Leeds based Allerton Primary Church of England School travelled to France to take part in an urban cultural exchange with other students from Leeds’ partner city of Lille. The trip gave 9 pupils aged between 9 and 11 a unique opportunity to engage with culture and languages, helping them to develop… Read More Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

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

Leeds Museums and Galleries showcases community work to international delegation

This week Leeds Museums and Galleries hosted a visiting delegation of museum directors from Germany, to share best practice and experiences on community-led projects run by the museums service. The delegation learnt about how Leeds Museums and Galleries regularly works with members of the community to co-curate exhibitions, events, displays and workshops. One particular area… Read More Leeds Museums and Galleries showcases community work to international delegation