Leeds International Festival 2019 announces full programme

This month the Leeds International Festival revealed its full programme which includes a range of exciting events across the worlds of art, science and technology, featuring communities from across Leeds, the UK and internationally. Speakers and performers include Winter Olympic Gold Medallist, Amy Williams, who will discuss the technological innovations in sport which help give… Read More Leeds International Festival 2019 announces full programme

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

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

“European Christmas” in Brno

Over the Christmas period, Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic has been teaching its young people about how Christmas is celebrated across Europe.  Brno’s partner cities from across Europe sent over details of Christmas traditions, typical Christmas food and decorations.  Children from Brno were invited to participate in workshops where they could find out more… Read More “European Christmas” in Brno

Celebrate Chinese New Year with other Yorkshire businesses

Leeds City Council works in close partnership with the Business Confucius Institute of the University of Leeds.  The Institute is reaching out to companies across Yorkshire to join their annual networking dinner in celebration of Chinese New Year. The annual Yorkshire and Humber Chinese New Year Dinner hosted by the Business Confucius Institute at the… Read More Celebrate Chinese New Year with other Yorkshire businesses