Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

The LD50 (Leeds/Dortmund 50) literature festival has announced an exciting schedule of music and literature events as part of Leeds’ 50th anniversary celebrations with the city of Dortmund. With the anniversary celebrations just two weeks away, LD50 will celebrate the occasion with a festival of literature and music involving artists from both Leeds and Dortmund.… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

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

Jamaican High Commissioner attends launch of Eulogy exhibition

Yesterday evening the Jamaican High Commissioner, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan CD, joined the Lord Mayor of Leeds and Leader of Leeds City Council for the preview of a special new exhibition.  “Eulogy” celebrates the lives, journeys and heritage of the first generation of Jamaicans who arrived in Leeds in the 1940s to 60s, and who are no longer with us. Susan… Read More Jamaican High Commissioner attends launch of Eulogy exhibition

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

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