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
Leeds was in the spotlight last week when the city scooped the prestigious EUROCITIES award for co-operation after wowing the judges with a pledge to harness culture and creativity to transform the city’s economy through its work on Leeds 2023. At last week’s awards, which were part of the EUROCITIES conference held in Edinburgh, the judges were looking for… Read More Leeds wins EUROCITIES award for cooperation for its work on Leeds 2023
Last week saw another visit of Leeds City Council’s EU-funded Erasmus+ project PACE (Partnerships in Arts and Cultural Education) go to our German partner city Dortmund. … Read More Dortmund presents its cultural education offer
Anybody visiting Leeds city centre last weekend might have seen our civic buildings lit up to reflect the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian flag. There’s also been a lot of activity on twitter around #Estonia100. Estonia is currently in its centenary week, the peak of celebrations marking 100 years since the country’s independence… Read More #Estonia100 – marking 100 years of Estonian independence
In the last few months Leeds has been getting involved in the “Culture for cities and regions” project. It is a project run by Eurocities and gives cities like ours the opportunity to learn about cultural practice in other cities across Europe. … Read More Applying Nordic know-how in Leeds
As I begin to immerse myself in the European dimension as part of the Leeds2023 bid team, I find myself working alongside a group of incredible people from Leeds’ rich cultural sector, who already do amazing work in Europe. Work which forms the foundations for a strong European dimension for the Leeds2023 bid.… Read More The European Dimension
Last month representatives from Leeds had the opportunity of joining a fully funded visit to Helsinki and neighbouring city of Espoo to look at their approach to cultural education. … Read More Discovering cultural education in Finland
Join the discussion on whether Leeds should bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023 on January 7th 2014 at 2pm in the Town Hall.… Read More Should Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023? Join the debate.