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

Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

This spring, students from Leeds Arts University travelled across the Channel to our partner city, Lille, to take part in the Video Mapping Festival. This blog is written by Mat Clark, senior lecturer from Leeds Arts University. We’ve also included a few accounts from students, Christopher Hoare and Chloe Broadbent. The trip to Lille proved… Read More Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

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 takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

This week our French partner city of Lille has held a “week of international solidarity” to mark 60 years of international cooperation with cities around the world, including the 50 year old partnership with Leeds. As part of the programme Lille held a round table on climate for the Mayors and Leaders of twelve of… Read More Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille

October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille.  We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations.   As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille