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
The European Day of Languages was a great occasion for us to open a new permanent display on Leeds’ partner cities in the Information Centre of Leeds Central Library.… Read More Library Exchange Partnership
A delegation from Leeds City Region has just returned from a mission to Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong, which aimed to promote trade, investment, cultural and educational links with China. Led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, it included local authority leaders from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, representatives from the businesses and cultural organisations and university… Read More Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary
Roots Alive is the City of Leeds Youth Folk Group. It is run by ArtForms Music (part of Leeds City Council’s Children and Families Directorate). This is a guest blog written by Stephen Wild, the Head of Music at Artforms, and various young members of the Roots Alive group. It tells of their recent visit… Read More Roots Alive tour to Chemnitz
We are on the look out for animators / video game developers / sound designers & motion designers to be part of an international team producing a video-mapping to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds-Lille partnership.… Read More Calling all Leeds artists looking for an international opportunity!
Performing Gender is a 2-year programme Yorkshire Dance is working on with partners from Italy, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands. Together they explore how sexual orientation and gender are viewed in societies across Europe… Read More Performing Gender: Five stories told through dance
In 2018, 100 years after the end of World War I, Dortmund has invited youth groups from all its partner cities to participate in an International Youth Summit and join the city festival DortBUNT, a colourful celebration of tolerance and diversity. … Read More Youth for Peace and Democracy