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
Over around four hours, schools from across the region debated Britain’s exit from the European Union, issues facing the LGTB community in Chechnya and many other important issues Europe is facing today.… Read More Guest blog: European Youth Parliament
Last week the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson, hosted a Commonwealth Big Lunch which brought together business leaders from India with representatives from Leeds. The Eden Project’s “Big Lunch” is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours. Since 2009, millions of people have joined in together with their neighbours in a nationwide act… Read More Commonwealth Big Lunch in Leeds!
As part of Leeds City Council’s ongoing PACE project, a group of teachers and headteachers from Middleton and Valley View primary schools travelled to Malmö in Sweden earlier this month together with experts in cultural education from libraries, museums and Artforms. The visit was made possible thanks to a grant from the European Commission’s ERASMUS+ funding stream. The visit included… Read More Sharing arty ideas in Malmö
Attendees at this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, held at Leeds Town Hall, heard a powerful speech given by special guest the Cambodian Ambassador, Her Excellency Dr Rathchavy Soeung, who gave a speech exploring this year’s theme ‘The Power of Words’ and describing her personal experience of genocide.… Read More Cambodian Ambassador explores “The Power of Words”
With the city-wide festival “DortBUNT!” celebrating tolerance and diversity, our partner city Dortmund in Germany has marked the 71th anniversary of the end of World War II and its achievements in intercultural dialogue since. … Read More DortBUNT! – Celebrating diversity
This past weekend the people of Leeds have been remembering and honouring Nelson Mandela, Honorary Freeman of the City. … Read More Leeds remembers Mandela