Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Disabled artists in Leeds are showing that they are an important part of the city’s cultural landscape with an online exhibition. The exhibition, called Possible All Along, is launched today on International Day of Disabled People, 3 Dec 2020. The project was supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council. Thirteen artists are… Read More Possible All Along – marking the International Day of Disabled People

Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Leeds has joined other cities from across the world to mark and celebrate World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. To recognise and raise awareness of the importance of refugees, Leeds has united with the Intercultural Cities Network to support the campaign ‘Everyone Counts’ #CitiesWithRefugees. … Read More Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network

Leeds is now a proud member of the Intercultural Cities Network (ICC), a Council of Europe initiative which allows exchanges of good practice between cities and stimulates policy innovation around the context of diversity. As a member of this network, Leeds will have the opportunity to further develop our highly effective infrastructure and join a… Read More Leeds joins the Intercultural Cities Network

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

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

“German thoughts on Brexit” – an invitation from Leeds Anglo-German club

Leeds Anglo German Club and Mark Green, Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany, invite you to a talk in Headingley on Wednesday 27 February from 7-8pm: “German thoughts on Brexit and the future of Anglo-German relations: An insight from the German Embassy” The talk will be given in English by Darius Rahimi, Minister… Read More “German thoughts on Brexit” – an invitation from Leeds Anglo-German club

Leeds Dortmund 50

Having heard from the Mayor of Dortmund about the Leeds-Dortmund partnership in an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, today’s guest blog is from Peter Spafford.  Peter is working on a literature project linked to the 50th anniversary of the city partnership, supported by Leeds 2023. Many people in Leeds know about The Barrel Man in Dortmund Square. Apart… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50

Settled Status : pourquoi en faire la demande et comment l’obtenir ?

Today we have an invitation from Henriette Mahamane from the Petite Ecole de Leeds, to an event for French residents wanting to find out more about Settled Status and how to apply. Madame, monsieur, La Petite Ecole de Leeds est heureuse de vous inviter à venir rencontrer Olivier Cadic, sénateur des Français établis hors de… Read More Settled Status : pourquoi en faire la demande et comment l’obtenir ?