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
This week the Lord Mayor of Leeds welcomed a group of older people from Leeds’ partner city of Siegen to a civic reception in the Civic Hall. The group of nine visitors from Siegen were accompanied by their hosts who are mainly from the Morley area. The towns of Morley and Siegen were twinned in… Read More Morley – Siegen older people’s link still going strong
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 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
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
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 ?
February 5th marks the Chinese Lunar New Year 2019 and this year we are saying goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcoming the Year of the Pig. The pig is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm and being hardworking. Food, fireworks and performances across Asia are marking the annual lunar new… Read More Happy Spring Festival – 春节快乐