Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

The LD50 (Leeds/Dortmund 50) literature festival has announced an exciting schedule of music and literature events as part of Leeds’ 50th anniversary celebrations with the city of Dortmund. With the anniversary celebrations just two weeks away, LD50 will celebrate the occasion with a festival of literature and music involving artists from both Leeds and Dortmund.… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

Calling all young people – work experience opportunity in Lille

Do you want the chance to improve your French? Are you excited about the possibility of working abroad? Our partner city Lille is giving someone from Leeds the exciting opportunity to work in the city’s International Relations team for an 8 month work placement. During the work placement, which begins in November 2019, you’ll act… Read More Calling all young people – work experience opportunity in Lille

Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and the German city of Dortmund. And to celebrate we’ve got an exciting programme of events lined up over the coming months which includes singing, writing and a prize giveaway for football fans! Leeds’ partnership with Dortmund dates back to 1969, when, following the end of… Read More Celebrating 50 years of partnership with Dortmund

Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

This week pupils from Leeds based Allerton Primary Church of England School travelled to France to take part in an urban cultural exchange with other students from Leeds’ partner city of Lille. The trip gave 9 pupils aged between 9 and 11 a unique opportunity to engage with culture and languages, helping them to develop… Read More Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Last week a high-level delegation from Leeds City Region visited Leeds’ partner city of Lille for a study visit on high speed rail and urban regeneration.  The visit was hosted by Lille Metropolis, which delivers the economic development function across Lille City Region. The Lille Metropolis and Leeds City Region areas have much in common in terms… Read More Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Dortmund and Leeds International Police Association branches mark 50 years of partnership

Today, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed a visiting group of retired police officers from Leeds’ partner city of Dortmund. The visit formed part of celebrations taking place throughout 2019 to mark 50 years of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund. Over 40 retired police officers from the Dortmund branch of the International… Read More Dortmund and Leeds International Police Association branches mark 50 years of partnership