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
This year we’re celebrating 50 years of twinning with our German partner city of Dortmund. There are lots of exciting activities planned for October 2019 (more information to come soon) when we’ll be officially celebrating our golden anniversary. But one activity that’s already underway is a writing and arts project led by Leeds based writer,… Read More Leeds Dortmund 50 writing project
Last week the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Latty, and the Lady Mayoress, Councillor Pat Latty, visited Leeds’ partner city of Dortmund to take part in the annual cultural festival, ‘DORTBUNT! One City! Many Faces’. The festival aims to celebrate the wide cultural diversity in Dortmund with a range of music and cultural performances taking place… Read More Learning from our partners: Lord Mayor visits Dortmund and Siegen
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
This week BBC Radio Leeds interviewed the Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, to ask his views on how the 50 year city partnership with Leeds will be affected by Brexit. Listen to his interview on the Gayle Lofthouse show here starting at 1:47:30 and hear about our plans for a busy year of cooperation in… Read More Will Brexit cast a shadow on Dortmund’s partnership with Leeds?
This weekend the Mayor of our German partner cities of Dortmund and Siegen joined civic dignitaries and thousands of Leeds residents to mark 100 years since the Armistice, and to remember those who died in the 1st and 2nd world wars. Mayor Mues of Siegen and Mayor Sierau of Dortmund both laid wreaths at the… Read More German Mayors join Leeds Remembrance Sunday events
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