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
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
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?