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
In 2018, 100 years after the end of World War I, Dortmund has invited youth groups from all its partner cities to participate in an International Youth Summit and join the city festival DortBUNT, a colourful celebration of tolerance and diversity. … Read More Youth for Peace and Democracy
Last week saw another visit of Leeds City Council’s EU-funded Erasmus+ project PACE (Partnerships in Arts and Cultural Education) go to our German partner city Dortmund. … Read More Dortmund presents its cultural education offer
With the city-wide festival “DortBUNT!” celebrating tolerance and diversity, our partner city Dortmund in Germany has marked the 71th anniversary of the end of World War II and its achievements in intercultural dialogue since. … Read More DortBUNT! – Celebrating diversity