Today’s guest blog is from Sally Hall from Leeds City Council’s Learning Improvement Team which is involved in a European funded project called GRIET. The project brings together schools and educational specialists from three cities – Bacau in Romania, Lille in France and Leeds. Funded by ERASMUS+, the focus of the project is on pedagogy and practice for speakers… Read More Learning about language in Romania and France
Today’s guest blog is by Martin Grund from Leeds Young Film Festival who has just returned from Lille’s International Solidarity Festival. Following on from the PACE project (Partnerships in Arts and Cultural Education) which gave me the opportunity to visit Lille in January 2018 to witness how the arts, and in particular film, was being used in… Read More Leeds Young Film Festival in Lille
This week our French partner city of Lille has held a “week of international solidarity” to mark 60 years of international cooperation with cities around the world, including the 50 year old partnership with Leeds. As part of the programme Lille held a round table on climate for the Mayors and Leaders of twelve of… Read More Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week
Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities. Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille
October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille. We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations. As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille
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
Our partner city Lille in France is currently recruiting two volunteers from its partner cities for an 8-month paid work experience in the International Relations Service of the city. The placement is about encouraging international cooperation and solidarity and will start in October or November 2018. … Read More Lille call-out for young ambassadors!
We are on the look out for animators / video game developers / sound designers & motion designers to be part of an international team producing a video-mapping to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds-Lille partnership.… Read More Calling all Leeds artists looking for an international opportunity!
Over the years, thousands of people have been involved in the Leeds-Lille partnership. If you are one of them, then we want to hear from you!… Read More Have you ever been involved in the Leeds-Lille twinning?
Leeds played host last week to a seminar organised by LiKE, a European cultural network bringing together arts and culture professionals from local authorities across Europe, based in Leeds’ twin city Lille. The seminar focused on how the arts are funded, helping delegates to think much more extensively and widely about how to raise income commercially, as well… Read More Leeds LiKEs Culture