Last week elected Leaders and Mayors from cities, towns and regions across came together at the inaugural UK – France Mayor’s summit in London. This is a new forum created by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, designed to strengthen existing partnerships between towns and cities in France and the UK, and… Read More UK – France Mayors’ summit
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?
Today’s guest bloggers responded to a call-out we made in the summer for young ambassadors from Leeds to work in the International Relations team in our French twin city of Lille. Rhiannon Copeland and Megan Dunworth tell us about their first few months in their exciting role. We left Leeds at the end of October 2018 as… Read More From Leeds to Lille – working across borders
February 5th marks the Chinese Lunar New Year 2019 and this year we are saying goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcoming the Year of the Pig. The pig is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm and being hardworking. Food, fireworks and performances across Asia are marking the annual lunar new… Read More Happy Spring Festival – 春节快乐
The Morley-Siegen link celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2017 and the organisers are looking to recruit new volunteers to get involved in next visit to Morley by a group of older people from Siegen. “Come and welcome our friends from Siegen!” A group of older people is coming over from Siegen at the beginning of… Read More Looking for volunteers to get involved in the Morley-Siegen link
Today members of Leeds’ civic, business, education and cultural sectors welcomed the Chinese Consul General to Leeds and introduced him to the many opportunities which Leeds has to offer to partners in China. He was welcomed to the Civic Hall by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Latty and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Judith… Read More Leeds business community welcomes Chinese Consul General