This week the Lord Mayor of Leeds welcomed a group of older people from Leeds’ partner city of Siegen to a civic reception in the Civic Hall. The group of nine visitors from Siegen were accompanied by their hosts who are mainly from the Morley area. The towns of Morley and Siegen were twinned in… Read More Morley – Siegen older people’s link still going strong
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
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
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
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001.
Since then there has been a series of exchange visits between Siegen and Morley/Leeds involving up to 25 people at a time.
… Read More Senior citizens visit Siegen
On 1st July 2016 we commemorated the centenary anniversary of the Battle of the Somme together with our French and German partner cities Lille and Siegen.… Read More Lest We Forget – Commemorating the Battle of the Somme