Climate campaigner visits Leeds in a Steel Wire Ball

Last week, climate change campaigner, Arnd Drossel, visited  Leeds on his journey to the UN Climate Conference COP26. Arnd is travelling 930 miles with a steel wire ball which he is walking in and transporting with a tricycle from Paderborn in Germany all the way to Glasgow via 6 different countries. Arnd is gathering promises… Read More Climate campaigner visits Leeds in a Steel Wire Ball

Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Leeds, along with the UK’s other key cities, has expressed its commitment to European cooperation post Brexit. The commitment was made this week by the Chair of UK Core Cities and Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, at the EUROCITIES AGM, a network that promotes cooperation between Europe’s largest cities. In the statement,… Read More UK Core Cities Commit to European cooperation post Brexit

Leeds joins with French town to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

This week Leeds sent a wreath of poppies to the French town of Bus-lès-Artois to pay tribute to the members of the Leeds Pals who tragically lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. Bus-lès-Artois holds a special link with Leeds as it was here where the Leeds Pals and Leeds Rifles regiments were… Read More Leeds joins with French town to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Leeds has joined other cities from across the world to mark and celebrate World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. To recognise and raise awareness of the importance of refugees, Leeds has united with the Intercultural Cities Network to support the campaign ‘Everyone Counts’ #CitiesWithRefugees. … Read More Leeds celebrates World Refugee Day

Mayor of Dortmund visits Leeds to celebrate 50 years of partnership

Throughout the month of October, we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and our German partner city of Dortmund. And to cap off our celebrations, last week, we hosted a visiting delegation from Dortmund which included the Mayor, Manfred Sauer. During the visit the delegation met with some of the organisations that… Read More Mayor of Dortmund visits Leeds to celebrate 50 years of partnership

Leeds Dortmund 50 writing & music festival announces full schedule

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