Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Last week, Leeds City Council’s Flood Risk Manager, Jonathan Moxon, showcased some of Leeds’ recent flood management work to an audience of over 40 major European cities at the annual European Urban Resilience Forum. Presenting alongside the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council shared details about how the city is using nature-based solutions to improve urban… Read More Leeds showcases flood management work at major European event

Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds

The Yorkshire Sculpture International festival kicked off in spectacular style this week as two giant Damien Hirst sculptures were unveiled in Leeds City Centre. There’s lots of other exciting artists to see, with 15 international artists from 12 different countries featuring in the festival. Artists include Rashid Johnson from Chicago and Tamar Harpaz from Jerusalem… Read More Yorkshire Sculpture International kicks off in Leeds

Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

This week pupils from Leeds based Allerton Primary Church of England School travelled to France to take part in an urban cultural exchange with other students from Leeds’ partner city of Lille. The trip gave 9 pupils aged between 9 and 11 a unique opportunity to engage with culture and languages, helping them to develop… Read More Leeds and Lille pupils take part in hip-hop cultural exchange

Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Last week a high-level delegation from Leeds City Region visited Leeds’ partner city of Lille for a study visit on high speed rail and urban regeneration.  The visit was hosted by Lille Metropolis, which delivers the economic development function across Lille City Region. The Lille Metropolis and Leeds City Region areas have much in common in terms… Read More Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Dortmund and Leeds International Police Association branches mark 50 years of partnership

Today, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed a visiting group of retired police officers from Leeds’ partner city of Dortmund. The visit formed part of celebrations taking place throughout 2019 to mark 50 years of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund. Over 40 retired police officers from the Dortmund branch of the International… Read More Dortmund and Leeds International Police Association branches mark 50 years of partnership

Leeds Museums and Galleries showcases community work to international delegation

This week Leeds Museums and Galleries hosted a visiting delegation of museum directors from Germany, to share best practice and experiences on community-led projects run by the museums service. The delegation learnt about how Leeds Museums and Galleries regularly works with members of the community to co-curate exhibitions, events, displays and workshops. One particular area… Read More Leeds Museums and Galleries showcases community work to international delegation