People are making culture happen in every corner of the city. This is your chance to see behind the scenes and meet some of the people doing everything they can to #makeleeds2023

Our bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023

The East Leeds Project

What's life like in the east of the city? This month we caught up with Kerry Harker, Founder and Director of the East Leeds Project about opening up a creative conversation to look at the future of East Leeds.

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‘Bus Pass’ a brand new theatre production created by older people

This month we hear from to Alan Lyddiard, Director of The Performance Ensemble and the founder of ‘Bus Pass’- a large-scale performance project involving thousands of people in Leeds over the age of 60.

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Amy Letman reveals exciting plans for Transform 19

On Thursday 10 May at Duke Studios, Transform hosted a teaser event for their next festival a year from now, Transform 19. We spoke to Creative Director, Amy Letman about what to expect next spring.

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Christmas comes early as celebrated author Michael Rosen visits East Leeds schools

Leeds East Primary Partnership Schools had an early Christmas present when they got a surprise visit from celebrated children's author Micheal Rosen

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Dortmund writers exchange stories with Leeds

Following the outcome of the UK referendum writer Peter Spafford had a strong desire to reach out to writers in other countries, to investigate the possibility of working with a writer from a different country with a different language.

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Music:Leeds – Making music in Leeds better

Music:Leeds is a project about “making music in Leeds better” we caught up with Sam Nicholls aka Whiskas who has masterminded the project to find out more.

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Opera North Youth Chorus meets Aarhus 2017

A group of 30 talented singers from Opera North's Youth Chorus headed to Denmark to open the first GrowOP! Opera Festival for children and teenagers as part of Aarhus 2017's European Capital of Culture programme.

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Real life mermaids have a fabulous a tail to tell for city’s culture bid

Meet the fin-tastic Leeds mermaids making a splash as their home city bids to become the cultural capital of Europe.

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My EUROCITIES journey: collaboration and community

Pria Bhabra is Leeds City Council’s Commissioning Officer for Migrant Access which following a secondment with partner cities in the EUROCITIES network went on to win a European award for her work with the Leeds Migrant Access Partnership project.

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Leeds joins European cultural innovation network

We are proud to announce that Leeds has been accepted to the Network for Innovations in Culture & Creativity in Europe (NICE) which is part of the European Centre for Creative Economy.

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