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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 support Leeds 2023

Our bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023

Gearing up for 2023, an update from our Chair, Ruth Pitt

"The nights may still be long but there’s a spring in our step" - Our Chair, Ruth Pitt looks at what's in store for 2019.

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Fond farewell as Leeds 2023 begins exciting new chapter

Sharon Watson, outgoing Chair of Leeds 2023 looks back at what has been three incredible years

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We are looking for trustees to join our board!

Could you help Leeds 2023 deliver a year of culture, transforming how Leeds is perceived across the world and engaging every community in the city? We are now seeking trustees to join our board!

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Leeds 2023 seeks visionary Creative Director

Leeds 2023 is seeking an experienced, visionary and dynamic Creative Director who will drive our ambition forward, creating a creative programme to transform how Leeds is perceived across the region, nation and the world.

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“Playfully Disruptive” It’s Compass Festival 2018!

As the fourth Compass Festival prepares to open, we spoke to Co-Director Annie Lloyd about what you can expect around Leeds this November.

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Getting ready for 2023

Leeds 2023 will draw international visitors to the city, many of them for the first time and it is important that the city is ready for them. Leeds 2023 along with Leeds Business Improvement District and Visit Leeds worked together to understand visitors and non-visitors' current perceptions of our city.

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Leeds Culture Trust seeks new Chair to deliver on ambitious plans

Leeds Culture Trust has been set up to create a five-year, £35 million cultural investment programme to culminate in our year of celebration in 2023. We are now seeking an exceptional, visionary and dynamic Chair, who will help us drive this ambition forward.

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Dear Yorkshire, keep that spark alive

Sharon Watson, Chair of the Leeds 2023 Independent Steering Group writes about the importance and value of culture and her passion and pleasure to play a part in Leeds’s 2023 European Capital of Culture bid.

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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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