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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

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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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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