Save the date, we want to celebrate with you on 27th October 2017

Our bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023

Bid Launch Event

From 5pm - 10pm

Friday 27th October 2017

Quarry Hill, near the West Yorkshire Playhouse

We’re proud of the way that city is coming together to make the Leeds 2023 bid happen.

On the 27th October, following almost four years of connecting, soul-searching, debating, and collaborating, we want to celebrate how far we’ve come and all the possibility that the bid could hold for our future.

Some of the city’s biggest cultural venues will be throwing open their doors and offering space to other organisations and groups to share and celebrate our collective and varied cultures – from gala organising committees, parks, heritage and in bloom groups to independent, DIY and experimental artists and producers we want to create the gala of all galas as we mark the day that Leeds submitted a bid to become European capital of Culture 2023.

So here’s your invitation – whether you want to share your culture with a stall or performance at the event, you’re looking for something to do with the kids on the last day of half term or you just want to be part of an historic moment for our city, everyone is welcome!