Connect

We’re connecting with people across Leeds, Yorkshire, Europe and the World to #MakeLeeds2023, find out who we’ve met so far or find us at an event near you

Our bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023

Meetups

We are out and about joining your events, meeting people across the city and the region, and spreading the word about the bid to become European Capital of Culture. Find us at the events below:

Leeds Bradford International Airport Departures

28th July 2017

9am-1pm

Leeds Bradford Airport

Back to Basics

28th July 2017

5pm-8pm

Millennium Square

A Night at the Opera

29th July 2017

5pm-8pm

Millennium Square

Back to the Future

30th July 2017

5pm-8pm

Millennium Square

Mini Breeze

31st July 2017

12pm-2pm

East Garforth

VAMOS!

2nd August 2017

5pm-8pm

Millennium Square

Jazz Leeds Festival

3rd August 2017

5pm-8pm

Millennium Square

Leeds Pride

6th August 2017

12pm-5pm

Millennium Square

Mini Breeze

7th August 2017

12pm-2pm

Burley

Yorkshire Building Society

9th August 2017

11.30am-1.30pm

Yorkshire Building Society, Yeadon Branch

Breeze on Tour

9th August 2017

12pm-2pm

Temple Newsam

Breeze on Tour

10th August 2017

12pm-2pm

Temple Newsam

Park Here & Play

12th August 2017

12pm-2pm

Victoria Gardens

Yorkshire Building Society

16th August 2017

11.30am-1.30pm

Yorkshire Building Society - Wetherby Branch

Yorkshire Building Society

23rd August 2017

11.30am-1.30pm

Yorkshire Buildign Society - Pudsey Branch

West Indian Carnival

28th August 2017

TBC

Chapeltown

Yorkshire Building Society

30th August 2017

11.30am-1.30pm

Yorkshire Building Society - Rothwell Branch

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival

2nd September 2017

12pm-2pm

Chapel Allerton

Leeds International Beer Festival

9th September 2017

12pm-2pm

Leeds Town Hall

Urban Studies Conference

11th September 2017

12pm-3pm

University of Leeds Sports Hall

Urban Studies Conference

12th September 2017

12pm-3pm

University of Leeds Sports Hall

Urban Studies Conference

13th September 2017

12pm-3pm

University of Leeds Sports Hall

European Day of Languages

26th September 2017

12pm-2pm

Leeds Central Library

Light Night

6th October 2017

From 5pm

Throughout the City Centre

Current Funding Opportunities: Explorer Fund

The Explore Fund will support artists and organisations from across the city who want to collaborate with their counterparts from across Europe and the world. Learn more about the fund and download applications and more information.

Explore this

Here are a few messages of support from our international partners

City of Espoo

Espoo, Finland

Good luck from Espoo we’re looking forward to working with you on the Erasmus+ project

Gymnázium Matyáše Lercha (Mathias Lerch Gymnasium)

Brno, Czech Republic

Our grammar school Mathias Lerch Gymnasium Brno has the most vivid and outstanding memories of the cooperation with some of your schools in the past therefore we are sending you and your schools the best of luck in the future!

Kurt Eichler Managing Director of the Cultural Department of the City of Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany

Leeds 2023 - a bid for a vibrant and enthusiastic city and community on the European roadmap! Well done! Congratulations!

Isabelle Jeuffroy, Rectorat d'académie de Lille

Lille, France

Leeds capitale européenne de la culture 2023: le Rectorat d‘académie de Lille croise les doigts pour son partenaire éducatif