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Press Statement: EU Referendum Result

  • 5th July 2017
  • Posted by Leeds 2023

Following today’s announcement regarding the result of the EU Referendum Leeds 2023 have issued the following statement:

Sharon Watson, Chair of the Leeds 2023 Independent Steering Group said: “Previously the title has been hosted by cities in Norway and Iceland, both of whom are not in the European Union. We are working with the organisers of the European Capital of Culture Competition to determine if there is to be any impact of this decision on those cities in the UK wishing to bid for the title. Regardless of political alliance, Leeds continues to be a European city, hosting and exporting work across the continent and working with partners across Europe in cities such as Dortmund, Lille and Brno. These strong relationships will continue across the artistic community in Leeds.”

Image: Henry Moore Institute for Visit Leeds
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