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15
February
2018
Young people who attend two LGBT+ youth groups are showcasing their creative talents at a special exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this weekend as part of LGBT+ History Month. Members of ‘Out to 18’ and ‘Transtastic’, which
15
February
2018
It would no doubt have been a surprise to the devout Cistercian monks who once called it home. But historic Kirkstall Abbey has today been recognised for giving one of Yorkshire’s warmest welcomes. The abbey has been awarded a
14
February
2018
A statement from the leader of Leeds City Council regarding the announcement that the England and Wales Cricket Board has awarded an Ashes Test and T20 status to Emerald Headingley. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council,
14
February
2018
A poignant new war memorial honouring those people from Garforth who lost their lives whilst serving their country in times of conflict has been unveiled at Garforth Cemetery this week. Members of the British Legion, local residents and
14
February
2018
Traditional Yorkshire flat caps created using a Leeds museum’s vintage looms could be in line for a top national arts award. The classic White Rose county headgear is part of the Armley Weave range, which uses cloth produced on the

Leeds 2023

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30
November
2017
“Scrutiny Board received details of the 2023 bid in July 2017 and expressed its support, recognising the cultural and economic value a successful bid could have to the city and the wider region and in light of this as chair of the board, I
30
November
2017
"On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. "We met to discuss the letter sent last week
23
November
2017
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council: “We are hugely frustrated by the European Commission’s apparent proposal to remove the opportunity for a UK city to host the European Capital of Culture title in 2023. That this
02
November
2017
Meet the fin-tastic Leeds mermaids making a splash as their home city bids to become the cultural capital of Europe. Professional performer Lucy Meredith and the spectacular Bramley Mermaids club took to the water at Bramley Baths this week,