Leeds City Council - Archive (2023)

2018
30
July
2018
| 09:59 Europe/London
The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of Leeds. Following approval from Leeds City Council’s Executive Board last month, Leeds Culture Tru...
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2017
30
November
2017
| 14:59 Europe/London
“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 want to ex...
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02
November
2017
| 10:12 Europe/London
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, perfo...
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23
August
2017
| 09:49 Europe/London
They’re the Leeds Olympic heroes who’ve made history on some of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Now Leeds’s triathlete brothers Jonny and Ali Brownlee are helping their home city to lead the pack in the race to become European Capital of...
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16
August
2017
| 09:58 Europe/London
As a two-time Grammy Award winner who’s sold out arenas worldwide, Corinne Bailey Rae has already helped Leeds go global. Now, fresh off a show-stopping home city performance on Millennium Square, the multi-platinum artist has pledged her support ...
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29
July
2017
| 10:30 Europe/London
She’s the pint-sized political powerhouse who scooped thousands of votes by pledging to spread some kindness through Leeds’s communities. Now Leeds Children’s Mayor Grace Branford has donned her chains of office to pledge support for the city’s bi...
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28
July
2017
| 10:30 Europe/London
It’s one of the biggest, brightest and most beautiful statements about Leeds’s super-sized cultural credentials. And now the talented duo behind the breath-taking new Athena Rising mural have pledged their support to the city’s landmark European C...
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27
July
2017
| 10:22 Europe/London
He’s the Leeds Rhinos legend with one of the biggest personalities in local sport. Now larger-than-life rugby league star Jamie Jones-Buchanan is pitching in by pledging to help see the city’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 over the...
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26
July
2017
| 10:00 Europe/London
Businesses across Leeds have been called on to invest in the city’s future by backing the ambitious bid for European Capital of Culture 2023. And one of the region’s largest employers is already among the growing list of sponsors banking on Leeds’...
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25
July
2017
| 10:19 Europe/London
He’s been one of the driving forces behind showcasing the very best of Yorkshire to tens of millions of tourists. Now Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity is adding his voice to the growing call for Leeds to be named European Capit...
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24
July
2017
| 10:22 Europe/London
Earlier this year, a spectacular international theatre project took over a string of the city’s most prominent arts venues. Now one of the imaginative team behind the mesmerizing Transform festival is helping to set the stage for Leeds to win the ...
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22
July
2017
| 12:00 Europe/London
A pioneering social enterprise, Aspire Community Benefit Society brings culture into the lives of some of more than a thousand people with learning disabilities each and every day. Leading the way in giving care and support to some of the city’s v...
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21
July
2017
| 11:18 Europe/London
Four years ago, the people of Bramley began writing a new chapter in the story of a much-loved building which has stood at the heart of their community for more than a century. Bramley Baths, which first opened as a pool and public bath-house in 1...
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20
July
2017
| 11:37 Europe/London
For 50 years it’s been one of the most flamboyant and spectacular dates in the city’s cultural calendar. Now the pioneers behind the phenomenally successful Leeds West Indian Carnival have pledged their support to the city’s bid to be European Cap...
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07
July
2017
| 16:45 Europe/London
The journey towards making Leeds a cultural focal point for the whole of Europe will discussed at a meeting of the city’s senior councillors. Leeds City Council’s executive board will meet on July 17 to consider three pivotal reports that will sha...
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06
July
2017
| 09:56 Europe/London
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF VISITLEEDS VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increa...
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05
May
2017
| 10:13 Europe/London
Three spectacular cultural showpieces in Leeds have officially joined the ranks of some of Europe’s most prestigious arts events. Light Night Leeds, the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) and Compass Festival have this week become part of th...
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21
March
2017
| 10:00 Europe/London
Big name stars from Leeds have joined the growing call to see their home city named European Capital of Culture 2023. Chart-topping Leeds rockers The Kaiser Chiefs and Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae have thrown their weight behind the bid ...
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09
March
2017
| 13:23 Europe/London
A trio of new high-profile sponsors have thrown their weight behind Leeds’s ambitious bid to land the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture 2023. Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water are among big businesses wh...
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07
March
2017
| 10:53 Europe/London
Leading local businesses will come together tomorrow to hear how they can unite behind Leeds’s once-in-a-generation bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023. Northern Ballet will host this Wednesday’s event (March 8), which will see more t...
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23
February
2017
| 10:09 Europe/London
The exciting campaign to get the whole of Leeds involved in the city’s ambitious bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023 is officially underway today. As momentum behind the landmark bid continues to build, communities, organisations and ...
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2016
16
December
2016
| 14:36 Europe/London
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced that UK cities, including Leeds, will be bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2023. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “Leeds has been ready to bid since 2...
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19
September
2016
| 12:11 Europe/London
A dazzling array of illuminated lanterns, cyclists, walkers and runners will take over the city centre next month when Leeds hosts its first ever light triathlon. Part of this year’s incredible Light Night 2016, the ambitious trio of installations...
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12
September
2016
| 12:16 Europe/London
A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The Phoenix in the Stone, will be one of the showpiece events at this year’s celebr...
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11
May
2016
| 10:41 Europe/London
The city’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023 is set to take an exciting leap forward with the creation of a new brand to showcase the very best of Leeds. Leeds City Council and the 2023 independent steering group are this week issuing an ...
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18
January
2016
| 10:10 Europe/London
A unique series of pictures captured by the people of Leeds will go on display in an exciting new photography exhibition. The eye-catching photos are the winners of last year’s Leeds City Museum competition, which called on amateur snappers from a...
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2015
07
December
2015
| 01:00 Europe/London
A network of passionate volunteers has come together for the first time as they prepare to lead the city’s bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023. The group of around 70 people met to get to know each other and discuss the next steps in ...
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09
September
2015
| 11:41 Europe/London
The steering group that will spearhead Leeds’s exciting bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023 has come together for the very first time today. The 14-strong panel, appointed following a city-wide call to action which saw hundreds of peo...
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13
July
2015
| 10:05 Europe/London
A rallying cry has gone out today for volunteers who could help shape Leeds’s bid to be named European Capital of Culture 2023. Leeds City Council is now inviting expressions of interest from people across the city who want to be part of the steer...
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