Leeds bid for European Capital of Culture

The University will hold a public talk on Leeds’ bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023.

The talk, hosted by the University's Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange, will welcome guests from previous Capitals of Culture including Lille (2004) and Liverpool (2008) exploring how they came to receive the title through collaboration with their arts, higher education and research communities.

Catherine Cullen from Lille and Clare McColgan from Liverpool will share their experiences, and the talk will also hear from Louise Ejgod Hansen from Aarhus as they prepare to take the title in 2017.

Franco Bianchini from Leeds Beckett University will also join in with the discussion, and share his thoughts on Leeds’ bid.

The event runs in partnership with Leeds City Council as a series of public conversations testing support levels for the European Capital of Culture bid.

The two hour talk is free, and will begin at 5pm.

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