Leeds 2023 – European Capital of Culture?
Leeds is bidding to be the European Capital of Culture. Join us to find out more and be part of the creative excitement.
Leeds is bidding for the title of European Capital of Culture 2023. The competition can only be hosted by UK five times per century and was last hosted in 2008 when Liverpool won the title. Prior to this Glasgow is the only other UK city to have hosted the competition, in 1990.
A win for the city would bring enormous benefits, with Liverpool reporting a £750m economic impact and a 34% increase in tourism for their year as host. Amongst the developments already in the pipeline for Leeds 2023 are plans to create an additional 2,500 hotel beds, the redevelopment of City Square and the proposed new City Park at South Bank,
As official partners, Leeds Beckett University is proud to be working collaboratively to ensure Leeds becomes the next European Capital of Culture.
Ahead of the announcement of the official shortlist in December, this event will explore how the city’s bid for the title will create a lasting legacy for Leeds, embracing equality and tackling the disconnection of a two-tier city.
Anita Morris (Chair of Leeds 2023 Marketing & Communications Advisory Group), Cluny Macpherson (Chief Officer for Culture & Sport, Leeds City Council) and Tracey Lancaster (Deputy Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University) will discuss the importance of the competition for the Leeds city region's regeneration, enterprise, employment and international business and tourism profile as well as the city’s external image and reputation.
Don’t miss your opportunity to network and be part of the creative excitement for the next important stage of the bid.