Leeds Big Screen set to benefit from University partnership
The two organisations have signed a partnership agreement that will see them working together to create dynamic content for the screen, situated in the heart of Leeds city centre.
The Big Screen already delivers a wide-range of content throughout the year, from local news and sport to major national cultural events. Under the new agreement Leeds Beckett will draw on their extensive partnerships across business and the community to deliver innovative content on the screen. Leeds Beckett will also draw on work from students in our world-recognised Northern Film School to source and edit content. It is anticipated that Leeds Beckett will take over the management of the Big Screen in the autumn.
Speaking about the partnership, Deborah Green, Director of Marketing at Leeds Beckett University, said: “We are delighted with this opportunity to work with the City Council to showcase the rich culture and creative talent we have in our city to visitors and residents alike.”
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and executive member for economy and culture, added: “Millennium Square’s Big Screen is one of the most prominent locations in the city centre and is the perfect platform for innovative and creative content that will really show the breath of leisure, culture and economic opportunities that Leeds has to offer.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what this exciting partnership will bring to the screen and how it will help to engage the millions of residents and visitors to our city.”Content broadcast by Leeds Beckett will showcase students’ work, highlight the University’s research and engagement events with scheduling reflecting events and activity taking place across the year. Live content, particularly relating to significant local, regional, national and international events, usually of a sporting and cultural nature, will also continue to be broadcast.