New Leeds Big Screen partnership launched
The new partnership sees Leeds Beckett working alongside the Council to create dynamic content for the screen, situated in the heart of Leeds city centre, with community organisations and local residents able to submit content in the form of video, photos, information slides, animations and more.
The Leeds Big Screen will also be used to support Leeds City Council’s Vision for Leeds by showcasing content linked to the key priorities of health and wellbeing, children and young people, communities and business as well as supporting Leeds’s ambition to become the best city to live in the UK.
The Leeds 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 its extensive partnerships across business and the community to deliver additional innovative content, whilst also engaging students from its world-renowned Northern Film School to source and edit content.
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. One of our key strengths as a University is creating great employability opportunities for our students and generating content to be shown on the Leeds Big Screen will be fantastic experience for them.”
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Council and Executive Member for Economy and Culture, added: “The Leeds Big Screen in Millennium Square 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 breadth of leisure, culture and economic opportunities that Leeds has to offer. This exciting partnership will bring many benefits and help to engage both residents of and visitors to our city.”
Live content, particularly relating to significant local, regional, national and international events, usually of a sporting and cultural nature, will continue to be broadcast on the Leeds Big Screen.
Visit hwww.leedsbigscreen.com for more information about the Leeds Big Screen and details of how to submit content. Or on Twitter use the hashtag #leedsbigscreen and you could see your Tweets broadcast on the Leeds Big Screen.