Following Hull’s recent success, a meeting will be held next month that will begin the conversation on whether Leeds should put itself forward to become the 2023 European Capital of Culture.
As part of the event at Leeds Town Hall on 7 January from 2pm-5pm, those in attendance will have the opportunity to join the discussion, and give their thoughts on the city potentially putting together a bid for 2023.
This initial meeting forms part of a wider conversation held in the upcoming months on the idea, with a proposal to bring the results back to an event later in the year where a decision to progress or not a bid will be made. Previous winners in the UK include Glasgow (1990) and Liverpool (2008).
The European Capital of Culture award is separate to the UK City of Culture prize currently held by Derry-Londonderry, and recently awarded to Hull for 2017. This award is administered by the Government’s department of Culture, Media and Sport.
To reserve a place at the meeting and join the debate, follow this link. To join the debate online please use the twitter hashtag – #Leeds2023