Emma Bentley, captain of Leeds Ladies FC, says that if Leeds bids to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 then we should stay true to ourself, and include the city's sporting culture.
Artist Mikkel Ullah tells us what a bid from Leeds to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 could mean for her, and for the raw talent she supports through the Dynamite Project.
Nicola Greenan is chair of Leeds Music Trust, an organisation that supports the use of music as a power for good. Here she tells us what she thinks about a possible Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture.
Ellie and Matthew Andrews run Gallery Munro House, an independent gallery in the centre of Leeds. Here they let us know their thoughts about a Leeds bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.
Poet and businessman Ma Maposa with his contribution to the conversation about Leeds' possible bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.
This year, Leeds is discussing whether to bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023. This is your space to take part in the conversation.
The #Leeds2023 hashtag started on Twitter on December 2nd, 2013. Here's a rundown of what has been said since then.
Two cities are sharing the status of being European Capital of Culture in 2014: Riga in Latvia and Umeå in Sweden.
Steeped in prestige and awarded annually since 1985, the status of European Capital of Culture is granted by the European Union for the period of one year.
In recent years significant strides have been taken to counter the perception that Leeds has lacked a specific cultural identity.
“No one tells us what to do.” From The City Talking issue fourteen, the story of Outlaws Yacht Club so far - as told by its three good captains.
On the edge of Leeds city centre, Leeds Bread Co-op are a vital link in the chain of Leeds' food.
"For Leeds not to have a roastery was just a real shame," says Krag of the city's first coffee roastery, North Star.
"Not everything has to be fondant and icing and butter cream and sugar," says Sarah Mather of Noisette Bakehouse. "You can use flowers, herbs, foliage, and give it a more natural feel."
Located on East Parade, the gorgeous twinkly lights, beautiful terrace and the BBQ smell instantly attract your attention, and as you step inside the interior of Blackhouse’s Grill on the Square, you find a space that is also very relaxing.
“The amount of chickpeas I just took into the building this morning was unbelievable,” says Mario, founder of Global Tribe Crystals and co-founder of upstairs food venue, the Global Tribe Café.
Our interview with photographer Joseph Dawson from Issue 12 of The City Talking
Rare launched just a few months ago, but became quickly known for its bold in-restaurant taxidermy and amazing Sunday dinners, and has made the City Talking list for places to lunch.
This week in Leeds expect art exhibitions, ska festivals, Hyde Park Unity Day and after party, free cycling, Pride festival celebrations, Roller Derby opportunities, gigs, shows, films and much more, all here in Leeds!
Thinking of challenging yourself and doing one of the popular obstacle runs? Check out our experience and a rundown of local events here.
Shears Yard comes from the people behind Arts Café, and is located on The Calls in a building that dates from the 1800s and used to be a rope and canvas manufacturers.
This week's See & Do featuring Batman Day, Sneaky Experience, Kirkstall Deli Market, Morris Dancing and much more!
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