Thursday 16th March
8am - 10am
Quai 21, 21 Quai Saint-Pierre
2017 will be a defining year for Leeds in its bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023. With the city’s submission required by October this year, the team behind the bid will be outlining the timetable for delivery, what the bid could be worth to the city and the developer opportunities this will bring to market for potential investors.
At the heart of the event will be a panel discussion, chaired by Joanne Roney, Chief Exceutive of Wakefield Council, on the role of culture in delivering world-class cities across the North, featuring the leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, and the Chief Executive of Bradford Council, Kersten England. They will be alongside representatives of cities which have already benefited from cultural festivals and Capital of Culture status, and others with significant cultural projects being delivered over the next 18 months. These include:
- Liverpool, as it prepares to celebrate the 10th Anniversary and continuing legacy of being the European Capital of Culture in 2008
- Manchester, with its growing International Festival and the arrival of The Factory, a £110 million arts and cultural hub that will become home to the biennial festival
- Newcastle, which alongside Gateshead, was chosen as the home for the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North celebrating the best of arts, culture and design
- Hull, the current UK City of Culture
This event will begin with a breakfast and drinks reception from 8.00am, before the panel Q&A session commences at 8.30am.
This is a must attend session for investors and developers who wish to reap the benefits of the City Region’s cultural growth.
Spaces are strictly limited. Please reserve your place by registering for the event.