Leeds 2023

For one whole year (all 365 days, 12 months, and 500,000 minutes of it), this city is Letting Culture Loose. We’re gonna create, make, perform, run, bake, eat, share, sing, speak, play and more besides. Because culture is everywhere in this city.

So now is the time to shout about creativity, in all its forms, in all our communities, and be part of it, and use it to bring us all together again, on every street, in every part of the city. Because when this city speaks, we have a proper story to tell.

Community is at the heart of our work at Leeds 2023, a year of culture in its broadest sense. LEEDS 2023 will be for everyone: we have made a commitment to work in all 33 wards so we can engage with as many people as possible who live in this great city.

We’ve recently launched My World My City My Neighbourhood a project that celebrates the creativity and culture that exists within the many neighbourhoods that make up this city. The project will allow 23 artists working across 23 communities to co-create their ideas together responding to ‘Letting Culture Loose.’

“To be invited to do something like this is just brilliant… I think they’ll be amazed themselves because they didn’t think they were capable of doing such good work.”

We are part of Arts Together because at LEEDS 2023 we know the importance creativity has on our communities and we want to be able to support access to culture now and, in the future, leading up to 2023.

Contact details

LEEDS 2023
Marshall’s Mill, Marshall Street, Leeds, LS11 9YJ
Telephone: 0113 511 2023
Email: [email protected]

People you may meet

  • Taneesha Ahmed

    As the Producer for Community, Collaborations and Partnerships, my role is to develop community engagement and participation. It involves lots of organising projects with communities, from setting up meetings, selecting artists to installing art works, and telling as many people about it. Fun Fact: my first ever music concert was B*witched!

  • Oli Reeves

    Oliver joined LEEDS 2023 as our Office Assistant, bringing with him a great deal of experience in event management and administration.

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