By Matthew Shaw
Organisers of the Leeds 2023 year of culture have created a roadshow which is visiting communities across the city – including four West Leeds venues.
This roadshow will go over who they are and what they intend to do moving into 2023. This also gives people a chance to meet others interested in the culture of their community. There will be various performances, such as a performance from David Hamilton, as well as free food and entry.
Leeds 2023 sees next year as a year of change. They intend to “Let culture loose”, making Leeds a culture capital. In 2015 they were established to make Leeds the European Capital of Culture, however with the UK leaving the EU they were disqualified.
They intend to bring a £30 million programme to Leeds including 12 signature events throughout 2023. £10 million of the funding is coming from Leeds City Council while the remaining £20 million is coming from local trusts and funds.
The roadshow is already underway with the visit to Bramley already in the past. Below is a list of the remaining dates and locations of the roadshow that will be happening in wards in West Leeds:
- Armley, Farnley and Wortley: May 30th – New Wortley Community Centre, 40 Tong Road LS12 1LZ, 5pm-7pm.
- Calverley and Farsley: June 14th – Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ, 6-8pm (BSL Interpreted).
- Kirkstall: July 21st – Kirkstall Forge, Great Exhibition Way, Kirkstall, Forge, Leeds LS5 3BF, 5-7pm.
- Pudsey: June 24th – Pudsey House, Market Place, Pudsey, LS28 7BE, 6-8pm.