YEP Says: Dust ourselves down Leeds and become a cultural success
PERHAPS now is the time to dust ourselves down and get on with making Leeds a cultural destination.
It is a shame that the city’s 2023 European Capital of Culture bid has failed. A meeting yesterday was told by chief executive Tom Riordan that it was a casualty of Brexit negotiations.
And the cost to the council was £150,000 with the bill rising to £650,000 with private sector and education costs included.
We are told that it is ‘unlikely’ we can salvage the bid. There will not be a change of heart.
But Mr Riordan said there were some exciting ideas from philanthropists and the private... read more
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