Busted: 23 European Capital of Culture myths and Leeds’s credentials to host it

On stage at the Leeds Grand Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme
On stage at the Leeds Grand Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Leeds has submitted its long-awaited bid to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Here, we bust 23 myths about the title and the city’s credentials to host it.

NEWSUBSTANCE created SPIRIT, a structure that will house 3,000 LED lights, use 10km of coloured string, it is 5 metres above the concourse and overall span is 24m x 14m. NEWSUBSTANCE are a UK studio specialising in dramatic, bespoke performance structures and have created pieces for Take That, Mumford & Sons and even the Beijing Olympics. .'17 November 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

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