University’s role in Leeds culture capital bid

ART ATTACK: Coun Jane Dowson pictured with textiles student Heather Ledbetter-Lyon, 19. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
ART ATTACK: Coun Jane Dowson pictured with textiles student Heather Ledbetter-Lyon, 19. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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Leeds Arts University has a major role to play in helping to secure European Capital of Culture status in 2023, says the city’s Lord Mayor.

Coun Jane Dowson praised the range of facilities and courses available at the institution during a tour of the Blenheim Walk campus.

The Lord Mayor met the university’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Wonnacott, along with students working in their studios. She said: “The facilities here are wonderful.

“There are so many areas to study, such as fine art, fashion, illustration, animation, printed textiles and music.

“It’s so important to have facilities like these in our city because art has such a huge part to play in the bid.”