Capital of Culture 2023

Capital of Culture 2023
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Chris Burn: Culture debacle does not bode well for Brexit

Widespread dismay and anger greeted the news that British cities including Leeds are to be prevented from becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023 by the European Commission, particularly given the vast amounts of time, energy and public money already spent on the prospective bids.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Leeds 2023 bid book unveiled as deadline looms

The construction of a giant lighthouse, a festival curated and run entirely by children under 15 and measures to transform parts of the city centre’s most iconic square are among just a handful of projects revealed by the team behind the bid to make Leeds European Capital of Culture in 2023.

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