LEEDS – LILLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

I have received the information below:

“Leeds and Lille are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary of twinning and we are planning to hold an event at the Town Hall on Thurs 4 October as part of Light Night Leeds to celebrate the partnership.  We are putting together a mini exhibition of photos / letters / stories of the partnership and are asking people to contribute memories of any activity over the last 50 years.  We are also creating a film which will consist of interviews with people who have been involved in the link. 

The Leeds-Lille link is much more than a council to council link, but has involved schools, universities, penfriends, business links and partnerships between cultural and sporting organisations, charities and community groups.  

If you have a story to tell or photos to share please get in touch with international.relations@leeds.gov.uk  and please mention our appeal to anybody you know who might have been involved over the years.”