Our Occupier Yorkshire Building Society are backing the bid for Leeds to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023!
There’s culture in the air at Broad Gate today as the talented employees amongst YBS staff bring music and art to their Broad Gate Offices with a classical duo, brass band and artists creating works on their walls.
The #MakeLeeds2023 campaign – launched to mark the 100 day countdown to the city’s bid submission – is asking residents, businesses and communities in Leeds to back the bid by making an online pledge to actively spread the word.
The programme will aim to showcase and enhance existing Leeds festivals as well as giving scope for the creation of a brand new commission.
Tanya Jackson, head of corporate affairs at Yorkshire Building Society said: “As a major employer in Yorkshire we are proud to back the Leeds 2023 bid to secure this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Leeds to take its place on Europe’s stage.
“We will be champions for the region’s cultural diversity and provide inspiring opportunities for our colleagues and members to help share and shape the great story Leeds 2023 has to tell. As the only bid from the north, if successful it will bring social and economic benefits that will have a lasting and positive impact on the region.”
Find out how you can support the bid here:http://leeds2023.co.uk/