06/11/2015 12:00 AM

Leeds 2023 Visit Mons in Belgium - 18-25 year olds

Over the last couple of years Leeds has been engaged in asking the people of our city whether we should bid for European Capital of Culture in 2023.

The majority vote has been a big yes so as Leeds now starts to prepare to bid, we are looking to gather even more people’s views on where the city needs to grow, especially in relation to engagement and communities.

East Street Arts would like to offer four 18 – 25 years old the opportunity to visit Mons, in Belgium who are one of the places hosting European Capital of Culture in 2015.

Please find more information here: www.mons2015.eu/en

As part of Leeds’ bidding process a City Steering Group has been selected which is made up of people from all backgrounds and experience.

This trip will be about representing Leeds as a city and meeting the people involved in Mons. This will be an opportunity to see a year of culture, who is involved and what we think we could learn from it.

On return from the trip the group may be asked to present to the Steering Group about your thoughts on what we could learn, do differently and how it might work in our communities.

The trip is expected to be in the last week of November and will be for 3 nights, travel, accommodation and 2 meals a day will be provided. You will need a valid passport and some of your own personal money.

We are looking for people who live in Leeds and are passionate about the city and want to be involved in sharing their experience with others.

If you think this opportunity is for you, please complete the Leeds 2023 Mons Application which can be downloaded here http://eaststreetarts.org.uk/opportunities/leeds-2023-visit-mons-in-belgium/ and return via email by 12noon Friday 13th November to: nicola@esamail.org.uk