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Bradford is UK City of Culture 2025!

We are so delighted that our friends and colleagues in Bradford have won the designation to be UK City of Culture 2025 after a hotly contested competition between fellow finalists County Durham, Southampton and Wrexham County Borough.

Huge congratulations to everyone. We know how much hard work goes into making such a bid and the leap of faith it takes to dream big and imagine the impossible.

The bid team led by Shanaz Gulzar and Richard Shaw, along with the leadership team at Bradford City Council, have brilliantly bought together so many people from across the city in one unifying movement that has truly shown what Bradford has to offer.  

As we in Leeds prepare for our Year of Culture in 2023 we look forward to continuing to work with our sister city Bradford. Together showcasing the incredible cultural and creative talent of our cities, our communities and our region.


For more about Bradford becoming UK City of Culture 2025 head over to their website.

Image Credit: Karol Wyszynski at Bradford City Park