Bradford wins City of Culture 2025

Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, said: “We are thrilled that Bradford has been named City of Culture 2025. Our compelling bid generated an enormous amount of energy and support, and thoroughly deserved to be recognised by the judges. Our congratulations to County Durham, Southampton, and Wrexham County Borough, they presented excellent bids and should be proud to have been shortlisted.

“Our University has a long-held reputation for conducting research with real-world impact and for driving social mobility. The City of Culture designation will benefit people across the district, including our community of students and staff, giving them access to a rich and diverse programme of culture and thought-provoking ideas.

“We are excited to continue our work supporting the Bradford 2025 team in programming and delivering the events that lead up to a truly vibrant year in 2025 and convening the evaluation work that will capture the long-term impact of Bradford 2025 on our people and place.”

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