Bradford 2025

“What I'm most excited about is the energy and dynamism in Bradford in our creative communities. There's a lot of sharing of ideas and a can-do punk sensibility and drive.”
Shanaz Gulzar,
Chair of Bradford 2025

Being the next UK City of Culture will transform Bradford district into a creative powerhouse – building on our existing cultural assets and heritage; attracting significant investment, jobs, and new opportunities for everyone who lives and works here.

Culture promotes us to the world and connects us to our roots. A rich history, a truly international community, and a young, forward-looking population makes Bradford the most compelling candidate to be the UK City of Culture for 2025. This is our time to celebrate our diverse district and it’s extraordinary people.

This is our time, our place.

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