Bradford 2025

"This is a huge opportunity to celebrate our extraordinary district and for our young, ethnically diverse population to become leaders and change-makers and begin a new chapter in our story."
Shanaz Gulzar,
Creative Director, Bradford 2025

Bradford is UK City of Culture 2025.

Bradford has been revealed as the winner of the hotly contested UK City of Culture 2025 competition.

The year is set to deliver more than 1000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals as well as exciting national and international collaborations.

Its themes will be rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford and will reveal the magic of the district that is held in its people, its ambition, and above all, its potential.

So much hard work has gone on across the district and we’d like to thank all the people who have helped shape the process, from community organisations, the creative sector, businesses, and a whole host of groups who have put on a fantastic show of support.

This is Our Time, Our Place.

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