A UK City of Culture bid won’t succeed unless it’s authentic, writes Richard Dunbar in Arts Professional.
“Nine long months with limited access to culture – whether it be theatre, live music or trips to the cinema – has taken a huge toll on us all and proven just how important cultural activity is not only to the economy, but to us as human beings.
“With 29% of our population under 20 and nearly a quarter under 16, Bradford is the youngest city in Europe, so it’s no wonder culture plays a vital social and economic role. Not only does culture connect us with others in our neighbourhood, but the diversity of the district opens our eyes and minds to others’ experiences and perspectives.”
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