Bradford is entering a bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025, along with other areas competing for the title.

The title UK City of Culture is awarded every four years by the Government, with the winner hosting a year-long programme of cultural activities and celebrations.

Our bid is backed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council with the University of Bradford as a strategic partner, as well as businesses from across the district.

Our UK City of Culture bid is chaired by presenter and artist, Shanaz Gulzar. The bid forms part of Culture is Our Plan – Bradford Council’s cultural strategy until 2031.


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