Take part

— From volunteering to learning, find out how you can get involved with Bradford 2025.

The people of Bradford celebrate the announcement that the city was awarded UK City of Culture 2025. A crowd of happy faces are gathered in Bradford City Centre holding placards that read: Our Time, Our Place.
© Karol Wyszynski 

Join in with Bradford 2025

Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture will be for a year for everyone – and everyone’s invited to join our brilliant team.

Read on to discover how you can get involved with Bradford 2025. You can join our community of 3,500+ fabulous volunteers. If you’re a teacher or educator, you can read more about our major learning programme. And whether you’re an individual or part of a community organisation, you’ll soon be able to get creative with us on a packed calendar of activities and events – all of them free.

And this is just the start! Check back regularly – we’ll be keeping this page updated when more opportunities become available. And if you have a question about how you can get involved, get in touch at bradford2025.co.uk/contact.

Volunteer with us

We all know that Bradford’s greatest asset is its people. Now it’s time to show the world.

We’re looking for more than 3,500 volunteers to help Bradford 2025 be the best ever UK City of Culture.

Sign up today to join us as a Bradford 2025 volunteer. We can’t wait to meet you.

A group of school children take part in an art activity, sitting at a table, with an adult.
© Tim Smith 

Learn with us

We’re developing a major learning programme for Bradford 2025 – with activities for all.

The Bradford 2025 learning programme will offer something for everyone in education across Bradford District – children, young people, teachers and educators.

If you work in a school or education setting and would like to hear more, get in touch at [email protected].

Find out more below – and download free learning resources for educators, all about Bradford 2025 and our brand.

Get creative with us

We’re inviting you to make, play, build, learn, perform, sing, write, create and share right across Bradford District in 2025.

Across generations and neighbourhoods, communities will come together during Bradford 2025 to try new things, show off their skills and share their culture.

Whether you’re an individual looking to get creative, or an organisation or community group looking to take part, we’ll have more information soon on our programmes and activities for 2025.

Ahead of that, though, you can speak to our team and find out more about our engagement programme – get in touch at [email protected].

Play your part in Les Girafes

Les Girafes are coming to Bradford this summer – and they need your help on their spectacular city walkabout…

Seven towering red giraffes will be on safari in Bradford on Saturday 24 August 2024. They’re travelling to the city courtesy of French street theatre group Compagnie OFF as part of our 2024 programme – you can read more here.

We’re looking for participants to bring this unforgettable street parade to life – helping to move staging along the route, guiding our long-necked friends through the streets, and much more. Interested?