We’re delighted to share that Southampton is bidding to be the UK City of Culture in 2025.
The UK City of Culture is awarded to one city, every four years, for one year. It can have a huge positive social and economic impacts. Previous winners have reported increased tourism, investment and employment for their cities.
From the walls, to the water and the welcome visitors receive, Southampton has what it takes. We are a city of culture, and a city that just gets on with it. Over the years we have rolled up our sleeves and got stuff done, but now is our time to shout about our great city and all that happens here. The winning city will be announced in December 2021.