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Bradford 2025

Winning #CityofCulture2025 is a real game changer for Bradford - it will breathe new life into the city and inject a huge boost of confidence into our strong and diverse cultural sector. 

Supporting and contributing to the cultural sector in Bradford is already a key priority for the University. On campus, Theatre in the Mill hosts a diverse schedule of events and activities throughout the year and is also the lead partner on the Bradford Producing Hub. Across the University, we have a wealth of experience and expertise which we are keen to utilise in our role as a key partner #CityofCulture2025.

The University's vision is a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity for all. The partnership between the University and Bradford 2025 is a fantastic example of how we can achieve this vision, engaging our communities and creating opportunities for the people that live here.

Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture logo
Headshot of Shirley Congdon.

We are thrilled that Bradford has been named City of Culture 2025. Our compelling bid generated an enormous amount of energy and support, and thoroughly deserved to be recognised by the judges. The City of Culture designation will benefit people across the district, including our community of students and staff, giving them access to a rich and diverse programme of culture and thought-provoking ideas. We are excited to continue our work supporting the Bradford 2025 team in the events that lead up to a truly vibrant year in 2025.

Shirley Congdon, University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor

Get in touch

To find out more go to the Bradford 2025 website, or get in touch with our Events team if you have a question.