We’re a city of connections. A maritime city, a meeting point of rivers, a port for a thousand years. Not just a departure point, but a destination, too. Home to people from more than 50 countries. A young, diverse city of culture, lots of culture. A city of innovation and enterprise, home to two universities.
It’s time to shout about Southampton
I was captured by the spirit and the passion on display during the Southampton City of Culture Bid for 2025. By bringing together Culture, Destination Management, Tourism and Festivals and Events under one umbrella, we can harness the potential, creativity and ambition within Southampton, to achieve what we all know our city is capable of."
This city is bursting with culture, much of it self-made by the people of Southampton, and it will always be home in my heart... Now we have the opportunity to be part of the story of our future city and tell it to the world.”