Southampton Is Ready to Deliver


10 May, 2022

Ahead of the visit of the UK City of Culture Expert Panel to Southampton this week, our Bid Director Claire Whitaker OBE has a message for the city and all who have supported us on this three-year journey throughout the bid.

“We want to create real change and real opportunity, including the excluded and enabling a future for our young people that they can’t even dream about now. It’s about all of us.


If we are chosen to be UK City of Culture, we stand ready to deliver. Southampton has the will, the support and the commitment to make it happen here. Make it SO. “


Watch the full video to hear from Claire, and help us back the bid in the lead up to the final decision, by using our hashtags #CityofCulture2025 and #MakeItSO! Can can find all our social channels here: @Southampton2025