How You Can Show Support for Southampton 2025!


20 May, 2022

The 2025 UK City of Culture is soon to be revealed, with the DCMS shining a spotlight on each of the four shortlisted locations on designated days.

Southampton will be celebrated on Tuesday 24 May, and you are all invited to get involved in showing your support to Make It SO! We’d like to create some noise across all our social media channels, which you can follow here.

Here are just some of the ways you can join in via our social media channels!

  1. HAND SIGN: Make the S and/or an O with your hands and share it on your socials #MakeitSO #CityofCulture2025 #DCMS 




2. OVER 150 LANGUAGES:  In Southampton, there are over 150 languages including British Sign Language – we would love to share Make it SO in as many of the city’s languages as possible!

3. Reshare DCMS’ POSTS: Keep an eye out on Tuesday 24 May over on the DCMS channels for their posts about Southampton.

DCMS Twitter

DCMS Instagram

DCMS Facebook


4. MAKE IT SO YOU: Create and share what you want to celebrate about Southampton’s communities and cultures!

Other ideas…

  • Share YOUR Southampton story. What are you proud of in the city?
  • Posting images and videos about Southampton, including your favourite places to visit and enjoy.
  • Sharing your stories and facts about what makes Southampton unique.

Make sure you tag us @Southampton2025 and include the #MakeItSO and #CityofCulture2025 hashtags to join the conversation