Keep up to date with all the news from behind the scenes of our bid.

What Culture Means To Young Sotonians

The number of children in Southampton has grown by three times the national average in the past decade. And that is set to rise by a further 4.1% by...

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23 May 2022

How You Can Show Support for Southampton 2025!

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

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20 May 2022

Meet Our New Local Ambassador – Stacey Heale

Born in Southampton, the city has a special place in Stacey’s heart and she’s passionate about its many different cultures and communities....

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19 May 2022

Arts Minister Lord Parkinson visited Southampton today

Lord Parkinson was met at Central Station by youngsters from Mount Pleasant Junior School who sang The Song of Southampton...

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16 May 2022

Southampton welcomes City of Culture Expert Panel to the city

Led by Panel Chair Sir Phil Redmond, the judges began their day at the iconic 13th-century monument Gods House Tower art gallery before embarking on...

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14 May 2022

Southampton Is Ready to Deliver

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....

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10 May 2022