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

Southampton is Longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025!

Thank you for all of your ongoing hard work, and we look forward to the next phase of this exciting journey as a team!...

Read More

8 Oct 2021

James Ward-Prowse, Saints Captain, Becomes Our Latest Ambassador

Saints first-team captain James Ward-Prowse has announced his support for Southampton’s campaign to become the 2025 UK City of Culture by becoming an ...

Read More

4 Oct 2021

Southampton’s children and young people are key in securing UK City of Culture 2025

it is our focus on ensure that the city’s children and young people have the skills and opportunities to thrive which we believe will help us win. ...

Read More

24 Sep 2021

Kristianne Drake Announced as Second Local Ambassador

The second local ambassador to join the bid is Kristianne Drake, who has contributed to a large amount of creative institutions and events throughout ...

Read More

9 Sep 2021

Meet Our First Local Ambassador Jayanti Shah MBE

Southampton 2025 Trust is pleased to announce their first local ambassadors to back Southampton’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.  Local ambassador...

Read More

7 Sep 2021

Why Southampton should be UK City of Culture (part 2)

we can do it - here are are the second 6 of 12 reasons that Southampton should be City of Culture 2025 by Chris from Shop Local Southampton. ...

Read More

23 Aug 2021