UK City of Culture 2025

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The initial list of entrants for the UK City of Culture was announced last week.

The V&A Dundee is one of the cultural attractions of Dundee in the Tay Region grouping © Hufton Crow

It is a long list, one that will be reduced to a short list during early 2022.

It is also an unusual list in that it is the first drawn up under the new rules which allow groups of towns and villages to joining together – or any other geographical area – to enter the award.

The winner will follow Coventry which is this year’s city of culture and the two previous winners, Derry-Londonderry and Hull.

The lists include cities such as Bradford, Newport, Southampton and Stirling as well as geographic groupings such as including Exeter with Torbay, Torbay being some twenty miles away from Exeter.

As it stands Torbay includes places like Torquay, Paignton and Brixham so in itself, it is a mix of places.

Similarly, the Tay Cities region includes Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross so that urban and rural areas are connected to cities as well as smaller villages.

The full list is

  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Bangor and Northwest Wales
  • Borderlands region, comprising Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Cumbria and Carlisle City
  • Bradford
  • Conwy County
  • Cornwall
  • Derby
  • County Durham
  • Lancashire
  • Medway
  • City of Newport
  • Powys
  • Southampton
  • Stirling
  • The Tay Cities region
  • Torbay and Exeter
  • Wakefield District
  • City of Wolverhampton
  • Wrexham County Borough
  • Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk
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