Bradford titled UK City of Culture 2025

Bradford has been named UK City of Culture 2025, succeeding Coventry, which was named UK City of Culture 2021.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries approved the winner based on independent advice from a panel of experts led by TV writer-producer Sir Phil Redmond.

City will now receive £275,000 in seed funding to begin planning for a year of groundbreaking cultural activities in 2025.

This grant will help to fund an unforgettable year of cultural activities and events.

The four finalists were chosen from a record twenty initial bids, which included applications from Cornwall, Derby, Stirling, and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.