Lancashire Set To bid For UK City Of Culture 2025

Lancashire are bidding to bring the UK City of Culture trophy in 2025 to the county.

The county are calling on Prestonian artists and citizens to submit ideas that could become part of a high quality cultural programme for the Lancashire 2025 bid.

The Lancashire 2025 vision is of a virtual city of 1.5 million creatives that connects the diverse identities of Lancashire to reshape a better, creative, and more sustainable way of living across the UK.

Director of Lancashire2025, Debbi Lander, said: “This is the first time a county has envisioned itself as a virtual city and this is our first call out to artists, cultural organisations, cultural innovators, social pioneers, curators and producers from Lancashire, the UK and the rest of the world.

“Our aim is to put together a ground-breaking programme for the Lancashire 2025 Bid. We are looking for new ideas, high profile events, creative projects and cultural experiences for a location in Lancashire – ideas that will bring our vision to life.

“We are offering up the county as a site for experiment at large scale between real and imagined, inviting proposals around our topics of living, connection, nature and digital.

“We hope to set an international standard for the way we live; illustrating, interrogating and illuminating better, creative and more sustainable ways of living. Help us build the Virtual City of Lancashire.”