Wolverhampton to Bid for UK City of Culture 2025!

Last night I was lucky enough to be lending support to The Canal and River Trust, (as I am a Director of their West Midlands Advisory Board) at an event in Coventry.

Coventry is the UKs City of Culture 2021.
Tonight we have heard from the Lord Mayor of Coventry and the Leader of the Council about the partnership between CRT and the City in what is a huge year for this City and the West Midlands.
All of this here in Coventry has helped me get an idea of the benefits of the recent Wolverhampton decision to join the City of Culture race for 2025.
City of Wolverhampton Council leader Cllr Ian Brookfield has confirmed that the city is to bid for the title of UK City of Culture 2025.
Cllr Brookfield said Wolverhampton is “a fantastic, culturally rich, diverse and dynamic city that’s going places. We have worked hard to create momentum on this.”

Wolverhampton joins Bradford, Durham, Southampton, Wakefield and other cities and areas in submitting bids. So watch out for further information. Exciting times ahead!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more